The PMI® Program Management Office Specific Interest Group (PMOSIG), consistent with its vision to be the leading professional community providing innovation and thought leadership in the area of the PMO and related subjects, has created this book to achieve its mission to return direct value to the PMO community. This PMO handbook contains chapters submitted by more than 20 notable authors, subject matter experts, experienced practitioners, and thought leaders with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. These contributions provide insight into practices that successful PMOs have employed to return direct value to the organizations that they serve.
Programs serve as a crucial link between strategy and the execution of business results and organizations implement them to achieve strategic goals. Although the practice of program management has evolved in lockstep with the project management profession, the root causes of program failure remain. In this step-by-step guide, Irene Didinsky offers a standardized approach to program management, closing the knowledge gaps and variations that currently exist across organizations and industries. For the first time, The Practitioner's Guide to Program Management walks the reader through all the key components of effective program management.
As more organizations transition from traditional waterfall to agile methodologies, confusion often abounds around the role of project manager. What happens to the project manager and the project management role during an agile transformation?
There is no such thing as cheating in project management, but if there were it would be this book. It includes quick steps, relevant tips, fun stories and applicable advice to solving common problems and questions focused around the work of a project manager. The book is in question/answer format with 11 chapters covering 65 questions (including "How can I convince those who are change resistant?" and "How can I tell if a project is getting off track before it's too late?"). When you have a question or problem, do you have time to stop what you're doing and read a 300-page book on a single topic? Wouldn't it be great if you could open a book and find a one- to two-page answer that you can apply immediately, in the moment when you need it? Now you've found one.
There is an argument amongst experienced agileists about whether estimation is worth doing at all, or is actively harmful. To answer this question, we have to look to what purpose the estimates will be used for.
The Risk Doctor’s Cures for Common Risk Ailments offers tried-and-true cures for risk management problems at both the organizational and project levels. Written by noted risk management consultant David Hillson, aka The Risk Doctor, this book gives practical advice based on sound risk management principles and real-life cases
Research suggests that the bedrock of project success is a PM’s human competencies or soft skills such as communicating, listening, sensitivity, influencing and motivating. Which emotional intelligence tool should you concentrate on? What are the critical success factors required for effective project management over the next five years?
The role of a Development Manager can be a very stressful one. You are being pulled in different directions. If you are doing your job well, nobody notices. If things go wrong, no matter what the cause, it's your fault.