Journals Higher Education
Important OUP's Response to COVID-19 Learn more



Published: 26 October 2017

176 Pages | 10 black and white images


ISBN: 9780198727668

Also Available As:


Also Available In:

Request Inspection Copy

Bookseller Code (TE)

Winner of the 2018 Project Management Institute David I. Cleland Award for Literature

Projects: A Very Short Introduction

Andrew Davies

Very Short Introductions

  • Provides a clear, accessible introduction to the challenges involved in the organization and management of projects
  • Shows how projects are becoming increasingly important for dealing with the accelerating change and uncertainty facing post-industrial societies
  • Places projects in their long-term historical context of the agrarian, industrial, and post-industrial ages
  • Explains how projects are understood in theory and identifies different dimensions of projects that have to be managed and organized in different ways: uncertainty, complexity, and urgency
  • Discusses why projects are the primary organizational vehicle driving innovation in the modern world
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over eight million copies sold worldwide