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SVETLANA CICMIL, Ph.D., TERRY COOKE-DAVIES, Ph.D., LYNN CRAWFORD, DBA,
AND KURT RICHARDSON, Ph.D.
Exploring the Complexity of Projects:
Implications of Complexity Theory for
Project Management Practice
Exploring the implications of complexity
theory for today’s project managers, this
research report sug-
gests the traditional
measures of time,
cost and scope may
be inadequate for
Rather, four building
blocks may be more
and group relation-
ships, individual and
group cohesion, definition of key
performance factors and sources of
project failure. The authors propose a
concept of “complex responsive processes
of relating in organizations” that
provides a framework for uncovering
critical issues that cannot be captured by
Project Management Institute, 2009, ISBN:
9781933890951, paperback, 91 pp., $28.75
Member, $35.95 Nonmember.
WES BALAKIAN, PMP
Harnessing the Power of Project
This unique book shows what can be
done now to make teams, divisions
or companies exponentially more
successful at what they do well. It is
equal parts sales tool, operations and
leadership manual, delivery program
and proven methodology designed to
provide easy access to the information
readers need. It delineates how organi-
zations can take
grow in today’s
organizations, including Fortune
companies and small firms, provide
practical guides for accelerating
growth, profit and client potentials.
Brown Books, 2009, ISBN: 9781934812457,
hardcover, 204 pp., $23.70 Member, $24.95
RICARDO VIANA VARGAS, PMP
Practical Guide to Project Planning
advice is the
this comprehensive book.
and ready-to-use templates,
it offers practical approaches to
initiate and facilitate smooth-run-ning projects in both large and small
organizations. A real-world, practical
example runs throughout the text to
illustrate the implementation of a
project management office within a
company division. Specific steps are
detailed from diagnosis through
results. All documents discussed
may be downloaded from the
enclosed CD so readers can track
their own projects as they work
through the book.
Auerbach Publications, 2008, ISBN:
9781420045048, paperback, 232 pp.,
$50.30 Member, $52.95 Nonmember.
DAVID I. CLELAND, Ph.D., PMI FELLOW, AND BOPAYA BIDANDA, Ph.D.
Project Management Circa 2025 Drawing on the collective experience of project management leaders from around the world, this book proposes, develops and explores scenarios for project management in the year 2025. In 29 chapters, authors identify and evaluate the possible future of project management, addressing key issues that will affect theorists and practitioners alike. Broadly based, the book covers matters related to geography, systems, organizations, government and areas of likely growth. Armed with predictions from experts, readers will be able to plan their own strategies in a way that better meets an uncertain future.
Project Management Institute, 2009, ISBN: 9781933890968, paperback, 519 pp., $39.95 Member, $49.95 Nonmember.