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Creating an Environment for Successful Projects, 3rd Edition

Creating an Environment for Successful Projects, 3rd Edition

by Randall Englund, Robert J. Graham

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Now in its third edition, this project management classic has been updated with an array of field-tested tools to help upper management ensure the success of projects within organizations.

For over twenty years, Creating an Environment for Successful Projects has been a staple for upper managers who want to help projects succeed. This new edition includes case studies from companies that have successfully applied the approach, along with practical tools such as templates, surveys, and benchmark reports for savvy leaders who want to ensure project success throughout their organizations. The insights in this book will help management speed projects along instead of getting in their way. All too often, well-intentioned managers put roadblocks in the team's way instead of empowering them with the tools they need to succeed. This approach to project environments, grounded in decades of research and practice, will help you make your organization the most project-friendly it's ever been.

Organizational changes rarely work unless upper management is heavily involved. Although project managers are most closely responsible for the success of projects, upper managers are the ones who ultimately create an environment that supports those projects. The way upper managers define, structure, and act toward projects has an important effect on the success or failure of those projects and, consequently, the success or failure of the organization. This book helps all managers understand the need for project management changes and shows how to develop project management as an organizational practice.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781523085507
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 360
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Randall L. Englund is an author, speaker, trainer, professional facilitator, and consultant for the Englund Project Management Consultancy. Formerly he was a senior project manager at Hewlett-Packard. He facilitates project management seminars for the Project Management Institute (PMI) and other professional associations and teaches university courses. He is recipient of PMI’s 2018 Eric Jenett Project Management Award of Excellence.
Robert J. Graham served as an independent management consultant in the areas of project management and organizational change and as a senior associate with the Strategic Management Group. Previously, he was a senior staff member of the Management and Behavioral Sciences Center at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, where he taught in the MBA and PhD program and was also part of the Wharton Effective Executive program, teaching project management to practicing executives.

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