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Program Management of Technology Endeavours

Lateral Thinking in Large Scale Government Program Management

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Ali M. Al-Khouri
    Pages 1-17
  3. Ali M. Al-Khouri
    Pages 18-41
  4. Ali M. Al-Khouri
    Pages 175-209
  5. Ali M. Al-Khouri
    Pages 210-237
  6. Ali M. Al-Khouri
    Pages 238-272
  7. Ali M. Al-Khouri
    Pages 273-278
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 279-298

About this book

Introduction

When we look at a program or a project, to identify its size in terms of 'large', it would be advisable to consider a few factors that determine the size i.e., effort, uncertainty and complexity involved in delivering the outcome. This book is intended to provide the required lateral thinking in this field of management excellence.

Keywords

complexity Management project management

About the authors

 
Ali M. Al-Khouri is a senior government official in the United Arab Emirates and a profound practitioner and researcher. With experience spanning over 25 years, he has led many multi-billion dollar, mission-critical and strategic programs in the government sector. He is also a Professor and Fellow of the British Institute for Technology and e-Commerce in London, UK. Dr Al-Khouri serves as an advisor to many international organisations and is on the advisory boards of various academic institutions. He is a member of the Global Agenda Councils of the World Economic Forum which collaboratively develops solutions to address major global challenges. He is also a special advisor to EU on STORK 2.0 project, and as an advisory observer to the Security Identity Alliance in Europe.

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When looking at a program or project that could be identified as 'large' in size, it would be advisable to consider a few factors that determine this size- such as effort, uncertainty and complexity involved in delivering the outcome (product, result or service). These factors would have an impact on an organisation's growth, size, budget and technology, as well as the project's geographical conditions, communication, current knowledge, and size of the application or product.

Drawing on research concerning the implementation of IT systems in the public sector, Program Management of Technology Endeavours covers the multifaceted challenges and global practices of large project management. It is well documented that, the larger the program or a project the harder it is to predict the behaviour of its system and performance and as projects get larger, the number of potential inter-relations and connections between the components (i.e., sub-projects) grow in a non-linear fashion. While current standards and guides are helpful, they lack practical insights into this management practice. By bringing together the best in program and project management into a single book, Program Management of Technology Endeavours intends to provide the required lateral thinking in this field of management excellence