In Search of Excellence in Project Management: Successful Practices in High Performance Organizations
A growing body of real-world evidence is proving most of the commonly held criticisms of project management to be unfounded. Concerns about misused ... Show synopsis A growing body of real-world evidence is proving most of the commonly held criticisms of project management to be unfounded. Concerns about misused time and resources, inefficient organizations, customer and employee dissatisfaction, and endless unforeseeable problems are being overshadowed by case after case of streamlined resource management, quicker reactions to problems and change, enhanced quality control and stakeholder satisfaction, and greater profitability. With the widespread acceptance and implementation of project management the question now is: Who is setting the pace applying the principles and tools of project management in the most effective and innovative ways possible? This book explores what it means to be project-driven by incorporating responses from 26 of those companies - the firms Kerzner recognizes as achieving or nearing excellence in six crucial categories: training and education, behavior, process integration, culture, informal management, and management support.