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IT Release Management: A Hands-on Guide

IT Release Management: A Hands-on Guide

By: Dave Howard

Publisher: CRC Press

Publication Date: 13-JUL-2011

Insert Date: 18-APR-2014

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When implemented correctly, release management can help to ensure quality is integrated throughout the development, implementation, and delivery of services, applications, and infrastructure. Clearly illustrating the effective implementation of a release process, this hands-on guide examines the similarities and differences of release management and project management to clarify the distinctions between the two complementary processes. Shedding light on the day-to-day challenges that need to be overcome, it details the principles of effective implementation—including what to implement, how...

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Effective Project Management: Traditional, Agile, Extreme, 7th Edition

Effective Project Management: Traditional, Agile, Extreme, 7th Edition

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 16-DEC-2013

Insert Date: 15-APR-2014

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The popular guide to the project management body of knowledge, now fully updated Now in its seventh edition, this comprehensive guide to project management has long been considered the standard for both professionals and academics. With more than 32,000 copies sold in the last three editions, it has now been fully updated to cover the new PMBOK 5. Well-known expert Robert Wysocki has added more than 100 pages of new content based on instructor feedback, enhancing the coverage of best-of-breed methods and tools for ensuring project management success. With enriched case studies,...

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Managing Stakeholder Expectations for Project Success

Managing Stakeholder Expectations for Project Success

By: Ori Schibi

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

Publication Date: 23-OCT-2013

Insert Date: 05-APR-2014

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Managing Stakeholder Expectations for Project Success  provides a practical approach to managing those things that matter most for project success—stakeholder expectations, communication, risk, change, and quality—so that scope, schedule, and cost end up on target and the project’s intended benefits for the organization are realized. This unique desk reference shows how to utilize the best practices, concepts, and methodologies found in PMI’s  PMBOK® Guide,  along with a few concepts from APMG’s PRINCE2, and leverage them in the context of organizational challenges and project...

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Digital Asset Management: Content Architectures, Project Management, and Creating Order out of Media Chaos

Digital Asset Management: Content Architectures, Project Management, and Creating Order out of Media Chaos

By: Elizabeth Ferguson Keathley

Publisher: Apress

Publication Date: 01-APR-2014

Insert Date: 05-APR-2014

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Digital Asset Management: Content Architectures, Project Management, and Creating Order out of Media Chaos is for those who are planning a digital asset management system or interested in becoming digital asset managers. This book explains both the purpose of digital asset management systems and why an organization might need one. The text then walks readers step-by-step through the concerns involved in selecting, staffing, and maintaining a DAM. This book is dedicated to providing you with a solid base in the common concerns, both legal and technical, in launching a complex DAM capable of...

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Project Workflow Management

Project Workflow Management

By: Daniel Epstein; Rich Maltzman

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

Publication Date: 20-NOV-2013

Insert Date: 04-APR-2014

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F oreword by industry legend Harold Kerzner! This book describes a completely unique step-by-step, workflow-guiding approach to project management which simplifies activities by enforcing execution of all required processes on time, and redirecting to an alternative path in the event of project issues. Since compliance with all project management processes is enforced by the workflow, product quality is significantly improved and life cycle errors are almost eliminated. Project Workflow Management: A Business Process Approach  is the first and only book in the marketplace which...

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A Comprehensive Guide to Project Management Schedule and Cost Control: Methods and Models for Managing the Project Lifecycle

A Comprehensive Guide to Project Management Schedule and Cost Control: Methods and Models for Managing the Project Lifecycle

By: Randal Wilson

Publisher: Pearson

Publication Date: 09-APR-2014

Insert Date: 25-MAR-2014

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Master all the modern project scheduling and cost control techniques you need, in one focused tutorial! Randal Wilson's Project Schedule & Cost Control  isn't your typical project management guide: it's 100% focused on the specific principles, techniques, and best-practice methodologies of scheduling and cost control. Wilson illuminates key issues through the extensive use of graphs, charts, case studies, and worked examples; and calls your attention to crucial issues that "generic" PM books ignore. Coverage includes:  Project structures, including differences between projects...

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Procurement Project Management Success

Procurement Project Management Success

By: Diana Lindstrom

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

Publication Date: 21-JAN-2014

Insert Date: 21-MAR-2014

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Procurement Project Management Success  integrates supply management best practices and processes with those applicable from the field of project management. It explains how to initiate, plan, manage, and complete both simple and complex procurement projects successfully. Through the use of scheduling, communication plans, risk management and other project management processes, these procurements satisfy stakeholders by setting expectations, continuously communicating status, and getting the best value for the dollar. This book shows project managers all the steps and processes used in...

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Achieve CAPM Exam Success

Achieve CAPM Exam Success

By: Diane Altwies; Janice Preston; Frank Reynolds

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

Publication Date: 21-JAN-2014

Insert Date: 21-MAR-2014

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Used in conjunction with PMI’s  PMBOK® Guide — Fifth Edition  (2013), this concise study guide presents all the fundamental knowledge, concepts, exercises, practice questions, and simulated exams needed to prepare for and successfully pass the CAPM® exam on your first try. However, this book is much more than a study guide. It is a valuable desk reference that project team members can use to improve their effectiveness and contribution to the success of a project and is also a good resource for those considering a career in project management. Readers will have free web-based access...

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Secrets to Mastering the WBS in Real World Projects, 2nd Edition

Secrets to Mastering the WBS in Real World Projects, 2nd Edition

By: Liliana Buchtik

Publisher: Project Management Institute

Publication Date: 01-OCT-2013

Insert Date: 11-MAR-2014

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The Second Edition of the popular book on the most practical approach to project Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) and scope management! With hundreds of real-world project examples, this book will change the way you think about and understand the WBS. Learn the secrets to mastering the WBS and obtain smarter project results starting now. A must-read book for successful project managers. ...

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Planning in 140 Tweets

Planning in 140 Tweets

By: Ricardo Vargas

Publisher: Project Management Institute

Publication Date: 01-SEP-2013

Insert Date: 11-MAR-2014

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Quick tips on ideas, concepts and the use of project management in your profession and life. No matter what is your profession, every time that a temporary nature shows up in a work of yours, which is different from routine, you have in front of you a project. And managing a project is different from managing routine. This book is meant to be read by the lawyer, doctor, entrepreneur, researcher, public servant, ie, for all professionals who want to learn the key concepts that involve planning activities and project management in a simple, fast and direct way. ...

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Kanban in Action

Kanban in Action

By: Marcus Hammarberg and Joakim Sundén

Publisher: Manning Publications

Publication Date: 20-FEB-2014

Insert Date: 11-MAR-2014

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Summary Kanban in Action is a down-to-earth, no-frills, get-to-know-the-ropes introduction to kanban. It's based on real-world experience and observations from two kanban coaches who have introduced this process to dozens of teams. You'll learn the principles of why kanban works, as well as nitty-gritty details like how to use different color stickies on a kanban board to help you organize and track your work items. About the Book Too much work and too little time? If this is daily life for your team, you need kanban, a lean knowledge-management method designed to involve all team...

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Microsoft Project 2013 - Das Profibuch, Projektmanagement mit Project, Project Web App und Project Server

Microsoft Project 2013 - Das Profibuch, Projektmanagement mit Project, Project Web App und Project Server

By: Renke Holert

Publisher: Microsoft Press Deutschland

Publication Date: 05-MAR-2014

Insert Date: 07-MAR-2014

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Dieses Buch zeigt, wie Projektleiter, Projektmitarbeiter und Ressourcenmanager durch Microsoft Project, Project Web App und SharePoint Server im Job effizient unterstützt werden....

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Project Portfolio Management (PPM) goes beyond the typical project management approach to offer a set of proven business practices that can help executives, program managers, and project managers bring projects into alignment with the strategies, resources, and executive oversight of the overall enterprise. Step by step, this book shows how to take a project from the inception of a vision to the realization of benefits to the organization. Project Portfolio Management draws on project management expert Harvey A. Levine's years of research and distills the knowledge and best practices from...

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Successful Business Process Management

Successful Business Process Management

By: Paula K. Berman

Publisher: AMACOM

Publication Date: 23-APR-2014

Insert Date: 26-FEB-2014

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Companies--especially more complex organizations--require standard, documented processes and procedures to achieve high levels of quality and productivity. Too few, and inefficiency ensues; too many, and creativity is stifled. Yet it can be difficult to find training on process improvement--and the range of complicated tools available could make even the most experienced professional's head spin. Successful Business Process Management fills the gap, providing a succinct, accessible overview of the field. Step-by-step instructions explain how to: ● Overcome resistance and apathy to standard...

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SAP® Project System Handbook

SAP® Project System Handbook

By: Kieron Dowling

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2008

Insert Date: 24-JAN-2014

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Centralize and Control Enterprise Project Management Plan, execute, and track projects across the entire lifecycle using SAP Project System (PS) and the in-depth information contained in this comprehensive volume. SAP Project System Handbook explains how to configure PS for optimal performance, design structures and networks, create project blueprints, generate cost estimates and materials demands, and use the latest SAP tools. You will find full details on scheduling work, automating and tracking billing and POs, triggering events, and integrating with most other SAP modules. An...

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How to Manage a Great Project

How to Manage a Great Project

By: Mike Clayton

Publisher: Pearson Business

Publication Date: 18-DEC-2013

Insert Date: 17-JAN-2014

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So, you've been asked to manage a project. Not sure where to start? Start here.   This is your ultimate one-stop, easy-going and very friendly guide to delivering any project of any size.   Even if you're a first time, never-done-it-before, newbie project manager, How to Manage a Great Project will get you from start to finish on budget, on target and on time. ...

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Advanced Project Portfolio Management and the PMO: Multiplying ROI at Warp Speed

Advanced Project Portfolio Management and the PMO: Multiplying ROI at Warp Speed

By: Gerald Kendall; Steve Rollins

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

Publication Date: 23-APR-2003

Insert Date: 07-JAN-2014

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This comprehensive book presents a road map for the achievement of high value enterprise strategies and superior project management results. It provides methods for best project selection, faster completion, optimal project portfolio management, and how to explicitly measure the PMO for rapidly increasing project ROI. The Project/Program Management Office (PMO) is the fastest growing concept in project management today and is key to effective implementation of project management across the organization. To keep pace with customer expectations, competition, and economic conditions in...

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Performance-Based Project Management®

Performance-Based Project Management®

By: Glen B. Alleman

Publisher: AMACOM

Publication Date: 14-FEB-2014

Insert Date: 07-JAN-2014

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Projects fail to meet goals for many reasons: poor time and budget performance, failure to deal with complexity, uncontrolled changes in scope… Even the most experienced project managers can be caught off guard in the presence of these forces. Performance-Based Project Management shows readers how they can increase the probability of project success, detailing a straightforward plan for avoiding surprises, forecasting performance, identifying risk, and taking corrective action to keep a project a success. Based on the “Five Immutable Principles of Project Success,” this book shows project...

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Mastering Project Portfolio Management

Mastering Project Portfolio Management

By: Michael Bible; Susan Bivins

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

Publication Date: 06-SEP-2011

Insert Date: 24-DEC-2013

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This unique text provides a holistic view of project portfolio management (PPM) that includes people, process, tools, and techniques that work synergistically within the organization to produce portfolio decisions with the best chance of success. It illustrates the entire PPM process from strategic planning through portfolio evaluation and adjustment, including prioritizing objectives, identifying and evaluating candidate projects, selecting optimal portfolios using portfolio analysis, establishing project and portfolio performance metrics, measuring portfolio performance, and project...

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Project Management, Second Edition (Briefcase Books Series), 2nd Edition

Project Management, Second Edition (Briefcase Books Series), 2nd Edition

By: Gary Heerkens

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Publication Date: 19-NOV-2013

Insert Date: 24-DEC-2013

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ON TIME, ON BUDGET . . . MANAGE EVERY PROJECT LIKE A PRO In today's environment of tight turnarounds and even tighter budgets, the effective project manager is often considered the most valuable member of a workplace team. Project Management , Second Edition, provides a step-by-step introduction to the tools and techniques necessary to successfully spearhead your next project. This new edition has everything that made the original so popular, plus it has been updated to reflect new principles and strategies in team building, planning, estimating costs, managing project...