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Project Management

Project Management
A Value Creation Approach

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January 2021 | 624 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Project management is an essential life and workplace skill that everyone must develop. Following the popular style and format of other textbooks by Stewart Clegg, this brand new co-authored textbook on project management provides a much needed European perspective to the subject. Drawing on the latest research and practice, the authors guide students on an active learning journey through the project lifespan, promoting a critical and reflexive approach to studying project management, as well as one that creates value for all project stakeholders and emphasizes people and not just process.

Case studies and examples discussed in the text cover a wide range of projects from large to smaller across different industries and sectors, both public and private, including: megaprojects (HS2); mega events (Olympics); political projects (Brexit); health-related project implementation (LEAN); tech-related projects (Google); building and restoration projects (housing/Sagrada Familia); and arts and cultural projects (European Capital of Culture).

Incorporating a host of learning features both in chapters and via the supporting online resources, this textbook is essential reading for all students/managers completing a course unit in project management at either undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Preface - how to use this book
Chapter 1: Mapping Projects: An Introduction
Chapter 2: Valuing Projects
Chapter 3: Defining Projects
Chapter 4: Managing Projects
Chapter 5: Executing Projects
Chapter 6: Organizing Projects
Chapter 7: Leading Projects
Chapter 8: Teaming in projects
Chapter 9: Managing unvertainty in projects
Chapter 10: Collaborating with stakeholders in projects
Chapter 11: Learning and innovation in projects
Chapter 12: Complexifying projects
Chapter 13: Ending projects


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Lecturer resources

  • PowerPoint Slides 
  • Instructor's Manual 

Student resources

  • SAGE Journal articles 
  • Further Journals reading
  • Weblinks

This is a great resource for project management modules, and comes with a refreshing perspective on project management. The approach facilitates debates on various PM topics, but offers more limiting options to learn specific PM tools, so it is probably best used in conjunction with a more "quantitative" book, particularly in undergraduate modules.

For these reasons I adopted it as one of the three main textbooks in all three of my modules.

Sorin Piperca
Department of Management, Birkbeck, University of London
June 10, 2021

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