Advances in Project Management
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|Format:||Paperback, 150 pages|
|Other Information: ||Illustrations|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 28 July 2010|
From the perspective of delivering successful projects, the value of a skilled project sponsor and project manager outweighs many other factors. Projects need leaders who can give them vision, identity, keep the stakeholders and the project team on board and make the difficult decisions that will enable the project to continue (or if necessary be terminated). These are human skills that don't necessarily feature large in the project management bodies of knowledge. Ralf Muller and Rodney Turner's "Project-Oriented Leadership" explains the key leadership models of managerial, intellectual and emotional leadership and shows how they can be applied within projects to lead processes, functions and people and ensure an ethical and inclusive approach within projects and programs.
Table of Contents
Introduction; A history of leadership thought; Leadership competences; Personalities of leaders; Reality of project leadership; Towards a leadership competence theory of project performance; References; Index.
About the Author
Dr. Ralf Muller is Associate Professor in Project Management at Umea University in Sweden and Adjunct Professor of Project Management at the Norwegian School of Management BI and at SKEMA Business School in France, as well as visiting faculty member at Tiasnimbas Business School in The Netherlands. He lectures and researches in project, program, and portfolio management, in project governance, and in research methodologies. His research is published in more than 80 scientific publications, including four books, and a large number of book chapters, peer reviewed journal and conference papers. He is engaged in the further development of the profession as founder of two Project Management Institute chapters in Europe and as an active participant in the development of the Project Management Institute standards for program management, portfolio management, and the Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3). Prior to his academic career he was the worldwide Director of Project Management at NCR Corporation's Teradata Business Unit. He consulted organizations and governments in 45 countries worldwide and frequently speaks at academic and practitioner conferences, such as those of the Project Management Institute, the International Project Management Association, and NASA. Rodney Turner is Professor of Project Management at the SKEMA Business School, Lille. He is visiting professor at The Centre for Project Management in the Kemmy Business School, Limerick, and the Henley Business School. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology Sydney. He lectures on and teaches project management world wide. Rodney was for twelve years a member of Council of the UK's Association for Project Management. He is now an Honorary Fellow and Vice President. He has also been President and Chairman of the International Project Management Association, the global federation of national associations in project management. Rodney is the author or editor of sixteen books, including The Handbook of Project-based Management, the best selling book published by McGraw-Hill, and the Gower Handbook of Project Management. He is editor of The International Journal of Project Management and has written articles for journals, conferences and magazines.
'Muller and Turner have compiled a terrific ready-reckonerA" that all project managers would benefit from reading and reflecting upon to challenge their performance. The authors have condensed considerable experience and research from a wide variety of professional disciplines, to provide a robust digest that highlights the significance of leadership capabilities for effective delivery of project outcomes. One of the big advantages of this book is the richness of the content and the natural flow of their argument throughout such a short book...Good advice, well explained and backed up with a body of evidence...I will be recommending the book to colleagues who are in project leader and manager roles and to students who are considering these as part of their development or career path.' - Arthur Shelley, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, International Journal of Managing Projects in Business
|Publisher: ||Gower Publishing Ltd|
|Dimensions: ||23.0 x 15.0 centimeters (0.23 kg)|