Project Management Case Studies and Lessons Learned
Stakeholder, Scope, Knowledge, Schedule, Resource and Team Management
Project managers who lead globally dispersed teams face unique challenges in managing project stakeholders, scope, knowledge sharing, schedules, resources, and above all team execution in a global business environment. Finding timely solutions to challenging events becomes more difficult in a global project environment. This book presents more than 80 case studies designed to help project managers craft solutions to the typical problems that can occur in global projects.
The author describes surprising, unexpected, and catastrophic cases that he encountered during his 35 years of project management experience in the global arena. The author details the background of each challenging case and then explains how he remedied the issue at hand. Some cases involve a logical step-by-step approach toward a solution, while others require unorthodox steps to get the project on the right track. The book includes lessons learned after every case.
This book is designed to help global project managers become more proactive, careful, disciplined, and ready for sudden surprises that can affect their projects. The project cases detailed in this book support and guide the strategizing process that occurs during the execution of global projects. The book emphasizes the importance of documenting lessons learned after each project to prevent making the same mistakes in the future.
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About the Author
Case Studies in Stakeholder Management
Case Studies in Scope Management
Case Studies in Knowledge Management
Case Studies in Schedule Management
Case Studies in Resource Management
Case Studies in Team Management
M. Kemal Atesmen completed his high school studies at Robert Academy in Istanbul, Turkey in 1961. He received his B.Sc. from Case Western Reserve University, his M.Sc. from Stanford University, and his Ph.D. from Colorado State University, all in mechanical engineering. He is a life member of ASME. He initially pursued an academic and an industrial career in parallel and became an associate professor in mechanical engineering before dedicating his professional life to international engineering project management and engineering management for 33 years. He helped many young engineers in the international arena to bridge the gap between college and professional life in automotive, computer component, data communication, and offshore oil industries.
Dr. Atesmen has published five books, 16 technical papers, and has four patents. His books include: Global Engineering Project Management (CRC Press, 2008); Everyday Heat Transfer Problems—Sensitivities to Governing Variables (ASME Press, 2009); Understanding the World Around Through Simple Mathematics (Infinity Publishing, 2011); A Journey Through Life (Wilson Printing, 2013); and Project Management Case Studies and Lessons Learned: Stakeholder, Scope, Knowledge, Schedule, Resource and Team Management (CRC Press, 2014).