Creating an Environment for Successful Projects

ISBN-10: 0787969664
ISBN-13: 9780787969660
Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $60.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/1/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Since it was first published in 1997, Creating an Environment for Successful Projects has become a landmark work that shows how to develop project management as an organizational practice. This second edition offers solid, results-oriented advice on how upper management can create an environment that supports the success of special projects and the development of new products. The book also includes a wealth of examples from the authors' workshop participants and readers of the first edition who have successfully implemented these concepts within their organizations. New in the second edition: Ideas and practices about portfolio management to achieve greater overall success from a portfolio of projects Advice for helping project teams come together to become more effective Information for developing the chief project officer Suggestions for implementing project management information systems More descriptions about organizations and people who have used these principles to develop vastly improved environments

Foreword
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
The Authors
Leading the Change to a Project-Based Organization
Giving Projects a Strategic Emphasis
How Upper Managers Influence Project Success
Developing and Supporting Core Teams for Project Success
Organizing the Project Management Effort
Developing the Project Management Information Systems
Selecting and Developing the Project Manager
Developing a Project Management Learning Organization
Developing a Project Management Initiative
Creating an Environment for Successful Projects in Your Organization
Epilogue: Leadership in Evolving Project-Based Organizations
References
Index

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