Effective Project Management: Traditional, Adaptive, Extreme [NOOK Book]

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Unlock your potential and achieve breakthrough performance in project management

If you're looking for a more robust approach to project management—one that recognizes the project environment and adapts accordingly—then this is the perfect resource. It not only guides you through the traditional methods, but also covers the adaptive and extreme approaches as well. You'll gain an in-depth understanding of each one and know exactly when and how ...

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Effective Project Management: Traditional, Adaptive, Extreme

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Overview

Unlock your potential and achieve breakthrough performance in project management

If you're looking for a more robust approach to project management—one that recognizes the project environment and adapts accordingly—then this is the perfect resource. It not only guides you through the traditional methods, but also covers the adaptive and extreme approaches as well. You'll gain an in-depth understanding of each one and know exactly when and how to use them.

You'll also be introduced to the Adaptive Project Framework, which arms you with a new project management methodology. And with the help of two new case studies, you'll be able to put these ideas into practice and experience some of the contemporary nuances of projects.

This definitive guide to project management shows you how to:

  • Take advantage of new variations on traditional project management methods, including risk assessment and control
  • Decide the best method for managing specific types of projects by analyzing all of the pros and cons
  • Apply the Adaptive Project Framework to the world of fast-paced, high-change, and complex projects
  • Create a war room to successfully manage multiple team projects
  • Determine how project portfolio management approaches can help companies achieve a greater return on investment
  • Utilize all nine Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) standards advocated by the Project Management Institute (PMI)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118004975
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/29/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 672
  • File size: 6 MB

Meet the Author

ROBERT K. WYSOCKI, PHD, has more than 38 years of experience as a project management consultant and trainer, information systems manager, systems and management consultant, author, and training developer and provider. Effective Project Management, Second Edition, is a bestseller and is essential for the library of every project manager.

RUDD MCGARY, PHD, PMP, has been practicing and teaching project management for more than 25 years. McGary has taught at the Ohio State University, Indiana University, and the University of Iowa and has been CEO of two operating companies. As the current central Ohio VP of Certification for PMI, he has worked with hundreds of candidates to help them become certified.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
About the Authors
Introduction
Pt. 1 Traditional Project Management 1
Ch. 1 What Is a Project? 3
Ch. 2 What Is Traditional Project Management? 17
Ch. 3 Scoping the Project 49
Ch. 4 Identifying Project Activities 75
Ch. 5 Estimating Duration, Resource Requirements, and Cost 97
Ch. 6 Constructing and Analyzing the Project Network Diagram 117
Ch. 7 Finalizing the Schedule and Cost Based on Resource Availability 143
Ch. 8 Organizing and Conducting the Joint Project Planning Session 159
Ch. 9 Recruiting, Organizing, and Managing the Project Team 169
Ch. 10 Monitoring and Controlling Progress 207
Ch. 11 Closing Out the Projects 243
Ch. 12 Critical Chain Project Management 251
Pt. 2 Adaptive Project Framework 265
Ch. 13 Introduction to the Adaptive Project Framework 267
Ch. 14 Version Scope 279
Ch. 15 Cycle Plan 297
Ch. 16 Cycle Build 305
Ch. 17 Client Checkpoint 317
Ch. 18 Post-Version Review 325
Ch. 19 Variations to APF 329
Pt. 3 Organizational Considerations 349
Ch. 20 Project Portfolio Management 351
Ch. 21 Project Support Office 397
Epilogue: Putting It All Together Finally 431
App. A: What's on the CD-ROM 435
App. B: Bibliography 439
Index 451
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2007

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    This is a very concise book on project management and adapts to different situations. As it includes PMBOK references to help those studing for their PMP, it also provides practical application using the tried and true as well as newer methods of project management. I have been managing projects for over 10 years and still learn something each time I reference this book. When working on projects, I am opening to a section that pertains to the topic/project I am working on and find something that works well. After borrowing this book from the library for the past couple of months, I decided I needed to add to my own personal library. It is a keeper.

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