Collaborative and cross-company project management within the automotive industry using the Balanced Scorecard

Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 2010, 3 (2), pp. 328 - 337
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Purpose -This paper aims to summarize the scope, methodology, and main findings of a doctoral thesis about cross-company project management in the automotive industry. The concept of the collaborative project scorecard (CPS) is described and the results of its application to a project are sununarized and discussed. Design/methodology/approach -The project adopted an action research approach which included a series of interviews, surveys, workshops, and a case study where the developed project management concept was tested and evaluated in a real project setting, Findings -The concept of the CPS supports the alignment of project goals with business strategies, improves transparency in networked project organizations with respect to roles, responsibilities, goal achievement, sta.keholder identification, and performance assessment. Project goals is not only based on and measured by hard facts but also on soft facts such as trust and employee satisfaction. The balanced choice of common strategic project goals improves the achievement of long-term strategies in a project partnership.
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