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dc.contributor.author Maphosa, M
dc.contributor.author Eloff, M.M.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-13T08:38:56Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-13T08:38:56Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-17
dc.identifier.citation Maphosa M., Eloff MM, Managing Innovative Projects, in proceeding of PMSA’s 2012 Biennial National Conference: Next Generation Project, Programme and Portfolio Management, pp 78-88, ISBN: 978-1-920017-58-3 (CD-ROM), The Birchwood Hotel and Conference Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, 17 - 19 Sept 2012 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-920017-58-3
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/7764
dc.description.abstract Businesses and organisations are undertaking innovative projects to gain competitive advantage in the market. Research into innovative project management has been biased towards how innovative projects are managed to the detriment of the formulation of success criteria for innovative projects. There is a need to evaluate how innovative projects are managed. Project managers for innovative projects find it difficult to do so because success criteria for innovative projects have not been formulated. This paper is a theoretical study on managing different types of projects as different types of projects are managed in different ways. The paper also explores the characteristics of conventional projects as opposed to inno-vative projects and R&D projects. In addition, it critically analyses the differences between project man-agement in conventional projects and project management in innovative projects. By comparing the char-acteristics of conventional projects to those of innovative projects and R&D projects, and the way these different types of projects are managed, the paper attempts to formulate success criteria for innovative projects that can be used by project managers to determine the success or failure of innovative projects. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject conventional projects en
dc.subject innovative projects en
dc.subject success criteria en
dc.subject critical success factors en
dc.title Managing Innovative Projects en
dc.type Article en


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