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Project Management

A Benefit Realisation Approach

Authors: Zwikael, Ofer, Smyrk, John R.

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  • A complete project management toolkit designed to support project leaders across the entire life of a project — from conception through to evaluation
  • Provides a robust discussion of the concept of project benefits and reliable guidelines for the benefit management process
  • Describes methods for setting a scope for a project that is consistent with achievement of desired benefits and rigorous frameworks for judging success
  • Includes supporting illustrations, templates and case studies and a comprehensive glossary of project terms and definitions
  • Accompanied by an online workbook to assist instructors, including a comprehensive case study and worked exercises
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This book is a complete project management toolkit for project leaders in business, research and industry.

Projects are approved and financed to generate benefits. Project Management: A Benefit Realisation Approach proposes a complete framework that supports this objective – from project selection and definition, through execution, and beyond implementation of deliverables until benefits are secured. 

The book is the first to explain the creation of organisational value by suggesting a complete, internally-consistent and theoretically rigorous benefit-focused project management methodology, supported with an analytical technique: benefit engineering. Benefit engineering offers a practical approach to the design and maintenance of an organisation’s project portfolio. 

Building upon the authors’ earlier successful book, Project Management for the Creation of Organisational Value, this comprehensively revised and expanded new book contains the addition of new chapters on project realisation. The book offers a rigorous explanation of how benefits emerge from a project. This approach is developed and strengthened — resulting in a completely client-oriented view of a project.

Senior executives, practitioners, students and academics will find in this book a comprehensive guide to the conduct of projects, which includes robust models, a set of consistent principles, an integrated glossary, enabling tools, illustrative examples and case studies.


About the authors

Dr Zwikael is an Associate Professor in the College of Business and Economics at the Australian National University. The recipient of the International Project Management Association's Research Award, Dr Zwikael is the author of three books and more than 200 scholarly peer-reviewed papers published in leading journals. In addition, he has been awarded multiple research awards by the Academy of Management, British Academy of Management, Emerald and the Australian Institute of Project Management. Dr Zwikael has experience in exercising major leadership roles such as Associate Dean, Head of School, Associate Editor of the top project management journal (International Journal of Project Management) and an Executive Board member of three Project Management Institute (PMI) international chapters.

John Smyrk is a graduate of Monash University, holding an Honours degree in Economics (with a specialisation in Econometrics) and Masters in Economics (with a specialisation in Operations Research). He designed, developed and delivered post graduate courses in project management at a number of universities. He has spent years working in various industries, such as steel-making, infrastructure, heavy engineering, chemicals and industrial instrumentation. He has consulted to the public and private sectors, specialising in in project management, with clients in manufacturing, finance, transport and government. He is currently a private consultant in project management. With Dr Zwikael, he participates in an ongoing research program directed at the assembly of comprehensive, reliable and rigorous theoretical foundations for the discipline of project management.  

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“It is worth reading for those who are starting into the area of project management and want to understand the concept of project management. For them, the authors have provided a great deal of information about project planning and project execution. It will lay the groundwork on the certain concept of project management such as stakeholder management or risk management.” (Aditya Lal, SAP, blogs.sap.com, August 6, 2019)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Project Management
Book Subtitle
A Benefit Realisation Approach
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-03174-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-03174-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-03173-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 337
Number of Illustrations
61 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
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