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Taming Giant Projects : Management of Multi-Organization Enterprises - Grun Oskar

Taming Giant Projects

Management of Multi-Organization Enterprises

Hardcover Published: 5th May 2004
ISBN: 9783540214403
Number Of Pages: 273

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Giant projects often end in giant failures. From the ancient tower of Babel to the recent Transrapid Train, giant projects stumble from crisis to crisis. Based on an analysis of the technical, time, and financial goals from case studies (Olympic Games, university hospitals, and a huge wind energy converter), four success factors in managing giant projects are identified: Formulation and change of goals, basic configuration, socio-political environment, and management structure and capacity. The book focuses on the crucial role of the project owner and the relations among the four success factors. It offers recommendations and guidance on successfully completing giant projects to owners, project managers and contractors.

A New Challenge for Project Management
Big Projects
Big Problems
Approaches to Research on MOEs
Goal Achievement
Technical Goals
Time Goals
Financial Goals
Overall Performance
Success Factors: Strategies for Selecting Success Factors
Formulation and Change of Goals
Basic Design
Socio-Political Environment
Management Structure and Management Capacity
Success Factors and Goal Achievement
Case Studies: The Olympic Summer Games 1972 in Munich
The Olympic Winter Games 1980 in Lake Placid
The University Hospital Vienna
The University Hospital Munich
The Large Energy Converter GROWIAN
Conclusion: Lessons for the Future
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ISBN: 9783540214403
ISBN-10: 3540214402
Series: Organization and Management Innovation
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 273
Published: 5th May 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.75