A how-to guide to establishing the Project Office as a methodology for managing multiple development initiatives within your organization. It presents the PO (Project Office) as a model for use in a wide variety of organizations, especially in research and development environments. As more and more forward-looking firms adopt the project form as their preferred way to organize development work, the need for you to co-ordinate the use of scarce resources and align initiatives becomes quite evident. This volume discusses the essential techniques, templates and tools used by successful managers and consultants to achieve maximum project control and performance of dedicated persons and groups.
Much of the recent literature on project management has been generated by educators and trainers. That makes books by people actually practicing project management especially important in that they verify the theory and often provide a unique perspective springing from real life experience. One such book is “Running the Successful Hi-Tech Project Office” by Eduardo Miranda, a program director at Ericsson Research Canada.
Not surprisingly, Miranda focuses his attention on the causes of project failure, or more precisely, on eliminating the most significant causes of project failure. He begins by pointing out that most project failures are due to lack of resources and insufficient coordination across projects, factors normally outside the project manager’s control. He goes on to explore the multiproject challenge in depth, clearly establishing the case for a project office.
- Author(s) : Eduardo Miranda
- Number of pages: 256 pages
- ISBN-10: 9781580533737
- ISBN-13 : 978-1580533737
- Publisher : Artech House Publishers; Illustrated edition (2003)
- Language: English