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Agile project management as a stage for creativity: a conceptual framework of five creativity-conducive spaces

Mieszko Olszewski (Department of Management, Kozminski University, Warsaw, Poland)

International Journal of Managing Projects in Business

ISSN: 1753-8378

Article publication date: 9 January 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to demonstrate how agile project management can foster creativity in project teams.

Design/methodology/approach

The study is based on an extensive literature review of agile project management and team creativity and is matching these two to answer the following research questions: (1) how agile project management approach can foster creativity in project teams? and (2) which principles and practices promoted by the most popular agile methodologies enhance creativity in project teams?

Findings

Five creativity-conducive spaces in agile project management were identified and integrated into a conceptual framework, namely, a space for generative social interactions, a space for learning, a space for change and adaptation, a space for exploration and a space promoting team members' well-being. In the next step, based on a thorough analysis of seven widespread agile project management methods, a large number of agile principles and practices were mapped into each of the five conceptual spaces.

Originality/value

This study provides new insights into how agile project management can foster creativity in project teams. The conceptual framework developed in this paper might be utilized to enhance creativity in agile teams, it can also serve as a starting point for future research.

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Citation

Olszewski, M. (2023), "Agile project management as a stage for creativity: a conceptual framework of five creativity-conducive spaces", International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJMPB-05-2022-0111

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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