1st Edition

Strategic Project Management
Contemporary Issues and Strategies for Developing Economies

ISBN 9781482225129
Published August 18, 2015 by Routledge
349 Pages 36 B/W Illustrations

USD $89.95

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Book Description

Based on expert practitioners’ contributions from across the globe including Brazil, Jamaica, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, Strategic Project Management: Contemporary Issues and Strategies for Developing Economies offers modern experiences, best practices, and tools for individuals and teams working in projects spanning diverse environments in developing economies. The book answers the questions: what are the issues and challenges experienced in "developing" countries and how can effective project management practices address them? It then presents strategies and sustainable solutions.

The book covers the foundations of project management, highlighting particular strategies that may resonate with organizations across the globe, particularly developing economies. It includes dialogue on project success criteria and performance evaluation techniques, stakeholder management, program and portfolio management, managing knowledge in projects and case studies across industries such as ICT, education and law. In addition, the book showcases:

  • Diverse perspectives and experiences in the effective management of projects from the developing economies
  • The importance of project maturity through the adoption of sound strategic project management principles
  • Application of project management standards and practices in specific domains
  • Emerging tools and techniques that can enhance the management of different types of projects
  • Opportunities for future research and collaborations

The contributors share ideas, insights, and experiences for all forms of business projects with a core ICT artifact or supported by ICT to deliver the specific artifact, product, service, or result. The chapters discuss the range of issues found in managing different types of projects across many domains and countries and underline the similarities and nuances in managing projects with strategies that resonate in developing economies. The book, in a nutshell, gives you tried-and-true advice from experts that you can put to immediate use.

Table of Contents

The Role of Projects in Society
Corlane Barclay and Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson
A Dialogue on Diversity in the Constituents of Project Success
Corlane Barclay
Decision Style Profiles of Project Managers: Preliminary Exploration of Idea versus Action Orientation
Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson and Corlane Barclay
A Framework for Developing Performance Objectives for Projects, Programs, and Portfolios
Corlane Barclay and Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson
Prioritizing Project Objectives in a Group Decision-Making Context
Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson
Project Management, Benefits Management, and Program Management
Amgad Badewi
The End of the Line: Project Management Challenges in Small Software Shops in Pakistan
Shahid Nadeem and Jacob Nørbjerg
Information Systems Quality in English-Speaking Caribbean Software Development Firms
Delroy Chevers
Program Risk Management: Making Strategy Possible
Bruno Rafael Dias De Lucena, Leonardo J Lustosa, and David A Hillson
Reexamination of the Information Systems Project Escalation Concept: An Investigation from Risk Perspectives
Nipon Parinyavuttichai and Angela Lin
Improving Knowledge Movement in Building Design Projects
Zohreh Pourzolfaghar
Knowledge Management Practices in Temporary Organizations
Corlane Barclay
Who Should Champion E-Learning Projects in Educational Institutions? Emergent Roles of School Leadership in a National E-Learning Project in a Developing Country
Christine Charlton-Laing and Gerald Grant
Lawmaking Process through the Project Lens: An Exploration of a Cybersecurity Legislative Development Process in the Caribbean
Corlane Barclay
Introduction to the Project Performance Scorecard as a Technique in Determining Project Success
Corlane Barclay
Measuring the Success of Data Mining Projects: An Exploratory Application of the Project Performance Scorecard
Corlane Barclay
Employment of Comparative Performance Evaluation Techniques in Government IT Projects: A Jamaican Case Study
Juliet Bradford, Courtney Campbell, Alva Myers, and Corlane Barclay

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Corlane Barclay is a business consultant and a full-time lecturer at the University of Technology, Jamaica, since 2009, where she has designed and successfully implemented the first and only wholly owned graduate program in information systems management, with five specializations, of the School of Computing and Information Technology in 2011. She also served as a coordinator for this program between 2011 and 2012. She is a certified project manager, with a PMP® certification, with over 10 years of industry and government experience. She also holds a doctorate degree in information systems from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, an MS degree in information systems and bachelor’s degrees in management and accounting, and law from the same university. She is currently in the final year at the Norman Manley Law School, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica, completing the certificate of legal education, which prepares for admission to practice in the Commonwealth Caribbean territories.

Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson is Professor of Information Systems at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA where he also served as the Coordinator of the IS PhD program during 2001-2003. He is also a Visiting Professor of Computing at the University of the West Indies at Mona. Previously he was Professor of Information Systems & Decision Sciences at Howard University in Washington, DC. He has also worked as an Information Systems practitioner in industry and government. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics (Management Science & Information Systems) from the University of Maryland at College Park; a M.S. in Systems Engineering from Howard University; and a B.Sc. in Natural Sciences from the University of the West Indies at Mona.