Project Quality Management

Author: Kenneth Rose
Publisher: J. Ross Publishing
ISBN: 1604271027
Release Date: 2014-05
Genre: Business & Economics

Quality has been a much mentioned but little employed component on projects. Other books, tools, and even many training courses on the market are still oriented toward the manufacturing domain, and provide little information of relevance to project managers who work with intellectual processes more than the action details of production. So where have project managers been going for guidance on integrating the quality demanded in project implementations for achieving success? Right here! Project Quality Management, recipient of the 2006 PMI® David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award in its first edition, offered project managers a specific, succinct, step-by-step project quality management process found nowhere else. It has now been updated and enhanced to also meet the needs of trainers, college instructors, and their students! Project Quality Management: Why, What and How, Second Edition demonstrates how to implement the general methods defined in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge—Fifth Edition (PMBOK® Guide) and augments those methods with more detailed, hands-on procedures that have been proven through actual practice. This edition presents case examples that illuminate the theory of quality planning, assurance, and control with real-world narratives, including situational analysis and lessons learned. It also provides course discussion points and practical exercises at the end of each chapter. This book offers practical exercises relevant to many project domains, which will help readers gain experience using the tools and techniques of this project quality management process before applying them to their own project work. Course instructor material is also now available. Key Features • Provides a Wheel of Quality that codifies in one complete image the contributing elements of contemporary project quality management • Establishes a quality tool — the pillar diagram — that provides the needed capability to identify root causes of undesirable effects • Supplies quality processes attuned to project scope specifications used to ensure a quality product and quality processes and to help maintain cost and schedule constraints to ensure a quality project • Provides techniques and tools organized and explained according to their application within this quality process that can be applied immediately to improve project implementation and customer satisfaction in any project context • Candidly examines organization aspects that may hinder quality in spite of knowledge and best intentions • Presents “off-line” treatment of the related topics of project training, leadership, and organization change in appendices • WAV offers numerous downloadable tools for planning project quality, collecting and understanding data, comprehending and analyzing processes, and problem solving, as well as instruction materials for use in college and professional courses on the topic — available from the Web Added Value™ Download Resource Center at www.jrosspub.com/wav

Quality Management Handbook Second Edition

Author: Raymond Kimber
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0824793560
Release Date: 1997-08-29
Genre: Technology & Engineering

"Affords an advantageous understanding of contemporary management and total quality systems without excessive employment of advanced mathematics--directing managers in the implementation of the basic quality framework that will lead to improved production and increased profits through sound quality practices. Provides practical applications in a wide variety of industrial, financial, service, and administrative systems and shows how to prepare for quality audits, product meetings, and production discussions. Features 21 new chapters."

Integrating Productivity and Quality Management Second Edition

Author: Johnson Edosomwan
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0585376441
Release Date: 1995-06-16
Genre: Technology & Engineering

This second edition details all productivity and quality methodologies, principles and techniques, and demonstrates how they interact in the three phases of the productivity and quality management triangle (PQMT): measurement, control and evaluation; planning and analysis; and improvement and monitoring. This edition features material on practical strategies for implementing quality programmes, balancing productivity and quality results , resolving quality problems and empowering employees.

Quality Management in Construction Projects Second Edition

Author: Abdul Razzak Rumane
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781351580076
Release Date: 2017-10-17
Genre: Business & Economics

The first edition published in 2010. The response was encouraging and many people appreciated a book that was dedicated to quality management in construction projects. Since it published, ISO 9000: 2008 has been revised and ISO 9000: 2015 has published. The new edition will focus on risk-based thinking which must be considered from the beginning and throughout the project life cycle. There are quality-related topics such as Customer Relationship, Supplier Management, Risk Management, Quality Audits, Tools for Construction Projects, and Quality Management that were not covered in the first edition. Furthermore, some figures and tables needed to be updated to make the book more comprehensive.

Quality Management in Construction Projects

Author: Abdul Razzak Rumane
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439838720
Release Date: 2016-04-19
Genre: Business & Economics

Concise and easy to read, Quality Management in Construction Projects presents key information on how to approach quality assurance for construction projects. Containing quick reference tables and a wealth of figures, the book presents valuable quality related data and guidelines. It provides coverage that spans from the inception of a project through issuance of a completion certificate. Go the extra distance and become the consummate professional: Learn about different types of contract deliverable systems Explore important points to be considered while developing detail design and shop drawing Plan for major activities during construction process Create design review checklists Anticipate costs involved with quality Understand reasons why an executed work may be rejected Develop ways to assess your quality efforts In addition to covering standard procedures and concepts, the author introduces and discusses a wide range of-the-state-of-the-art-tools and approaches that professionals can use to develop an Integrated Quality Management System most suitable for their specific project. These include Six Sigma, TRIZ, and Total Quality Management, as well ISO 9000, ISO 14000 Environmental Management System, and OHSAS 18000 This information will also prove valuable for cutting-edge instructors who wish to provide engineering/management students with in-depth knowledge about current practices and familiarize them with the vernacular used in discussing quality assurance practices within the construction industry. Dr. Abdul Razzak Rumane’s work in Quality Management in Construction Projects has earned him a nomination for ASQ’s Philip B. Crosby Medal. This award is presented to the individual who has authored a distinguished book contributing significantly to the extension of the philosophy and application of the principles, methods, or techniques of quality management.

PMP Exam Practice Test and Study Guide Tenth Edition

Author: Ginger Levin
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781498752831
Release Date: 2015-09-18
Genre: Business & Economics

Continuing in the tradition of its bestselling predecessors, PMP® Exam Practice Test and Study Guide, Tenth Edition uses self study to help readers increase their chances of passing the PMP® certification exam the first time around. This tenth edition is up to date with the 2015 Examination Content Outline (ECO) published by the Project Management Institute (PMI®), which is the blueprint for the exam. In addition to 600 practice test questions, this edition includes a new chapter on the five process domains. It supplies an overview of each knowledge area, a list of exam topics, and 40 multiple-choice questions for each of the ten knowledge areas presented in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge Fifth Edition (PMBOK® Guide). As in previous editions, this edition provides a clearly written rationale for each correct answer, along with a supporting reference list. To help broaden your understanding of the concepts in the answer, this edition features an expanded rationale that discusses why a particular answer is correct, some study tips to consider, and in many cases, an explanation as to why the other answers are incorrect. For each answer, the authors supply references to the appropriate pages in the PMBOK® Guide and the specific ECO domain and task. You will also find references to one or more of the five process groups: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring and Controlling, or Closing at the end of each rationale. The book features a 200-question online practice test that simulates the actual PMP® exam. It also includes the authors’ proprietary proficiency rating that will help you assess your strengths and weaknesses in each process domain so you can identify the areas where you require further study. Watch co-author Ginger Levin, PMP talk about this new edition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FZ2RePeYBvY

Total Quality Management for Project Management

Author: Kim H. Pries
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439885055
Release Date: 2012-08-29
Genre: Business & Economics

Finding ways to improve margins can be the difference between organizations that thrive and those that simply survive during times of economic uncertainty. Describing why cost reductions can be just as powerful as increases in revenue, Total Quality Management for Project Management explains how to integrate time-tested project management tools with the power of Total Quality Management (TQM) to achieve significant cost reductions. Detailing the ins and outs of applying project management methods to TQM activities, the book provides the understanding you’ll need to enhance the effectiveness of your TQM work. To clear up any confusion about what a true quality improvement is, it includes sections that cover the fundamentals of total quality management and defines the terms used throughout the text. The book examines profitability as it relates to product cost—including the initial work determining investment paybacks. It compares TQM/PM versus Six Sigma and illustrates the use of scrum in the context of TQM for improving quality initiatives. Complete with real-world success stories that facilitate comprehension, it illustrates methods that can help to minimize distractions and keep your team focused. The authors consider the full range of quality improvement tools as applied within the framework of project management. For the section of the book on the application of TQM to scrum, they demonstrate how these analytical methods can be used on the data produced within a scrum project and made into actionable information. Filled with innovative methods for improving costs, the text arms you with the tools to determine the approaches best suited to your corporate culture and capabilities.

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 Complete Project Management Office Handbook Second Edition

Author: Gerard M. Hill
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420046829
Release Date: 2007-08-22
Genre: Business & Economics

The Complete Project Management Office Handbook, Second Edition identifies the PMO as the essential business integrator of the people, processes, and tools that manage or influence project performance. This book details how the PMO applies professional project management practices and successfully integrates business interests with project goals— regardless of whether the scope of the PMO is limited to managing a handful of specific projects or expanded to oversee the total practice of project management within the organization. The book first considers the five stages of PMO capability, each benchmarking a particular level of capability achieved if functions are fully implemented. Each stage is also indicative of the organization’s maturity in project management, with the PMO’s role and responsibilities advancing from project management oversight and control at the lower end of the competency continuum to strategic business alignment at the higher competency stages. This revised edition then examines 20 function models that can be used to guide the organization through the deliberation and the development of PMO operational capability. These models suggest what project management capability can be realized through comprehensive implementation of each PMO function. Providing project and business managers with a starting point that enables them to achieve desired results from project management, The Complete Project Management Office Handbook is an important resource for everyone involved in making project management work effectively within the organization.

Project Management for Building Designers and Owners Second Edition

Author: Howard G. Birnberg
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0849312655
Release Date: 1998-07-29
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Project Management for Building Designers and Owners presents the concepts, tools, and ideas to help design firms and owner/client project managers to better communicate and perform their jobs. Topics include: Streamlining the complexity and costs of current building design and construction Integrating the often-fragmented nature of the team in designing and constructing buildings Assessing the reengineering trend of reducing in-house facilities and staff in planning, coordinating, and managing a project Outsourcing responsibilities to traditional engineering, architectural, and facilities firms as well as program and project management firms Comparing traditional design firms and specialty firms - in terms of finding and keeping capable staffs, project scope management, fee and time pressures, and a myriad of other issues Communicating effectively within this highly fragmented, specialized, and complex arena This edition comprehensively outlines the fundamental means to effectively manage and control a project's scope, schedule, and budget.

Project Management Maturity Model Second Edition

Author: J. Kent Crawford
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780849379468
Release Date: 2006-07-24
Genre: Business & Economics

Assisting organizations in improving their project management processes, the Project Management Maturity Model defines the industry standard for measuring project management maturity. Project Management Maturity Model, Second Edition provides a roadmap showing organizations how to move to higher levels of organizational behavior, improving project success and organizational performance. It's a comprehensive tool for enhancing project management practices, covering areas critical to organizational improvement, such as the project office, management oversight, and professional development. It also provides methods for optimizing project management processes. The book also includes the Project Portfolio Management Maturity Model, which covers best practices for determining portfolio maturity, setting short-term priorities, improving portfolio management processes and tracking progress. The author, J. Kent Crawford, CEO of PM Solutions, describes the basics of project management maturity, including the benefits of assessing maturity, and presents a comprehensive framework for improving organization's processes. Chapters are based on the nine project management knowledge areas specified in the Project Management Institute's standard, the PMBOK® Guide. This edition also provides new and revised materials based on the PMBOK® Guide Third Edition. After an objective assessment, an organization can set its goals for increasing the capability of its processes and develop a plan for reaching those goals. This book is ideal for anyone involved with improving the capability of an organization's project and portfolio management processes.

Supply Chain Project Management Second Edition

Author: James B. Ayers
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1420083937
Release Date: 2009-10-14
Genre: Business & Economics

Improving supply chain efficiency, especially in an unsettled business climate, requires that managers go beyond doing business as usual. They must apply inspiration and perspiration in a structured, collaborative, and measurable approach that blends project management with supply chain management knowledge and practice. Supply Chain Project Management, Second Edition offers the supply chain practitioners and project managers of today with a fully updated guide for implementing strategic supply chain improvements. It covers how to implement project management best practices in ways that will encourage continual improvement of the supply chain. Focusing on improving competitiveness, the book describes the benefit of applying proven project management skills to improve collaboration and communication among one’s own company and its suppliers and customers. It explains how to achieve company-wide agreement for developing and directing strategies that will lower risk in undertaking difficult supply chain change. Exceptionally well-organized to provide quick reference, as well as in-depth background where needed, this comprehensive work: Covers SCM execution and the foundation concepts relevant to the current international business climate, describing the challenges managers face and the skills needed to deal with ongoing change Explores the ways supply chain and supply chain management might be defined, offering multiple viewpoints and definitions from supply chain and project management perspectives Details effective SCM project processes, offering the tools and project templates needed to implement change A highly respected authority on supply chain implementation and management, James Ayers is a member of the Project Management Institute and the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals. Offering a unique perspective, augmented by anecdotes garnered from his years of experience, this book goes beyond conventional tools and methods to help managers tap the creative inspiration needed to distinguish their organization in these highly fluid and competitive times.

Project Management Theory and Practice Second Edition

Author: Gary L. Richardson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781482254976
Release Date: 2014-10-29
Genre: Business & Economics

Updated to reflect the Project Management Institute’s (PMI’s) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Fifth Edition, the new edition of this bestselling textbook continues to provide a practical and up-to-date overview of project management theory. Project Management Theory and Practice, Second Edition explains project management theory using language that is easy to understand. The book integrates the organizational environment that surrounds a project to supply the well-rounded knowledge of theories, organizational issues, and human behavior needed to manage real-world projects effectively. This edition includes a new chapter on Stakeholder Management, which is a new knowledge area covered in the new PMBOK® Guide. It also provides updated references and a new streamlined organization of chapters. There are several project-related model frameworks sponsored by PMI®, and many of these are covered in this text. Specifically, the book details: Work breakdown structures (WBS) Earned value management (EVM) Enterprise project management (EPMO) Portfolio management (PPM) Professional responsibility and ethics For many of the major sections, the PMI Global Accreditation curriculum learning objectives have been adapted with permission of PMI and used to guide the content. Filled with end-of-chapter questions, scheduling and budgeting problems, and scoping projects, this text is ideal for classroom use and essential reading for anyone seeking project management certification. The book also includes sample empirically oriented worksheets that demonstrate various management decision and analysis-oriented tools.

Practical Guide to Software Quality Management

Author: John W. Horch
Publisher: Artech House
ISBN: 1580536042
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Computers

If you are responsible for designing, implementing, or managing a quality software program, this updated edition of the Practical Guide to Software Quality Management now identifies 10 major components that make up a solid program in line with ISO 9001 quality management precepts. Thoroughly revised and with new chapters on software safety and software risk management, this comprehensive primer provides you with the starting points for a standardized documentation system, and analyzes each individual program component separately, addressing in detail its specific role and overall importance to the system.