Robin Hornby summarizes his book under "Steps to Success" in Chapter 12 as follows:
"We have completed our exploration of the business lifecycle for commercial
projects from the viewpoint of the CPM
and the Services Business Owner. A lot of ground has been covered chapters
that provide a briefing on core topics, followed by formalization of procedures
for the five phases, including a presentation
of numerous forms and templates found to be practical and useful. It is in danger
of being overwhelming!
"There is also a danger that in my enthusiasm, I leave the reader with the erroneous impression that the CDM is in itself a recipe for success. Success is, unfortunately, not so easy. The CDM is, after all, only a methodology. I believe that it is the right methodology, and puts the CPM and the firm on the right road, but it won't do the running for you.
It is not in our scope to cover all topics that contribute to the successful services firm, as pleasing as that would be. None the less, to acknowledge that we are positioned in a specialized niche and only part of the success puzzle, here is a summary of the complementary areas of knowledge needed to build a services business."
If you are involved in the type of project work described in the text, then this is the book for you.
R. Max Wideman