Project Management Case Studies and Lessons Learned: Stakeholder, Scope, Knowledge, Schedule, Resource and Team Management

M. Kemal Atesmen

December 1, 2014 by Auerbach Publications
Reference - 231 Pages
ISBN 9781498700405 - CAT# K24520


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  • Helps readers understand all pertinent specifications and be on top of all scope changes
  • Covers how to manage stakeholders to obtain needed project resources
  • Supplies practical advice on managing project knowledge and lessons learned
  • Includes lessons on coping with surprises and catastrophes that may occur during the life of a project
  • Provides insights into motivating and leading teams


Project managers who lead globally dispersed teams face unique challenges in managing project stakeholders, scope, knowledge sharing, schedules, resources, and above all team execution in a global business environment. Finding timely solutions to challenging events becomes more difficult in a global project environment. This book presents more than 80 case studies designed to help project managers craft solutions to the typical problems that can occur in global projects.

The author describes surprising, unexpected, and catastrophic cases that he encountered during his 35 years of project management experience in the global arena. The author details the background of each challenging case and then explains how he remedied the issue at hand. Some cases involve a logical step-by-step approach toward a solution, while others require unorthodox steps to get the project on the right track. The book includes lessons learned after every case.

This book is designed to help global project managers become more proactive, careful, disciplined, and ready for sudden surprises that can affect their projects. The project cases detailed in this book support and guide the strategizing process that occurs during the execution of global projects. The book emphasizes the importance of documenting lessons learned after each project to prevent making the same mistakes in the future.