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The Project Workout, 4th Edition by Robert Buttrick

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Preface to the Fourth Edition

Programme and project management have been with us for a long time. Yet we continue to see many businesses not using these essential tools adequately and the effects this has on their performance. These include a lack of discipline, focus and rigour in the execution of project work, an inability to measure project performance and outcomes, the use of nonstandard ways of working (which breed confusion) and a break-down of handoffs at organisational boundaries. All of these problem areas can be helped through the effective use of programme and project management, creating a step-change in delivery performance within any organisation.

Over recent years, many organisations, across all sectors (private and public) have ...

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