Saturday, September 01, 2007

Review of Reinventing Project Management: The Diamond Approach to Successful Growth and Innovation (Harvard Business School Press, 2007)

Reinventing Project Management proposes a novel approach to managing projects. The diamond approach takes into account the four critical determinants of projects: novelty, technology, complexity, and pace. The authors describe the use of their model through the use of vivid examples and case studies. The book also covers topics such as managing projects for innovation and project alignment with internal and external organizational forces. Overall, I found the book interesting to read. However, I must say that while the book has substantial material presented, not all of it is novel or groundbreaking. Most of the material is repeated from previous works of established authors and is already common knowledge to most project managers. But, for the novice project manager this is a great book…

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