Strategic Project Organizing takes a unique approach to project management. By placing emphasis on the strategic and organizational aspects of projects and their leadership, this balanced text guides the reader through the organizational challenges of enabling positive change.
- Structures project organizing around a widely cited, published model which helps students to understand and apply their knowledge of project management in the context of different, relevant areas of an organization.
- Treats projects as an organizational form, as opposed to a toolkit.
- Takes a holistic approach to project organizing, with an emphasis on leadership.
- Presents projects as the principal way in which organizations and societies make strategic changes.
About the Author(s)
Graham Miles Winch, Eunice Maytorena-Sanchez, and Natalya Sergeeva
Graham M. Winch is Professor of Project Management and Academic Director for Executive Education at Alliance Manchester Business School.
Eunice Maytorena Sanchez is Senior Lecturer in Project Management at Alliance Manchester Business School.
Natalya Sergeeva is Associate Professor at the Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction, University College London.
"Perhaps the world's premier textbook on project organizing and strategy. If you would like to learn how organizations change through their investment projects and how they change the world we live in, this book is yours. Its focus on three domains and three interfaces of project organizing, and its unique 'project society' approach combine to make it a fascinating, down-to-earth, and useful reading on the art and science of projecting for students." - Lavagnon Ika, University of Ottowa
"This book is a must. It takes stock of the strategic, organizational aspects of projects and the leadership required by proposing to look at them under the lens of three domains. It allows students but also practitioners and academics to master these concepts. Brilliantly structured, it offers vignettes and other online resources to deepen these concepts and test your knowledge. I highly recommend it, the book is in itself is an interesting "Voyage of life"!" - Nathalie Drouin, Université du Québec à Montréal; and University of Technology Sydney
"Strategic Project Organizing is a forward-thinking text that progresses our understanding of project management and must be read by students, project owners and suppliers alike. It provides a systemic look at the project profession, offering a new level of maturity that is currently missing from the content of many project management texts which seem to have difficulties moving away from the in-house, manufacturing-led, thinking of the 1950s. This text should be standard reading for any project management Masters course, as well as any modern MBA course that understands the increasing importance of project management."" - Nicolas Lambrou, University
"Strategic Project Organizing offers a unique take and focus on projects which provides a welcome alternative to other textbooks. With research-based insights for different members of project teams, it offers advanced discussion around projects, their role in our current world and the people managing and leading these projects."" - Christine Unterhitzenberger, University of Leeds