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Description - Conflict Prevention in Project Management by Wolfgang Spiess

Tis handbook has three primary objectives : (?) to give the project managers gu- ance to avoid con?icts in project execution and to understand the procedures in case of legal proceedings, (?) to give lawyers the understanding of the technical problems in project management, and (?) to give students an introduction into the technical and legal aspects of managing big international projects. Te case studies and qu- tions at the end of each chapter are especially directed to the student and the young project managers, who try to enter the ever more complicated world of managing international projects. Tis book does not try to give legal advice, but it tries to help engineers and project managers how to thoroughly plan their project in order to avoid con?icts during execution. In this way it also helps lawyers to better understand their clients, when they have to defend them in con?icts regarding big international projects. Te authors' many years of experience in managing international projects on one side and in assisting as experts and monitors of litigation on the other side have led them to write this book and thus to help other project managers avoid the mistakes that they themselves and other project managers have made in the past.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9783540774365
ISBN-10: 354077436X
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 186
Imprint: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Publish Date: 3-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: Germany

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Author Biography - Wolfgang Spiess

Dr. Wolfgang Spiess, Engineering Degree (Dipl.-Ing.) at Technical University Berlin, Germany, Doctor's Degree in Systems Engineering, Lecturer at Technical University Berlin for Planning and Management Systems. CEO of Trapp Systems Engineering, developing computerized planning systems and simultaneously Head of Organisational Division of F.C.Trapp Construction Company. Head of International Division of RWTUV one of the leading companies for quality and safety supervision. Senior Executive VP of SGS (Societe Generale de Surveillance) world leader in quality and safety inspection. Major experience in arbitration for the ICC (Paris). Finn Felding holds a Master Degree in Economics at University of Copenhagen. Post Graduate studies at Technical University of Denmark. He has 30 years experience in international engineering contracting in line positions from Assistant Project Manager to Managing Director in FLSmidth A/S, Copenhagen, APV Danish Turnkey Dairies Ltd., Aarhus, Denmark and the Christiani & Nielsen owned M&E Contractor in Thailand. He has managed or appraised projects in Asia, Europe, Americas and Austral Asia from a value of EUR 100.000 to 300 millions. Since 1997 he has operated as independent Project Advisor with assignments for international engineering and contracting companies. Furthermore he has developed and implemented international project management courses at Maersk Training Center etc.