Social aspects of the project management on the example of implementing lean management

Małgorzata Trenkner


Currently, many enterprises implement various undertakings in the form of projects: organizational changes, product innovations, advertising campaigns, etc. One of the organizational changes increasingly implemented in organizations of various types is the Lean Management concept. Analysis of project management results shows that about 30% of projects do not end with satisfactory results (projects are discontinued or completed). The "soft" aspects of project management are often critical to the success of projects. The paper presents the following research problem: what is important for the success of the Lean Management implementation project in terms of "soft" conditions? The aim of the paper is to present the importance of social, "soft" conditions for the effective implementation of Lean Management project and the attempt to identify the main "soft" success factors and the risks. The following research tools were used to achieve the set goals: literature studies, case studies, direct observation, interviews and questionnaire surveys. The key success factors of the analyzed project were: self-managing and committed implementation team, high competence of the team members, support of the company's top management, commitment on the client's side. In turn, the main risk factors were: lack of monitoring and control of work progress, lack of coordination of activities, lack of meetings and effective communication, lack of leadership. The presented example shows that with competent and responsible project team it is possible to complete the implementation project successfully without strong support and commitment from the project manager.
Author Małgorzata Trenkner (ES / DEaOE)
Małgorzata Trenkner,,
- Department of Economics and Organization of Enterprises
Journal seriesProject Management Development - Practice and Perspectives, ISSN 2256-0513, e-ISSN 2501-0263, (5 pkt)
Issue year2018
Publication size in sheets0.55
Conference7th International Scientific Conference on Project Management in the Baltic Countries “Project Management Development - Practice and Perspectives”, 19-04-2018 - 20-04-2018, Ryga, Łotwa
Keywords in EnglishProject Management, Lean Management, continuous improvement
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)5
Citation count*
Share Share

Get link to the record

* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.