Managing Quality in Projects (Advances in Project Management)

Managing Quality in Projects (Advances in Project Management)Project managers appear to accept the ’iron triangle’ of cost, budget and quality but in reality focus more on being on time and budget. Quality in projects is often paid mere lip service and relegated to tick-box compliance. This lack of clarity and focus on quality is often the source of project failures. Ron Basu’s Managing Quality in Projects shines the spotlight on this aspect of project management that can often be overshadowed by the pressure to deliver on time and on budget. His…

March 2, 2017
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Handbook of Research on Effective Project Management through the Integration of Knowledge and Innovation (Advances in it Personnel and Project Management)

Handbook of Research on Effective Project Management through the Integration of Knowledge and Innovation (Advances in it Personnel and Project Management)The field of project management experiences conceptual, technological, and decision issues when projects are created, implemented, and executed without the needed strategic connection. It is important to improve the connection between knowledge management and project management practices. The Handbook of Research on Effective Project Management through the Integration of Knowledge and Innovation bridges the gap between knowledge management and project management practices by providing both class…

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Customer-Centric Project Management (Advances in Project Management)

Customer-Centric Project Management (Advances in Project Management)There has been a sea-change in the focus of organizations – whether private or public – away from a traditional product- or service-centricity towards customer-centricity and projects are just as much a part of that change. Projects must deliver value; projects must involve stakeholders, and Elizabeth Harrin and Phil Peplow demonstrate convincingly that stakeholders are the ones who get to decide what ’value’ actually means. Customer-Centric Project Management is a short guide explaining w…

October 3, 2012
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Tame, Messy and Wicked Risk Leadership (Advances in Project Management)

Tame, Messy and Wicked Risk Leadership (Advances in Project Management)The general perception amongst most project and risk managers that we can somehow control the future is, says David Hancock, one of the most ill-conceived in risk management. The biggest problem is how to measure risks in terms of their potential likelihood, their possible consequences, their correlation and the public’s perception of them. The situation is further complicated by identifying different categories of problem types; Tame problems (straight-forward simple linear causal relationships…

November 28, 2010
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Effective Standardization Management in Corporate Settings (Advances in Standardization Research)

Effective Standardization Management in Corporate Settings (Advances in Standardization Research)The use of standards to optimize the interoperability of systems has become commonplace in the business world. Though once believed to limit innovation, it has been shown that standardization promotes organizational growth. Through defining norms for given technologies, managers open themselves to new opportunities and developments.Effective Standardization Management in Corporate Settings is a pivotal reference source that assesses the link between standards and efficiency in the business world…

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Implementing Program Management: Templates and Forms Aligned with the Standard for Program Management – Second Edition (2008) (Best Practices and Advances in Program Management)

Implementing Program Management: Templates and Forms Aligned with the Standard for Program Management - Second Edition (2008) (Best Practices and Advances in Program Management)In early 2007, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) piloted the now highly sought after Program Management Professional (PgMP®) credential, reflecting the growing trend for organizations to coordinate the work done on numerous stand-alone projects into a cohesive program-type structure. Written by two successful PgMPs, Implementing Program Management: Templates and Forms Aligned with the Standard for Program Management Second Edition–(2008) is a complete guide that presents a step-by-step…

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Project Health Assessment (Best Practices and Advances in Program Management)

Project Health Assessment (Best Practices and Advances in Program Management)Project managers, sponsors, team members, and involved stakeholders know when things aren’t going well. A frequent first indication is a missing or errant process. Project Health Assessment presents an innovative approach for assessing project processes through a set of ten critical success factors based on PMI’s PMBOK® Guide knowledge areas. The findings from such assessments can help project managers reduce project risk, improve stakeholder satisfaction, and increase the likelihood of pro…

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Project-Based Organizing and Strategic Management (Advances in Strategic Management)

Project-Based Organizing and Strategic Management (Advances in Strategic Management)This volume is designed to renew, stimulate and facilitate discussion about project-based organizations (PBOs) and how they increasingly pervade business dimensions, from R&D and new product development, to the production of complex capital goods and implementation of organizational change across very different industries such as management consulting, engineering or entertainment. Contributors analyze PBOs as firms, units or networks of firms set up to complete a specific assignment, as well as…

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Improving Business Performance: A Project Portfolio Management Approach (Best Practices and Advances in Program Management)

Improving Business Performance: A Project Portfolio Management Approach (Best Practices and Advances in Program Management)No organization is impervious to change. Rather, the survival and growth of an organization is dependent on how well it copes with change. Successful change initiatives consist of the integrated eco-system of its portfolio, programs, and projects. These change initiatives become the delivery mechanisms for implementing the strategy of an organization.Improving Business Performance: A Project Portfolio Management Approach clarifies how the proper application of portfolio, program, and project man…

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Agile Estimation Techniques and Innovative Approaches to Software Process Improvement (Advance in Systems Analysis, Software Engineering, and High Performance Computing (Asasehpc))

Agile Estimation Techniques and Innovative Approaches to Software Process Improvement (Advance in Systems Analysis, Software Engineering, and High Performance Computing (Asasehpc))Applying methodologies of Software Process Improvement (SPI) is an effective way for businesses to remain competitive in the software industry. However, many organizations find implementing software process initiatives challenging. Agile Estimation Techniques and Innovative Approaches to Software Process Improvement reviews current SPI techniques and applications through discussions on current and future trends as well as the presentation of case studies on SPI implementation. Ideal for use by a…

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