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Project Management by Lewis R. Ireland, David L. Cleland

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CHAPTER 8STRATEGIC ISSUES IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT1

“Every advantage…is judged in the light of the final issue.”

DEMOSTHENES, 384–322 B.C.

8.1 INTRODUCTION

In the management of a project, there are likely to be issues or contentions that can have a significant impact on what purposes the project fulfills—and how the project should be managed. Often project success or failure rides on these issues—and how they have been adequately considered during the planning for and execution of projects. The notion of strategic issues in the management of projects is another area of consideration that broadens the role of the project manager and his or her team members.

In this chapter, the nuclear power industry will be used to provide some representative ...

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