Project Management in Extreme Situations



New CRC book highlights lessons from polar expeditions and other extreme projects

15 October 2016 – Florida, USA – Routledge has announced the publication of Project Management in Extreme Situations: Lessons from Polar Expeditions, Military and Rescue Operations, and Wilderness ExplorationThe new book from CRC Press in the United States is edited by Monique Aubry and Pascal Lievre.  Monique Aubry is a professor at the School of Management at Université du Québec à Montréal in Canada. Pascal Lièvre is an Associate Professor at Clermont University in France.

161015-pmwj51-crc-bookAccording to Routledge, The growing complexity of projects and the uncertainty that reigns in today’s global economy are rendering ineffective traditional project practices and processes. These outdated techniques are based on the premise that knowledge about a project is complete before it ever starts—this is nearly impossible in today’s ever-changing world. New methods are needed to allow projects to adapt to changing conditions. Simply said, project management has to evolve! This book presents the latest steps in this evolution.

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Monique Aubry, PhD teaches in the master’s programs in project management and executive MBA at UQAM. Her principal research interest bears on Organizing for Projects and its relation to the organizational performance. The results of her work have been published in major academic journals and presented to several international conferences, both research and professional. She is a member of the UQAM Project Management Research Chair and Institute of Health and Society. She is an editor for the Project Management Journal. In 2012, she received the IPMA Research Award for the whole contribution of her research on Project Management Offices. Before joining UQAM, Monique was a project manager in a major Canadian financial group for more than 20 years.

Pascal Lièvre is an Associate Professor in Management Science and has been awarded a research supervision credential from the University of Auvergne in France with the Clermontois Management Research Center, in addition to serving as Research Director of the CRET-LOG Laboratory at the University of Aix-Marseille II. Since 2000, Pascal has been directing a research program dedicated to the Management of Extreme Situations, with a field of investigation that encompasses polar expeditions, fire & rescue services, and the exploration of high mountainous areas. He has already published 5 books and written articles on this topic. In June 2009, Pascal organized a symposium at the UQAM University in Montreal, which served as the basis for a special issue in the Project Management Journal.

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