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The Rise of the Project Workforce: Managing People and Projects in a Flat World

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The Rise of the Project Workforce: Managing People and Projects in a Flat World

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In The Rise of the Project Workforce, Rudolf Melik reveals how the flattening of the world has fundamentally transformed the structure of modern organizations and the nature of the work we do. Get one of the 6 specially discounted copies in stock today!
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Economically speaking, the world is flat again. Globalization, projectization, fragmentation of the enterprise—including outsourcing—and real-time collaboration across the planet have enabled companies to reduce costs, leverage a global talent pool, and execute challenging deliverables with a dispersed yet incredibly connected project workforce. With business changing rapidly and fierce competition turning even fiercer, businesses that want to win the war for profits had better keep up.

In The Rise of the Project Workforce, Rudolf Melik reveals how the flattening of the world has fundamentally transformed the structure of modern organizations and the nature of the work we do. He explores the disciplines, technology, and tools required to execute projects and initiatives in today's business climate. Surveying the way we work, collaborate, and make business decisions, Melik shows you how you can manage the constant change, how to leverage change, and utilize new technologies to beat the competition.

This book is a practical tool for managers, directors, and executives. It offers guidelines and foundational basics for project-based work, standardized work processes, and better collaboration across the workforce. It offers a blueprint for combining project management and workforce management concepts with traditional functions like accounting, payroll, and HR to provide real-time project status visibility, optimize resource utilization, and enable constant communication across multiple teams and time zones. In three parts, the book provides:

  1. Coverage of the emergence of the project workforce including; market realities, competitive pressures, project execution, and service delivery challenges.
  2. In-depth reference material on the ins and outs of project management, workforce management, and workflow concepts, as well as technologies and tools.
  3. A phased implementation road map that includes a primer on building a business case for project workforce management, integrating enterprise systems, checklists, and other resources.

No matter how efficient a business is or how desirable its product, if it does not adapt to faster, cheaper, flat-world realities, it will perish. The Rise of the Project Workforce gives you the tools to make sure your business survives and thrives.

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ISBN 978-0470124307
Publication Date Aug-07
Author Rudolf Melik
Format Hard Cover
Page Count 368 pages
Manufacturer Wiley
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