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Confirmation of Candidature : Candidate - Markus Krusi

Disclosing the Mental Models That Deliver Project Work

Date: 16 October 2019
Time: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Venue: Toowoomba - Q303, or via Zoom
Contact: For more information, please contact the Graduate Research School.
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Contemporary research finds that Gantt charts and other techno-rationalistic tools and processes are inadequate explanations for how expert project managers deal with the challenges of managing project work. Consequently, there is an appetite for understanding the role and application of tacit human skills. However, attention has yet to turn to the role mental models play in managing project work. This thesis by publication draws on Bourdieuan theory to develop a methodology for identifying a practitioner’s mental models, how they were acquired and how they are used in practice. By developing the methodology, the thesis will disclose tacit aspects of project managing practice. In turn, this can impact the nature of management training for emerging project managers.