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Managing Stakeholders in Software Development Projects

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Managing Stakeholders in Software Development Projects

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Project Stakeholders are no longer seen as simple objects of managerial action but rather subjects with their own objectives and purposes. This book will help you understand how to effectively manage stakeholders through the consideration of their personal needs and goals.
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As stakeholder relationships and business in general have become increasingly central to the unfolding of stakeholder thinking, important new topics have begun to take centre stage in both the worlds of practitioners and academics. The role of the project manager becomes immeasurably more challenging, when stakeholders are no longer seen as simple objects of managerial action but rather as subjects with their own objectives and purposes.

This book will explain some of the complexities of project management and managerial relationships with stakeholders by discussing the practice of stakeholder engagement, dialog, measurement, management and the consequences of this practice for reporting and productivity, and performance within the project.

Managing Stakeholders in Software Development Projects will:

  • Address new concerns in stakeholder management
  • Discuss emerging stakeholder management concepts
  • Provide insight's from a practioner's perspective
  • Provide relevant case studies and readings

About the Author

John McManus is a practising manager, speaker, teacher and consultant and author in the fields of strategy, project management, software development, business reengineering, total quality management, and change management. A senior manager, John has 15 years front-line software, project, and general management experience. He has managed the development of a variety of software projects, utilizing Rapid Application Development, Structured Software Analysis Design Method, PRINCE and other software led project methodologies. He has managed large project teams and is responsible for providing independent assessments on numerous software projects. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society, a professional member of the British Computer Society, a Chartered Software Engineer and holds degrees from Manchester and London Universities.

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ISBN 978-0750664554
Publication Date 13-Dec-04
Author John McManus
Format Paperback
Page Count 208
Manufacturer Butterworth-Heinemann
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