Strategic Project Management: Contemporary Issues and Strategies for Developing Economies



18 August 2015 – Florida, USA – CRC Press has announced the publication of a new book titled Strategic Project Management: Contemporary Issues and Strategies for Developing Economies, edited by Corlane Barclay and Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson. Published in August 2015, this new book highlights some of the common challenges experienced in developing economies and strategies to overcome them; shares observations and cases from a cross-section of industries including ICT, education and law; and discusses some of the primary considerations in managing successful development projects.

150818-pmwj38-strategic-BOOKAccording to the CRC release: Based on expert practitioners’ contributions from across the globe including Brazil, Jamaica, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, Strategic Project Management: Contemporary Issues and Strategies for Developing Economies offers modern experiences, best practices, and tools for individuals and teams working in projects spanning diverse environments in developing economies. The book answers the questions: what are the issues and challenges experienced in “developing” countries and how can effective project management practices address them? It then presents strategies and sustainable solutions.

The book covers the foundations of project management, highlighting particular strategies that may resonate with organizations across the globe, particularly developing economies. It includes dialogue on project success criteria and performance evaluation techniques, stakeholder management, program and portfolio management, managing knowledge in projects and case studies across industries such as ICT, education and law.

Corlane Barclay is a business consultant and a full-time lecturer at the University of Technology, Jamaica, since 2009, where she has designed and successfully implemented the first and only wholly owned graduate program in information systems management, with five specializations, of the School of Computing and Information Technology in 2011. She also served as a coordinator for this program between 2011 and 2012. She is a certified project manager, with a PMP® certification, with over 10 years of industry and government experience. She also holds a doctorate degree in information systems from the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, an MS degree in information systems and bachelor’s degrees in management and accounting, and law from the same university. She is currently in the final year at the Norman Manley Law School, Mona, Kingston, Jamaica, completing the certificate of legal education, which prepares for admission to practice in the Commonwealth Caribbean territories.

Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson is Professor of Information Systems at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA where he also served as the Coordinator of the IS PhD program during 2001-2003. He is also a Visiting Professor of Computing at the University of the West Indies at Mona. Previously he was Professor of Information Systems & Decision Sciences at Howard University in Washington, DC. He has also worked as an Information Systems practitioner in industry and government. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics (Management Science & Information Systems) from the University of Maryland at College Park; a M.S. in Systems Engineering from Howard University; and a B.Sc. in Natural Sciences from the University of the West Indies at Mona.

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