Contextualization of Project Management Practice and Best Practice

Contextualization of Project Management Practice and Best Practice

eBook - 2012
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Project Management Inst
The Contextualization of Project Management Practice and Best Practice contributes to a better understanding of project management practice by investigating the use and usefulness of project management practices, tools, and techniques. The study examines practice variations among organizational, project management, and project contexts and performance. The use of project management practices, tools, and techniques is seen here as an indicator of the realities of practice. A clear understanding of the state of professional practice is particularly important to future development in the field of project management. Directly observing what project practitioners do and how they put into action their knowledge and competencies is a means to understand their practice. These observations are a necessary foundation material for the conceptualization of practice and theory building. The present book examines an important and directly observable aspect of project management practice: the use of the practices, tools, and techniques that are specific to the field.

Baker & Taylor
Presents research on the effectiveness of the tools and techniques of project managment, identifying four variables that can help identify the best practices for the success of a project.

Book News
This book contributes to the understanding of project management practice via a large-scale survey study of 108 common project management practices, tools, and techniques. After discussion of the study's objectives and organization, the book moves into detailed examination of project management practice, methodology, contextual variables and performance measurement, generic and contextual variation in project management practices, and best practices. Engineering and construction projects, IT and telecommunication, software development, and financial and business services are examined, with a focus on cluster analysis. The study reveals no correlation between best and common practices. Includes extensive appendices, including nineteen toolsets. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Newtown Square, Pa. : Project Management Institute, ©2012
ISBN: 9781628250107
1628250100
1935589563
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: Hobbs, Brian

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