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Gower Handbook of People in Project Management – New Book Edited by Dennis Lock & Lindsay Scott

PM PUBLISHING NEWS 

20 September 2013 – London, UK – Gower Publishing in UK has announced the publication of Gower Handbook of People in Project Management, a new book edited by Dennis Lock and Lindsay Scott.

Modern projects are all about one group of people delivering benefits to others, so it’s no surprise that the human element is fundamental to project management. The Gower Handbook of People in Project Management is a complete guide to the human dimensions involved in projects.

130920-pmwj15-people-IMAGEThe book is a unique and rich compilation of over 60 chapters about project management roles and the people who sponsor, manage, deliver, work in or are otherwise important to project success. It looks at the people-issues that are specific to different sectors of organization (public, private and third sector); the organization of people in projects, both real and virtual; the relationship between people, their roles and the project environment; and the human behaviours and skills associated with working collaboratively. Thus this comprehensive and innovative handbook discusses all the important topics associated with employing, developing and managing people for successful projects.

The contributors have been drawn from around the world and include experts ranging from practising managers to academics and advanced researchers. The Handbook is divided into six parts, which begin with management and project organization and progress through to more advanced and emerging practices. It benefits hugely from Lindsay Scott’s expert knowledge and experience in this field and from Dennis Lock’s contributions and meticulous editing to ensure that the text and illustrations are always lucid and informative.

Dennis Lock is a freelance writer who specializes in project management. His exceptionally wide industrial experience has included sub-miniature electronics, defence systems, heavy engineering and international mining, with a progression of successful management positions in all of those industries. He has fulfilled consultancy assignments in Britain and overseas and in recent years has taught project management to masters degree students as an external lecturer at two British universities. Of well over 50 books that he has written or edited, almost all have been published by Gower. Among his current work he is co-editing the first edition of a new Gower Handbook, The Gower Handbook of People in Project Management.

After working for a UK division of Hewlett-Packard, Lindsay Scott established PM recruitment specialists Arras People in 2002. She is careers column expert for PMI, contributes regularly to journals and broadsheets and is a frequent speaker. She is top project management social influencer in the social media and is a keen promoter of project and programme management offices. She markets the APM’s PMO specific interest group. 

More information & free chapters on the Gower Handbook of People in Project Management at: http://www.gowerpublishing.com/isbn/9781409437857 

ePUB and ePDF version information available at the above links.

Founded in 1967 and based in the UK, Gower is an independent publisher, widely recognized as a specialist in project management books and resources. Gower’s publishing programme includes a range of over 1000 titles from classic business and project management books through to the most challenging and cutting edge topics. Gower’s expert authors are continually developing new titles and are drawn from respected academic institutions and industries worldwide.  Gower’s project management home page can be found at  www.gowerpublishing.com/projectmanagement

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