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
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Practitioner's Guide to Project Management: Simple, Effective Techniques That Deliver Business Value
The Practitioner's Guide to Project Management: Simple, Effective Techniques That Deliver Business Value provides simple, effective techniques in a way that encourages collaborative conversations with key resources and delivers business value. Book highlights include: foundational techniques, role and responsibility clarity for key project players across the life of a project, explanation of project management deliverables, recommendations for collaborative planning workshops, and answers to common questions about applying project management techniques.
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.
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.
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.
Kanban in Action is a down-to-earth, no-frills, get-to-know-the-ropes introduction to kanban. It's based on the real-world experience and observations from two kanban coaches who have introduced this process to dozens of teams. You'll learn the principles of why kanban works, as well as nitty-gritty details like how to use different color stickies on a kanban board to help you organize and track your work items.
A Team of Leaders: Empowering Every Member to Take Ownership, Demonstrate Initiative, and Deliver Results
Workplace teams are supposed to harness employees' talents to tackle challenges. But the reality often falls short. Now imagine having a team where everyone steps up and performs all of the leadership tasks. Imagine a team that is constantly sharing knowledge and pushing the envelope--one that does long-term planning and produces outstanding performance. A Team of Leaders shows readers how to design systems that nurture the leadership potential of every employee--the key to creating high-performance teams. The book's proven principles and techniques include: the five-stage Team Development Model that maps the transition from traditional to self-directed teams; best practices in team process design; a Team Value Creation Tool that allows members to appreciate the significance of what they contribute each day; visual management; and more! Filled with real-world examples, this fresh approach transforms passive groups of disparate people into effective teams of leaders--workplace teams that work!
Strategic Benefits Realization: Optimizing Value through Programs, Portfolios and Organizational Change Management
This desk reference offers practical guidance for program managers, portfolio managers, and business leaders in the implementation of benefits realization management in organizations. Aligned with global standards, this book extends the knowledge contained in these standards through practical implementation guidance, examples, and additional detail created to assist organizations in implementing benefits realization management as a business practice to support the achievement of strategic business benefits.
Based on the author’s real world experience during the course of her career in supply management, engineering, and as a project management professional, this unique guide demonstrates a practical and proven approach to using project management strategies, tools, and techniques to consistently create successful procurement practices that go beyond mere cost savings.
Now in its seventh edition, this comprehensive guide to project management has long been considered the standard for both professionals and academics. Well-known expert Robert Wysocki has added more than 100 pages of new content based on instructor feedback, enhancing the coverage of best-of-breed methods and tools for ensuring project management success.