Goal Directed Project Management: Effective Techniques and Strategies

Kogan Page Publishers, 3 jun 2009 - 272 páginas

Goal Directed Project Management (GDPM) is a unique methodology that has been developed and refined by the authors over a period of more than 20 years. In this time, organizations all over the world have adopted it as a standard approach.

The central focus of Goal Directed Project Management, this fourth edition of one of the most influential project management books, is to develop understanding, commitment and involvement while managing successful and lasting change. Throughout the text, the authors emphasise the need for a 'PSO' (People, System and Organization) perspective that goes beyond the technical aspects dealt with by most project management literature, enhancing and prolonging the life of a project by allowing the people and organization involved to develop simultaneously with the system. Goal Directed Project Management gives detailed and practical guidance on how to plan, organise and control these PSO projects effectively, presenting methods and tools that will increase significantly the probability of project success.

This newly updated fourth edition of Goal Directed Project Management addresses the financial control of projects in a new chapter, presenting a pragmatic approach - based on GDPM methods - to this aspect of project management. It includes guidelines to take you through setting up a project budget based on cost benefit analysis and shows how to report and control the running project using the milestone related budget. Online resources now include an additional chapter on GDPM in a multi-project environment.
Further information about GDPM certification can be found at www.gdpm.com


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1 Introduction
2 Project characteristics
3 Pitfalls in project management
4 Foundation of the project
5 Global planning milestone planning
6 Global organizing milestone responsibility chart
7 Detail planning and detail organization
8 Project control
9 Financial control of projects
10 Quality in project work
11 Project culture
12 Goal Directed Project Management example and summary
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Sobre el autor (2009)

Erling S Andersen is professor of project management and information systems at the Norwegian School of Management BI, Oslo. He has written several books on project management, general management and computer-based information systems.

Kristoffer Grude is a former managing director and partner of Coopers & Lybrand Consulting, Norway. He now has his own business consultancy, Euroconsult.

Tor Haug is an independent consultant, specialising in IT strategies, re-engineering and project management.

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