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2018-08-21

project management in transition

In the history of mankind tasks, which assume the character of projects play a significant role. For example, the construction of the pyramids or the Suez canal, the control of diseases or the organization of a peace conference.

In the past few decades, particularly in the technical-oriented infrastructure projects, such as the construction of dams and roads had gained importance. With the space programs, the project management advanced to the final in the proximity of the industrial development and manufacturing.


The employment projects are often primarily a matter of engineers. For this reason, the network technology has been long regarded as a Synonym for project management. Such a limited view of project management is the today’s challenges. This is clear if one views the Trends will be thrown, with which companies increasingly have to deal with.

These Trends lead to a significantly increased complexity in the business environment. It manifests itself in a growing number of influential factors on a company and their global networking. In addition, these influencing factors also increased the pace of Change.

An aspect to be singled out: The factor of Knowledge is driving significant technological development; this takes place in the meantime, however, only rarely locally defined. With the fast increasing digitisation of all sectors of society, which are closely connected with economic activities, is a global networking of the economy and society is increasingly the norm. With this global network, but also the social, political and economic change to take effect. This leads to an increasing momentum of change in all areas of life, and, of course, in the area of economic activity.

This Text comes from the book project management by Professor Dr. Franz Xaver Bea, Professor Dr. Steffen Scheurer, Sabine Hesselmann: 2., revised and expanded edition, 796 pages , ISBN 978-3-8252-2388-5

The book shows the “State of the Art” of project management and innovative impulses for the further development. New is the representation of a close relationship between project and Strategic Management. The three authors draw on up-to-date discussions: on topics such as project management Assessment, Critical Chain and Agile project management. Numerous examples as well as questions and answers will help students with the understanding of control and allow you a quick applicability. In addition, the title is also suitable for practitioners who want to update their knowledge on project management.

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