This book is about driving change in your organization by directing and managing the right projects in the right way. The approach is to keep to some basic principles supported by only a few “rules”. In this way, the likelihood of success is increased dramatically, giving the executive or director the freedom to direct projects and the project manager the freedom to manage projects to suit the circumstances and their own style.

In the mid-1990s, Sir Ian Gibson, then president of Nissan Europe, said:

“As organizations we must become increasingly able to change quickly and easily. This means building on and around people’s abilities rather than limiting them for the convenience of recognizable roles.”

He recognized the need for a new ...

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