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A Manager’s Guide to Project Management: Learn How to Apply Best Practices by Michael B. Bender

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1. The Goals of Project Management

Every organization, whether for-profit or not-for-profit, embraces a strategy to move into the future. Sound strategies involve a synergy of goals working together to move the organization toward its vision. Organizations engage in projects, processes, operations, and research to achieve these strategic goals.

In this book, we explore one of those key actions: projects. I present projects not from the classical project manager’s perspective (enough books have been written about that), but from yours: the executive. We examine your influence over projects, whether intentional or unintentional. You will see how the decisions you make, the culture you generate, and the direction you present determine the successes ...

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