No SurprisesProject Management details a simple, commitment-based framework that allows program managers, project managers and team leaders to systematically apply a few rules at multiple levels, releasing them from the "vicious cycle" of project performance mediocrity and leading them towards a cycle of excellent performance. This book is authored by Timm Esque, former project manager and internal performance consultant at Intel Corporation.
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Don't Park Your Brain Outside: A Practical Guide to Improving Shareholder Value with SMART Management
This book takes a different approach to project management, making the discipline more accessible to the many people who manage or participate in projects. It offers a unique approach to delivering difficult and volatile projects. It brings together the processes and techniques that many exceptional managers use and that researchers are trying to understand -- the balance of hard tools and people skills that lead to highly successful projects.
Developing an effective and successful presence on the Web is becoming a vital task for businesses. As the web has matured, the development and management of sites has become increasingly complex. Today, website development requires the close collaboration of diverse professionals such as programmers, interactive designers and engineers, animators, videographers, writers, marketers and businesspeople--all working within a highly coordinated and structured development process.
In every age, a few organizations rise above others to "bring fire" to the world -- to change the way we live. These pioneering organizations include Ford, IBM, General Electric, Bell Labs, Microsoft, Dell, Cisco, Vignette, Starbucks and many others. These and other organizations yet unborn answer to the move forward, to risk the unknown and find the needed solutions to daunting problems.
In Pioneering Organizations, Larry Davis explores the forces that converge to create such earth-shaking organizations and to energize their ascendancy. He also examines the reasons for their decline. Based on this analysis, Davis identifies the factors that must exist to develop and sustain pioneering organizations.
After over twelve years of field research and development, HELIX's time is now. It has been used to help many companies. By applying the HELIX Factor companies can: build measurable objectives, replace arbitrary cost cutting measures, generate employee commitment to improvement and teamwork, enhance learning opportunities, and integrate Ideas from top management to line employees. Learn how to build better, faster, more profitable business processes .
A revolutionary workplace-tested method for improving how all businesses and organizations operate. Through 17 basic principals, a company can successfully plan, conduct and enhance its business processes and deliver massive value to its customers, owners and employees.
Web Project Management presents a solid Web project management method for building commercial Web sites. Developed by pres.co, a leading interactive agency, this refined eight-stage approach lets you closely manage your project's contributors, quality, costs, and schedules. Importantly, the book also details how to define, measure and understand the success of your project on an ongoing basis. This book is an indispensable resource, whether you are a project manager, online manager, Web director, consultant or producer.
Function Point Analysis: Measurement Practices for Successful Software Projects is a comprehensive presentation of the principles of function point analysis (FPA) and a guide to its effective use in managing the development and deployment of software. Written for both information technology (IT) practitioners and managers, it describes how to use this proven-but-underutilized software-sizing metric to achieve successful software projects.
Knowledge management is the new frontier for businesses, organizations, and institutions of all kinds. For those that hope to conquer this new territory, establishing a better understanding of current and future knowledge management trends and adoption of the most effective practices is imperative. There are numerous options for executives: intranets, extranets, groupware, and core competencies are continually being refined.
Writing use cases as a means of capturing the behavioral requirements of software systems and business processes is a practice that is quickly gaining popularity. Use cases provide a beneficial means of project planning because they clearly show how people will ultimately use the system being designed. On the surface, use cases appear to be a straightforward and simple concept. Faced with the task of writing a set of use cases, however, practitioners must ask: "How exactly am I supposed to write use cases?" Because use cases are essentially prose essays, this question is not easily answered, and as a result, the task can become formidable.
To survive in today's turbulent e-business world, software project teams must exhibit adaptability, speed, and collaboration. Adaptive Software Development is targeted at software teams where competition creates extreme pressure on the delivery process.