Project Management in Extreme Situations: Lessons from Polar Expeditions, Military and Rescue Operations, and Wilderness Exploration (Leading Works from the French School of Management)

  • 出版商: Auerbach Publication
  • 出版日期: 2016-08-15
  • 售價: $3,500
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$3,325
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 316
  • 裝訂: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 1482208822
  • ISBN-13: 9781482208825
  • 相關分類: 專案管理 PM
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商品描述

The growing complexity of projects today, as well as the uncertainty inherent in innovative projects, is making obsolete traditional project management practices and procedures, which are based on the notion that much about a project is known at its start. The current high level of change and complexity confronting organizational leaders and managers requires a new approach to projects so they can be managed flexibly to embrace and exploit change. What once used to be considered extreme uncertainty is now the norm, and managing planned projects is being replaced by managing projects as they evolve.

Successfully managing projects in extreme situations, such as polar and military expeditions, shows how to manage successfully projects in today’s turbulent environment. Executed under the harshest and most unpredictable conditions, these projects are great sources for learning about how to manage unexpected and unforeseen situations as they occur. This book presents multiple case studies of managing extreme events as they happened during polar, mountain climbing, military, and rescue expeditions.

A boat accident in the Artic is a lesson on how an effective project manager must be ambidextrous: on one hand able to follow plans and on the other hand able to abandon those plans when disaster strikes and improvise new ones in response. Polar expeditions also illustrate how a team can use "weak links" to go beyond its usual information network to acquire strategic information. Fire and rescues operations illustrate how one team member’s knowledge can be transferred to the entire team. Military operations provide case material on how teams coordinate and make use of both individual and collective competencies.

This groundbreaking work pushes the definitions of a project and project management to reveal new insight that benefits researchers, academics, and the practitioners managing projects in today’s challenging and uncertain times.

商品描述(中文翻譯)

如今,項目的複雜性日益增長,創新項目中固有的不確定性使傳統的項目管理實踐和程序變得過時。傳統的項目管理基於一個假設:在項目開始時,對項目的大部分內容都是已知的。然而,當前組織領導者和管理者面臨的變化和複雜性水平很高,需要一種新的項目管理方法,以便靈活地應對和利用變化。曾經被認為是極端不確定性的事情現在已成為常態,計劃項目的管理正在被隨著項目的演變而管理的方式所取代。

成功地在極端情況下管理項目,例如極地和軍事遠征,展示了如何在當今動盪的環境中成功地管理項目。在最嚴苛和最不可預測的條件下執行的這些項目是學習如何應對突發和意外情況的絕佳資源。本書提供了多個案例研究,介紹了極地、登山、軍事和救援遠征期間發生的極端事件的管理方式。

北極的一起船難是一個關於如何成為一名有效的項目經理的教訓:一方面能夠遵循計劃,另一方面能夠在災難發生時放棄計劃並根據情況即興創造新的計劃。極地遠征還說明了團隊如何利用“弱連結”超越其通常的信息網絡來獲取戰略信息。火災和救援行動說明了如何將一個團隊成員的知識轉移到整個團隊中。軍事行動提供了關於如何協調和利用個人和集體能力的案例材料。

這項開創性的工作推動了項目和項目管理的定義,揭示了對於研究人員、學者和在當今具有挑戰性和不確定性時期管理項目的從業人員的新見解。