XIX, 337 p. 95 illus., 34 illus. in color. online resource
This book is a complete project management toolkit for project leaders in business, research and industry. Projects are approved and financed to generate benefits. Project Management: A Benefit Realisation Approach proposes a complete framework that supports this objective – from project selection and definition, through execution, and beyond implementation of deliverables until benefits are secured. The book is the first to explain the creation of organisational value by suggesting a complete, internally-consistent and theoretically rigorous benefit-focused project management methodology, supported with an analytical technique: benefit engineering. Benefit engineering offers a practical approach to the design and maintenance of an organisation’s project portfolio. Building upon the author’s earlier successful book, Project Management for the Creation of Organisational Value, this comprehensively revised and expanded new book contains the addition of new chapters on project realisation. The book offers a rigorous explanation of how benefits emerge from a project. This approach is developed and strengthened — resulting in a completely client-oriented view of a project. Senior executives, practitioners, students and academics will find in this book a comprehensive guide to the conduct of projects, which includes robust models, a set of consistent principles, an integrated glossary, enabling tools, illustrative examples and case studies.
1. What Roles do Projects Serve in Business? -- 2. A Theoretical Framework for Projects -- 3. The Structure of a Project -- 4. Project and Programme Governance -- 5. Stakeholder Management -- 6. Risk and Issues Management -- 7. Project Attractiveness Draft complete -- 8. Project Success Draft complete -- 9. Initiating a Project -- 10. Planning a Project -- 11. Executing a Project -- 12. Realising outcomes from projects.