The Economist Guide to Project Management, 2nd Edition

  • Paul Roberts
  • Published By: Economist
  • ISBN-10: 184765911X
  • ISBN-13: 9781847659118
  • DDC: 658.404
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 384 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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From the Hubble space telescope that was launched with a malfunctioning device that resulted in all the pictures it took being blurred, to the extremely late completion of England's new national soccer stadium at Wembley, history is full of example of projects that damaged organisations because they were late, over budget, failed to deliver what they were meant to, or were complete disasters.This guide explains the principles and techniques of project management and how they are interconnected with the day-to-day management of a business. It is an invaluable handbook for helping firms deliver successful project outcomes and achieve lasting benefit through effective change.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Economist Books.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Introduction to Second Edition.
1: The Components of Effective Project Management.
2: Conceiving and Prioritising Projects.
3: Project Roles and Responsibilities.
4: Articulating the Vision.
5: Planning: Risks and Rewards.
6: Planning: Quality.
7: Planning: Time and Cost.
8: Initiating Projects.
9: Project Delivery.
10: Support and Assurance.
11: Project Closure and Beyond.
12: Embedding Effective Project Management.