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 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.

Practice Standard for Project Risk Management

Author: Project Management Institute
Publisher: Project Management Institute
ISBN: 9781935589624
Release Date: 2009-06-01
Genre: Business & Economics

The Practice Standard for Project Risk Management covers risk management as it is applied to single projects only. It does not cover risk in programs or portfolios. This practice standard is consistent with the PMBOK® Guide and is aligned with other PMI practice standards. Different projects, organizations and situations require a variety of approaches to risk management and there are several specific ways to conduct risk management that are in agreement with principles of Project Risk Management as presented in this practice standard.

Methods of IT Project Management

Author: Jeffrey L. Brewer
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 9781557536631
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Business & Economics

Designed for graduate, advanced undergraduate, and practitioner project management courses with an information technology focus, Methods of IT Project Management is built around the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). The text provides students with all of the concepts, techniques, and methods found in the leading project management reference books, while also conveying practical knowledge that can immediately be applied in real-world settings. Unlike other books in this field, the material is organized according to the sequence of the project management life cycle from initial overview, through initiation, execution, and control, to close out. Following this life cycle, as opposed to covering the material by knowledge area, allows students to simultaneously learn project management concepts and methods at the same time as they develop skills they can use immediately during and upon completion of the course. The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification issued by the Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world's leading certification in this field. To help students prepare, the authors have dedicated an appendix to practice study questions and give helpful advice on preparing for and passing the PMP exam. At the end of each chapter, the text provides one or more mini-cases based on the theme of a running case study that extends through the entire book. The mini-cases provide additional opportunities for students to apply project management concepts and techniques, and they are ideal for stimulating class discussions and debates. In addition, these cases also present thought-provoking scenarios to challenge the more advanced student. This replaces the 1st Edition by Prentice Hall (ISBN# 978-0132367257).

Delivering Project Excellence with the Statement of Work

Author: Michael G. Martin
Publisher: Do Sustainability
ISBN: 9781567262865
Release Date: 2010-02-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Use the Statement of Work to Ensure Your Project’s Success! Delivering Project Excellence with the Statement of Work, Second Edition, builds on the foundation of the first edition with a comprehensive yet succinct description of how to apply the statement of work (SOW) to manage projects effectively. With updates throughout and an entirely new chapter on the use and application of the statement of objectives, this book continues to serve as an essential, practical guide for project managers and team members. The latest techniques presented in this timely resource will help you and your team: Ensure that your projects meet specified scope and quality Control risk by clearly defining roles and responsibilities Manage changes to the SOW This new edition also addresses project management issues related to the federal government, including updated Federal Acquisition Regulation guidance on drafting a quality SOW and a discussion of legal considerations related to the SOW. New examples of SOWs from a variety of projects and business environments provide you with lessons learned and the hands-on guidance you need to deliver excellence on your project! Contents Part I: Understanding the Fundamentals of the Statement of Work • Defining the Statement of Work • The Importance of the SOW in Managing Projects • When to Do an SOW • Who Should Develop the SOW • Part II: Building the Statement of Work • Building the SOW Foundation • Framing the SOW • Finalizing the SOW • Sample SOWs: The Good, the Bad, and the Downright Ugly • Part III: Maintaining the SOW for Project Excellence • Managing Change to the SOW • The Statement of Objectives • Part IV: Changing the Paradigm • Selling the Importance and Benefits of the SOW About the Author Michael G. Martin, PMP, is an internationally recognized consultant, speaker, and trainer with extensive experience in portfolio, program, and project management as well as enterprise risk management. He has authored and contributed to several books on project management, including Federal Statements of Work: A Practical Guide, The 77 Deadly Sins of Project Management, and the Field Guide to Project Management, Second Edition. He is the past president and chair of the Atlanta PMI® chapter, a member of the PMP® exam development committee, and founding chair of the PMI® government specific interest group.

Construction Quality Management

Author: Tim Howarth
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317191391
Release Date: 2017-09-11
Genre: Architecture

Quality management is essential for facilitating the competitiveness of modern day commercial organisations. Excellence in quality management is a requisite for construction organisations who seek to remain competitive and successful. The challenges presented by competitive construction markets and large projects that are dynamic and complex necessitate the adoption and application of quality management approaches. This new edition of Construction Quality Management provides a comprehensive evaluation of quality management systems and tools. Their effectiveness in achieving project objectives is explored, as well as applications in corporate performance enhancement. Both the strategic and operational dimensions of quality assurance are addressed by focusing on providing models of best practice. The reader is supported throughout by concise and clear explanations and with self-assessment questions. Practical case study examples show how various evaluative-based quality management systems and tools have been applied. Subjects covered include: business objectives – the stakeholder satisfaction methodology organisational culture and Health and Safety quality philosophy evaluation of organisational performance continuous quality improvement and development of a learning organisation. New chapters consider the influence of Building Information Modelling (BIM) on quality management. The text should be of interest to construction industry senior managers, practicing professionals and academics. It is also an essential resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students of construction management, project management and business management courses.

Management of Construction Projects

Author: John E. Schaufelberger
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781315529080
Release Date: 2017-03-27
Genre: Architecture

Unlike the majority of construction project management textbooks out there, Management of Construction Projects takes a distinctive approach by setting itself in the context of a single and real-world construction project throughout and also by looking at construction project management from the constructor’s perspective. This project-based learning approach emphasizes the skills, knowledge, and techniques students require to become successful project managers. This second edition uses a brand new, larger, and more challenging case study to take students through key stages of the process, including: contracts and subcontracting; estimating, scheduling, and planning; supply chain and materials management; cost control, quality, and safety; project leadership and ethics; and claims, disputes, and project close-outs. Also new to this edition is coverage of emergent industry trends such as LEAN, LEED, and BIM. The book contains essential features such as review questions, exercises, and chapter summaries, while example plans, schedules, contracts, and other documents are stored on a companion website. Written in straightforward language from a constructor’s perspective, this textbook gives a realistic overview and review of the roles of project managers and everything they need to know in order to see a successful project through from start to finish.

Agile Project Management

Author: Jim Highsmith
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 0321659171
Release Date: 2009-07-10
Genre: Computers

Best practices for managing projects in agile environments—now updated with new techniques for larger projects Today, the pace of project management moves faster. Project management needs to become more flexible and far more responsive to customers. Using Agile Project Management (APM), project managers can achieve all these goals without compromising value, quality, or business discipline. In Agile Project Management, Second Edition, renowned agile pioneer Jim Highsmith thoroughly updates his classic guide to APM, extending and refining it to support even the largest projects and organizations. Writing for project leaders, managers, and executives at all levels, Highsmith integrates the best project management, product management, and software development practices into an overall framework designed to support unprecedented speed and mobility. The many topics added in this new edition include incorporating agile values, scaling agile projects, release planning, portfolio governance, and enhancing organizational agility. Project and business leaders will especially appreciate Highsmith’s new coverage of promoting agility through performance measurements based on value, quality, and constraints. This edition’s coverage includes: Understanding the agile revolution’s impact on product development Recognizing when agile methods will work in project management, and when they won’t Setting realistic business objectives for Agile Project Management Promoting agile values and principles across the organization Utilizing a proven Agile Enterprise Framework that encompasses governance, project and iteration management, and technical practices Optimizing all five stages of the agile project: Envision, Speculate, Explore, Adapt, and Close Organizational and product-related processes for scaling agile to the largest projects and teams Agile project governance solutions for executives and management The “Agile Triangle”: measuring performance in ways that encourage agility instead of discouraging it The changing role of the agile project leader

The Project Management Communications Toolkit Second Edition

Author: Carl Pritchard
Publisher: Artech House
ISBN: 9781608075454
Release Date: 2013-11-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Effective communication is the most powerful tool a manager can use. This is especially true for project managers who are tasked with coordinating the efforts of every project member as well as maintaining an open dialog with senior executives. Helping professionals achieve a high-level of communications expertise is the goal of this second edition book and CD-ROM package. The book explains how to energize projects, create momentum, and achieve success by talking and listening to staff members. Moreover, it teaches how to effectively communicate project status and requirements to executive management. The valuable CD-ROM supplies the “tools” to do the job right… ready-to-use documents, forms, reports, and project templates that help ensure effective, clear, and consistent communication. This second edition also includes new changes from A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), Fifth Edition, as well as new material on evolving tools such as social media. As new technology has found its way to the marketplace, simple approaches from years gone by are modified for cloud-sharing tools, social media, and other considerations.

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.

Essentials of Software Project Managememt

Author: Richard Bechtold
Publisher:
ISBN: 1567261868
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Computer software

Traditional project management rules do not apply in the software world. Software projects tend to operate in a state of crisis more so than other project types. Accordingly, this book provides guidance for planning and managing a software project, as well as critical advice for regaining control of a project that has been overwhelmed by events. The latest edition of this valuable project management resource will help you: . Create a comprehensive and effective project plan . Recognize the early warnings that a software project is heading off track so you can redirect it . Gather the right people and tools to ensure project success . Plan, track and control a software project at each critical stage . Manage software defects to deliver products that meet or exceed quality objectives . Conduct software reviews, walkthroughs and inspections to spot problems before they turn into crises . Develop complex systems and manage testing of COTS-intensive systems . Implement quality frameworks and international standards . Recover software projects that are suffering from lack of control

Modern Construction Project Management Second Edition

Author: S.L. Tang
Publisher: Hong Kong University Press
ISBN: 9622095674
Release Date: 2003-03-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Paul Van Dyke works in many languages and archives to uncover the history of Peark River trade. This two-volume work is likely to be the most definitive reference work on the major trading families of Guangzhou.

Project Management Maturity Model

Author: J. Kent Crawford
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 0585425078
Release Date: 2001-11-05
Genre: Business & Economics

Project Management Maturity Model: Providing a Proven Path to Project Management Excellence offers effective strategies for the implementation of efficient project management systems for increased levels of organizational maturity, time and cost conservation, quality assurance, and project success. It details areas critical to organizational improvement such as the project office, management oversight, professional development, risk assessment, and streamlining processes. Summarizing methods to identify, analyze, and control factors affecting project quality and scheduling, Project Management Maturity Model supplies descriptions of the component qualities and characteristics of each layer of the maturity level, techniques to build a culture of project management excellence, an industry-wide benchmarking survey of project management maturity, a logical path to improve organizational processes, tools to measure company progress, a set of priorities for short-term improvement actions, and more.

The AMA Handbook of Project Management

Author: Paul Dinsmore
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 9780814433409
Release Date: 2014-06-12
Genre: Business & Economics

A must-read for any project management professional or student. Projects are the life blood of any organization. Revised to reflect the latest changes to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK(R)) and the Project Management Professional Exam(R), the fourth edition of The AMA Handbook of Project Management provides readers with a clear overview of a complex discipline. Covering everything from individual projects to programs and strategic alignment, it addresses: Project initiation and planning Communication and interpersonal skills Scheduling, budgeting and meeting business objectives Managing political and resource issues Implementing a PMO Measuring value and competencies. The book compiles essays and advice from the field's top professionals and features new chapters on stakeholder management, agile project management, program management, project governance, knowledge management, and more. Updated with fresh examples, case studies and solutions to specific project management dilemmas, it remains an essential reference to the critical concepts and theories all project managers must master.

Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge PMBOK Guide Fifth Edition

Author: Project Management Institute
Publisher: Project Management Institute
ISBN: 9781935589815
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) —Fifth Edition reflects the collaboration and knowledge of working project managers and provides the fundamentals of project management as they apply to a wide range of projects. This internationally recognized standard gives project managers the essential tools to practice project management and deliver organizational results. • A 10th Knowledge Area has been added; Project Stakeholder Management expands upon the importance of appropriately engaging project stakeholders in key decisions and activities. • Project data information and information flow have been redefined to bring greater consistency and be more aligned with the Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom (DIKW) model used in the field of Knowledge Management. • Four new planning processes have been added: Plan Scope Management, Plan Schedule Management, Plan Cost Management and Plan Stakeholder Management: These were created to reinforce the concept that each of the subsidiary plans are integrated through the overall project management plan.