- Print ISBN 9780750685917
- Electronic ISBN 9780080569550
Managing Difficult Projects is an ambitious contribution to the literature on project management.André Costin has written a knowledgeable and comprehensive book which covers all of the important aspects of successfully managing large-scale projects. The book is written in a lucid and understandable style, and the author presents a clear and well crafted exposition of the major themes of project management.
The text would be well-suited to an upper-level undergraduate or graduate course in a business school, and would be especially appropriate for a customized executive education course offered either in the university setting or as an in-house course for company executives.
André’s book covers every aspect of project management, from the technical to the human. The author is equally comfortable presenting flowcharts and statistical analysis, as he is in discussing the difficult task of managing personnel and contractual matters. Charts, tables, and pictures are pleasing and easy to read, with excellent use of color and well-designed layouts.
Of particular interest is André's excellent discussion of real projects with which he has been personally involved, and it is clear that the book is written by an individual who has very real expertise in the field.
Institutions requiring managers to develop exemplary skills in managing large scale and difficult projects would be well advised to consider this beautifully written and well designed book as a model for executive education in the field of project management.
<b>Dr. Brian Smith, <\b><i>Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University<\i>