Project Management Lessons Learned

Author: Mel Bost
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0429954670
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Readers can benefit from the expertise of Mel Bost as both a project manager and a PMO practitioner. Kudos to him for bringing us this valuable perspective on lessons learned." —Mark Price Perry, Founder, BOT International and author of Business Driven Project Portfolio Management "Every project —by definition —produces a valuable outcome, whether it be a bridge, an app, or a new service.? But what author Mel Bost points out so well in this book, is that projects also yield something perhaps even more valuable: lessons learned, enabling an enterprise to execute projects sustainably better, with sustained benefits realization.? With a flair for storytelling, Bost uses case studies, templates, and examples from his vast and varied PM and PMO experience to make this book a valuable read for any project manager who wants to consistently master the art and science of project management."?—Rich Maltzman, co-author of the Cleland Award-Winning Green Project Management as well as Bridging the PM Competency Gap Project Management Lessons Learned: A Continuous Process Improvement Framework is intended for project managers, PMO professionals, and students of project management who wish to apply performance-based feedback to their process and project improvements. This feedback is the basis for modern process control theory, which is playing a greater and greater role in process design. Readers can apply the Process Feedback Framework, as well as lesson learned from the book’s case studies, to meet challenges that arise now and in the future. Special focus is given to technology development in projects and sustainability implications of process design. The book emphasizes rationale for a robust project risk management program which capitalizes on lessons learned. PMO leaders can use the organizational dynamics and systems archetypes applications presented in the book to define project policy standards and procedures to align PMO behaviors with performance objectives. as both a project manager and a PMO practitioner. Kudos to him for bringing us this valuable perspective on lessons learned." —Mark Price Perry, Founder, BOT International and author of Business Driven Project Portfolio Management "Every project —by definition —produces a valuable outcome, whether it be a bridge, an app, or a new service.? But what author Mel Bost points out so well in this book, is that projects also yield something perhaps even more valuable: lessons learned, enabling an enterprise to execute projects sustainably better, with sustained benefits realization.? With a flair for storytelling, Bost uses case studies, templates, and examples from his vast and varied PM and PMO experience to make this book a valuable read for any project manager who wants to consistently master the art and science of project management."?—Rich Maltzman, co-author of the Cleland Award-Winning Green Project Management as well as Bridging the PM Competency Gap Project Management Lessons Learned: A Continuous Process Improvement Framework is intended for project managers, PMO professionals, and students of project management who wish to apply performance-based feedback to their process and project improvements. This feedback is the basis for modern process control theory, which is playing a greater and greater role in process design. Readers can apply the Process Feedback Framework, as well as lesson learned from the book’s case studies, to meet challenges that arise now and in the future. Special focus is given to technology development in projects and sustainability implications of process design. The book emphasizes rationale for a robust project risk management program which capitalizes on lessons learned. PMO leaders can use the organizational dynamics and systems archetypes applications presented in the book to define project policy standards and procedures to align PMO behaviors with performance objectives.

Software Testing and Continuous Quality Improvement Third Edition

Author: William E. Lewis
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439834367
Format: PDF, Mobi
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It is often assumed that software testing is based on clearly defined requirements and software development standards. However, testing is typically performed against changing, and sometimes inaccurate, requirements. The third edition of a bestseller, Software Testing and Continuous Quality Improvement, Third Edition provides a continuous quality framework for the software testing process within traditionally structured and unstructured environments. This framework aids in creating meaningful test cases for systems with evolving requirements. This completely revised reference provides a comprehensive look at software testing as part of the project management process, emphasizing testing and quality goals early on in development. Building on the success of previous editions, the text explains testing in a Service Orientated Architecture (SOA) environment, the building blocks of a Testing Center of Excellence (COE), and how to test in an agile development. Fully updated, the sections on test effort estimation provide greater emphasis on testing metrics. The book also examines all aspects of functional testing and looks at the relation between changing business strategies and changes to applications in development. Includes New Chapters on Process, Application, and Organizational Metrics All IT organizations face software testing issues, but most are unprepared to manage them. Software Testing and Continuous Quality Improvement, Third Edition is enhanced with an up-to-date listing of free software tools and a question-and-answer checklist for choosing the best tools for your organization. It equips you with everything you need to effectively address testing issues in the most beneficial way for your business.

Systems Software and Services Process Improvement

Author: Christian Kreiner
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331944817X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 23rd EuroSPI conference, held in Graz, Austria, in September 2016.The 15 revised full papers presented together with 14 selected key notes and workshop papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 51 submissions. They are organized in topical sections on SPI and the ISO/IEC 29110 standard; communication and team issues in SPI; SPI and assessment; SPI in secure and safety critical environments; SPI initiatives; GamifySPI; functional safety; supporting innovation and improvement.

Handbook on Continuous Improvement Transformation

Author: Aristide van Aartsengel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642359019
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This handbook provides a comprehensive and detailed framework for the implementation of "Continuous Improvement" and Lean Six Sigma in a professional project management environment. For this purpose the book brings together Lean Six Sigma and the PMBOK standard for project management. It provides an integrated approach, which can be used for both transactional and manufacturing businesses to better define ways to reduce costs, enhance processes ,and achieve faster implementation and new product or service development. The reader is guided carefully and reliably through the detailed procedures introduced in this book using a comprehensive, conceptual and practical well-balanced approach.

Information Technology Project Management

Author: Jack T. Marchewka
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118911016
Format: PDF, ePub
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The 5th Edition of Jack Marchewka's Information Technology Project Management focuses on how to create measurable organizational value (MOV) through IT projects. The author uses the concept of MOV, combined with his own research, to create a solid foundation for making decisions throughout the project's lifecycle. The book's integration of project management and IT concepts provides students with the tools and techniques they need to develop in this field.

Project Pre Check Fastpath

Author: R. Andrew Davison
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1466918748
Format: PDF, ePub
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Project Pre-Check FastPath - The Project Managers Guide to Stakeholder Management The original Project Pre-Check was published in 2007 as a planning, governance and project assessment practice for project stakeholders. It provides the structure, roadmaps and resources to leverage proven best practices and ensure project success for all stakeholders. Since that time, project managers have asked for a version of Project Pre-Check that addresses their specific needs. They recognized that stakeholder management is an often overlooked yet critical part of the project managers tool kit. They were looking for examples of other projects and circumstances and tips and techniques to help them shape their stakeholder groups into effective guiding coalitions. This book, Project Pre-Check FastPath, is our response to that need.

Out of the Present Crisis

Author: Terence T. Burton
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466566868
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Today, organizations have achieved an overall failure rate above 80 percent with Lean, Six Sigma, Lean Six Sigma, and continuous improvement in general. This is certainly not due to a shortage of books, consultants, and other online resources about the methodologies and tools, or the success stories of Toyota and others. However, it is due to a shortage of knowledge and practice about the most critical success factors of improvement: leadership, sustaining infrastructure, behavioral and cultural transformation, and now emerging technology. These factors produce 90 percent of the success with continuous and sustainable improvement; the methodologies and tools represent an irrelevant 10 percent. For decades, most organizations have focused on this quick and easy, irrelevant 10 percent through an endless series of fad, in-vogue improvement programs as they attempt to mimic the best-in-class practices of the most successful organizations. Out of the Present Crisis: Rediscovering Improvement in the New Economy is the contemporary version of Deming’s famous 1982 book, "Out of the Crisis." The author builds a solid case for organizations to aggressively pursue the next generation of systematic and sustainable improvement through a combined strategy of Deming’s back-to-basics, innovation and breakthrough thinking, integration of emerging and enabling technology, and adaptive improvement across diverse environments and industries. The book’s practical, pragmatic style is backed up by many real world examples and personal experiences. If you're looking for another book about Lean or Six Sigma "tools" this is not it. But it is a book about how to achieve lasting success by making improvement the cultural standard of excellence and living code of conduct in organizations. This popular book provides executives with an up-to-date and proven reference guide for rediscovering successful systematic and sustainable improvement in today’s economy. The author demonstrates the importance of viewing improvement as a continuous manageable "process" and covers the most critical success factors of leadership, sustaining infrastructure, behavioral and cultural transformation, and emerging technology in a practical, no-nonsense, "how-to-do" style. The book provides specific guidance for all industries including public and private corporations, hospitals, financial services, airlines, municipalities, and federal, state, and local governments.

PMP Exam Cram

Author: Michael R. Solomon
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0768690862
Format: PDF, Mobi
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PMP Exam Cram, Fourth Edition, is the perfect study guide to help you pass the 2009 PMP Exam. It provides coverage and practice questions for every exam topic. The book contains an extensive set of preparation tools such as quizzes and Exam Alerts. Covers the critical information you’ll need to know to score higher on your exam! Approach the project management process from PMI’s views on project management Understand the project management framework Properly initiate projects Understand the project planning process Complete the planned project work Monitor project work and make necessary changes Close projects Follow PMI’s professional responsibility standards

Project Management Based on PRINCE2 2009 edition

Author: Hans Fredriksz
Publisher: Van Haren
ISBN: 9401800561
Format: PDF, Docs
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For trainers free additional material of this book is available. This can be found under the "Training Material" tab. Log in with your trainer account to access the material.Note: This book is available in several languages: English, Dutch.An increasing number of companies are working in a project-like manner, using the PRINCE2 project management method. The advantages of a standard method are great: a uniform method of working and terminology makes projects comparable, transferable and orderly. Moreover, PRINCE2 has additional qualities, such as the standard no go/go decision with each stage, the Business Case at the centre of the project and clear agreements about who is responsible for what.The book gives a faithful representation of the 2009 Edition of the PRINCE2 methodology, with many lists serving as reference material for all project types and sizes. Furthermore, as the content of the book covers all specs for the PRINCE2 Foundation exams, it can serve as a good basis for the PRINCE2 Foundation exams.The three authors of this title have successfully combined their tremendous experience and made this available in a structured manner to those who are involved in controlling, designing or managing projects. And whatever they missed was added by a team of expert reviewers.The content for this book is also intended for everyone doing projects in real world, it covers more than the minimum reference that is necessary for the Foundation exam. Therefore it is also very useful as a solid starting point for anyone studying for the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam.Available in English and Dutch.