Activities in the research track
The research track has contributed to a number of important areas, including:
- Development of the Half Double Methodology and evaluation of Half Double in organizations
- In Phase 1 and 2 of the research track, pilot projects were evaluated compared to reference projects in 16 different organizations. This, to assess if applying the Half Double Methodology could lead an increase in the success rate of projects and the development rate of products or services.
- Phase 3 evaluates the Half Double Methodology in small- and medium sized enterprises as well as the diffusion and spread of the methodology.
- Currently, four practice-oriented reports have been produced which evaluate the results and learning of Project Half Double phase 1 and 2
- A report evaluating results of phase 3 is estimated to be presented in 2021.
- Additional theme report deals with key topics in Project Half Double as training practitioners, working with visuals, practice reflections and small and medium-sized enterprises.
- Several academic papers either published in academic journals or at international conferences
- A paper published in the International Journal of Managing Projects in Business analyses the differences and similarities between Project Half Double and the ’rethinking project management’ research stream.
- A paper published in the International Journal of Project Management, examines the important challenge for today’s organizations of accelerating time to impact in projects
- Conference papers examine themes such as collaborative project ownership, project evaluation, agile project management, and accelerating time to benefit in projects.
- Selection and contact with internationally recognized researchers from the field of management, who act as sparring partners and can attend conferences on Project Half Double
In the current phase of Project Half Double (phase 3) AU is responsible for the research track. During phase 1 and 2 of the project the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) collaborated with AU to deliver research. Both AU and DTU were selected as primary partners since these institutions already play a significant role in project management. Thus, the research has been designed and carried out by experienced researchers from top universities in Denmark.