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The Evolution of Project Management Practice: From Programmes and Contracts to Benefits and Change

The Evolution of Project Management Practice: From Programmes and Contracts to Benefits and Change

Darren Dalcher
September 13, 2017

Project practice has undergone significant changes requiring new ways of thinking about and managing projects. The single focus on the staged delivery of artefacts is gradually being replaced by a wider interest in stakeholders, value, benefits, and complexity. As a result there is a growing...

Further Advances in Project Management: Guided Exploration in Unfamiliar Landscapes

Further Advances in Project Management: Guided Exploration in Unfamiliar Landscapes

Darren Dalcher
December 08, 2016

Projects are ubiquitous to modern society, yet, concerns around successful delivery, value realisation, resilience and making change stick force a significant re-evaluation of the scope and extent of the ‘normal’ project discourse. The common thread for all of this is around capabilities, skills,...

Advances in Project Management: Narrated Journeys in Uncharted Territory

Advances in Project Management: Narrated Journeys in Uncharted Territory

Darren Dalcher
August 26, 2016

On the evidence of the authors of Advances in Project Management: Narrated Journeys in Unchartered Territory, there is a sea change coming. That change will affect the way projects are perceived, lead and governed, particularly in the context of the wider organisation to which they belong; whether...

Net Present Value and Risk Modelling for Projects

Net Present Value and Risk Modelling for Projects

Martin Hopkinson
April 07, 2016

The Net Present Value (NPV) forecast lies at the heart of the business case on many projects. Martin Hopkinson's guide explains when, why and how NPV models should be built for projects and how this approach can be integrated with the risk management process. NPV models tend to be used during the...

Performance Coaching for Complex Projects: Influencing Behaviour and Enabling Change

Performance Coaching for Complex Projects: Influencing Behaviour and Enabling Change

Tony Llewellyn
November 13, 2015

Performance Coaching for Complex Projects recognises a world of complex undertakings for which the common transactional mindsets and methodologies will not produce the required results. The author advocates, instead, the novel concept that the project manager or team leader should coach the team...

A Practical Guide to Dealing with Difficult Stakeholders

A Practical Guide to Dealing with Difficult Stakeholders

Jake Holloway, David Bryde
July 28, 2015

All project stakeholders have different needs, objectives, responsibilities and priorities. For many project managers it is disturbing to realise that, for any number of personal or professional reasons, some of their stakeholders may not be as co-operative and helpful as they expect. It could be a...

Managing the Urgent and Unexpected: Twelve Project Cases and a Commentary

Managing the Urgent and Unexpected: Twelve Project Cases and a Commentary

Stephen Wearne, Keith White-Hunt
October 15, 2014

Sometimes unanticipated threats or opportunities create a situation in which work is required unexpectedly. On these occasions, such urgent and unexpected work demands an instant start, in contrast to the often lengthy processes of investigation, evaluation, development, selection and planning...

Project Ethics

Project Ethics

Haukur Ingi Jonasson, Helgi Thor Ingason
January 10, 2013

How relevant is ethics to project management? The book - which aims to demystify the field of ethics for project managers and managers in general - takes both a critical and a practical look at project management in terms of success criteria, and ethical opportunities and risks. The goal is to help...

Managing Quality in Projects

Managing Quality in Projects

Ron Basu
December 06, 2012

Project managers appear to accept the ’iron triangle’ of cost, budget and quality but in reality focus more on being on time and budget. Quality in projects is often paid mere lip service and relegated to tick-box compliance. This lack of clarity and focus on quality is often the source of project...

Customer-Centric Project Management

Customer-Centric Project Management

Elizabeth Harrin, Phil Peplow
October 03, 2012

There has been a sea-change in the focus of organizations - whether private or public - away from a traditional product- or service-centricity towards customer-centricity and projects are just as much a part of that change. Projects must deliver value; projects must involve stakeholders, and...

The Spirit of Project Management

The Spirit of Project Management

Judi Neal, Alan Harpham
July 28, 2012

Projects have always been essentially human endeavours. Large modern projects are generally highly complex, fraught with technical difficulties and supported by diverse, often apparently conflicted stakeholders. The spirituality that originally defined some of the great construction projects of the...

Sustainability in Project Management

Sustainability in Project Management

Gilbert Silvius, Ron Schipper, Julia Planko, Jasper van den Brink
April 28, 2012

The concept of sustainability has grown in recognition and importance. The pressure on companies to broaden their reporting and accountability from economic performance for shareholders, to sustainability performance for all stakeholders is leading to a change of mindset in consumer behaviour and...

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