Knowledge Sharing in Industrialization Project Management Practices

  • Ana Almeida
  • Anabela Tereso
  • João Faria
  • Teresa Ruão
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 745)


Facing today’s complex and dynamic business environments, many organizations, especially those working in the new product development field, adopt a project-based approach to become more effective and flexible in managing change. Nevertheless, managing complex projects requires well identified, defined, yet customized practices. This becomes even more significant when the project managers are newcomer employees, so that they get rapidly acquainted with company’s specific practices. The case study research methodology was applied, by using direct observation and document analysis, to identify the industrialization project management practices at a plant of a first tear automotive industry supplier. Core processes of Product Engineering Process and Project Management, the main used tools, and activities performed by industrialization project managers were identified, systemized and compiled in a workbook, with the purpose of being a guide and a work tool for new industrialization project managers.


Project management New product development Industrialization Knowledge management Organizational communication 



This work has been supported by COMPETE: POCI-01- 0145-FEDER- 007043 and FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia within the Project Scope: UID/CEC/00319/2013.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ana Almeida
    • 1
  • Anabela Tereso
    • 1
  • João Faria
    • 2
  • Teresa Ruão
    • 3
  1. 1.Production and Systems Department/Centre ALGORITMIUniversity of MinhoGuimarãesPortugal
  2. 2.Bosch Car Multimedia Portugal, S.A.BragaPortugal
  3. 3.Communication Sciences Department/Communication and Society Research CenterUniversity of MinhoBragaPortugal

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