Creating an Environment for Successful Projects: The Quest to Manage Project Management

Since it was first published in 1997, Creating an Environment for Successful Projects has become a landmark work that shows how to develop project management as an organizational practice. This second edition offers solid, results-oriented advice on how upper management can create an environment that supports the success of special projects and the development of new products. The book also includes a wealth of examples from the authors' workshop participants and readers of the first edition who have successfully implemented these concepts within their organizations. New in the second edition: * Ideas and practices about portfolio management to achieve greater overall success from a portfolio of projects * Advice for helping project teams come together to become more effective * Information for developing the chief project officer * Suggestions for implementing project management information systems * More descriptions about organizations and people who have used these principles to develop vastly improved environments