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The relationship between improving the management of projects and the use of KM

Peter C. Lierni (High Performance Technologies Inc. (HPTi), Reston, Virginia, USA)
Vincent M. Ribière (Bangkok University, Bangkok, Thailand and New York Institute of Technology (NYIT), New York, New York, USA)

VINE

ISSN: 0305-5728

Article publication date: 11 April 2008

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to determine whether there is a relationship between improving the management of projects and the use of knowledge management (KM). Additionally, this paper sought to determine if KM practices in use by practitioners of project management are significant in terms of improving the management of projects, as well as the impact of these KM practices in use by practitioners on improving the management of projects.

Design/methodology/approach

A main research question supported by seven research hypotheses were postulated. A survey was used to collect data from 99 project managers randomly selected from the list of worldwide members of the project management Institute (PMI).

Findings

The findings reveal the influence of KM on the improvement of the management of projects. The KM practices and tools mostly used by project managers are presented.

Originality/value

This study is the first one of the type that tries to identify and to demonstrate the relationship between the fields of KM and project management through the collection of data among project management practitioners.

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Citation

Lierni, P.C. and Ribière, V.M. (2008), "The relationship between improving the management of projects and the use of KM", VINE, Vol. 38 No. 1, pp. 133-146. https://doi.org/10.1108/03055720810870941

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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