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
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521843286

ISBN-13: 9780521843287

Pub. Date: 11/30/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

"The Business of Projects 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 organisations become more dynamic and adaptable. This book extends the resource-based view of the firm to focus on the business lessons…  See more details below

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"The Business of Projects 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 organisations become more dynamic and adaptable. This 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 - to show how projects are used to achieve strategic objectives, perform systems integration, organise productive activities, manage software, achieve organisational learning and deliver solutions for customers." The book is essential reading for project professionals, academics, students, engineers, managers, and policy-makers seeking a business strategy and innovation management perspective on projects.

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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

1Introduction1
2The dynamics of innovation in complex products and systems20
3Business strategy and project capability56
4Systems integration and competitive advantage88
5The project-based organisation117
6Managing software-intensive projects148
7Learning in the project business184
8Integrated solutions for customers215
9Lessons for the project business252

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