Date of Award
Master of Science
School or College
Seaver College of Science and Engineering
This research paper explores the impact of COVID-19 and the shift to remote work on project management practices across multiple industries. Through interviews with project managers, the study finds that companies with pre-existing remote work policies were better equipped to handle the transition to remote work. In contrast, companies without pre-existing policies faced increased challenges in communication, team morale, and workload management. The study also highlights the struggle to maintain work-life balance, the importance of communication, and the need to address technical difficulties. Project managers emphasized the importance of accountability and maintaining productivity during remote work. Overall, the study finds a positive shift in the collective outlook on remote work, with employees expressing a strong preference to continue working remotely even after the pandemic. The study emphasizes the evolving role of project managers in adopting a holistic approach to resolving interpersonal and managerial issues within teams during remote work.
Leung, Adrian, "Assessing the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Project Management Methodologies" (2023). LMU/LLS Theses and Dissertations. 1245.