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Offers you information and practices in techniques in self-managing teams, innovative organizational structuring, team composition, and alternative teams. Containing diagrams, tables, checklists, and case studies, this book provides the knowledge that industry leaders need to be competitive.
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Project Management by David L. Cleland

Reach strategic goals with state-of-the-art project management. Expert David I. Cleland, a world leader in project management theory and practice, introduces the latest in state-of-the-art team design and project life-cycle evaluation in this edition of his best-selling "Project Management: Strategic Design and Implementation." A standard among project management guides, this highly respected book is the only source of guidance on strategic management in both large and small industrial organizations.Dr. Cleland's focus on the use of flexible teams to implement organizational strategies-particularly changes in products, services, and processes--places this book at the forefront of project management design. The Fourth Edition gives you leading-edge information and practices in the latest techniques in self-managing teams, innovative organizational structuring, team composition, and alternative teams. Enhanced throughout with new diagrams, tables, checklists, and case studies, this book provides the knowledge that industry leaders need to be competitive in the twenty-first century.

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"There is nothing permanent except change," advised Heraclitus of Greece in 513 B.C. Project Management: Strategic Design and Implementation, Fourth Edition, by David I. Cleland and Lewis R. Ireland, provides contemporary evidence that both change and improvement are the natural order of things in project management literature. This new edition contains much of the content of the previous and a whole new look and feel. Its design follows the format of the authors' previous collaborative success, Project Manager's Portable Handbook, with decimally numbered paragraphs for structure and bullet lists for detail. This form of layout and presentation results in content that is modularly organized and easily accessible for readers. The authors have improved individual chapters by adding a brief introduction that outlines the central points of the chapter and warms up readers for what follows. Each chapter now concludes with four additional sections: a listing of additional sources of information in the form of a generously annotated bibliography; a listing of project management principles that summarize chapter content in pithy statements of enduring, universal value; a project management situation--a brief, descriptive case study that illuminates chapter content by way of a practical example; and a student/reader assignment that offers food for thought, discussion, or investigation. In whole, the book comprises 22 chapters divided into seven parts that march progressively forward from history through current practice to a view of the future. This new edition provides a guiding graphic that appears at the head of each chapter as a structural map showing readers where they are and maintaining a sense of global reference throughout their journey through the text. In a very general way, the content of this edition follows closely that of the previous edition, as most sequential editions do. This this is no mere tweaking of text to generate a more current publication date and perhaps rejuvenate sagging sales. It is a significant improvement in both form -- described above -- and substance. The authors have rearranged technical material in places to make it more logical and readable and updated references throughout to make them more relevant to readers and reflective of recent research. The chapter on strategic issues in project management is a good example. The old material is still there, but newly designed with headings, bullets, and graphics that are more appealing in appearance and more facilitating in function. Bringing things up to date, the authors have added a timely discussion of project portfolio management and references to 10 articles as recent as June 2001. Cleland and Ireland have combined previous separate chapters on project organization charting and authority into a single chapter that presents a complete integrated view of these interrelated topics. They also have recast the previous chapter on working with project teams as a discussion of effective project teamwork that is more action oriented and that prescribes specific steps to take when building project teams. A new and much needed chapter addresses project management maturity. The authors briefly discuss the history of maturity models, specific models developed by the Software Engineering Institute and by the Federal Aviation Administration, and two general approaches to model development. They provide a tool for assessing project management maturity and describe the contributing roles of benchmarking and business intelligence. While no cookbook solution to maturity management currently exists, the information in this chapter leaves readers well informed and well armed to deal with this important emerging issue on their own as individual project needs demand. Another welcome addition is a separate chapter on earned value management systems (EVMS). Unlike texts that limit discussion of earned value to syntax and formulas, Cleland and Ireland address concepts, meaning, and application concisely and completely. They temper the unique and essential utility of EVMS with the candid and practical observation that it is not a tool for all projects. It requires a rigorous detailed plan and disciplined management processes. A poorly defined project will condemn an EVMS effort to frustration and failure. Project Management: Strategic Design and Implementation, Fourth Edition, is not the last word on project management theory and practice. Given the evolutionary nature of the domain, such a book probably will never be written. But it significantly raises the bar for books of its kind and sets a standard against which others may be measured now and in the future. Project Management Journal 20020801

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Table of Contents


Preface Acknowledgments Part 1: Introduction Chapter 1: Why Project Management? Chapter 2: The Project Management Process Part 2: The Strategic Concept of Projects Chapter 3: When to Use Project Management Chapter 4: The Strategic Context of Projects Chapter 5: The Board of Directors and Major Projects Chapter 6: Project Stakeholder Management Chapter 7: Strategic Issues in Project Management Part 3: Organizational Design for Project Management Chapter 8: Organizing for Project Management Chapter 9: Project Authority Chapter 10: Project Management Maturity Part 4: Project Operations Chapter 11: Project Planning Chapter 12: Project Management Information System Chapter 13: Project Monitoring, Evaluation, and Control Chapter 14: The Project Earned Value Management System Chapter 15: Project Termination Part 5: Project Leadership Chapter 16: Project Leadership Chapter 17: Project Communications Chapter 18: Effective Project Teamwork Part 6: The Cultural Elements Chapter 19: Continuous Improvement Through Projects Chapter 20: Cultural Considerations in Project Management Part 7: New Prospects Chapter 21: Alternative Project Teams Chapter 22: The Future of Project Management Index

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GOR010213352
Project Management by David L. Cleland
David L. Cleland
Used - Good
Paperback
McGraw-Hill Education - Europe
2002-08-21
0071229698
9780071229692
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.