Project Management (PM) is being rethought in light of the continuing prevalence of project failures. A key issue or concern believed to be important when addressing failure is the need to focus on the sociopolitical processes in PM, because of their importance to project issues or contingencies such as complexity, uncertainty, and ambiguity. Such contingencies call for supplementary PM methodologies that embrace and effectively anticipate and manage them. This paper explores the possibilities of Actor Network Theory (ANT) in developing a supplementary PM methodology. An ANT-informed methodology maps the emerging social movements that are possible from the outset, tracks changes as the project unfolds, and aims towards a useful stabilization of actors’ relations. We believe that this methodology enhances existing normative approaches by providing PM practitioners with a new lens to manage projects as social movements.
Zendejas, Gerardo, "Projects as Social Movements" (2010). AMCIS 2010 Proceedings. 538.