Corporate project management challenges in the ASSET-Road EU project

Matti Kutila, Rigobert Opitz

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    Abstract

    This study reviews the project management challenges in the large European Funded project (ASSET-Road) which was coordinated by PTV AG. The project duration was 3.5 years and commenced in July 2008. Dr. Matti Kutila was the project manager at VTT, which is Europe's third largest applied research institute, and Mr. Rigobert Opitz was the technical coordinator of the entire ASSET-Road project. The major challenge was the sufficient amount of communication to maintain harmony in the research vision between the 19 partners. Two partners were non-European, from India and Tanzania. The balance between face-to-face meetings, phone conferences and emailing varied over the project lifetime. In addition, the budget share of the partners was different, which obviously influenced the project results
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 26th IPMA World Congress
    EditorsJohn-Paris Pantouvakis
    PublisherNational Technical University of Athens
    Pages742-748
    ISBN (Print)978-6-1880-3110-4
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event26th IPMA World Congress - Heraklion, Greece
    Duration: 29 Oct 201231 Oct 2012

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    Conference26th IPMA World Congress
    CountryGreece
    CityHeraklion
    Period29/10/1231/10/12

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    Kutila, M., & Opitz, R. (2012). Corporate project management challenges in the ASSET-Road EU project. In J-P. Pantouvakis (Ed.), Proceedings of the 26th IPMA World Congress (pp. 742-748). National Technical University of Athens.