This is the quintessential guide to creating projects, from defining your aims and allocating budgets, to getting organised and underway.
With the help of this book, you’ll find ways to split work into easy to manage chunks, find the right people to do the right work, get funded and learn to keep your project on track.
Who should buy this book?
This is a time-proven book for chief executives, trustees and managers who need a new way to view the whole work of their organisation.
It’s also a key book for all project managers.
What does it cover?
This book covers every aspect of project management.
- What is a project and what are the key principles behind good project management?
- How to decide on your costs and draw up a realistic budget.
- Working with other teams and other organisations to meet your project aims.
- Know what you’re aiming for, and when you have achieved your goals.
‘… A motivating and enjoyable read.’ Voluntary Voice
‘The definitive guide to project management for third sector organisations. If project managers followed a fraction of the recommendations in this book, the quality of the sector’s work would improve hugely.’ Peter Baker, Chief Executive, Men’s Health Forum
About the author
Alan Lawrie is a well-known and highly respected independent consultant and trainer. Before moving into consultancy he worked in management roles in the voluntary sector and the public sector. His specialises in strategy, business planning, commissioning and organisational development. He has written several books for DSC including the bestselling Business and Strategic Planningnow in its 4th edition and never out of print since it was first published in 1988, Collaborative Working, Creating and Managing New Projects andDeveloping Your Organisation.
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