Creating An Environment for Successful Projects (Jossey-Bass Business and Management Series) / Edition 2

Creating An Environment for Successful Projects (Jossey-Bass Business and Management Series) / Edition 2

by Robert J. Graham, Randall L. Englund
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787969664

ISBN-13: 9780787969660

Pub. Date: 11/26/2003

Publisher: Wiley

Since it was first published in 1997, Creating an Environment for Successful Projects has become a landmark work that shows how to develop project management as an organizational practice. This second edition offers solid, results-oriented advice on how upper management can create an environment that supports the success of special projects and the development of

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Since it was first published in 1997, Creating an Environment for Successful Projects has become a landmark work that shows how to develop project management as an organizational practice. This second edition offers solid, results-oriented advice on how upper management can create an environment that supports the success of special projects and the development of new products. The book also includes a wealth of examples from the authors' workshop participants and readers of the first edition who have successfully implemented these concepts within their organizations. New in the second edition:
• Ideas and practices about portfolio management to achieve greater overall success from a portfolio of projects
• Advice for helping project teams come together to become more effective
• Information for developing the chief project officer
• Suggestions for implementing project management information systems
• More descriptions about organizations and people who have used these principles to develop vastly improved environments

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787969660
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
11/26/2003
Series:
Jossey-Bass Business and Management Series
Edition description:
Second
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
7.26(w) x 9.23(h) x 1.11(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword xi
Judd Kuehn

Preface to the Second Edition xv

Preface to the First Edition xxi

The Authors xxv

1 Leading the Change to a Project-Based Organization 1

2 Giving Projects a Strategic Emphasis 37

3 How Upper Managers Infl uence Project Success 77

4 Developing and Supporting Core Teams for Project Success 109

5 Organizing the Project Management Effort 139

6 Developing the Project Management Information Systems 163

7 Selecting and Developing the Project Manager 187

8 Developing a Project Management Learning Organization 209

9 Developing a Project Management Initiative 239

10 Creating an Environment for Successful Projects in Your Organization 263

Epilogue: Leadership in Evolving Project-Based Organizations 287

References 295

Index 301

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