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  • A Philosophical Approach to Project Management (2): Project Success from an All- Embracing Perspective based on the Project Phenomenon Theory

    Soohong Kim

    Chapter from the book: International Project Management Association, . 2018. International Project Management Association Research Conference 2017.


    Throughout several million years of history, human beings have achieved being actualization through creative intervention in reality by means of consciousness activities and consciousnessbased physical activities (Lacko et al. 2014). The world has continuously developed and evolved from human’s being actualization through epistemic and physical activities, creating new values (Abbasi & Al-Mharmah 2000).

    This paper identifies successful episteme as the origin of project success from the perspective that the vocation of mankind is being actualization, which is project actualization in history. It completes the conditions for project success from an all-embracing perspective by identifying the intrinsic characteristics of the truthful episteme oriented towards the absolute knowing, applying them to the project and overcoming the limitations caused by emotional convictions of the project managers’ own episteme, which is differentiated from the truthful episteme. This paper confirms that the development of project identification, project action and management plan is the successful episteme for achieving successful results and processes by proposing Project Identification and Categorizing Structure (PICS) and Project Logic of Division and Convergence (PLDC).

    The value-based results of all fields that appear in the project phenomenon, such as science, technology, politics, economy, society, culture, education, and so on, and its meaning of success are realized within the possible extent of the episteme. Therefore, this approach emphasizes the importance of the exploration of episteme that could realize the meaning of project success, and hence realizing project success in the fourth industrial age that will lead human relationships based on complex social relations and new lifestyles.

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    Kim, S. 2018. A Philosophical Approach to Project Management (2): Project Success from an All- Embracing Perspective based on the Project Phenomenon Theory. In: International Project Management Association, (ed.), International Project Management Association Research Conference 2017. Sydney: University of Technology Sydney ePress. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5130/pmrp.ipmarc2017.5685

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    Published on June 12, 2018


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