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Title The Wiley Guide to Project Program and Portfolio Management
Author Peter Morris
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2007-09-21
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780470226858
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Much of project management writing addresses only the basics of time, cost, and scope management (or people and organizational issues) and fails to address the day-to-day nuances that become so important in practice. The reality is that there is far more than this to managing projects successfully. The Wiley Guides to Project Management contain not only well-known and wisely used basic project management practices but also new, cutting-edge concepts in the broader theory and practice of managing projects. The series will consist of edited guides, each devoted to a sub-topicarea under the umbrella of Project Management. The first four volumeswill cover: Project, Program, and Portfolio Management; Project Control; Organization and Project Management Competencies; and Project Technology Management, Supply Chain, and Procurement. Other books will be added as needed. Each volume will be edited by Peter W.G. Morris, & Jeffrey K. Pinto and will contain 300 to 400 pages, with 12 to 15 contributions drawn from both academia and industry. The books will address critical, need-to-knowinformation that will help professionals successfully manage projects in most businesses and help students learn the best practices of the industry. The first book in this series, Project, Program, and Portfolio Management is based on the "meta" level of management, understanding and exploiting strategic management of projects, portfolios, and program management, stakeholders, and PFI.

Title The Wiley Guide to Project Control
Author Peter Morris
Publisher John Wiley and Sons
Release Date 2011-11-21
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9781118276891
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Timely and accessible content on the traditional project managementactivities of control, risk, time and cost, and quality andvalue The Wiley Guides to the Management of Projects address critical,need-to-know information that will help professionals successfullymanage projects in most businesses and help students learn the bestpractices of the industry. They contain not only well-known andwidely used basic project management practices but also the newestand most cutting-edge concepts in the broader theory and practiceof managing projects. This second book in the series explains the "traditional" projectmanagement activities of control, risk, time, cost, and quality.The expert contributors show that project control represents morethan the simple evaluation of project performance. They detail theprinciples of project time and cost control and offer a detailedreview of critical chain project management. In addition, theyprovide a framework for project performance measurement, show howto make risk management more effective, and tell how to improvequality management. Touching on all of the fundamental levers of project control, thisbook will prove to be a comprehensive "owner's manual" for projectand team managers, project team members, engineers, businessconsultants, and all those involved in any aspect of projectmanagement. Complete your understanding of project management with these otherbooks in The Wiley Guides to the Management of Projectsseries: * The Wiley Guide to Project Organization & Project ManagementCompetencies * The Wiley Guide to Project Technology, Supply Chain &Procurement Management * The Wiley Guide to Project, Program & Portfolio Management

Title The Wiley Guide to Project Technology Supply Chain and Procurement Management
Author Peter Morris
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2009-03-17
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9780470527917
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A complete guide to managing technical issues and procuring third-party resources The Wiley Guides to the Management of Projects address critical, need-to-know information that will help professionals successfully manage projects in most businesses and help students learn the best practices of the industry. They contain not only well-known and widely used basic project management practices but also the newest and most cutting-edge concepts in the broader theory and practice of managing projects. This fourth volume in the series offers expert guidance on the supply chain and delivery cycle of the project, as well as the technology management issues that are involved such as modeling, design, and verification. Technology within the context of the management of projects involves not so much actually doing the "technical" elements of the project as managing the processes and practices by which projects are transformed from concepts into actual entities-and doing this effectively within the time, cost, strategic, and other constraints on the project. The contributors to this volume, among the most recognized international leaders in the field, guide you through the key life-cycle issues that define the project, ensure its viability, manage requirements, and track changes-highlighting the key steps along the way in transforming and realizing the technical definition of the project. Complete your understanding of project management with these other books in The Wiley Guides to the Management of Projects series: * The Wiley Guide to Project Control * The Wiley Guide to Project, Program & Portfolio Management * The Wiley Guide to Project Organization & Project Management Competencies

Title The Wiley Guide to Project Technology Supply Chain and Procurement Management
Author Peter Morris
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2010-09-29
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 416
ISBN 9781118000274
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A complete guide to managing technical issues and procuring third-party resources The Wiley Guides to the Management of Projects address critical, need-to-know information that will help professionals successfully manage projects in most businesses and help students learn the best practices of the industry. They contain not only well-known and widely used basic project management practices but also the newest and most cutting-edge concepts in the broader theory and practice of managing projects. This fourth volume in the series offers expert guidance on the supply chain and delivery cycle of the project, as well as the technology management issues that are involved such as modeling, design, and verification. Technology within the context of the management of projects involves not so much actually doing the "technical" elements of the project as managing the processes and practices by which projects are transformed from concepts into actual entities-and doing this effectively within the time, cost, strategic, and other constraints on the project. The contributors to this volume, among the most recognized international leaders in the field, guide you through the key life-cycle issues that define the project, ensure its viability, manage requirements, and track changes-highlighting the key steps along the way in transforming and realizing the technical definition of the project. Complete your understanding of project management with these other books in The Wiley Guides to the Management of Projects series: * The Wiley Guide to Project Control * The Wiley Guide to Project, Program & Portfolio Management * The Wiley Guide to Project Organization & Project Management Competencies

Title The Wiley Guide to Project Organization and Project Management Competencies
Author Peter Morris
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2010-09-23
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 368
ISBN 1118000285
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A guide to the human factors in project management: knowledge, learning, and maturity The Wiley Guides to the Management of Projects address critical, need-to-know information that will help professionals successfully manage projects in most businesses and help students learn the best practices of the industry. They contain not only well-known and widely used basic project management practices but also the newest and most cutting-edge concepts in the broader theory and practice of managing projects. This third volume in the series covers a range of organizational and people-based topics that are occupying the project management world today. The essence of project management represents a "people" challenge-the ability to appreciate and effectively employ the competencies of all those who are associated with the project development and delivery process. This book explains how you can more successfully manage a project from inception through delivery by learning how to handle critical issues around structure, teams, leadership, power and negotiation, and the whole area of competencies. The expert contributors also include chapters on global project management knowledge and standards, the role of project management associations around the world, project management maturity models, and other key topics. Complete your understanding of project management with these other books in The Wiley Guides to the Management of Projects series: * The Wiley Guide to Project Control * The Wiley Guide to Project, Program & Portfolio Management * The Wiley Guide to Project Technology, Supply Chain & Procurement Management

Total Project Control by Stephen A. Devaux

Title Total Project Control
Author Stephen A. Devaux
Publisher Wiley
Release Date 1999-05-21
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 352
ISBN 0471328596
Language English, Spanish, and French
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New metrics for assessing the performance and profitability of individual or multiple projects-written by the creator of the Total Project Control method. "Critical path method needed a shot in the arm and Devaux delivers it in Total Project Control. His new book is an invaluable and much-needed advance in the art and practice of project management. Every project manager (and software developer) should read this book to understand what project management is all about."-Joel Koppelman, President, Primavera Systems, Inc. "Devaux's Total Project Control introduces a welcome approach for managing dynamic projects from start to finish."-Janet M. Baker, PhD, Chairman and CEO, Dragon Systems, Inc. "Finally, a major shift from traditional project management theory. Devaux slams through decades of cost/schedule fixation and completes the picture. The value concepts in Total Project Control will launch both the art and the science of project planning into mainstream business thinking."-Chip Drapeau, President and CEO, Project Software & Development, Inc. "Total Project Control represents a comprehensive approach for orchestrating and evaluating complex projects."-Alan Trefler, CEO, Pegasystems, Inc. "Total Project Control describes essential new tools for the project management 'power user' that are not found in your favorite project planning software. These tools will prove to be indispensable for the manager who must objectively balance complex multiproject resources."-Robert Virag, Senior Director, Research and Development, Mallinckrodt Inc. "In Total Project Control Stephen Devaux delivers a major breakthrough-all of the tools and understanding necessary to manage enterprise-wide resources in any project-driven company."-Dr. Priscilla A. Glidden V.P. of Human Resources and Organizational Effectiveness, Abt Associates, Inc.

Title The Practical Guide to Project Management Documentation
Author John Rakos
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2015-03-17
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781119120247
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Project Management The one-stop resource for project management documentation and templates for all projects The success of any project is crucially dependent on the documents produced for it. The Practical Guide to Project Management Documentation provides a complete and reliable source of explanations and examples for every possible project-related document-from the proposal, business case, and project plan, to the status report and final post-project review. The Practical Guide to Project Management Documentation is packed with material that slashes the time and effort expended on producing new documents from scratch. Following the processes in the Project Management Institute's PMBOK® Guide, this one-stop, full-service book also offers tips and techniques for working with documents in each project process. Documentation for several project/client scenarios is addressed, including internal and externally contracted projects. A single project-the construction of a water theme park-is used as the case study for all the document examples. An included CD-ROM provides all the documents from the book as Microsoft Word(r) files. Readers can use these as a framework to develop their own project documents. The Practical Guide to Project Management Documentation is an unmatched reference for the numerous documents essential to project managers in all industries. (PMBOK is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)

Title Mastering Project Management Strategy and Processes
Author Randal Wilson
Publisher FT Press
Release Date 2014-12-22
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9780133854305
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Randal Wilson gives managers powerful insights and tools for structuring and managing any project based on business strategy and how that project will be used. Starting with project objectives, it demonstrates how to establish processes that optimally group actions at each stage of the project lifecycle -- thereby maximizing the likelihood of success. Mastering Project Management Strategy and Processes is part of a new series of six cutting-edge project management guides for both working practitioners and students. Like all books in this series, it offers deep practical insight into the successful design, management, and control of complex modern projects. Using real case studies and proven applications, expert authors show how multiple functions and disciplines can and must be integrated to achieve a successful outcome. Individually, these books focus on realistic, actionable solutions, not theory. Together, they provide comprehensive guidance for working project managers at all levels, as well as indispensable knowledge for anyone pursuing PMI/PMBOK certification or other accreditation in the field.

Title Bringing the PMBOK Guide to Life
Author Frank P. Saladis
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2011-11-16
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781118276358
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Transform the PMBOK® Guide from a framework to a sharpened tool in your project manager's toolbox In project management circles, it's often joked that "there's the right way, the wrong way, and the PMBOK® way" to manage projects. In truth, it's really about the methodology you choose. The PMBOK® Guide is a consensus-based standard that thousands of project management professionals find immensely valuable in the process of developing an effective methodology. But exactly how does a project manager take the information provided in the PMBOK® Guide and apply it most effectively and appropriately to an actual project environment? This book can be the answer. It is basically a "guide to the guide"—a road map to applying the tools of the PMBOK® Guide to your organization's or project's unique nature and requirements. Bringing the PMBOK® Guide to Life: A Companion for the Practicing Project Manager builds a bridge between the PMBOK® Guide and the common needs of today's practicing project managers. It explains and elaborates on specific techniques, terms, and the application of tools that will enable project managers to effectively adapt the principles and processes described in the PMBOK® Guide to the practical world of project management. Readers will find suggested approaches for the use of project management tools and techniques along with templates developed directly from information provided in the PMBOK® Guide. Suggestions and study tips are also included to assist in preparing for the PMP exam, and a Project Plan Accelerator (PPA) can be used with the PMBOK® Guide by project managers and project teams to develop plans that are specifically tailored to meet the needs of your team, your clients, and your sponsoring organization. Written by two of the leading experts in the field, Bringing the PMBOK® to Life will help every project manager translate the PMBOK® Guide's tools and techniques into actionable, commonsense approaches to managing a project. (PMI, PMBOK, PMP, and Project Management Professional are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)

Project Portfolio Management by Harvey A. Levine

Title Project Portfolio Management
Author Harvey A. Levine
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2010-09-29
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 560
ISBN 1118002563
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Project Portfolio Management (PPM) goes beyond the typical project management approach to offer a set of proven business practices that can help executives, program managers, and project managers bring projects into alignment with the strategies, resources, and executive oversight of the overall enterprise. Step by step, this book shows how to take a project from the inception of a vision to the realization of benefits to the organization. Project Portfolio Management draws on project management expert Harvey A. Levine’s years of research and distills the knowledge and best practices from dozens of leaders in the field to show how to select and implement the projects that will garner the best results. Throughout this important resource, Levine tackles the many challenges associated with PPM, including Ranking value and benefits Determining the size of the portfolio pipeline Assessing the impact of uncertainty on projects and portfolios Understanding the benefit and risk relationship Establishing a portfolio governance capability Managing the portfolio to maximize benefits Implementing PPM

Title Engineering Project Management
Author Neil G. Siegel
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2019-08-26
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 424
ISBN 9781119525769
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A hands-on guide for creating a winning engineering project Engineering Project Management is a practical, step-by-step guide to project management for engineers. The author – a successful, long-time practicing engineering project manager – describes the techniques and strategies for creating a successful engineering project. The book introduces engineering projects and their management, and then proceeds stage-by-stage through the engineering life-cycle project, from requirements, implementation, to phase-out. The book offers information for understanding the needs of the end user of a product and other stakeholders associated with a project, and is full of techniques based on real, hands-on management of engineering projects. The book starts by explaining how we perform the actual engineering on projects; the techniques for project management contained in the rest of the book use those engineering methods to create superior management techniques. Every topic – from developing a work-breakdown structure and an effective project plan, to creating credible predictions for schedules and costs, through monitoring the progress of your engineering project – is infused with actual engineering techniques, thereby vastly increasing the effectivity and credibility of those management techniques. The book also teaches you how to draw the right conclusions from numeric data and calculations, avoiding the mistakes that often cause managers to make incorrect decisions. The book also provides valuable insight about what the author calls the social aspects of engineering project management: aligning and motivating people, interacting successfully with your stakeholders, and many other important people-oriented topics. The book ends with a section on ethics in engineering. This important book: Offers a hands-on guide for developing and implementing a project management plan Includes background information, strategies, and techniques on project management designed for engineers Takes an easy-to-understand, step-by-step approach to project management Contains ideas for launching a project, managing large amount of software, and tips for ending a project Structured to support both undergraduate and graduate courses in engineering project management, Engineering Project Management is an essential guide for managing a successful project from the idea phase to the completion of the project.

Reconstructing Project Management by Peter W. G. Morris

Title Reconstructing Project Management
Author Peter W. G. Morris
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2013-03-08
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 344
ISBN 9781118536919
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This hugely informative and wide-ranging analysis on the management of projects, past, present and future, is written both for practitioners and scholars. Beginning with a history of the discipline’s development, Reconstructing Project Management provides an extensive commentary on its practices and theoretical underpinnings, and concludes with proposals to improve its relevancy and value. Written not without a hint of attitude, this is by no means simply another project management textbook. The thesis of the book is that ‘it all depends on how you define the subject’; that much of our present thinking about project management as traditionally defined is sometimes boring, conceptually weak, and of limited application, whereas in reality it can be exciting, challenging and enormously important. The book draws on leading scholarship and case studies to explore this thesis. The book is divided into three major parts. Following an Introduction setting the scene, Part 1 covers the origins of modern project management – how the discipline has come to be what it is typically said to be; how it has been constructed – and the limitations of this traditional model. Part 2 presents an enlarged view of the discipline and then deconstructs this into its principal elements. Part 3 then reconstructs these elements to address the challenges facing society, and the implications for the discipline, in the years ahead. A final section reprises the sweep of the discipline’s development and summarises the principal insights from the book. This thoughtful commentary on project (and program, and portfolio) management as it has developed and has been practiced over the last 60-plus years, and as it may be over the next 20 to 40, draws on examples from many industry sectors around the world. It is a seminal work, required reading for everyone interested in projects and their management.

Title A Project Manager s Book of Tools and Techniques
Author Cynthia Snyder
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2018-01-23
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781119423966
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This valuable companion to the Project Management Institute's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Sixth Edition presents comprehensive examples and explanations of the tools and techniques presented in the PMBOK® Guide. Designed specifically to assist both new and experienced project managers in handling all aspects of a project, this title explins the “how” when it comes to project management theory. Concrete examples of tools for project managers will fill the gap in this PM knowledge area and provide necessary guidance for both practicing project managers and students.

Project Management by Harold Kerzner

Title Project Management
Author Harold Kerzner
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2009-04-03
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 1120
ISBN 0470503831
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The landmark project management reference, now in a new edition Now in a Tenth Edition, this industry-leading project management "bible" aligns its streamlined approach to the latest release of the Project Management Institute's Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMI®'s PMBOK® Guide), the new mandatory source of training for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certificat-ion Exam. This outstanding edition gives students and professionals a profound understanding of project management with insights from one of the best-known and respected authorities on the subject. From the intricate framework of organizational behavior and structure that can determine project success to the planning, scheduling, and controlling processes vital to effective project management, the new edition thoroughly covers every key component of the subject. This Tenth Edition features: New sections on scope changes, exiting a project, collective belief, and managing virtual teams More than twenty-five case studies, including a new case on the Iridium Project covering all aspects of project management 400 discussion questions More than 125 multiple-choice questions (PMI, PMBOK, PMP, and Project Management Professional are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)

Title Project Management Checklists For Dummies
Author Nick Graham
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2014-09-29
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781118931417
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Your must-have tool for perfect project management Want to take your career to the next level and be a master of planning, organising, motivating and controlling resources to meet your goals? This easy-to-use guide has you covered! Project Management Checklists For Dummies takes the intimidation out of project management, and shows you step by step how to use rigorous self-check questions to save significant time—and headaches—in managing your projects effectively. Project Management Checklists For Dummies gives you to-do lists, hands-on checklists and helpful guidance for managing every phase of a project from start to finish. Before you know it, you'll be a star project manager as you organise, estimate and schedule projects in today's time-crunched, cost-conscious global business environment. Includes useful to-do lists and checklists to ensure all the necessary steps are completed Offers simple exercises to help clarify needs and requirements along the way Provides templates to complete, which can also be downloaded from Dummies.com and customised to suit your unique requirements Supplies hints and tips to help you along the way If you're a project manager—or any professional charged with managing a project and wondering where to start—Project Management Checklists For Dummies is your ready-made tool for success.

Title Project Management JumpStart
Author Kim Heldman
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2018-09-07
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 360
ISBN 9781119472285
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An informative introduction for those considering a career in project management Project Management JumpStart offers a clear, practical introduction to the complex world of project management, with an entertaining approach based on real-world application. Fully revised to align with a Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge –PMBOK Guide©, 6th edition, this book provides an overview of the field followed by an exploration of current best practices. The practical focus facilitates retention by directly linking critical concepts to your everyday work, while the close adherence to PMBOK guidelines makes this book the perfect starting point for those considering certification to earn either PMP or CompTIA Project+ credentials. Project management is a top-five, in-demand skill in today’s workplace, and the demand has spread far beyond IT to encompass nearly every industry; any organization that produces goods or services, whether for profit or not, has a vested interest in ensuring that projects are completed on time, on budget, and to the satisfaction of the client—this is the heart of the project management function. Let Kim Heldman, bestselling author of PMP Study Guide and CompTIA Project+ Study Guide, walk you through the basic principles and practices to help you build a strong foundation for further training. Understand current project management methods and practices Explore project management from a practical perspective Delve into illustrative examples that clarify complex issues Test your understanding with challenging study questions Trillions of dollars are invested in various projects around the world each year, and companies have learned that investing in qualified project management professionals pays off in every aspect of the operation. If you’re considering a career in project management, Project Management JumpStart provides an excellent introduction to the field and clear direction for your next steps.

Perspectives On Projects by Rodney J. Turner

Title Perspectives on Projects
Author Rodney J. Turner
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2010-06-10
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9781135848842
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Modern project management had its genesis in the field of operations research in the late 1940s, but today it is a much more diverse subject. It has evolved and developed a much wider range of methods, techniques, and skills that the project manager can draw upon. Not all these skills are relevant to every project, but an assortment of them will be relevant to most. This book aims to describe for students, researchers and managers the full range of skills that project managers can use to develop their methodologies.The authors group the skills into nine perspectives, representing nine schools of project management research and theory. By attaching a metaphor to each of these perspectives, students, researchers and managers are better able to understand each approach and decide whether it is best suited to the development of a strategy for managing their project. Perspectives on Projects builds upon the various theoretical orientations that the field of project management has developed. Featuring several case studies, drawn from a variety of settings, to illustrate how the different schools can provide different perspectives on projects, this book is an ideal text for anyone involved in project management.

Title Managing Technology Based Projects
Author Hans J. Thamhain
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2014-03-12
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 528
ISBN 9781118415160
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A GUIDE TO EFFECTIVE PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN TECHNOLOGY-BASED FIRMS Used effectively, project management can increase a firm’s market share, product quality, and customer satisfaction. Though technology-based companies place themselves at a competitive disadvantage if they neglect this strategic tool, many overlook project management’s benefits because they see themselves as continuously adapting organizations. In reality, this role makes project management even more vital. Managing Technology-Based Projects imparts the latest approaches and tools essential to lead a successful technology-based project. It outlines the practical integration of project management with four key areas: strategic alignment of projects within the enterprise, the project management process and its organizational support system, invaluable tools and techniques, and the individual and group leadership within a project’s organization. Complete with examples of industrial applications, the book includes: Methods for defining key performance indicators and assessing project management process effectiveness Suggestions for fine-tuning and continuous improvement Practical case scenarios, discussion topics, end-of-chapter reviews, and exercises Attention to project management as it applies to a globalized business No one in a managerial role should be without Thamhain’s expert advice. This guidebook is your road map to successfully incorporating enterprise project management into technology-based work.

Title The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management
Author Eric Verzuh
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2015-11-09
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 528
ISBN 9781119086574
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The all-inclusive guide to exceptional project management The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management is the comprehensive guide to real-world project management methods, tools, and techniques. Practical, easy-to-use, and deeply thorough, this book gives you answers you need now. You'll find the cutting-edge ideas and hard-won wisdom of one of the field's leading experts, delivered in short, lively segments that address common management issues. Brief descriptions of important concepts, tips on real-world applications, and compact case studies illustrate the most sought-after skills and the pitfalls you should watch out for. This new fifth edition features new case studies, new information on engaging stakeholders, change management, new guidance on using Agile techniques, and new content that integrates current events and trends in the project management sphere. Project management is a complex role, with seemingly conflicting demands that must be coordinated into a single, overarching, executable strategy — all within certain time, resource, and budget constraints. This book shows you how to get it all together and get it done, with expert guidance every step of the way. Navigate complex management issues effectively Master key concepts and real-world applications Learn from case studies of today's leading experts Keep your project on track, on time, and on budget From finding the right sponsor to clarifying objectives to setting a realistic schedule and budget projection, all across different departments, executive levels, or technical domains, project management incorporates a wide range of competencies. The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management shows you what you need to know, the best way to do it, and what to watch out for along the way.

Total Project Control by Stephen A. Devaux

Title Total Project Control
Author Stephen A. Devaux
Publisher CRC Press
Release Date 2015-03-18
Category Technology & Engineering
Total Pages 310
ISBN 9781498706780
Language English, Spanish, and French
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There is often a deep disconnect between the project team’s goals and those of the organization. Senior management wants "profitable" projects, but is only able to quantify its wishes in terms of the traditional project management elements: schedule and cost. To operate smoothly, the entire organization must be driven by the single goal of project profitability. Total Project Control presents valuable enhancements to the traditional project management approach, introducing new metrics and techniques for assessing the performance and profitability of projects. Demonstrating how to maximize the business value of a project, this book discusses new profitability-based data metrics, such as expected monetary value (EMV), expected project profit (EPP), Devaux's Index of Project Performance (DIPP), critical path drag, drag cost, and the cost of leveling with unresolved bottlenecks (CLUB). The impact of implementing these metrics can be far reaching. Not only will good management decisions, at both the project and executive levels, be supported by quantitative data, but bad decisions will become harder to justify. This book shows how to compute and use the new metrics to rightsize staffing levels for projects, programs, and organizations. It also explains what every project manager needs to know about earned value tracking: its uses, abuses, value, distortions, and potential fixes. The book then extends these metrics into techniques for indexing, tracking, progressing, and improving the business value of projects. See What’s New in the Second Edition: Includes new diagrams and new ways of computing critical path drag in complex networks Introduces DIPP Performance Index tracking Offers new exercises in how to compute critical path drag and drag cost and use them to maximize project value Focuses on topics senior management needs to be assured the project team is using to maximize project profitability