“I don’t think there is any plan or recipe you
can use to handle troubled projects. I have an
acid test, to look at the finance, the product
and the people.
—Pierre-Yves Gerbeau, X-Leisure, London, England
Launching projects in new markets can mean new revenue, but it also
opens a potential minefield of cultural missteps. by Maya Payne Smart
2008 PMI PROJECT OF THE YEAR FINALIST
A CITY IN RUINS
Confronted with the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina,
the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers helps get a city back on its feet.
by Deborah Silver
No project is immune from controversy. But proper
preparation can reduce the chances of a meltdown.
by Tom Sullivan
ON THE MAP: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Forced to contend with a chaotic global market, this city
turns to more disciplined project management.
by Sandra A. Swanson
A LITTLE RESPECT
Young team members can get respect—if they know how to earn it.
by Wendy Webb
THE NEW OLD WORLD
Patterned on a traditional French town, Euro Disney’s Val d’Europe
community was carefully designed for a prosperous future.
by Michael Foreman
cover photo by NICK ALDRIDGE