Change, Strategy and Projects at Work

Author: Roger Jones,Neil Murray
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136422080
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
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Change, Strategy and Projects at Work provides a working insight into the nature of change, the formulation of strategy and the implementation of change through projects in the workplace. It is a ‘how to’ book with real practical application, containing the tools, techniques, advice and guidance you need to analyse organisational context, develop a strategic plan and manage a project. To help you in leading change and creating opportunities for yourself and your organisation, the book takes an integrated approach to managing change, developing strategy and project management, and covers: * How strategic objectives are chosen, promoting awareness of the wider organisational context and the strategic planning process * The knowledge, tools, techniques and confidence needed to act as a change agent * The skills, competencies and other attributes needed to improve your employability The book is ideal as a dip-in guide for professional development, a self-study resource or a textbook for formal courses on change, strategy and project management in a work context. It is used to support the Open University’s undergraduate course ICTs, Change and Projects at Work (T226).

Managing in Health and Social Care

Author: Vivien Martin,Julie Charlesworth,Euan Henderson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135153566
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 384
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Managing in Health and Social Care is a practical textbook for students of management in health and social care, whether at undergraduate or postgraduate level. It includes case studies with textual commentary to reinforce learning, activities, key references and clear explanations of essential management tools and concepts.

Strategic Project Management

Creating Organizational Breakthroughs
Author: Tony Grundy,Laura Brown
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9781861529794
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 258
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Strategic Project Management is about managing business strategy in the most effective way so that it delivers organizational breakthroughs. This refreshing book sees the authors bring techniques from the world of business strategy and apply them to the traditional area of project management. The authors explain the process of managing complex projects by combining business analysis and project management techniques in order for an organization to implement their business strategy and get the results they desire. Grundy and Brown argue that detailed strategic thinking is best approached through strategic project management, not just through business strategy. They show how to accomplish the initial planning efficiently and how to implement the strategy effectively, making this an ideal book for middle and senior managers working on projects at the strategic level, and also students studying project management.

Managing Projects in a World of People, Strategy and Change

Author: Darren Dalcher
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429831595
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 186
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Project management is at a crossroads: There is a pressing need to rethink the approaches used in initiating, managing and governing projects, programmes and change initiatives. The aim of this book is to progress the dialogue around project practice by shifting the focus from instrumental methods and prescriptive techniques towards a context-sensitive consideration of people, strategy and change. Projects are initiated to deliver agreed outputs that can be translated into meaningful outcomes capable of satisfying the wishes and expectations for improvement and development. Yet, people, strategy and change, which are largely ignored by the conventional bodies of knowledge, are clearly central to the sustainable and enduring success of projects, efforts and initiatives. The volume brings together some of the best writing by leading authorities on key topics including trust, ethics, people, psychology, requirements, project performance, audits, uncertainty, anti-fragility, strategic initiatives, governance, change management and commercial management. The collection offers an invaluable new resource for informed managers looking to engage with the latest thinking and research.

Work, Change and Competition

Managing for Bass
Author: David Preece,Gordon Steven,Valerie Steven
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134667272
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 248
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This book presents an in-depth study of organizational change and innovation in one of the UK's leading retail leisure companies. Based on a remarkably deep level of access, the authors provide a fascinating longitudinal study of the management process in action - both the formal, 'on stage' aspects of strategic change and the informal, political behaviour of those involved. Subjects covered include: * the changing contexts of the public house business * from management to managing * change processes and politics * control and empowerment * gender and public house management. Work, Change and Competition will be essential reading for students of organizational change, as well as all readers interested in the changing nature of management/managing and organizations.

Mastering Project Management Strategy and Processes

Proven Methods to Meet Organizational Goals
Author: Randal Wilson
Publisher: FT Press
ISBN: 0133854302
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 272
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Randal Wilson gives managers powerful insights and tools for structuring and managing any project based on business strategy and how that project will be used. Starting with project objectives, it demonstrates how to establish processes that optimally group actions at each stage of the project lifecycle -- thereby maximizing the likelihood of success. Mastering Project Management Strategy and Processes is part of a new series of six cutting-edge project management guides for both working practitioners and students. Like all books in this series, it offers deep practical insight into the successful design, management, and control of complex modern projects. Using real case studies and proven applications, expert authors show how multiple functions and disciplines can and must be integrated to achieve a successful outcome. Individually, these books focus on realistic, actionable solutions, not theory. Together, they provide comprehensive guidance for working project managers at all levels, as well as indispensable knowledge for anyone pursuing PMI/PMBOK certification or other accreditation in the field.

Portfolio, Program, and Project Management in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industries

Author: Pete Harpum
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470888964
Category: Science
Page: 352
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This book describes the way that pharmaceutical projects and programs are currently managed, and offers views from many highly experienced practitioners from within the industry on future directions for drug program management. The book integrates portfolio, program, and project management processes as fundamental for effective and efficient drug product development. Contributing expert authors provide their view of how the projectization approach can be taken forward by the drug industry over the coming years.

Value Management of Construction Projects

Author: John Kelly,Steven Male,Drummond Graham
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118355148
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 568
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Value Management is a philosophy, set of principles and a structured management methodology for improving organisational decision-making and value-for-money. The second edition builds on the success of the first edition by extending the integrated value philosophy, methodology and tool kit to describe the application of Value Management to the areas of service delivery, asset management, and, Programmes, in addition to Projects, products and processes. Value Management is a well-established methodology in the international construction industry, and in the UK has been endorsed as good practice in a range of government sponsored reports. In this book the authors have addressed the practical opportunities and difficulties of Value Management by synthesising the background, international developments, benchmarking and their own extensive consultancy and action research experience in Value Management to provide a comprehensive package of theory and practice. The second edition retains the structure of the first edition, covering methods and practices, frameworks of value and the future of value management. It has been thoroughly updated, and a number of new chapters added to encapsulate further extensions to current theory and practice. In particular, the new edition responds to: A range of recent UK industry and government publications; and most notably BS EN 16271:2012 - Value management: Functional expression of the need and functional performance specification; the imminent update of BS EN 12973:2000 Value Management; BS EN 1325 Value Management – Vocabulary, Terms and definitions; the changes to "Value for Europe" governing the training and certification of Value Management in European Union countries; the UK Government’s Management of Value (MoV) initiative, together with other leading reports, international guidance and standards on Value Management. Research in Value Management undertaken since publication of the first edition. Changes in Value Management practice particularly in Programmes and Projects. Developments in the theory of value, principally value for money measures, whole life value option appraisal, and benefits realisation. Initiatives in asset management initiatives covering the management of physical infrastructure, for example the recent launch of a suite of three standards under the generic title of BS ISO 55000: 2014 Asset Management, and its predecessor BSI PAS55 2008 “Asset Management: Specification For The Optimized Management Of Physical Assets” The second edition contains a dedicated chapter of exemplar case studies drawn from the authors’ experience, selected to demonstrate the new areas of theory and practice. An Appendix includes an extensive set of tools and techniques of use in Value Management practice. Construction clients, including those in both the public and private sectors, and professionals such as construction cost consultants, quantity surveyors, architects, asset managers, construction engineers, and construction managers will all find Value Management of Construction Projects to be essential reading. It will also be of interest to researchers and students on construction related courses in Higher Education – particularly those at final year undergraduate and at Masters level.

Mindfulness at Work For Dummies

Author: Shamash Alidina,Juliet Adams
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118727975
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 400
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Master your mind, manage stress and boost yourproductivity! Mindfulness at Work For Dummies provides essential guidancefor employees at all levels of an organization who areseeking more focus and clarity in their work. Itexplains how mindfulness can help employers wishing toimplement mindful practices into the workplace, and providesleaders and mentors within an organization with the tools they needto become more effective leaders and coaches. The audiodownload contains guided mindfulness exercises andmeditations suited to workplace scenarios, a core feature ofmindfulness programmes. Mindfulness at Work For Dummies includes: An introduction to mindfulness, and how it can help improveworking behaviour An explanation of how the brain retains new mindfulworking patterns… with a bit of practice! Useful tips on incorporating mindfulness into your workingday How organisations can benefit from implementing mindfulapproaches to work Guidance for leaders on how mindfulness can help develop theirleadership qualities

Project Management for the Pharmaceutical Industry

Author: Mr Tony Grundy,Ms Laura Brown
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 140945908X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 298
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The pharmaceutical industry has encountered major shifts in recent years, both within the industry, and in its external environment. The cost of healthcare rising due to an ageing population, the intensification of regulatory requirements and mergers within the industry have led to an increased need for restructuring, cost reduction and culture change projects. Project management is the key to addressing these needs, and also to effective drug development. Given the costs of development and the critical issue of 'time to market', project management techniques - appropriately used - are a key factor in bringing a drug to market. In this book, Laura Brown and Tony Grundy's pharmaceutical expertise and experience offers the reader a guide to the most relevant project management tools and techniques and how to rigorously apply them in the pharmaceutical industry. The authors cover the technical, strategic and human aspects of project management, including contingency planning, simulation techniques and different project options. Complete with decision-tree diagrams, checklists, exercises and a full glossary, Project Management for the Pharmaceutical Industry provides clinical research, drug development and quality assurance managers or directors with a one-stop reference for successfully managing pharmaceutical projects. The text has been revised for this edition and now includes some additional material on risk management.

Strategic Leadership of Portfolio and Project Management

Author: Timothy J. Kloppenborg,Laurence J. Laning
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781606492949
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 235
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In many organizations executives determine strategy and managers implement it. Unfortunately a gap can exist between the two. This book helps bridge that gap by including concepts and tools of implementing strategy through carefully identified, aligned, selected, prioritized, resourced, and controlled projects. As such, it can accompany a strategic management text or case.Inside, you'll learn how the best run organizations have effective methods of identifying, aligning, selecting, prioritizing, resourcing, and controlling the portfolio of projects that collectively best helps them achieve their strategic goals. Furthermore, the authors detail how regular reporting and quarterly updates in planning help to ensure results. Proper application of quality, information technology, and decision-making further help executives prioritize and evaluate projects and their efforts in executing them. The authors also introduce proven, simple methods of collecting both idea data (qualitative) and quantitative data. They also work through effective methods of making decisions. Executives serving as sponsors can informally ensure project managers understand fully how their projects contribute to strategy. This book covers 22 executive sponsor behaviors from our research that correlate to project success if they are performed at the correct time in the project life cycle. Modern project managers work effectively with many stakeholders in a facilitating manner leading the project initiating, planning, implementing, and closing. Collectively these project manager responsibilities require knowledge, skill and judgment. It is important for leaders to understand project manager responsibilities at a high level in order to better oversee the project manager.

Health Promotion Settings

Principles and Practice
Author: Angela Scriven,Margaret Hodgins
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857025465
Category: Medical
Page: 280
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Health Promotion Settings combines the theoretical discourse of the settings approach, covering a wide range of fundamental principles, concepts and policy issues, with real life examples of settings, including workplaces, schools, neighborhood, cities and prisons. Combining theory with practical examples and case studies, Angela Scriven and Margaret Hodgins show how a settings approach can work in practice, drawing on a range of local, national and international initiatives and coordinated projects.

Working for Change

Making a Career in International Public Service
Author: Derick W. Brinkerhoff,Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff
Publisher: Kumarian Press
ISBN: 156549203X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 222
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"This book focuses on development management positions in international service employment and offers guidance on finding the right mix of service objectives, degree programs, job opportunities and personal lifestyle choices. For students considering careers in public service and mid-career professionals looking for a change in direction. It is also for university career development officers and faculty advisors"--Provided by publisher.

Business Strategies and Approaches for Effective Engineering Management

Author: Saeed, Saqib
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466636599
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 369
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Successful engineering projects require a clear vision and long term strategy. Therefore, effective business initiatives have been applied to the engineering environment in order to enhance its management perspectives. Business Strategies and Approaches for Effective Engineering Management brings together the latest methodologies, principles, practices, and tools for engineering management. By providing theoretical analysis and practical applications, this book is a useful reference for industry experts, researchers, and academicians regarding progressive strategies for successful management.

Near-term Transportation Energy and Climate Change Strategies

Interregional Transportation Related Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Strategies
Author: Rachel S. Finson,Susan A. Shaheen,Justin Panganiban,Michael Matz,Michael Galczynski,Matthew Barth,Kanok Boriboonsomsin
Publisher: N.A
Category: Climatic changes
Page: 230
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Voices at Work

Continuity and Change in the Common Law World
Author: Alan Bogg,Tonia Novitz
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191505668
Category: Law
Page: 470
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This edited collection is the culmination of a comparative project on 'Voices at Work' funded by the Leverhulme Trust 2010 - 2013. The book aims to shed light on the problematic concept of worker 'voice' by tracking its evolution and its complex interactions with various forms of law. Contributors to the volume identify the scope for continuity of legal approaches to voice and the potential for change in a sample of industrialised English speaking common law countries, namely Australia, Canada, New Zealand, UK, and USA. These countries, facing broadly similar regulatory dilemmas, have often sought to borrow and adapt certain legal mechanisms from one another. The variance in the outcomes of any attempts at 'borrowing' seems to demonstrate that, despite apparent membership of a 'common law' family, there are significant differences between industrial systems and constitutional traditions, thereby casting doubt on the notion that there are definitive legal solutions which can be applied through transplantation. Instead, it seems worth studying the diverse possibilities for worker voice offered in divergent contexts, not only through traditional forms of labour law, but also such disciplines as competition law, human rights law, international law and public law. In this way, the comparative study highlights a rich multiplicity of institutions and locations of worker voice, configured in a variety of ways across the English-speaking common law world. This book comprises contributions from many leading scholars of labour law, politics and industrial relations drawn from across the jurisdictions, and is therefore an exceedingly comprehensive comparative study. It is addressed to academics, policymakers, legal practitioners, legislative drafters, trade unions and interest groups alike. Additionally, while offering a critique of existing laws, this book proposes alternative legal tools to promote engagement with a multitude of 'voices' at work and therefore foster the effective deployment of law in industrial relations.

Project Management in Health and Community Services

Author: Judith Dwyer,Pauline Stanton,Valerie Thiessen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136552294
Category: Medical
Page: 208
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In the health and community service industries, projects are increasingly used for the development of new services, and to achieve change in existing services, work practices and delivery models. Until now, project workers in these fields have had to rely on books designed for architects, builders and IT administrators. This is the first textbook to take the principles of project management and place them into a context relevant for people working in health and community services. This book provides a critical guide to both the strategic and operational aspects of using projects and making them work. Covering topics such as the lifecycle of a project, planning, execution and evaluation, risk management, change and effective teams, Project Management for Health and Community Services uses extensive international case studies and examples from the field. Written by authors with years of practical experience, this is a valuable resource for anyone studying or working on health and community services. Project Management for Health and Community Services offers students and professionals practical problem solving strategies and provides a comprehensive guide to managing projects as well as tips on managing a team and the stakeholders.