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Project Management (Hardcover): Amos Haniff, Mohamed Salama Project Management (Hardcover)
Amos Haniff, Mohamed Salama
R2,303 R2,077 Discovery Miles 20 770 Save R226 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Project management tools and techniques are an essential and integral part of all disciplines and industries. Project Management provides readers from different backgrounds with an essential toolkit to develop their knowledge, starting from the first principles progressing to a more complex understanding, with the help of an assortment of case studies, practical examples and numerical worked examples. Project Management is a user friendly guide to facilitate the learning of students regardless of their mode of study. In addition, practitioners and independent learners who are seeking to enhance their knowledge base and develop their project management skills will benefit from the practical approach adopted in this textbook; simplifying some of the challenging concepts and numerical aspects. This textbook comprises 12 chapters covering the key areas in the context of managing projects, providing a comprehensive overview of key project management skills and techniques including: * An exploration of soft and hard skills via theoretical explanation and real life cases studies; * Discussion of leadership theories and the challenges of managing multi-disciplinary project teams within varied organisational contexts, including virtual teams. * Thorough analysis and explanation of numerical techniques required for project financial appraisal, project cost estimating, budgeting, time scheduling (CPM), crashing and project performance measurement (EVA); * Recognition of varied project success criteria and the pros and cons of the traditional project management methodology versus more contemporary approaches such as agile methodologies. To help support their learning, readers have access to a range of online resources including chapter-by-chapter multiple choice questions which will enable them to assess how well they have grasped individual chapters. The text also features a range of supplementary readings, in text exercises and cases/examples to help bring concepts to life. Visit www.goodfellowpublishers/projmgmt for details. The Global Management Series is a complete portfolio of global business and management texts that successfully meets the needs of students on international undergraduate and postgraduate business and management degree courses. Each book is clear, concise and practical and has a thorough pedagogic structure to suit a 12 week semester. The series offers a flexible 'pick and mix' choice of downloadable e-chapters, so that users can select and build learning materials tailored to their specific needs. See www.goodfellowpublishers.com/GMS for details. Each book in the series is edited and contributed to by a team of experienced academics based in the UK, Dubai and Malaysia it provides an essential learning aid for students across a wide range of business and management courses and an invaluable teaching tool for lecturers and academics. Series Editors: Robert MacIntosh, Professor of Strategy and Kevin O'Gorman, Professor of Management, both at Heriot-Watt University, UK. About the Editors: Amos Haniff is Associate Professor of Project Management at Heriot Watt University, UK and Deputy Head of the Department of Business Management within the School of Management and Languages. Mohamed Salama is Associate Professor and Director of Corporate Executive Relations within the School of Management and Languages, Heriot Watt University, Dubai Campus.

AMA Handbook Of Project Management [5th Edition] (Hardcover, 5th ed.): Jeannette Cabanis-brewin, Paul C. Dinsmore AMA Handbook Of Project Management [5th Edition] (Hardcover, 5th ed.)
Jeannette Cabanis-brewin, Paul C. Dinsmore
R1,902 R1,639 Discovery Miles 16 390 Save R263 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

An essential resource presenting state-of-the-art theory and process of project management, The AMA Handbook of Project Management has long been considered the authoritative guide. Managing complex projects can stretch you to the limits. But with a book full of experts coaching you each step of the way, you'll never be baffled, blocked, or misdirected again. Packed with essays and insights from the field's top professionals, The AMA Handbook of Project Management is the resource professionals and students rely on for its practical guidance and big picture overview of the entire field: scheduling and budgeting, engaging stakeholders, measuring performance, managing multiple projects, resolving conflicts, using agile practices, and more. Whether you need advice keeping projects on track or help preparing for certification, this new edition explains every principle, process, and development. Revised to reflect the latest changes to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK(R)), the fifth editionincludes new information on how to: Close the strategy-implementation gap Tap the power of digital transformation Navigate M&A environments Revise your methods for nonprofit settings Keep pace with your evolving role And more Packed with models, case studies, and in-depth solutions, this trusted guide helps you master the discipline, overcome obstacles, and fast track your projects and career.

The National Clean Energy Fund of India - A Framework for Promoting Effective Utilization (Paperback, 2014 ed.): Rita Pandey,... The National Clean Energy Fund of India - A Framework for Promoting Effective Utilization (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Rita Pandey, Sanjay Bali, Nandita Mongia
R1,350 R1,250 Discovery Miles 12 500 Save R100 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The National Clean Energy Fund (NCEF), announced in the Government of India s Budget 2010-11, is seen as a major step in India's quest for energy security and reducing the carbon intensity of energy. Funding research and innovative projects in clean energy technologies, and harnessing renewable energy sources to reduce dependence on fossil fuels constitute the objectives of the NCEF. The NCEF s utilization of funds is considered to be rather low and disbursements poorly aligned with the fund s stated objectives, thus posing a potential risk of diluting the focus of NCEF with adverse implications for the much-needed research and innovation in the clean energy sector in India.
The book provides a detailed framework for promoting effective utilization and administration of NCEF. To this effect, it identifies the most promising avenues for utilization of NCEF resources for catalytic opportunities and deployment of new technologies. It also identifies and prioritizes the specific energy sub-sectors towards which the NCEF resources are directed. It also makes suggestions for designing a smart monitoring and evaluation framework for the NCEF.
This work provides significant information for the government so that appropriate mid-course corrections may be made in a timely manner. This will also be useful in honing the strategic thinking on a suitable energy-technology policy and an assessment of technology needs and other barriers to the clean energy sector in India."

Aligning Organizations Through Measurement - The GQM+Strategies Approach (Hardcover, 2014 ed.): Victor R. Basili, Adam... Aligning Organizations Through Measurement - The GQM+Strategies Approach (Hardcover, 2014 ed.)
Victor R. Basili, Adam Trendowicz, Martin Kowalczyk, Jens Heidrich, Carolyn Seaman, …
R1,925 R1,777 Discovery Miles 17 770 Save R148 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Aligning an organization's goals and strategies requires specifying their rationales and connections so that the links are explicit and allow for analytic reasoning about what is successful and where improvement is necessary. This book provides guidance on how to achieve this alignment, how to monitor the success of goals and strategies and use measurement to recognize potential failures, and how to close alignment gaps. It uses the GQM+Strategies approach, which provides concepts and actionable steps for creating the link between goals and strategies across an organization and allows for measurement-based decision-making. After outlining the general motivation for organizational alignment through measurement, the GQM+Strategies approach is described concisely, with a focus on the basic model that is created and the process for creating and using this model. The recommended steps of all six phases of the process are then described in detail with the help of a comprehensive application example. Finally, the industrial challenges addressed by the method and cases of its application in industry are presented, and the relations to other approaches, such as Balanced Scorecard, are described. The book concludes with supplementary material, such as checklists and guidelines, to support the application of the method. This book is aimed at organization leaders, managers, decision makers, and other professionals interested in aligning their organization's goals and strategies and establishing an efficient strategic measurement program. It is also interesting for academic researchers looking for mechanisms to integrate their research results into organizational environments.

Results Without Authority - Controlling a Project When the Team Doesn't Report to You (Paperback, Second Edition): Tom... Results Without Authority - Controlling a Project When the Team Doesn't Report to You (Paperback, Second Edition)
Tom Kendrick
R484 R349 Discovery Miles 3 490 Save R135 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For project managers looking to establish credibility and drive winning results, author Tom Kendrick's groundbreaking system provides the key to leading cross-functional, outsourced, and other types of teams through every stage of the project cycle. Results without Authority is the definitive book on control--teaching the three principal levels of control, including project process, influence, and metrics, among other important areas. Readers learn the surefire way to keep projects moving forward: by relying only on these factors. The book's completely updated second edition includes new information on agile methods and evolving project management tools, strategies for working with virtual teams, analytical versus "blink" decision processes, the use (and misuse) of social media in project environments, and the myth of multitasking. For project leaders lacking clear-cut authority, getting everyone on board--and keeping them there--can be a challenge. Whether you're managing small, team-level projects or major organizational initiatives, Results without Authority is the must-have guide to getting the best outcomes for your company.

Agile by Design - An Implementation Guide to Analytic Lifecycle Management (Hardcover): Rachel Alt-Simmons Agile by Design - An Implementation Guide to Analytic Lifecycle Management (Hardcover)
Rachel Alt-Simmons
R1,138 R919 Discovery Miles 9 190 Save R219 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Achieve greater success by increasing the agility of analytics lifecycle management Agile by Design offers the insight you need to improve analytic lifecycle management while integrating the right analytics projects into different frameworks within your business. You will explore, in-depth, what analytics projects are and why they are set apart from traditional development initiatives. Beyond merely defining analytics projects, Agile by Design equips you with the information you need to apply agile methodologies in a way that tailors your approach to individual initiatives-and the needs of your projects and team. Lifecycle management is a complex subject area, and with the increasingly important integration of analytics into multiple facets of business models, understanding how to use agile tools while managing a product lifecycle is essential to maintaining a competitive edge in today's professional world. * Gain an understanding of the principles, processes, and practices associated with effective analytic lifecycle management * Discover techniques that will enable you to successfully initiate, plan, and execute analytic development projects with an eye for the opportunity to engage agile methodologies * Understand agile development frameworks * Identify which agile methodologies are best for different frameworks-and how to apply them throughout the analytic development lifecycle With analytics becoming increasingly important in today's business world, you need to understand and apply agile methodologies in order to meet rising standards of efficiency and effectiveness. Agile by Design is the perfect reference for project managers, CFOs, IT managers, and marketing managers who want to cultivate a relevant, forward-thinking lifecycle management style.

Software Quality. Model-Based Approaches for Advanced Software and Systems Engineering - 6th International Conference, SWQD... Software Quality. Model-Based Approaches for Advanced Software and Systems Engineering - 6th International Conference, SWQD 2014, Vienna, Austria, January 14-16, 2014, Proceedings (Paperback, 2014 ed.)
Dietmar Winkler, Stefan Biffl, Johannes Bergsmann
R1,502 R1,258 Discovery Miles 12 580 Save R244 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th Software Quality Days Conference (SWQD) held in Vienna, Austria, in January 2014. This professional symposium and conference offers a range of comprehensive and valuable opportunities for advanced professional training, new ideas and networking with a series of keynote speeches, professional lectures, exhibits and tutorials. The four scientific full papers accepted for SWQD were each peer reviewed by three or more reviewers and selected out of 24 high-quality submissions. Further, one keynote and ten short papers on promising research directions were also presented and included in order to spark discussions between researchers and practitioners. The papers are organized into topical sections on software process improvement and measurement, requirements management, value-based software engineering, software and systems testing, automation-supported testing and quality assurance and collaboration.

Making Organizational Change Stick - How to create a culture of partnership between Project and Change Management (Hardcover):... Making Organizational Change Stick - How to create a culture of partnership between Project and Change Management (Hardcover)
Gabrielle O'Donovan
R1,161 Discovery Miles 11 610 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Business needs change. And it needs it in ways, at a rate and on a scale that is unprecedented. Current success rates for organizational change projects are dismal and are likely to remain so until organizations reinvent their approach to project delivery, and learn how to integrate Change Management and Project Management successfully. In this ground-breaking and innovative book, Gabrielle O Donovan shows you how to design strategy, structures and processes to realize this integration and deliver sustainable and commercially powerful business change. She opens the book by providing the context, describing both the problem and the solution; how the disconnect between Project Management and Change Management feeds the 40-70 per cent failure rate and the laying of many a dud egg; and how cross-discipline integration efforts thus far have only addressed the tip of the iceberg, ignoring the subterranean cultural element that can divide or unite project teams. From there, she profiles Project Management and Change Management in turn and, crucially, the value and service propositions of these respective disciplines and the different theories, models and tools they employ. In the second half of the book she makes a 'Project and Change Partnership' (PCP) culture explicit and measurable, articulating those cultural assumptions that will support an effective alliance and that relate to those universal problems all organizations face regarding the macro environment, external adaptability and survival, and internal integration. From there, she describes how Project Managers and Change Managers can cooperate daily by dividing work packages and activities throughout the end-to-end project lifecycle. Project leaders who instill a PCP culture will benefit from the unique value that these interdependent disciplines bring to project delivery. It is they who will lay golden eggs and realize business benefits. Making Organizational Change Stick is written for project leaders, Change Managers, Project/Programme Managers, design thinkers, business architects and anyone concerned with business change.

Collaboration Tools for Project Managers - How to Choose, Get Started and Collaborate with Technology (Paperback): Elizabeth... Collaboration Tools for Project Managers - How to Choose, Get Started and Collaborate with Technology (Paperback)
Elizabeth Harrin
R1,032 Discovery Miles 10 320 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In Collaboration Tools for Project Managers, Elizabeth Harrin builds upon her 2010 book, Social Media for Project Managers, by providing the latest information, success stories, and an easy-to-follow guide to implementing online collaboration tools and helping to overcome obstacles. In order to communicate faster, work virtually with people across the globe, and get better business results, project teams should explore how online collaboration tools can deliver project success and improve business value.

The Little Black Book of Project Management (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition): Michael C. Thomsett The Little Black Book of Project Management (Paperback, 3rd Revised edition)
Michael C. Thomsett
R429 R311 Discovery Miles 3 110 Save R118 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For nearly twenty years, "The Little Black Book of Project Management" has provided businesspeople everywhere with a quick and effective introduction to project management tools and methodology. The revised and updated third edition reflects the newest techniques, the latest project management software, as well as the most recent changes to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK(TM)). Readers will find invaluable strategies for: - Organizing any project - Choosing the project team - Preparing a budget and sticking to it - Scheduling, flowcharting, and controlling a project - Preparing project documentation - Managing communications - And much more A fast-read solution for both seasoned and first-time project managers, "The Little Black Book of Project Management "can help any professional achieve on-time results, superior organizational ability, consistent profit generation, and a reputation for both quality and dependability.

Requirements Management - A Practice Guide (Paperback): Project Management Institute Requirements Management - A Practice Guide (Paperback)
Project Management Institute
R899 Discovery Miles 8 990 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Organizations continue to experience project issues associated with poor performance on requirements-related activities. This guide will give you the tools you need to excel in requirements development and management - components of the larger field of business analysis and a critical competence for project, program and portfolio management. Requirements Management: A Practice Guide is a bridge between A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK (R) Guide), which speaks to requirements development and management from a high-level perspective, and Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide, which describes requirements development and management at a detailed and practical level. This practice guide is the middle ground, offering project managers, program managers, teams members and stakeholders the opportunity to learn more about the requirements process.

Agile! - The Good, the Hype and the Ugly (Paperback, 2014): Bertrand Meyer Agile! - The Good, the Hype and the Ugly (Paperback, 2014)
Bertrand Meyer
R1,216 R1,125 Discovery Miles 11 250 Save R91 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Are you attracted by the promises of agile methods but put off by the fanaticism of many agile texts? Would you like to know which agile techniques work, which ones do not matter much and which ones will harm your projects? Then you need "Agile " the first exhaustive, unbiased review of agile principles, techniques and tools.

Agile methods are one of the most important developments in software over the past decades, but also a surprising mix of the best and the worst. Until now every project and developer had to sort out the good ideas from the bad by themselves. This book spares you the pain. It offers both a thorough descriptive presentation of agile techniques and a perceptive analysis of their benefits and limitations.

"Agile " Serves first as a primer on agile development one chapter each introduces agile principles, roles, managerial practices, technical practices and artifacts. A separate chapter analyzes the four major agile methods: Extreme Programming, Lean Software, Scrum and Crystal.

The accompanying critical analysis explains what you should retain and discard from agile ideas. It is based on Meyer s thorough understanding of software engineering and his extensive personal experience of programming and project management. He highlights the limitations of agile methods as well as their truly brilliant contributions even those to which their own authors do not do full justice.

Three important chapters precede the core discussion of agile ideas: an overview, serving as a concentrate of the entire book; a dissection of the intellectual devices used by agile authors; and a review of classical software engineering techniques, such as requirements analysis and lifecycle models, which agile methods criticize.

The final chapters describe the precautions that a company should take during a transition to agile development and present an overall assessment of agile ideas.

This is the first book to discuss agile methods, beyond the brouhaha, in the general context of modern software engineering. It is a key resource for projects that want to combine the best of established results and agile innovations."

Project Resilience - The Art of Noticing, Interpreting, Preparing, Containing and Recovering (Hardcover, New Ed): Mark Hall,... Project Resilience - The Art of Noticing, Interpreting, Preparing, Containing and Recovering (Hardcover, New Ed)
Mark Hall, Neil N. Turner, Elmar Kutsch
R1,521 Discovery Miles 15 210 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

As the title suggests, Project Resilience is about making projects and project managers more resilient. The authors look at projects not simply from a 'mechanistic' approach in which work can be broken down, executed and controlled as a series of interlocking parts but rather as 'organic' constructs, living entities existing for a finite period of time, consisting of people, structures and processes. These entities are constantly challenged by environmental adversity - risk, uncertainty and complexity. Resilience involves finding ways to help project managers notice more, interpret adversity more realistically, prepare themselves better for it, contain and recover from it quicker and more appropriately. The book has two purposes: it offers a glimpse into our tendencies to be irrational in the face of adversity: risk, uncertainty and complexity. The second purpose is to offer a new perspective to aid in managing risky, and in particular uncertain and complex projects. The authors go beyond commonly-accepted standards in project management with the aim of providing an understanding of how to implement project-wide resilience. The purpose is to guide, not to prescribe. It is best used as a trigger for a thinking process to define your own unique approach to managing uncertainty, not to replace your experience and judgement. Ultimately, it has been written to challenge traditional wisdom in project management, and to address the rationale for creative best practices.

Project Math - Tools and Techniques for Project Managers, Agile Coaches and Scrum Masters, Project Sponsors and Business... Project Math - Tools and Techniques for Project Managers, Agile Coaches and Scrum Masters, Project Sponsors and Business Analysts, Project Management Offices, Team Members, and Engaged Stakeholders (Paperback)
James A Robison
R911 R858 Discovery Miles 8 580 Save R53 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Project Management - Systems, Principles, and Applications, Second Edition (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Adedeji B. Badiru Project Management - Systems, Principles, and Applications, Second Edition (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Adedeji B. Badiru
R3,510 Discovery Miles 35 100 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The goal of the new edition is to continue with a systems view of the world. For a more robust and worldwide market dissemination, the new edition has changed to a reference book. The project systems approach to project management, is needed in executing projects across countries and across cultures, which is a crucial requirement in today's globalized and intertwined economics. The book uses ample graphical representations to clarify the concepts and techniques presented. The case examples help to reinforce the topics covered. Several illustrative examples and practice exercises are included. Each chapter is updated and new chapters include Project Simulation and Project Templates. A new chapter on managing complex projects in an age of artificial intelligence adds a unique value to the book. Features Highlights contemporary best practices of project management Uses a systems framework to integrate quantitative and qualitative tools Offers illustrative examples and practice exercises Covers project schedule performance appraisal techniques Discusses the knowledge areas contained in the Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK) Presents software applications for project management, as well as case examples

The Project Managers Guide to IDIQ Task Order Service Contracts - How to Win and Perform on Task Order Contracts (Hardcover,... The Project Managers Guide to IDIQ Task Order Service Contracts - How to Win and Perform on Task Order Contracts (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2017)
Mark Salesky
R1,627 R1,528 Discovery Miles 15 280 Save R99 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Every year the US federal government will spend roughly 100 billion dollars through competitive IDIQ (Indefinite Duration Indefinite Quantity) contracts. When you add in contracts awarded by State governments and commercial organizations using very similar processes you're looking at 700 billion dollars' worth of business. Getting a slice of that pie depends on how well you manage the contracting project. This is because IDIQs are essentially empty contract structures which then require a second round of winning task orders. For contracts with the government, this two-step structure which is specified in law and regulation, has specific pitfalls and opportunities which are rarely the subject of contract and project management training. Salesky's coaching style talks you through the specific challenges in the startup, management, and closing of the IDIQ. This book gives a pragmatic and best-practice description of the entire life cycle of this type of contract offering you the "inside advisor" you need to help you through the pragmatics issues of clients', performers', and bosses' expectations.

Project Management with CompTIA Project+: On Track from Start to Finish, Fourth Edition (Paperback, 4th edition): Joseph... Project Management with CompTIA Project+: On Track from Start to Finish, Fourth Edition (Paperback, 4th edition)
Joseph Phillips
R1,095 R733 Discovery Miles 7 330 Save R362 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Up-to-date IT project management strategies and effective CompTIA Project+ exam preparation This fully updated self-study guide and professional resource shows how to successfully manage an IT project and prepare for CompTIA Project+ certification. You will get proven methods for initiating a project, selecting qualified team members, conferring with management, establishing communication, setting realistic timetables, tracking costs, and closing a project. IT Project Management with CompTIA Project+: On Track from Start to Finish, Fourth Edition, walks you through each step of the IT project management process, covering critical strategies for on-time and within-budget projects. Every objective on the CompTIA Project+ exam is thoroughly explained. Throughout, end of chapter summaries, quizzes, and exercises reinforce key points. The book features "From the Field" interviews with leading IT project managers and professionals that offer real-world advice and expert insights. * Offers 100% coverage of every topic on the CompTIA Project+ exam (exam PK0-003) * Electronic content includes video training, practice exam questions, and a PDF version of the book * Written by a project management expert and experienced author

Project Governance - Getting Investments Right (Hardcover): Terry M Williams, Knut Samset Project Governance - Getting Investments Right (Hardcover)
Terry M Williams, Knut Samset
R3,033 Discovery Miles 30 330 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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 implemented successfully, simply because the project concept was wrong. While attention has been paid to project execution, this area is under represented in literature. However, considerable advances have been made, both practical and in putting the behaviour and management of major projects on a proper theoretical basis. This volume therefore provides a resume of the state of this domain. It is a guide for practitioners, decision-makers and their advisors, as well as students. It takes a narrow view of the project, widening to place it within the organization, then the organizational nexus, and finally the political environment, to give a holistic view on how bad ideas can be avoided and good ideas developed into successful projects.

Project Management (Paperback): Amos Haniff, Mohamed Salama Project Management (Paperback)
Amos Haniff, Mohamed Salama
R1,085 R867 Discovery Miles 8 670 Save R218 (20%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

Project management tools and techniques are an essential and integral part of all disciplines and industries. Project Management provides readers from different backgrounds with an essential toolkit to develop their knowledge, starting from the first principles progressing to a more complex understanding, with the help of an assortment of case studies, practical examples and numerical worked examples. Project Management is a user friendly guide to facilitate the learning of students regardless of their mode of study. In addition, practitioners and independent learners who are seeking to enhance their knowledge base and develop their project management skills will benefit from the practical approach adopted in this textbook; simplifying some of the challenging concepts and numerical aspects. This textbook comprises 12 chapters covering the key areas in the context of managing projects, providing a comprehensive overview of key project management skills and techniques including: * An exploration of soft and hard skills via theoretical explanation and real life cases studies; * Discussion of leadership theories and the challenges of managing multi-disciplinary project teams within varied organisational contexts, including virtual teams. * Thorough analysis and explanation of numerical techniques required for project financial appraisal, project cost estimating, budgeting, time scheduling (CPM), crashing and project performance measurement (EVA); * Recognition of varied project success criteria and the pros and cons of the traditional project management methodology versus more contemporary approaches such as agile methodologies. To help support their learning, readers have access to a range of online resources including chapter-by-chapter multiple choice questions which will enable them to assess how well they have grasped individual chapters. The text also features a range of supplementary readings, in text exercises and cases/examples to help bring concepts to life. Visit www.goodfellowpublishers/projmgmt for details. The Global Management Series is a complete portfolio of global business and management texts that successfully meets the needs of students on international undergraduate and postgraduate business and management degree courses. Each book is clear, concise and practical and has a thorough pedagogic structure to suit a 12 week semester. The series offers a flexible 'pick and mix' choice of downloadable e-chapters, so that users can select and build learning materials tailored to their specific needs. See www.goodfellowpublishers.com/GMS for details. Each book in the series is edited and contributed to by a team of experienced academics based in the UK, Dubai and Malaysia it provides an essential learning aid for students across a wide range of business and management courses and an invaluable teaching tool for lecturers and academics. Series Editors: Robert MacIntosh, Professor of Strategy and Kevin O'Gorman, Professor of Management, both at Heriot-Watt University, UK. About the Editors: Amos Haniff is Associate Professor of Project Management at Heriot Watt University, UK and Deputy Head of the Department of Business Management within the School of Management and Languages. Mohamed Salama is Associate Professor and Director of Corporate Executive Relations within the School of Management and Languages, Heriot Watt University, Dubai Campus.

Strategic Project Portfolio Management - Enabling a Productive Organization (Hardcover): Simon Moore Strategic Project Portfolio Management - Enabling a Productive Organization (Hardcover)
Simon Moore
R1,017 R824 Discovery Miles 8 240 Save R193 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Lead change through strategic alignment of project and process performance

Practical and filled with expert advice, "Strategic Project Portfolio Management: Enabling a Productive Organization" presents a clear framework for your organization to complete impactful strategic projects. Providing executive-level guidance to build a powerful and efficient process from initial adoption to portfolio alignment, this essential resource contains case studies from small to global multinational organizations, arming you with the insights to ensure your strategic projects are given the resources they need to deliver business impact.

This important guide
Shows executives how to align their projects and processes with their business strategy for compelling competitive advantageProvides cases from best in class organizations, showing how they were able to achieve results by using processes outlined in the bookReveals how technology is the key to developing new collaborative platforms and innovative work management environments that have not been possible until nowDefines a framework for assessing project portfolio management competence within your organization and driving momentum for compelling improvementsExplores how to go beyond project portfolio management to a holistic work management system

"Strategic Project Portfolio Management: Enabling a Productive Organization" offers the practical recommendations, guidance, and real world insights you need to immediately begin driving better project management strategy.

Developing Global Leaders - A Guide to Managing Effectively in Unfamiliar Places (Hardcover): Rob Oberwise, Bob Johnson Developing Global Leaders - A Guide to Managing Effectively in Unfamiliar Places (Hardcover)
Rob Oberwise, Bob Johnson
R1,228 R967 Discovery Miles 9 670 Save R261 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Most business leaders struggle mightily when transitioning from working in the U.S. or any modern country to working in Shanghai, Dubai, Nairobi or Pune. Despite organizational efforts to facilitate this transition through training and coaching, leaders often find themselves bewildered and frustrated by the unwritten and often unacknowledged cultural dictates of a given country. These leaders struggle with everything from motivating direct reports to getting deals done. They discover that their best practices have little to do with the practices that have been ingrained in societies for thousands of years. This book is written to provide inside information about working outside traditional business environments. It presents nine rules that will serve leaders well no matter where they're stationed--Asia, South America, the Middle East and elsewhere. As readers will discover, these rules are not taught in typical global leadership courses. Instead, they have emerged from the work of the authors with leading companies in foreign countries or from our efforts to coach others in all parts of the globe.

Digital Quality Management in Construction (Paperback): Paul Marsden Digital Quality Management in Construction (Paperback)
Paul Marsden
R1,085 Discovery Miles 10 850 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Much has been written about Building Information Modelling (BIM) driving collaboration and innovation, but how will future quality managers and engineers develop digital capabilities in augmented and video realities, with business intelligence platforms, robots, new materials, artificial intelligence, blockchains, drones, laser scanning, data trusts, 3D printing and many other types of technological advances in construction? These emerging technologies are potential game changers that require new skills and processes. Digital Quality Management in Construction is the first 'how to' book on harnessing novel disruptive technology in construction quality management. The book takes a tour of the new technologies and relates them to the management of quality, but also sets out a road map to build on proven lean construction techniques and embed technologically based processes to raise quality professionals' digital capabilities. With the mountain of data being generated, quality managers need to unlock its value to drive the quality of construction in the twenty-first century, and this book will help them do that and allow those working in construction Quality Management to survive and thrive, creating higher quality levels and less waste. This book is essential reading for quality managers, project managers and all professionals in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry (AEC). Students interested in new and disruptive technologies will also learn a great deal from reading this book, written by a professional quality manager with nearly thirty years' experience in both the public and private sectors.

Project: Leadership (Hardcover): Haukur Ingi Jonasson, Helgi Thor Ingason Project: Leadership (Hardcover)
Haukur Ingi Jonasson, Helgi Thor Ingason
R1,257 Discovery Miles 12 570 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Projects need leaders who are able to bring out the best in others, unite their teams, engage business partners and facilitate harmonious delivery. Project Leadership explains the core features of leadership for project managers, enabling them to develop a leadership style that is authentic and transparent, informed by a perspective of psychological understanding and personal growth. This book enables both potential and prominent leaders to dig deeper into the meaning of leadership, fostering personal growth which enables professional development. It opens with an introductory orientation on leadership and links it with management in general and project management in particular. The reader is then encouraged to take an introspective approach, underpinned by the fundamentals of cognitive-behavioural psychology and theories of personal growth, in order to develop authenticity in their leadership style. To this end, the reader is encouraged to develop an awareness of unconscious aspects of their personality with the help of insights from depth psychology, as well as the fundamentals of creative thinking, ethical thinking and logical thinking. This is all carefully and pragmatically applied to the context of leadership of projects, with the aim to foster growth and development in individuals, project teams and organisations. Project Leadership is also an ideal introductory book for undergraduate and postgraduate leadership programs.

Cross-Sector Leadership for the Green Economy - Integrating Research and Practice on Sustainable Enterprise (Hardcover): Alfred... Cross-Sector Leadership for the Green Economy - Integrating Research and Practice on Sustainable Enterprise (Hardcover)
Alfred Marcus, Paul Shrivastava, Sanjay Sharma, Stefano Pogutz
R2,775 Discovery Miles 27 750 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Technology breakthroughs in sustainable renewable energy and energy conservation technologies require that there be a strong institutional ecosystem in place which supports innovation, but the nature of this foundation and how it works is not well-known. Becoming a leader necessitates new forms of cross-sector cooperation.

How To Be REALLY Productive - Achieving clarity and getting results in a world where work never ends (Paperback): Grace Marshall How To Be REALLY Productive - Achieving clarity and getting results in a world where work never ends (Paperback)
Grace Marshall
R280 R237 Discovery Miles 2 370 Save R43 (15%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

How to be REALLY Productive has been officially announced as winner of 'The Commuter's Read' category for the 2017 Management Book of the Year award by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) and the British Library. In the opinion of the awarding judges, this book will best serve commuters and retain their attention during a journey to work by inspiring them, informing them about and engaging them with a management and leadership topic. ***************************** If you want to know what it takes to be REALLY productive, read this. It's not just about to-do lists and managing your emails - it's about productivity you can really feel and a getting a better quality of life. 'This book will challenge you to think differently about your work... and probably your life, too!' Graham Allcott, author of How to be a Productivity Ninja 'I guarantee that you'll keep coming back to this book for a refresher course in how to maintain balance in your life.' June Dennis, Head of the University of Wolverhampton Business School This book will change what you think it takes to be productive. True productivity in a world where the work never ends is not about working harder, faster or longer. It's about working smarter, doing your best work and coming home knowing you delivered. You've already tried those other, old time-management techniques, but when you're drowning in emails, meeting requests, deadlines, competing priorities, and never-ending to-do lists - they just haven't worked! There's always way too much to do and never enough time. This is a better way. How To Be Really Productive gives you practical guidance and key skills that will give you the freedom, space and mindset you need to get organised, focused and in control, to manage your workload and other people's expectations and to get more of the right things done. So take control today and discover a new, empowering approach that will banish the stress, pressure and craziness and leave you feeling calm, balanced and really, really productive.

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