Value Driven Project Management

Autor: Harold Kerzner
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
ISBN: 9780470545683
File Size: 26,78 MB
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In the traditional view of project management, if a project manager completed a project and had adhered to the triple constraints of time, cost, and performance, the project was considered a success. Today, in the eyes of the customer and the parent or sponsoring company, if a completed project did not deliver its anticipated value, it would be seen as a failure. Today's changing economic climate, marked by an increasingly competitive global environment, is driving project managers to become more business oriented. Projects must now be viewed from a strategic perspective within the context of a business or enterprise that needs to provide value to both the customer and the organization itself. As a result, project managers are now required to possess the skills to complete a project within certain specifications, and also know how to create and deliver value. Responding to the needs of today's project managers, Value-Driven Project Management begins by changing the paradigm of project management. Rather than judge the success of a project from the perspectives of time, budget, and quality, the authors demonstrate why success is only achieved when planned business values are met, including: Internal value Financial value Future value Customer-related value The authors also offer best practices that allow you and your organization to create additional value in efficiency, customer satisfaction, and enhanced products and services. Finally, the book helps you incorporate value into clearly defined business objectives and "sell" the value-driven process to executives. Throughout the book, helpful illustrations clarify complex concepts and processes. Assigning valuable resources to projects that don't provide some tangible form of value to the organization and to the client is poor management and poor decision-making. On the other hand, selecting and implementing projects that will deliver value and an acceptable return on investment is effective management and decision-making, but is very challenging, especially when a project may not provide its target value for years to come. With Value-Driven Project Management in hand, you'll discover the tools you need to ensure that projects deliver true value upon their completion.

The Agile Pmo Leading The Effective Value Driven Project Mana

Autor: Michael Nir
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781499340297
File Size: 30,60 MB
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Agile Project Management, PMO, Powerful Advice - An Amazon BestsellerThe Revealed Secrets of the Shocking Truths about Global PMO Colossal Failures and how to Work around them.** Uncovered Truths How to avoid a tactical PMO - in which MBA graduates fill the role of secretaries - I know you are asking now - how can it be possible that companies pay 100K $ salaries for administrative work, aren't you? - Read the book and know the answer** What are the signs of a process obsessed PMO - in which the project managers are cringing under the whip of the PMO and how to set them free!** Limited Vision When the PMO is in love with the lavish tools - and promotes death by SharePoint - what do you do?** The Ultimate Program Life Cycle inflicting PMO - do you know how to recognize it and provide REAL VALUEAgile Project Management, The Agile PMOProvides answers NOW to all these challenging questions. You will learn to recognize and avoid the PMO trapsResearch has proven that most PMOs will be disbanded and flushed away in two years after rollout - make sure yours doesn't** This book provides you with the breakthrough professional knowledge to grow your PMO Immediately. This book is the Surefire method to pioneer the value driven efforts in the organization.**Proven and Tested Advice from a ProfessionalAgile Project Management, The Agile PMO** Join me in this journey to making your emerging PMO not only endure but also lead project and portfolio growth and be value driven:** The PMO is a mediating function it enables visibility where there is none, unity where there is disparity, transparency where there is ambiguity, and global breakthrough where there is only local analysis.** Over the years I have seen too many PMOs blunder and fail due to various misconceptions in the roll out and implementation. The main cause is that PMOs do not learn how to create true and substantial value for stakeholders from the portfolio perspective, and hence lose budgeting and are terminated** in this proven guide I will provide practical guidelines with the assistance of a case study on how to create and increase value of a PMO in an ever changing environment.** Ultimately, after reading this guide you'll know what to do, in order to successfully and reliably lead your Agile PMO.******* Agile Project Management, The Agile PMO is for a limited time at a discounted - under-priced level - popular demand is increasing Don't wait, enjoy this price and read now.*********"I have read many books about PMOs and have seen many implementations, most of them failed. I offer my perspective on how to create a long-lasting value driven PMO. The organizations that follow these guidelines benefit from extraordinary results in project completion, in benefits received, and customer satisfaction and in low employee attrition." M. Nir, PMP, M.Sc. I&E, President, Sapir Consulting**** **** **** ****Exclusive and Genuine Concepts - What is your value from Best business: The Agile PMO* Alignment with Business - ensuring Value over process* Launching a PMO that is Lean and Mean* Simple tools for enabling value quickly* Presented in an easy to follow case study!* Discussed from a multi-perspective view!* Integrated to allow you simple roll out across a portfolio!Praise for PMO Leadership - Avoid Classical Pitfalls How to Create a Value Driven Best business Office:Covering all perspectives of a PMO- This guide promotes a hands-on approach to the installation of a PMO in a company. It illustrates nicely what are the benefits of the different types of PMO and what are their possible responsibilities.Ralf Friedrich, President, Coaching Center Dieburg, GeProSHURRY - to get your copy of Agile Project Management, The Agile PMO, Scroll up and Click the buy button now!! 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

Agile Analytics

Autor: Ken Collier
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN: 032150481X
File Size: 55,17 MB
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Using Agile methods, you can bring far greater innovation, value, and quality to any data warehousing (DW), business intelligence (BI), or analytics project. However, conventional Agile methods must be carefully adapted to address the unique characteristics of DW/BI projects. In Agile Analytics, Agile pioneer Ken Collier shows how to do just that. Collier introduces platform-agnostic Agile solutions for integrating infrastructures consisting of diverse operational, legacy, and specialty systems that mix commercial and custom code. Using working examples, he shows how to manage analytics development teams with widely diverse skill sets and how to support enormous and fast-growing data volumes. Collier's techniques offer optimal value whether your projects involve "back-end" data management, "front-end" business analysis, or both. Part I focuses on Agile project management techniques and delivery team coordination, introducing core practices that shape the way your Agile DW/BI project community can collaborate toward success Part II presents technical methods for enabling continuous delivery of business value at production-quality levels, including evolving superior designs; test-driven DW development; version control; and project automation Collier brings together proven solutions you can apply right now--whether you're an IT decision-maker, data warehouse professional, database administrator, business intelligence specialist, or database developer. With his help, you can mitigate project risk, improve business alignment, achieve better results--and have fun along the way.

The Software Project Manager S Bridge To Agility

Autor: Michele Sliger
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780132702591
File Size: 44,87 MB
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When software development teams move to agile methods, experienced project managers often struggle—doubtful about the new approach and uncertain about their new roles and responsibilities. In this book, two long-time certified Project Management Professionals (PMPRs) and Scrum trainers have built a bridge to this dynamic new paradigm. They show experienced project managers how to successfully transition to agile by refocusing on facilitation and collaboration, not “command and control.” The authors begin by explaining how agile works: how it differs from traditional “plan-driven” methodologies, the benefits it promises, and the real-world results it delivers. Next, they systematically map the Project Management Institute’s classic, methodology-independent techniques and terminology to agile practices. They cover both process and project lifecycles and carefully address vital issues ranging from scope and time to cost management and stakeholder communication. Finally, drawing on their own extensive personal experience, they put a human face on your personal transition to agile--covering the emotional challenges, personal values, and key leadership traits you’ll need to succeed. Coverage includes Relating the PMBOKR Guide ideals to agile practices: similarities, overlaps, and differences Understanding the role and value of agile techniques such as iteration/release planning and retrospectives Using agile techniques to systematically and continually reduce risk Implementing quality assurance (QA) where it belongs: in analysis, design, defect prevention, and continuous improvement Learning to trust your teams and listen for their discoveries Procuring, purchasing, and contracting for software in agile, collaborative environments Avoiding the common mistakes software teams make in transitioning to agile Coordinating with project management offices and non-agile teams “Selling” agile within your teams and throughout your organization For every project manager who wants to become more agile. Part I An Agile Overview 7 Chapter 1 What is "Agile"? 9 Chapter 2 Mapping from the PMBOKR Guide to Agile 25 Chapter 3 The Agile Project Lifecycle in Detail 37 Part II The Bridge: Relating PMBOKR Guide Practices to Agile Practices 49 Chapter 4 Integration Management 51 Chapter 5 Scope Management 67 Chapter 6 Time Management 83 Chapter 7 Cost Management 111 Chapter 8 Quality Management 129 Chapter 9 Human Resources Management 143 Chapter 10 Communications Management 159 Chapter 11 Risk Management 177 Chapter 12 Procurement Management 197 Part III Crossing the Bridge to Agile 215 Chapter 13 How Will My Responsibilities Change? 217 Chapter 14 How Will I Work with Other Teams Who Aren't Agile? 233 Chapter 15 How Can a Project Management Office Support Agile? 249 Chapter 16 Selling the Benefits of Agile 265 Chapter 17 Common Mistakes 285 Appendix A Agile Methodologies 295 Appendix B Agile Artifacts 301 Glossary 321 Bibliography 327 Index 333

The Values Driven Organization

Autor: Richard Barrett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131719389X
File Size: 76,83 MB
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Values-driven organizations are the most successful organizations on the planet. This book explains that understanding employees’ needs—what people value—is the key to creating a high performing organization. When you support employees in satisfying their needs, they respond with high levels of engagement and willingly commit their energies to the organization, bringing passion and creativity to their work. This new edition of The Values-Driven Organization provides an updated set of tools to assess corporate culture, new case studies on cultural transformation and additional materials on sustainability, measuring cultural health at work and the specific needs of the millennial generation. The Values-Driven Organization is essential reading for students, researchers and practitioners of organizational change, leadership, HRM and business ethics.

The Pmosig Program Management Office Handbook

Autor: Craig J. Letavec
Publisher: J. Ross Publishing
ISBN: 1604270446
File Size: 64,75 MB
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This handbook developed by the Project Management Institutes Program Management Office Specific Interest Group (PMOSIG) provides practical guidance to the project Management and PMO community on a variety of topics in the areas of: PMO Strategic and Tactical Management, PMO Governance, PMO Services, PMO Set-up and Execution, and PMO Performance and Maturity. It features insightful contributions from more than 20 subject matter experts, successful practitioners, distinguished authors and thought leaders with a variety of backgrounds and experiences from around the World. The authors include best practices and case studies for successfully aligning PMOs to business objectives, and delivering benefits/ROI, as well as numerous proven tools, templates, policies, procedures, standards, methodologies and processes for successfully developing, and managing PMOs and for expanding their scope of services.

Filling Execution Gaps

Autor: Todd C. Williams
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 150150634X
File Size: 65,47 MB
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“I expected good, but this is great.” -Janet Pirus Phelps, Principle, Strategic CFO, Former CFO Papa Murphy's Pizza Gaps . . . holes in your organization where tasks fall and failure breeds. They inhibit your ability to implement strategic plans, lead people, and run successful projects. Daily, executives, middle managers, and project managers wrestle with “the big six”: Absence of common understanding Disengaged executive sponsors Misalignment with goals Poor change management Ineffective governance Lackluster leadership Ignoring any of these gaps will hex any strategy or project. They regularly destroy hundreds of companies’ ability to turn their corporate vision into business value—taking careers with them. Filling Execution Gaps addresses the sources of these gaps, and how to fill them. Without any one of these important functions, projects fail. Without change management, adoption suffers. Without common understanding, there is confusion. Without goals, business units, and capabilities aligned, execution falters. Without executive sponsorship, decisions languish. Too little governance allows bad things to happen, while too much governance creates overburdening bureaucracy. Without leadership at all levels of the organization, people are directionless. Using decades of experience, years of research, and interviews with hundreds of business leaders, Todd Williams illustrates how to fill these gaps, meet corporate goals, and increase value. An excellent review of this book appears here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/improving-project-execution-filling-gaps-murray-pmp-ms Click below to read an interview with the author: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/filling-organization-gaps-successful-project-part-1-naomi/ https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/filling-organization-gaps-successful-project-part-2-naomi/?published=t Facebook users can access an interview on “Project Management Cafe” here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/projectmanagementcafe/permalink/1975750702698459/ Related blogs can be accessed here: https://www.projectmanager.com/blog/project-execution https://www.strategyex.co.uk/blog/pmoperspectives/strategy-from-the-bottom-up/ Check out his August 27, 2018 interview here: https://www.yegor256.com/shift-m/2018/34.html

Managing Projects As Investments

Autor: Stephen A. Devaux
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482212722
File Size: 18,41 MB
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Every project is an investment; however, traditional project management methodologies do not support assessment of the business value that enables senior management to maximize decision making. The next evolution in project management, therefore, will be to manage projects as investments. Managing Projects as Investments: Earned Value to Business Value provides tools and metrics to enable planning, measuring, evaluating, and optimizing projects. This book shifts the paradigm. It builds on traditional scope-cost-schedule tools, adding a critical new focus on the expected value of projects and programs. The enhancements in processes and metrics allow senior management and PMOs to guide the entire organization on the basis of business benefits, and to ensure that decisions ranging from project selection to resource assignment facilitate those goals. The author shows how framing projects as investments enables significant improvement in project performance. He provides metrics that allow you and your team to track and maximize performance based on ROI. Demonstrating the importance of recognizing an enabler project in a program, and why its value and cost of time are so great, the book provides the tools to determine right-sized staffing levels for project-driven organizations. It includes a comprehensive but easy-to-understand explanation of both basic and advanced earned value metrics, their shortcomings, and how they can be improved and shows you how to optimize contract terms on projects in a way that can avoid misaligned customer/contractor goals.

Project Management Metrics Kpis And Dashboards

Autor: Harold Kerzner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119427320
File Size: 16,83 MB
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Harold Kerzner’s essential strategies on measuring project management performance With the growth of complex projects, stakeholder involvement, and advancements in visual-based technology, metrics and KPIs (key performance indicators) are key factors in evaluating project performance. Dashboard reporting systems provide accessible project performance data, and sharing this vital data in a concise and consistent manner is a key communication responsibility of all project managers. This third edition of Kerzner's groundbreaking work, Project Management Metrics, KPIs, and Dashboards: A Guide to Measuring and Monitoring Project Performance, helps functional managers gain a thorough grasp of what metrics and KPIs are and how to use them. Plus, this edition includes new sections on processing dashboard information, portfolio management PMO and metrics, and BI tool flexibility. • Offers comprehensive coverage of the different dashboard types, design issues, and applications Provides full-color dashboards from some of the most successful project management companies, including IBM, Microsoft, and others Aligns with PMI’s PMBOK® Guide and stresses value-driven project management PPT decks are available by chapter and a test bank will be available for use in seminar presentations and courses Get ready to bolster your awareness of what good metrics management really entails today—and be armed with the knowledge to measure performance more effectively.

Project Management Best Practices Achieving Global Excellence

Autor: Harold Kerzner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119470773
File Size: 51,13 MB
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The comprehensive guide to project management implementation, updated with the latest in the field Project management has spread beyond the IT world to become a critical part of business in every sphere; built on efficiency, analysis, and codified practice, professional project management leads to the sort of reproducible results and reliable processes that make a business successful. Project Management Best Practices provides implementation guidance for every phase of a project, based on the real-world methodologies from leading companies around the globe. Updated to align with the industry’s latest best practices, this new Fourth Edition includes new discussion on Agile and Scrum, tradeoffs and constraints, Portfolio PMO tools, and much more. Get up-to-date information on the latest best practices that add value at every level of an organization Gain insight from more than 50 project managers at world-class organizations including Airbus, Heineken, RTA, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sony, Cisco, Nokia, and more Delve deeper into implementation guidance for Agile, Scrum, and Six Sigma Explore more efficient methodologies, training, measurement, and metrics that boost organization-wide performance Adopt new approaches to culture and behavioral excellence, including conflict resolution, situational leadership, proactive management, staffing, and more Ideal for both college and corporate training, this book is accompanied by an Instructor’s Manual and PowerPoint lecture slides that bring project management concepts right into the classroom. As the field continues to grow and evolve, it becomes increasingly important to stay current with new and established practices; this book provides comprehensive guidance on every aspect of project management, with invaluable real-world insight from leaders in the field.