Advanced Project Management

Author: Harold Kerzner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471472840
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Authoritative strategies for implementing project management Senior managers at world-class corporations open their office doors to discuss case studies that demonstrate their thought processes and actual strategies that helped them lead their companies to excellence in project management in less than six years! Following the Project Management Institute’s Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®), industry leaders address: Project risk management Project portfolio management The Project Office Project management multinational cultures Integrated project teams and virtual project teams

Project Management Best Practices Achieving Global Excellence

Author: Harold Kerzner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119470773
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Project Management Best Practices

Author: Kerzner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
ISBN: 9781118004142
Format: PDF, ePub
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Best practices in the global market for successful project management Project Management Best Practices: Achieving Global Excellence presents unique, firsthand accounts of how corporations around the world incorporate project management into their strategic business operations. This book is the global-perspective follow-up to Kerzner's bestselling Advanced Project Management: Best Practices on Implementation, Second Edition (0-471-47284-0). Senior management from more than fifty global Fortune 500 companies-such as Computer Associates, Motorola, Johnson Controls, Nortel, Satyam, and Infosys-present their best practices in project management, including new and previously unpublished material. These industry leaders offer insight into best practices for: * Project risk management * Project management for multinational cultures and cultural failures * Integrated and virtual project teams Project Management Best Practices: Achieving Global Excellence is a must-have resource for competitive corporate managers, project and team managers, engineers, project team members, and business consultants in today's global market.

Advanced Project Management

Author: F. L. Harrison
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780566078224
Format: PDF, Mobi
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When Advanced Project Management first appeared in 1981 it quickly acquired a reputation for excellence on both sides of the Atlantic as a book that successfully bridges the gap between introductory texts on project management and specialist works on professional practice. Its aim is twofold: to provide both a guide for managers, engineers, accountants and others involved in project work and a reference for advanced students of project and construction management.This fourth edition of the book has been heavily revised, with substantial new material to reflect the changes in project management in the 10 years since the previous edition. The following topics are either new to the book or have been given greater emphasis:- Project definition and appraisal- Procurement and the supply chain- Concurrent engineering- Cost and management accounting- Quality management- More detailed explanations of critical path analysis, now predominately using the precedence system- Increased treatment of resource scheduling- Planning with multiple calendars- Planning within fixed time constraints, using crashing and fast-tracking methods- Standard networks, modules and templates- Risk management

Implementing Program Management

Author: Ginger Levin
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466597747
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Success in program management requires discipline, complete plans, well-run meetings, accurate record keeping, and adherence to global best practices. Implementing Program Management: Templates and Forms Aligned with the Standard for Program Management, Third Edition (2013) and Other Best Practices provides the templates and guidelines for the plans, forms, agendas, registers, and procedures you will need. Ginger Levin and Allen Green wrote Implementing Program Management Templates and Forms Aligned with the Standard for Program Management – Second Edition (2008) in 2010. Since then it has become the go-to reference for program practitioners, colleges, universities, and those studying for the Program Management Professional (PgMP®) credential from the Project Management Institute (PMI®). Based on PMI’s Standard for Program Management—Third Edition (2013) and other best practices, the updated edition of this bestselling reference provides a program management methodology consisting of reports, forms, templates, and documents. It includes identifiable documents referenced in the latest Standard for Program Management as well as other helpful ones omitted from prior editions. The book deals with the full program management life cycle—program definition, program benefits delivery, and program closure—to support the documentation requirements for your programs. The authors have updated the templates and forms in this book to complement what is included in the Third Edition and to include what they feel are best practices for managing programs. All the templates included in the book can be accessed online and can be easily customized to meet the unique requirements of your organization.

Project Management 10th Edition Harold Ketzner 2009

Author: John Wiley & Sons, Inc
Publisher: Bukupedia
ISBN:
Format: PDF
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Preface Project management has evolved from a management philosophy restricted to a few functional areas and regarded as something nice to have to an enterprise project management system affecting every functional unit of the company. Simply stated, project management has evolved into a business process rather than merely a project management process. More and more companies are now regarding project management as being mandatory for the survival of the firm. Organizations that were opponents of project management are now advocates. Management educators of the past, who preached that project management could not work and would be just another fad, are now staunch supporters. Project management is here to stay. Colleges and universities are now offering graduate degrees in project management. The text discusses the principles of project management. Students who are interested in advanced topics, such as some of the material in Chapters 21 to 24 of this text, may wish to read one of my other texts, Advanced Project Management: Best Practices in Implementation (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2004), and Project Management Best Practices: Achieving Global Excellence (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2006). John Wiley & Sons will also be introducing a five-book series on project management best practices, co-authored by Frank Saladis and Harold Kerzner, to accompany the above two books. This book is addressed not only to those undergraduate and graduate students who wish to improve upon their project management skills but also to those functional managers and upper-level executives who serve as project sponsors and must provide continuous support for projects. During the past several years, management's knowledge and understanding of project management has matured to the point where almost every company is using project management in one form or another. These companies have come to the realization that project management and productivity are related and that we are now managing our business as though it is a series of projects. Project management coursework is now consuming more of training budgets than ever before. General reference is provided in the text to engineers. However, the reader should not consider project management as strictly engineering related. The engineering examples are the result of the fact that project management first appeared in the engineering disciplines, and we should be willing to learn from their mistakes. Project management now resides in every profession, including information systems, health care, consulting, pharmaceutical, banks, and government agencies. The text can be used for both undergraduate and graduate courses in business, information systems, and engineering. The structure of the text is based upon my belief that project management is much more behavioral than quantitative since projects are managed by people rather than tools. The first five chapters are part of the basic core of knowledge necessary to understand project management. Chapters 6 through 8 deal with the support functions of managing your time effectively, conflicts, and other special topics. Chapters 9 and 10 describe factors for predicting success and management support. It may seem strange that 10 chapters on organizational behavior and structuring are needed prior to the “hard-core” chapters of planning, scheduling, and controlling. These first 10 chapters are needed to understand the cultural environment for all projects and systems. These chapters are necessary for the reader to understand the difficulties in achieving cross-functional cooperation on projects where team members are working on multiple projects concurrently and why the people involved, all of whom may have different backgrounds, cannot simply be forged into a cohesive work unit without friction. Chapters 11 through 20 are more of the quantitative chapters on planning, scheduling, cost control, estimating, procurement, and quality. Chapters 21 through 24 are advanced topics and future trends. Chapter 25 is a capstone case study that can be related to almost all of the chapters in the text. The changes that were made in the 10th edition include: ● A chapter on the business of scope changes ● A chapter on managing crises projects ● A chapter on the Iridium Project, which serves as a capstone case ● An appendix on using the book to study for the PMP® exam ● A section on understanding the collective belief on a project ● A section on the need for an exit champion ● A section on project financing ● A section on managing virtual teams ● A section on rewarding project teams ● A section on the need for an enterprise project management system ● A section on kickoff meeting ● A section on breakthrough projects ● A section on project audits ● A section on managing intellectual property ● A section on the problems associated with project scheduling ● A section on schedule compression myths ● A section on human behavior education ● A section on dysfunctional team behavior ● A section on validating project assumptions ● Existing sections from the 9th edition with expanded information include: the new breed of project manager; additional scheduling problems; a discussion on the difference between active and passive involvement by the sponsor; the need for challenging the decisions of the sponsor; information needed for effective estimating; managing stakeholder expectations; the project war room; power and authority; the management reserve; and Six Sigma. The chapters on risk management and procurement were restructured to be in better alignment with the PMBOK® Guide, 4th edition. The text contains more than 25 case studies, more than 125 multiple choice questions, and nearly 400 discussion questions. In addition, there is a supplemental workbook (Project Management Workbook to Accompany Project Management, tenth edition) that contains more than 600 multiple choice questions, additional case studies, challenging problems, and crossword puzzles. There is also a separate book of cases (Project Management Case Studies, third edition) that provides additional real-world examples. This text, the workbook, and the book of cases are ideal as self-study tools for the Project Management Institute’s PMP® Certification exam. Because of this, there are tables of cross references on each chapter’s opening page in the textbook detailing the sections from the book of cases, the workbook, and the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) that apply to that chapter's content. The left-hand margin of the pages in the text has side bars that identify the cross-listing of the material on that page to the appropriate section(s) of the PMBOK® Guide. At the end of most of the chapters is a section on study tips for the PMP® exam, including more than 125 multiple choice questions. This textbook is currently used in the college market, in the reference market, and for studying for the PMP® Certification exam. Therefore, to satisfy the needs of all markets, a compromise had to be reached on how much of the text would be aligned to the PMBOK® Guide and how much new material would be included without doubling the size of the text. Some colleges and universities use the textbook to teach project management fundamentals without reference to the PMBOK® Guide. The text does not contain all of the material necessary to support each section of the PMBOK® Guide. Therefore, to study for the PMP® Certification exam, the PMBOK® Guide must also be used together with this text. The text covers material for almost all of the PMBOK® Guide knowledge areas but not necessarily in the depth that appears in the PMBOK® Guide. An instructor's manual is available only to college and university faculty members by contacting your local Wiley sales representative or by visiting the Wiley website at www.wiley.com/kerzner. This website includes not only the instructor's manual but also 500 PowerPoint slides that follow the content of the book and help organize and execute classroom instruction and group learning. Access to the instructor’s material can be provided only through John Wiley & Sons Publishers, not the author. One-, two-, and three-day seminars on project management and the PMP® Certification Training using the text are offered by contacting Lori Milhaven, Executive Vice President, the International Institute for Learning, at 800-325- 1533, extension 5121 (email address: [email protected]). The problems and case studies at the ends of the chapters cover a variety of industries. Almost all of the case studies are real-world situations taken from my consulting practice. Feedback from my colleagues who are using the text has provided me with fruitful criticism, most of which has been incorporated into the tenth edition. The majority of the articles on project management that have become classics have been referenced in the textbook throughout the first 11 chapters. These articles were the basis for many of the modern developments in project management and are therefore identified throughout the text. Many colleagues provided valuable criticism. In particular, I am indebted to those industrial/government training managers whose dedication and commitment to quality project management education and training have led to valuable changes in this and previous editions. In particular, I wish to thank Frank Saladis, PMP®, Senior Consultant and Trainer with the International Institute for Learning, for his constructive comments, recommendations, and assistance with the mapping of the text to the PMBOK® Guide as well as recommended changes to many of the chapters. I am indebted to Dr. Edmund Conrow, PMP®, for a decade of assistance with the preparation of the risk management chapters in all of my texts. To the management team and employees of the International Institute for Learning, thank you all for 20 years of never-ending encouragement, support, and assistance with all of my project management research and writings. Harold Kerzner The International Institute for Learning 2009

Agiles Projektmanagement f r Dummies

Author: Mark C. Layton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 352781440X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Agiles Projektmanagement ist ein schneller und flexibler Ansatz zur Entwicklung und Verwaltung von Projekten aller Art, nicht nur im Softwarebereich. Dieses Buch erklärt Ihnen zunächst die agilen Prinzipien und Techniken - auch im Vergleich zum klassischen Projektmanagement. Anschließend sind Sie in der Lage, eine Produkt-Roadmap oder einen Zeitplan für Ihr Projekt nach agilen Prinzipien zu erstellen. Bereiten Sie sich auf Produkteinführungen mit der Leichtigkeit agiler Softwareentwickler vor. Behalten Sie Zeit und Kosten sowie Gruppendynamik, Qualität und Risiko Ihres Projekts im Blick, aber nutzen Sie auch die vorhandenen Freiräume.

What Executives Need to Know About Project Management

Author: International Institute for Learning
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118276639
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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As project management has evolved and matured, so has the executive's role in project management. To ensure the success of individual projects and the organization as a whole, today's executives are increasingly involved in activities such as capacity planning, portfolio management, prioritization, and strategic planning specifically for project management. In fact, more and more executives are becoming certified Project Management Professionals (PMPs). What Executives Need to Know About Project Management offers executives a guide to project management, focusing on what they need to know and what they need to do. It provides step-by-step guidance to help executives get effective, well-resourced project management teams in place and ensure the success of any individual project. The book begins with basic principles, including a detailed discussion of the three best practices that enable executives to ensure effective project management: Developing an environment where project management is viewed as a profession Securing key personnel for project management positions Creating opportunities for rewards and advancement through successful project management Next, the book explores how executives serve as executive sponsors in project management teams, setting forth solutions to the many problems and challenges they face in this role, including managing disagreements, delegating authority, and accelerating projects. The authors explain how the role of the executive sponsor changes depending upon the life-cycle phase of the project. For example, during the project initiation and planning phases, the sponsor may take on a very active role, ensuring that proper objectives are established and that the project plan satisfies the needs of the business as well as the needs of the client. During the execution phase, the sponsor may take on a less active role; however, the book shows how executive sponsors need to become involved when roadblocks appear, crises occur, and conflicts arise over priorities among projects. Throughout the book, helpful illustrations clarify complex concepts and processes.

Program Management

Author: Ginger Levin
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466578505
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Program management is a rapidly emerging offshoot of project management. So much so that AT&T, IBM, and other organizations, both large and small in all sectors, have initiated a push to certify program managers. And, although universities offer courses in program management, there are few books available to guide program managers through this field that requires a broad level of knowledge and experience. The definitive reference on program management, Program Management: A Life Cycle Approach provides this much needed guidance. Edited by Dr. Ginger Levin, the second person to become a PMI® certified program manager (PgMP®), this handbook presents a cohesive compilation of program management knowledge from more than 20 certified PgMPs. It considers the entire program life cycle and its phases—from initiation to sustainability. Each chapter is written by an experienced PgMP from a wide range of industries and countries. Combining the rigor of an academic reference with easy-to-read language, the book covers the themes in the PMI Standard for Program Management and ties them to program managers' work. The chapters reference PMI’s standards, complement the concepts in the standards, and expand on the concepts and issues that the standard mentions in passing. The book also addresses a few issues that the standard does not touch on at all. The book can be read in its entirety, or specific chapters of interest can be read separately. Overall, the book provides practitioners with a reliable source of information on the key themes and issues in program management. It is useful for individuals desiring to attain the PgMP credential and suitable for colleges and universities offering courses in program management.