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Reinventing Project Management
The Adaptive Diamond Approach

Reinventing Project Management, by Aaron J. Shenhar and Dov Dvirdd

No organization can survive today without successful projects. Projects are the drivers of innovation and change. They make organizations better, stronger, and more efficient. Yet, in the field of business strategy, project management has been largely overlooked. The fact that most projects still fail suggests that conventional project management does not meet current business needs.

Drawing on such high-profile examples as the Chunnel, the Denver International Airport, Sydney Opera House and others, authors Aaron J. Shenhar and Dov Dvir illustrate the problems that hinder success. More importantly, they introduce the “Diamond Approach”. This new model is the first of its kind for managing projects for business results, rather than just meeting time and budget goals.

The four bases of the “Diamond Approach” give you a new framework and a common language to talk about project management. With these tools in hand, you will be able to present your case in a simple, smarter way and to ask the right questions before committing to a project or program.

By reading and implementing the strategies in Reinventing Project Management, you will learn to:

  • adapt the right management style to each project
  • understand inherent uncertainties, complexities and variables
  • communicate unforeseen developments accurately to team members
  • identify your project’s unique performance drivers
  • strategically and realistically allocate project resources

…and much more.

Reinventing Project Management delivers a long-awaited, new methodology that will revolutionize the way you think about projects; this landmark book shows how to build a blueprint for achieving successful and cost-effective project outcomes of enduring and far-reaching value.