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A project manager must not only master methods and processes, but also have the ability to deal with new, unexpected and critical situations. The book deals with these challenges, the passion for projects and the creativity which is required in order to lead projects and bring them to a successful conclusion. Experienced project managers report on exciting tasks in various countries, daily life as project managers and about their personal experiences and learning effects. Readers will experience the fascinating appeal of the job of a "project manager", which also means constantly being prepared to get into a new task. Furthermore, the book provides ideas about how to overcome social, cultural, organisational, financial, bureaucratic or other hurdles. Not only classic project managers - engineers and economists -, but also lawyers or industrial engineers, who work in projects or are interested in project work, will be inspired by this book, how personal commitment and professional, organisational and social capabilities combine to form this unique profession.
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Table of Contents

Preface. Staying on course. Over ten years experience with PM@Siemens. The Project Directors Community The exchange of experience put into practice. From dream to reality A new airport for Bangalore. How to create public interest in a project The airport project in Tirana. Taking a second step overseas Metro trains for Prague and Venezuela. A Metro for Maracaibo Success through joint responsibility. Leading a project is like running a company An interview with Friedrich Strobusch. Stakeholder Family Arabia as a project location and private living space. Everyday life in global multi-project management The global accessibility of a project manager and other challenges. Taking on joint responsibility The development of a project-oriented organisation. Discovering improvement potential in the organisation The MPM Assessment. A different world Understanding project management in Western Siberia. Aligning a new team The integration of VA TECH during a project in the United Arab Emirates. From project execution to sales Project management in healthcare. Just Software? A computer scientist in the project business. PM certification? Yes, but which is most appropriate? Skytrain in Bangkok A project during a crisis. Securing the ground A high-speed railway project in the Netherlands. A project manager must be burning for his work Passion in project management and project management in a global organisation. From plant engineering to a product platform Multi-project management for a regional multiple unit train Formula 1 Creating a team from scratch or how to turn a sand pit into a race track Sustainable personnel development through an internal certification system How Siemens certifies its project managers and at the same time gets to know them. When costs and deadlines start getting out of hand Crisis management in South Carolina. Suddenly you are standing in front of 100 people and you enjoy it! Pioneers of the project business The Siemens brothers and the Indo-European telegraph line. Epilogue. Editors and authors. Glossary. Index.

About the Author

ELISABETH BITTNER has built up communities on project management and project training and she does communication and PR for project management topics. WALTER GREGORC has directed projects in the USA, in Albania, Hong Kong, Oman, Saudi-Arabia, Turkey and Austria. In addition, he has special experiences in claim and contract management, in project assessment and in PM coaching. Both are members of the Siemens Project Directors Community.

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