DigiWomen Project Management Handbook
The coordinating partner will have the overall responsibility of the project management. The methodology of project management is simple and unique. We recognise the project as a temporary organization established to fulfil a one –time business process of high complexity with a medium to long duration (“Happy Project!” R. Gareis).
This perception of projects as temporary organizations also makes it possible to view them as social systems. According to social systems theory, organisations, and therefore also projects, can be viewed as social systems which have clear boundaries to differentiate from their environments. But they are also related to those environments. The specific characteristics of social systems, such as their complexity, their dynamics and self-reference, are management topics in projects as well. According to the above, we consider our project as a temporary organization and social system.