Global Project Management Handbook: Planning, Organizing and Controlling International Projects, Second Edition

Planning, Organizing, and Controlling International Projects

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June 15, 2006


Mixed media product, 575 pages


0071460454 / 9780071460453


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Learn and apply successful international project management techniques

Contributors from 20+ nations reveal how current project management concepts and techniques can be successfully applied in different political, cultural, and geographical settings. Learn how project management is carried out in major countries such as Canada, China, Russia, Germany, France, England -- and how these techniques can be applied globally.

  • Case histories from around the world provide lessons on the international application of project management
  • 16 completely new chapters including ones on the rebuilding of Iraq, project management in outsourcing initiatives, and developing multinational teams

Table of contents

Part 1: State of the Art Global Project Management Chapter 1.The Evolution of Project Management Chapter 2. Project Management: A Business Process of the Project-Oriented Company Chapter 3. The Future of Project Management: Mapping the Dynamics of Project Management Field in Action Chapter 4. Total Life-Cycle System Management Chapter 5. Developing Multinational Project Teams Chapter 6. Risk Identification and Assessment for International Construction Projects Chapter 7. Program Management and Project Portfolio Management Part 2: Competency Factors in Project Management Chapter 8. Competencies of Project Managers Chapter 9. Managing Risks and Uncertainty in Major Projects in the New Global Environment Chapter 10. Managing Human Energy in the Project-Oriented Company Chapter 11. Managing Project Management Personnel and Their Competencies in the Project-Oriented Company Chapter 12. Lessons Learned: Rebuilding Iraq in 2004 Chapter 13. Project Critical Success Factors: The Project-Implementation Profile Part 3: Management of Global Programs and Projects Chapter 14. Project Management for Outsourcing Decisions Chapter 15. Project Quality Management in International Projects Chapter 16. Success Factors in Virtual Global Software Projects Chapter 17. Managing Global Projects Over a Collaborative Knowledge Framework Part 4: Management of the Project-Oriented Company Chapter 18. Management of the Project-Oriented Company; Chapter 19. Project Portfolio Score Card Chapter 20. Partnering in Projects Chapter 21. Business Process Management in the Project-Oriented Company Part 5: National Project Management Chapter 22. Project Management in Austria: Analysis of the Maturity of Austria as a Project-Oriented Nation Chapter 23. A Brief Insight of Project Management in the Mainland of China Chapter 24. Project Management in Australia Chapter 25. Project Management in Romania Chapter 26. Japanese Project Management Practices on Global Projects

Author comments

David Cleland is a Fellow of the Project Management Institute and three-time recipient of the Institute's Distinguished Contribution to Project Management Award. The author/editor of 38 books on project management and engineering management, he has been described as the "Father of Project Management." The Project Management Institute's annual David I. Cleland Excellence in Project Management Literature Award is named in his honor.

Roland Gareis is Professor of Project Management and Director of the post-graduate program on international management at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. He is also the owner of Roland Gareis Consulting. A recognized expert on project management, he is the author of Happy Projects! and other books.

Back cover copy

Capitalize on New Techniques for Applying Project Management in the Global Marketplace

  • Explore innovative PM practices in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia, Russia, Germany, France, England, Austria, Norway and Sweden
  • Read cutting-edge contributions by leading PM experts from over 20 countries

The revised Second Edition of the Global Project Management Handbook shows readers step-by-step how PM concepts and techniques can be applied in various political, cultural, and geographical settings. Now featuring 16 entirely new chapters, with all others thoroughly updated, this volume covers the full range of PM topics that are crucial to maintaining competitiveness in an increasingly global marketplace. Packed with additional charts, tables, and figures, the Second Edition contains case histories from many different countries that demonstrate how PM can be successfully applied worldwide.

This classic equips readers with:

  • State-of-the-art concepts and processes in global PM
  • A lucid account of the historical evolution of modern global PM
  • Proven financial planning methods for large multinational projects
  • A generic model for the management of international projects
  • A description of the strategies, structures, and cultures of the project-oriented company
  • Processes and methods for program and portfolio management
  • Coverage of these topics, new to the Second Edition: applications of global PM in the rebuilding of Iraq, outsourcing initiatives, the global integrated logistics support process, virtual global software projects, developing multinational teams, risk assessment in global projects, and program/project portfolio management


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