The ongoing changes in population, climate, and the availability of energy have resulted in unprecedented threats and opportunities that all project and program managers, portfolio managers, and public planners need to be aware of. The New Triple Constraints for Sustainable Projects, Programs, and Portfolios offers a clear look at how these constraints will impact project undertakings and overlay the current classic constraints of cost, schedule, and performance. The book provides current facts and information on population, climate change, and energy issues--identifying trends and outlining opportunities in the form of a set of overlays (summary conclusions).
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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
Get the “how” of correctly managing project risk in this latest edition of Practical Project Risk Management: The ATOM Methodology. The authors, David Hillson and Peter Simon, have applied their extensive experience in managing risk on projects to develop this simple and scalable approach--the ATOM methodology. ATOM (Active Threat and Opportunity Management) is a proven practical approach that all project managers, as well as all members of the project team, can readily understand and use.
The revised edition of this concise book describes current best practice in project risk management and introduces the latest developments, to enable those responsible for managing risk in projects to do so effectively. If you know that risk management is important to your success but you feel you could do it better if only you knew how, this book is for you.
Despite being written over a decade ago, this major work remains the leading resource for people wanting to capture upside risk. It makes the case for inclusion of opportunity management within the traditional risk process, and provides detailed descriptions of simple proven tools and techniques to make it work in practice. Adopted widely as a university textbook, it also offers clear guidance for practitioners on how to exploit positive risk.
How did you end up in the position of project manager? From switching careers to becoming a transformational leader to accidentally falling into the field, 11 seasoned practitioners share their stories--and the valuable lessons they have learned over the years--in this new PDF ebook.
Program management (PgM) is fast developing as the essential link between strategy and projects and as a vehicle for organizational change. It offers the means to manage groups of projects with a common business purpose in an integrated and effective way. The Second Edition of Michel Thiry's Program Management builds on the bestselling title first published in 2010. The heavily revised text reflects the latest program management guides and international standards and includes: a new section on agile management in programs; the author's own program management maturity measure; and a new section on change management, which is now integral to many programs.
Project success rates haven't changed in 20 years. Learn why, and what you can do to improve them in your organization. Using examples and lessons learned from the failures and achievements of Antarctic explorers Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton, and Mount Everest expedition leader John Hunt and others, this captivating guide provides powerful insights into the causes of project and program failure and how to manage them to significantly improve project success rates.
Success starts with being new. Have you ever felt nervous in new situations? Reluctant to introduce yourself? Afraid to ask questions? We all have. But if you let those worries stop you, you may miss out on real opportunity. Whether you're changing jobs, joining a group, or moving to a new city, putting yourself out there enriches life and brings rewards.
What to Do When You're New combines the author's research with that of leading scientists to explain why we are so uneasy in new situations-and how we can learn to become more confident and successful newcomers. With practice, anyone can get better at being new. This original book opens your eyes to the necessary skills and teaches you how to Overcome fears, Make great first impressions, Talk to strangers with ease, Get up to speed quickly, and Connect with people wherever you go. Blending stories and insights with simple techniques and exercises, this one-of-a-kind guide will get you out of your comfort zone and trying new things in no time.
Diversity alone won’t magically spur innovation—it’s just the first step. Today’s workforce is more diverse than ever before. But despite new perspectives and talents, the promise of increased innovation rarely materializes. Why are so few businesses seeing results? Studies show that diverse teams are more creative than homogenous ones—but only when they are managed effectively. The secret is to minimize conflict while maximizing the informational diversity found in varied values and experiences. To do this, both leaders and team members need a high level of cultural intelligence, or CQ. Drawing on success stories from Google, Alibaba, Novartis and other groundbreaking companies, Driven by Difference identifies the management practices necessary to guide multicultural teams to innovation. Cultural differences can lead to gridlock, or they can catalyze innovation and growth. This research-based plan turns diversity’s potential into economic reality.