The Handbook of Project-based Management: Leading Strategic Change in Organizations

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Discover How to Dramatically Improve the Processes of Project-Based Management in Any Organization!

One of the most influential books ever written on the development of project management, The Handbook of Project-Based Management has been completely revised for a new generation of students and practitioners. The Third Edition now features a major change in focus from delivering corporate objectives to achieving strategic change, including embedding corporate change after a project is completed.

Filled with over 150 illustrations, The Third Edition of The Handbook of Project-Based Management contains:

  • A rigorous guide to project management practice for the twenty-first century
  • Complete tools for managing project performance and process
  • New to this edition: new focus on achieving strategic change; new information on the project life cycle; new applications to different industries; new material on strategic design, stakeholders, and organizational capability; shift in emphasis from administrative procedures to governance

Inside this Cutting-Edge Guide to Twenty-First Century Project Management

The Context of Projects: • Projects for Delivering Beneficial Change • Project Success and Strategy • The People Involved • Managing Performance: • Scope • Project Organization • Quality • Cost • Time • Risk • Managing the Process: • Project Process • Project Start-Up • Project Execution and Control • Project Close-Out • Governance of Project-Based Management: • Project Governance • Program and Portfolio Management • Developing Organizational Capability • Governance of the Project-Based Organization • International Projects

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? Gives practical guidance on how to manage the scope, organization and risk of a project.
? Provides comprehensive strategies for coping with project problems.
? Up to date coverage of standard project management procedures available including a description of Prince 2 and ISO 10,006.
? Improved coverage of multi-project management.
? Includes real life examples and case studies from around the world.

About the Author:

Rodney Turner is Professor of Project Management at the Kemmy Business School of the University of Limerick and at the Lille School of Management. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology, Sydney and Educatis University, Zurich, and Visiting Professor at Henley Management College and George Washington University. Rodney Turner is the author or editor of fourteen books. He is editor of The International Journal of Project Management, and has written articles for journals, conferences, and magazines. He lectures on and teaches project management worldwide.

From 1991 to 2004, Rodney was a member of Council of the UK’s Association for Project Management, with two years as Treasurer and two as Chairman. He is now a Vice-President. From 1999 to 2002, he was President and then Chairman of the International Project Management Association, the global federation of national associations in project management, of which APM is the largest member. He has also helped to establish the Benelux Region of the European Construction Institute as foundation Operations Director. Rodney is director of several SMEs and a member of the Institute of Directors. He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and of the Association for Project Management.

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