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The Complete Project Management Office Handbook Third Edition

The Complete Project Management Office Handbook  Third Edition Author Gerard M. Hill
ISBN-10 9781466566330
Release 2013-09-05
Pages 741
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This updated and completely revised edition of a bestseller extends the concepts and considerations of modern project management into the realm of project management oversight, control, and support. Illustrating the implications of project management in today’s organizations, The Complete Project Management Office Handbook, Third Edition explains how to use the project management office (PMO) as a business integrator to influence project outcomes in a manner that serves both project and business management interests. Helping you determine if a PMO is right for your organization, this edition presents a five-stage PMO competency continuum to help you understand how to develop PMOs at different competency levels and associated functionalities. It also identifies five progressive PMO development levels to help you identify which level is best for your organization. Updates to this edition include: A refinement of the 20 PMO functions that guide PMO setup and operations A new section that provides an effective evaluation of PMO maturity indicators based on the prescribed 20 PMO functions presented in the handbook A new section on Establishing a Project Management Office that details a comprehensive process for determining the needs, purpose, and functionality for a new PMO Best practices that have cross-industry value and applicability The book includes checklists, detailed process steps, and descriptive guidance for developing PMO functional capability. The up-to-date PMO model defined will not only help you better understand business practices in project management, but will also help you to adapt and integrate those practices into the project management environment in your organization. For anyone associated with start-up and smaller PMOs, the book explains what can be done to create less rigorous PMO functional capabilities. It also includes helpful insights for those who need to specify and demonstrate "quick-wins" and early PMO-based accomplishments in their organization.



A Standard for Enterprise Project Management

A Standard for Enterprise Project Management Author Michael S. Zambruski
ISBN-10 1420072463
Release 2008-07-28
Pages 128
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Providing structured yet adaptable models of project success within an organization, A Standard for Enterprise Project Management explains each of the basic elements needed for project success and integrates them into a balanced life-cycle continuum. It also supplies an inventory of practical policies, procedures, techniques, and templates for consistent management of projects. The book first discusses project authorization and initiation, followed by analysis and planning. It then covers execution, control, and closure. Each phase contains an explanation and an illustration of how to optimize success. Throughout the text, the author refers to numerous appendices that constitute both blank and completed templates. He provides details on how to use these tools, with an emphasis on balancing the benefits of standardization and the need for flexibility. The accompanying CD-ROM encompasses a color version of the book with four bonus features: Quick start with Project 2003 that offers a one-page tutorial and three pages of screen prints designed to quickly generate readable and concise project plans Complex project readiness grid that suggests how to manage intricate interrelationships in a project or program environment Project management competency development grid that outlines a program for developing key skills among project managers within an organization Traceability matrix that illustrates how various levels of requirements and final solutions are interrelated This book offers a painless guide to quickly getting business initiatives out of the clouds and onto the ground. Blending the rigor and discipline of project management with the thoroughness of business analysis, it shows how to successfully build, complement, and enhance project management and business analysis in any organization.



Practical Project Management for Building and Construction

Practical Project Management for Building and Construction Author Hans Ottosson
ISBN-10 9781439896556
Release 2012-07-23
Pages 328
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Practical Project Management for Building and Construction covers the 14 knowledge areas of project management that are essential for successful projects in the construction industry. For each knowledge area, it explains the processes for scope, time, risk, cost, and resource management. Filled with work and process flow diagrams, it demonstrates how projects progress throughout the project life cycle. The book details the processes that must be included in the management process to deliver projects on time and within budget. The processes and knowledge areas described reference the ISO 10006 Standard (guidelines for quality management in projects), the international project management standards of the PMBOK® Guide, and the rapidly emerging ISO 21500 standard. Coverage includes change management, working environment, quality and communication, and procurement management. Illustrating the entire project process, this pioneering reference: Reports on regulations from the European Union and the United States that impact construction projects Identifies the knowledge areas a project manager must control Examines time-tested strategies, various types of contracts, remuneration forms, and contract close out Includes many examples and templates to help you generate essential project documents The book supplies accessible information on a range of helpful tools such as work breakdown structure and earned value. Explaining how to use a network diagram with its gaps and critical paths, the methods described in the text will help you control the WHAT, HOW, and WHEN to do things as well as WHO is responsible for doing them, which will lead to successful project management. Because a large part of the book addresses general project management concepts, the lessons learned will also be helpful to project managers outside the building and construction industry.



Project Management Concepts Methods and Techniques

Project Management Concepts  Methods  and Techniques Author Claude H. Maley
ISBN-10 9781466502888
Release 2012-05-15
Pages 482
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In order to succeed in today’s increasingly competitive environment, corporations, companies, governments, and nonprofit organizations must be conversant with modern project management techniques. This is especially true for individuals looking to remain professionally competitive. Illustrating the why, what, and how of project management, Project Management Concepts, Methods, and Techniques will help readers develop and refine the skills needed to achieve strategic objectives. It presents a balanced blend of detailed explanatory texts and more than 200 illustrations to supply readers with actionable knowledge that can be put to use immediately. Completely aligned with the Project Management Institute Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), this book is the ideal platform for developing the understanding needed to plan, schedule, and deliver successful projects. Explaining how to recognize performance obstacles, it supplies time-tested strategies to help you: Overcome performance obstacles and produce positive results Master the communication and relationship management techniques required for success Develop and refine the core project management skills needed to manage projects in multi-disciplinary and cross-functional environments Filled with exercises, worked-through answers, and self-assessment techniques, this book is an ideal guide for anyone who works directly or indirectly with the management of projects. It illustrates a wide range of real-world situations to help you develop the real-world knowledge needed to consistently deliver projects that meet and exceed stakeholder requirements well into the future.



Determining Project Requirements Second Edition

Determining Project Requirements  Second Edition Author Hans Jonasson
ISBN-10 9781439896525
Release 2016-04-19
Pages 403
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Good requirements do not come from a tool, or from a customer interview. They come from a repeatable set of processes that take a project from the early idea stage through to the creation of an agreed-upon project and product scope between the customer and the developer. From enterprise analysis and planning requirements gathering to documentation, Determining Project Requirements, Second Edition: Mastering the BABOK® and the CBAP® Exam covers the entire business analysis cycle as well as modeling techniques. Aligned with the International Institute of Business Analysis’ (IIBA) Business Analysis Body of Knowledge 2.0® (BABOK® Guide 2.0), the second edition of this popular reference provides readers with a complete and up-to-date resource for preparing to take the Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) examination. It also: Presents helpful techniques, tools, best practices, and templates to help readers improve the requirements gathering processes within their organization Contains exercises, sample solutions, and a case study that illustrate how to deal with the various situations that might be encountered in the requirements gathering process Supplies a broad overview of a multitude of business analysis issues Includes two sample business requirements documents—one is a comprehensive template, provided courtesy of ESI International, the second is a simpler template suitable for smaller projects The book covers all of the BABOK® knowledge areas and features new preparatory sections for the CBAP® exam that include 300 questions. It examines data modeling, requirements modeling techniques, process modeling, and hybrid techniques. With its many examples, use cases, and business requirements document templates, this book is the ideal self-study guide for practitioners. The combination of theory, activities, exercises, solutions, case study, and exam questions also makes it suitable for business analysis students.



Practical Guide to Project Planning

Practical Guide to Project Planning Author Ricardo Viana Vargas
ISBN-10 1420045059
Release 2007-10-01
Pages 232
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Practical Guide to Project Planning is filled with project documents and templates ready to use for planning and managing project. It explains project analysis and modeling techniques so these documents and templates can be used for effective project management. In addition, the book is also a guide to best practices that comply with the PMI’s PMBOK ® 3.0. Throughout the book, a real-world, practical project plan is used to explain all management issues related to a project, including scope, time, costs, quality, human resources, communication, risks, procurement, and integration. This example also covers every stage of implementing a project management office (PMO), from initial analysis to post-deployment review. The text is filled with insightful tips on using the most popular project management tools and software, including Mindmanager for initial planning sessions, Milestone Project Companion for report generation, and Microsoft Project, the most widely used tool for project planning. Project documents discussed in the book are on the accompanying CD ROM, so readers can use them to develop and track their own projects.



PgMP Exam Practice Test and Study Guide Fourth Edition

PgMP   Exam Practice Test and Study Guide  Fourth Edition Author Ginger Levin
ISBN-10 9781482201369
Release 2013-06-21
Pages 400
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PgMP® Exam Practice Test and Study Guide, Fourth Edition is the book you need to pass the Program Management Professional (PgMP®) exam the first time around. It reflects recent revisions based on PMI®'s Standard for Program Management - Third Edition (2013). Based on best practices that complement PMI®’s standards, this is the most comprehensive and up-to-date resource available to help you prepare for the exam with new and changed terminology. It includes a list of the major topics covered on the exam organized by the five performance domains—strategic program management, program life cycle, benefits management, stakeholder management, and governance—as presented in the Program Management Professional Examination Content Outline. It also includes helpful tips on how to make the most of the time you have available to prepare for the exam. Just like its bestselling predecessors, this indispensable study guide includes 20 multiple-choice practice questions for each domain along with a comprehensive answer key. The program life cycle domain includes 20 questions for each of the five phases. Each question also has a plainly written rationale for each correct answer with bibliographic references for further study. Two challenging, 170-question practice tests that simulate the actual exam are included in the book and online, so you can retake them as many times as necessary. They also include a rationale and reference. Scores for the online tests are presented as if each question is rated similarly, but this edition also includes a new component: the authors’ own weighting system for the level of difficulty for each question. This system will show you what they feel meets the exam’s criteria for Proficient, Moderately Proficient, and below Proficient. You then will see your scores by domain in both approaches. Supplying an insider's look at the questions, terminology, and sentence construction you will encounter on the day of the exam, this indispensable study tool is designed to help you pass the exam and achieve the highly sought after PgMP® certification.



PMP Exam Practice Test and Study Guide Ninth Edition

PMP   Exam Practice Test and Study Guide  Ninth Edition Author J. LeRoy Ward
ISBN-10 9781482202250
Release 2016-04-19
Pages 536
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PMP® Exam: Practice Test and Study Guide, Ninth Edition uses self-study to help readers increase their chances of passing the PMP certification exam the first time. This spiral-bound edition includes 40 multiple-choice practice questions in each of the ten knowledge areas and in the professional and social responsibilities domain. It presents a 200-question practice test that simulates the actual PMP exam, fully referenced answers keyed to the five project management process groups, and a study matrix to help readers key in on areas that require further study.



Program Management Complexity

Program Management Complexity Author Ginger Levin
ISBN-10 1439851123
Release 2016-04-19
Pages 222
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Although complexity is a phenomenon that confounds and challenges program managers across industry sectors, there is little information available that identifies the set of competencies managers need to complete their program successfully and deliver the benefits desired by stakeholders. Program Management Complexity: A Competency Model fills this void. Written by two of the first professionals to obtain the Program Management Professional (PgMP®) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI), this book begins with a literature review of program and project management complexity. Next, it presents a competency model, based on the authors’ seven decades of collective experience in the field, which follows the framework of PMI's model for project managers. Useful for corporate and government organizations, universities, executives, PMO directors and human resources professionals who need to determine program management training needs, this unique model is divided into performance competencies and personal competencies. The performance competencies are organized according to the six domains of program management, while the eight personal competencies are based on research plus a survey of PgMPs® worldwide. After presenting the model, along with detailed plans and guidelines for its implementation in a real-world setting, the book presents three questionnaires designed to help organizations, existing program managers, and aspiring program managers assess their own development plans. Supplying you with the insight to recognize the elements of complexity during the defining and initiating stages, this book includes detailed guidelines to help you recruit, train, and develop program managers capable of delivering stated program benefits, services, and results. Check out a video of Ginger Levin discussing her book: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6YPwEhYDlc



PgMP Exam Challenge

PgMP   Exam Challenge Author Ginger Levin, PMP, PgMP
ISBN-10 9781482202090
Release 2016-04-19
Pages 544
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Up to date with the third edition of PMI’s Program Management Standard, The PgMP® Exam Challenge! contains more than 300 practice questions to help readers hone their knowledge and test their skills. It covers all five of the program management domains: Strategic Program Management, Program Management Life Cycle, Benefits Management, Stakeholder Management, and Governance. It also examines all of the sub domains of the lifecycle domain. With an easy-to-use format, this is an ideal resource for those preparing to take the PgMP exam.



PMP Exam Practice Test and Study Guide Ninth Edition

PMP   Exam Practice Test and Study Guide  Ninth Edition Author J. LeRoy Ward, PMP, PgMP
ISBN-10 9781138000629
Release 2013-06-24
Pages 536
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PMP® Exam: Practice Test and Study Guide, Ninth Edition uses self-study to help readers increase their chances of passing the PMP certification exam the first time. This spiral-bound edition includes 40 multiple-choice practice questions in each of the ten knowledge areas and in the professional and social responsibilities domain. It presents a 200-question practice test that simulates the actual PMP exam, fully referenced answers keyed to the five project management process groups, and a study matrix to help readers key in on areas that require further study.



PMP Exam Practice Test and Study Guide Tenth Edition

PMP   Exam Practice Test and Study Guide  Tenth Edition Author Ginger Levin
ISBN-10 9781498752831
Release 2015-09-18
Pages 442
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Continuing in the tradition of its bestselling predecessors, PMP® Exam Practice Test and Study Guide, Tenth Edition uses self study to help readers increase their chances of passing the PMP® certification exam the first time around. This tenth edition is up to date with the 2015 Examination Content Outline (ECO) published by the Project Management Institute (PMI®), which is the blueprint for the exam. In addition to 600 practice test questions, this edition includes a new chapter on the five process domains. It supplies an overview of each knowledge area, a list of exam topics, and 40 multiple-choice questions for each of the ten knowledge areas presented in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge Fifth Edition (PMBOK® Guide). As in previous editions, this edition provides a clearly written rationale for each correct answer, along with a supporting reference list. To help broaden your understanding of the concepts in the answer, this edition features an expanded rationale that discusses why a particular answer is correct, some study tips to consider, and in many cases, an explanation as to why the other answers are incorrect. For each answer, the authors supply references to the appropriate pages in the PMBOK® Guide and the specific ECO domain and task. You will also find references to one or more of the five process groups: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, or Closing at the end of each rationale. The book features a 200-question online practice test that simulates the actual PMP® exam. It also includes the authors’ proprietary proficiency rating that will help you assess your strengths and weaknesses in each process domain so you can identify the areas where you require further study. Watch co-author Ginger Levin, PMP talk about this new edition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZ2RePeYBvY



PMP Exam Challenge Sixth Edition

PMP   Exam Challenge   Sixth Edition Author J. LeRoy Ward, PMP, PgMP
ISBN-10 9781466599826
Release 2013-06-26
Pages 636
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Preparing for and passing the PMP® exam is no small feat. Although the number of certified PMP®s continues at a phenomenal rate, the exam failure rate remains uncommonly high. PMP® Exam Challenge! is designed to help you pass the exam by giving you an easy-to-use, highly portable publication, containing key relevant topics you are certain to encounter on your exam. Featuring 660 practice questions, this sixth edition completely reflects the PMBOK® Guide, Fifth Edition and covers the guide’s ten knowledge areas.



Program Management

Program Management Author Ginger Levin
ISBN-10 9781466516878
Release 2012-08-29
Pages 584
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Program management is a rapidly emerging offshoot of project management. So much so that AT&T, IBM, and other organizations, both large and small in all sectors, have initiated a push to certify program managers. And, although universities offer courses in program management, there are few books available to guide program managers through this field that requires a broad level of knowledge and experience. The definitive reference on program management, Program Management: A Life Cycle Approach provides this much needed guidance. Edited by Dr. Ginger Levin, the second person to become a PMI® certified program manager (PgMP®), this handbook presents a cohesive compilation of program management knowledge from more than 20 certified PgMPs. It considers the entire program life cycle and its phases—from initiation to sustainability. Each chapter is written by an experienced PgMP from a wide range of industries and countries. Combining the rigor of an academic reference with easy-to-read language, the book covers the themes in the PMI Standard for Program Management and ties them to program managers' work. The chapters reference PMI’s standards, complement the concepts in the standards, and expand on the concepts and issues that the standard mentions in passing. The book also addresses a few issues that the standard does not touch on at all. The book can be read in its entirety, or specific chapters of interest can be read separately. Overall, the book provides practitioners with a reliable source of information on the key themes and issues in program management. It is useful for individuals desiring to attain the PgMP credential and suitable for colleges and universities offering courses in program management.



Managing Web Projects

Managing Web Projects Author Edward B. Farkas
ISBN-10 1439804966
Release 2009-10-27
Pages 401
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Getting Web projects done right and delivered on time is all about efficiency. Putting the information you need and tools you can rely on at your ready disposal—Managing Web Projects—is a complete guide for project managers in the Internetworking industry. Whether you are a Web developer or an Internet Service Provider, whether your project is a quick fix, a complete overhaul, or a new start-up, this resource provides you with an organized path. It will walk you through a typical project life cycle, while providing you with all the tools and definitions needed to take charge and instill confidence in your staff and your customers. Invaluable for those seeking ISO 9001 certification, the text includes a number of detailed Work Instructions that can be used to develop a formal quality management system specific to a project management organization. They can also be leveraged in a TQM (Total Quality Management) or a Six Sigma environment. The book includes: Management guidelines for web hosting, data center migrations, site security, content development, application and Web site loading and testing, VPNs, VoIP, business continuity, and disaster recovery An Internet project management glossary, a technical Internetworking glossary, and a project management acronym table A tools suite with a proven record of success for project initiation, planning, execution, control, and close out This complete resource provides the resources needed—including dozens of time-tested templates, schedules, checklists, and flow charts—to become fully versed in and aligned with the nine knowledge areas and five major processes codified by the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®).



PMP Exam Challenge Sixth Edition

PMP   Exam Challenge   Sixth Edition Author J. LeRoy Ward
ISBN-10 9781498785839
Release 2013-06-26
Pages 636
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Preparing for and passing the PMP® exam is no small feat. Although the number of certified PMP®s continues at a phenomenal rate, the exam failure rate remains uncommonly high. PMP® Exam Challenge! is designed to help you pass the exam by giving you an easy-to-use, highly portable publication, containing key relevant topics you are certain to encounter on your exam. Featuring 660 practice questions, this sixth edition completely reflects the PMBOK® Guide, Fifth Edition and covers the guide’s ten knowledge areas.



Project Manager s Portable Handbook

Project Manager s Portable Handbook Author David Cleland
ISBN-10 9780071437745
Release 2004-04-05
Pages 507
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The Project Manager's Portable Handbook is a single source of project management practices, presented in a compact format for ease of use and portability The only compact and complete portable handbook for the project manager. Combines theory and practice in a way that information can be utilized in quick reference fashion from summaries, tables, figures, key questions and more.