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Author Sivaraman, Raji, author

Title Making projects sing : a musical perspective of project management / Raji Sivaraman and Chris Wilson, authors ; Michael Brown and Danny McCormack, contributing authors
Edition First edition
Published New York, New York : Business Expert Press, 2016
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Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Series Portfolio and project management collection, 2156-8200
Portfolio and project management collection
Contents 1. What has music got to do with project management? -- 2. Locating project management insights in music -- 3. Project management insights in musical creativity -- 4. Applying a musical perspective to project management -- 5. A project management perspective for music -- 6. A resolution of sorts -- About the authors -- Bibliography and discography -- Index
Summary This book explores project management (PM) from a musical perspective. Seeking ways of understanding PM in musical ways, distinctive approaches to the management of risk, experimentation, the conception and practice of teams, and the realization of imagination, are explored to highlight both the synergies and distinctions between musical practice and project management in the wider corporate and industrial sectors. The intention being to surface insights of value, capable of adaptation and practical application in a range of contexts, a series of conceptual models and thinking exercises are presented, each designed to structure a more musical approach to project management and capable of application at every scale of project management, and every possible project management environment. The contention of this book is that music provides an interesting context through which to consider project management practice, and therefore a unique opportunity to approach project management from both a different viewpoint and a different mindset. Music is a vibrant field of activity incorporating distinctive approaches to the development and maintenance of expertise, the transfer of knowledge, and the realization of remarkable cultural creativity. Synergies between musical practice and the wider project management profession are many and varied, and more musical approaches to project management may not only be possible, but may also be an engaging means of developing creativity in project outcomes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Creative ability in business.
Music in the workplace.
Music trade.
Project management.
Form Electronic book
Author Wilson, Chris, author
ISBN 1631574604 (electronic bk.)
9781631574603 (electronic bk.)