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Project governance : getting investments right

Author: T M Williams; Knut Samset
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2012.
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"Large projects are complex undertakings representing major investments. Often problems arise because of failure at the start of a project in terms of establishing governance, choosing the appropriate concept, analyzing the proposal and environment, and maximizing the utility of the investment, all within complex and political decision-making structures. As a result, many projects fail even though they were  Read more...
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Project governance.
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2012
(OCoLC)795175297
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: T M Williams; Knut Samset
ISBN: 9781137274618 1137274611 134934897X 9781349348978
OCLC Number: 816812187
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 296 pages) : illustrations
Contents: List of Tables List of Figures Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors Introduction --
T. Williams & K. Samset The Influence of Strategic Context on Project Management Systems: A Senior Management Perspective --
V.K. Narayanan & R. DeFillippi The Proposal --
K. Samset & G. Holst Volden Assessing the Proposal --
C. Chapman Designing the Project --
A. Edkins & A. Smith Decision-makings in Organisation --
T.O'Leary Decision-making around the Project --
How and Why 'Glory' Projects Fail --
S. Cicmil & D. Braddon Decision-making in the Political Environment --
T. Christensen Concluding Note --
T. Williams.
Responsibility: edited by Terry M. Williams and Knut Samset.

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Provides essential insight into what it takes to turn an initial idea into a project with successful outcome in the long term. Fills a gap in current literature on project management and is  Read more...

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