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© 1998

Managing Sensitive Projects

A Lateral Approach

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Basic Concepts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Olivier d’Herbemont, Bruno César
      Pages 3-13
    3. Olivier d’Herbemont, Bruno César
      Pages 15-22
    4. Olivier d’Herbemont, Bruno César
      Pages 23-38
    5. Olivier d’Herbemont, Bruno César
      Pages 39-43
    6. Olivier d’Herbemont, Bruno César
      Pages 45-59
  3. Launching the Project

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-61
    2. Olivier d’Herbemont, Bruno César
      Pages 63-69
    3. Olivier d’Herbemont, Bruno César
      Pages 71-81
    4. Olivier d’Herbemont, Bruno César
      Pages 83-93
  4. Conceiving a Lateral Project

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-97
    2. Olivier d’Herbemont, Bruno César
      Pages 99-118
    3. Olivier d’Herbemont, Bruno César
      Pages 119-128
    4. Olivier d’Herbemont, Bruno César
      Pages 129-133
    5. Olivier d’Herbemont, Bruno César
      Pages 135-137
    6. Olivier d’Herbemont, Bruno César
      Pages 139-141
  5. Developing the Dynamics of the Lateral Project

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-144
    2. Olivier d’Herbemont, Bruno César
      Pages 145-161
    3. Olivier d’Herbemont, Bruno César
      Pages 163-179

About this book

Introduction

Every day, managers must adapt to rapidly changing markets and situations. This book deals with sensitive or difficult projects. They range from redundancy programmes to disposal of radioactive waste, from the launch of a new product to the introduction of a new computer system. The method - the strategy of the lateral project - is radically different from those used in projects which are normally associated with traditional project management. It is based upon the lateral thinking concepts of Edward de Bono and is derived from 20 years experience of working with brave managers on projects which many others would have left to their successors. This is a revised translation of the prize-winning and best-selling French management book.

Keywords

management project management strategy

About the authors

OLIVIER D'HERBEMONT and BRUNO CESAR are the founders of the company, Herbemont Cesar Associes, who have engaged in innovative and pioneering work in the area of Managing Sensitive Projects. The original French edition of this book " La Strategie du Project Lateral", published by Dunod, won the prestigious Prix Dauphine Enterprise book prize in 1996 and has been a best selling business book in France. Pascal Etcheber and Tom Curtin have translated and edited the English edition.

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Finance, Business & Banking

Reviews

'This is a very practical book with many ideas and techniques that could help sensitive project managers wherever the sensitivities lie.' - Strategy