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- ISBN: 9780566082795 | 0566082799
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 2/1/2000
In practice everything is unique but there are three specific concepts that are specifically linked to 'unique assignments' such as projects and programmes namely, the idea that they are one of a kind, temporary and a one-off.These concepts can apply to the work itself, the outcome and those involved as well as the timeframe within which the assignment takes place. Because of their very nature and complexity, unique assignments cannot be undertaken by one single department in an organisation and cannot be carried out according to existing standard procedures or left to improvisation. People in organisations have to learn new ways of working - but how can this be done?This book presents the core ideas of both project and programme management. These ideas have all been tried and tested by Twynstra Management Consultants and their experiences have been invaluable in our attempt to clearly describe what it means to work on unique assignments in practice and, more especially, what it means to manage them. Managing Unique Assignments can be read from cover to cover, but it can also be dipped into at will: throughout the book the use of boxed explanations enable the busy reader to quickly access the essentials of the approach. Anyone currently involved in a unique assignment - or expecting to be so - will find this book an invaluable aid to managing a complex situation.