Aaron J. Shenhar, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ 07030 USA, and R. Max Wideman.

A paper presented to the PICMET'97 conference "Innovation in Technology Management: The Key to Global Leadership", Portland, Oregon, USA, July 1997 (Updated for web 2002). Presented here as the third in a series linking project type through management style to project success.

Published here February 2002.

Abstract | Introduction | Purpose | Background
Product | Work | Matrix | Style | Conclusion


Some project management styles and techniques work well on some projects — not on others. Is there some fundamental differentiation that, if understood, could enable adoption of a successful management style for a given type of project?

A simple 2x2 matrix is proposed which the authors believe opens the gateway to such selection.


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