Despite the significant benefits that suppliers and customers can realize through collaboration on projects, programs or operational improvement initiatives, current literature barely discusses project management beyond the scope of a single company. This unique book fills this void with its practical straight forward description of the processes and techniques for creating and managing multi-company project organizations, emphasizing cross-company cooperation and the use of customer-supplier collaboration to maximize project, program or operational results. Multi-Company Project Management is intended to serve as a valuable desk reference for executives with responsibility for strategic projects or operations, as well as a practical ""how to"" guide for project managers and sponsors, project personnel, and operations staff responsible for leading and implementing improvement efforts.
Dean Baker, PMP, acquired a large portion of his project management and operations management experience during his successful 40-year career with General Motors Corporation. In 2005, he started a consulting firm known as Team Implementers, LLC. Mr. Baker now shares his knowledge and experience with other companies through his consulting business and with individuals through his teaching at the DeVry University Keller Graduate School of Management. His primary areas of expertise include project management, continuous improvement processes and lean manufacturing, team building, and leadership skill development. He earned his BS in Electrical Engineering from Kettering University and his MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan.