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Investment-Centric Project Management by Steven Keays

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CHAPTER SUMMARIES

PART 1—WHY

Part 1 addresses the reasons for redefining the practice of project management through the lenses of terminology, leadership, theory, interactions, and decision making.

Chapter 1 introduces the premise that the current state of the art in project management is adequate as a foundation to oversee the development of projects, but cannot be considered a complete theory considering the persistence of high failure rates seen worldwide in industrial initiatives large and small. The text also presents the reader with a new perspective on the objective of a project: to realize a revenue-generating asset that will deliver sustained investment returns to its shareholders over the economic life of the asset.

Chapter 2 establishes ...

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