The Book

 The Single-Minded Project
- Ensuring the pace of progress


The book ‘The Single-Minded Project’ addresses the ways in which project players undertake their work; exploring the effectiveness of a range of working practices and organisation. The behaviour of players in more successful project enterprises are examined, as well as the behaviour of their organisation..

The book also introduces a series of novel ideas and methods for enhancing project adaptation relying on project engagement and project collaboration.

Social and psychological research into behaviours at work offer many valuable insights and principles. These promise great practical value; but their integration into regular working practices is rarely the subject of recommendation in Standards or other texts addressing project management practice. The book connects that research firmly into the conduct of players in their pursuit of project progress and to adopt what is termed ‘Complete Project Management’.

The writer Martin Price draws from the accounts of successful projects and from his own experiences as a project management professional and consultant. Literature sources and research conducted by his consultancy practice ‘EngagementWorks’ (where engagement works!) are also reported.

Foreward by Dr Ruth Murray-Webster.


Part One   Getting and Staying in Shape:
Collaboration: ensuring action through concerted and skilful interaction and community of practice;
Able people: acting as competent, lucid and committed project players;
Strength: deploying leadership that enables astute navigation and adaptation.

Part Two Conducting the Work:
: enabling players to navigate through astute communication;
Rigour: maintaining active governance, good order, methods and discipline;
Pace: maximising the quality and swiftness of delivery.

Part Three   Assuring Success:
: achieving constancy, despite social/political obstacles;
Adaptation: responding to changing circumstances and situations;
Maturity: ensuring project reliability and sustaining continuous improvement.

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206 pages, August 2014. Hardback: 978-1-4724-2996-4
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