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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This second edition is in a modular format to facilitate training and advanced course instruction, and provides new coverage of agile, such as hybrid agile methods, the latest public sector practices and a chapter dedicated to transitioning to agile. It discusses the "grand bargain" between project management and business; the shift in dominance from plans to product and from input to output; and introduces new concepts such as return on benefit.
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.
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.
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.