Department of Management

Per Svejvig

Associate Professor

Profile photoPer Svejvig
Associate professor
Department of Management
Postal address:
Fuglesangs Allé 4
2628, 205
8210 Aarhus V

Mobile: +4520824493
Phone: +4520824493

Curriculum Vitae


  • Associate Professor, Head of Project Management Group, INEIS Section, Department of Management, Aarhus University
  • PhD in Enterprise Systems, Aarhus School of Business, Aarhus University, 2010.
  • MSc ( - Informationsteknologi, IT & Organisationer), Aarhus University, 2006.
  • Certified Senior Project Manager (IPMA level B), 2003.
  • BSc in Engineering, Engineering College of Aarhus, 1983.

Research interests

  • Project Management and Project Studies
  • Rethinking Project Management
  • Project Value Creation
  • Benefit Realization Management
  • Project management of complex IS/IT projects
  • Virtual Project Management
  • Institutional theory
  • ES implementation and use with technical and organizational aspects
  • Managing IT-enabled change
  • Outsourcing


  • Project Management (MSc)
  • Change Management (MSc)
  • Information Systems Development (MSc)
  • Master courses in IT (part-time students)
  • Supervisor for Master projects (full-time and part-time students)

Practical Experience

  • Managing director and partner, the project management consultancy company, ProConsulting A/S, 1996-2007
  • Method group manager, project manager and senior consultant, LEGO System A/S, 1992-1997
  • Senior project manager, Digital A/S, 1986-1992
  • R&D manager, development engineer, project engineer, Pasilac Electronics A/S, 1983-1986

Selected publications

Seven decades of project portfolio management research (1950-2019) and perspectives for the future

Hansen, L. K. & Svejvig, P., Jun 2022, In: Project Management Journal. 53, 3, p. 277-294 18 p.

Adoption and Diffusion of a Novel Management Innovation: The Case of a Project Management Methodology

Jensby, A., Rode, A. L. G. & Svejvig, P., 16 Mar 2022, (Accepted/In press).

Capitalizing on Knowledge in a Multiple PMO-setup: A Design Science Research Approach

Birn, J., Mortensen, N., Hansen, L. K. & Svejvig, P., 16 Mar 2022, (Accepted/In press).

Governing practices of major infrastructure projects

Sattari, S., Madsen, M. T. & Svejvig, P., 16 Mar 2022, (Accepted/In press). 29 p.

Developing a multidimensional conception of project evaluation to improve projects

Rode, A. L. G., Svejvig, P. & Martinsuo, M., 9 Feb 2022, (Accepted/In press) In: Project Management Journal.

Revisiting Shenhar and Dvir’s Diamond Model: Do We Need an Upgrade?

Hansen, A-S., Svejvig, P. & Hansen, L. K., 28 Jan 2022, Research on Project, Programme and Portfolio Management: : Projects as an Arena for Self-Organizing. Ding, R., Wagner, R. & Bodea, C-N. (eds.). Springer International Publishing, p. 175-190 15 p.

Value-Orientated Decision-Making in Agile Project Portfolios

Ang, K., Hansen, L. K. & Svejvig, P., 28 Jan 2022, Research on Project, Programme and Portfolio Management: : Projects as an Arena for Self-Organizing. Ding, R., Wagner, R. & Bodea, C-N. (eds.). Springer International Publishing, p. 49-64 15 p.

A Meta-theoretical framework for theory building in project management

Svejvig, P., Nov 2021, In: International Journal of Project Management. 39, 8, p. 849-872 24 p.

Accelerating green transitions in the maritime ecosystem

Rode, A. L. G., Svejvig, P. & Sanderson, H., Sep 2021, p. 69-71. 3 p.

Project Half Double case study: Forsvarsministeriet, Materiel- og Indkøbsstyrelsen (FMI)

Jensby, A., Mogensen, O. B. G. & Svejvig, P., Sep 2021, Aarhus: Aarhus University. 18 p.

Survey on project management methodologies used in Danish Project Management Association community

Nørgård, P. & Svejvig, P., Apr 2021, Aarhus: Aarhus University. 29 p.

Resources, Capabilities and Public Value Creation in a Healthcare IT Project—an Action Research Study

Svejvig, P. & Schlichter, B. R., Jan 2021, In: International Journal of Managing Projects in Business. 14, 1, p. 131-149 19 p.

Designing a Project Evaluation Framework

Rode, A. L. G. & Svejvig, P., 2021, (Accepted/In press).

Diffusion and adoption of the Half Double project management methodology in Denmark

Jensby, A., Svejvig, P. & Rode, A. L. G., 2021, (Accepted/In press).

Evaluating a new project management methodology: results from a multiple embedded comparative case study

Rode, A. L. G., Jensby, A. & Svejvig, P., 2021, (Accepted/In press).

Guest Editorial

Svejvig, P., Sankaran, S. & Lindhult, E., 2021, In: International Journal of Managing Projects in Business. 14, 1, p. 1-12 12 p.

Project Half Double: Mid-term Evaluation of Phase 3 and Consolidation of Phase 1, 2 and 3, March 2021

Rode, A. L. G. (ed.) & Svejvig, P. (ed.), 2021, Aarhus: Aarhus University. 116 p.

Project Half Double: case study consolidation of PHD phase 1 and 2, March 2021

Jensby, A. (ed.), Rode, A. L. G. & Svejvig, P., 2021, Aarhus: Aarhus University. 153 p.

Survey on project management methodologies used in the Half Double Community

Boris, P. N. & Svejvig, P., 25 Nov 2020, Aarhus: Aarhus Universitet. 30 p.

Rapid literature review on Danish megaproject studies: taking stock and moving forward

Sattari, S. & Svejvig, P., 14 Jul 2020, (Accepted/In press).

The Long Road to Benefits Management: Toward an Integrative Management Model

Svejvig, P. & Schlichter, B. R., Feb 2020, In: Project Management Journal. 51, 3, p. 312-327

Agile project portfolio management, new solutions and new challenges: findings from four agile organizations

Hansen, L. K., Brandt, C. J., Svejvig, P. & Kampf, C. E., 2020, EURAM 2020 Online Conference - THE BUSINESS OF NOW: the future starts here. European Academy of Management

Value-oriented decision making in agile project portfolios

Ang, K., Hansen, L. K. & Svejvig, P., 2020.

Accelerating Time to Impact: Deconstructing Practices to Achieve Project Value

Svejvig, P., Geraldi, J. & Grex, S., Jul 2019, In: International Journal of Project Management. 37, 5, p. 784-801 18 p.

Toward a project portfolio management evaluation framework

Hansen, L. K., Rode, A. L. G., Friis Sommer, A. & Svejvig, P., 1 Jun 2019, p. 1. 32 p.


Virtual Project Management

Svejvig, P.


Rethinking Project Management in Denmark

Svejvig, P.


Project Half Double phase 3 (Danish Industry Foundation)

Svejvig, P. & Gerstrøm, A.


Project Half Double (Industriens Fond) (fase 1 og fase 2)

Svejvig, P.


Jyske Bank NOVA project, Collaborative Practice Research

Svejvig, P.


InfoSuite: Produkt- og ydelsesoptimering via øget kundeforståelse og værdifokuseret formidling (Genvej til ny viden)

Svejvig, P.


CITPI: Center for IT Project Management and Innovation

Svejvig, P.


Benefit Realization from Healthcare Information System, an action research project

Andersen, P. E. R., Svejvig, P. & Schlichter, B. R.



1st Danish Project Management Research Conference

Per Svejvig (Organizer)

21 May 2015

Agile Organisationer

Per Svejvig (Organizer)

3 Nov 2015

Agile organisationer og projekter

Per Svejvig (Organizer)

7 Dec 2015

Association for Information Systems (External organisation)

Per Svejvig (Member)

1 Oct 2007 → …

Danish Project Management Association research group (External organisation)

Per Svejvig (Member)

2012 → …


Lars Kristian Hansen (Speaker), Anna Gerstrøm (Participant) & Per Svejvig (Organizer)

25 Jun 201928 Jun 2019

European Journal of Information Systems (Journal)

Per Svejvig (Reviewer)


Forandringsledelse ved implementering af komplekse informationssystemer: - Om planlagt forandrings umulighed, men nødvendighed

Per Svejvig (Lecturer)

31 Oct 2008

Founding Innovation Network for Rethinking Project Management, Aarhus

Per Svejvig (Participant)

12 Nov 2014

Governing Agile Portfolio

Lars Kristian Hansen (Participant), Karyne Ang (Speaker) & Per Svejvig (Participant)

7 Oct 2020

IPMA Research Conference

Lars Kristian Hansen (Speaker), Per Svejvig (Participant) & Karyne Ang (Participant)

11 Sep 2020

Information Security Committee (External organisation)

Per Svejvig (Member)

2012 → …

Information Systems Journal (Journal)

Per Svejvig (Editor)

1 Jan 2008

Innovation network for rethinking project management (External organisation)

Per Svejvig (Member)

Nov 2014

Inspiration til satsning på bedre ledelse af projekter

Per Svejvig (Participant)

21 Sep 2015