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Effective Project Management

Effective Project Management Author Robert K. Wysocki
ISBN-10 9781118729311
Release 2013-12-02
Pages 768
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The popular guide to the project management body of knowledge, now fully updated Now in its seventh edition, this comprehensive guide to project management has long been considered the standard for both professionals and academics. With more than 32,000 copies sold in the last three editions, it has now been fully updated to cover the new PMBOK® Guide. Well-known expert Robert Wysocki has added more than 100 pages of new content based on instructor feedback, enhancing the coverage of best-of-breed methods and tools for ensuring project management success. With enriched case studies, accompanying exercises and solutions on the companion website, and PowerPoint slides for all figures and tables, the book is ideal for instructors and students as well as active project managers. Serves as a comprehensive guide to project management for both educators and project management professionals Completely updated to cover the new PMBOK® Guide Examines traditional, agile, and extreme project management techniques; the Enterprise Project Management Model; and Kanban and Scrumban methodologies Includes a companion website with exercises and solutions and well as PowerPoint slides for all the figures and tables used Written by well-known project management expert Robert Wysocki Effective Project Management, Seventh Edition remains the comprehensive resource for project management practitioners, instructors, and students. (PMBOK is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)



Effective Project Management

Effective Project Management Author Robert K. Wysocki
ISBN-10 9781118004975
Release 2010-09-29
Pages 672
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Unlock your potential and achieve breakthrough performance in project management If you're looking for a more robust approach to project management--one that recognizes the project environment and adapts accordingly--then this is the perfect resource. It not only guides you through the traditional methods, but also covers the adaptive and extreme approaches as well. You'll gain an in-depth understanding of each one and know exactly when and how to use them. You'll also be introduced to the Adaptive Project Framework, which arms you with a new project management methodology. And with the help of two new case studies, you'll be able to put these ideas into practice and experience some of the contemporary nuances of projects. This definitive guide to project management shows you how to: Take advantage of new variations on traditional project management methods, including risk assessment and control Decide the best method for managing specific types of projects by analyzing all of the pros and cons Apply the Adaptive Project Framework to the world of fast-paced, high-change, and complex projects Create a war room to successfully manage multiple team projects Determine how project portfolio management approaches can help companies achieve a greater return on investment Utilize all nine Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) standards advocated by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) (PMBOK and PMI are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)



EXtreme Project Management

EXtreme Project Management Author Doug DeCarlo
ISBN-10 9780787974091
Release 2004-10-21
Pages 515
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When failure is not an option speed, innovation & profitability count bureaucracy is to be avoided quality of life is important extreme PROJECT MANAGEMENT Today's new breed, eXtreme projects are different. They feature high speed, high change, high complexity, high risk, and high stress. While traditional projects follow the classic model of ready–aim–fire, eXtreme project managers succeed by shooting the gun and then redirecting the bullet while not losing sight of their moving target. eXtreme Project Management provides a practical guide for leaders working under high risk and high pressure while producing the desired bottom-line results. Based on Doug DeCarlo's extensive experience in working with more than 250 project teams, his eXtreme project management model is built around an integrated set of principles, values, skills, tools, and practices proven to consistently work under conditions of rapid change and uncertainty. eXtreme project management is based on the premise that you don't manage the unknown the same way you manage the known. It's a people-centric approach to high performance that makes quality of life a fundamental part of the project venture. Throughout the book, eXtreme Project Management shows project managers, sponsors, and executives how to keep projects in control and deliver business value in the face of volatility by Developing a change-tolerant, quantum mind-set Applying principles of self-mastery Gaining and sustaining commitment to the project mission Unleashing motivation and innovation Establishing trust and confidence Implementing a flexible project management model Establishing a real-time communications infrastructure Minimizing bureaucracy Improving organizational agility eXtreme project management is a dynamic and exhilarating model for any kind of project that features high doses of speed and volatility, and where failure is not an option.



Effective Software Project Management

Effective Software Project Management Author Robert K. Wysocki
ISBN-10 9780470446539
Release 2010-09-29
Pages 672
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Why another book on software project management? For some time, the fields of project management, computer science, and software development have been growing rapidly and concurrently. Effective support for the enterprise demands the merging of these efforts into a coordinated discipline, one that incorporates best practices from both systems development and project management life cycles. Robert K. Wysocki creates that discipline in this book--a ready reference for professionals and consultants as well as a textbook for students of computer information systems and project management. By their very nature, software projects defy a "one size fits all" approach. In these pages you will learn to apply best-practice principles while maintaining the flexibility that's essential for successful software development. Learn how to make the planning process fit the need * Understand how and why software development must be planned on a certainty-to-uncertainty continuum * Categorize your projects on a four-quadrant model * Learn when to use each of the five SDPM strategies--Linear, Incremental, Iterative, Adaptive, and Extreme * Explore the benefits of each strategic model and what types of projects it supports best * Recognize the activities that go into the Scoping, Planning, Launching, Monitoring/Controlling, and Closing phases of each strategy * Apply this knowledge to the specific projects you manage * Get a clear picture of where you are and how to get where you want to go



The Business Analyst Project Manager

The Business Analyst   Project Manager Author Robert K. Wysocki
ISBN-10 0470910682
Release 2010-08-20
Pages 240
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A breakthrough game plan illustrating the need for better collaboration between Project Managers and Business Analysts In The Business Analyst/Project Manager, author Robert Wysocki draws on his forty-five years of professional experience as a PM/BA to shed light on the similarities and differences of the roles and responsibilities of these two positions, the need for greater collaboration, and how to staff a project with one or both of these professionals. Examines the boundaries and interactions between the BA and the PM Looks at how to identify the skill sets needed to make the project a success The typical relationship of the BA and PM across the project management life cycle Making the best configuration of leadership assignments based on project characteristics Where the responsibilities of the BA leave off and the PM's begins and where the two have collaborative responsibilities How to use a PM/BA to enhance project performance How to foster a "dual career path" for PM/BAs development The in-depth discussion of the synergies between the two roles and the advantages of a combined PM/BA makes The Business Analyst/Project Manager a valuable contribution in your ability to be successful on the complex projects of the 21st century.



Practical Project Management for Agile Nonprofits

Practical Project Management for Agile Nonprofits Author Karen R.J. White
ISBN-10 9781938548017
Release 2013-06-24
Pages 162
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* Winner of the 2015 Axiom Business Book Awards Bronze Medal for Philanthropy/Nonprofits. Practical Project Management for Agile Nonprofits introduces nonprofit managers to the basic concepts of project management and provides dozens of templates to help you quickly implement practices to effectively manage your limited resources, financial and volunteer. The book emphasizes using appropriate project management practices, those that are not burdensome but rather agile in their approach. In keeping with this theme, the book explores how you can use social media to assist in the management of time-sensitive projects. You will learn how to apply just enough project management to: Be an active leader and a superior project manager; Respond with agility to change and the unexpected; Focus efforts on what truly matters; Recruit and engage a new generation of volunteers; Build a framework that ensures project success; Keep all stakeholders involved with the project satisfied. The book also addresses nonprofit governance and shows you how project portfolio management can be used to assist in communicating with boards of directors and other governing entities when crucial resource decisions need to be made. Finally, real-world case studies on project planning, portfolio management, and volunteer-managed projects will show you how others have achieved project



Portfolio Program and Project Management in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industries

Portfolio  Program  and Project Management in the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Industries Author Pete Harpum
ISBN-10 0470888962
Release 2011-09-20
Pages 352
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This book describes the way that pharmaceutical projects and programs are currently managed, and offers views from many highly experienced practitioners from within the industry on future directions for drug program management. The book integrates portfolio, program, and project management processes as fundamental for effective and efficient drug product development. Contributing expert authors provide their view of how the projectization approach can be taken forward by the drug industry over the coming years.



A Project Manager s Book of Forms

A Project Manager s Book of Forms Author Cynthia Stackpole Snyder
ISBN-10 9781118430781
Release 2013-02-04
Pages 240
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The only book of forms that exactly follows the content of the PMBOK Guide, A Project Manager's Book of Forms provides a "road map" approach so readers know exactly where they are and what forms precede and follow their current position on a project. This Second Edition aligns with the release of the Fifth Edition of the PMBOK Guide. Hard copies of the forms may be taken and reproduced directly from the book, and completely editable electronic versions of all the blank forms, in Microsoft Office-compatible format, are available on an accompanying website. You may use them as is or tailor them to your own needs.



Project Managing E Learning

Project Managing E Learning Author Maggie McVay Lynch
ISBN-10 9781135981419
Release 2007-05-25
Pages 16
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Project Managing E-learning provides an essential framework, based on the globally accepted IPECC model, for planning, designing, delivering, managing and evaluating e-learning projects successfully. It focuses on practical, easy-to-understand methods and offers applications of project management principles in the real world. Illustrated by case studies of projects undertaken in business and academia it provides a step-by-step guide and highlights where projects typically fail. Each chapter begins with a definition and conceptualisation of the process, provides examples of how the process steps may vary dependent on organization or project size and discusses the typical problems organisations face when performing steps in the project management process. Covering all of the essentials as well as cutting-edge technology, it guides designers and managers through all stages of implementing and managing a project. Selected themes include: using focus groups gaining sponsors risk management pedagogical considerations testing quality control how to know when trouble is imminent PM software systems podcasting. The practical framework and sound advice offered in Project Managing E-learning is essential reading for all those who want to successfully implement and manage high quality e-learning in both academic and corporate training settings on time and to budget.



The Software Project Manager s Bridge to Agility

The Software Project Manager s Bridge to Agility Author Michele Sliger
ISBN-10 0132702592
Release 2008-05-19
Pages 384
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When software development teams move to agile methods, experienced project managers often struggle—doubtful about the new approach and uncertain about their new roles and responsibilities. In this book, two long-time certified Project Management Professionals (PMPRs) and Scrum trainers have built a bridge to this dynamic new paradigm. They show experienced project managers how to successfully transition to agile by refocusing on facilitation and collaboration, not “command and control.” The authors begin by explaining how agile works: how it differs from traditional “plan-driven” methodologies, the benefits it promises, and the real-world results it delivers. Next, they systematically map the Project Management Institute’s classic, methodology-independent techniques and terminology to agile practices. They cover both process and project lifecycles and carefully address vital issues ranging from scope and time to cost management and stakeholder communication. Finally, drawing on their own extensive personal experience, they put a human face on your personal transition to agile--covering the emotional challenges, personal values, and key leadership traits you’ll need to succeed. Coverage includes Relating the PMBOKR Guide ideals to agile practices: similarities, overlaps, and differences Understanding the role and value of agile techniques such as iteration/release planning and retrospectives Using agile techniques to systematically and continually reduce risk Implementing quality assurance (QA) where it belongs: in analysis, design, defect prevention, and continuous improvement Learning to trust your teams and listen for their discoveries Procuring, purchasing, and contracting for software in agile, collaborative environments Avoiding the common mistakes software teams make in transitioning to agile Coordinating with project management offices and non-agile teams “Selling” agile within your teams and throughout your organization For every project manager who wants to become more agile. Part I An Agile Overview 7 Chapter 1 What is "Agile"? 9 Chapter 2 Mapping from the PMBOKR Guide to Agile 25 Chapter 3 The Agile Project Lifecycle in Detail 37 Part II The Bridge: Relating PMBOKR Guide Practices to Agile Practices 49 Chapter 4 Integration Management 51 Chapter 5 Scope Management 67 Chapter 6 Time Management 83 Chapter 7 Cost Management 111 Chapter 8 Quality Management 129 Chapter 9 Human Resources Management 143 Chapter 10 Communications Management 159 Chapter 11 Risk Management 177 Chapter 12 Procurement Management 197 Part III Crossing the Bridge to Agile 215 Chapter 13 How Will My Responsibilities Change? 217 Chapter 14 How Will I Work with Other Teams Who Aren't Agile? 233 Chapter 15 How Can a Project Management Office Support Agile? 249 Chapter 16 Selling the Benefits of Agile 265 Chapter 17 Common Mistakes 285 Appendix A Agile Methodologies 295 Appendix B Agile Artifacts 301 Glossary 321 Bibliography 327 Index 333



Project Management Leadership

Project Management Leadership Author Rory Burke
ISBN-10 9781118825402
Release 2014-02-14
Pages 384
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Project Management Leadership is a comprehensive guide to the human factors involved in Project Management, in particular the leadership skills required to ensure successful implementation of current best practice. It provides the latest insights on team building, motivation, collaboration, and networking skills, and the way these can be harnessed to manage a successful project. Exercises and worked examples are provided throughout.



Agile Project Management

Agile Project Management Author Jim Highsmith
ISBN-10 0321659171
Release 2009-07-10
Pages 432
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Best practices for managing projects in agile environments—now updated with new techniques for larger projects Today, the pace of project management moves faster. Project management needs to become more flexible and far more responsive to customers. Using Agile Project Management (APM), project managers can achieve all these goals without compromising value, quality, or business discipline. In Agile Project Management, Second Edition, renowned agile pioneer Jim Highsmith thoroughly updates his classic guide to APM, extending and refining it to support even the largest projects and organizations. Writing for project leaders, managers, and executives at all levels, Highsmith integrates the best project management, product management, and software development practices into an overall framework designed to support unprecedented speed and mobility. The many topics added in this new edition include incorporating agile values, scaling agile projects, release planning, portfolio governance, and enhancing organizational agility. Project and business leaders will especially appreciate Highsmith’s new coverage of promoting agility through performance measurements based on value, quality, and constraints. This edition’s coverage includes: Understanding the agile revolution’s impact on product development Recognizing when agile methods will work in project management, and when they won’t Setting realistic business objectives for Agile Project Management Promoting agile values and principles across the organization Utilizing a proven Agile Enterprise Framework that encompasses governance, project and iteration management, and technical practices Optimizing all five stages of the agile project: Envision, Speculate, Explore, Adapt, and Close Organizational and product-related processes for scaling agile to the largest projects and teams Agile project governance solutions for executives and management The “Agile Triangle”: measuring performance in ways that encourage agility instead of discouraging it The changing role of the agile project leader



Effective Project Management

Effective Project Management Author Robert K. Wysocki
ISBN-10 0471115215
Release 1995-09-29
Pages 352
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Project Management A total, interactive guide to keeping your projects on schedule, within budget, and up to spec—every time! This unique interactive tutorial does something that no other guide on the market can: it gives you an opportunity to learn firsthand all the ins and outs of project management. While other guides simply describe what works and what doesn't, this book/software package lets you find out for yourself by first schooling you in state-of-the-art project management principles and practices, and then immersing you in a simulated environment in which you're required to think and act like a seasoned project manager. As you work through a variety of simulated projects, your progress is monitored by a savvy mentor who analyzes your decisions, poses a number of realistic problems that you solve using Microsoft Project, and offers invaluable advice and guidance on how to do it even better next time. The first and only truly hands-on guide to successful project management ever created, Effective Project Management: Provides novices with a complete introduction to the principles of sound project management Offers experienced project managers an opportunity to fine-tune their skills Describes all the proven management tools and techniques you need to stay on schedule and within budget without compromising quality Adheres to the Project Management Institute's curriculum outline (PMBOK) and follows the necessary course requirements for professional certification Provides a simulated environment on CD-ROM in which to apply the principles, tools, and techniques described in the book



The World Class Project Manager

The World Class Project Manager Author Robert K. Wysocki
ISBN-10 0465011497
Release 2001-02-08
Pages 272
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Effective project management is becoming a critical mission skill for individuals and organizations in every industry. Faster product life cycles, the widespread adoption of cross-functional teams, and the increasing demands of customers are all contributing to the growing need for professional managers who know how to marshal resources, make decisions, and ensure the smooth flow of projects from idea to launch. In The World Class Project Manager, Robert Wysocki and James Lewis offer a highly practical handbook for anyone who aspires to achieve superior project-manager skills. Featuring self-assessment tools, showcasing best practices from the field, and drawing on their own extensive experience in training project managers around the world, the authors provide a comprehensive program for crafting a career development plan and putting it into action.



Agile for Project Managers

Agile for Project Managers Author Denise Canty
ISBN-10 9781498782685
Release 2016-02-24
Pages 240
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Agile project management is a proven approach for designing and delivering software with improved value to customers. Agility is all about self-directed teams, feedback, light documentation, and working software with shorter development cycles. The role of the project manager with agile differs significantly from traditional project management in that there is minimal up-front planning. Agile for Project Managers will help project managers from any industry transition to agile project management. The book examines the project management component of agility, concentrating on industry standards, certifications, and being agile. It also compares agile methods to traditional project management methods throughout to provide readers with a clear understanding of the differences between the two. The book’s focus is in alignment with the Project Management Institute (PMI®) Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) credential—making it an ideal resource for anyone preparing for the PMI-ACP® exam. Coverage includes: Agile as a project management methodology Agile teams Agile tools and techniques Flavors of agile Agile principles Agile certifications The book provides readers with the understanding required to decide which projects will benefit from agile. It also includes information that can help readers to assess their organizations’ readiness for agile methods. Complete with a list of agile training providers, the book will help certified project managers make a smooth transition to agile project management and will provide newcomers with the basic knowledge needed to pass the PMI-ACP® exam, the first time around.



Dynamic Scheduling with Microsoft Project 2010

Dynamic Scheduling with Microsoft Project 2010 Author Rodolfo Ambriz
ISBN-10 9781604270617
Release 2011-05-15
Pages 832
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Through the use of best practices, helpful screen shots, hands-on exercises, and review questions, this book instructs you on how to build dynamic schedules with Microsoft Project 2010 that will allow you to explore 'what if?' scenarios and decrease the time you spend making static schedule changes.



Mastering Project Human Resource Management

Mastering Project Human Resource Management Author Harjit Singh
ISBN-10 9780133838077
Release 2014-12-12
Pages 256
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Learn powerful communications and stakeholder management techniques that dramatically improve your ability to deliver projects successfully! Unlike other project guides, which address these issues only in passing, Mastering Project Human Resource Management offers practical, real-world guidance, in-the-trenches insights, and proven applications. You'll learn how to: Identify stakeholders and initiate communications Plan for effective HR, communications, and stakeholder management Build, develop, and manage project teams capable of powerfully effective communication and stakeholder engagement Monitor, control, and optimize the effectiveness of your communication and engagement This book 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.