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5.0 out of 5 stars Breathing new life into Project Management, 16 Oct. 2013
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Most project management books are cookbooks for the practitioner to implement the same old ready-made recipes. This accessible text by Professor Morris is not that kind of Project Management book.
Value
Project Management has grown bodies of knowledge through practitioners writing what they think are proven best methods. That means the existing bodies of knowledge mainly concentrate on instruments of calculation. This book is a comprehensive manifesto for moving project management out of the machine age and for blending best practices with better theory.
Importance
Projects can be unpredictable and deliver wide variations in success, especially at the extremely large such as complex organisational change. This demands that we look at the foundational assumptions and broader cross disciplinary approaches that the contemporary project leader needs that Professor Morris advocates.
Relevance
I recommend this book to all project managers prepared to think radically about needed reforms to our craft. I am a senior programme director responsible for methods development across a range of major Information Systems change programmes in a global corporation. Viewing this book from a practice perspective I value Professor Morris' analysis and proposals for reform. The messages are pertinent to the present and future of programme leadership and to achieving greater project effectiveness; especially through enabling people to perform in more highly effective teams.
Reform
The diversity of influences on project management from sector, enterprise, business unit and programme drive our techniques much more than the bodies of knowledge address. This means a much more diverse and practical range of leadership models are called for. Project and programme management must come of age as a value adding discipline important to the success of enterprise alongside marketing, finance and strategy. This is especially important as almost all change in organisations is project based.
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