The U.S. economy thrives on the development of new products, new systems and new processes. Usually, these advances start as a flash of inspiration by highly creative individuals. It is complex and difficult to go from initial inspiration to a final product, process or system. So it is not surprising that approximately one out of every four development programs fails. A development program or project in trouble is distinct from a program encountering typical development difficulties. Such a program or project can appear to be in free fall. This book identifies the essential fundamentals for executing a program or project turnaround effectively.
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A flat organization believes the formal processes and controls used by many hierarchical organizations are too involved, require too much overhead cost, and are too complex and/or time consuming. This book is ideal for the project manager, team member, manager, or project sponsor with limited or no formal project management experience working within a flat organization. It offers clear, understandable discussions about project management processes, provides practical ideas and suggestions, answers common questions, and explains ways to address common pitfalls.
Important New Tools for Managing Your Small Projects as Part of a Larger Program! The first edition of Project Management for Small Projects introduced project management processes, tools and techniques that are scalable and adaptable to small projects. Project managers learned a structured, disciplined approach to managing small projects sensibly and realistically. This new edition is updated throughout to reflect the PMBOK® Guide--Fifth Edition, balancing the particular needs of small projects with the project management methodology. Project managers who are proficient at managing and leading their own projects are increasingly being called upon to work collaboratively with other project managers to lead components of a program. In addition to knowing how to manage processes and how to lead the team, project managers must now also know how to collaborate and share knowledge with other project managers. A new chapter on program management offers important insights and guidance for managing a group of related small projects in a coordinated way to obtain benefits and control not available from managing them individually.
The challenge of managing projects is to combine the technology of the future with lessons from the past. In the third edition of Project Management for the 21st Century, noted authors Bennet P. Lientz and Kathryn P. Rea provide a modern, proven approach to project management.
This book briefly considers published plans for future hotel openings in Greater China to explain the scale of the problem. It analyzes why traditional approaches to opening new hotels do not work efficiently and cannot be scaled, and why project management methodologies are the best way forward. The major part of this book examines modern project management concepts to determine the feasibility of reorganizing a hotel management company and developing a new hotel opening “how to” guide so that it can use project management to effectively and efficiently open new hotels on large scale.
There are a number of structured approaches that guide the successful completion of projects in business environments. This book translates these processes and techniques such that non-project managers can easily use these proven approaches in a non-business context for their own projects. It removes technical jargon, the need for computer software and hardware, and complicated organizational environments, describing the essential project management processes in a simple, straightforward manner.
Need a book with real-life examples? This book takes stories of project managers working through problems and gives you actionable items, inspiration and tips for your next project.
Project Management the Agile Way was written for experienced project managers, architects and systems analysts who are comfortable in traditional methods of project management but now need to learn about agile methods for software projects and understand how to make agile work effectively in the enterprise. The methodologies included under the agile umbrella go by many names, such as Scrum, XP, Crystal and EVO, to name a few. Project managers will gain practical day-to-day tips and advice on how to apply these practices to mainstream projects and how to integrate these methods with other methodologies used in the enterprise.
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.
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.