Most projects fail to reach their desired results when an organization views a project as the responsibility of only one individual: the project manager. Experience demonstrates that significant ventures require a great number of people—including those who commission the project, those who finance it, those who carry it out, and even those who use the end product—to be successful. This guide offers an in-depth approach to getting project management right.
Guide to Project Management shows why projects of any scale require that an entire organization contribute to achieving results. It focuses on the steps essential for successful management: initiation, planning, delegation, and closing.
Author Roberts has successfully managed projects at major companies such as Pfizer and British Airways. In this book, he details how all stakeholders can manage a project properly and successfully.
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Paul Roberts specializes and has worked extensively in the field of project, program, and change management with organizations such as British Airways, The Economist, and Pfizer.
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Book Description Viva Books, 2009. Softcover. Book Condition: New. . (illustrator). First edition. . Many organisations do not change when they need to, nor do they change when they have to. If they did, fewer would fail. Like people, organisations, whether they are businesses or government departments, only change when they want to. Projects are embarked upon to bring about change and as such often involve a cultural shift ? a new way of looking at things, adjustments to values and behaviours, even the abandonment of norms and sacred cows. Managing projects cannot be separated from managing the whole of an organisation?s business. Effective management of "business as usual" brings about evolutionary improvements. Good project management brings about step changes in performance. Experience demonstrates that a project requires the collaboration of many, including those who commission and finance it, those who will use the end product and those who build it. Yet project management is often delegated to people who struggle against sometimes impossible odds with little support to deliver a successful outcome. History is full of examples of projects that damaged organisations because they were late, over budget, failed to deliver what they were meant to, or didn?t achieve the lasting change which was hoped for. This guide explains the principles and techniques of project management and how they are interconnected with the day-to-day management of a business. With the aim of helping firms deliver successful project outcomes, it is an invaluable handbook for all organisations that want to achieve lasting benefit through effective change. This guide sets out to show how to manage projects effectively in parallel with "business as usual" and emphasises how crucial it is to the success of a project that all the stakeholders in it collaborate. Contents: Introduction ? The components of effective project management? Conceiving projects ? Project roles and responsibilities ? Project organisation and resource management ? Planning: risks and rewards ? Planning: quality ? Planning: time and cost ? Initiating projects ? Project delivery ? Support and assurance ? Project closure and beyond ? Embedding effective project management Printed Pages: 320. Bookseller Inventory # 8280
Book Description Bloomberg Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1861978227
Book Description Bloomberg Press, 2007. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Offering an in-depth approach to successful project management, this guide focuses on the essential steps necessary to see a project through--initiation, planning, delegation, and closing. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_1861978227
Book Description Bloomberg Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P111861978227