Strategic Project Management: Contemporary Issues and Strategies for Developing Economies

Corlane Barclay, Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson

August 18, 2015 by Routledge
Reference - 349 Pages - 36 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482225129 - CAT# K22405

USD$79.95

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Features

  • Discusses some of the primary considerations in managing successful projects
  • Highlights some of the key challenges and constraints in temporary organizations
  • Shares observations and cases from a cross-section of industries including ICT, education and law
  • Presents contemporary techniques in evaluating project success and performance such as the Project Performance Scorecard
  • Highlights some of the common challenges experienced in developing economies and strategies to overcome them
  • Highlights future opportunities for research and collaboration

Summary

Based on expert practitioners’ contributions from across the globe including Brazil, Jamaica, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, Strategic Project Management: Contemporary Issues and Strategies for Developing Economies offers modern experiences, best practices, and tools for individuals and teams working in projects spanning diverse environments in developing economies. The book answers the questions: what are the issues and challenges experienced in "developing" countries and how can effective project management practices address them? It then presents strategies and sustainable solutions.

The book covers the foundations of project management, highlighting particular strategies that may resonate with organizations across the globe, particularly developing economies. It includes dialogue on project success criteria and performance evaluation techniques, stakeholder management, program and portfolio management, managing knowledge in projects and case studies across industries such as ICT, education and law. In addition, the book showcases:

  • Diverse perspectives and experiences in the effective management of projects from the developing economies
  • The importance of project maturity through the adoption of sound strategic project management principles
  • Application of project management standards and practices in specific domains
  • Emerging tools and techniques that can enhance the management of different types of projects
  • Opportunities for future research and collaborations

The contributors share ideas, insights, and experiences for all forms of business projects with a core ICT artifact or supported by ICT to deliver the specific artifact, product, service, or result. The chapters discuss the range of issues found in managing different types of projects across many domains and countries and underline the similarities and nuances in managing projects with strategies that resonate in developing economies. The book, in a nutshell, gives you tried-and-true advice from experts that you can put to immediate use.