Alpha Project Managers

Author: Andy Crowe
Publisher:
ISBN: 0990907414
Release Date: 2015-12-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Debunking misconceptions surrounding successful project managers, this source builds upon a landmark survey of more than 800 project managers from around the world to highlight the traits that make them stand out in the minds of their teams, senior managers, customers, and stakeholders. Through in-depth interviews and discussions, the common attributes of these elite project managers--from character and beliefs to organizational approaches--are uncovered and help to explain their achievements. Painstakingly researched, this guide offers key insights by providing multiple perspectives on the character makeup of the world’s most successful project managers.

Introduction to Project Management Second Edition

Author: Kathy Schwalbe
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781423902201
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Best-selling author Kathy Schwalbe's Introduction to Project Management, Second Edition offers a general yet concise introduction to project management. This book provides up-to- date information on how good project, program, and portfolio management can

The Social Project Manager

Author: Peter Taylor
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781317015611
Release Date: 2016-02-17
Genre: Business & Economics

The Social Project Manager describes a non-traditional way of organising projects, managing project performance and progress. The aim being to deliver, at the enterprise level, a common goal for the business; one that harnesses the performance advantages of a collaborative community. Social elements help mitigate the constraints associated with the control aspect of project management, which is essential for governance. Team collaboration, problem solving and engagement in projects will never come from technology alone but require careful management. Peter Taylor draws on research from projects and the worlds of social media and communication to paint a vivid and practical guide to the why and how of social project management. There is no simple template for you to follow; instead he provides an explanation of the benefits, the tools and the constraints so that readers can navigate through to an approach that is sensitive to the culture of their organization and the nature of the projects that they run. Alongside the author’s ideas, the text features advice and case examples from many of the leading technology providers. The Social Project Manager is a very-readable and down-to-earth guide from one of the most highly-regarded practitioners and commentators on the world of project management.

Information Technology Project Management

Author: Kathy Schwalbe
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305177789
Release Date: 2015-11-04
Genre: Computers

Readers discover exciting opportunities and challenges in technology today with Schwalbe's INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 8E. This unique book demonstrates principles distinctive to managing information technology (IT). No book offers more insights and tools for IT project management success, including updates that reflect the latest PMBOK Guide. This edition weaves theory with successful practices for an integrated focus on the concepts, tools, and techniques that are most effective today. This is the only text to apply all 10 project management knowledge areas to IT projects. Readers master skills in project integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communications, risk, procurement, and stakeholder management as well as all five process groups -- initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Lazy Project Manager

Author: Peter Taylor
Publisher: Infinite Ideas
ISBN: 9781906821135
Release Date: 2012-04-17
Genre: Business & Economics

Economics, finance, business and industry.

Strategic Project Portfolio Management

Author: Simon Moore
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470564121
Release Date: 2009-10-09
Genre: Business & Economics

Lead change through strategic alignment of project and process performance Practical and filled with expert advice, Strategic Project Portfolio Management: Enabling a Productive Organization presents a clear framework for your organization to complete impactful strategic projects. Providing executive-level guidance to build a powerful and efficient process from initial adoption to portfolio alignment, this essential resource contains case studies from small to global multinational organizations, arming you with the insights to ensure your strategic projects are given the resources they need to deliver business impact. This important guide Shows executives how to align their projects and processes with their business strategy for compelling competitive advantage Provides cases from best in class organizations, showing how they were able to achieve results by using processes outlined in the book Reveals how technology is the key to developing new collaborative platforms and innovative work management environments that have not been possible until now Defines a framework for assessing project portfolio management competence within your organization and driving momentum for compelling improvements Explores how to go beyond project portfolio management to a holistic work management system Strategic Project Portfolio Management: Enabling a Productive Organization offers the practical recommendations, guidance, and real world insights you need to immediately begin driving better project management strategy.

The Basics of Project Evaluation and Lessons Learned

Author: Willis H. Thomas
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439872529
Release Date: 2011-11-11
Genre: Business & Economics

How do you determine if your project was a success (beyond being within budget and completed on time)? How do you determine the impact of a project? How do you capture valuable knowledge from a current or past project to enhance future programs? The answer to all three questions is through project lessons learned. Recipient of the 2012 PMI David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award Although lessons learned provide invaluable information for determining the success or failure of projects, a systematic method for conducting lessons learned is critical to the ongoing success of your projects, programs, and portfolios. The Basics of Project Evaluation and Lessons Learned details an easy-to-follow approach for conducting lessons learned on any project, in any organization. Whether your job entails running small projects from a home-based business or managing large projects as a part of an international supply chain, this book will be of great benefit. It outlines a well-indexed strategy to capture, categorize, and control lessons based on best practices. Reinforcing the project standards as outlined in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) published by the Project Management Institute (PMI®), the book incorporates the five Project Management Process Groups (Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring/Controlling and Closing). It also integrates the nine Project Management Knowledge Areas—Communications, Cost, Human Resources, Integration, Procurement, Quality, Risk, Scope and Time. Synthesizing essential concepts of project evaluation and lessons learned into an easy-to-follow process, the book: Outlines a practical 10-step process for conducting effective lessons learned Includes a wealth of project job aids, including templates, checklists, forms, and a Project Evaluation Resource Kit (PERK) on the accompanying CD Is supported by a comprehensive website at http://www.lessonslearned.info Based on more than a decade of research supported by renowned experts in the field of evaluation, this practical guide delivers the necessary resources for active engagement. It introduces innovative concepts, improved models, and highlights important considerations to help you gain a multi-dimensional perspective of project evaluation in the context of lessons learned.

Alpha Teach Yourself Project Management

Author: Nancy Mingus, P.M.P.
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440695704
Release Date: 2001-11-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Now you don't have to be an MBA or advanced specialist to learn the principles of project management. Alpha Teach Yourself Project Management in 24 Hours gives readers a lesson-by-lesson approach to learning the ins and outs of budgets, team-building and tracking. Recognizing that most projects are managed electronically or online today, the author also shows better and more efficient ways to track and achieve goals.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Project Management 5th Edition

Author: G. Michael Campbell PMP
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101515785
Release Date: 2011-06-07
Genre: Business & Economics

The step-by-step guide to becoming a successful project manager. By systematically managing goals and resources, any project, large or small, complicated or straightforward, can be achieved with great profitability. A certified project management professional shares the latest theories, procedures, and software tools available in this fully updated and revised guide including the newest directive from the Project Management Institute. An invaluable guide for any manager, it clearly explains the best way to approach any project, and also gives all the information necessary to those interested in passing the test to become a certified Project Management Professional. ? Includes the most current terms and concepts on the certification test, and the latest software tools from Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, and Primavera. ? Advice from an expert with useful, real-life anecdotes from the field.

Contemporary Project Management Cengage Learning 2012

Author: South-Western Cengage Learning
Publisher: Bukupedia
ISBN:
Release Date: 2012-06-12
Genre: Computers

Contemporary Project Management: Organize / Plan / Perform, Second Edition Timothy J. Kloppenborg Vice President/Editorial Director: Jack W. Calhoun Senior Acquisition Editor: Charles McCormick Jr. Developmental Editor: Elizabeth Lowry Marketing Manager: Adam MarshSenior Marketing Communications Manager: Libby Shipp Production Manager: Jean Buttrom Senior Rights Acquisitions Specialist-Text/Image: John Hill Manufacturing Buyer: Miranda Klapper Senior Art Director: Stacy Shirley Content Project Management: PreMediaGlobal Production House/Compositor: PreMediaGlobal Cover Designer: Lou Ann Thesing Cover Image: © Shutterstock LLC/Mariola

The PMP Exam

Author: Andy Crowe
Publisher:
ISBN: 0972967362
Release Date: 2010-05-01
Genre: Business & Economics

A quick reference guide for the PMP Exam, this sturdy, laminated card accompanies The PMP Exam: How To Pass On Your First Try, 5th Edition. Presenting all 47 processes along with the key inputs, tools, and outputs, this helpful tool also depicts techniques, tables, and graphs to highlight the most important information at a glance. Common formulas are organized for rapid look-up, bringing relevant information for the PMP Exam together in one resource.

The PMI ACP Exam

Author: Andy Crowe
Publisher: Test Prep
ISBN: 099090749X
Release Date: 2018-03-15
Genre: Business & Economics

This is the first book written specifically for the new PMI-ACP exam. It is a single, compact reference that will help the reader prepare for and pass the certification exam. Contents include: Understanding Agile, The PMI-ACP Exam, The Agile Manifesto, Project Justification, Teams & Team Space, Agile Planning, Working with Agile, Coaching with Agile, Agile Methodologies, How to Pass the PMI-ACP Exam, Glossary of Terms, 2 Simulated Exams with Answers.

The Velociteach All In One PMP Exam Prep Kit

Author: Andy Crowe
Publisher:
ISBN: 0990907481
Release Date: 2017-12
Genre:

This all-inclusive, self-study guide for the PMI's Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam provides all the information project managers need to thoroughly prepare for the test. It contains the book The PMP Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try; flash card App to help with memorization of key points; a laminated quick reference guide; a trial version subscription to the PMP course in InSite (the top PMP e-learning site); and downloadable audio CDs featuring experts Andy Crowe, Bill Yates, and Louis Alderman discussing the main points and concepts for the exam. The included learning materials cover all the processes, inputs, tools, and outputs that will be tested, along with insider secrets, test tricks and tips, hundreds of sample questions, and exercises designed to strengthen mastery of key concepts to help you pass the exam with confidence.

The Business Savvy Project Manager

Author: Gary R. Heerkens
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071788069
Release Date: 2005-12-14
Genre: Business & Economics

Valuable business skills from a leading project management expert To make the leap from average to superior, you must develop the skills to manage each project like a small business. The Business-Savvy Project Manager thoroughly explains key concepts, principles, and tools for project managers to provide organizations with superior return-oninvestment and top performance. From portfolio management and strategic alignment to calculation of economic metrics and effective use of both financial and nonfinancial criteria in project proposals, it gives you the business savvy for top-level performance and certain career success.