In the increasing number of heavily projectized organizations, sustainable, commercial performance depends on their ability to measure and develop the performance of project management.
This involves developing new skills and capabilities, such as a learning approach across projects. It also involves transforming established approaches such as corporate governance to match the new project-oriented context and, finally, it involves learning to use projects to enable key organizational objectives, such as sustainability, as well as the project-specific outcomes.
The Performance of Projects and Project Management offers perspectives on all of these fundamental aspects of project performance. As such, it is an important book for those concerned with project strategy, project delivery and business sustainability.
Professor Laurence Lecoeuvre was formerly an International Director within the industrial sector and car industry (1984–2001). She joined SKEMA in 2001. After a few years as Business Programs Director, she is today Director of Project Management Department and Director of the PhD in Programme and Project Management. Laurence is mainly teaching project management fundamentals and research methodology. Her PhD focused on the links between project marketing and project management; she continues to develop her research on this topic but also on governance.
’This book captures a series of insights and perspectives of particular interest to project management academics and practitioners. It draws upon over a decade of valuable teaching and research by SKEMA’s faculty. Its content is relevant, current and provides a sophisticated reference point for all readers. It will inform many pracademics for a long time. I thoroughly recommend it!’ Derek Walker, RMIT University, Australia ’There is increasing recognition of the interdependencies operating in project execution - cross-functional working, spanning organizational boundaries and engagement with wider organisational networks in successful project management. This book makes a significant contribution to understanding these interdependencies and how they are manifest in important topics of project management such as risk and governance.’ Hedley Smyth, The Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management, UCL, UK