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Utmaningar uthyrda projektledare upplever: En studie om vilka utmaningar uthyrda projektledare upplever i ett tekniskt konsultföretag
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013), Karlstad Business School (from 2013).
2019 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Challenges experienced by consultant project managers : A study of what challenges consultant project managers experience in a technical consulting company (English)
Abstract [sv]

Dagens konkurrenskraftiga arbetsmarknad har lett till att företag snabbt anpassar sig till förändringar i dynamiska miljöer. Projekt som arbetsform har blivit allt vanligare i verksamheter. Till varje projekt tilldelas en projektledare för att driva projektet. På grund av brist på personal anlitar organisationer konsulter som exempelvis projektledare, för att analysera och lösa specifika problem samt driva projekt. Studiens syfte är att undersöka vilka utmaningar uthyrda projektledare upplever. För att besvara undersökningens frågeställning och syfte har en kvalitativ metod använts. Genom semistrutkurerade intervjuer med tio olika uthyrda projektledare inom ett tekniskt konsultföretag utreds vilka utmaningar de upplever. Intervjuerna har därefter analyserats med hjälp av en tematisk analys och relevanta teman har identifierats. Undersökningen har visat att utmaningar som tekniska uthyrda projektledare upplever handlar om begränsad handlingsförmåga, där struktur, befogenheter, tillgång till budget samt rätt resurser, förhindrar uthyrda projektledare att utföra sitt arbete och driva ett projekt. Andra utmaningar som upplevs gäller identitetskris och känslan av tillhörighet, där tillhörighet till konsultföretaget och kundföretaget samt skillnaderna mellan uthyrda projektledare och anställda, inte har stor påverkan på projektledningen i sig utan inverkar på projektledaren som individ.

Abstract [en]

Today's competitive labor market has led companies to swiftly adapt to changes in dynamic environments. Projects such as work methods have become increasingly common in businesses. Each project is assigned a project manager to manage the project. Due to a lack of staff, organizations employ consultants such as project managers, to analyze and solve specific problems and manage projects. The purpose of the study is to investigate the challenges experienced by the consultant project manager. In order to answer the main question and the purpose of the study, a qualitative method has been used. Through interviews with ten different consultant project managers within a technical consulting company, the challenges they are experiencing investigated. The interviews have been analyzed by using a thematic analysis and relevant themes have been identified. The study has shown that challenges experienced by technical consultant project managers are about limited ability to act, where structure, authority, access to budget and the right resources prevent consultant project managers from carrying out their work and manage a project. Other challenges are about identity crises and the feeling of belonging, where relationship to the consulting company and the clients, as well as the differences between consultant project managers and employees, do not have a major impact on the project management itself, but affect the project manager as an individual.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2019. , p. 43
Keywords [en]
Project management, Consultant Project Managers, Consulting Company, Clients
Keywords [sv]
Projektledning, uthyrda projektledare, konsultföretag, kundföretag
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-72793OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-72793DiVA, id: diva2:1327976
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Project Leadership
Educational program
Master's Degree Programme (one year) in Project Management, 60 hp
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Available from: 2019-06-20 Created: 2019-06-20 Last updated: 2019-06-20Bibliographically approved

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