Story of Managing Projects An Interdisciplinary Approach

ISBN-10: 1567205062

ISBN-13: 9781567205060

Edition: 2004

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Description: Project management has been practiced for thousands of years, but only recently have organizations begun to apply systematic management tools and techniques to manage complex projects. Today's approaches to project management can be traced directly to methodologies designed by the U.S. military and Department of Defense in the years after World War II. Subsequent advances in management information systems have helped to codify project management practices; most recently, the Internet has dramatically enhanced the ability of individuals, teams, and organizations to manage projects across continents and cultures in real time. The Story of Managing Projects showcases cutting-edge research conducted around the world on emerging practices in project management. Covering an enormous spectrum of subjects and industries--from an upgrade of the Greek railway system to infrastructure reconstruction in Kuwait--the authors explore the full range of inter-personal, technical, and organizational dynamics of project management, contributing new insights to its theory and application.

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Book details

List price: $84.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, LLC
Publication date: 1/30/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 388
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Figures and Tables
Preface
Fundamentals of Project Management A Brief History of Project Management by Young Hoon Kwak Background to Project Management
Redefining the Foundations for Project Management
Best Practices in Project Management Stakeholder Mapping and the Execution of Successful Projects: Embedding and Institutionalizing Learning as a Key Project Management Competence
Voetsch From Abstract User Requirements to Tangible Business Solutions: An Iterative Approach
The Cross-Applicability of Project Management in Multimedia Communication Platforms
Team Culture Communicating = Semantics + Semiology
Scaling the Water Cooler: Digital Storytelling for Knowledge Continuity
Defense Project Management Knowledge Flow through Lessons Learned Systems
Snider Project Managers' Changing Cognitive Schemata and the Achievement of Group Goals
Hine Analyzing Failure in Project Management Systems Using an Integral Approach of the Fish Bone and the Fault Tree Techniques by Maged Sedky Morcos Why Project Termination Tarries
Lessons Learned from Industry Project Management in the Engineering and Construction Industry
Project Management during the Reconstruction of Kuwait
Different Approaches to Managing Complex Construction Projects: Experiences of International Project Management
Railway Project Management: Framework and Examples
The Management of Railway Construction and Upgrade Projects: A Study of the Experience in Greece by John-Paris Pantouvakis Improving Project Management with the Analytical Design Planning Technique
Using the EFQM and Balanced Scorecards to Design Information System Strategy
The Changing Project Management Requirements in the Communications Industry
Creating Competencies: Project Management Evidence from the Telecommunications Sector
Patrice Houdayer, and Herve Mathe Agile Project Management Methods for IT Projects
Implementing Best Practice in Hospital Project Management
Conclusions and the Road Ahead
Index
About the Editors and Contributors
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