This book is about four remarkable projects, two from NASA and two from the U.S. Air Force, and each is presented as a case study comprised of stories collected from key members of the project teams. We chose this format for Shared Voyage because people, to put it simply, love to read stories. Stories attract and captivate, plus they are memorable. The fact that most people are attracted to stories is crucial, especially in situations where the prospective learner suffers from a lack of time—which is the case for most project managers. More important, stories are very useful for sharing and disseminating organizational knowledge. Story-based management books are not a new phenomenon. In Search of Excellence is probably the best known story-based book on general management, while The Soul of a New Machine is probably the best story book ever written on managing a project. Our book, Shared Voyage, is meant primarily to serve as a self-learning handbook and reference guide for experienced, as well as less experienced practitioners. It should be useful for the entire project community: project managers, team members, managers to whom project managers report, and project customers and users. The story format makes it user-friendly for all those project managers and team members working in industry, business, and government, in the United States and throughout the world. Students, researchers, and scholars of project management and public administration should find it useful as well.
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Dr. Alex Laufer is the editor-in-chief of the NASA Academy of Program and Project Leadership magazine, ASK:Academy Sharing Knowledge. He is a member of the Editorial Review Board of Project Management Journal, and has served as a member of the Advisory Board of the NASA Academy of Program and Project Leadership. Mr.Todd Post has been writing professionally for close to 20 years. From 2001 to 2003, he was editor of ASK magazine. Under his leadership, ASK expanded from a small electronic publication to a four-color print publication which has won numerous prizes for publication excellence, including two Blue Pencil Awards from the National Association of Government Communicators. Dr. Ed Hoffman is the director of the NASA Academy of Program and Project Leadership. In this capacity for the last 12 years, he has been responsible for the development of program and project leaders and teams within NASA. Drs. Hoffman and Laufer are the co-authors of Project Management Success Stories: Lessons of Project Leaders (Wiley, 2000).
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Book Description US Government Printing Office, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110160732409
Book Description US Government Printing Office. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0160732409 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.3026926