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The International Project Management Association (IPMA) has recognized Gower author Dr Rodney Turner, as an IPMA Honourary Fellow. The honour is granted to those who over a period of many years render exceptional service for IPMA and/or to the practice and theory of Project Management. Candidates for honourary fellowship are nominated by IPMA Member Associations, evaluated and recommended by the IPMA Executive Board, and elected by the Council of Delegates. Gower publishing is proud to publish such a respected industry professional.
Rodney Turner is author, co-author, or editor of: Contracting for Project Management, Managing Web Projects, The Gower Handbook of Project Management , Project-Oriented Leadership , and the forthcoming: The Commercial Management of Projects all published by Gower.
At this November’s Ørdev Developer Conference in Malmö, Sweden, Gower author Elizabeth Harrin presented on: How being customer-centric improves IT success: a case study.
In her session Elizabeth Harrin asked “How can I help you now it is too late?” Harrin argues that the post-implementation review is dead and that instead IT professionals should be looking for continuous feedback and constantly acting in a ‘customer-centric’ way. She presents a new model and shows why project teams and operational IT teams should ask internal customers to score them monthly out of 10. Learn how her organization took customer satisfaction scores from 4 to 10 out of 10 and improved relationships with people throughout the business through the application of this feedback loop.
Elizabeth Harrin is co-author (with Phil Peplow) of Customer-centric Project Management, published by Gower.
If you have ever read or referred to any of the 30 books that Dennis Lock has authored or edited in the nearly 50 years he has been writing on project management, including the iconic Project Management (for which an extraordinary 10th edition is due to be published early in 2013), then you will be as excited as I am by the news that Dennis has just delivered the manuscript of a BRAND NEW Gower Handbook which he has co-edited with Lindsay Scott of Arras People. Gower Handbook of People in Project Management will be published in May 2013; the 10th edition of Project Management and Dennis’ brand new title Naked Project Management will be published in February 2013.
Tomorrow, Gower is sponsoring and attending PMI Synergy 2012 at Indig02, London. You will find Jonathan Norman (Publishing Director) and Anton Clark (Marketing) on stand S-9, who will be displaying a bumper crop of project management books from industry experts, along with a special prize giveaway. Please do come by the stand and say hello.
Synergy is a celebration of project management. Held on International Project Management Day in London, the event will inform, educate, entertain and provide great networking opportunities. Proudly, it is one of the largest events of its kind in the UK.
We are proud to be part of such an important and influential event and very much hope to see you tomorrow.
We had such a good experience at the PMI’s Synergy 2011 event – customers decended our book display, and a whole raft of Gower authors were on hand to sign their books - that’s why we are delighted to will be exhibiting again at Synergy 2012 (1st November 2012). This year’s event is, once again, at the Indigo O2. This is absolutely a project management event that lives up to its name: it’s a real synergy of ideas, people and time. If you’re involved in project management then do come along and, if you do, make sure you spend some time at the Gower book exhibit!
I am delighted to say that the virtual journal, PMWorld is back after a month or two’s absence while the site was redesigned. If you have not used the jounal yet, I thoroughly recommend it as a source of free, independent and very good quality articles, case studies, reviews and reports on the whole world of project management. The highlights of Volume 1 Issue 1, from our perspective are: an article by Waffa Karkukly on the PMO Lifecycle; our Series Editor, Professor Darren Dalcher, on the risks of overstating benefits; Stephen Jenner on the fundamentals of project realization; and David Hillson’s thought-proving article ‘Kill the Risk Manager’. In the book reviews section, there are reviews of two Gower books: No Waste and Project Psychology.
Waffa Kakukly is author of the forthcoming Managing the PMO Lifecycle; Stephen Jenner is author of Transforming Government and Public Services; David Hillson is author of a clutch of Gower titles, including Managing Risk in Projects.
This month in Voices in Project Management on the PMI’s website, Gower author Lynda Bourne discusses effective stakeholder management. In Finding the ‘Flaw’ in Projects , Bourne looks at Sam L. Savage’s concept of ‘the flaw of averages’. Lynda Bourne is author of Gower title Advising Upwards: A Framework for Understanding and Engaging Senior Management Stakeholders about how to successfully engage senior stakeholders in support of an organisation’s projects.
Last month, Gower Author Penny Pullen spoke at the Gantthead virtual conference, PMXPO. For those of you who would like the opportunity to see this – it is an audio-visual presentation (around half an hour) followed by questions and answers. The topic is around making projects work through facilitating risk management. You can register here for the replay.
Penny Pullan is co-author of A Short Guide To Facilitating Risk Management published by Gower.