Creating an Environment for Successful Projects, Third Edition

  • 14h 2m 26s
  • Randall Englund, Robert J. Graham
  • Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • 2019

For over 20 years, Creating an Environment for Successful Projects has been a staple for upper managers who want to help projects succeed. This new edition includes case studies from companies that have successfully applied the approach. The insights in this book will help management speed projects along instead of getting in their way. All too often, well-intentioned managers put roadblocks in the team's way instead of empowering them with the tools they need to succeed. This approach to project environments, grounded in decades of research and practice, will help you make your organization the most project-friendly it's ever been.

Organizational changes rarely work unless upper management is heavily involved. Although project managers are most closely responsible for the success of projects, upper managers are the ones who ultimately create an environment that supports those projects. The way upper managers define, structure and act toward projects has an important effect on the success or failure of those projects and, consequently, the success or failure of the organization. This book helps all managers understand the need for project management changes and shows how to develop project management as an organizational practice.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - Leading Change to a Project-Based Organization
  • Chapter 2 - Linking Projects to Strategy
  • Chapter 3 - Understanding Upper Management Influence
  • Chapter 4 - Implementing a Core Team Process
  • Chapter 5 - Organizing for Project Management
  • Chapter 6 - Designing a Project Management Information System
  • Chapter 7 - Selecting and Developing Project Managers
  • Chapter 8 - Cultivating a Learning Organization
  • Chapter 9 - Developing a Project Management Initiative
  • Chapter 10 - Creating an Environment for Successful Projects in Your Organization