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The Project Management Perspective for a Digital City

The Project Management Perspective for a Digital City
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Author(s): Leonidas G. Anthopoulos (Technological Education Institute of Larissa, Greece), Pantelis Ipsilantis (Technological Education Institute of Larissa, Greece) and Vassiliki Kazantzi (Technological Education Institute of Larissa, Greece)
Copyright: 2016
Pages: 19
Source title: Project Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Information Resources Management Association (USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0196-1.ch039

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Abstract

Digital cities have been evolved during the last decade and they have installed various information systems and information and communication technology (ICT) based infrastructures across various cities in the world. Most digital cities are ongoing investments, while their outcomes are differentiated from their primary objectives, and many of them are declined although their deliverables have been achieved. The aim of this paper is to approach the digital city as a unique project instead of a program of projects. In this context, a digital city can be considered a complex and large scale project, while the project management perspective will be applied on two representative forms of digital cities in order to conclude on a common management model, to underline the difficulties of such a project, and to provide with useful instructions that can be used by current and by future project managers who approach a similar initiative.

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