Multi-Company Project Management

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Maximizing Business Results through Strategic Collaboration
By Dean A. Baker, PMP
Hardcover, 6×9, 280 pages
ISBN: 978-1-60427-035-8
October 2009

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Despite the significant benefits that suppliers and customers can realize through collaboration on projects, programs or operational improvement initiatives, current literature barely discusses project management beyond the scope of a single company. This unique book fills this void with its practical straight forward description of the processes and techniques for creating and managing multi-company project organizations, emphasizing cross-company cooperation and the use of customer-supplier collaboration to maximize project, program or operational results. Multi-Company Project Management is intended to serve as a valuable desk reference for executives with responsibility for strategic projects or operations, as well as a practical “how to” guide for project managers and sponsors, project personnel, and operations staff responsible for leading and implementing improvement efforts.

Key Features

  • Presents an executive overview of multi-company project management (MPM) including benefits, process description, application, structure, and initiation
  • Gives a complete explanation of the MPM methodology in a multi-company setting to involve the customer and supplier
  • Provides a detailed plan for implementing the MPM methodology in a manner that is easily adapted to projects in manufacturing, construction, retail, finance, information technology, or any other business or industry environment
  • Supplies a variety of new tools and unique perspectives on existing tools to aid in multi-company projects and operation improvements
  • WAV offers free downloadable MPM and MPM2 project management checklists, agenda templates and project assessment tools — available from the Web Added Value™ Download Resource Center

About the author(s)

Dean Baker, PMP, acquired a large portion of his project management and operations management experience during his successful 40-year career with General Motors Corporation. In 2005, he started a consulting firm known as Team Implementers, LLC. Mr. Baker now shares his knowledge and experience with other companies through his consulting business and with individuals through his teaching at the DeVry University Keller Graduate School of Management. His primary areas of expertise include project management, continuous improvement processes and lean manufacturing, team building, and leadership skill development. He earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from Kettering University and his MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan.

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Multi-company Project Management is truly a breakthrough methodology for doing business in today’s global environment. It can provide an excellent template for both multi-company and large internal projects. This book is well written and provides examples of the many tools employed. I highly recommend it as an addition to every manager’s toolbox.”

Donald J. Utech, Senior Vice President, Unico, Inc.

“This book is loaded with tips and visuals. It’s a virtual ‘how to’ guide for project managers. Baker’s thorough development of multi-company project management provides a roadmap for success where all sides win by providing real solutions in a step-by-step format toward better process engineering. A must read.”

Dr. J. Pat Fuller, Ed.D., Professor, Economics & Business, Brevard Community College