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Making sense of project realities : theory, practice and the pursuit of performance

Author: Charles Smith
Publisher: Aldershot, England : Gower ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2007.
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Drawing heavily on research into the experiences of practising project and programme managers from across private and public sector organizations, this readable, very credible and imaginative exploration of the nature of projects and programmes will strike a chord with every project practitioner. It is a book that offers a realistic set of ideas for developing creative and effective project players, who understand  Read more...
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Smith, Charles, 1947-
Making sense of project realities.
Aldershot, England : Gower ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., ©2007
(DLC) 2006034252
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Smith
ISBN: 9780754692843 0754692841 9786611332716 6611332715
OCLC Number: 568325886
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 192 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1 Projects: the opportunities and shortfalls; Chapter 2 Making sense of projects; Chapter 3 Projects and complexity; Chapter 4 Tribalism and rituals; Chapter 5 The tyranny of projects; Chapter 6 Managing multiple projects; Chapter 7 Fraudulent projects; Chapter 8 The language of projects; Chapter 9 Creating project sense; Chapter 10 Personal engagement; Chapter 11 Delivering value; Chapter 12 Business transformation; Chapter 13 Dealing with uncertainty; Chapter 14 Quests for value and accountability.
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