Since the first edition of Managing Projects in Organizations was published in 1987, projects have increasingly become an organizational building block as companies have downsized and horizontalized as well as initiated use of teams as a means to greater productivity and empowerment. Project management has been adopted for use in more service and light industry settings, and project–management skills have become more in demand for general managers. The first edition of Managing Projects in Organizations has become the thinking manager's guide to project management: a balanced, conversational presentation of the full range of project management issues aimed at people with management––but not necessarily project management––experience.
In this revised second edition of Managing Projects in Organizations, J. Davidson Frame presents a readable, accessible presentation of project management principles. Unlike many other books in project management that focus on engineering and manufacturing settings, this second edition now encompasses product, engineering, and service–based organizations and has also been updated to cover developments in software, outsourcing, quality, and related issues.
J. DAVIDSON FRAME is professor of management science at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he is also founder and director of The International Center for Project Management Excellence, an industry–sponsored research group. Frame has conducted training in project management for thousands of professionals worldwide, including those at NCR/AT&T, Citicorp, and for government agencies such as Fannie Mae. He is the author of The New Project Management (Jossey–Bass, 1994).