Managing Projects

  • Audio CD
  • Coursebook
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Key features


International Management English is a ground-breaking new series developed by York Associates, who have been preparing professionals for international work for over 30 years. The series covers four key aspects of international business operations: Leading People, Managing Projects, Managing Change and Working Virtually.

Managing Projects deals with the challenges facing those who run or take part in international projects, covering all aspects of communication and people management from the initial kick-off meeting to closing the project.

Managing Projects contains eight units, focusing on:

- International project challenges

- Getting it right from the start

- Managing people in projects

- Keeping projects on track

- Building better communication

- Dealing with conflict

- Marketing the project

- Finishing successfully

In every unit Managing Projects provides comprehensive training in the skills proven to be necessary to communicate successfully in the world of international business: relevant language skills, communicative ability, people management skills and intercultural competence. This training is delivered through extensive speaking and listening activities, professional input, skills practice, intercultural awareness-raising and case study discussions.

In addition the book provides:

- two audio CDs

- a learning diary

- a needs analysis

- unit-by-unit glossaries of key words and phrases

- tips for more effective language learning and how to improve performance at work

- the opportunity to develop a personal action plan






The book contains useful content knowledge, such as the description of ‘five steps in the project management lifecycle’, a fascinating short text on ‘intelligent disobedience’ (knowing when to say no) and a useful diagram showing how different cultures see ‘teams’ in different ways. Recommended.

Pete Sharma

EL Gazette, May 2013 PDF

...Managing Projects presents a broad, useful and engaging set of subjects, skills and practice that should appeal to learners and trainers alike charged with tackling this challenging area of business communication.

Jamie Lesley, March 2013 PDF

Not only do these titles help to develop language fluency, they also help the trainer to work with students on developing the ability to communicate internationally, which is probably the most important skill in the business world today.

Helen Strong

MELTA Newsletter, Summer 2013 PDF

Component ISBNs

Coursebook with Audio CD 978-1-905085-66-8

4 responses to Managing Projects

  1. [...] been preparing professionals for international work for over 30 years, alongside Delta Publishing. Managing Projects by Bob Dignen and Leading People by Steve Flinders are the first two titles in the series. They are [...]

  2. [...] Helen Beesley Watch Bob Dignen, Director of York Associates and author or Managing Projects, talk about his title in the new International Management English [...]

  3. Project management is one of the main programs of consultancy & training in our company, those titles will help with trainees who need to master the language in addition to the professional training. I guess we will be such titles in future training packages.

  4. [...] Beesley Free Trainer’s notes are now available to accompany each unit of Leading People and Managing Projects  from the International Management English series. To download these visit the Resources [...]

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