Project Management: Its Role in Enrichment of Knowledge Capturing and Learning within Organizations

By Bassam Farid Bjeirmi and Jonathan Robert Scott.

Published by The Organization Collection

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Projects are increasingly recognised to be especially suited as a learning medium, by exhibiting all the attributes in an organisation. Projects, through the process of project management, facilitate dialogue and conversations for organisational learning and provide the framework for teams and individuals to engage in a continuous loop of learning to sustain agility and organisational transformation (Lloyd & Maguire, 2002. This paper discusses the increased recognition of why “projects” are especially suited as a learning medium. This is achieved through establishing the different practices by which Project Management can facilitate knowledge capturing and enhance learning within organizations. To do that, this paper develops a relationship between what Project Management, knowledge capturing with its various forms within an organizational context and Organizational Learning each entail.

Keywords: Projects, Project Management, Learning, Knowledge Capturing

The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 6, Issue 10, pp.51-60. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.992MB).

Dr. Bassam Farid Bjeirmi

Lecturer, School of engineering and the built environment, The Robert Gordon University, UK

I am a lecturer of construction and project management. My back ground is in management studies and My PhD concentrated on the criteria project success. I have been lecturing for more than 8 years. I have been involved in a number of research projects with in the specific area of project managemant and wider into change and quality management. I am currently involved in a research project involving organisational change within a number of large UK companies.

Dr Jonathan Robert Scott

The Robert Gordon University, UK

Jonathan joined The Robert Gordon University in 1992, completing an HND in Architectural Technology. He went on to complete a first class honours degree in the same, graduating in 1998 and completing a PhD in 2005. Except for a short stint in industry, Jonathan has worked in research and teaching for The Robert Gordon University on a variety of projects, developing his interests in the areas of environmental design, energy monitoring, life cycle analysis, social and occupancy evaluation since 1998. In addition, Jonathan is also interested, in linking knowledge transfer between research and educational aspect, through CAD, surveying technologies, and 3d tools.

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