Effective Project Management: Traditional, Agile, Extreme / Edition 6

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Expert guidance on ensuring project success—the latest edition!

Many projects fail to deliver on time and within budget, and often-poor project management is to blame. If you're a project manager, the newest edition of this expert and top-selling book will help you avoid the pitfalls and manage projects successfully. Covering the major project management techniques including Traditional (Linear and Incremental), Agile (Iterative and Adaptive), and Extreme, this book lays out a comprehensive overview of all of the best-of-breed project management approaches and tools today.

You'll learn how to use these approaches effectively to achieve better outcomes. Fresh topics in this new edition include critical chain project management, using the Requirements Management Lifecycle as a key driver, career and professional development for project managers, and more. This book is packed with step-by-step instruction and practical case studies, and a companion web site offers additional exercises and solutions.

  • Gives new or veteran project managers a comprehensive overview of the best-of-breed project management approaches and tools today
  • Shows readers, through step-by-step instruction and practical case studies, how to use these tools effectively
  • Updated new edition adds new material on career and professional development for project managers, critical chain project management, and more

If you're seeking to improve your professional project management skills, the latest edition of this popular, successful, and in-depth book is the place to start.

Visit http://wysockiepm.com/ for support materials and to connect with the author.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118016190
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 10/11/2011
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 816
  • Sales rank: 698,271
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert K. Wysocki, PhD, has more than 40 years' experience as a project management consultant and trainer, information systems manager, systems and management consultant, author, training developer, and provider. The founder of Enterprise Information Insights, Inc. (EII), he has written 20 books on project management, business analysis, and information systems management.
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Table of Contents

Preface xxiii

Introduction xxv

Part I Defining and Using Project Management Process Groups 1

Chapter 1 What Is a Project? 5

Chapter 2 What Is Project Management? 23

Chapter 3 Understanding the Project Management Process Groups 63

Chapter 4 How to Scope a TPM Project 103

Chapter 5 How to Plan a TPM Project 149

Chapter 6 How to Launch a TPM Project 225

Chapter 7 How to Monitor and Control a TPM Project 279

Chapter 8 How to Close a TPM Project 311

Part II Establishing Project Management Life Cycles and Strategies 321

Chapter 9 Complexity and Uncertainty in the Project Management Landscape 323

Chapter 10 Traditional Project Management 339

Chapter 11 Agile Project Management 377

Chapter 12 Extreme Project Management 453

Part III Building an Effective Project Management Infrastructure 479

Chapter 13 Establishing and Maturing a Project Support Office 481

Chapter 14 Establishing and Managing a Project Portfolio Management Process 527

Chapter 15 Establishing and Managing a Continuous Process Improvement Program 583

Part IV Managing the Realities of Projects 625

Chapter 16 Prevention and Intervention Strategies for Distressed Projects 627

Chapter 17 Organizing Multiple Team Projects 657

Chapter 18 Managing the Professional Development of Project Teams 689

Appendix A Glossary of Acronyms 711

Appendix B What’s on the Website? 717

Appendix C Bibliography 719

Index 729

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