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Framgångsrecept för projektprocesser: En kvalitativ studie om kommunikation och ledarskap i en projektorganisation
University West, Department of Economics and IT, Division of Business Administration.
University West, Department of Economics and IT, Division of Business Administration.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Recipe for success regarding project processes : A qualitative study about communication and leadership in a project based organization (English)
Abstract [sv]

Komplexitet och tolkningsmöjlighet i kombination med standardiseringens effekt på flexibilitet och innovation står ofta i fokus i organisationer. Det är också med samma begrepp som projekt kan definieras. Syftet med uppsatsen var att belysa den problematik som finns vid arbete i projekt och hur det kan hanteras. För att nå ett resultat genomfördes kvalitativa intervjuer med medarbetare och ledare på ett företag verksamt inom fordonsindustrin och interna dokument gällande strategier för arbetsmoment har granskats. Vid analys av det empiriska materialet framträdde fyra viktiga teman som fick fortsatt fokus i studien. De teman vi fann var Projektprocesser, Kommunikation, Projektledning och Stress och kompetens. Projekt fungerar i praktiken inte lika entydigt som teorier framställer dem och diskussionerna har framförallt berört om formler och koncept är applicerbara. De mest intressanta slutsatserna vi kunde finna var att projektledaren har stor möjlighet att påverka projektet och vilka strategier som antas genom ledarstil, kunskap och prioriteringar. Vi fann också att kommunikation och vilka kanaler som används beror på ledaren och projektets utformning, vilket ledde oss till slutsatsen att ledaren påverkar och kommunikationen påverkas. Studien har också resulterat i att vi fann andra viktiga faktorer som har inverkan på projekt. Upplevd stress fungerar snarare som en motivator än problematik samt att projekt ofta präglas av hög kompetens hos medarbetare.

Abstract [en]

Complexity and the possibility for interpretation in combination with the standardizations impact on flexibility is often in focus within organizations. Working in projects can also be defined in the same concepts. The purpose with this thesis was to shed light on the problems that may occur when working in projects and how it can be managed. To reach a result we conducted qualitative interviews with project leaders and co-workers in a company operating in the automotive industry. We also examined the company's internal documents regarding strategies for the management of work processes. During analysis of the empirical data, four distinct recurring themes occurred as a basis to continue the study. The themes we found were; Project processes, communication, project leadership and stress and competence. In practice, projects are rarely as straight-forward as theories suggest, and it was discussed whether the formulas and concepts were all applicable or not. The most interesting conclusion was that the project manager has great opportunity to influence the project and what strategies are assumed, through leadership style, knowledge and priorities. We also found that the communication and the channels used depend on the leader and the design of the project, which led us to the conclusion that the leader influences and the communication is impacted. The study has also resulted in us finding other important factors affecting projects. Experienced stress acts as a motivator rather than problematic and that projects are often characterized by high competence among employees.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 45 p.
Keyword [en]
Project, communication, project management, project processes, stress and project group
Keyword [sv]
Projekt, kommunikation, projektledning, projektprocesser, stress och projektgrupp
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-11219Local ID: EXC504OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-11219DiVA: diva2:1123233
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Business administration
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Available from: 2017-07-19 Created: 2017-07-12 Last updated: 2017-07-19Bibliographically approved

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