International Project Management

Author: Thomas W. Grisham
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118276523
Format: PDF, Docs
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The theory, practice, and example projects of international project management A Singaporean corporation builds a manufacturing facility in Cambodia, with a Chinese partner, a Cambodian government agency, and value chain organizations in Germany, Morocco, Vietnam, and Brazil. A Russian charity operates in the Balkans and the Persian Gulf. Pharmaceuticals and food come from ten different countries, physicians are from the EU and Russia, and donations are from Central Asia and the subcontinent. A transnational organization markets through divisions in eighty-two countries. The products are designed in Italy, Sweden, and France, with customization done in each respective country. International projects involve a complex network of cultures, politics, laws, languages, and resources that goes beyond the traditional training and experience of most project managers. International Project Management examines the different dimensions and responsibilities of international projects, and outlines what a project manager must know to lead global projects successfully. It also provides guidelines and examples for the international project management processes. This book explores the professional best practices of international projects, emphasizing the importance of leadership skills and virtual teamwork to successfully navigate an international project. Along with discussions on the process groups, such as initiating, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, and closing out, this reference is organized according to these knowledge areas: Introduction to international project management Integration management HR management (Diversity & Communications) Scope management Cost and progress management Risk management Time management Customer satisfaction (Quality) Procurement management CPE in the future Integrating the PMBOK® Guide—Fourth Edition, and the ICB, International Project Management provides international project managers, whether experienced or beginners, with the high cross-cultural intelligence, creative communication skills, ability to establish and maintain dependable project management processes, and compelling curiosity to manage international projects successfully. (PMBOK is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)

Project Recovery

Author: Harold Kerzner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118809173
Format: PDF, Docs
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Best practices for picking up the pieces when projects fail There are plenty of books available offering best practices that help you keep your projects on track, but offer guidance on what to do when the worst has already happened. Some studies show that more than half of all large-scale project fail either fail completely, or at least miss targeted budget and scheduling goals. These failures cost organizations time, money, and labor. Project Recovery offers wise guidance and real-world best practices for saving failed projects and recovering as much value as possible from the wreckage. Since failing project cannot be managed using the same lifecycle phases employed with succeeding projects, most project management professionals are unprepared to tackle the challenge of project recovery. This book presents valuable case studies and a recovery project lifecycle to help project managers identify and respond effectively to a troubled project. Includes case studies and best practices for saving failing projects or recovering projects that have already failed Written by experience project manager Howard Kerzner, the author of Project Management Best Practices, Third Edition Features proven techniques for performing project health checks and determining the degree of failure and the recovery options available Includes a new recovery lifecycle that includes phases and checklists for turning around failing projects With comprehensive case studies, checklists, worksheets, and cross listings to the appropriate project management body of knowledge, Project Recovery offers a much needed lifeline for managers facing the specter of failure.

Business Analytics for Sales and Marketing Managers

Author: Gert H. N. Laursen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118030387
Format: PDF
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Expert guidance on information management for optimum customer intelligence processes Providing essential guidance for information management, this book helps you understand the basics of information management, how to design and launch customer intelligence campaigns, and optimize existing customer intelligence processes. How to align information management with company strategy Examines how to get, grow, and retain valuable customers Discusses how to optimize existing customer intelligence processes Showing you how to make extensive use of data, statistical, and quantitative analysis, explanatory and predictive modeling, and fact-based management to drive decision making, Business Analytics for Customer Intelligence provides you with the tools your business needs to optimize you data driven processes.

Managing and Using Information Systems Binder Ready Version

Author: Keri E. Pearlson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119244285
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Managing and Using Information Systems: A Strategic Approach, Sixth Edition, conveys the insights and knowledge MBA students need to become knowledgeable and active participants in information systems decisions. This text is written to help managers begin to form a point of view of how information systems will help, hinder, and create opportunities for their organizations. It is intended to provide a solid foundation of basic concepts relevant to using and managing information.

Are We There Yet Diary of a Project Manager

Author: Donald Angelo Pillittere
Publisher: Pillittere Publishing
ISBN: 9780985194239
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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As project management techniques become ubiquitous in the workplace, more and more people find themselves challenged by bureaucracy, unruly team members, and irrational customers. This compelling (and sometime humorous) book follows the day-to-day trials and tribulations of a team working to commercialize an innovative new product. The team faces commonplace issues such as corporate leadership and strategy; impacts on sales and marketing; finance; operations; design; production and the supply chain. Presented in diary format to make for an engaging read, each chapter ends with a lesson on what could have improved the team's performance, focusing on the four "Ps" of project management: processes, people, parts, and phenomena. Sneak a peek in this diary to discover the Good, the Bad and the Utterly Random concerning one of the most essential, unpredictable and unsung responsibilities in business.

Project Workflow Management

Author: Daniel Epstein
Publisher: J. Ross Publishing
ISBN: 1604270926
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Foreword by industry legend Harold Kerzner! This book describes a completely unique step-by-step, workflow-guiding approach to project management which simplifies activities by enforcing execution of all required processes on time, and redirecting to an alternative path in the event of project issues. Since compliance with all project management processes is enforced by the workflow, product quality is significantly improved and life cycle errors are almost eliminated. Project Workflow Management: A Business Process Approach is the first and only book in the marketplace which enables readers with no prior project management experience to manage the entire life cycle of any small to mid-sized project. It also equips mid- and senior-level project managers with directions and a detailed map to the effective management of complex projects and programs.