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.

Management of Construction Projects

Author: John E. Schaufelberger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781315529073
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.

Project Management the Agile Way

Author: John C. Goodpasture
Publisher: J. Ross Publishing
ISBN: 9781604270273
Release Date: 2010-01-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Project Management the Agile Way was written for experienced project managers, architects and systems analysts who are comfortable in traditional methods of project management but now need to learn about agile methods for software projects and understand how to make agile work effectively in the enterprise. The methodologies included under the agile umbrella go by many names such as Scrum, XP, Crystal and EVO, to name a few. Project managers will gain practical day-to-day tips and advice on how to apply these practices to mainstream projects and how to integrate these methods with other methodologies used in the enterprise. Key Features: • Offers a review of most of the popular agile and iterative methodologies for project management • Presents practical tips and application advice for how to harmonize agile and iterative methods with mainstream project processes • Describes how earned value can work with non-traditional methods • Explains how to scale agile and iterative methods for enterprise projects • Shows the means to contract and outsource with agile and iterative methods • Provides guidance to build a business case and track post-project benefits

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.

Managing Project Quality

Author: Timothy J. Kloppenborg PhD
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781523096879
Release Date: 2002-02
Genre: Business & Economics

Make breakthroughs in project quality by combining project management with quality management - this books shows you how. Guiding you from project initiation through closure, the book provides a detailed stage-specific flowchart of activities correlated with appropriate tools to give you new power to meet customer expectations and institutionalize project quality.

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

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.

Introduction to Project Management Second Edition

Author: Kathy Schwalbe
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133714507
Release Date:
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

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.

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).

Integrated Cost and Schedule Control in Project Management

Author: Ursula Kuehn
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781523097425
Release Date: 2010-10
Genre: Business & Economics

The Practical, Precise, and Proven Approach to Integrated Cost and Schedule Control! This trusted project management resource, now in its second edition, includes expanded coverage of how integrated cost and schedule control works within the federal government. With the renewed emphasis on transparency in government, the processes detailed in this book are particularly relevant. Building on the solid foundation of the first edition, this updated second edition includes new material on: • Project planning in the federal government • Integrated baseline reviews • Federal requirements for an ANSI/EIA-748 compliant earned value management system • Federal requirements for performance reports Integrated Cost and Schedule Control in Project Management, Second Edition, continues to offer a practical approach that is accessible to project managers at all levels. The step-by-step presentation, numerous case studies, and instructive examples give practitioners relevant material they can put to use immediately.

Contemporary Project Management

Author: Timothy Kloppenborg
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305177468
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Teach students to master the most proven methods in project management as well as exciting new techniques emerging from current industry and today's most recent research with Kloppenborg's CONTEMPORARY PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 3E. This text introduces time-tested manual techniques and progressive automated techniques, all consistent with the latest PMBOK Guide and integrated with Microsoft Project 2013. The book's focused approach is ideal for project management courses in both upper-level undergraduate and MBA-level programs. Students practice manual techniques to ensure that they fully grasp the principles behind the methods before learning to use Microsoft Project 2013, which is fully integrated into nine chapters of this edition, to complete tasks. Throughout the text, students have opportunities to build strong portfolios to showcase their skills in future interviews as they create specific deliverables for real-world projects, whether from working by themselves or as part of a group. To ensure that students understand the established standards in project management today and to prepare them to become Certified Project Management Professionals (PMP) if they choose, all content in CONTEMPORARY PROJECT MANAGEMENT is consistent with the knowledge areas and processes of the fifth edition of the PMBOK Guide. For quick reference, a list at the beginning of each chapter highlights the PMBOK topics covered, and all glossary definitions are consistent with the PMBOK Guide. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Project Management ToolBox

Author: Russ J. Martinelli
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118973202
Release Date: 2016-01-05
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Boost your performance with improved project management tactics Project Management ToolBox: Tools and Techniques for the Practicing Project Manager, Second Edition offers a succinct explanation of when, where, and how to use project management resources to enhance your work. With updated content that reflects key advances in the project management field, including planning, implementation, control, cost, and scheduling, this revised text offers added material that covers relevant topics, such as agility, change management, governance, reporting, and risk management. This comprehensive resource provides a contemporary set of tools, explaining each tool's purpose and intention, development, customization and variations, and benefits and disadvantages. Additionally, examples, tips, and milestone checks guide you through the application of these tools, helping you practically apply the information you learn. Effective project management can support a company in increasing market share, improving the quality of products, and enhancing customer service. With so many aspects of project management changing as the business world continues to evolve, it is critical that you stay up to date on the latest topics in this field. Explore emerging topics within the world of project management, keeping up to date on the latest, most relevant subject areas Leverage templates, exercises, and PowerPoint presentations to enhance your project management skills Discuss tips, reporting, implementation, documentation, and other essentials of the project management field Consider how project management fits into various industries, including technology, construction, healthcare, and product development Project Management ToolBox: Tools and Techniques for the Practicing Project Manager, Second Edition is an essential resource for experienced project managers and project management students alike.