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Business Driven PMO Success Stories

Business Driven PMO Success Stories

By: Mark Perry

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

Publication Date: 23-JAN-2013

Insert Date: 26-NOV-2013

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Business Driven PMO Success Stories was written by and with over two dozen contributing authors from the worldwide project management and project management office (PMO) community. It offers executives, managers, and all those involved in the projects of the organization, an understanding of the value a PMO can provide, the knowledge they need to determine the purpose of their PMO, and how to craft a PMO best suited to fulfill that purpose. Key Features Outlines a roadmap for how to set up an effective PMO aligned to and driven by specific needs of the business Provides new...

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Advanced Multi-Project Management

Advanced Multi-Project Management

By: Gerald Kendall; Kathleen Austin

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

Publication Date: 21-NOV-2012

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Even in a well-managed multi-project environment, it is not unusual to see half of all projects completed either late, over budget or with cuts to original scope. However, the proven approach presented in Advanced Multi-Project Management has enabled large, medium, and even small organizations to consistently complete their projects faster, within original scope and budget, and increase the number of projects executed with the same resources by as much as 70%. The list of companies that have used this methodology for stunning results includes some of the biggest, well-known names in...

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Project Management for Flat Organizations

Project Management for Flat Organizations

By: Laura Burford

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

Publication Date: 25-SEP-2012

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Project Management for Flat Organizations provides common sense solutions to the unique challenges of organizations with flat hierarchical structures. It explains project management theory and offers simple and cost effective project management processes, tools, and techniques that can be applied immediately. This guide includes instruction and templates required to deliver projects efficiently and successfully with minimal risk and investment. It also enables users to develop a framework specific to the needs of their organization. This is a go-to guide you will want to keep on your...

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Project Scheduling and Cost Control

Project Scheduling and Cost Control

By: James Taylor

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

Publication Date: 14-NOV-2007

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Schedule and cost control are the key elements of successful project management. Yet, over 80% of all projects start with underestimated schedules and costs and are doomed to exceed projections before they begin. This clear and concise book demonstrates how to establish realistic estimates for successful project completion. It illustrates how to control a project’s schedule and costs, but more importantly, it shows the reader how to develop the project’s plans and processes so that controlling the schedule and costs are achievable goals. Key Features Shows how to map...

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Delivering Exceptional Project Results

Delivering Exceptional Project Results

By: Jamal Moustafaev

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

Publication Date: 21-SEP-2010

Insert Date: 23-NOV-2013

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This unique how-to implementation guide unifies project management, portfolio management, and requirements engineering into one proven, comprehensive best practice framework to help organizations deliver exceptional project results on a consistent basis. Delivering Exceptional Project Results transcends differences in the various “types” of project management, such as traditional or agile, and focuses on economic principles, methodologies, skills, tools, and techniques that can be applied successfully at companies in any industry. Key Features Defines the three pillars of...

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PMP Project Management Professional Study Guide, Fourth Edition

PMP Project Management Professional Study Guide, Fourth Edition

By: Joseph Phillips

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Publication Date: 19-JUL-2013

Insert Date: 23-NOV-2013

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The best fully integrated study system available for the PMP examFully updated for the current PMI® Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) and the latest release of the Project Management Professional exam, PMP® Project Management Professional Study Guide, Fourth Edition covers what you need to know—and shows you how to prepare—for this challenging exam.Ebook version does not provide access to the companion files. ...

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ROI of Software Process Improvement

ROI of Software Process Improvement

By: David Rico

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

Publication Date: 13-JAN-2004

Insert Date: 22-NOV-2013

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An indispensable addition to your project management, software engineering or computer science bookshelf, this book illuminates and simplifies otherwise complex topics in ROI. It presents extremely simple, but powerful metrics, models, and methods for designing professional business cases and providing hard-hitting economic justification. It explores the most popular international methods, models, and standards for software process improvement. The author’s practical tutorial on the costs, benefits, and ROI of software process improvement is a soup-to-nuts guide that helps readers...

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Program Management Leadership: Creating Successful Team Dynamics

Program Management Leadership: Creating Successful Team Dynamics

By: Mark Bojeun

Publisher: Auerbach Publications

Publication Date: 19-DEC-2013

Insert Date: 22-NOV-2013

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Identifying critical success factors specific to program management, this book examines various leadership styles and traits—providing helpful insights on the tough choices leaders are often forced to make. Next, it examines teams and explains how to bring disparate people together to work towards common goals and visions. It describes how to build and maintain a High Performing Team as well as how to instill a competitive spirit and culture of cooperation and mutual respect in your team to make sure your team remains focused on the right things. ...

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Successful Program Management: Complexity Theory, Communication, and Leadership

Successful Program Management: Complexity Theory, Communication, and Leadership

By: Wanda Curlee; Robert Gordon

Publisher: Auerbach Publications

Publication Date: 11-OCT-2013

Insert Date: 22-NOV-2013

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Successful Program Management: Complexity Theory, Communication, and Leadership identifies the best leadership types for complex program environments. It goes beyond what is currently available in program management standards to outline powerful solutions to the macro and micro program issues facing program managers. Using language that is easy to understand, it explains what it takes to communicate strategically to all parties involved and addresses the communication issues common to most programs, including stakeholder communication, project team communication, and shareholder...

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The Program Management Office: Establishing, Managing, and Growing the Value of a PMO

The Program Management Office: Establishing, Managing, and Growing the Value of a PMO

By: Craig Letavec

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

Publication Date: 18-OCT-2006

Insert Date: 21-NOV-2013

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The role of project management in the modern organization has grown significantly. The effective management of project portfolios that include numerous short-terms projects, large multi-project programs or both has become a growing challenge for industry, government and other institutions. Many organizations have identified a need to formalize the practice of project management and develop centers of coordination and excellence for project management. The Program Management Office is a guide to satisfying this need for improved coordination, standardization, optimization, and...

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Business Driven PMO Setup

Business Driven PMO Setup

By: Mark Perry

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

Publication Date: 12-MAY-2009

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Most PMO books are written by academics, trainers and consultants from the PM community and present academic or theoretical approaches and models that too often fail. The more sophisticated books tend to be limited in application to the larger or more advanced project management organizations. This unique reference presents new material not available in other books that is applicable to PMOs of all shapes and sizes. It challenges and calls into question various traditional approaches and strategies for the PMO citing examples and explaining when and why such academic and theoretical...

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The Project Management Tool Kit, 3rd Edition

The Project Management Tool Kit, 3rd Edition

By: Tom Kendrick

Publisher: AMACOM

Publication Date: 19-DEC-2013

Insert Date: 21-NOV-2013

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Today’s projects are more challenging than ever—and project managers need all the help they can get to succeed amid shifting priorities, budget cuts, interruptions, and other obstacles. Now in its third edition, The Project Management Tool Kit is a must-have strategic partner, filled with step-by-step guidance that will enable managers to get complex projects completed on time and on budget. Extensively updated and revised to reflect the latest changes to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), this results-oriented resource offers 100 powerful, practical tips and...

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Leading High-Performance Projects

Leading High-Performance Projects

By: Ralph Kliem

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

Publication Date: 14-APR-2004

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According to studies by major think tanks, few projects finish on time, within budget, or meet customer requirements. The number one problem, cited by these studies, is a failure on the people side of project management, stemming from ineffective or inadequate leadership. While certainly not the only cause of project failures, exhibiting effective leadership throughout the entire life cycle of any project is key to achieving success. Drawing on the principles and research findings of Organizational Engineering (OE), this book explains how project managers can adopt the most appropriate...

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Quantitative Methods in Project Managementk

Quantitative Methods in Project Management

By: John Goodpasture

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

Publication Date: 17-DEC-2003

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This is a practitioner’s book, combining theoretical and practical applications for project professionals. It is a loosely coupled work flow that takes PM’s through the most important quantitative methods, integrates them, and shows interrelationships that cannot be obtained by separate readings. These practical methods can be applied easily by project practitioners who are not steeped in theory and need to know how to make everyday use of numerical analysis in projects. This book also covers financial and life cycle risk as well as risk for the project itself and contains unique...

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Creative, Efficient, and Effective Project Management

Creative, Efficient, and Effective Project Management

By: Ralph Kliem

Publisher: Auerbach Publications

Publication Date: 23-OCT-2013

Insert Date: 12-NOV-2013

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This book provides an in-depth discussion of creativity and its relationship to project management. Examining the five processes executed in a project, it discusses common and not some common tools and techniques for developing project management deliverables. It also provides suggestions for overcoming common challenges that project managers face. Each chapter includes a checklist and a case study on the application of the concepts presented. The book also indicates how the topics of discussion relate to the Project Management Institute's (PMI<SUP>®</SUP>) Project Management Body of...

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Team Planning for Project Managers and Business Analysts

Team Planning for Project Managers and Business Analysts

By: Gail Levitt

Publisher: Auerbach Publications

Publication Date: 06-SEP-2012

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Filled with time-tested tips and templates for developing teams efficiently and effectively, this book provides the planning materials required to increase team collaboration and productivity in a global workplace. It offers insights and access to critical resources for creating, proposing, executing, and evaluating team development plans. Dr. Levitt's insights will help readers transform their visions, mission statements, goals, and deliverables into actionable plans for their teams. In addition to templates and guidelines, the book offers a variety of practical team development...

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Project Risk Management: Essential Methods for Project Teams and Decision Makers

Project Risk Management: Essential Methods for Project Teams and Decision Makers

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 10-SEP-2013

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An easy to implement, practical, and proven risk management methodology for project managers and decision makers Drawing from the author's work with several major and mega capital projects for Royal Dutch Shell, TransCanada Pipelines, TransAlta, Access Pipeline, MEG Energy, and SNC-Lavalin, Project Risk Management: Essential Methods for Project Teams and Decision Makers reveals how to implement a consistent application of risk methods, including probabilistic methods. It is based on proven training materials, models, and tools developed by the author to make risk management plans...

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Strategic Project Management Made Simple: Practical Tools for Leaders and Teams

Strategic Project Management Made Simple: Practical Tools for Leaders and Teams

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 09-FEB-2009

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When Fortune Magazine estimated that 70% of all strategies fail, it also noted that most of these strategies were basically sound, but could not be executed. The central premise of Strategic Project Management Made Simple is that most projects and strategies never get off the ground because of adhoc, haphazard, and obsolete methods used to turn their ideas into coherent and actionable plans. Strategic Project Management Made Simple is the first book to couple a step-by-step process with an interactive thinking tool that takes a strategic approach to designing projects and action...

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Project Management, Planning and Control, 6th Edition

Project Management, Planning and Control, 6th Edition

By: Albert Lester

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 16-SEP-2013

Insert Date: 01-NOV-2013

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Covering the principles and techniques you need to successfully manage an engineering or technical project from start to finish, Project Management, Planning and Control is an established and widely recommended project management handbook. With clear and detailed coverage of planning, scheduling and control, which can pose particular challenges in engineering environments, this sixth edition includes new chapters on Agile project management and project governance, more real-life examples and updated software information. Ideal for those studying for Project Management...

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PMP Certification All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition

PMP Certification All-in-One For Dummies, 2nd Edition

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Publisher: For Dummies

Publication Date: 16-SEP-2013

Insert Date: 30-OCT-2013

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This completely updated guide prepares you for taking the PMP certification exam As the most popular project management certification available, the PMP certification is very difficult to obtain and demands stringent requirements. Thankfully, this All-in-One guide is packed with valuable information that has been completely updated to offer you the most accurate and helpful information for taking the exam. The book features up-to-date content that reflects the changes in the Fifth Edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and helps you navigate the various requirements...