Summary of International Project Management

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International Project Management book summary
Concise, comprehensive guide to international project management, from controlling the budget to coping overseas.


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This book offers a curious combination of wide generalizations about managing projects overseas, and extremely detailed guidance in the shape of project-management forms and checklists. Owen Jay Murphy explains obvious information – people pursue international projects to make money and folks in other countries have different customs. Yet he also provides sophisticated information, like detailed, complex data on some Six Sigma techniques, and project evaluation and review templates such as Gantt, PERT and WBS charts. At its best, getAbstract finds that this book provides a reasonably easy-to-read summary of some crucial steps and useful tools for managing international projects.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to manage an international project
  • What factors make international projects different from domestic ones


Why Go International?
The idea of international project management has an aura of glamour. If you are a project manager, being named to run an international job is a feather in your cap. However, anxiety may follow your initial flush of excitement, and for good reason. International projects...
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About the Author

Owen Jay Murphy is president of a consulting firm that specializes in helping companies achieve their project goals.

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