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Title Perspectives on projects / Rodney J. Turner, Martina Huemann, Frank Anbari and Christophe Bredillet ; with contributions by Darren Dalcher, Annegret Frank, Roland Gareis, Pau Lian Staal-Ong, Eddy Westerveld and Terry Williams
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2010


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Description xxii, 346 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents The diversity of projects and project management -- Optimization : the project as a machine -- Modelling : the project as a mirror -- Success : the project as an objective -- Governance : the project as a legal entity -- Behavior : the project as a social system -- Marketing : the project as a billboard -- Process : the project as an algorithm -- Decision : the project as a computer -- Contingency : the project as a chameleon -- Using the nine perspectives -- The North-South Metro Line : managing in crowded Amsterdam -- The LAS story : learning from failure -- ABS international : sustainable project management
Summary Modern project management had its genesis in the field of operations research in the late 1940's, but today it is a much more diverse subject. It has evolved and developed a much wider range of methods, techniques, and skills that the project manager can draw upon. --
Not all these skills are relevant to every project, but an assortment of them will be relevant to most. This book aims to describe for students, researchers and managers the full range of skills that project managers can use to develop their methodologies. The authors group the skills into nine perspectives, representing nine schools of project management research and theory. By attaching a metaphor to each of these perspectives, students, researchers and managers are better able to understand each approach and decide whether it is best suited to the development of a strategy for managing their project. --
Perspectives on Projects builds upon the various theoretical orientations that the field of project management has developed. Featuring several case studies, drawn from a variety of settings, to illustrate how the different schools can provide different perspectives on projects, this book is an ideal text for anyone involved in project management. --Book Jacket
Notes Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Project management -- Case studies.
Project management.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Author Anbari, Frank T., author
Bredillet, Christophe, author
Dalcher, Darren, contributor
Frank, Annegret, contributor
Gareis, R. (Roland), contributor
Huemann, Martina, 1969- author
Staal-Ong, Pau Lian, contributor
Turner, J. Rodney (John Rodney), 1953- author
Westerveld, Eddy, contributor
Williams, Terry, contributor
LC no. 2009039075
ISBN 0415993741 (paperback)
0415993733 (hardback)
9780415993739 (hardback)
9780415993746 (paperback)
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