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International Project Management

International Project Management Author Thomas W. Grisham
ISBN-10 9781118276525
Release 2011-11-29
Pages 416
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The theory, practice, and example projects of international project management A Singaporean corporation builds a manufacturing facility in Cambodia, with a Chinese partner, a Cambodian government agency, and value chain organizations in Germany, Morocco, Vietnam, and Brazil. A Russian charity operates in the Balkans and the Persian Gulf. Pharmaceuticals and food come from ten different countries, physicians are from the EU and Russia, and donations are from Central Asia and the subcontinent. A transnational organization markets through divisions in eighty-two countries. The products are designed in Italy, Sweden, and France, with customization done in each respective country. International projects involve a complex network of cultures, politics, laws, languages, and resources that goes beyond the traditional training and experience of most project managers. International Project Management examines the different dimensions and responsibilities of international projects, and outlines what a project manager must know to lead global projects successfully. It also provides guidelines and examples for the international project management processes. This book explores the professional best practices of international projects, emphasizing the importance of leadership skills and virtual teamwork to successfully navigate an international project. Along with discussions on the process groups, such as initiating, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, and closing out, this reference is organized according to these knowledge areas: Introduction to international project management Integration management HR management (Diversity & Communications) Scope management Cost and progress management Risk management Time management Customer satisfaction (Quality) Procurement management CPE in the future Integrating the PMBOK® Guide—Fourth Edition, and the ICB, International Project Management provides international project managers, whether experienced or beginners, with the high cross-cultural intelligence, creative communication skills, ability to establish and maintain dependable project management processes, and compelling curiosity to manage international projects successfully. (PMBOK is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)

International Project Management

International Project Management Author Bennet Lientz
ISBN-10 9781136393877
Release 2012-05-04
Pages 277
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'International Project Management' provides specific guidelines for achieving greater project success. It is the result of 15 years of work on international projects by the authors across various project areas and industries. The authors address a need for modern techniques in project management geared and suited to international projects. They offer lessons learned from failures and problems in international projects, and suggest alternative solutions for project issues. Industry examples include manufacturing, distribution, communications, media, transportation, government, IT, marketing, energy, medical care, tourism, and others in forty countries across five continents. The purpose of this book is to answer: * What is an international project and why is it different? * What are the critical success factors for managing international projects? * How are vendors and outsourcing managed across national boundaries? * How do businesses effectively address cross- cultural, social, and political issues? * How are international communications set up and coordinated? * What should a manager look for in an international project leader? * How does a business select the right vendors for an international project? * How are inadequate or incompatible infrastructure and technology issues overcome? * How are the legal and bureaucratic limitations on project management dealt with?

International Project Management

International Project Management Author Kathrin Köster
ISBN-10 9781446204832
Release 2009-10-29
Pages 392
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Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here With project management becoming an increasingly global endeavour, a comprehensive and international student text that reflects this reality is essential. International Project Management does just that, systematically linking the key elements of cross-cultural management and the particularities of an international context, with the tools and techniques of project management. Key features include: - A wide variety of examples and illustrations, including an in-depth, end-of-chapter case study with case questions; - Student exercises and review questions; - Detailed further reading - The full support of a Companion Website, featuring a Teacher's Manual Visit the Companion Website at

Contracts and International Project Management

Contracts and International Project Management Author David G. Carmichael
ISBN-10 9058093336
Release 2000-01-01
Pages 216
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Project Management has, as one of its essential ingredients, development, use, administration and management of contract. On any significant project here will be many players and stakeholders contractually linked. It is essential therefore that all project personnel be aware of contract matters. The difficulty with this for project personnel in the past, however, has been in finding a systematic and comprehensive coverage of contractual matters in the literature, written at an understandable lever. This book goes toward filling this void. This book focuses on the important issues of whether to contract out (outsource) work or do it in-house, on the numerous contractual payment options including bonuses and penalties, and on the delivery method or contractual relationships between project participants. This is provided in an international context, where project management takes on an added dimension related to differing practices and customs between countries. Numerous case studies and exercises are given to promote the understanding of the contractual and project management issues covered.

International Project Management

International Project Management Author Owen J. Murphy
ISBN-10 0324203020
Release 2005
Pages 223
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Drawing on his experience managing international projects in military and business settings, Murphy, a project consultant in international business, supplies guidance on managing projects on the global stage. Beginning with the planning process, he takes readers through to project completion, providing a set of financial controls to manage a project abroad and a set of metrics to assess the project at completion. Appendices provide a Gannt chart and risk management forms for a sample project, plus a glossary of acronyms. Annotation ♭2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge PMBOK Guide Fifth Edition

Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge  PMBOK   Guide    Fifth Edition Author Project Management Institute
ISBN-10 9781935589815
Release 2013-01-01
Pages 589
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A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) —Fifth Edition reflects the collaboration and knowledge of working project managers and provides the fundamentals of project management as they apply to a wide range of projects. This internationally recognized standard gives project managers the essential tools to practice project management and deliver organizational results. • A 10th Knowledge Area has been added; Project Stakeholder Management expands upon the importance of appropriately engaging project stakeholders in key decisions and activities. • Project data information and information flow have been redefined to bring greater consistency and be more aligned with the Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom (DIKW) model used in the field of Knowledge Management. • Four new planning processes have been added: Plan Scope Management, Plan Schedule Management, Plan Cost Management and Plan Stakeholder Management: These were created to reinforce the concept that each of the subsidiary plans are integrated through the overall project management plan.

Project Management Recipes for Success

Project Management Recipes for Success Author Guy L. De Furia
ISBN-10 1420078259
Release 2008-12-02
Pages 264
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Grounded in practicality, this book explains the procedures for running a successful project and highlights the finer points of managing and controlling the project. Written specifically for those responsible for the hands-on managing of projects, the book is also useful to overall program managers and senior executives. Project managers will gain the confidence that comes from following a good recipe for success. Program managers will gain a perspective on the myriad of activities their project managers must perform to achieve a well-disciplined project. Senior managers will gain a perspective of the approach necessary at the beginning of a project to reduce the number of ill-advised projects and the effort required to achieve successful projects.

International Project Management Chances and Risks and the Impact of Intercultural Differences on Projects of the HSH Nordbank AG

International Project Management   Chances and Risks and the Impact of Intercultural Differences on Projects of the HSH Nordbank AG Author Pamela Wittenberg
ISBN-10 9783640882779
Release 2011-04-03
Pages 86
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Diploma Thesis from the year 2007 in the subject Business economics - Business Management, Corporate Governance, grade: 3,0, AKAD University of Applied Sciences Pinneberg, language: English, abstract: These days, many companies are no longer content to market their products and services on a national level alone; with increasing frequency, they are turning toward the world market as well. The dynamics and conditions at the global level are constantly in flux, making unstable business environments unavoidable and reiterative customization and realignment necessary. Accompanying these variable dynamics at the global level are two other factors: tighter deadlines and a greater number of international collaborations. The logic of global expansion means that ever more employees are working together with colleagues from other countries on projects they need to finish ever more rapidly. Ensuring that international projects can be realized efficiently and successfully requires rigorous and precise project management. And ensuring rigorous and precise international project management requires knowledge of intercultural differences, experience in intercultural communication as well as good collaboration and team development. Most problems in intercultural projects do not arise because of wrong objectives or management techniques, but because of intercultural misunderstandings. Objectives HSH Nordbank AG assesses projects based on compliance with planned levels of budget, time, and quality. Unfortunately, actual results often deviate significantly from target figures. This is especially the case with international projects. The question thus arises whether such variations result from intercultural differences and, if so, how project managers might diminish the likelihood of their occurrence—or even use them to their advantage. The aim of this thesis is to highlight the significant role played by cultural differences in international projects and to evaluate the impact of those cultural differences on the international projects of HSH Nordbank AG. After compiling and evaluating the opportunities and risks associated with cultural difference, I will then recommend several courses of action, outline a target concept, and assess its economic benefits. Scope Due to the limited scope of this thesis, I will be unable to address all the aspects relevant to project management. At present time, the teams are predominantly composed of members from Germany, the USA, England, Singapore, and Denmark. For this reason, I will focus on these cultures in particular.

Practical Project Management for Building and Construction

Practical Project Management for Building and Construction Author Hans Ottosson
ISBN-10 9781466575950
Release 2012-08-28
Pages 328
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Practical Project Management for Building and Construction covers the 14 knowledge areas of project management that are essential for successful projects in the construction industry. For each knowledge area, it explains the processes for scope, time, risk, cost, and resource management. Filled with work and process flow diagrams, it demonstrates how projects progress throughout the project life cycle. The book details the processes that must be included in the management process to deliver projects on time and within budget. The processes and knowledge areas described reference the ISO 10006 Standard (guidelines for quality management in projects), the international project management standards of the PMBOK® Guide, and the rapidly emerging ISO 21500 standard. Coverage includes change management, working environment, quality and communication, and procurement management. Illustrating the entire project process, this pioneering reference: Reports on regulations from the European Union and the United States that impact construction projects Identifies the knowledge areas a project manager must control Examines time-tested strategies, various types of contracts, remuneration forms, and contract close out Includes many examples and templates to help you generate essential project documents The book supplies accessible information on a range of helpful tools such as work breakdown structure and earned value. Explaining how to use a network diagram with its gaps and critical paths, the methods described in the text will help you control the WHAT, HOW, and WHEN to do things as well as WHO is responsible for doing them, which will lead to successful project management. Because a large part of the book addresses general project management concepts, the lessons learned will also be helpful to project managers outside the building and construction industry.

International Project Management Leadership in Complex Environments

International Project Management  Leadership in Complex Environments Author CTI Reviews
ISBN-10 9781467205221
Release 2016-10-16
Pages 32
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Facts101 is your complete guide to International Project Management, Leadership in Complex Environments. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.

Project Management for Healthcare

Project Management for Healthcare Author David Shirley
ISBN-10 9781439819548
Release 2016-04-19
Pages 283
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As a growing number of healthcare organizations implement project management principles to improve cost and service efficiencies, they are in desperate need of resources that illustrate the project management needs of today’s healthcare professional. Project Management for Healthcare fills this need. Using easy-to-follow language, it explains how the time-tested principles of project management can help maximize limited resources and ensure the highest possible quality of care. Exploring the discipline of project management from the perspective of the healthcare environment, the book dissects the project process and provides the tools and techniques required to successfully plan, execute, and control any healthcare-based project. From identifying stakeholders to constructing a project plan, it covers the spectrum of project planning activities. Complete with chapter summaries, exercises, hints, review questions, and case studies, it illustrates applications across a range of healthcare settings. Explains how to utilize the project plan to execute projects within budget, schedule, and quality objectives Covers program management as it relates to healthcare Addresses the interaction between healthcare and information technology Presents best practices from the pharmaceutical and medical equipment industries—that can easily be adapted to any healthcare setting Because most healthcare personnel will inevitably have to work with program management and need to interact with pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers, the book provides an inside look at the processes and best practices used to bring products to market in these industries. Explaining how to adapt these processes to drive down costs and improve the quality of care in any healthcare setting, the book includes a case study of a medical facility that illustrates the proper application of the tools and techniques needed to manage healthcare projects effectively and efficiently.

Agile Strategy Management

Agile Strategy Management Author Soren Lyngso
ISBN-10 9781466596085
Release 2014-03-21
Pages 444
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Your strategic initiatives are constantly under fire due to the evolving nature of markets, technology, laws, and government. To ensure your strategy succeeds, it must remain flexible while confronting these shifting challenges. Agile Strategy Management: Techniques for Continuous Alignment and Improvement explains how to achieve this flexibility by building agility into the initiation, development, implementation, and governance of your strategic initiatives. The book details what it takes to initiate, develop, implement, and govern a healthy strategy that delivers the benefits expected by all stakeholders. It presents insights gained by the author’s organization over the last 25 years helping their clients achieve success with their strategic initiatives. Filled with real-world examples and case studies, it illustrates wide-ranging situations where the author’s company helped clients reach important business objectives. Readers can use the book to look up examples that describe the various ways to use agile methods and techniques for critical business functions, including: Scope definition of strategic initiatives Stakeholder identification Team building Project and program quality management Change management Procurement of resources Solution development, implementation, and quality management Strategy governance In this book, you will find guidelines that explain how to establish internal organizations for change and how to ensure these intermediate organizations stay motivated until final solution delivery. Presenting success stories as well as major blunders, the book can help you avoid many of the pitfalls that other organizations have experienced while governing their strategic initiatives.

International Project Management for Technical Professionals

International Project Management for Technical Professionals Author Brian E. Porter
ISBN-10 0791802884
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 175
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Considerations in international project management go beyond the project itself. They include areas such as culture, travel, resource management, and communication. The book begins with a review of project management basics, which is a nice lead in to the additional areas of discussion necessary for international project management.

Global Engineering Project Management

Global Engineering Project Management Author M. Kemal Atesmen
ISBN-10 9781420073942
Release 2008-04-15
Pages 168
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Imagine the dynamics of an international engineering project such as this one: a U.S. group designs, prototypes, and qualifies disk drive heads; wafers for the drive heads are manufactured in the U.S. and sent to Malaysia for subassembly; a South Korean firm assembles these components; the final product, a fully automated disk drive, is completed in Japan. In addition to the global complexities of the project, there are a host of issues in leading the project team spread across continents. Global Engineering Project Management aligns real-world experiences in managing global projects with practical project management principles. The author demonstrates how to anticipate issues, covering everything from start-up planning and supply management to cost containment, post-project evaluation and protecting intellectual property. He explores technologies, virtual teams, traditions, economics, politics, and legal issues in the context of international projects, as well as compares the differences with domestic projects. He also highlights the complications of international bidding, the extra time and effort needed for multi-national team formation and management, and often overlooked project closure tasks. As the world goes global, engineering projects increasingly involve multiple countries, each having unique politics, cultures, and standards that all add layers of complexity to project management. These variables multiply fast and consequently a project manager’s responsibilities multiply faster. Examining these challenges from start to finish, the book provides practical advice on how to navigate the issues unique to global engineering project management.

Project management in progress

Project management in progress Author Marjolijn C. Grool
ISBN-10 UOM:35128000905719
Release 1986
Pages 329
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Professional Project Management (PM), with its well-defined concepts and tools, is now well established and can be used in the world at large. But wherever PM is utilized old problems invariably recur and new problems arise. It is this consideration which forms the main theme of this volume. The book tackles questions such as: - are the currently available computerized planning tools user-friendly enough for average people to use them effectively ? - where does one find and develop the ideal project manager ? - how can behaviour of people involved in projects be successfully predicted ? In addition, attention is paid to new, emerging issues such as PM in the Developing Countries; the application of PM to the many non-technological processes of change in governmental and private organizations; cooperation, training and follow-up in smaller projects. Also discussed is the practical experience gained from successes and failures in actual projects. The challenge for the nineties is to meet the growing need for well-trained project managers. This volume is the international resource which aims to meet this challenge by providing a broad overview of the many facets of PM.

Team Planning for Project Managers and Business Analysts

Team Planning for Project Managers and Business Analysts Author Gail Levitt
ISBN-10 9781466578654
Release 2012-11-29
Pages 225
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Supplying busy project professionals with time-tested tips and templates for developing teams efficiently and effectively, Team Planning for Project Managers and Business Analysts provides the planning materials required to increase team collaboration and productivity in a global workplace. This comprehensive resource offers insights and access to critical resources and tools to create, propose, execute, and evaluate team development plans. Dr. Levitt's insights will enable readers to transform their visions, mission statements, goals, and deliverables into actionable plans for their teams. Team Planning for Project Managers and Business Analysts evaluates the strengths and performance gaps in each of the five stages of team development—forming, storming, norming, performing, and adjourning—and outlines methods for creating a team development plan and addressing the challenge of gaining upper management commitment. With a focus on succession planning for the team, Dr. Levitt considers team brain capacity and how to plan for the transfer of knowledge within the organization. In addition to the many templates and guidelines included, the book offers a variety of practical team development guidelines to ensure that team activities, including kick-off meetings and project status reviews, are both engaging and productive.

Managing Web Projects

Managing Web Projects Author Edward B. Farkas
ISBN-10 1439804966
Release 2009-10-27
Pages 401
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Getting Web projects done right and delivered on time is all about efficiency. Putting the information you need and tools you can rely on at your ready disposal—Managing Web Projects—is a complete guide for project managers in the Internetworking industry. Whether you are a Web developer or an Internet Service Provider, whether your project is a quick fix, a complete overhaul, or a new start-up, this resource provides you with an organized path. It will walk you through a typical project life cycle, while providing you with all the tools and definitions needed to take charge and instill confidence in your staff and your customers. Invaluable for those seeking ISO 9001 certification, the text includes a number of detailed Work Instructions that can be used to develop a formal quality management system specific to a project management organization. They can also be leveraged in a TQM (Total Quality Management) or a Six Sigma environment. The book includes: Management guidelines for web hosting, data center migrations, site security, content development, application and Web site loading and testing, VPNs, VoIP, business continuity, and disaster recovery An Internet project management glossary, a technical Internetworking glossary, and a project management acronym table A tools suite with a proven record of success for project initiation, planning, execution, control, and close out This complete resource provides the resources needed—including dozens of time-tested templates, schedules, checklists, and flow charts—to become fully versed in and aligned with the nine knowledge areas and five major processes codified by the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®).