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Project Management, Denial, and the Death Zone: Lessons from Everest and Antarctica Hardcover – 1 Oct 2015

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  • Hardcover: 264 pages
  • Publisher: J ROSS PUBLISHING (1 October 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1604271191
  • ISBN-13: 978-1604271195
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2 x 22.9 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 717 g
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Wonderful, instructive, and exciting reading… from mountain top to ice field to business boardroom, Avery carefully analyzes the wide landscape of risk and opportunity, hubris, aspirations, and failure. --Dr. Gerald J. S. Wilde, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Queen's University

… a book filled with inspiring and useful lessons. --Margot Morrell, Author of New York Times best seller Shackleton's Way

A genuinely insightful book that confronts the real reasons behind the constant unacceptable failure rate of so many large projects. I strongly recommend it. --Professor Brad Jackson, Head of School of Government, Victoria University of Wellington

About the Author

Grant Avery, PMP, is a leading expert and international speaker on the subject of risk, quality assurance, business cases, and capability maturity models in project and program management. Mr. Avery has reviewed or overseen the quality, risk and success assurance of over $20 billion of high-risk projects and programs in New Zealand and Australian public and private sectors, including over 100 ICT-enabled business change projects. He is a Certified Registered Consultant in Project and Program Management and P3M3 capability maturity assessments, with an MBA of Distinction from Victoria University, New Zealand. Earlier in his career, Grant developed a unique perspective on the successful management of project and program risk in part from the knowledge and experience gained as Manager of New Zealands Scott Base where he was responsible for science support, search and rescue in Antarctica, and a team lead for the joint (USA-NZ) Antarctica search and rescue team (JASART). Prior to developing his own business, Grant was KPMG Director (Project Advisory), New Zealand. Mr. Avery is now President of Outcome Insights, a specialized consultancy that provides success and quality assurance advice and reviews for large and high-risk projects and programs delivering ICT-enabled business change, and initiatives introducing new organizational capabilities. Mr. Avery, co-author of the current edition of the P3M3 maturity model, provides specialist assessment and capability improvement advice on the project, program, and portfolio management practices in organizations. He is an active member of PMI International and the New Zealand Risk Society.

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