The Business of Projects: Managing Innovation in Complex Products and Systems

The Business of Projects: Managing Innovation in Complex Products and Systems

by Andrew Davies, Michael Hobday
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521843286

ISBN-13: 9780521843287

Pub. Date: 11/30/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This volume breaks new ground by showing how leading businesses create and implement projects to drive strategy and innovation. Projects are used to coordinate activities with customers and suppliers and ensure that organizations become more dynamic and adaptable. The book extends the resource-based view of the firm to focus on the business lessons learned from the

Overview

This volume breaks new ground by showing how leading businesses create and implement projects to drive strategy and innovation. Projects are used to coordinate activities with customers and suppliers and ensure that organizations become more dynamic and adaptable. The book extends the resource-based view of the firm to focus on the business lessons learned from the design and production of high-value complex products and systems (CoPS), which have always been project-based. As well as new frameworks and management tools, it provides case studies of high-technology industries—such as telecommunications, flight simulation and medical devices.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521843287
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2005
Pages:
330
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. The dynamics of innovation in complex projects and systems; 3. Business strategy and project capability; 4. Systems integration and competitive advantage; 5. The project-based organisation; 6. Managing software-intensive projects; 7. Learning in the project business; 8. Integrated solutions for customers; 9. Lessons for the project business.

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