Niccolo Machiavelli: European Master In Project Management

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Fachhochschule Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts European Master in Project Management Niccolo Machiavelli for Project Management Authors: Sorokina, Yevheniia (7096375) Tashpulatova, Ziyoda (7096190) Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Reimann, C. Module: MP19 Social Competencies Date: 30/05/2015 Abstract The following research paper is dedicated for the study of the Machiavellian approach to management and its relations to modern Project Management principles. First of all, one of the most popular books of Niccolo Machiavelli, “The Prince” was examined and the content of this book was discussed in chapter 2, “The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli”. As an outcome of this chapter, the reader will find out general information about what principles Machiavelli used to describe the behavior of a good leader towards its subordinates, the main issues addressed in this book and what suggestions to rulers were given by the author. The next chapter describes the opinions of several researchers and scientists about application of “The Prince” to modern project management. In this chapter, the reader will find out the relation of Machiavelli’s philosophy to different aspects of the project such as project leadership, change management, stakeholder management, as well as risk management. Several quotes from “The Prince” will be provided for the reader’s consideration and examination. The chapter 4 named “Application to Project Management” discusses our team opinion

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