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REVISITING SHENHAR AND DVIR’S DIAMOND MODEL: DO WE NEED AN UPGRADE

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In 2017, Shenhar and Dvir released their Diamond Model as a typology for project categorization with the following dimensions: novelty, technology, complexity, and pace. The Diamond Model is useful for uncovering the project type at hand with a view to selecting a suitable management style. The objective of the model is to be universal and context free to capture a broad spectrum of projects. However, the model was built on military and commercial market product projects primarily in the United States and Israel, calling into question the validity of the model in other settings. This study addresses this problem and seeks to evaluate the Diamond Model in different settings. The study uses a mixed-methods approach and evaluates data from 62 projects in 16 project-based organizations. The study points to several ways to upgrade the model, such as splitting the pace dimension into two dimensions: pace (time) and impact. The study contributes to a broader discussion of the categorization of projects.
Original languageEnglish
JournalSpringer
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 28 Jul 2020
EventIPMA Research Conference: "Projects as arena for self-organizing" - Online event, Berlin, Germany
Duration: 9 Sep 202011 Sep 2020
Conference number: 8
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Conference

ConferenceIPMA Research Conference
Number8
LocationOnline event
CountryGermany
CityBerlin
Period09/09/202011/09/2020
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    Research areas

  • Agile practices, Diamond Model, Mix-Methods, Project categorization typology

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