Executive's Guide to Project Management: Organizational Processes and Practices for Supporting Complex Projects

Executive's Guide to Project Management: Organizational Processes and Practices for Supporting Complex Projects

by Robert K. Wysocki
     
 

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Complex projects by nature are high risk, high value, and mission-critical. The senior management team (SMT) should be making every effort to foster a corporate atmosphere that optimizes the'realization of their business value. Yet many organizations lack the infrastructure needed to accommodate-effective SMT support over complex project management. Destined to

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Complex projects by nature are high risk, high value, and mission-critical. The senior management team (SMT) should be making every effort to foster a corporate atmosphere that optimizes the'realization of their business value. Yet many organizations lack the infrastructure needed to accommodate-effective SMT support over complex project management. Destined to become your constant companion, Executive's Guide to Project Management is your one-stop how-to guide to establishing an improved complex project performance environment.

Sharing his forty-five years of project management experience, bestselling author and industry guru Robert Wysocki presents a straightforward, enlightening, and pragmatic guide to help senior managers make the transition to an organization that profits and thrives on complexity. The first book to discuss practical project management mitigation strategies, Executive's Guide to Project Management presents easy-to-implement infrastructures and processes that will ensure the continued success of your organization and maximize your investment of every project.

Nimbly organized around four major topics that allow you to focus on your area of interest or need, Executive's Guide to Project Management is your ultimate desk reference to:

  • Understanding the challenges to managing complex projects
  • Improving project success through HR staffing processes and practices
  • Enhancing project ROI using agile project portfolio management
  • Establishing and maturing an enterprise project support office

Topics are discussed from the perspective of the organization and how your SMT can establish the infrastructure and processes to support the management of complex projects, programs, and portfolios. Each section features an overview of contents, followed by practical tools, templates, and processes that provide an infrastructure to support the intricate needs of complex innovation projects. Sections conclude with a summary of the challenges facing senior management and real-world tactics to overcome them. Wysocki's flexible strategies are not only easily customized to "fit" in your environment, they are designed to be continually refined and improved along the way so that they remain effective well into the future.

It's time for your senior management team to take back control of your investments in projects and programs. Executive's Guide to Project Management shows you how to cultivate your part of the organization so that it can respond to a changing project environment with flexible and adaptive tools, templates, processes, and the infrastructure to support the project and program investment decisions.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118004074
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/05/2011
Pages:
223
Sales rank:
1,117,962
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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