The Single-Minded Project: Ensuring the Pace of Progress


PM Publishing News

New Book by Martin Price published by Gower in UK

9 September 2014 – London, UK – Gower Publishing in UK has announced the publication of a new book by Martin Price, The Single Minded Project: Ensuring the Pace of Progress. According to the book’s publicity, the behaviour of people and their organisation are the primary drivers of a project’s pace of progress. Methodology, tools and techniques are vital but subordinate to human endeavour; if only because their selection, deployment and application entirely depend on the abilities of the project players and their organisation. Performance ultimately rests on human and organisational behaviour: expressed by the players’ experience, professional ability, resolve, dialogue and collaboration.

140909-pmwj27-Price-IMAGEThe Single-Minded Project offers an approach to project management that is entirely complementary to the existing methodologies; one that recognises that at its heart, the management of a project relies on the perceived choices and methods, behaviours and decision-making of its players and the freedom of action that is permitted to the project regime. It fills in the gaps where the methodology doesn’t provide any kind of response to questions such as ‘how fast should we deliver this project’ and ‘how much diligence is appropriate in our decision-making’. It recognises that performance ultimately rests on human knowledge, resolve, skill and collaboration.

Martin Price is widely known as a speaker and writer and for his fresh ideas on human and organisational behaviour; so crucial to the success of project management. He was Director of Professional Development for PMI’s UK Chapter and for six years hosted PMI’s monthly UK Chapter meetings in London. Martin worked as an electrical engineer before spending 15 years as a personnel manager and change management consultant with PA Consulting Group. There he enabled and supported the transformation of large and small businesses. He is MD of EngagementWorks, a consultancy supporting organisations in their quest for developing high performing project organisations.

More about the book can be found at http://www.gowerpublishing.com/isbn/9781472441447

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 project management home page can be found at www.gowerpublishing.com/projectmanagement

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