Management consultants Robert Graham and Randall Englund believe that the development and launch of successful new products and services hinges on the formation of a thoroughly integrated, "project-based" organization. In Creating an Environment for Successful Projects: The Quest to Manage Project Management, they use the experiences of Hewlett-Packard, AT&T, General Electric, United Airlines, and other notable firms to show what they mean. They also demonstrate how upper managers can cultivate such an atmosphere in their own enterprises and avoid the failures that otherwise threaten their corporate survival. -- Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine vergriffene oder nicht verfügbare Ausgabe dieses Titels.
This new edition, has been thoroughly revised and includes the most current topics that are of interest to project managers such as portfolio management (managing all the projects that are being managed); the role of project teams and how apparently conflicting goals (such as increasing sales or reducing costs) can actually help teams come together instead of move apart; and the role of the chief project officer and examples of why it can be both successful and unsuccessful; project management information systems. The book also includes the PEAT tool covered in "Creating the Project Office" and a new Epilogue that provides a case study of an organization that has used these principles and thus created a vastly improved environment.