Reinventing Project Management: The Diamond Approach to Successful Growth and Innovation

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Projects are the engines that drive innovation from idea to commercialization. In fact, the number of projects in most organizations today is expanding while operations is shrinking. Yet, since many companies still focus on operational excellence and efficiency, most projects fail—largely because conventional project management concepts cannot adapt to a dynamic business environment. Moreover, top managers neglect their company's project activity, and line managers treat all their projects alike—as part of ...

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Reinventing Project Management: The Diamond Approach To Successful Growth And Innovation

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Overview

Projects are the engines that drive innovation from idea to commercialization. In fact, the number of projects in most organizations today is expanding while operations is shrinking. Yet, since many companies still focus on operational excellence and efficiency, most projects fail—largely because conventional project management concepts cannot adapt to a dynamic business environment. Moreover, top managers neglect their company's project activity, and line managers treat all their projects alike—as part of operations. Based on an unprecedented study of more than 600 projects in a variety of businesses and organizations around the globe, "Reinventing Project Management" provides a new and highly adaptive model for planning and managing projects to achieve superior business results.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591398004
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
  • Publication date: 8/13/2007
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 612,933
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Aaron J. Shenhar is the Institute Professor of Management and the founder of the Project Management Program at Stevens Institute of Technology. Dov Dvir is the head of the Management Department at Ben Gurion University in Israel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2008

    A guide to managing your projects

    Most projects fail because conventional project management concepts cannot adapt to today¿s dynamic business environment. This book, which is based on many case studies, provides a new and highly adaptive model for planning and managing projects. Aaron J. Shenhar and Dov Dvir explain how to use their ¿Diamond Framework¿ to understand the nature of your projects, and diagnose the gaps between your current capabilities and what you need to do to make your projects succeed. Their flexible model provides valuable information for evaluating and managing projects for the maximum competitive advantage. We recommend this book to managers who want to strengthen their ability to take charge of projects in a more systematic and compelling way.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2007

    This book is for professional always questioning what is next

    While this book brings a conceptual approach to the project management, it also supplies practicle tools which you can use for the improvement and growth of your business. The professionals who already have acquaintance with the basics of project management and seeking for WHAT IS NEXT in this area, will get great pleasure and enthusiasm from this book. Some of the concepts which are new for me as follows: The four bases of successful projects: 1.Novelty 2.Technology 3.Complexity 4.Pace Beyond Time, Budget, and Performance 'What are the criteria for successful projects': * Project efficiency, * Impact on the customer, * Business and direct success, * Preparation for the future.

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