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Applied Psychology for Project Managers

A Practitioner's Guide to Successful Project Management

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  • Provides psychological know-how and scientifically based best practice to solve challenges in project management
  • Serves as an every-day companion for practitioners in project management
  • Includes checklists and highlights key issues in each chapter for quick reference

Part of the book series: Management for Professionals (MANAGPROF)

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This book offers an essential manual for project managers, project management offices (PMO’s), trainers and consultants, addressing the psychological side of project management. Written by leading scholars in organizational psychology and by top experts in project management, it covers all major psychological topics that are key to project success. The book features dedicated chapters on leadership and teamwork, including virtual and intercultural cooperation, commitment and motivation of project teams. It adds a psychological perspective to personnel management, decision-making, information and knowledge management and communication in project work. Power, influencing tactics and other aspects of stakeholder management are covered, as well as project coaching, innovation and creativity, self-management and the management of conflicts, risks and crises.

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Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Managing Processes

  2. Managing the Project Environment

  3. Managing People

  4. Managing Innovation and Creativity

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institut für Organisationspsychologie, Munich, Germany

    Monika Wastian

  • Institute for Psychology, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Munich, Germany

    Lutz Rosenstiel

  • Lancaster University Management School and The King's Fund, Lancaster and London, United Kingdom

    Michael A. West

  • CoBeCe, Regensburg, Germany

    Isabell Braumandl

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Applied Psychology for Project Managers

  • Book Subtitle: A Practitioner's Guide to Successful Project Management

  • Editors: Monika Wastian, Lutz Rosenstiel, Michael A. West, Isabell Braumandl

  • Series Title: Management for Professionals

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  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Business and Economics, Business and Management (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2015

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-662-44213-5Published: 05 March 2015

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-662-52522-7Published: 06 October 2016

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-662-44214-2Published: 24 February 2015

  • Series ISSN: 2192-8096

  • Series E-ISSN: 2192-810X

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 329

  • Number of Illustrations: 5 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Project Management, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Organization

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