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Why Projects Fail : Nine Laws for Success.

Author: Daniel J Power; Ciara Heavin
Publisher: New York : Business Expert Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Some projects fail and many more disappoint; our news media often reports projects being over budget, or late, or failing to meet expectations; or all three. So what features of their specification, design, or management cause these failures? In this book, by using examples from around the world and the personal experience of 50 years of project engineering and management, both at the domestic and large industrial  Read more...
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Power, Daniel J.
Why Projects Fail : Nine Laws for Success.
New York : Business Expert Press, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel J Power; Ciara Heavin
ISBN: 9781631576591 1631576593
OCLC Number: 1039687593
Description: 1 online resource (108 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: Introduction and Overview; Chapter 2: Decision Making and Digital Transformation; Chapter 3: Data-Based Decision Making; Chapter 4: Analytics and High-Velocity Decision Making; Chapter 5: Implementing Digital Transformation; Chapter 6: Finding a Way Forward; Glossary; Bibliography; Index; Adpage; Backcover.

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Some projects fail and many more disappoint; our news media often reports projects being over budget, or late, or failing to meet expectations; or all three. So what features of their specification, design, or management cause these failures? In this book, by using examples from around the world and the personal experience of 50 years of project engineering and management, both at the domestic and large industrial scale, the author leads the reader through the traps that await the unwary or inexperienced, whatever their role within a project team. While there is much here for full-time professional Project Managers, this is not a book written exclusively for them and the problems of domestic and community projects are also considered. Like all professions, project management has developed a whole range of esoteric processes, complex computerized tools and jargon that can make the role seem exclusive and unrelated to those who occasionally find themselves undertaking the role. The Author defines nine natural laws underlying the processes and common to projects of every size and type that, if broken or ignored, will lead to project failure; each law has its own chapter. The author makes no apology for mixing the industrial and domestic tasks of project management because these laws are fully scalable, from refurbishing your kitchen to building a factory in a foreign land. The full range of project management and site management tasks get a mention in this easy to read book, the use of which will certainly save you from wasting time and money, whatever your role in the wide project community.

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