A Research Study On Project Management

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Project Management Institute.
(Partington, 1996) States that with the rapid transformation from bureaucratic and hierarchical structures to more flexible, organic and matrix organizations conferences, seminars and organizations proliferated on how to manage projects. The PMI (Project Management Institute) was founded in 1969 as a nonprofit organization with the sole objective to “foster recognition of the need for professionalism in project management; provide a forum for the free exchange of project management problems, solutions and applications; coordinate industrial and academic research efforts; develop common terminology and techniques to improve communications; provide interface between users and suppliers of hardware and software systems; and to provide guidelines for instruction and career development in the field of project management” (Healy, 1997).
The PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) is the guide published every 5 years by the PMI containing guidelines for managing individual projects and defines project management related concepts (PMI, 2013) . The PMBOK is divided in knowledge areas and process groups:

Change Management and Project Management.
Change management in this paper is understood as a subset of organizational development, defined as “the set of behavioral science-based theories, values, strategies, and techniques aimed at the planned change of the organizational work setting for the purpose of enhancing individual development and
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