The Manager’s Dilemma

The book by Asaf Morag, ACTECH’s founder and CEO, is written as a novel. It describes the inherent conflicts of interests between different parties involved in a project and suggests ways to solve these conflicts. The book illustrates the vison of a profound change in the framework of project management and transforms it from a theoretical model that has week connection with reality into a practical method. 

ACTECH implements these ideas further and transforms them into a practical systematic tool for project management. 

The Manager’s Dilemma

The book by Asaf Morag, ACTECH’s founder and CEO, is written as a novel. It describes the inherent conflicts of interests between different parties involved in a project and suggests ways to solve these conflicts. The book illustrates the vison of a profound change in the framework of project management and transforms it from a theoretical model that has week connection with reality into a practical method. 

ACTECH implements these ideas further and transforms them into a practical systematic tool for project management. 

Book Highlights

(from Amazon)

85% OF PROJECTS IN THE WORLD EXCEED THEIR ALLOTTED BUDGET AND TIME. THIS HAPPENS BECAUSE IT IS BENEFICIAL TO THE PARTIES INVOLVED.

Every party working on a project has its own interests, which many times are conflicted with the interests of the project itself. Nothing affects the productivity of projects more than this conflict of interests, and yet, the theory of project management disregards it entirely.

The Manager’s Dilemma is a groundbreaking project management book. It explains why the Critical Path and the Critical Chain methods fail time and time again, and paves a new road to productivity, by combining the knowledge of Theory of Constraints with the knowledge of Game Theory.

“The Manager’s Dilemma” does to project management what “The Goal” did to production management and “The Critical Chain” did to schedule management.

Eric is a chief engineer in a contractor company, who switches sides and begins to work for government’s Ministry of Transportation. On his first day at work, he discovers that a third of all the office’s efforts are focused on protection from lawsuits by contractors whose services they have hired. In addition, he sees that even the project managers and planners hired by the office, work more in their own interest than in that of their projects. Together with an extravagant lawyer, and the brilliant members of his family, he utilizes his knowledge of the contractors’ world to understand why these things happen. Together, they devise an extraordinary way to change the rules of the game and make the project’s success the personal interest of each and every one of its participants.

What People are Saying? 

(from Amazon)

“The manager’s dilemma by Asaf Morag, is an important book.
The author is an expert in the area of large infrastructure projects and he clearly maps the colliding interests of the various project participants and the reasons they tend to fight and sue each other so often.
Morag proposes both suitable strategy as well as practical tools to reach the common goal of all project parties.
‘The Manager’s Dilemma’ shows that it is possible to do much, much better.

Read and learn.” 

Dr. Alex Klarman, Ph.D. – CEO – Goldratt Institute (Israel)