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Concept Symposium on Project Governance, Concept Research Programme

Project 20XX, Prosjekt Norge

The Norwegian Evaluation Society Conference

DFØs styringskonferanse

PMI Research Conference

IPMA Conference

20XX Benefit-Cost Analysis Conference, Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis

IRNOP 20XX Conference, The International Research Network on Organizing by Projects


Academic journals

Project Management Journal

International Journal of Project Management

International Journal of Managing Projects in Business

International Journal of Project Organisation & Management

Journal of Benefit-Cost Analysis


Project governance and quality assurance abroad

Project management related organizations:

PMI: Project Management Association

IPMA: International Project Management Association

ICEC: The International Cost Engineering Council

AACE: The association for the advancement in Cost Engineering

APM: The Association for Project Management (UK)

GPM: Tysk forening for prosjektledelse

AIPM: Australian Institute of Project Management


Quality assurance schemes:


Major Projects Authority, UK

The Enhanced Management Framework, Canada

The Australian National Audit Office


Collaborating partners

Concept collaborates with a number of different parties within and outside the QA scheme. Below you find a link to their websites.

The Norwegian Ministry of Finance

The Ministry of Finance is responsible for the QA scheme and is interested to learn about the effects of the scheme. The ministry finances the Concept research programme and is represented on the steering committee. However, no restrictions are placed on our research activities or the publication of results.

Other ministries and agencies within the QA scheme

Concept collaborates with public sector parties bilaterally and through network activities. Ministries and agencies have important sectoral knowledge. They are also an important target group for our research results.

Ministry of Transport and Communications

Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Government Administration, Reform and Church Affairs

Ministry of Culture

Ministry of Education and Research

Norwegian Public Road Administration (Statens Vegvesen)

Norwegian National Rail Administration (Jernbaneverket)

Norwegian Armed Forces (Forsvaret)

Defence Estates (Forsvarsbygg)

Public Construction and Property Management (Statsbygg)

Agency for Public Management and eGovernment (Difi)

Norwegian Government Agency for Financial Management (DFØ)


Consultants performing quality assurance

Concept collaborates with QA consultants that have a framework agreement with the Ministry of Finance.

Research organizations

Concept is located at NTNU, but we also collaborate with other research institutions in Norway and abroad. Some of these are:

University of Oslo

Norwegian School of Economics


Ragnar Frisch Centre for Economic Research (Norway)

Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR)

Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI)

VTI Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut (Sweden)

Professional organizations

Concept actively participates in areas of project management and evaluation in Norwegian organizations. The most important of these are:

Project Norway

NFP: Norsk Forening for prosjektledelse

Norwegian Evaluation Society


Sectors outside the QA scheme

Concept also aims to learn from and disseminate knowledge to other sectors, such as private companies, small public projects, and the municipal sector.


Hospital planning

Oslo Kommune QA system