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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
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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
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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 9781409458821
Release 2012-09-28
Pages 220
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Based on practical applications of Program Management in different countries, as well as the leading standards, this book reflects the most recent developments in the area. It offers an understanding of program management's connection to business strategy and value realisation, beyond multiple-project management. Additionally it emphasizes the need for program specific processes, based on an iterative life cycle and the management of multiple stakeholders and their expected benefits. The book is grounded in a robust theoretical framework, complemented by a number of case studies.

Manage Your Project Portfolio

Manage Your Project Portfolio Author Johanna Rothman
ISBN-10 9781680503906
Release 2016-08-01
Pages 242
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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 Essential Guide to Facilitating Project Management Workshops

The Essential Guide to Facilitating Project Management Workshops Author Lynda Carter
ISBN-10 0990354938
Release 2017-09-09
Pages 164
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This book provides step-by-step directions in preparing for and leading collaborative planning events that result in a shared vision of project success and the project approach.

Effective PM and BA Role Collaboration

Effective PM and BA Role Collaboration Author Ori Schibi
ISBN-10 9781604271133
Release 2015-10-13
Pages 368
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“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

Project Management Methodology

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

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
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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
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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.

Agile Estimating and Planning

Agile Estimating and Planning Author Mike Cohn
ISBN-10 0131479415
Release 2006
Pages 330
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Goes beyond the strategy of just enough planning and estimating, and shows readers how to make agile practices truly work organizationally.

Customer Centric Project Management

Customer Centric Project Management Author Mr Phil Peplow
ISBN-10 9781409483793
Release 2012-11-01
Pages 140
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There has been a sea-change in the focus of organizations - whether private or public - away from a traditional product- or service-centricity towards customer-centricity and projects are just as much a part of that change. Projects must deliver value; projects must involve stakeholders, and Elizabeth Harrin and Phil Peplow demonstrate convincingly that stakeholders are the ones who get to decide what ‘value’ actually means. Customer-Centric Project Management is a short guide explaining what customer-centricity means in terms of how you work and its importance for project performance; using tools and processes to guide customer-centric thinking will help you see the results of engagement and demonstrate how things can improve, even on difficult projects. The text provides a straightforward implementation guide to moving your own business to a customer-centric way of working, using a model called Exceed and provides some guidance for ensuring that customer-centricity is sustainable and supported in the organization. This is a practical, rigorous and well-researched text. It draws on established models and uses the example of project implementation in a healthcare environment to demonstrate the impact of this significant way of thinking about value. The authors can’t guarantee that the Exceed process will radically improve project success rates, and no process can. Adopting a customer-centric mindset and using the Exceed process to measure and monitor customer satisfaction will, however, help you move towards working with happier, more engaged stakeholders.

Mastering Software Project Management

Mastering Software Project Management Author Murali Chemuturi
ISBN-10 9781604270341
Release 2010-07-15
Pages 408
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Project management software.

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

Don t Park Your Brain Outside

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

Project Management for Construction

Project Management for Construction Author Chris Hendrickson
ISBN-10 9780137312665
Release 1989-01-01
Pages 537
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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.

PMI ACP Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner Exam Study Guide

PMI ACP Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner Exam Study Guide Author J. Ashley Hunt
ISBN-10 9781119434634
Release 2018-01-22
Pages 408
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The ultimate study package for the new PMI-ACP exam The PMI-ACP Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner Exam Study Guide is an all-in-one package for comprehensive exam preparation. This up-to-date guide is fully aligned with the latest version of the exam, featuring coverage of 100 percent of the exam domains. Expanded coverage of AGILE includes the basic principles, value-driven delivery, stakeholder engagement, team performance, adaptive planning, problem detection and resolution, and continuous improvement to align with the A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® 6th Edition) and its increased emphasis on agile, adaptive and iterative practices. In-depth discussion merges with hands-on exercises and real-world scenarios to provide a well-rounded review of essential exam concepts, while the online learning center provides an assessment test, chapter tests, a practice exam, and study aids to help you ensure complete preparation for the big day. Master 100 percent of the exam objectives, including expanded AGILE coverage Reinforce critical concepts with hands-on practice and real-world scenarios Test your knowledge with challenging chapter review questions One year of FREE access to the Sybex online test bank featuring practice tests, flashcards, a glossary, and more Project management is one of the most in-demand skills in today's job market, making more and more employers turn to AGILE methodologies to enhance delivery and results. The PMI-ACP certification shows employers that you have demonstrated mastery of essential project management skills and a practical understanding of adaptive, iterative processes; this validation puts you among the ranks of qualified project management professionals employers are desperately seeking, and the PMI-ACP Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner Exam Study Guide is your one-stop resource for exam success.

Profitability with No Boundaries

Profitability with No Boundaries Author Reza M. Pirasteh
ISBN-10 9780873897952
Release 2010-01-01
Pages 353
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Profitability with No Boundaries has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Profitability with No Boundaries also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Profitability with No Boundaries book for free.