Academic journal article Manager

PROJECT GOVERNANCE: A Practical Guide to Efficient Project Decision-Making

Academic journal article Manager

PROJECT GOVERNANCE: A Practical Guide to Efficient Project Decision-Making

Article excerpt

PROJECT GOVERNANCE A practical guide to efficient project decision-making by Ross Garland Published by Kogan Page ISBN; 978 0 7494 5306 0 208 pages. Hardback RRP £35.00 www.kogan-page.co.uk

Reviewed by Jim Wagstaffe FlnstAM

Ross Garland advises the reader of the fact that "effective project governance underpins project success and results in efficient and timely project decision making". Starting with the typical problems that exist, he further adds that project governance appears to be a haphazard affair with few, if any established principles, let alone comition structures. He illustrates the fundamental causes of project governance-related problems under four categories:

1 Confusion regarding the objectives of project governance

2 Risk aversion

3 Issues relating to the organisation structure and

4 Stakeholder and project ownership issues

Garland advocates that most organisations can display a multiplicity of governance arrangements, often with little commonality even between projects of a similar type. He adds that few organisations have a principles-based project governance policy that defines a common and structured approach to the concept

He establishes in a very understandable way that good project governance is based around four key principles:

1 Identify a single point of accountability

2 Ensure that project governance is service delivery focused

3 Separate the project and the organisation governance structures

4 Separate stakeholder management and the project decision making

Garland explains in detail how the four key principles are designed to avoid the common failures associated with ineffective project governance. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.