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.
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The authors, both Charles Schwab executives, use their first-hand experiences to explain how your company can succeed both online and offline.
Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition
Migrating from "command and control" to agile coaching requires a whole new mind-set. In Coaching Agile Teams, Lyssa Adkins gives agile coaches the insights they need to adopt this new mind-set and to guide teams to extraordinary performance in a re-energized work environment.
The hands-on guide to effective collaboration in Agile Projects.
Collaboration Explained: Facilitation Skills for Software Project Leaders (Agile Software Development Series)
Collaboration must be carefully planned and facilitated throughout the entire project lifecycle. This book ensures great collaboration for any agile software project.
Collaboration Tools for Project Managers: How to Choose, Get Started and Collaborate with Technology
Social media and online communication tools such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have rapidly changed our world outside of the workplace. These platforms and other tools such as wikis, instant messaging and big data repositories offer exciting possibilities to improve project team collaboration and stakeholder communication in the workplace as well. Since project managers rely on communication and effective team management skills, they need to keep up with the fast pace of change, technological trends and the latest business drivers that help move organizations forward. In Collaboration Tools for Project Managers, Elizabeth Harrin builds upon her 2010 book, Social Media for Project Managers, by providing the latest information, success stories and an easy-to-follow guide to implementing online collaboration tools and helping to overcome obstacles.
This is an easy-to-follow and simple-to-use eBook for project managers who are not yet formally trained in collaborative project management and who may not have the time or budget to get trained. The eBook describes the typical stages, steps and sub-steps involved in starting, setting up, managing and closing a typical project. It also has a section on PM leadership style.
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.
An unbiased introduction to COM+ and its relationship with other Microsoft technologies. COM+ is the next generation of COM, DCOM, and MTS. Microsoft's answer to CORBA and Enterprise JavaBeans, COM+ will provide the foundation for all of Microsoft's enterprise technologies, including databases, programming languages, and messaging. This introductory book offers an unbiased overview of COM+ as well as a review of how it works with Microsoft's other technologies, including clusters (Wolfpak), messaging (MSMQ), databases (SQL Server 7), programming languages (Visual Basic 6), and security. It also compares COM+ with its rival technologies, CORBA 3.0 and Enterprise JavaBeans.
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Written by two authors who are members of PMI, educators and consultants, this book is intended to be a practical guide to the application of complexity theory to virtual projects.