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Project Management

Project Management Author William Pinkerton
ISBN-10 9780071428446
Release 2003-02-11
Pages 520
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In Project Management: Achieving the Bottom Line Succe$$ author William J. Pinkerton explains the strategic thinking, planning, development, and testing processes that must take place to ensure a project's success--and necessity--before it's even approved. Successfully utilized in workshops throughout the USA, Canada, and Southeast Asia, this resource reveals how to: * Determine if projects are needed and how to make sure they succeed * Develop and execute projects that reflect corporate goals and objectives * Plan projects with an eye towards tangible bottom-line benefits and eliminate impulse thinking * Includes more than 125 tips for testing and recording project start-ups



Project Management for Non Project Managers

Project Management for Non Project Managers Author Jack Ferraro
ISBN-10 9780814417379
Release 2012-04-18
Pages 256
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Great managers are experts at getting bottom-line results, but often do not understand their role in the success or failure of their organization's projects. They balk at the arcane terminology and are unaware of how to use valuable project management techniques and tools-a knowledge gap that can be a serious career barrier! Functional managers with even basic project management (PM) knowledge are the best people for keeping projects business-focused. This new book demystifies the jargon and processes, encouraging managers to jump into the PM arena and arming them with strategies for increasing the business value created by their company's projects. Readers will discover: * Advice for switching gears from passive bystander to active owner of projects * Insights into four critical PM skills, including business analysis techniques, work breakdown structures, program sequencing techniques, and risk management methods * Step-by-step guidelines, case studies, and illustrations for mastering these skills Project Management for Non-Project Managers provides easy-to-read, in-a-nutshell explanations of all the PM basics that managers need to achieve project success.



Project Management Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Project Management  Concepts  Methodologies  Tools  and Applications Author Management Association, Information Resources
ISBN-10 9781522501978
Release 2016-06-09
Pages 2410
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Organizations of all types are consistently working on new initiatives, product lines, or implementation of new workflows as a way to remain competitive in the modern business environment. No matter the type of project at hand, employing the best methods for effective execution and timely completion of the task at hand is essential to project success. Project Management: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications presents the latest research and practical solutions for managing every stage of the project lifecycle. Emphasizing emerging concepts, real-world examples, and authoritative research on managing project workflows and measuring project success in both private and public sectors, this multi-volume reference work is a critical addition to academic, government, and corporate libraries. It is designed for use by project coordinators and managers, business executives, researchers, and graduate-level students interested in putting research-based solutions into practice for effective project management.



Mastering Risk and Procurement in Project Management

Mastering Risk and Procurement in Project Management Author Randal Wilson
ISBN-10 9780133837902
Release 2014-09-15
Pages 276
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Master the crucial risk management and procurement tasks that are indispensable to project success! In Mastering Risk and Procurement in Project Management, expert project manager and seasoned professor Wilson addresses every stage of the project where risk management and procurement are relevant, especially planning, monitoring, and control. Teaching through relevant examples and case studies, Wilson explains: Why risk management and procurement are so crucial to achieving your project's goals The deep and surprising linkages that exist across risk management and procurement How to avoid common pitfalls How to integrate best-practice risk management and procurement throughout your PMBOK processes. Drawing on his own extensive experience, he offers in-depth coverage of topics ranging from contracting and risk monitoring to project close-out, and gives readers practical knowledge of critical processes and tasks in project management.



Mastering Project Management Strategy and Processes

Mastering Project Management Strategy and Processes Author Randal Wilson
ISBN-10 9780133854169
Release 2015
Pages 272
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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.



Information technology project managers competencies An analysis of performance and personal competencies

Information technology project managers    competencies  An analysis of performance and personal competencies Author Carl Marnewick
ISBN-10 9781928396055
Release 2016-12-31
Pages 270
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The purpose of this book is to shed light on the performance and personal competencies of information technology (IT) project managers in South Africa. Predictive models are built to determine what project managers consider the crucial competencies they should possess to deliver an IT project successfully. This investigation takes place in the context of poor IT project success rates globally and, in particular, in South Africa. This novel research seeks to extend the debate on project success beyond what merely constitutes success or failure, but seeks to find clarity in what IT project managers believe are the essential competencies in practice. This quantitative research gathered data by way of an online survey based on literature regarding the Project Management Competency Development Framework (PMCDF). The population consisted of IT project managers in South Africa. Four hundred and two respondents chose to share their insights. Through the use of descriptive and multivariate statistics, major competency factors were identified. These factors were used in structural equation modelling to build various validated predictive models. This book contributes to the current body of knowledge by uncovering the competencies that IT project managers consider themselves competent in. The structural equation models indicated predictors of perceived competence by IT project managers and where these perceived competencies differ from literature. Twelve managerial implications are highlighted in the final chapter that seek to draw the myriad of threads together into a coherent summary. It is apparent that IT project managers do not consider the PMCDF important in its entirety, but instead choose to focus on certain competencies. This book is intended for reading by fellow researchers as well as project and IT practitioners. These may include IT managers, IT executives, project managers, project team members, the project management office (PMO), general managers and executives that initiate and conduct project-related work. This body of work is original and has not been plagiarised, although certain concepts have been tested in peer reviewed academic work by way of conference proceedings. Instances of this have been referenced and cited. This book is in its first edition and has not been based on thesis work published previously.



A Comprehensive Guide to Project Management Schedule and Cost Control

A Comprehensive Guide to Project Management Schedule and Cost Control Author Randal Wilson
ISBN-10 9780133573121
Release 2014-03-21
Pages 288
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Master all the modern project scheduling and cost control techniques you need, in one focused tutorial! Randal Wilson's Project Schedule & Cost Control isn't your typical project management guide: it's 100% focused on the specific principles, techniques, and best-practice methodologies of scheduling and cost control. Wilson illuminates key issues through the extensive use of graphs, charts, case studies, and worked examples; and calls your attention to crucial issues that "generic" PM books ignore. Coverage includes: Project structures, including differences between projects and programs, and how those differences affect costing and scheduling Initiation: how projects start, how to develop project charters and stakeholder registers, and how to manage stakeholders Planning, in depth: what costs must be addressed, and what schedule constraints must be considered Project schedule analysis: activity definition, WBS, and work packages; activity sequencing and diagramming; proven methodologies for estimating resources and activity durations; and schedule development Project cost analysis: gathering and estimating all project costs, including labor, materials, vendor bids, subcontractors, contracts, equipment, facilities, and direct/indirect costs. Budgeting via top-down, bottom-up, and activity-based methods Project monitoring and control: earned value, tracking Gantt, S-Curves, performance reviews, milestone analysis, change control systems, estimate at completion, forecasting, and much more For both project management newcomers and working project managers who need to sharpen their skills



Achieving Project Management Success in the Federal Government

Achieving Project Management Success in the Federal Government Author Jonathan Weinstein
ISBN-10 9781523097227
Release 2010-02
Pages 330
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Gain Valuable Insight into the Government's Project Management Best Practices! Although project management is not new to the federal government, the discipline has taken on renewed importance in the face of the ever-increasing size, complexity, and number of mission-critical projects being undertaken by every branch and agency. This book addresses the key facets of project management, from organization and structure to people and process. A variety of government entities share their best practices in areas including leadership, technology, teams, communication, methodology, and performance management. Based on research and interviews with a wide range of project managers, Achieving Project Management Success in the Federal Government presents a realistic cross section of the project management discipline in the largest single enterprise in the world—the U.S. federal government.



Achieving Project Management Success in the Federal Government

Achieving Project Management Success in the Federal Government Author Jonathan Weinstein PMP
ISBN-10 9781567262872
Release 2010-02-01
Pages 330
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Gain Valuable Insight into the Government's Project Management Best Practices! Although project management is not new to the federal government, the discipline has taken on renewed importance in the face of the ever-increasing size, complexity, and number of mission-critical projects being undertaken by every branch and agency. This book addresses the key facets of project management, from organization and structure to people and process. A variety of government entities share their best practices in areas including leadership, technology, teams, communication, methodology, and performance management. Based on research and interviews with a wide range of project managers, Achieving Project Management Success in the Federal Government presents a realistic cross section of the project management discipline in the largest single enterprise in the world—the U.S. federal government.



Guide to Project Management

Guide to Project Management Author Paul Roberts
ISBN-10 9781118417423
Release 2013-02-06
Pages 368
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Guide to Project Management has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Guide to Project Management also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Guide to Project Management book for free.



Advanced Multi Project Management

Advanced Multi Project Management Author Gerald I. Kendall
ISBN-10 9781604270808
Release 2012-11-02
Pages 448
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Even in a well-managed multi-project environment, it is not unusual to see half of all projects completed either late, over budget or with cuts to original scope. However, the proven approach presented in Advanced Multi-Project Management has enabled large, medium, and even small organizations to consistently complete their projects faster, within original scope and budget, and increase the number of projects executed with the same resources by as much as 70%. The list of companies that have used this methodology for stunning results includes some of the biggest, well-known names in the world—Boeing, Rio Tinto, ABB, and Chrysler. This guide details the six gears that must work in unison to drive speed and predictability within an organization.



Situational Project Management

Situational Project Management Author Oliver F. Lehmann
ISBN-10 9781498722629
Release 2016-08-19
Pages 298
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Most project managers would agree that every project is unique. But not all project managers would agree that the best way to manage a unique project is unique. Many still cling to the old practice of having a methodology that is applied to all projects. "One size fits all" is still in common use, and this approach has proven to lead to project failure. Flexibility, situational intelligence, and creativity are essential to deliver project success. The need to recognize and master ever-changing requirements and environmental conditions is a tough challenge for professional project managers. The same practices that led to success yesterday may cause failure today. Selecting favorable responses to a given situation is often the most critical factor of the dynamics of success and failure. This book is designed to help project professionals assess a situation, predict the appropriate approach, methodology and achieving styles, and then apply them in a situational fashion. To guide project managers in selecting the appropriate responses, Situational Project Management (SitPM) shows how to assess a given project, determine its unique characteristics, and select the appropriate methods to complete the project. With this book, projects managers can use SitPM to develop profiles of their projects on the basis of the projects’ physical characteristics, the project teams’ behavioral characteristics, the enterprise environment, and the market environments receiving project deliverables. These profiles help project managers to determine the appropriate project life cycle approach and leadership style. The book also explores various ways to engage stakeholders on the basis of a project’s SitPM profile. The book’s author, Oliver F. Lehmann, has developed a set of templates to apply SitPM in practice. It can be downloaded from www.oliverlehmann.com/SitPM/Templates.zip.



Project Management for Flat Organizations

Project Management for Flat Organizations Author Laura Dallas Burford
ISBN-10 9781604270846
Release 2012-09-29
Pages 328
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A flat organization believes the formal processes and controls used by many hierarchical organizations are too involved, require too much overhead cost, and are too complex and/or time consuming. Project Management for Flat Organizations provides common sense solutions to the unique challenges of organizations with flat hierarchical structures. It explains project management theory and offers simple and cost effective project management processes, tools, and techniques that can be applied immediately. This guide includes instruction and templates required to deliver projects efficiently and successfully with minimal risk and investment. It also enables users to develop a framework specific to the needs of their organization. This is a go-to guide you will want to keep on your desk for easy reference when working on projects. This book is ideal for the project manager, team member, manager, or project sponsor with limited or no formal project management experience working within a flat organization. It offers clear, understandable discussions about project management processes; practical ideas and suggestions; answers common questions; and explains ways to address common pitfalls.



Strategic Project Management Transformation

Strategic Project Management Transformation Author Marc Resch
ISBN-10 9781604270648
Release 2011-06-15
Pages 264
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In today's challenging commercial environment, many business projects are now categorized as strategic investment with the primary concern being value impact on an organization's bottom line. This title equips project managers with the skills necessary to effectively manage projects as strategic investments.



Bare Knuckled Project Management

Bare Knuckled Project Management Author Tony Gruebl
ISBN-10 0615813941
Release 2013-05-17
Pages 224
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"When the going gets tough, they call for the sons of bitches! - Admiral Ernest King (attributed) It's a sad fact that most projects fail - as many as 70% according to one well known study. Those failed projects cost billions of dollars. Perhaps they've even cost you or your company. You've hired certified project managers and implemented project management techniques, and yet you still don't have the success you need. BARE KNUCKLED PROJECT MANAGEMENT has the answer. Of course, there are lots of management philosophies that tell you that if you just follow a few simple rules, you'll have perfect results. But it's never that simple, and we know it. The bare-knuckled approach to project management is all about the people. Anybody can swing a bat, but that doesn't mean anybody can be a major leaguer. It's all about the person. It takes talent, temperament, training, experience, and aptitude to achieve greatness. And make no mistake, for great projects, you need a great project manager - someone who isn't afraid to do what it takes to get the job done. You need a Bare-Knuckled Project Manager, someone not afraid to ruffle a few feathers, make hard decisions, and speak unpleasant truths to people who don't always want to hear bad news. In this insightful and powerful book, you'll learn: *** The key reasons projects fail, and the simple steps needed to avoid the most common mistakes. *** How the "three sided table" approach empowers project managers, customers, and teams to do excellent work. *** How to become a Bare-Knuckled Project Manager, and how to groom others. *** How to handle conflict and communication like a pro. *** How the "Kranz Dictum" that saved NASA's Apollo Program can save your most troubled projects. *** How to transform the organization using the Bare Knuckle approach. For once, you'll experience the "no bullshit" approach to project management: what matters, what doesn't, and how to tell the difference. BARE KNUCKLED PROJECT MANAGEMENT is the one guide you need to achieve real project results!



Strategic Project Management Made Simple

Strategic Project Management Made Simple Author Terry Schmidt
ISBN-10 047044293X
Release 2009-03-16
Pages 272
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When Fortune Magazine estimated that 70% of all strategies fail, it also noted that most of these strategies were basically sound, but could not be executed. The central premise of Strategic Project Management Made Simple is that most projects and strategies never get off the ground because of adhoc, haphazard, and obsolete methods used to turn their ideas into coherent and actionable plans. Strategic Project Management Made Simple is the first book to couple a step-by-step process with an interactive thinking tool that takes a strategic approach to designing projects and action initiatives. Strategic Project Management Made Simple builds a solid platform upon four critical questions that are vital for teams to intelligently answer in order to create their own strong, strategic foundation. These questions are: 1. What are we trying to accomplish and why? 2. How will we measure success? 3. What other conditions must exist? 4. How do we get there? This fresh approach begins with clearly understanding the what and why of a project - comprehending the bigger picture goals that are often given only lip service or cursory reviews. The second and third questions clarify success measures and identify the risky assumptions that can later cause pain if not spotted early. The how questions - what are the activities, budgets, and schedules - comes last in our four-question system. By contrast, most project approaches prematurely concentrate on the how without first adequately addressing the three other questions. These four questions guide readers into fleshing out a simple, yet sophisticated, mental workbench called "the Logical Framework" - a Systems Thinking paradigm that lays out one's own project strategy in an easily accessible, interactive 4x4 matrix. The inclusion of memorable features and concepts (four critical questions, LogFrame matrix, If-then thinking, and Implementation Equation) make this book unique.



Sustainability Integration for Effective Project Management

Sustainability Integration for Effective Project Management Author Silvius, Gilbert
ISBN-10 9781466641785
Release 2013-06-30
Pages 482
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Although it remains one of the most significant challenges in recent years, companies are beginning to integrate the ideas of sustainability into organized projects such as marketing, corporate communications, and annual reports. In this case, sustainability remains an important influence on the initiation of project management. Sustainability Integration for Effective Project Management provides a comprehensive understanding of the most important issues, concepts, trends, methodologies, and good practices in sustainability to project management. The research and concepts discussed in this publication are developed by professionals and academics aiming to provide the latest knowledge related to sustainability principles for prospective professionals, academics, and researchers in this area of expertise.