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Practice of Project Management

Practice of Project Management

Enzo Frigenti, Dennis Comninos


A comprehensive title that takes a 'holistic' approach to project management.

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About the book

Traditional project management has tended to focus primarily on the processes of managing projects to successful completion. To manage projects from their inception through to actual delivery of the business-enabling objectives, a different project management approach is needed. Project management needs to become part of the business.

This book addresses the concepts and issues of business project management. It aims to assist organisations in making the shift from a narrow, strong, technical focus on project management to a broader, more business-oriented focus. The Practice of Project Management introduces three basic concepts which underpin the philosophy of the business-oriented approach: Business Focused Project Management (BFPM) which takes an organisation-wide view; The Wrappers Model and Objective Directed Project Management (ODPM) both of which provide the philosophies, processes, concepts, and tools used to enable BFPM.

Table Of Contents

    • Chapter - 00: Introduction;
  • Section - ONE: The Essential Building Blocks;
    • Chapter - 01: Projects and project management;
    • Chapter - 02: The context of project management;
  • Section - TWO: Focusing Projects on the Business;
    • Chapter - 03: Projects and strategic linkages;
    • Chapter - 04: The Wrappers™ model;
    • Chapter - 05: Implementing Business Focused Project Management;
  • Section - THREE: Objective Directed Project Management (ODPM);
    • Chapter - 06: Introduction to ODPM;
    • Chapter - 07: The project initiation phase;
    • Chapter - 08: The project definition phase;
    • Chapter - 09: The project planning phase;
    • Chapter - 10: The project execution phase;
    • Chapter - 11: The project close-out phase

Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749445362
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd December 2005
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 246x189
  • 368 pages

About the Author

Enzo Frigenti is managing director of Programme Project Management in New Zealand. Dennis Comninos is based in South Africa and is managing director of Mercuri Systems and Training Ltd, He is also the managing director of X-Pert Academy. Both Enzo and Dennis lecture on project management in universities in New Zealand and South Africa.

Enzo Frigenti

Dennis Comninos