Project Management Case Studies

Author: Harold Kerzner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119385970
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Learn how project management can make a company sink or soar Project Management Case Studies presents a compilation of illustrative case studies showcasing both exceptional and poorly-implemented project management techniques. Broad in scope yet rich in industry-specific detail, this book provides over 100 case studies drawn from real companies to demonstrate ways in which project management concepts translate into real-world action. This new fifth edition has been updated to meet today's project management standards, and features 18 new case studies including high-profile cases from Disney, the Olympics, 787 Dreamliner, Airbus 380, and more, with new cases that specifically focus on agile and scrum methodologies. Whether you're preparing for a PMP certification, seeking continuing education, or just looking to broaden your understanding of the project management function, this book provides crystal-clear illustration of what real-world project management entails. Effective project management is the key to competitive advantage and financial success for any company. Planning, scheduling, and controlling are critical functions that can make or break an operation, and when things go wrong, the results can be catastrophic. This book takes you inside major successes and failures to show you what worked, what didn't, and what should have been done differently. Learn how project management techniques are put into real-world practice Discover how companies rely upon project managers to remain competitive Examine agile and scrum methodologies and their applications in industry Identify new practices and techniques that could benefit your organization Project management is more action than concept, making case studies the ideal way to internalize essential techniques. Whether used alone or as a supplement to any project management textbook, Project Management Case Studies provides invaluable insight and clear lessons from major companies around the world.

Case Studies in Project Program and Organizational Project Management

Author: Dragan Z. Milosevic
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118174291
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The ever expanding market need for information on how to apply project management principles and the PMBOK® contents to day-to-day business situations has been met by our case studies book by Harold Kerzner. That book was a spin-off from and ancillary to his best selling text but has gained a life of its own beyond adopters of that textbook. All indications are that the market is hungry for more cases while our own need to expand the content we control, both in-print and online woudl benefit from such an expansion of project management "case content". The authors propose to produce a book of cases that compliment Kerzner's book. A book that offers cases beyond the general project management areas and into PMI®'s growth areas of program management and organizational project management. The book will be structured to follow the PMBOK in coverage so that it can not only be used to supplement project management courses, but also for self sudy and training courses for the PMP® Exam. (PMI, PMBOK, PMP, and Project Management Professional are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)

Project Management Case Studies and Lessons Learned

Author: M. Kemal Atesmen
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498700438
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Project managers who lead globally dispersed teams face unique challenges in managing project stakeholders, scope, knowledge sharing, schedules, resources, and above all team execution in a global business environment. Finding timely solutions to challenging events becomes more difficult in a global project environment. This book presents more than 80 case studies designed to help project managers craft solutions to the typical problems that can occur in global projects. The author describes surprising, unexpected, and catastrophic cases that he encountered during his 35 years of project management experience in the global arena. The author details the background of each challenging case and then explains how he remedied the issue at hand. Some cases involve a logical step-by-step approach toward a solution, while others require unorthodox steps to get the project on the right track. The book includes lessons learned after every case. This book is designed to help global project managers become more proactive, careful, disciplined, and ready for sudden surprises that can affect their projects. The project cases detailed in this book support and guide the strategizing process that occurs during the execution of global projects. The book emphasizes the importance of documenting lessons learned after each project to prevent making the same mistakes in the future.

Real Web Project Management

Author: Thomas J. Shelford
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780321112552
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Examines the role of the Web project manager, and offers strategies for running productive meetings, winning the confidence of the team, dealing constructively with conflict, and managing expectations.

Project Management Case Studies

Author: Harold R. Kerzner
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780470278710
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The revised edition of the single-best source of project management case studies Compiled by Harold Kerzner, the leading authority on project management, Project Management Case Studies, Third Edition presents the most comprehensive collection of project management case studies available today. Featuring more than 100 case studies, this essential book illustrates both successful implementation of project management by actual companies as well as the pitfalls to avoid in a variety of real-world situations. This new edition: Contains case studies illustrating successful and poor implementation of project management Represents a wide range of industries, including medical and pharmaceutical, aerospace, manufacturing, automotive, finance and banking, and telecommunications Covers cutting-edge areas of construction and international project management plus a new "super case" on the Iridium Project, covering all aspects of project management Follows and supports preparation for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification Exam Project Management Case Studies, Third Edition is a valuable resource for students, as well as practicing engineers and managers, and can be used on its own or with the latest edition of Harold Kerzner's landmark reference, Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling. Other powerful tools by Harold Kerzner, Ph.D.: Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling, Tenth Edition (978-0-470-27870-3) Project Management Workbook and PMP®/CAPM® Exam Study Guide, Tenth Edition (978-0-470-27872-7)

Complete Guide to Digital Project Management

Author: Shailesh Kumar Shivakumar
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1484234170
Format: PDF
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Get a 360-degree view of digital project management. Learn proven best practices from case studies and real-world scenarios. A variety of project management tools, templates, models, and frameworks are covered. This book provides an in-depth view of digital project management from initiation to execution to monitoring and maintenance. Covering end-to-end topics from pre-sales to post-production, the book explores project management from various dimensions. Each core concept is complemented by case studies and real-world scenarios. The Complete Guide to Digital Project Management provides valuable tools for your use such as: Frameworks: governance, quality, knowledge transfer, root cause analysis, digital product evaluation, digital consulting, estimation Templates: estimation, staffing, resource induction, RACI Models: governance, estimation, pricing, digital maturity continuous execution, earned value management and effort forecast Metrics: project management, quality What You’ll Learn Study best practices and failure scenarios in digital projects, including common challenges, recurring problem themes, and leading indicators of project failures Explore an in-depth discussion of topics related to project quality and project governance Understand Agile and Scrum practices for Agile execution See how to apply Quality Management in digital projects, including a quality strategy, a quality framework, achieving quality in various project phases, and quality best practices Be able to use proven metrics and KPIs to track, monitor, and measure project performance Discover upcoming trends and innovations in digital project management Read more than 20 real-world scenarios in digital project management with proven best practices to handle the scenarios, and a chapter on a digital transformation case study Who This Book Is For Software project managers, software program managers, account managers, software architects, lead developers, and digital enthusiasts

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.

Value Management of Construction Projects

Author: John Kelly
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118355148
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Value Management is a philosophy, set of principles and a structured management methodology for improving organisational decision-making and value-for-money. The second edition builds on the success of the first edition by extending the integrated value philosophy, methodology and tool kit to describe the application of Value Management to the areas of service delivery, asset management, and, Programmes, in addition to Projects, products and processes. Value Management is a well-established methodology in the international construction industry, and in the UK has been endorsed as good practice in a range of government sponsored reports. In this book the authors have addressed the practical opportunities and difficulties of Value Management by synthesising the background, international developments, benchmarking and their own extensive consultancy and action research experience in Value Management to provide a comprehensive package of theory and practice. The second edition retains the structure of the first edition, covering methods and practices, frameworks of value and the future of value management. It has been thoroughly updated, and a number of new chapters added to encapsulate further extensions to current theory and practice. In particular, the new edition responds to: A range of recent UK industry and government publications; and most notably BS EN 16271:2012 - Value management: Functional expression of the need and functional performance specification; the imminent update of BS EN 12973:2000 Value Management; BS EN 1325 Value Management – Vocabulary, Terms and definitions; the changes to "Value for Europe" governing the training and certification of Value Management in European Union countries; the UK Government’s Management of Value (MoV) initiative, together with other leading reports, international guidance and standards on Value Management. Research in Value Management undertaken since publication of the first edition. Changes in Value Management practice particularly in Programmes and Projects. Developments in the theory of value, principally value for money measures, whole life value option appraisal, and benefits realisation. Initiatives in asset management initiatives covering the management of physical infrastructure, for example the recent launch of a suite of three standards under the generic title of BS ISO 55000: 2014 Asset Management, and its predecessor BSI PAS55 2008 “Asset Management: Specification For The Optimized Management Of Physical Assets” The second edition contains a dedicated chapter of exemplar case studies drawn from the authors’ experience, selected to demonstrate the new areas of theory and practice. An Appendix includes an extensive set of tools and techniques of use in Value Management practice. Construction clients, including those in both the public and private sectors, and professionals such as construction cost consultants, quantity surveyors, architects, asset managers, construction engineers, and construction managers will all find Value Management of Construction Projects to be essential reading. It will also be of interest to researchers and students on construction related courses in Higher Education – particularly those at final year undergraduate and at Masters level.

Project Portfolio Management in Theory and Practice

Author: Jamal Moustafaev
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1315350092
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Every CEO in the world, if questioned, will always complain that there are a lot of ideas to implement, but, unfortunately, insufficient resources to accomplish them. This book provides a solution to this dilemma by supplying techniques to assess the value of projects, prioritize projects, and decide which projects to implement and which to postpone. In addition, it describes various methods of balancing project portfolios and different strategic alignment models. The book provides thirty real-life project portfolio management case studies from pharmaceutical, product development, financial, energy, telecommunications, not-for-profit and professional services industries.