Value-Driven Project Management

Author: Harold Kerzner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 450

In the traditional view of project management, if a project manager completed a project and had adhered to the triple constraints of time, cost, and performance, the project was considered a success. Today, in the eyes of the customer and the parent or sponsoring company, if a completed project did not deliver its anticipated value, it would be seen as a failure. Today's changing economic climate, marked by an increasingly competitive global environment, is driving project managers to become more business oriented. Projects must now be viewed from a strategic perspective within the context of a business or enterprise that needs to provide value to both the customer and the organization itself. As a result, project managers are now required to possess the skills to complete a project within certain specifications, and also know how to create and deliver value. Responding to the needs of today's project managers, Value-Driven Project Management begins by changing the paradigm of project management. Rather than judge the success of a project from the perspectives of time, budget, and quality, the authors demonstrate why success is only achieved when planned business values are met, including: Internal value Financial value Future value Customer-related value The authors also offer best practices that allow you and your organization to create additional value in efficiency, customer satisfaction, and enhanced products and services. Finally, the book helps you incorporate value into clearly defined business objectives and "sell" the value-driven process to executives. Throughout the book, helpful illustrations clarify complex concepts and processes. Assigning valuable resources to projects that don't provide some tangible form of value to the organization and to the client is poor management and poor decision-making. On the other hand, selecting and implementing projects that will deliver value and an acceptable return on investment is effective management and decision-making, but is very challenging, especially when a project may not provide its target value for years to come. With Value-Driven Project Management in hand, you'll discover the tools you need to ensure that projects deliver true value upon their completion.

Value-Driven Project Management

Author: Harold Kerzner

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 568

In the traditional view of project management, if a project manager completed a project and had adhered to the triple constraints of time, cost, and performance, the project was considered a success. Today, in the eyes of the customer and the parent or sponsoring company, if a completed project did not deliver its anticipated value, it would be seen as a failure. Today's changing economic climate, marked by an increasingly competitive global environment, is driving project managers to become more business oriented. Projects must now be viewed from a strategic perspective within the context of a business or enterprise that needs to provide value to both the customer and the organization itself. As a result, project managers are now required to possess the skills to complete a project within certain specifications, and also know how to create and deliver value. Responding to the needs of today's project managers, Value-Driven Project Management begins by changing the paradigm of project management. Rather than judge the success of a project from the perspectives of time, budget, and quality, the authors demonstrate why success is only achieved when planned business values are met, including: Internal value Financial value Future value Customer-related value The authors also offer best practices that allow you and your organization to create additional value in efficiency, customer satisfaction, and enhanced products and services. Finally, the book helps you incorporate value into clearly defined business objectives and "sell" the value-driven process to executives. Throughout the book, helpful illustrations clarify complex concepts and processes. Assigning valuable resources to projects that don't provide some tangible form of value to the organization and to the client is poor management and poor decision-making. On the other hand, selecting and implementing projects that will deliver value and an acceptable return on investment is effective management and decision-making, but is very challenging, especially when a project may not provide its target value for years to come. With Value-Driven Project Management in hand, you'll discover the tools you need to ensure that projects deliver true value upon their completion.

The Agile Pmo - Leading the Effective, Value Driven, Project Mana

Author: Michael Nir

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 162

View: 727

Agile Project Management, PMO, Powerful Advice - An Amazon BestsellerThe Revealed Secrets of the Shocking Truths about Global PMO Colossal Failures and how to Work around them.** Uncovered Truths How to avoid a tactical PMO - in which MBA graduates fill the role of secretaries - I know you are asking now - how can it be possible that companies pay 100K $ salaries for administrative work, aren't you? - Read the book and know the answer** What are the signs of a process obsessed PMO - in which the project managers are cringing under the whip of the PMO and how to set them free!** Limited Vision When the PMO is in love with the lavish tools - and promotes death by SharePoint - what do you do?** The Ultimate Program Life Cycle inflicting PMO - do you know how to recognize it and provide REAL VALUEAgile Project Management, The Agile PMOProvides answers NOW to all these challenging questions. You will learn to recognize and avoid the PMO trapsResearch has proven that most PMOs will be disbanded and flushed away in two years after rollout - make sure yours doesn't** This book provides you with the breakthrough professional knowledge to grow your PMO Immediately. This book is the Surefire method to pioneer the value driven efforts in the organization.**Proven and Tested Advice from a ProfessionalAgile Project Management, The Agile PMO** Join me in this journey to making your emerging PMO not only endure but also lead project and portfolio growth and be value driven:** The PMO is a mediating function it enables visibility where there is none, unity where there is disparity, transparency where there is ambiguity, and global breakthrough where there is only local analysis.** Over the years I have seen too many PMOs blunder and fail due to various misconceptions in the roll out and implementation. The main cause is that PMOs do not learn how to create true and substantial value for stakeholders from the portfolio perspective, and hence lose budgeting and are terminated** in this proven guide I will provide practical guidelines with the assistance of a case study on how to create and increase value of a PMO in an ever changing environment.** Ultimately, after reading this guide you'll know what to do, in order to successfully and reliably lead your Agile PMO.******* Agile Project Management, The Agile PMO is for a limited time at a discounted - under-priced level - popular demand is increasing Don't wait, enjoy this price and read now.*********"I have read many books about PMOs and have seen many implementations, most of them failed. I offer my perspective on how to create a long-lasting value driven PMO. The organizations that follow these guidelines benefit from extraordinary results in project completion, in benefits received, and customer satisfaction and in low employee attrition." M. Nir, PMP, M.Sc. I&E, President, Sapir Consulting**** **** **** ****Exclusive and Genuine Concepts - What is your value from Best business: The Agile PMO* Alignment with Business - ensuring Value over process* Launching a PMO that is Lean and Mean* Simple tools for enabling value quickly* Presented in an easy to follow case study!* Discussed from a multi-perspective view!* Integrated to allow you simple roll out across a portfolio!Praise for PMO Leadership - Avoid Classical Pitfalls How to Create a Value Driven Best business Office:Covering all perspectives of a PMO- This guide promotes a hands-on approach to the installation of a PMO in a company. It illustrates nicely what are the benefits of the different types of PMO and what are their possible responsibilities.Ralf Friedrich, President, Coaching Center Dieburg, GeProSHURRY - to get your copy of Agile Project Management, The Agile PMO, Scroll up and Click the buy button now!! 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

The Agile Pmo

Leading the Effective, Value Driven, Project Management Office

Author: Michael Nir

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 162

View: 460

Agile Project Management, PMO, Powerful Advice - An Amazon BestsellerThe Revealed Secrets of the Shocking Truths about Global PMO Colossal Failures and how to Work around them.** Uncovered Truths How to avoid a tactical PMO - in which MBA graduates fill the role of secretaries - I know you are asking now - how can it be possible that companies pay 100K $ salaries for administrative work, aren't you? - Read the book and know the answer** What are the signs of a process obsessed PMO - in which the project managers are cringing under the whip of the PMO and how to set them free!** Limited Vision When the PMO is in love with the lavish tools - and promotes death by SharePoint - what do you do?** The Ultimate Program Life Cycle inflicting PMO - do you know how to recognize it and provide REAL VALUEAgile Project Management, The Agile PMOProvides answers NOW to all these challenging questions. You will learn to recognize and avoid the PMO trapsResearch has proven that most PMOs will be disbanded and flushed away in two years after rollout - make sure yours doesn't** This book provides you with the breakthrough professional knowledge to grow your PMO Immediately. This book is the Surefire method to pioneer the value driven efforts in the organization.**Proven and Tested Advice from a ProfessionalAgile Project Management, The Agile PMO** Join me in this journey to making your emerging PMO not only endure but also lead project and portfolio growth and be value driven:** The PMO is a mediating function it enables visibility where there is none, unity where there is disparity, transparency where there is ambiguity, and global breakthrough where there is only local analysis.** Over the years I have seen too many PMOs blunder and fail due to various misconceptions in the roll out and implementation. The main cause is that PMOs do not learn how to create true and substantial value for stakeholders from the portfolio perspective, and hence lose budgeting and are terminated** in this proven guide I will provide practical guidelines with the assistance of a case study on how to create and increase value of a PMO in an ever changing environment.** Ultimately, after reading this guide you'll know what to do, in order to successfully and reliably lead your Agile PMO.******* Agile Project Management, The Agile PMO is for a limited time at a discounted - under-priced level - popular demand is increasing Don't wait, enjoy this price and read now.*********"I have read many books about PMOs and have seen many implementations, most of them failed. I offer my perspective on how to create a long-lasting value driven PMO. The organizations that follow these guidelines benefit from extraordinary results in project completion, in benefits received, and customer satisfaction and in low employee attrition." M. Nir, PMP, M.Sc. I&E, President, Sapir Consulting**** **** **** ****Exclusive and Genuine Concepts - What is your value from Best business: The Agile PMO* Alignment with Business - ensuring Value over process* Launching a PMO that is Lean and Mean* Simple tools for enabling value quickly* Presented in an easy to follow case study!* Discussed from a multi-perspective view!* Integrated to allow you simple roll out across a portfolio!Praise for PMO Leadership - Avoid Classical Pitfalls How to Create a Value Driven Best business Office:Covering all perspectives of a PMO- This guide promotes a hands-on approach to the installation of a PMO in a company. It illustrates nicely what are the benefits of the different types of PMO and what are their possible responsibilities.Ralf Friedrich, President, Coaching Center Dieburg, GeProSHURRY - to get your copy of Agile Project Management, The Agile PMO, Scroll up and Click the buy button now!! 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

Agile Analytics

A Value-driven Approach to Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing

Author: Ken Collier

Publisher: Addison-Wesley

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 329

View: 831

Using Agile methods, you can bring far greater innovation, value, and quality to any data warehousing (DW), business intelligence (BI), or analytics project. However, conventional Agile methods must be carefully adapted to address the unique characteristics of DW/BI projects. In Agile Analytics, Agile pioneer Ken Collier shows how to do just that. Collier introduces platform-agnostic Agile solutions for integrating infrastructures consisting of diverse operational, legacy, and specialty systems that mix commercial and custom code. Using working examples, he shows how to manage analytics development teams with widely diverse skill sets and how to support enormous and fast-growing data volumes. Collier's techniques offer optimal value whether your projects involve "back-end" data management, "front-end" business analysis, or both. Part I focuses on Agile project management techniques and delivery team coordination, introducing core practices that shape the way your Agile DW/BI project community can collaborate toward success Part II presents technical methods for enabling continuous delivery of business value at production-quality levels, including evolving superior designs; test-driven DW development; version control; and project automation Collier brings together proven solutions you can apply right now--whether you're an IT decision-maker, data warehouse professional, database administrator, business intelligence specialist, or database developer. With his help, you can mitigate project risk, improve business alignment, achieve better results--and have fun along the way.

Project Management Best Practices: Achieving Global Excellence

Author: Harold Kerzner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 784

View: 546

The comprehensive guide to project management implementation, updated with the latest in the field Project management has spread beyond the IT world to become a critical part of business in every sphere; built on efficiency, analysis, and codified practice, professional project management leads to the sort of reproducible results and reliable processes that make a business successful. Project Management Best Practices provides implementation guidance for every phase of a project, based on the real-world methodologies from leading companies around the globe. Updated to align with the industry’s latest best practices, this new Fourth Edition includes new discussion on Agile and Scrum, tradeoffs and constraints, Portfolio PMO tools, and much more. Get up-to-date information on the latest best practices that add value at every level of an organization Gain insight from more than 50 project managers at world-class organizations including Airbus, Heineken, RTA, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sony, Cisco, Nokia, and more Delve deeper into implementation guidance for Agile, Scrum, and Six Sigma Explore more efficient methodologies, training, measurement, and metrics that boost organization-wide performance Adopt new approaches to culture and behavioral excellence, including conflict resolution, situational leadership, proactive management, staffing, and more Ideal for both college and corporate training, this book is accompanied by an Instructor’s Manual and PowerPoint lecture slides that bring project management concepts right into the classroom. As the field continues to grow and evolve, it becomes increasingly important to stay current with new and established practices; this book provides comprehensive guidance on every aspect of project management, with invaluable real-world insight from leaders in the field.

Value-Driven IT Management

Author: Iain Aitken

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 795

Value-Driven IT Management explains how huge sums are wasted by companies (and governments) on poorly aligned, poorly justified and poorly managed IT projects based on 'wishful thinking' cost and benefit assumptions and that even 'successful' projects rarely seem to realise the benefits promised. The author contends that the root cause of the disappointment and disillusion often found in senior management with the value extracted from its IT investments is a complacent corporate culture that can actually foster uncommercial behaviours in both users and internal suppliers of IT solutions. The author sets out a detailed, pragmatic framework for commercialising the internal IT Function and measuring its value to the business. This is not to be achieved by deploying conventional IT best practices or by making the IT Function look like an external service provider. Instead the author proposes that the IT Function should transform its value to the business by embracing a small set of best value practices that will engender more commercial behaviours in both IT staff and users and will focus the IT Function's energies on delivering successful business outcomes that will win the respect of senior management.

Project Management 2.0

Leveraging Tools, Distributed Collaboration, and Metrics for Project Success

Author: Harold Kerzner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 336

View: 577

Get connected and improve outcomes with a more modern approachto project management Project Management 2.0 tackles the new emerging approachand toolset for practicing project management in a virtual world.Author Harold Kerzner is recognized as the thought leader inproject management, and in this book, he shows how PM 2.0 offersbetter outcomes with a focus on new tools, better governance,improved collaboration, and more meaningful reporting using KPIs,metrics, and dashboards. This full color guide explores the impactPM 2.0 changes are having on organizations around the world, andprovides a detailed comparison with PM 1.0 to help practitionersadopt new techniques and tools to use within their existing projectmanagement approach. At its core, PM 2.0 recognizes that a new generation of workersgrew up in a Web 2.0 world of web-based project management toolsthat allow virtual or distributed teams to work together much moreclosely than in the past. Advances in technology and informationflow have shown that traditional project management techniques areineffective for many of today's projects. This book offers analternative with PM 2.0, an updated approach that aligns moreclosely with the modern workflow. Discover the new project management tools that are changing theworkflow Learn how to improve collaboration with stakeholders Explore new ideas and processes for better projectgovernance Achieve more meaningful information reporting with traditionaltools Project management is an integral component of successfulbusiness operations. With today's technology, teams are no longerlimited by distance or time zones – so why are they beingmanaged with approaches that are? This book provides a frameworkmore relevant to the way people work today. For the project managerlooking to increase efficiency and improve outcomes, ProjectManagement 2.0 provides the information and tools that can makeit happen.

EDGE

Value-Driven Digital Transformation

Author: Jim Highsmith

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 256

View: 339

EDGE: The Agile Operating Model That Will Help You Successfully Execute Your Digital Transformation “[The authors’] passion for technology allows them to recognize that for most enterprises in the 21st century, technology is THE business. This is what really separates the EDGE approach. It is a comprehensive operating model with technology at its core.” —From the Foreword by Heidi Musser, Executive Vice President and Principal Consultant, Leading Agile; retired, Vice President and CIO, USAA Maximum innovation happens at the edge of chaos: the messy, risky, and uncertain threshold between randomness and structure. Operating there is uncomfortable but it’s where organizations “invent the future.” EDGE is a set of fast, iterative, adaptive, lightweight, and value-driven tools to achieve digital transformation, and EDGE: Value-Driven Digital Transformation is your guide to using this operating model for innovation. Jim Highsmith is one of the world’s leading agile pioneers and a coauthor of the Agile Manifesto. He, Linda Luu, and David Robinson know from their vast in-the-trenches experience that sustainable digital transformation requires far more than adopting isolated agile practices or conventional portfolio management. This hard, indispensable work involves changing culture and mindset, and going beyond transforming the IT department. EDGE embraces an adaptive mindset in the face of market uncertainty, a visible, value-centered portfolio approach that encourages continual value linkages from vision to detailed initiatives, incremental funding that shifts as strategies evolve, collaborative decision-making, and better risk mitigation. This guide shows leaders how to use the breakthrough EDGE approach to go beyond incremental improvement in a world of exponential opportunities. Build an organization that adapts fast enough to thrive Clear away unnecessary governance processes, obsolete “command and control” leadership approaches, and slow budgeting/planning cycles Improve collaboration when major, fast-paced responses are necessary Continually optimize investment allocation and monitoring based on your vision and goals Register your product for convenient access to downloads, updates, and/or corrections as they become available. See inside book for details.

Business Driven Project Portfolio Management

Conquering the Top 10 Risks That Threaten Success

Author: Mark Price Perry

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 917

Business Driven Project Portfolio Management covers the top 10 risks that threaten project portfolio management success and offers practical alternatives to help ensure achievement of desired results. Written from a business perspective, it contains the executive insights, management strategy, tactics, processes and architecture needed for the successful implementation, ongoing management, and continual improvement of project portfolio management (PPM) in any organization. Key Features: --Presents actionable tools, techniques and solutions to the top 10 PPM risks and execution difficulties that most organizations and program management offices (PMOs) face --Includes real case examples that organizations and PMOs of all shapes and sizes seeking to effectively management project portfolios will find beneficial --Shares insightful and practical advice from executives of leading PPM providers, coupled with the wisdom of highly experienced operational executives who manage PMOs, use PPM applications, and are responsible for PPM success --WAV offers downloadable PPM-related episodes of The PMO Podcast™, an executive overview presentation of the book's content, solutions to end-of-chapter questions for professors, and 100 practical tips for implementing PPM within your organization — available from the Web Added Value™ Download Resource Center at www.jrosspub.com

Project Management Absolute Beginner's Guide

Author: Greg Horine

Publisher: Que Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 893

Succeed as a project manager, even if you’ve never run a project before! This book is the fastest way to master every project management task, from upfront budgeting and scheduling through execution, managing teams through closing projects, and learning from experience. Updated for the latest web-based project management tools and the newest version of PMP certification, this book will show you exactly how to get the job done, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. Project management has never, ever been this simple! Who knew how simple Project Management could be? This is today’s best beginner’s guide to modern project management… simple, practical instructions for succeeding with every task you’ll need to perform! Here’s a small sample of what you’ll learn: • Master the key skills and qualities every project manager needs • Lead projects, don’t just “manage” them • Avoid 15 most common mistakes new project managers make • Learn from troubled, successful, and “recovered” projects • Set the stage for success by effectively defining your project • Build a usable project plan and an accurate work breakdown structure (WBS) • Create budgets and schedules that help you manage risk • Use powerful control and reporting techniques, including earned value management • Smoothly manage project changes, issues, risks, deliverables, and quality • Manage project communications and stakeholder expectations • Organize and lead high-performance project teams • Manage cross-functional, cross-cultural, and virtual projects • Work successfully with vendors and Project Management Offices • Make the most of Microsoft Project and new web-based alternatives • Get started with agile and “critical chain” project management

The Software Project Manager's Bridge to Agility

Author: Michele Sliger

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 920

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

Reconstructing Project Management

Author: Peter W. G. Morris

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 344

View: 224

This hugely informative and wide-ranging analysis on the management of projects, past, present and future, is written both for practitioners and scholars. Beginning with a history of the discipline’s development, Reconstructing Project Management provides an extensive commentary on its practices and theoretical underpinnings, and concludes with proposals to improve its relevancy and value. Written not without a hint of attitude, this is by no means simply another project management textbook. The thesis of the book is that ‘it all depends on how you define the subject’; that much of our present thinking about project management as traditionally defined is sometimes boring, conceptually weak, and of limited application, whereas in reality it can be exciting, challenging and enormously important. The book draws on leading scholarship and case studies to explore this thesis. The book is divided into three major parts. Following an Introduction setting the scene, Part 1 covers the origins of modern project management – how the discipline has come to be what it is typically said to be; how it has been constructed – and the limitations of this traditional model. Part 2 presents an enlarged view of the discipline and then deconstructs this into its principal elements. Part 3 then reconstructs these elements to address the challenges facing society, and the implications for the discipline, in the years ahead. A final section reprises the sweep of the discipline’s development and summarises the principal insights from the book. This thoughtful commentary on project (and program, and portfolio) management as it has developed and has been practiced over the last 60-plus years, and as it may be over the next 20 to 40, draws on examples from many industry sectors around the world. It is a seminal work, required reading for everyone interested in projects and their management.

Managing Complex Projects

Author: International Institute for Learning

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 416

View: 219

The application of project management techniques is considered standard practice in today's business environment. What is not widely known is that the learning gap separating good project management from exceptional project management is not as great as one might think—yet, the difference in the return on value can be quite significant. Many factors determine how projects are approached, such as rapid shifts in technology, a fluctuating market, changes in a business's organizational structure, and politics. As these forces add to a project's complexity and duration, project managers must develop strategies that allow them to think outside the box and create new on-the-go methodologies. Managing Complex Projects delivers the tools necessary to take on an unpredictable economy with an adaptable battle plan proven to meet the differing needs of an ever-expanding set of partners and stakeholders involved in a project. This book shows how to solve some of the issues facing today's project manager, including: Dealing with multiple virtual teams located around the world Working with partners and stakeholders that may have limited project management tools and experience Adjusting to long-term projects in which the stakeholders may change Managing projects where stated goals and objectives differ among stakeholders This book shows how companies such as IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, and Siemens are exploring new avenues to aid them in taking on complex projects by combining "hard" skills, such as risk management and scheduling, with "soft" skills that focus on interpersonal communication. Managing Complex Projects serves as a lifesaver for time-crunched project managers looking for new ways to maximize their efforts.

Effective Project Management

Traditional, Agile, Extreme

Author: Robert K. Wysocki

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Computers

Page: 768

View: 361

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.)

Innovation Project Management

Methods, Case Studies, and Tools for Managing Innovation Projects

Author: Harold Kerzner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

View: 317

Actionable tools, processes and metrics for successfully managing innovation projects Conventional project management methods are oftentimes insufficient for managing innovation projects. Innovation is lost under the pre-determined scope and forecasted environments of traditional project management. There is tremendous pressure on organizations to innovate, and the project managers responsible for managing these innovation projects do not have the training or tools to do their jobs effectively. Innovation Project Management provides the tools, insights, and metrics needed to successfully manage innovation projects—helping readers identify problems in their organization, conceive elegant solutions, and, when necessary, promote changes to their organizational culture. There are several kinds of innovation—ranging from incremental changes to existing products to wholly original processes that emerge from market-disrupting new technology—that possess different characteristics and often require different tools. Best-selling author and project management expert Harold Kerzner integrates innovation, project management, and strategic planning to offer students and practicing professionals the essential tools and processes to analyze innovation from all sides. Innovation Project Management deconstructs traditional project management methods and explains why and how innovation projects should be managed differently. This invaluable resource: Provides practical advice and actionable tools for effectively managing innovation projects Offers value-based project management metrics and guidance on how to establish a metrics management program Shares exclusive insights from project managers at world-class organizations such as Airbus, Boeing, Hitachi, IBM, and Siemens on how they manage innovation projects Explores a variety of types of innovation including co-creation, value-driven, agile, open versus closed, and more Instructors have access to PowerPoint lecture slides by chapter through the book’s companion website Innovation Project Management: Methods, Case Studies, and Tools for Managing Innovation Projects is an essential text for professional project managers, corporate managers, innovation team members, as well as students in project management, innovation and entrepreneurship programs.

Project Management and Leadership Challenges, Volume IV

Agility in Project Management and Collaboration

Author: M. Aslam Mirza

Publisher: Business Expert Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 142

View: 793

Learn how an “Agile” approach to project management blends older traditional ideas and newer discoveries to create innovative products and services. Agility in project management is the power to move quickly and easily and the ability to think fast and draw swift conclusions. Essentially, it is a value-driven approach that allows project managers to deliver high-priority and high-quality work on projects of a highly uncertain and complex nature. This book provides and understanding of Lean project management methods that are effective for complex projects impacted by cost and resource limitations. The author presents discussions on collaboration, which is a mindset that needs to be developed with training along with creating an environment at the workplace conducive to high performance. Collaboration is a soft skill that needs to be learned by every team member to create a collaborative culture. Readers will learn how to create collaborative leadership aimed at engaging teams and groups outside formal control for trust and innovation and inspiring them toward common goals.

Strategic Project Management Transformation

Delivering Maximum ROI & Sustainable Business Value

Author: Marc Resch

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 264

View: 378

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.

Achieving Business Value from Technology

A Practical Guide for Today's Executive

Author: Tony Murphy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

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PRAISE FOR ACHIEVING BUSINESS VALUE FROMTECHNOLOGY "Clearly, IT investments have never before played such a criticalpart in business growth. The book addresses the weakness existingin most management systems involving the lack of a systematicprocess to realize the economic benefits of the IT investment andprovides a clear A-Z methodology for business to bridge this gap.This book is clearly written for all levels and backgrounds inbusiness management and is a must-do for those whose businessinvolves IT, is considering IT, or would like to significantlytailor IT investments for their economic advantage." —Professor Richard P. Wool, University of Delaware, Presidentand CEO, Cara Plastics Inc. "Tony Murphy addresses the difficult question of the value of ITinvestments head on. He translates an elegant theory into effectivepractice. The case studies in the book effectively reinforce hiskey messages." —Dr. Dermot Moynihan, Senior Vice President, World WideChemical Development, GlaxoSmithKline "This book is the answer to most CIOs' need for awell-structured, pragmatic, and easily implemented set of tools andpractices designed to answer the universal problem of managing andmeasuring IT's contribution to the business. Tony Murphy's uniqueblend of practical experience, industry best practice, andexcellent communication skills provides the reader with avaluable-and highly readable-guide on how best to achieve thatelusive objective of reliably realizing the business benefits of ITinvestments." —Michael Rice, oup Director of IT, Kerry Group plc "At Oxfam we are one year into a three-year IT strategy based onthe principles Tony Murphy lays out in this book, and there is areal, positive difference in how IT is perceived, and in its realstrategic position within the organization. If you have everwondered just how you can gain strategic alignment for your ITfunction, and then how to make the practical link to IT investmentfor the organization, Tony has provided a framework that joins themboth." —Simon Jennings, Head of Information Systems, Oxfam GB