Mastering the Leadership Role in Project Management: Practices that Deliver Remarkable Results

Mastering the Leadership Role in Project Management: Practices that Deliver Remarkable Results

by Alexander Laufer

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ISBN-13: 9780132620369
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 04/23/2012
Series: FT Press Operations Management
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
File size: 434 KB

About the Author

Dr. Alexander Laufer is a chaired professor of civil engineering at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, where he also served as the dean of the faculty. Currently he is also a visiting professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has served as the editor-in-chief of the NASA Academy of Program and Project Leadership Magazine, Academy Sharing Knowledge, and as a member of the advisory board of the NASA Academy of Program and Project Leadership. He has also served as the director of the Center for Project Leadership at Columbia University. He is a member of the editorial review board of the Project Management Journal. Dr. Laufer is the author or coauthor of five books; the two most recent ones are Breaking the Code of Project Management (Macmillan, 2009) and Shared Voyage: Learning and Unlearning from Remarkable Projects (NASA History Office, 2005).

Table of Contents

Foreword: Larry Prusak     xi
Introduction: Learning from the Best Practitioners     1
Alexander Laufer
Chapter 1: Developing a Missile: The Power of Autonomy and Learning     19
Alexander Laufer, Dan Ward, Alistair Cockburn
Chapter 2: Building of Memory: Managing Creativity Through Action     51
Alexander Laufer, Zvi Ziklik, Jeffrey Russell
Chapter 3: Flying Solar-Powered Airplanes: Soaring High on Spirit and Systems     71
Alexander Laufer, Edward Hoffman, Don Cohen  
Chapter 4: Transferring Harbor Cranes: Delivering A Bold Idea Through Meticulous Preparations and Quick Responsiveness     103
Alexander Laufer, Zvi Ziklik, Jeffrey Russell
Chapter 5: A Successful Downsizing: Developing a Culture of Trust and Responsibility     125
Alexander Laufer, Dan Ward, Alistair Cockburn
Chapter 6: A Peaceful Evacuation: Building A Multi-Project Battalion by Leading Upward     149
Alexander Laufer, Zvi Ziklik, Dora Cohenca-Zall
Chapter 7: Exploring Space: Shaping Culture by Exploiting Location     171
Alexander Laufer, Edward Hoffman, Don Cohen
Chapter 8: Building a Dairy Plant: Accelerating Speed by Splitting and Harmonizing      193
Alexander Laufer, Jeffrey Russell, Dora Cohenca-Zall
Epilogue: Practices for Project Leadership     213
Alexander Laufer
Index     239

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