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A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition

Author: PMI | ISBN: 9781628253825

To support the broadening spectrum of project delivery approaches, PMI is offering A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition along with the new Agile Practice Guide as one package. The PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition now contains detailed information about agile; while the Agile Practice Guide, created in partnership with Agile Alliance®, serves as a bridge to connect waterfall and agile. Together they are a powerful tool for project managers.

Agile Practice Guide

Author: PMI

Receive the Agile Practice Guide when you purchase the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition. Created in partnership with Agile Alliance®, the Agile Practice Guide* provides tools, situational guidelines and an understanding of the various agile approaches available to enable better results. It is especially useful for those project managers accustomed to a more traditional environment to adapt to a more agile approach.

The Business of Portfolio Management

Author: Iain Fraser | ISBN: 9781628253726

This offers keys to adopting a new approach to portfolio management that boosts organizational value.The author proposes a solution that lies in using the value management framework to link organizational strategy to portfolio content and to delivery mechanisms. Case study examples illuminate in-depth discussions explaining the value management framework, implementation and delivery techniques, portfolio leadership qualities, key roles and professional development, and change management. Also included is an overview of organizational maturity models as well as tools and techniques to implement, execute and measure their benefits and value contribution.

Building Options at Project Front-End Strategizing: The Power of Capital Design for Evolvability

Author: Guilherme Biesek & Nuno Gil, PhD | ISBN: 9781628250428

How do project teams overcome differences to adopt a design plan that strikes a balance between short-term affordability and long-term adaptability? In the book Building Options at Project Front-End Strategizing: The Power of Capital Design for Evolvability, Guilherme Biesek and Nuno Gil cite research indicating the need for a formal framework to develop front-end strategies that ensure cost-effective management of the project through future change.

Challenges and Best Practices of Managing Government Projects and Programs

Author: Young Hoon Kwak, PhD; Min Liu, PhD; Peerasit Patanakul, PhD; & Ofer Zwikael, PhD, PMP | ISBN: 9781628250657

Drawing on an impressive array of large-scale government projects gleaned from government audit reports across three major sectors--infrastructure and transportation, information systems, and defense--this study explains why government projects go wrong and what can be done to improve their success rates.

Managing Complex Projects and Programs: How to Improve Leadership of Complex Initiatives Using a Third-Generation Approach

Author: Richard J. Heaslip | ISBN: 978-1-118-38301-8

Presented through insightful vignettes and real-world case studies, the information provided in Managing Complex Projects and Programs is essential reading not only for program and project managers in the trenches, but also for managers and executives who need to ensure the true integration of these processes into their overall business strategy.

Program Management for Improved Business Results, 2nd Edition

Author: Russ Martinelli, James M. Waddell, Tim Rahschulte | ISBN: 978-1-118-62792-1

Superior program management begins with superior information and strategy. Program Management for Improved Business Results, Second Edition is a practical guide to real-world program management, written to align with the rigorous PMI PgMP certification standards. The book explains the benchmarks and best practices that help shape a superior program manager, and provides case studies that illustrate the real-world application of management concepts.

Risk Management for Project Driven Organizations: A Strategic Guide to Portfolio, Program and PMO Success

Author: Andy Jordan | ISBN: 978-1-60427-085-3

Organizations invest a lot of time, money, and energy into developing and utilizing risk management practices as part of their project management disciplines. Yet, when you move beyond the project to the program, portfolio, PMO and even organizational level, that same level of risk command and control rarely exists. With this in mind, well-known subject matter expert and author Andy Jordan starts where most leave off. He explores risk management in detail at the portfolio, program, and PMO levels.

Business Driven PMO Success Stories: Across Industries and Around the World

Author: Mark Price Perry | ISBN: 978-1-60427-076-1

Business Driven PMO Success Stories was written by and with over two dozen contributing authors from the worldwide project management and project management office (PMO) community. It offers executives, managers, and all those involved in the projects of the organization, an understanding of the value a PMO can provide, the knowledge they need to determine the purpose of their PMO, and how to craft a PMO best suited to fulfill that purpose.

Mastering Software Project Requirements: A Framework for Successful Planning, Development & Alignment

Author: Barbee Davis, MA, PHR, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-PBA | ISBN: 978-1-60427-091-4

This book is a concise step-by-step guide to building and establishing the frameworks and models for the effective management and development of software requirements. It describes what great requirements must look like and who the real audience is for documentation. It then explains how to generate consistent, complete, and accurate requirements in exacting detail following a simple formula across the full life cycle from vague concept to detailed design-ready specifications.

Mastering IT Project Management: Best Practices, Tools and Techniques

Author: Murali Chemuturi | ISBN: 978-1-60427-078-5

In previous years, setting up IT infrastructure involved just the preparation of the data center. It has become much more complex and evolved today. The infrastructure includes not only the data center facility, but also the entire organization by providing internet connectivity to customers, vendors, and company executives on the move. Mastering IT Project Management is the first book to detail how to create IT infrastructure rather than simply describe how to manage the IT function or software development. This unique and comprehensive reference covers all aspects needed to successfully manage this type of project in an organization.

Achieve PMP Exam Success, 5th Edition A Concise Study Guide for the Busy Project Manager

Author: Diane Altwies, PMP and Janice Preston, PMP | ISBN: 978-1-60427-088-4

This best-selling study guide provides busy project managers with a brief, yet proven comprehensive self-study program for successfully passing the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification Exam on the first attempt, while cutting study time in half. Readers will have free web-based access to over 1,300 questions including hundreds of situational questions, enabling users to perform practice tests by simulating actual 200-question exams and arrange questions by knowledge area.

Book Club

The ProjectMangement.com book club provides an opportunity to participate in webinars and discussions around selected books relevant to the overall practice of project management. The book club occurs in three parts:

1. an opening pre-recorded webinar with an overview of the concepts of the book by the author
2. a discussion thread on ProjectManagement.com with input from the book club host and author
3. **PMI member exclusive** a closing Q&A live webinar with the author responding to questions submitted both through the online book club discussion thread and during the webinar

The first 25 PMI members registered for the closing book club webinar will receive a complimentary copy of the book and will be notified via email. Additional participants will have the opportunity to purchase a copy of the book at their own expense. All community members will be able to view the book club opening webinar and participate in the discussion forum. PMI members will be able to participate in the book club closing webinar. We will evaluate the content of each opening and closing book club webinar to determine the eligibility and breakdown for PDUs. Click here for additional details. Click here to receive email updates on the book club program.

August Book Club hosted by David Maynard
The first 25 individuals registered will be notified. If you are interested in the book club and do not receive an email, you can proceed with ordering the book. To order the book, please visit the PMI Store.

August Book Club:

Project Risk Management: A Practical Implementation Approach

Author: Michael Bissonette | ISBN: 9781628251159

In today’s fast-paced, constantly changing and extremely competitive environment, risk management is more important than ever for businesses hoping to find their footing in the global market. In Project Risk Management: A Practical Implementation Approach, the author not only provides insights into the best ways to implement the traditional techniques of risk management, but also explores innovative new methods that can help modern organizations build their culture, improve financial performance and ultimately achieve greater success in all of their projects.

June Book Club Information

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Mastering Project Portfolio Management: A System Approach to Achieving Strategic Objectives

Author: Michael J. Bible and Susan S. Bivins | ISBN: 978-1-60427-066-2

This unique text provides a holistic view of project portfolio management (PPM) that includes people, process, tools, and techniques that work synergistically within the organization to produce portfolio decisions with the best chance of success. It illustrates the entire PPM process from strategic planning through portfolio evaluation and adjustment, including prioritizing objectives, identifying and evaluating candidate projects, selecting optimal portfolios using portfolio analysis, establishing project and portfolio performance metrics, measuring portfolio performance, and project portfolio governance.

Collaborative Project Management (eBook)

Author: Eamonn McGuinness, BrightWork

This is an easy-to-follow and simple-to-use eBook for project managers who are not yet formally trained in collaborative project management and who may not have the time or budget to get trained. The eBook describes the typical stages, steps and sub-steps involved in starting, setting up, managing and closing a typical project. It also has a section on PM leadership style.

Managing E-Business Projects

Author: Wes Balakian | ISBN: 0759684731

Get an inside look at how successful project managers build their e-business skills. In this book, three e-business experts capture years of experience into this easy-to-follow reference. The text deliberately focuses on e-business project management, integration, application, risk management, security and many of the soft skills not often evident in e-business management.

The Software Project Manager's Bridge to Agility

Author: Michele Sliger, Stacia Broderick | ISBN: 0321502752

When software development teams move to agile methods, experienced project managers often struggle—doubtful about the new approach and uncertain about their new roles and responsibilities. In this book, two long-time certified Project Management Professionals (PMPs)® and Scrum trainers have built a bridge to this dynamic new paradigm. They show experienced project managers how to successfully transition to agile by refocusing on facilitation and collaboration, not “command and control.”

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