Dissemination and communication of lessons learned for a project-based business with the application of information technology: a case study with Siemens

Yang, Ying, Brosch, Gina, Yang, Biao and Cadden, Trevor (2019) Dissemination and communication of lessons learned for a project-based business with the application of information technology: a case study with Siemens. Production Planning and Control. ISSN 0953-7287

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Abstract

With the recent development on a knowledge-based economy and project-based work, organizations gather and store their lessons and knowledge gained from projects to avoid ‘reinventing the wheel’ in future projects. To disseminate knowledge and experience at the group and organization levels, they further seek to develop a procedure to support project-based learning. This study conducts an in-depth case study in Siemens to investigate the perception of the individuals on barriers and enablers of implementing lessons learned. It also provides practical recommendations on how to enhance the dissemination of knowledge throughout the organization. The results of this study show that the retrieval of the information is a major barrier to lessons learned. To encourage more informal learning, organizations need to adopt various information communication systems and appropriate organizational culture and structure.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: project management, lessons learned, information technology, organisational learning
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS0155 Production management. Operations management
Depositing User: Biao Yang
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2019 08:57
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2019 11:31
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/84646

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