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Palgrave Macmillan

Project Management

A Problem-Based Approach

ISBN 9780230348493
Publication Date November 2012
Formats Paperback Ebook (PDF) Ebook (EPUB) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

Why do projects fail? The rate of project failure remains high despite the use of project management methodologies, bodies of knowledge and new technologies. Project Management explores the risk and complexity inherent in project management and the potential problems that can arise. Drawing on the author's real life experiences, the book suggests actions and techniques that can be taken to help detect, prevent and resolve problems before they can have a major impact on a project.

Focusing on both PMBoK and PRINCE2 methodologies and packed full of real life examples and revision questions, Project Management is an ideal text for undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA students taking a module in project management. It will also be an invaluable resource for practicing project managers.

BENNET P. LIENTZ is a Professor of Management at UCLA Anderson School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.

Preface
PART I: INTRODUCTION
Introduction
Project Management Methodologies and Problem Management
PART II: THE LIFE OF THE PROJECT
Project Identification and Concept
Project Planning
Project Execution
Manage Multiple Projects and Resource Allocation
Project Implementation
PART III: BUSINESS PROBLEMS
Business Units
Business Employees
Business Processes
Business Unit Management
PART IV: MANAGEMENT PROBLEMS
Management
Company Policies and Procedures
Company Organization
PART V: VENDOR PROBLEMS
Vendor
Vendor Management
Vendor Staff
Vendor Methods and Tools
Vendor Work
PART VI: PROJECT PROBLEMS
Single Project
Multiple Projects and the Project Portfolio
Project Leader
Project Team
Risk Management
Project Methods and Tools
Project Plan
PART VII: PROBLEMS RELATED TO GOVERNMENT AND CULTURE
Government Regulation
Country Culture and Society
PART VIII: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROBLEMS
IT Infrastructure
IT Systems
IT Management
IT Staff
IT Methods and Tools
Appendix
Bibliography and References
Web Sites
Index

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'This extremely useful handbook offers a definitive list of issues extracted from a database of project problems. It thus provides a unique resource for project managers looking to address project problems, improve their practice and deliver projects successfully.' - Professor Darren Dalcher, Director of the National Centre for Project Management, UK
'Project Management – A Problem Based Approach takes a novel view of the subject by drawing on the author's extensive database of recurring project problems. Indeed, if we could only eliminate the majority of project problems by heeding Lientz's Prevention, Detection and Actions recommendations, the reward would be a substantially improved project management success record.' - R. Max Wideman, FPMI
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