Fundamentals of Project Sustainability (Paperback)
Strategies, Processes and Plans
Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781500555863, 264pp.
Publication Date: July 17, 2014
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This book focuses on the evaluative analysis on the various sustainability benchmarks, metrics, measurement, indexes, parameters and characteristics for an effective and efficient implementation of programs and projects in organizations. It explores other aspects of project and organizational sustainability such as financial, economic, social, cultural, political, legal, environment and education for an integrative approach towards the conceptualization, planning, design, appraisal, implementation and the monitoring and evaluation of programs, projects and institutions. The book also provides an exhaustive elaboration on the theories of management postulated by the Gurus of Total Quality Management (TQM) such as Edward Deming, Joseph Juran, Philip Crosby, Walter Shewhart, Kaoru Ishikawa and Shigeo Shingo. Other contemporary business concepts such as Six Sigma Methodology, International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Capacity Building, Knowledge Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Customer Service, Project Portfolio Management (PPM), Configuration Management, and S.W.O.T Analysis, the S.M.A.R.T Techniques which help in project monitoring and evaluation and ultimate sustainability are discussed. The book elaborates on the new concept of Project Sustainability Management (PSM) which gives room for effective and efficient implementation of various sustainability processes, systems, structures and other activities. It provides a series of sustainability training and consultation forms and templates for various projects and programs.The book finally examines some successful and sustainable business projects such as the Walmart Department Store Sustainability Project, The Sri Lanka Cities Development Project, The Ethiopian Local Government Development project 11, The Third Phase Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project in the Dominican Republic, The North Eastern Corridor Asset Management Project (NERAMP) in Ugandan and the Comoro Island Economic Governance Reform Grant and Costco Wholesale.The book is intended as a consulting manual for scholars, researchers, professional consultants in project management, quality assurance, quality improvement and general management, health research institutions, hospitals and clinics, health insurance companies, small and large-scale businesses, Governmental and Non-Governmental and other international organizations involved in the implementation of projects around the world.
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