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dc.contributor.advisorMacGregor, Cynthia J. (Cynthia Jane), 1962-eng
dc.contributor.authorHorner, Julie M. K.eng
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Dissertations. 2013 Dissertationseng
dc.coverage.spatialUnited Stateseng
dc.date.issued2013eng
dc.date.submitted2013 Springeng
dc.descriptionMay 2013.eng
dc.description"A Dissertation presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School at the University of Missouri--Columbia In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Doctor of Education."eng
dc.descriptionDissertation supervisor: Dr. Cynthia MacGregor.eng
dc.descriptionVita.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 141-158).eng
dc.descriptionThe entire text is included in the research.pdf file; the abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical general description appears in the public.pdf file.eng
dc.description.abstract[ACCESS RESTRICTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT AUTHOR'S REQUEST.] What is a project? According to the Project Management Institute (2013), a project is "a temporary endeavor undertaken to create a unique product, service, or result" (p. 553). While the colloquial phrase 'good, fast, and cheap, pick any two' represents the main components of project quality according to most project management research, this study proposes there is something even more influential on project success: people's project preferences. People may ignore what is 'best' for project quality and instead adapt a project to fit their preferences. This sequential mixed methods study addressed people's project preferences through the development of the Project TWIST[trademark] Test. This instrument was designed to measure individuals' preferences for: (a) Tame project type, (b) Wicked project type, (c) Swift project-solving approach, and (d) Thorough project-solving approach. Following McIntire and Miller's (2007) test development process, this study included the development of test items, the piloting of the test by 105 participants, and data analyses needed to select the final items for Project TWIST[trademark] Test. The analyses indicated strong reliability for the test subscales and guided the reduction of test items to twenty per subscale. Additionally, the potential bipolarity of the subscales was explored utilizing Pearson correlations. The Tame/Wicked subscales and Swift/Thorough subscales demonstrated statistically significant, inverse relationships to indicate potential bipolarity. The Project TWIST[trademark] Test has implications for individuals, project leaders, and project team members. The Project TWIST[trademark] Test will help individuals better understand why some projects are enjoyable and successful for them and others are not. Project leaders gain knowledge of people's preferences, which is useful when assigning them to project teams and dealing with interpersonal conflict. Through awareness of others' preferences, project team members can transform bothersome qualities into benefits wheneng
dc.format.extent1 online resource (xi, 187 pages) : illustrationseng
dc.identifier.oclc891749254eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/43338
dc.identifier.urihttps://doi.org/10.32469/10355/43338eng
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartof2013 UM restricted dissertations (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations.eng
dc.rightsAccess is limited to the campuses of the University of Missouri.eng
dc.source.originalSubmitted by University of Missouri�Columbia Graduate Schooleng
dc.subject.lcshProject management -- Research.eng
dc.subject.lcshProject managers -- Research.eng
dc.titleDeveloping the Project TWIST[trademark] Test for Project Leaders and Team Memberseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineEducational leadership and policy analysis (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelDoctoraleng
thesis.degree.namePh. D.eng


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