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How big things get done / Bent Flyvbjerg with Dan Gardner.

Flyvbjerg, Bent, (author.). Gardner, Dan, 1968- (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780593239513
  • ISBN: 0593239512
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Currency, [2023]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary, etc.:
"The secrets to successfully planning and delivering ambitious, complex projects on any scale-from home renovation to space exploration-by the world's leading expert on megaprojects. Nothing is more inspiring than a big vision that becomes a triumphant, new reality. Think of how the Empire State Building went from a sketch to the jewel of New York's skyline in twenty-one months, or how Apple's iPod went from a project with a single employee to a product launch in eleven months. These are wonderful stories. But most of the time big visions turn into nightmares. Remember Boston's "Big Dig"? Almost every sizeable city in the world has such a fiasco in its backyard. In fact, no less than 92% of megaprojects come in over budget or over schedule, or both. The cost of California's high-speed rail project soared from $33 billion to $100 billon-and won't even go where promised. More modest endeavors, whether launching a small business, organizing a conference, or just finishing a work project on time, also commonly fail. Why? Understanding what distinguishes the triumphs from the failures has been the life's work of Oxford professor Bent Flyvbjerg, dubbed "the world's leading megaproject expert." In How Big Things Get Done, he identifies the errors in judgment and decision-making that lead projects, both big and small, to fail, and the research-based principles that will make you succeed with yours"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Project management.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Milford Public Library.


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Milford Public Library 658.404 F (Text) 34013155180535 Adult New Nonfiction Available -

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