Project Management for Supplier Organizations



New book by Adrian Taggart from Gower harmonises the project owner to supplier relationship

6 March 2015 – London, UK – Gower Publishing has announced the publication of a new book titled “Project Management for supplier Organizations: Harmonizing the Project Owner to Supplier Relationship” by Adrian Taggart.

According to Gower: Project Management for Supplier Organizations is written for those delivering projects as ‘Supplier Organisations’; it explains how to simultaneously service the needs of their clients’ projects and thrive as an ongoing business concern.

150306-pmwj32-project-BOOKAdrian Taggart offers an explanation of the key processes from the perspective of the project contractor. He tackles key issues such as: how a well thought-out procurement process seeks to maximise those interests that client and supplier have in common and diminish the consequences of those that are not; the commercial and practical importance of managing change; the risks that face supplier organizations when addressing project related work; the implications for other organizational disciplines of the Supplier when embracing project work and areas of additional expertise that may be required.

This book turns the stakeholder perspective on its head. In doing so, he offers readers, from contract organizations, a real story and urgent set of priorities when it comes to managing a project and, those from client organizations, with an understanding of how best they can work with their suppliers to mutual benefit.

Adrian Taggart is an experienced project management consultant. He has managed, and advised on, national and international projects within sectors that include defence, manufacturing, heavy engineering and utilities, requiring him to represent the interests of both clients and contractors.

Interest in the topic and its practitioners has led him to teaching project management at MSc degree level, and also tutoring numerous candidates for the professional qualifications of the APM and PMI®. This combination of experience and a detailed knowledge of the Bodies of Knowledge, has given him a strong appreciation of the distinctive differences in how each type of company (Owner and Supplier Organizations) sees project management, the techniques and strategies that work for each, and the different understanding and skills required by practitioners within each.

More information & free chapters on Project Management for Supplier Organizations at: http://www.gowerpublishing.com/isbn/9781472427885

ePUB and ePDF information available at the above links.

GpmFirst – http://www.gpmfirst.com/ (launching 31st March 2015) – Project Management for Supplier Organizations will feature on GpmFirst, Gower’s new PM community of practice.

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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