Project management in a public transformation change process
Peer reviewed, Journal article
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Original versionInternational Journal of Public Sector Performance Management. 2021, 8 (3), 289-303. 10.1504/IJPSPM.2021.118677
The purpose of this paper is to investigate the applicability of project management as a tool and framework for managing a public transformation change process. The studied case concerns a large public merger project occurring between Trondheim and Klæbu municipalities in Norway. The results demonstrate that the Trondheim-Klæbu case effectively applied project management successfully as a tool for managing the change process. We found that basic project management practices from various knowledge areas were vital and employed in a systematic and integrated manner. We especially identify the importance of a fixed goal, a milestone and progress plan, and good communication with stakeholders.