The theory, practice, and example projects of international project management A Singaporean corporation builds a manufacturing facility in Cambodia, with a Chinese partner, a Cambodian government agency, and value chain organizations in Germany, Morocco, Vietnam, and Brazil. A Russian charity operates in the Balkans and the Persian Gulf. Pharmaceuticals and food come from ten different countries, physicians are from the EU and Russia, and donations are from Central Asia and the subcontinent. A transnational organization markets through divisions in eighty-two countries. The products are designed in Italy, Sweden, and France, with customization done in each respective country. International projects involve a complex network of cultures, politics, laws, languages, and resources that goes beyond the traditional training and experience of most project managers. International Project Management examines the different dimensions and responsibilities of international projects, and outlines what a project manager must know to lead global projects successfully. It also provides guidelines and examples for the international project management processes. This book explores the professional best practices of international projects, emphasizing the importance of leadership skills and virtual teamwork to successfully navigate an international project. Along with discussions on the process groups, such as initiating, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, and closing out, this reference is organized according to these knowledge areas: Introduction to international project management Integration management HR management (Diversity & Communications) Scope management Cost and progress management Risk management Time management Customer satisfaction (Quality) Procurement management CPE in the future Integrating the PMBOK® Guide—Fourth Edition, and the ICB, International Project Management provides international project managers, whether experienced or beginners, with the high cross-cultural intelligence, creative communication skills, ability to establish and maintain dependable project management processes, and compelling curiosity to manage international projects successfully. (PMBOK is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)
Project Management Leadership is a comprehensive guide to the human factors involved in Project Management, in particular the leadership skills required to ensure successful implementation of current best practice. It provides the latest insights on team building, motivation, collaboration, and networking skills, and the way these can be harnessed to manage a successful project. Exercises and worked examples are provided throughout.
This book presents techniques for effective and successful project management across all phases of the project, covering all of the management tools and leadership skills for any industrial project. It presents advanced modern tools for use by management and engineers in decision making, and it covers the gap between project management theories of the actual project. This volume is a «one-stop shop» for project and construction management of industrial projects, for engineers, managers, owners, and anyone else working on the project.
Strategic management is regarded as one of the highest universal forms of management activities. This book presents the findings of the study undertaken to evaluate the effectiveness of strategic management in the public service. Moving from the premise that today's organizations are complex adaptive systems, in order to recommend an effective strategic management model for the public service, the book covers concept such as: strategy in a complex adaptive system, strategic management under uncertainty, complexity and systems thinking, amongst other concepts. Lastly, the book recommends a strategic management model for the Public service that will encourage management to see their organizations as systems that are influenced by and also influence other systems within their environments to achieve their objectives.
Get real-world solutions and evidence-based guidelines for HR project management challenges Tackling major human resources management projects can be daunting, but now you can learn from the lessons of HR professionals who have encountered roadblocks or challenges in similar contexts. Advancing Human Resource Project Management is an in-depth, thoughtful resource that highlights the knowledge and experience of those who have undertaken large HR projects. This guide illustrates what worked and what didn't, with a focus on evidence and real-world cases to illuminate effective strategies and solutions. Each chapter presents empirical findings complemented by professional judgment and wisdom from human resource management professionals well-versed in global business environments. Advancing Human Resource Project Management recognizes the importance of context, addresses the practical and professional implications of managing HR management projects in different industry sectors, and provides comprehensive coverage on implementing global development programs and project initiation and planning. Ideal for global Industrial and Organizational Psychology faculty and practitioners, graduate students, and, especially, HR professionals, this resource uncovers the best evidence-based practices available today for effective HR project management strategies. The book includes: An emphasis on the implications and challenges of providing solutions for HR business problems on a global scale Real-world cases and firsthand professional experiences with summaries of knowledge gained from research and practice Advice on tackling challenges inherent in various stages of a project Expertise and counsel from HR professionals familiar with large projects and from those who study and work in the field of project management Let this comprehensive resource guide your approach to initiating and managing large HR projects. With solid, empirical evidence and relatable case studies, Advancing Human Resource Project Management is the ideal professional companion for those looking to strengthen their project techniques, project leadership, and management skills.
An informative introduction for those considering a career in project management Project Management JumpStart offers a clear, practical introduction to the complex world of project management, with an entertaining approach based on real-world application. Fully revised to align with a Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge –PMBOK Guide©, 6th edition, this book provides an overview of the field followed by an exploration of current best practices. The practical focus facilitates retention by directly linking critical concepts to your everyday work, while the close adherence to PMBOK guidelines makes this book the perfect starting point for those considering certification to earn either PMP or CompTIA Project+ credentials. Project management is a top-five, in-demand skill in today’s workplace, and the demand has spread far beyond IT to encompass nearly every industry; any organization that produces goods or services, whether for profit or not, has a vested interest in ensuring that projects are completed on time, on budget, and to the satisfaction of the client—this is the heart of the project management function. Let Kim Heldman, bestselling author of PMP Study Guide and CompTIA Project+ Study Guide, walk you through the basic principles and practices to help you build a strong foundation for further training. Understand current project management methods and practices Explore project management from a practical perspective Delve into illustrative examples that clarify complex issues Test your understanding with challenging study questions Trillions of dollars are invested in various projects around the world each year, and companies have learned that investing in qualified project management professionals pays off in every aspect of the operation. If you’re considering a career in project management, Project Management JumpStart provides an excellent introduction to the field and clear direction for your next steps.
AN INNOVATIVE APPROACH FOR MANAGING COMPLEX INITIATIVES With the increasing demands of the global business environment, many leaders observe that their organizations struggle to manage complex strategic initiatives. Managing Complex Projects and Programs examines why and offers a solution. Drawing on the insight of experienced executives and program and project managers from a diverse range of real-world industries, Managing Complex Projects and Programs: Examines the common reasons for poor performance of modern projects and programs Introduces new guidelines and an innovative leadership framework for solving performance issues Provides organizations with a roadmap for redefining the roles of project and program management professionals Whether you are a current program or project manager, a student of program or project management, or an executive seeking to prepare your organization for a complex and uncertain future, Managing Complex Projects and Programs will challenge you to rethink your approach for managing strategic initiatives and ensuring your organization’s success
How-to guidance for defining and implementing a complex project performance environment Sharing his forty-five years of project management experience, best-selling author and industry guru Robert Wysocki presents a straightforward, enlightening, and pragmatic guide to help senior managers make the transition to an organization that profits and thrives on complexity. The first book to discuss practical project management mitigation strategies, Executive's Guide to Project Management presents easy-to-implement infrastructures and processes that will ensure the continued success of your organization and maximize your investment of every project. Collects in one resource all the relevant information for understanding and creating an environment for improved complex project performance A must-read for every member of your senior management team Shows you how to regain responsibility, take action, and skillfully handle complexity to mitigate risk and increase return on project investments It's time for your senior management team to take back control of your investments in projects and programs. Executive's Guide to Project Management shows you how to cultivate your part of the organization so that it can respond to a changing project environment with the infrastructure to support the project and program investment decisions.
This book is about real world Project Management, Leadership and People Skills. It goes beyond how to do things better. It’s about the nitty-gritty daily aspects that a hard core project manager goes through in the real world. It has all the trials and tribulations that you need to face. Dealing with a team of people is very hard. Knowing how to get the best out of them is even harder.
This book is a distillation of Bill's insights gained throughout his career in management consulting and executive coaching. It includes nuggets of wisdom that will be valuable to anyone who considers themselves to be a professional.About the Author: Bill Smillie is a former Executive with IBM's Learning and Knowledge function within its Global Business Services, where he led the professional development programs for all consulting Partners and staff worldwide. He also provided thought leadership in project management best practices and delivery excellence, based on his perspectives gained from over 30 years of international programme and project management. Bill currently provides a wide range of management consulting and facilitation services, including career and life coaching for executives and professionals, through his company, Tamarac Consulting LLC.
A volume in Research in Management (Sponsored by the Southern Management Association)Series Editors Linda L. Neider and Chester A. SchriesheimUniversity of MiamiThe latest volume in the Research in Management series, co-edited by Linda L.Neider and Chester A. Schrieshiem, reports on "Advances in Authentic andEthical Leadership." The eight insightful chapters are contributed by nationaland international scholars spanning the fields of leadership, organizationalbehavior, and research methodology. Among the areas discussed and linked toauthentic and/or ethical leadership are mindfulness, decision making, the roleof character, antecedents, substitutes for leadership, psychological capital, and asome of the "dark side" aspects associated with authenticity. Advances inAuthentic and Ethical Leadership is a book that should be purchased by anyonecurrently or anyone considering doing research in the area.
The keys to project management success delivered by one of the world's most respected experts in the field Why do some project managers achieve their project goals while others fail? Drawing on his years of experience as a recognized global expert on project management and organizational change, author Tres Roeder answers that question, and lays out a proven path to project success. Focusing on the major differences between project management and other types of management—not least of them being the temporary nature of projects versus the repetitive nature of most managerial tasks—Roeder describes best practices in all key areas of managing project stakeholders. A recognized global expert on project management provides the foundational elements required for project management success Contributes toward the fulfillment of the continuing education required every three years to maintain PMP® accreditation Uses real-world scenarios and relevant case studies to present project management concepts to beginning and intermediate PMP®s Contains chapters on Leadership, Buy In, and Negotiation for more advanced project managers (PMP and Project Management Professional are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)
Research Paper (undergraduate) from the year 2012 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: 1, Atlantic International University (School of Bussiness and Economic), course: Project Management, language: English, abstract: The project procurement management is a vital element for project successand failure. It is a facilitating process towards the accomplishment of theproject deliverable objectives of scope, time, cost and quality throughintegrating all of the project management body of knowledge's on one trackwith viable execution strategy. The project procurement managementimproves the triumph of project performance balancing the projectconstrains and mitigating the risks. Hence, this brief essay is intended toacquire the project management community with the perfect understandingof what role do the project procurement plays in the performance of modernproject based management. It describes with the practical case study ofWater sanitation and Hygiene development project.
The first book demonstrating how to apply the principles of social network analysis to managing complex projects This groundbreaking book gets project managers and students up to speed on state-of-the-art applications of social network analysis (SNA) for observing, analysing, and managing complex projects. Written by an expert at the leading edge of the SNA project management movement, it clearly demonstrates how the principles of social network analysis can be used to provide a smarter, more efficient, holistic approach to managing complex projects. Project managers, especially those tasked with managing large, complex construction and engineering projects, traditionally have relied upon analysis and decision-making based upon hierarchical structures and vaguely defined project systems, much of which is borrowed from historic scientific management approaches. However, it has become apparent that a more sophisticated methodology is required for observing project systems and managing relationships with today’s more knowledgeable and demanding clients. Social network analysis (SNA) provides just such an approach. Unfortunately, existing books on social network analysis are written primarily for sociologists and mathematicians, with little or no regard for the needs of project managers – until now. The first and only book of its kind, Managing Networks in Project-Based Organisations: Offers a framework and a fully-developed approach to applying SNA theory and methodologies to large, complex projects Describes highly effective strategies and techniques for managing the iterative and transient relationships between network-defining actor roles involved in the delivery of complex projects Uses numerous real-world examples and case studies of successful applications of SNA to large-scale construction and engineering projects around the world Draws on its author’s decades of experience managing complex projects for demanding clients, as well as his extensive academic research in Project Management Managing Networks in Project-Based Organisations is an important working resource for project management professionals and consultants, especially those serving the construction and engineering industries. It is also an excellent text/reference for postgraduate students of project management and supply chain management, as well as academic researchers of project management.
Diploma Thesis from the year 2008 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: 1, University of applied sciences, language: English, abstract: Ours is a challenging age for business. One of the reasons therefore is that the international customer increasingly demands efficiently integrated solutions for fairly complex problems. These expectations are further intensified by the enormous cost pressure and global competition companies are facing nowadays. By concentrating on the firm's core competences and by the continuously increasing international division of work these challenging expectations seem to be successfully addressed. This is the reason why international project organisations and project teams have gained enormous importance over the last years. Moreover, constantly innovated information and communication technology tools are contributing to a further facilitation of world wide collaboration. The management of locally dispersed or international project teams, however, is increasingly challenged by a fairly diverse spectrum of barriers. Collectively they display an enormous amount of complexity, consequently explaining the still considerably high failure rates of international project work. On the basis of theoretical analysis as well as an empirical investigation of selected international projects jointly conducted with project managers in practice, the conclusion of this thesis suggests that projects are significantly t...