Download or read online books in PDF, EPUB and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want.

The Practitioner s Guide to Project Management

The Practitioner s Guide to Project Management Author Lynda Carter
ISBN-10 0990354911
Release 2014-08-01
Pages 276
Download Link Click Here

The Practitioner's Guide to Project Management provides simple, effective techniques in a way that encourages collaborative conversations with key resources and delivers business value. Book highlights include: Foundational techniques - the value they provide and the questions they help answer Role and responsibility clarity for key project players across the life of a project Explanation of project management deliverables - their purpose, content and tips on how to create them Recommendations for collaborative planning workshops Answers to common questions about applying project management techniques"



Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge PMBOK Guide Fifth Edition

Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge  PMBOK   Guide    Fifth Edition Author Project Management Institute
ISBN-10 9781935589815
Release 2013-01-01
Pages 589
Download Link Click Here

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) —Fifth Edition reflects the collaboration and knowledge of working project managers and provides the fundamentals of project management as they apply to a wide range of projects. This internationally recognized standard gives project managers the essential tools to practice project management and deliver organizational results. • A 10th Knowledge Area has been added; Project Stakeholder Management expands upon the importance of appropriately engaging project stakeholders in key decisions and activities. • Project data information and information flow have been redefined to bring greater consistency and be more aligned with the Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom (DIKW) model used in the field of Knowledge Management. • Four new planning processes have been added: Plan Scope Management, Plan Schedule Management, Plan Cost Management and Plan Stakeholder Management: These were created to reinforce the concept that each of the subsidiary plans are integrated through the overall project management plan.



Program Management

Program Management Author Michel Thiry
ISBN-10 9781472474278
Release 2015-12-28
Pages 300
Download Link Click Here

Program management (PgM) is fast developing as the essential link between strategy and projects and as a vehicle for organizational change. It offers the means to manage groups of projects with a common business purpose in an integrated and effective way. The Second Edition of Michel Thiry’s Program Management builds on the bestselling title first published in 2010. The heavily revised text reflects the latest program management guides and international standards and includes: a new section on agile management in programs; the author’s own program management maturity measure; a new section on change management, which is now integral to many programs. Michel has also reviewed and revised the program lifecycle to align with the more unified view of program management that has emerged since the book was first published. The result is an essential guide to program management that incorporates a robust theoretical framework, complemented by examples and advice from one of the world’s leading practitioners. .



Project Management Methodology

Project Management Methodology Author Ralph L. Kliem
ISBN-10 9781482263176
Release 1997-03-13
Pages 288
Download Link Click Here

This work introduces Practical Project Management Methodology (P2M2), an international joint venture developed by three experienced project managers the provide useful steps applicable throughout the life cycle of a variety of projects. It covers areas from leading, defining and planning to organizing, controlling and closing. The two disks include 21 prepared forms and 300 activities for use in Microsoft Excel and Project for Windows.



Manage Your Project Portfolio

Manage Your Project Portfolio Author Johanna Rothman
ISBN-10 9781680503906
Release 2016-08-01
Pages 242
Download Link Click Here

You have too many projects, and firefighting and multitasking are keeping you from finishing any of them. You need to manage your project portfolio. This fully updated and expanded bestseller arms you with agile and lean ways to collect all your work and decide which projects you should do first, second, and never. See how to tie your work to your organization's mission and show your managers, your board, and your staff what you can accomplish and when. Picture the work you have, and make those difficult decisions, ensuring that all your strength is focused where it needs to be. All your projects and programs make up your portfolio. But how much time do you actually spend on your projects, and how much time do you spend on emergency fire drills or waste through multitasking? This book gives you insightful ways to rank all the projects you're working on and figure out the right staffing and schedule so projects get finished faster. The trick is adopting lean and agile approaches to projects, whether they're software projects, projects that include hardware, or projects that depend on chunks of functionality from other suppliers. Find out how to define the mission of your team, group, or department, with none of the buzzwords that normally accompany a mission statement. Armed with the work and the mission, you'll manage your portfolio better and make those decisions that define the true leaders in the organization. With this expanded second edition, discover how to scale project portfolio management from one team to the entire enterprise, and integrate Cost of Delay when ranking projects. Additional Kanban views provide even more ways to visualize your portfolio.



The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management

The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management Author Eric Verzuh
ISBN-10 9781119086581
Release 2015-10-12
Pages 528
Download Link Click Here

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.



Delivering Exceptional Project Results

Delivering Exceptional Project Results Author Jamal Moustafaev
ISBN-10 9781604270402
Release 2010-09-15
Pages 320
Download Link Click Here

“Leading companies that are positioning themselves for the future rather than the present are asking the project managers to participate in project selection, scoping, and estimation as well as management. Delivering Exceptional Project Results offers a glimpse into the future role of the project manager.” —Harold Kerzner, Ph.D., Best-selling Author, Professor Emeritus, Baldwin-Wallace College “I really enjoyed reading this book. The chapters, full of valuable insights well beyond the typical project management presentations, are introduced with diverse and engaging historic case examples. Executives will find the latter part of the book particularly valuable as new solutions are offered for those seemingly intractable problems within project portfolio management.” —R. Max Wideman, Fellow PMI, AEW Services and Management Consulting “Delivering Exceptional Project Results is a definite must read for any executive, functional director or project manager. The author clearly demonstrates how to deliver successful products and services by employing proper project selection, scoping and management techniques. This book provides you with practical, hands-on tools and techniques that can be deployed on your own projects right away.” —Matt Walters, Director of Technology, Tyze Personal Networks This unique “how to” implementation guide unifies project management, portfolio management, and requirements engineering into one proven, comprehensive best practice framework to help organizations deliver exceptional project results on a consistent basis. It explains best practices for assessing project value, categorizing and prioritizing projects, balancing portfolio mix, determining and managing project pipeline throughput capacity, and aligning strategy to maximize results and minimize risks. Delivering Exceptional Project Results transcends differences in the various “types” of project management, such as traditional or agile, and focuses on economic principles, methodologies, skills, tools, and techniques that can be applied successfully at companies in any industry.It also includes six downloadable templates for documenting project charters, plans, meeting minutes, change requests, status reports, and summary/lessons learned reports — available from the Web Added Value™ Download Resource Center at www.jrosspub.com



Agile Estimating and Planning

Agile Estimating and Planning Author Mike Cohn
ISBN-10 0131479415
Release 2006
Pages 330
Download Link Click Here

Goes beyond the strategy of just enough planning and estimating, and shows readers how to make agile practices truly work organizationally.



Effective PM and BA Role Collaboration

Effective PM and BA Role Collaboration Author Ori Schibi
ISBN-10 9781604271133
Release 2015-10-13
Pages 368
Download Link Click Here

“Many have struggled with the overlap between the PM and BA roles on a project. This is a book every BA and PM should read with a highlighter in hand.” —Kevin Aguanno, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, FPMAC,Agile Project Management Pioneer and President, Genxus The role of the business analyst (BA) has seen rapid growth over the past decade, and for good reason. Business analysis is a hybrid function that evolved from the systems analysis role over several decades into one where the individuals performing it have both a good understanding of the business and of the IT and software used to support the business. One set of activities that is the BA’s specialty is the eliciting and management of accurate product requirements. Recent research has shown that when this BA role is properly executed in collaboration or partnership with the project or program manager (PM), higher quality product and project requirements are produced and managed resulting in higher success rates, with solutions that deliver business value and products and services that better satisfy stakeholder and customer needs. While leading experts all agree that collaboration between the PM and BA roles is key, the matter of how remains a subject of debate. This innovative guide shows how to address the challenges associated with the definitions of these roles and the gaps, intersections, overlaps, and touch points between the PM and BA to reduce waste, improve efficiency and effectiveness, and increase benefits to the organization. It demonstrates how this can be achieved without adding resources, or going through duplication of effort, waste, and misunderstandings that lead to failure. This essential reference evaluates the PM and BA roles current contrasting perceptions, defines the roles they should fulfill, and describes how to ensure the PM/BA partnership is maintained from the business case, through to project initiation, execution, implementation and post-project evaluation. The authors provide readers with concepts and approaches for developing a partnership between the PM and BA roles, within their own context and specific challenges, in a manner which has proven to result in a synergistic, functionally harmonious relationship that maximizes the business value these roles produce for the organization. Key FeaturesApplies concepts that are aligned with the PMI-PBASM, CBAP®/ CCBA® and PMP® certificates, the Business Analysis for Practitioners – A Practice Guide, the PMBOK® Guide, the BABOK®, and PRINCE2Divides the PM and BA roles in aligning strategy to organizational goals and estimating; addressing risks, constraints, assumptions, dependencies, and communication; and managing relationships, stakeholder expectations, organizational priorities, resources, scope, requirements, and documentation.Provides readers a practical approach to addressing the intersections between the PM and BA roles and the ability to maximize each role’s contribution, while sorting out the overlapping parts and articulating the handover pointsDiscusses activities that need to be integrated, setting up boundaries, and lists activities that must be performed in the gaps between the PM and BA roles, in logical order, to ensure project and organizational benefits are maximizedGives an enhanced meaning to integration management within the context of role definitionIllustrates the flow of work and responsibilities between the PM and the BA through both the project life cycle and the product life cycleRationalizes the undertaking of an increased load of work early in the project with a focus on initiation and early planning activities—to gain more control over the project outcome and successIntroduces collaboration techniques to improve resource allocation in the project and throughout the organization, and to streamline the transition between product requirements and project scopeWAV offers downloadable checklists for determining Agile suitability, PM and BA role collaboration areas, a variety of requirements elicitation and management checklists, and other tools—available from the Web Added Value™ Download Resource Center at www.jrosspub.com



Knowledge Management Business Intelligence and Content Management

Knowledge Management  Business Intelligence  and Content Management Author Jessica Keyes
ISBN-10 9781420013863
Release 2006-05-22
Pages 504
Download Link Click Here

Knowledge management (KM) is the identification and analysis of available and required knowledge, and the subsequent planning and control of actions, to develop "knowledge assets" that enable businesses to generate profits and improve their competitive positions. This volume provides the framework for the strategic use of the information intelligence processes - business intelligence, content management, and knowledge management. In nine detailed chapters, the author explains every facet of these three subjects, enabling you to understand these sophisticated business concepts within the framework of information technology. Knowledge Management, Business Intelligence, and Content Management: The IT Practitioner's Guide discusses creation, protection, development, sharing, and management of information and intellectual assets through the use of business intelligence and other knowledge sharing and analytical techniques. About the Author Jessica Keyes is president of New Art Technologies, Inc., a high-technology and management consultancy, and is also founding partner of Manhattan Technology Group. Often a keynote speaker on the topics of competitive strategy, productivity, and quality, she is a founding board of directors member of the New York Software Industry Association, and has recently completed a 2-year term on the Mayor of New York City's Small Business Advisory Council. A noted columnist and correspondent, Keyes is the author of 19 books, including Auerbach Publications' Software Engineering Handbook, Software Configuration Management, and Implementing the IT Balanced Scorecard.



Disciplined Agile Delivery

Disciplined Agile Delivery Author Scott W. Ambler
ISBN-10 9780132810104
Release 2012-05-31
Pages
Download Link Click Here

Master IBM’s Breakthrough DAD Process Framework for Succeeding with Agile in Large, Complex, Mission-Critical IT Projects It is widely recognized that moving from traditional to agile approaches to build software solutions is a critical source of competitive advantage. Mainstream agile approaches that are indeed suitable for small projects require significant tailoring for larger, complex enterprise projects. In Disciplined Agile Delivery, Scott W. Ambler and Mark Lines introduce IBM’s breakthrough Disciplined Agile Delivery (DAD) process framework, which describes how to do this tailoring. DAD applies a more disciplined approach to agile development by acknowledging and dealing with the realities and complexities of a portfolio of interdependent program initiatives. Ambler and Lines show how to extend Scrum with supplementary agile and lean strategies from Agile Modeling (AM), Extreme Programming (XP), Kanban, Unified Process (UP), and other proven methods to provide a hybrid approach that is adaptable to your organization’s unique needs. They candidly describe what practices work best, why they work, what the trade-offs are, and when to consider alternatives, all within the context of your situation. Disciplined Agile Delivery addresses agile practices across the entire lifecycle, from requirements, architecture, and development to delivery and governance. The authors show how these best-practice techniques fit together in an end-to-end process for successfully delivering large, complex systems--from project initiation through delivery. Coverage includes Scaling agile for mission-critical enterprise endeavors Avoiding mistakes that drive poorly run agile projects to chaos Effectively initiating an agile project Transitioning as an individual to agile Incrementally building consumable solutions Deploying agile solutions into complex production environments Leveraging DevOps, architecture, and other enterprise disciplines Adapting your governance strategy for agile projects Based on facts, research, and extensive experience, this book will be an indispensable resource for every enterprise software leader and practitioner--whether they’re seeking to optimize their existing agile/Scrum process or improve the agility of an iterative process.



Project Management for Construction

Project Management for Construction Author Chris Hendrickson
ISBN-10 9780137312665
Release 1989-01-01
Pages 537
Download Link Click Here

Project Management for Construction has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Project Management for Construction also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Project Management for Construction book for free.



The Workforce Engagement Equation

The Workforce Engagement Equation Author Jamison J. Manion
ISBN-10 9781439868096
Release 2012-07-20
Pages 590
Download Link Click Here

The Workforce Engagement Equation is for the hands-on leaders engaged in the frontline of affecting change—those who bear the scars of past failed initiatives yet continue to persevere. Describing the science behind the "Art of Managing" process improvement, it will help you bridge the gap between strategy and tactics and allow you to take concrete action to control ongoing operations sustainably. This step-by-step guide lays out the principles, tools, and techniques that have proven effective in leading and managing the "people side" of process improvement. The book demystifies the complexity of organizational change with easy-to-understand explanations, intuitive graphics, and real-world examples. Filled with helpful practical knowledge, such as the Seven Cardinal Sins of Change Leadership, it will help you assess exactly where your organization is along the change continuum and what actions will help propel your organization to higher levels of organizational effectiveness. Presents methods that can be applied in any organization and situation Supplies guidance on how to build systems and implement performance metrics Offers solutions to real-world problems Integrates powerful concepts from multiple disciplines Aiding your ability to select and apply effective management and leadership techniques that will work best in your situation, The Workforce Engagement Equation provides you with the tools to make a difference in the performance of your organization and the engagement of your workforce. To help you construct your own organizational vessel and navigate the murky waters of organizational change, the text includes a CD with each assessment, form, template, and example project plan contained in the book.



The Power of Project Leadership

The Power of Project Leadership Author Susanne Madsen
ISBN-10 9780749472351
Release 2015-01-03
Pages 288
Download Link Click Here

In today's 'more for less' culture, the expectations of project management and delivery are no longer limited to budgets, schedules and quality. For projects to make an impact and have lasting value, the project manager must be able to strategize, innovate, motivate, empower and collaborate - in other words, project managers must learn how to lead. The Power of Project Leadership helps you transform into an effective project leader by shifting your managerial mindset into one of inspiration, motivation and influence. The book describes what good project leadership looks like and explains how to make the transition using concrete tools and strategies. With underlying theories to help the reader understand how teams and individuals are motivated, it ensures that project managers lead with vision, continuously improve and innovate, work with intent, empower the team, get closer to stakeholders, remain authentic and establish a solid foundation for their projects. The book has a practical and engaging approach and draws on over 25 interviews with leading experts who have made the transition from project managers to project leaders. These experts come from a variety of sectors and companies; including Expedia, British Gas, Standard Bank, Verizon Enterprise Solutions, Liquid Planner, and the UK Government.



Don t Park Your Brain Outside

Don t Park Your Brain Outside Author Francis T. Hartman
ISBN-10 1880410486
Release 2000
Pages 407
Download Link Click Here

SMART projects are strategically managed, aligned, regenerative, and transitional. Hartman examines projects from a stakeholder perspective and with a manager's eye toward keeping stakeholders healthy and happy.



Models at Work

Models at Work Author J. Farid
ISBN-10 9781137371645
Release 2013-12-06
Pages 613
Download Link Click Here

This book provides a much needed 'middle ground' for risk practitioners who need an in-depth understanding of risk management without excessive formulae or theory. Written to appeal to a broad but financially-minded audience, it provides coverage of risk management and the frameworks commonly applied in the financial services industry.



Project Management the Agile Way Second Edition

Project Management the Agile Way  Second Edition Author John C. Goodpasture
ISBN-10 9781604271157
Release 2015-11-01
Pages 392
Download Link Click Here

“…a well written and content rich book. From a teacher's perspective, using this book in an advanced project management seminar challenges students to understand the application of these concepts.” —Alexander Walton, PMP, IT consultant to the University of California at Berkeley Widely acclaimed as one of the top agile books in its first edition, Project Management the Agile Way has now been updated and redesigned by popular demand. This second edition is in a modular format to facilitate training and advanced course instruction, and provides new coverage of agile, such as hybrid agile methods, the latest public sector practices, and a chapter dedicated to transitioning to agile. It discusses the “grand bargain” between project management and business; the shift in dominance from plans to product and from input to output; and introduces new concepts such as return on benefit. Experienced practitioners and students that want to learn how to make agile work effectively in the enterprise should read this book. Individuals preparing for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®examination, and training providers developing courses, will find this second edition quite helpful.