Creative Project Management

Paperback | August 18, 2010

byMichael Dobson

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The seven essential tools for keeping projects on time and under budget

You're executing risk management, leadership, and planning--all hallmarks of outstanding project management. And yet you're still having trouble keeping your projects on schedule.

Creative Project Management adds two new elements to the mix: creativity and innovation.

Internationally renowned project management consultants Michael Dobson and Ted Leemann combine traditional project management skills, such as risk evaluation, decision-making, and human dynamics, with outside-the-box thinking and business creativity. They provide seven new tools and approaches you can apply to any project.

The methods discussed inside Creative Project Management show you how to:

  • Realistically imagine the outcome of your decisions
  • Work with--and around--the realities and constraints that affect your decisions
  • Read and predict trends
  • Manage the long- and short-term ramifications of your decisions
  • Evaluate the impact of present and future technologies on your decisions
  • Imagine new choices you didn't think you had

    Creative Project Management provides an invaluable new set of tools for any project management professional tasked with making difficult decisions in these uncertain times.

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The seven essential tools for keeping projects on time and under budgetYou're executing risk management, leadership, and planning--all hallmarks of outstanding project management. And yet you're still having trouble keeping your projects on schedule.Creative Project Management adds two new elements to the mix: creativity and innovation...

About the Authors Michael Singer Dobson is an internationally known project management consultant, author, and lecturer. A former game company executive and Smithsonian staffer, he is also the author of 20 books. Ted Leemann is a leading international consultant with more than 25 years of experience helping organizations impl...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.63 inPublished:August 18, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071739335

ISBN - 13:9780071739337

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction; Chapter 2. What If; Chapter 3. Organizations are Organisms Too; Chapter 4. Trendspotting; Chapter 5. Today Isn't Tomorrow - or Next Week; Chapter 6. The Butterfly Effect: Readers learn to extrapolate previously unforeseen ramifications of their decisions; Chapter 7. Plus Ça Change, Plus C'est La Même Chose Chapter 8. When You Come to a Fork in the Road, Take It; Chapter 9. Section II: Applying SideWise Principles; Chapter 10. Scenario 1: The "Or Else" Product Launch; Chapter 11. Scenario 2: A Political Dilemma; Conclusion