Implementation of a Mixed Project Management Methodology: a Case Study of a Chocolate Confectionery Company

Katarzyna Piwowar-Sulej , Krzysztof Podsiadły


The aim of the article is to present – on the basis of literature studies and the case study method – the nature of projects which are carried out in the confectionery industry focusing on a specific mixed project management methodology called Innovation for Market (IFM). The case study is related to a large chocolate producer (a branch of a global corporation with more than 10 factories in Europe). The analyzed company implements its own project management methodology in all factories based on a traditional approach, but its original methodology combines the waterfall approach not only with Lean Management but also with other management tools and concepts – even with HPWS (High-Performance Work Systems). The article presents the advantages resulting from this original approach (with the focus on the last modification of this methodology), the challenges for the company and the directions for further research.
Author Katarzyna Piwowar-Sulej (EaE / IES / DLaC)
Katarzyna Piwowar-Sulej,,
- Department of Labor and Capital
, Krzysztof Podsiadły (EaE / IES / DLaC)
Krzysztof Podsiadły,,
- Department of Labor and Capital
Publication size in sheets0.7
Book Nalepka Adam, Ujwary-Gil Anna (eds.): Business and Non-Profit Organizations Facing Increased Competition and Growing Customers’ Demands. Proceedings of the 17th Conference of Scientists and Business People Tomaszowice, Poland, 18-19 June 2018, Business and Non-profit Organizations Facing Increased Competitions and Growing Customers' Demands, vol. 17, 2018, Fundacja Upowszechniająca Wiedzę i Naukę "Cognitione", Foundation for the Dissemination of Knowledge and Science “Cognitione”, ISBN 9788395108228, [9788395108235], 661 p.
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Keywords in EnglishProject, Confectionery Industry, Chocolate Industry, Project Management Methodology, Waterfall Approach, Lean Management, Six Sigma
Languageen angielski
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