Project Management Leadership

Author: Rory Burke
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118825403
Format: PDF
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Project Management Leadership is a comprehensive guide to the human factors involved in Project Management, in particular the leadership skills required to ensure successful implementation of current best practice. It provides the latest insights on team building, motivation, collaboration, and networking skills, and the way these can be harnessed to manage a successful project. Exercises and worked examples are provided throughout.

Project Management Leadership

Author: Rory Burke
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118674014
Format: PDF
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Project Management Leadership is a comprehensive guide to the human factors involved in Project Management, in particular the leadership skills required to ensure successful implementation of current best practice. It provides the latest insights on team building, motivation, collaboration, and networking skills, and the way these can be harnessed to manage a successful project. Exercises and worked examples are provided throughout.

Project Management Leadership

Author: Rory Burke
Publisher: Burke Pub
ISBN: 9780958273350
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Project Management Leadership is a comprehensive guide outlining the essential leadership skills to manage the human side of managing projects. Key topics include; organization structures (matrix), leadership styles, delegation, motivation, negotiation, conflict resolution and team building.

Strategic Project Management Made Simple

Author: Terry Schmidt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470442937
Format: PDF, Docs
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When Fortune Magazine estimated that 70% of all strategies fail, it also noted that most of these strategies were basically sound, but could not be executed. The central premise of Strategic Project Management Made Simple is that most projects and strategies never get off the ground because of adhoc, haphazard, and obsolete methods used to turn their ideas into coherent and actionable plans. Strategic Project Management Made Simple is the first book to couple a step-by-step process with an interactive thinking tool that takes a strategic approach to designing projects and action initiatives. Strategic Project Management Made Simple builds a solid platform upon four critical questions that are vital for teams to intelligently answer in order to create their own strong, strategic foundation. These questions are: 1. What are we trying to accomplish and why? 2. How will we measure success? 3. What other conditions must exist? 4. How do we get there? This fresh approach begins with clearly understanding the what and why of a project - comprehending the bigger picture goals that are often given only lip service or cursory reviews. The second and third questions clarify success measures and identify the risky assumptions that can later cause pain if not spotted early. The how questions - what are the activities, budgets, and schedules - comes last in our four-question system. By contrast, most project approaches prematurely concentrate on the how without first adequately addressing the three other questions. These four questions guide readers into fleshing out a simple, yet sophisticated, mental workbench called "the Logical Framework" - a Systems Thinking paradigm that lays out one's own project strategy in an easily accessible, interactive 4x4 matrix. The inclusion of memorable features and concepts (four critical questions, LogFrame matrix, If-then thinking, and Implementation Equation) make this book unique.

Delivering Exceptional Project Results

Author: Jamal Moustafaev
Publisher: J. Ross Publishing
ISBN: 1604270403
Format: PDF, ePub
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“Leading companies that are positioning themselves for the future rather than the present are asking the project managers to participate in project selection, scoping, and estimation as well as management. Delivering Exceptional Project Results offers a glimpse into the future role of the project manager.” —Harold Kerzner, Ph.D., Best-selling Author, Professor Emeritus, Baldwin-Wallace College “I really enjoyed reading this book. The chapters, full of valuable insights well beyond the typical project management presentations, are introduced with diverse and engaging historic case examples. Executives will find the latter part of the book particularly valuable as new solutions are offered for those seemingly intractable problems within project portfolio management.” —R. Max Wideman, Fellow PMI, AEW Services and Management Consulting “Delivering Exceptional Project Results is a definite must read for any executive, functional director or project manager. The author clearly demonstrates how to deliver successful products and services by employing proper project selection, scoping and management techniques. This book provides you with practical, hands-on tools and techniques that can be deployed on your own projects right away.” —Matt Walters, Director of Technology, Tyze Personal Networks This unique “how to” implementation guide unifies project management, portfolio management, and requirements engineering into one proven, comprehensive best practice framework to help organizations deliver exceptional project results on a consistent basis. It explains best practices for assessing project value, categorizing and prioritizing projects, balancing portfolio mix, determining and managing project pipeline throughput capacity, and aligning strategy to maximize results and minimize risks. Delivering Exceptional Project Results transcends differences in the various “types” of project management, such as traditional or agile, and focuses on economic principles, methodologies, skills, tools, and techniques that can be applied successfully at companies in any industry.It also includes six downloadable templates for documenting project charters, plans, meeting minutes, change requests, status reports, and summary/lessons learned reports — available from the Web Added Value™ Download Resource Center at www.jrosspub.com

Interactive Project Management

Author: Nancy Lyons
Publisher: New Riders
ISBN: 013293132X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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As an industry, interactive is different. The work entails elements of software development, marketing, and advertising, yet it’s neither purely technical nor traditional “agency” work. Delivery methods are different, and because the industry is relatively new, the gap in understanding between the clients buying the work and the teams building it is often wide. Enter the geek girls guide. Nancy Lyons and Meghan Wilker don’t just tell you how to deliver digital work, they demonstrate how to think about it. Interactive Project Management: Pixels, People, and Process helps clients, agencies, and industry professionals better understand the critical role of interactive project management, and presents a collaborative, people-focused approach to delivering high-quality digital work. In this book, the authors: Define the unique characteristics of interactive projects Explain the importance of emotional intelligence in the workplace Discuss communication techniques that help teams work together more efficiently Outline a process and specific deliverables that clarify how to think about critical aspects of a project Provide questions, tasks, tips, and advice that effectively move teams from initiation to launch

Making Things Happen

Author: Scott Berkun
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 0596517718
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Offers a collection of essays on philosophies and strategies for defining, leading, and managing projects. This book explains to technical and non-technical readers alike what it takes to get through a large software or web development project. It does not cite specific methods, but focuses on philosophy and strategy.

Project Ethics

Author: Haukur Ingi Jonasson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351908537
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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How relevant is ethics to project management? The book - which aims to demystify the field of ethics for project managers and managers in general - takes both a critical and a practical look at project management in terms of success criteria, and ethical opportunities and risks. The goal is to help the reader to use ethical theory to further identify opportunities and risks within their projects and thereby to advance more directly along the path of mature and sustainable managerial practice. Project Ethics opens with an investigation of the critical success factors in project management. It then illustrates how situations can arise within projects where values can compete, and looks at how ethical theories on virtue, utility, duty and rights can be used as competence eye-openers to evaluate projects. The reader is challenged to think of their project management experiences where questions of competing values surfaced, and mirror them in short vignettes taken from real practice from all round the globe. Finally, a new method is introduced, based on classical ethical theory, which can help project owners, project managers, project teams and stakeholders, to identify, estimate and evaluate ethical opportunities and risks in projects.

Herding Tigers

Author: Todd Henry
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735211728
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A practical handbook for every new manager charged with leading teams to creative brilliance, from the author of The Accidental Creative and Die Empty. New managers in creative fields got the job because they were good at being makers--and learned to strategize their time, relationships, and mindset to produce the best creative work possible on their own. But when they're put in charge, the rules change, and they must unlearn their hard-won working habits in favor of new ones, and navigate a minefield of complex relational dynamics with colleagues and bosses. Successful leaders of creative teams have mastered the difficult transition from doing the work to leading the work, and this book shows how. Todd Henry picks up where The Accidental Creative left off, and provides an indispensable handbook of on-the-ground, tactical advice for new managers of creatives. He draws from interviews with brilliant leaders and his experience consulting in creative organizations to share a wealth of practical advice, including: · Why conflict can be a good thing, and how to manage it in a healthy way. · How to build time and attention buffers to protect your team's ability to do its best work. · How to deal with the imbalance of power on your team, and manage inevitable struggles that arise. · How to create "hunting trails" that will keep your team inspired and motivated to deliver brilliant work. · Why you should still "get your hands dirty", even as you strive to remove yourself from the work. · Why you should fight to measure value, not time, when evaluating your team's work.

Agile Project Management

Author: Jim Highsmith
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780321659170
Format: PDF, ePub
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Best practices for managing projects in agile environments—now updated with new techniques for larger projects Today, the pace of project management moves faster. Project management needs to become more flexible and far more responsive to customers. Using Agile Project Management (APM), project managers can achieve all these goals without compromising value, quality, or business discipline. In Agile Project Management, Second Edition, renowned agile pioneer Jim Highsmith thoroughly updates his classic guide to APM, extending and refining it to support even the largest projects and organizations. Writing for project leaders, managers, and executives at all levels, Highsmith integrates the best project management, product management, and software development practices into an overall framework designed to support unprecedented speed and mobility. The many topics added in this new edition include incorporating agile values, scaling agile projects, release planning, portfolio governance, and enhancing organizational agility. Project and business leaders will especially appreciate Highsmith’s new coverage of promoting agility through performance measurements based on value, quality, and constraints. This edition’s coverage includes: Understanding the agile revolution’s impact on product development Recognizing when agile methods will work in project management, and when they won’t Setting realistic business objectives for Agile Project Management Promoting agile values and principles across the organization Utilizing a proven Agile Enterprise Framework that encompasses governance, project and iteration management, and technical practices Optimizing all five stages of the agile project: Envision, Speculate, Explore, Adapt, and Close Organizational and product-related processes for scaling agile to the largest projects and teams Agile project governance solutions for executives and management The “Agile Triangle”: measuring performance in ways that encourage agility instead of discouraging it The changing role of the agile project leader