Nishishiba, M., Ingle, M., Tsukamoto, H., & Kobayashi, M. (2007)
Tokyo: Gyosei. pp. 360.
"Project Management" (PM) is a concept and approach that utilizes a set of tools that have been primarily used by large numbers of private firms as an effective means of meeting specific business objectives, notably in the engineering, construction and manufacturing sectors. PM is applicable to municipal governance, and an effective means of meeting the current challenges, in Japan, of transition to decentralization of government roles and responsibilities. However, there is low awareness and recognition of PM. Furthermore, Japanese municipal government officers have had few, if any, opportunities to learn about the PM concept and approach, and to acquire PM skills.
Table of Contents
- Chapter I - Introduction: Why "Project Management" Now?
- Chapter II -Strategic and People Considerations
- Chapter III -Project Identification
- Chapter IV -Project Preparation
- Chapter V -Project Implementation
- Chapter VI -Conclusion
- Roundtable Discussion - Project Management and Japanese Local Government