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Strategic Project Management

Contemporary Issues and Strategies for Developing Economies, 1st Edition

Edited by Corlane Barclay, Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson


349 pages | 36 B/W Illus.

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Based on expert practitioners’ contributions from across the globe including Brazil, Jamaica, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, Strategic Project Management: Contemporary Issues and Strategies for Developing Economies offers modern experiences, best practices, and tools for individuals and teams working in projects spanning diverse environments in developing economies. The book answers the questions: what are the issues and challenges experienced in "developing" countries and how can effective project management practices address them? It then presents strategies and sustainable solutions.

The book covers the foundations of project management, highlighting particular strategies that may resonate with organizations across the globe, particularly developing economies. It includes dialogue on project success criteria and performance evaluation techniques, stakeholder management, program and portfolio management, managing knowledge in projects and case studies across industries such as ICT, education and law. In addition, the book showcases:

  • Diverse perspectives and experiences in the effective management of projects from the developing economies
  • The importance of project maturity through the adoption of sound strategic project management principles
  • Application of project management standards and practices in specific domains
  • Emerging tools and techniques that can enhance the management of different types of projects
  • Opportunities for future research and collaborations

The contributors share ideas, insights, and experiences for all forms of business projects with a core ICT artifact or supported by ICT to deliver the specific artifact, product, service, or result. The chapters discuss the range of issues found in managing different types of projects across many domains and countries and underline the similarities and nuances in managing projects with strategies that resonate in developing economies. The book, in a nutshell, gives you tried-and-true advice from experts that you can put to immediate use.

Table of Contents

The Role of Projects in Society

Corlane Barclay and Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson

A Dialogue on Diversity in the Constituents of Project Success

Corlane Barclay

Decision Style Profiles of Project Managers: Preliminary Exploration of Idea versus Action Orientation

Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson and Corlane Barclay

A Framework for Developing Performance Objectives for Projects, Programs, and Portfolios

Corlane Barclay and Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson

Prioritizing Project Objectives in a Group Decision-Making Context

Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson

Project Management, Benefits Management, and Program Management

Amgad Badewi

The End of the Line: Project Management Challenges in Small Software Shops in Pakistan

Shahid Nadeem and Jacob Nørbjerg

Information Systems Quality in English-Speaking Caribbean Software Development Firms

Delroy Chevers

Program Risk Management: Making Strategy Possible

Bruno Rafael Dias De Lucena, Leonardo J Lustosa, and David A Hillson

Reexamination of the Information Systems Project Escalation Concept: An Investigation from Risk Perspectives

Nipon Parinyavuttichai and Angela Lin

Improving Knowledge Movement in Building Design Projects

Zohreh Pourzolfaghar

Knowledge Management Practices in Temporary Organizations

Corlane Barclay

Who Should Champion E-Learning Projects in Educational Institutions? Emergent Roles of School Leadership in a National E-Learning Project in a Developing Country

Christine Charlton-Laing and Gerald Grant

Lawmaking Process through the Project Lens: An Exploration of a Cybersecurity Legislative Development Process in the Caribbean

Corlane Barclay

Introduction to the Project Performance Scorecard as a Technique in Determining Project Success

Corlane Barclay

Measuring the Success of Data Mining Projects: An Exploratory Application of the Project Performance Scorecard

Corlane Barclay

Employment of Comparative Performance Evaluation Techniques in Government IT Projects: A Jamaican Case Study

Juliet Bradford, Courtney Campbell, Alva Myers, and Corlane Barclay

About the Editors

Corlane Barclay is a business consultant and a full-time lecturer at the University of Technology, Jamaica, since 2009, where she has designed and successfully implemented the first and only wholly owned graduate program in information systems management, with five specializations, of the School of Computing and Information Technology in 2011. She also served as a coordinator for this program between 2011 and 2012. She is a certified project manager, with a PMP® certification, with over 10 years of industry and government experience. She also holds a doctorate degree in information systems from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, an MS degree in information systems and bachelor’s degrees in management and accounting, and law from the same university. She is currently in the final year at the Norman Manley Law School, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica, completing the certificate of legal education, which prepares for admission to practice in the Commonwealth Caribbean territories.

Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson is Professor of Information Systems at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA where he also served as the Coordinator of the IS PhD program during 2001-2003. He is also a Visiting Professor of Computing at the University of the West Indies at Mona. Previously he was Professor of Information Systems & Decision Sciences at Howard University in Washington, DC. He has also worked as an Information Systems practitioner in industry and government. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics (Management Science & Information Systems) from the University of Maryland at College Park; a M.S. in Systems Engineering from Howard University; and a B.Sc. in Natural Sciences from the University of the West Indies at Mona.

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