The Practice and Theory of Project Management : Creating Value through Change
Managing projects, a prominent feature of working life, inevitably involves change at some level. Even though successful project management depends on organisational change, textbooks often fail to recognise this symbiotic nature. This book offers students a practical understanding of the strategic and organisational role of projects.
- Paperback | 352 pages
- 171 x 246 x 25.4mm | 730g
- 09 Dec 2008
- MacMillan Education UK
- Red Globe Press
- Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
- 2008 ed.
- 352 p.
Table of contents
Preface.- Introduction.- Overview of Project Management.- The Challenge of Projects.- Developing Ideas for Projects and Linking to Strategy.- Project Selection.- Resource Allocation.- Evolution of Requirements.- Definition of Success.- Delivery and Governance of Projects.- Delivering and Sustaining Change.- Achieving and Measuring Benefits.- Dealing with Uncertainty, Ambiguity and Flux.- Enhancing Project Capabilities.- The Limits to Projects.- Projects in Different Organizations.
'The case studies are excellent and realistic - they reinforce the content of the book extremely well. This relates to the holistic and integrated approach that pitches PM as an effective discipline at the strategic levels of organisational effectiveness. It integrates classical PM concepts into the reality of today's world of management and takes the debate to new levels of insight and relevance.' Graeme Cocks, Principle Fellow - Strategic& Operations Management, Melbourne Business School, Australia. 'An interesting approach to project management, clear and easy to read. This book provides a useful tool for students and academics alike, engaging students and facilitating constructive debate.' Mohamed Salama, Lecturer in Project Management, Heriot Watt University, UK.
About Richard Newton
RICHARD NEWTON is an experienced consultant working in the field of project management.