The Manager’s Dilemma
85% OF PROJECTS IN THE WORLD EXCEED THEIR ALLOTTED BUDGET AND TIME. THIS HAPPENS BECAUSE IT IS BENEFICIAL TO THE PARTIES INVOLVED.
Every one of the parties working on a project has their own interests, which many times are conflicted with the interests of the project itself. Nothing affects the progression of projects more than this conflict of interests, and yet, the theory of project management disregards it entirely.
The Manager’s Dilemma is a groundbreaking project management book. It explains why the Critical Path and the Critical Chain methods fail time and time again, and paves a new road to project efficiency improvement, through the Theory of Constraints and Game Theory.
“The Manager’s Dilemma” does to project management what “The Goal” did to production management and “The Critical Chain” did to schedule management.
Eric is a chief engineer in a contractor company, who switches sides and begins to work for government’s Ministry of Transportation. On his first day at work, he discovers that a third of all the office’s efforts are focused on protection from lawsuits by contractors whose services they have hired. In addition, he sees that even the project managers and plannershired by the office, work more in their own interest than in that of their projects. Together with an extravagant lawyer, and the brilliant members of his family, he utilizes his knowledge of the contractors world to understand why these things happen. Together, they devise an extraordinary way to change the rules of the game and make the project’s success the personal interest of each and every one of its participants.
Asaf Morag is the founder of ACTech, a provider of the information & collaborations platform necessary for projects. ACTech’s eco-system, which was built upon the principles displayed in this book, enable the implementation of the book’s insights in every infrastructure and construction project. It helps changing the conflicts-of-interests environment of most projects into a win-win environment.
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