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Author Wearne, S. H.,
Title Managing the urgent and unexpected : twelve project cases and a commentary / Stephen Wearne and Keith White-Hunt.
Imprint Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Gower, [2014]

Author Wearne, S. H.,
Series Advances in project management
Advances in project management.
Subject Construction projects -- Management -- Case studies.
Emergency management -- Case studies.
Public works -- Management -- Case studies.
Project management -- Case studies.
Alt Name White-Hunt, Keith,
Description 1 online resource (vii, 205 pages .)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary This book explores what is different managerially if work is unexpected, its implementation is urgent and an immediate start is required. The authors draw on twelve cases ranging from the launch of the Freeview television system in the United Kingdom to the sifting and removal of the New York World Trade Center pile of debris following the 9/11 terrorist attack. They summarize how the response to each of these events was managed, demonstrate that opportunities may sometimes be created in the face of adversity and suggest how normal organizations can prepare to manage abnormal demands. And yet, organizations can, and should be prepared for the unexpected. The lessons offered here will help private and public organizations plan how to authorize and support future urgent work to take advantage of immediate new business opportunities or to protect or restore systems and services. -- Edited summary from book.
Contents Cover; Contents; List of Figures; List of Tables; Preface; Acknowledgements; I Narrative; 1 You Get a Start!; 2 Urgent?; 3 Unexpected?; 4 Project Starts; 5 Project Implementation; II Analysis; 6 What's Different?; 7 Lessons; III Future Needs; 8 And Now?; Appendix 1: Case Summaries; 1.1 New TV Business, Freeview, UK, 2002; 1.2 Temporary Rail Station, Workington, 2009; 1.3 Thames Bank Raising, London, 1971; 1.4 Flood Diversion Scheme, Chichester, 2000; 1.5 Ouse Banks Heightening, Selby and Barlby, Yorkshire, 2000; 1.6 Motorway Viaduct Propping, North London, 2011.
1.7 Embankment Stabilization, Heck, Yorkshire, 2000-20011.8 Remote Bridge Repair, Arnhem Highway, Northern Australia, 1998; 1.9 Temporary Power Line, Auckland Central Business District, 1998; 1.10 Aire Banks Repair, Gowdall, Yorkshire, 2000; 1.11 Reinstatement of Railway, Great Heck, Yorkshire, 2001; 1.12 9/11 Pile Sift, Make Safe and Remove Operations, World Trade Center, New York, 2001-2002; Appendix 2: References to Publications on Other Cases; References; Index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 1472442512 (electronic bk.)
9781472442512 (electronic bk.)
9781472442505 (hardback ; alk. paper)
1472442504 (hardback ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 896598519
Additional Format Print version: Wearne, S.H. Managing the urgent and unexpected. Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Gower, [2014] 9781472442505 1472442504 (DLC) 2014010829

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