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Managing unique assignments: a team approach to projects and programmes

Author: Wijnen, Gert ; Kor, RudyPublisher: Gower , 2000. ; Twynstra, 2000.Language: EnglishDescription: 403 p. : Graphs/Ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0566082799Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index

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Managing Unique Assignments A team approach to projects and programmes Contents Foreword 0 Why this book? 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 9 13 14 19 22 24 25 The end of the 'traditional' organisation Cultures vary, so do unique assignments How is this book constructed? For whom is this book intended? What this book is not 1 Unique assignments 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 29 E Unique assignments in organisations 30 Working: between improvisation and routine 36 Building blocks for managing unique assignments 42 Projects and programmes 47 Multi-project management: dealing with many unique assignments simultaneously 54 How do you ensure that it remains enjoyable? 63 2 The project approach 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 67 70 83 98 116 128 140 2.5 E The starting situation: the context must be clear Phasing: not just thinking, but doing Planning and controlling result-oriented work Decision making: the consequences of choosing results Various approaches to project-based working Never complete but always worthwhile 3 The programme approach 3.1 143 149 156 164 175 177 3.2 3.3 3.4 The programmes goals: formulating what is worth striving for Programming: not just thinking but doing Managing and progress control of goal-oriented efforts Decision making: deciding on goals and all their consequences The programme approach is really different E 4 The leading players 4.1 4.2 179 180 194 207 217 223 4.3 4.4 E The principal creates the conditions The assignment leader ensures realisation of the outcome The assignment team member does the work Organising the workers Different circumstances, different agreements 5 Environmental factors and players 5.1 5.2 5.3 E 225 226 238 248 261 A catalogue of relevant players When you can influence the environment, do it The power to select and contract Care for the environment 6 Working together 6.1 6.2 6.3 E 263 263 276 281 294 Working together as a team The job of team leader Communication skills Communicating is more than just having meetings 7 Professionalisation 7.1 7.2 7.3 E 297 299 303 312 323 Who should prof essionalise? Should it be done better or differently? How deep should you go? Striving for perfection is no easy task Appendices 1 2 325 3 4 Primary activities for each project phase 325 Types of requirements that could be set for the project result 329 Cluster alternatives 331 Checklist of project management activities for each management aspect Checklist of a project's decision documents Programme plan Checklist of programme management criteria 336 341 355 358 5 6 7 8 Questions that can help when analysing team performance A tool to assist in team building Team roles Styles of leadership How professional is your organisation in project-based working? The project audit 367 368 370 372 374 376 9 10 11 12 13 Bibliography Index 379 383

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