Front-and definition of major public projects. Theoretical insights and conflicting practices.
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This booklet presents some findings from studies undertaken by the Concept research program, and discusses the implications for theory on project governance today. It explores the processes of analysis vs. decision-makingduring the front-endphase, highlights some frequent deficiencies in these processes, and concludes that the potential for improvements is huge. Amain concern is to ensure that investments are relevantand effective in responding to needs and priorities in society. Itpresentsten paradoxes1), all of which have implications for the theory of project management and project governance.