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Expert Judgment in Project Management: Narrowing the Theory-Practice Gap by Paul S. Szwed

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CHAPTER 3

State of the Practice

To better understand how expert judgment is employed in the project management context, a global study of project management professionals was conducted.

3.1 Method

This phase of the research examined the state of the practice of expert judgment in project management. Figure 8 illustrates the model being explored by this study.

A descriptive survey was selected as an effective means to gather information that is not easily observed (Buckingham & Saunders, 2004). The survey was developed in 2013 and underwent institutional board review and then blind peer review according to the sponsoring organization’s grant process. (See Appendix A for a complete listing of the instrument.) The survey was designed to do the following: ...

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