Effective Project Management: Traditional, Agile, Extreme / Edition 5

Effective Project Management: Traditional, Agile, Extreme / Edition 5

by Robert K. Wysocki Ph.D.
     
 

Gain the skills and tools to become an effective project manager

Get ready for a more robust approach to project management — one that recognizes the project environment and adapts accordingly. This resource first introduces you to the tools, templates, and processes that you'll need in your toolkit. You'll then explore five different project

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Gain the skills and tools to become an effective project manager

Get ready for a more robust approach to project management — one that recognizes the project environment and adapts accordingly. This resource first introduces you to the tools, templates, and processes that you'll need in your toolkit. You'll then explore five different project management life cycle (PMLC) models for managing a project: Linear, Incremental, Iterative, Adaptive, and Extreme. Along the way, you'll find step-by-step guidance on how to apply each technique. All of this will give you a complete understanding of how to successfully complete projects on time and within budget.

This comprehensive guide shows you how to:

  • Apply all nine Knowledge Areas defined in PMBOK®
  • Establish project management life cycles and strategies
  • Decide the best method for managing specific types of projects
  • Select and use best-of-breed project management tools and templates for each management task
  • Utilize the Project Support Office, Project Portfolio Management, and Continuous Process Improvement programs
  • Prevent projects from becoming distressed and create effective intervention strategies
  • Manage multiple team projects by integratingthe tools, templates, and processes into a single team

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470423677
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/27/2009
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
792
Sales rank:
1,466,779
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.90(d)

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Table of Contents

I. Defining and Using the Project Management Process Groups.

1. What Is a Project?

2. Understanding the Project Management Process Groups.

3. How to Scope a Project.

4. How to Plan a Project.

5. How to Launch a Project.

6. How to Monitor and Control a Project.

7. How to Close a Project.

II. Establishing Project Management Life Cycles and Strategies.

8. Project Management Landscape.

9. Traditional Project Management.

10. Using Critical Chain Project Management.

11. Agile Project Management.

12. Extreme Project Management. Project Management Infrastructure.

III. Building an Effective Project Management Infrastructure.

13. Establishing and Maturing a Project Support Office.

14. Establishing and Managing a Project Portfolio Management Process.

15. Establishing and Managing a Continuous Process Improvement Program.

IV. Managing the Realities of Projects.

16. Managing Distressed Projects.

17. Managing Multiple Team Projects.

Epilogue: Putting it All Together Finally.

Appendix A. What's on the Web Site.

Appendix B. Bibliography.

Index.

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