164 Pages 28 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Managing Projects serves as a comprehensive guide to the practice of project management, offering insights and methodologies useful to both novices and seasoned practitioners.

    Each chapter is dedicated to a key component of project management, taking the reader through each stage involved in successful project delivery, from project initiation and planning to execution and closure. It also delves into the history of project management, acknowledging how the field has adapted to modern methods of working and the impact of this evolution on contemporary practices.

    The book aims to:

    • Provide a clear and comprehensive understanding of project management principles, especially for those new to the field
    • Examine various project management methodologies, including both traditional and modern approaches, to give readers a broad perspective
    • Offer case studies and practical examples to demonstrate the application of project management principles in various scenarios
    • Emphasise the importance of balancing technical skills with the socio-cultural dynamics and leadership that influence project success

    Suitable for professionals as well as postgraduate and executive education students, Managing Projects serves as an invaluable resource for anyone looking to deepen their knowledge in the field of project management.

    1: Introduction to Project Management, 2: Project Selection and Governance, 3: Project Initiating, 4: Project Planning: Scope of Work, 5: Project Planning: Schedule, Resources and Budget, 6: Project Planning: Stakeholder and Communication Management, 7: Project Executing, 8: Project Closing


    Alec Waterworth is an Associate Professor of Project Management at Montpellier Business School, France.

    Carl Gavin is a Professor of Project Management at Alliance Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK.