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Overview

The stakes are high in international ventures. Success can be lucrative, but only if formidable obstacles are overcome and unexpected expenses are reined in. Taking a unique approach to international project management, International Project Management is a cutting-edge new book that introduces financial control systems to help manage cost and schedule. By skillfully applying these systems, managers uncover potential problems before they become roadblocks, enabling them to make the necessary adjustments to maintain the company's cost and schedule commitments.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780324203028
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 4/19/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Owen Murhpy has an extensive background, both in the military and outside of it, as a project manager in the international business scene. He has a degree in electrical engineering from UCLA and a MBA.

Murphy as 15 years of professional experience, much of it in Europe and Asia, developing, managing and implementing various technical projects for Hughes, Raytheon, and overseas governments.

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Table of Contents

Overview 1. Introduction I. Getting started 2. International projects, pros and cons 3. Available resources, taking stock 4. Developing a game plan II. Defining the project 5. Organizing and staffing 6. Financial controls 7. Managing the risks III. Executing the project in-country 8. Subcontracts and offset requirements 9 How to conduct trade-off studies 10. Predicting problems through financial controls 11. Dealing with a diversity 12. Evaluation and sell-off Appendices Suggested reading Glossary of terms

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2008

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    This book offers a curious combination of wide generalizations about managing projects overseas, and extremely detailed guidance in the shape of project-management forms and checklists. Owen Jay Murphy explains obvious information ¿ people pursue international projects to make money and folks in other countries have different customs. Yet he also provides sophisticated information, like detailed, complex data on some Six Sigma techniques, and project evaluation and review templates such as Gantt, PERT and WBS charts. At its best, getAbstract finds that this book provides a reasonably easy-to-read summary of some crucial steps and useful tools for managing international projects.

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