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The management of complex projects : a relationship approach

Author: Stephen Pryke; Hedley Smyth
Publisher: Oxford ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2006.
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Value is added to projects through the relationships surrounding the client; the focus of this book is therefore the client as project, rather than the building on the ground. It shows how to create and maintain effective relationships between the client and the project team, as well as intra-coalition relationships. Students, academics and practitioners need to understand the changing nature of reforms from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Management of complex projects.
Oxford ; Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2006
(DLC) 2006008516
(OCoLC)65301543
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Pryke; Hedley Smyth
ISBN: 9781405173452 1405173459 1280748133 9781280748134
OCLC Number: 86087587
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 316 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
Preface --
About the authors --
Section I: Introduction --
1: Scoping a relationship approach to the management of complex projects in theory and practice --
Section II: Mindsets, Behaviour and Competencies --
2: How do we learn to manage projects better? --
3: Applying emotional intelligence in project working --
4: Measuring, developing and managing trust in relationships --
Section III: Relationships at the Client-Design Team-Contractor Interface --
5: Communications and stakeholders --
6: Client handling models for continuity of service --
7: Applying teamworking models to projects --
8: Managing project risks --
Section IV: Relationships across Project Clusters and Supply Chains --
9: Projects as networks of relationships --
10: Discourse and fashion in supply chain management --
11: Relationship management theories and tools in project procurement --
12: The economics of relationships --
Section V: Conclusion --
13: A relationship approach to the management of complex projects --
Index --
Last Page.
Responsibility: edited by Stephen Pryke, Hedley Smyth.
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Value is added to projects through their relationships; the focus of this book is therefore the cluster of relationships around the client, rather than the building on the ground.  Read more...

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