Managing Stakeholders in Software Development Projects by John McManus pdf free download

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Managing Stakeholders in Software Development Projects by John McManus pdf free download

Managing Stakeholders in Software Development Projects by John McManus pdf free download. As stakeholder relationships and business in general have become increasingly central to the unfolding of stakeholder thinking, important new topics have begun to take centre stage in both the worlds of practitioners and academics. For example, within the global software industry the evolution of stakeholder thinking has led to a new view of the project organization embedded in a complex web of relationships and interrelationships.

Managing Stakeholders in Software Development Projects by John McManus pdf free download

This concept of the project organization is consistent with recent advances in organization theory and highlights the symbiotic nature of relationship between project and stakeholder. Consequently, this view moves beyond stakeholder management to emphasis new concerns such as project management engagement with stakeholders and stakeholder responsibilities. The role of project management becomes immeasurably more challenging, when stakeholders are no longer seen as simple objects of managerial action but rather as subjects with their own objectives and purposes. A stakeholder is anyone who is involved in, or affected by, a project or programme, and that is potentially a lot of people. As we will see, stakeholders come in all shapes and sizes.

Managing Stakeholders in Software Development Projects by John McManus pdf free download

Some are actively involved in the project; others are passive bystanders who will be affected by the performance of, or the end product of, the project. We stand the greatest chance of success if all our stakeholders are working in harmony with a common understanding of the project’s objectives and commitment to them. This book will aim to explain some of the complexities of project management and managerial relationships with stakeholders by discussing the practice of stakeholder engagement, dialogue, ethics, measurement and management, and the consequences of this practice for reporting and productivity, and performance within project management. This text presents emerging concepts in stakeholder management that are largely ignored in other texts on project management.

Managing Stakeholders in Software Development Projects by John McManus pdf free download

One example is the unified theory of stakeholder management outlined in Chapters 1–3. The other is the discussion on project governance in Chapter 4. The topics discussed are mapped within the Taxonomy Stakeholder Model – D1, Stakeholder Analysis Model – D2, and the Software Project Model – D3. The book is divided into seven chapters; all chapters are written from a practitioner perspective (but material is drawn from the world of academia where appropriate). The last chapter is a collection of short essays, which have been included to reinforce specific points and highlight different approaches to stakeholder management in different business sectors.

Managing Stakeholders in Software Development Projects by John McManus pdf free download

In writing this book I have attempted to draw on my practical experience and where appropriate those of other practitioners working within the software industry. The summary points at the end of each chapter serve as a review guide or may be used by the reader as a framework for discussion. Whilst I have attempted to refrain from duplication, some duplication within chapters is inevitable. I believe however, that this helps the reader by strengthening the points made in previous chapters. Where appropriate to do so, I have used the terms “software project manager” and “project manager” interchangeably throughout the book. In essence, however, they are the same entity.

Managing Stakeholders in Software Development Projects by John McManus pdf free download

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