ProjectThink: Why Good Managers Make Poor Project Choices – New Book by Lev Virine and Michael Trumper


22 October 2013 – London, UK – Gower Publishing in UK has announced the publication of a new book for project managers by Lev Virine and Michael Trumper, ProjectThink, Why Good Managers Make Poor Project Choices.  Projects are constantly beset by problems, often caused by seemingly small mistakes which collectively lead to larger issues. Why do project managers and teams appear to repeat the same mistakes? Can they make better choices without introducing complex decision analysis processes? How can they make better estimates?

131022-pmwj16-virine-trumper-IMAGEProject management is the art and science of human interactions. ProjectThink identifies and explains the paths of those intentional and unintentional actions that lead to trouble. It provides advice and guidance in analysing information and risk and explains how ‘choice-engineering’ can facilitate decision-making and encourage everyone involved in a project to follow the right procedures and work collaboratively.

Lev Virine, P.Eng. has many years of experience as a structural engineer, software developer, and project manager. He has been involved in major projects performed by Fortune 500 companies and government agencies to establish effective decision analysis and risk management for complex projects. He writes and speaks around the world on the decision analysis process, the psychology of judgment and decision-making, and risk management.

Michael Trumper is experienced in communications, software design, and project risk analysis and management. Michael is a partner at Intaver Institute Inc., a vendor of project risk management and analysis software. Michael has authored papers on quantitative methods in project risk analysis and management. Michael has developed and delivered project risk analysis and management solutions to clients that include NASA, DOE, Lockheed Martin, and others.

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 

More information & free chapters on the ProjectThink at: http://www.gowerpublishing.com/isbn/9781409454984 

ePUB and ePDF version information available at the above links. 

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Source: Gower Publishing