Modern Project Management

(ISSN: 2317-3963)

Identifying Project Opportunity Gaps Using a Descriptive Literature Review: 2010-2019

Valerie P Denney
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University United States
Siana T. Powell
Graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Siana T. Powell United States


The purpose of this paper is to identify gaps in the opportunity management literature (as a subset of overall risk management) and to identify future research in opportunity management. The methodology is non-experimental using a descriptive literature review content analysis of opportunity management articles published between 2010 and 2019. The identified strengths and weaknesses establish a future research agenda including process steps and tailoring, risk exposure, and balanced risk. The research resulted in a repeatable methodology that can be applied to other research domains in addition to the opportunity management research agenda.

Keywords: risk management, opportunity management, positive risk, project management, qualitative, descriptive literature review.



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