Technical Project Management in Living and Geometric Order is suitable for mid-career engineers and project managers, as well as practitioners who are new to the world of project management. It demonstrates that even the best-laid project plans can be undone by new technologies, financial upheavals, or resource scarcity, to name just a few disruptors. It encourages students to focus on learning throughout a project, with the understanding that what they learn could necessitate major changes in midstream. This adaptive, flexible, living-order approach is inspired by Lean in construction projects and Agile in software development.
Jeffrey Russell, Wayne Pferdehirt, and John Nelson developed Technical Project Management in Living and Geometric Order as a supplemental textbook for their technical project management course, part of UW-Madison’s Master of Engineering Management program. The program is ranked seventh in U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 list of best online graduate engineering programs.
Technical Project Management in Living and Geometric Order explains how today’s projects unfold in dynamic environments with unexpected events. With its practical tips, detailed graphics, case studies, links to additional resources, and interviews with engineering professionals, it’s an accessible introduction to the living order for aspiring and experienced project managers.