The Projectification of Everything: Projects as a Human Condition

Anders Jensen, Christian Thuesen, Joana Geraldi

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Projects have become omnipresent not only in the economy but also in our society and our lives. Projects organize and shape our actions at work, in our professional profiles and networks, and also in our homes and free time activities. Drawing on the philosophical cornerstone concepts of activity, time, space, and relations, this article introduces an alternative conceptualization of projects as a “human condition.” The article concludes with implications to the project management community, in terms of both project management practice and research.
Original languageEnglish
JournalProject Management Journal
Issue number3
Pages (from-to)21-34
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Project society
  • Philosophy
  • Projectification
  • Project studies
  • Project theory

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