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Fundamentals of Effective Program Management

Fundamentals of Effective Program Management

By: Paul Sanghera

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

Publication Date: 23-OCT-2008

Insert Date: 11-DEC-2013

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Best-selling author Paul Sanghera presents cohesive, comprehensive coverage of the fundamentals of program management based on the global standard for program management issued by Project Management Institute (PMI), and in accordance with generally recognized best practices. This unique guide clearly places program management in the context of project management and project portfolio management and describes processes that can be applied to programs in any field. Because no prior knowledge of program management is assumed, Fundamentals of Effective Program Management is useful for...

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Enterprise Contract Management

Enterprise Contract Management

By: Anuj Saxena

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

Publication Date: 18-MAR-2008

Insert Date: 11-DEC-2013

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Globalization, increased economic and geopolitical uncertainty, technological advancements, and a rise in the number of regulations and legislations have led to a significant rise in the importance, volume, and complexity of modern contractual agreements. Yet, in spite of these profound changes, many organizations still manage the contracting process in a fragmented, manual, and ad-hoc manner, resulting in poor contract visibility, ineffective monitoring and management of contract compliance, and inadequate analysis of contract performance. The net effect of this has been a heightened...

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Managing Projects in the Real World: The Tips and Tricks No One Tells You About When You Start

Managing Projects in the Real World: The Tips and Tricks No One Tells You About When You Start

By: Melanie McBride

Publisher: Apress

Publication Date: 25-NOV-2013

Insert Date: 11-DEC-2013

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Managing Projects in the Real World provides clear and actionable advice to project managers for recognizing, anticipating, and overcoming challenges associated with the human component of leading others. The mechanics of project management are rational and straightforward to learn. The art of project management is irrational and complex to learn. Project managers need to develop a repertoire of soft skills that are typically hard for them, since they rose through the ranks to that position by virtue of superior reasoning skills. But if a project manager cannot adjudicate the clash of...

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The PMOSIG Program Management Office Handbook

The PMOSIG Program Management Office Handbook

By: Craig Letavec; Dennis Bolles

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

Publication Date: 09-NOV-2010

Insert Date: 06-DEC-2013

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The PMI ® Program Management Office Specific Interest Group (PMOSIG), consistent with its vision to be the leading professional community providing innovation and thought leadership in the area of the PMO and related subjects, has created this book to achieve its mission to return direct value to the PMO community. This PMO handbook contains chapters submitted by more than 20 notable authors, subject matter experts, experienced practitioners, and thought leaders with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. These contributions provide insight into practices that successful PMOs have...

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Manage projects successfully

Manage projects successfully

By: A&C Black Publishers Ltd

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publication Date: 01-JAN-2009

Insert Date: 05-DEC-2013

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Juggling all the tasks and resources you need to make a project run smoothly can seem like an onerous task, but Manage Projects Successfully will help you do just that. Practical, easy to read and jargon-free, the book contains a quiz to assess strengths and weaknesses, step-by-step guidance and action points, top tips to bear in mind for the future, common mistakes and advice on how to avoid them, summaries of key points, and lists of the best sources of further help. ...

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PMP® Exam Challenge!, Sixth Edition

PMP® Exam Challenge!, Sixth Edition

By: PMP, Ward; PMP, Levin

Publisher: Auerbach Publications

Publication Date: 26-JUN-2013

Insert Date: 28-NOV-2013

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Preparing for and passing the PMP ®  exam is no small feat. Although the number of certified PMP ® s continues at a phenomenal rate, the exam failure rate remains uncommonly high.  PMP ®  Exam Challenge ! is designed to help you pass the exam by giving you an easy-to-use, highly portable publication, containing key relevant topics you are certain to encounter on your exam. Featuring 660 practice questions, this sixth edition completely reflects the  PMBOK ®  Guide, Fifth Edition  and covers the guide’s ten knowledge areas. ...

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Mastering Software Project Requirements

Mastering Software Project Requirements

By: Barbara Davis

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

Publication Date: 19-SEP-2013

Insert Date: 26-NOV-2013

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This book is a concise step-by-step guide to building and establishing the frameworks and models for the effective management and development of software requirements. It describes what great requirements must look like and who the real audience is for documentation. It then explains how to generate consistent, complete, and accurate requirements in exacting detail following a simple formula across the full life cycle from vague concept to detailed design-ready specifications. Mastering Software Project Requirements will enable business analysts and project managers to decompose...

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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

Insert Date: 26-NOV-2013

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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

Insert Date: 26-NOV-2013

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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

Insert Date: 14-NOV-2013

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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...