Title: Role of technological uncertainty, technical complexity, intuition and reflexivity in project planning - a study on software development projects

Authors: Divya P. Velayudhan; Sam Thomas

Addresses: School of Management Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi-682022, Kerala, India ' School of Management Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi-682022, Kerala, India

Abstract: Intuition and reflexivity are psychological variables which have recently found a way into management theories. In the context of increased acceptance of project management, it is necessary to understand the influence of technological uncertainty and technical complexity on intuition and reflexivity and their influence on project planning. An empirical model is proposed linking these variables. The study is descriptive and explanatory in nature. The data was collected from project managers of software development projects in South India. The study used questionnaire survey method. Study results showed that intuition and reflexivity can improve planning when there are technological uncertainty and technical complexity.

Keywords: intuition; reflexivity; uncertainty; complexity; project management; project organisation; software development projects; project planning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPOM.2018.090377

International Journal of Project Organisation and Management, 2018 Vol.10 No.1, pp.82 - 92

Received: 09 Jun 2017
Accepted: 13 Sep 2017

Published online: 01 Mar 2018 *

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