List of acronyms Preface Acknowledgements Introduction Part I The Essential Building Blocks Chapter 1 Projects and project management Chapter 2 The context of project management Part II Focusing Projects on the Business Chapter 3 Projects and strategic linkages Chapter 4 The Wrappers' model Chapter 5 Implementing Business Focused Project Management Part III Objective Directed Project Management (ODPM) Chapter 6 Introduction to ODPM Chapter 7 The project initiation phase Chapter 8 The project definition phase Chapter 9 The project planning phase Chapter 10 The project execution phase Chapter 11 The project close-out phase Appendix A: The conference project Appendix B: Basic concepts, tools and techniques Appendix C: Reasons for failure and guidelines for success Glossary Bibliography Index
Dennis Comninos is Managing Director of Mercuri Systems and Training (Pty) Ltd. and co-founder of Denzo Management Systems cc. He is also the Managing Director of Quanto Strategies (Pty) Ltd. and is on the boards of a number of other companies. All the companies are South African-based, and provide strategy, business, human capital and project management training, consultancy, products and services internationally. He lectures in project management at various tertiary institutions and consults to many organizations in the areas of strategic, business and project management. He is also a member of the South African Project Management Standards Generating Body (PM SGB). Dennis lives in South Africa with his wife and children.