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Managing Projects

Managing Projects

Building and Leading the Team

David Boddy

Dec 2001, Paperback, 240 pages
ISBN13: 9780273651284
ISBN10: 0273651285
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Courses in Project Management as part of an MBA or similar post-experience qualification; Post-graduate or post-experience Executive MBA programmes; Change Management; Managing Change; Strategy, E-Business/E-commerce; Technology Management; Innovation Management.This book examines project team management within organisations as it relates to organisational change and effectiveness. Written from the view that project teams play a critical role in putting changes into effect, this book is ideally suited for those studying project or change management as part of a qualification, or responsible for managing, a change project to be more confident and skilful in understanding the human aspects of change.

PART I PROJECTS AND ORGANISATIONS
1. An introduction to managing projects.
2. Each project has unique features.
3. Projects interact with their context.
PART II UNDERSTANDING PROJECT MANAGEMENT
4. Theories of change.
5. The job of project management: activities, skills and structures.
6. Influencing stakeholders .
PART III MANAGING THE PROJECT TEAM
7. Project structures and project teams.
8. Project teams - motivation, composition and process.
9. Developing the project team.
PART IV MANAGING BEYOND THE TEAM
10. Managing across.
11. Managing staff and users.
12. Managing up.
13. Work in progress.

  • Integrates project management with OB perspective supplementing conventional approaches that stress formal methods and procedures.
  • Demonstrates that there is a human component to project team management. Balance of theory and practical research - the author draws from his own research and practitioner experiences as basis for ideas and theories presented.
  • Increases the credibility of the subject matter which is presented providing readers a realistic view of project teams in organisations.
  • Solid chapter pedagogy - Each chapter begins with a short introductory section leading to learning objectives and concludes with a case study and questions.
  • Provides structured learning, self assessment opportunity, and encourages readers to engage in the subject material. Notepad application feature - integrated throughout the text.
  • Encourage readers to relate the topic of a section to their experience, or that of an organisation.