This book teaches you the basics of Project Management. It describes how to work as a Project Manager in different kinds of projects – whether they have a clear goal or are based on a vision.
Today, there are projects in all kinds of activities. To show how different kinds of projects can be managed, five examples are presented: the Tramline Project, the Pacemaker Project, the Kick-off Project, the City Development Project and the Profitability Project.
By using these recurring examples, the book deals with planning projects in terms of time, function and cost; managing and controlling projects; and handing over and closing projects. The authors discuss both linear models for project management, what are known as stage-gate models, and agile methods such as Scrum.
The book focuses on managing the individual project, but it is also placed in a broader context – in relation to the surrounding organization or company, and in relation to other projects that it may be connected with in some way.
Even though it is neither possible nor advisable to fully plan all projects in advance, it is possible, at least afterwards, to see that a project has gone through different phases. These phases are clearly illustrated in this book by the “Project Spiral”. At the end of most chapters, the Project Spiral shows which phase in the project is covered by the chapter in question. The Project Spiral also shows that a project does not necessarily have a clear beginning and end.
Anette Hallin works at the Department of Industrial Economics and Management at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH). She did her PhD thesis on a collaborative project between the public sector, academia, and business and industry. Anette is a certified teacher and her experience includes teaching Project Management both at university and in business and industry. She is also Associated Research Fellow at the Gothenburg Research Institute (GRI), part of the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg.
Tina Karrbom Gustavsson has conducted research in and taught Project Management at universities and colleges both in Sweden and internationally since 1999. She has also held courses in Project Management for companies.
Her PhD thesis deals with the significance of informal communication in complex, international projects. After acting as Project Manager and Director for a regional development project, she now works as a Senior Lecturer at the School of Architecture and the Built Environment at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH).
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