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Understanding Project Management

Skills and Insights for Successful Project Delivery

Develop project management capability with this comprehensive and practical overview featuring real life case studies and learning resources.
EAN: 9780749470555
Edition: 1
Format: 240x170
328 pages

About the book

Understanding Project Management takes an applied approach to the study of project management, carefully balancing reflective practice and methodology necessary for successful deployment of tools and techniques in the real world. Including plenty of practical examples as well as contemporary real-world case studies, it takes a unique approach to the study of project management with an emphasis on international aspects and dilemmas that are increasingly common in the contemporary world. With a host of features to encourage reflection and reinforce learning, it is the ideal complement for independent or classroom study on a range of business courses.

Understanding Project Management helps managers understand project management, develop perspectives in application, and, through reflection, enables them to develop a project management capability, at an individual, organization or project level. The content throughout is guided by practice, making this an essential read for anyone wishing to make a success of the project management role. Online supporting resources include lecture slides and an instructor's manual.

About the authors

Gary Straw

Gary Straw delivers project management modules on MBA, Masters, and management development schemes for business schools in the UK and Eastern Europe, as well as development schemes for various professional bodies including the Institute of Leadership and Management and the Chartered Management Institute. His professional experience and insights into project management have developed through working within an number of private and public sector organisations, delivering projects in a range of market sectors.

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