On the evidence of the authors of Advances in Project Management: Narrated Journeys in Unchartered Territory, there is a sea change coming. That change will affect the way projects are perceived, lead and governed, particularly in the context of the wider organisation to which they belong; whether that is in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors. Many organisations have struggled to apply the traditional models of project management to their new projects in the global environment. Anecdotal and evidence-based research confirms that projects continue to fail at an alarming rate. A major part of the build-up to failure is often the lack of adequate project management knowledge and experience. Advances in Project Management covers key areas of improvement in understanding and project capability further up the management chain; amongst strategy and senior decision makers and amongst professional project and programme managers. This collection, drawn from some of the world’s leading practitioners and researchers and compiled by Professor Darren Dalcher of the National Centre for Project Management, provides those people and organisations who are involved with the developments in project management with the kind of structured information, new approaches and novel perspectives that will inform their thinking and their practice and improve their decisions.
Contents: Introduction; Uncertainty: Managing project uncertainty, Darren Dalcher; That uncertain feeling, David Cleden. Strategic Risk: When do projects begin? Addressing strategic project appraisal issues, Darren Dalcher; Strategic project risk appraisal and management, Elaine Harris. Risk: Risks or projects?, Darren Dalcher; Managing risk in projects: what's new?, David Hillson. Governance: Facing uncertainty: project governance and control, Darren Dalcher; Project governance, Ralf MA1/4ller. Programme Management: Managing uncertainty through programmes, Darren Dalcher; Programme management beyond standards and guides, Michel Thiry. Risk Leadership: Beyond tame problems: the case for risk leadership, Darren Dalcher; The application of the 'new sciences' to risk and project management, David Hancock. Leadership: In search of project leadership, Darren Dalcher; Project-oriented leadership, Ralf MA1/4ller and Rodney Turner. Earned Value: Progress and performance: the case for extending earned value management, Darren Dalcher; Effective measurement of time performance using earned value management, Alexandre Rodrigues. Spiritual Inspiration: Inspiration in teams: searching for a new intelligence, Darren Dalcher; Spirituality in project management teams, Judi Neal and Alan Harpham. Ethics: Project ethics and professionalism: the making of a profession?, Darren Dalcher; Project ethics: the critical path to development, Haukur Ingi JA(3)nasson and Helgi Thor Ingason. Stakeholders: Can we satisfy project stakeholders?, Darren Dalcher; What does the project stakeholder value?, Pernille Eskerod and Anna Lund Jepsen. Supply Chains: Managing connected supply chains, Darren Dalcher; Managing project supply chains, Ron Basu. Second Order Project Management: Making sense of complexity: towards a higher order, Darren Dalcher; A case for second order project management, Michael Cavanagh. Sustainability: Sustainability: a new professional responsibility?, Darren Dalcher; Taking re