Governance of Innovation Project Management
Governance of Innovation Project Management
Necessary and Neglected
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Christoph Johann Stettina

Governance of Innovation Project Management

Necessary and Neglected

The study is motivated by the aspiration to understand project governance in organizations pursuing the development of new products and services across multiple knowledge worker teams. In particular, the following problem statement guides the study: Is governance of innovation project management necessary or neglected? Taking the example of agile teams, I illustrate how the advancements in team based project management approaches force us to rethink governance of innovation project management. The findings are based on eight studies. The data consists of results from a total of 53 knowledge worker teams across 44 organizations in 8 countries, viz. about 3800 minutes of recorded material enriched by four quantitative surveys and many hours of observations. The two main conclusions drawn from this study are: (1) fundamentally different approaches to governance of innovation projects are a prerequisite for a success of projects developing new products and services, and (2) governance, particularly in heavily top-down influenced fields such as public administration, will benefit from advancements in agile project management methods.

Christoph Johann Stettina

Christoph Johann Stettina was born in 1980 in Peiskretscham. Christoph earned a master's degree (German: Diplom-Informatker) in Computer Engineering at FH Dortmund, as well as a master's degree (MA) in Project Management completed at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Christoph began his professional career in 2004 at Nokia where he worked on mobile phone and automotive connectivity related software systems in Bochum, Germany. After finishing his master's degree in Trondheim, Norway he moved to The Hague, Netherlands where he worked as a project officer and research associate at the Center for Technology and Innovation Management. Currently he works as a project leader, consultant and researcher at the Centre for Innovation @ Leiden University. He is the founder of the Agile for Excellence initiative, helping organizations to excel in research and innovation through agile team based project management methods. With education in computer engineering and project management Christoph has a wide range of experience in management of research and innovation projects with a passion for challenges and technology.