Executive Reception - Soft Issues in Project Management

We are happy to invite you to our Executive Reception Soft Issues in Project Management. Join us for an inspiring afternoon with two special guests: Professor Kristian Kreiner, Copenhagen Business School, and Professor Andrea Martone, SUPSI (University of Applied Science), Switzerland

2013.04.16 | Dorte Midtiby Sørensen

Date Thu 02 May
Time 15:00 18:00
Location Building 2610, Room S520-521, School of Business and Social Sciences, Fuglesangs Allé 4, 8210 Aarhus V

Project Management between efficiency and relevance
Professor Kristian Kreiner
In the real world, a general challenge is balancing between two considerations: the consideration for efficiency and the consideration for relevance. Why is this complex of problems especially challenging for project management? In my presentation, I will discuss whether the explanation is that management tools systematically favour the consideration for efficiency, at the expense of relevance. What can you do to find a better balance?

Kristian Kreiner is a Professor in organizational theory at Copenhagen Business School. Mr. Kreiner is a long time Director of the Center for Management Studies within Building Processes and holds a M.Sc. from CBS and a Ph.D. from the Technical University of Denmark. He is interested in managerial and organizational issues when conditions for management and organization are imperfect. Projects have been a recurrent empirical object of study.

Coaching: does it perform more than technical competencies in Project Management?
Professor Andrea Martone
What are the sources of successful project management? People? Equipment? Managerial tools? All of these, but the key successful factor is integration. A multifunctional project team is a group of people that needs to perform in a complex and almost unpredictable environment, so the big challenge for the project leaders is to encourage, integrate, and drive this team to success. The project manager has to cope with diversities, conflicts, and different objectives. Is this a technical issue? I don’t think so, this is a mindset. The Project manager must be a driver, but much more a coach. The team members must be wise executors, but more importantly good coaches. Can these roles be learned? This will be the topic of our discussion.

Andrea Martone is Professor at SUPSI (University of Applied Science), Switzerland and Director of the Master programme in “Human Capital Management”. Mr. Martone is consultant of many main international companies and author, among others of the books Soft Project Management and Business Coaching.

The reception offers rich opportunity to discuss the topic with the guest lecturers, researchers from School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University, and not least the other participants. Refreshments will be served during reception.

School of Business and Social Sciences,
Aarhus University
Fuglesangs Allé 4
8210 Aarhus V
Building 2610, Room S520-521

You are welcome to bring a colleague, but there is limited seating. Therefore, please notice that registration is needed no later than Monday 29 April.

Please register here for this free event: mit.bss@au.dk

We look forward to seeing you!

Best regards,

Andrea Carugati
Director of Study, The Master Programme in IT
Aarhus University, Business and Social Sciences

Jette Lundin
Development Manager