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Understanding Project Management

Understanding Project Management

Skills and Insights for Successful Project Delivery

Gary Straw

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Take a practical approach to the study of project management, carefully balancing reflective practice and the methodology necessary for successful deployment of tools and techniques in the real world.

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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, Understanding Project Management 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.


Table Of Contents

  • Chapter - 1: An introduction to projects and project management;
  • Chapter - 2: Projects at the conceptual phase;
  • Chapter - 3: Planning within projects;
  • Chapter - 4: After the planning: delivering projects;
  • Chapter - 5: Managing to completion;
  • Chapter - 6: Reviewing and learning in projects;
  • Chapter - 7: Project: a way of thinking;
  • Chapter - 8: Within and outside projects;
  • Chapter - 9: A global stage;
  • Chapter - 10: Managing and leading project enviornments;
  • Chapter - 11: A spectrum of project management roles;
  • Chapter - 12: Develop the capability
  • Section - ONE: Projects in an ideal world;
    • Chapter - 01: An introduction to projects and project management;
    • Chapter - 02: Projects at the conceptual phase;
    • Chapter - 03: Planning within projects;
  • Section - TWO: Projects in a real world;
    • Chapter - 04: After the planning: delivering projects;
    • Chapter - 05: Managing to completion;
    • Chapter - 06: Reviewing and learning in projects;
  • Section - THREE: Projects in a challenging world;
    • Chapter - 07: Projects: a way of thinking;
    • Chapter - 08: Within and outside projects;
    • Chapter - 09: A global stage;
  • Section - FOUR: Developing a capability;
    • Chapter - 10: Managing and leading in project environments;
    • Chapter - 11: A spectrum of project management roles;
    • Chapter - 12: Develop the capability



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Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749470555
  • Edition: 1
  • Published: 3rd May 2015
  • Paperback
  • Dimensions: 240x170
  • 328 pages

About the Author

Gary Straw has delivered project management modules on MBA and Master's and management development schemes for business schools in the UK and Eastern Europe, including Aberystwyth School of Management and Business, The Management Centre at Bangor University and Kingston Business School. He has also delivered ILM and CMI project management courses. His professional experience and insights into project management have developed through working within a number of private- and public-sector organizations, delivering projects in a range of market sectors.


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