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

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"If you are a member of senior management and you want to prepare yourself to handle complexity in this competitive global ecosystem, this book prepares you to take responsibility and to take action." —Kathleen B. Hass, PMP

Principal Consultant, Kathleen Hass & Associates, Inc.

Director, International Institute of Business Analysis

award-winning author of Managing Complex...

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Overview

"If you are a member of senior management and you want to prepare yourself to handle complexity in this competitive global ecosystem, this book prepares you to take responsibility and to take action." —Kathleen B. Hass, PMP

Principal Consultant, Kathleen Hass & Associates, Inc.

Director, International Institute of Business Analysis

award-winning author of Managing Complex Projects: A New Model, PMI's 2009 Book of the Year, and the Business Analysis Essential Library Series

Thrive and capitalize on project complexity

The contemporary project environment is characterized by a high degree of complexity, uncertainty, and risk. Managing and capitalizing on project complexity has become a huge and costly gap in our twenty-first-century business practices. Providing how-to guidance on improving overall project ROI, best practices in staffing processes, and establishing and running a project support office, Executive's Guide to Project Management examines the management of complex and uncertain projects from the perspective of senior management.

Anchored by author Robert Wysocki's forty-five years of experience in the field, this groundbreaking, self-contained guide collects in one place all the relevant information for understanding and creating an environment for improved complex project performance. A must-read for every member of the senior management team (SMT), Executive's Guide to Project Management shows you how to regain responsibility, take action, and skillfully handle complexity to mitigate risk and increase return on project investments.

The first pragmatic guide written for senior managers who want their organization to thrive and capitalize on complexity, Executive's Guide to Project Management shows you how to implement:

  • A framework for staffing complex projects that leverages the synergies of four professional disciplines
  • Practical mitigation strategies that can be supported and implemented by the SMT
  • Project management life-cycle models
  • An organized and defined project support office
  • An agile portfolio management model
  • Well-defined infrastructures for today and tomorrow

Prepare yourself to handle complexity in this competitive global ecosystem with the real-world theories and applications found in Executive's Guide to Project Management.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118004074
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/5/2011
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 223
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert K. Wysockl, PhD, has over forty years of experience as a project management consultant and trainer, information systems manager, systems and management consultant, author, training developer, and provider. He is the founder of Enterprise Information Insights, Inc., a project management consulting and training practice. He has written twenty books on project management and information systems management.

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Table of Contents

Foreword.

Preface.

Introduction.

The Nature of Project Complexity and Uncertainty.

The Risk Mitigation and Business Value Roles of the SMT.

Organizational Culture and Velocity.

How to Carefully Manage the Creative Process.

About This Book.

Who Should Read this Book?

Part 1: Challenges to Supporting Complex Projects.

Chapter 1: The Project Landscape.

The Nature of Project Complexity and Uncertainty.

Goal and Solution Clarity.

Through the Eyes of SMT Members.

Putting It All Together.

Chapter 2: Project Management Life Cycle Models.

Traditional Project Management.

Agile Project Management.

Extreme Project Management.

Emertxe Project Management.

How to Choose the Best Fit PMLC.

Putting It All Together.

Chapter 3: The Complex Project Team.

What is a Complex Project Team?

Complex Project Team Position Family.

Complex Project Manager Use of the Complex Project Team Profile.

SMT Applications of the Complex Project Manager Position Family Profile.

Putting It All Together.

Part 1: Summary.

Organizational Challenges and Mitigation Strategies.

Executive Bookshelf.

Part 2: Improving Project Success with Human Resource Strategies and Processes.

Chapter 4: Project Manager, Business Analyst, Business Process Professional, and Information Technology Professional Integration.

Position Families.

An Historical Perspective.

CPT and Complex Projects.

Putting It All Together.

Chapter 5: A Professional Development Model.

The Professional Development Plan.

Role of the SMT in the PDP.

Putting It All Together.

Chapter 6: Integrating Project Manager, Business Analyst, Business Process Professional, and Information Technology Professional into the Project Landscape.

Project Complexity Assessment.

Generalists versus Specialists.

PM, BA, BP, and IT Skill Profile.

Mapping the PMs and BAs into the Project Landscape.

Putting It All Together.

Part 2: Summary.

Organizational Challenges and Mitigation Strategies.

Executive Bookshelf.

Part 3: Improving Project ROI using Agile Project Portfolio Management.

Chapter 7: The Project Birth and Death Process.

Project Birth Process.

Project Maturation Process.

Project Death Process.

Putting It All Together.

Chapter 8: Agile Project Portfolio Management Process.

What Is a Project Portfolio?

What Is Agile Project Portfolio Management?

Putting It All Together.

Chapter 9: An Agile Portfolio Strategy.

Adapting the PMLC Models to the APPM Model.

Problem/Opportunity Prioritization.

Strategic Alignment Model.

Alternatives to the Strategic Alignment Model.

Putting It All Together.

Part 3: Summary

Organizational Challenges and Mitigation Strategies.

Executive Bookshelf.

Part 4: Establishing and Maturing an Enterprise Project Support Office.

Chapter 10: Organizing and Defining Your Project Support Office.

Definition of a PSO.

Spotting Symptoms That You Need a PSO.

Organization and Placement of a PSO.

W Steps to Establishing a PSO.

Putting It All Together.

Chapter 11: Growing and Maturing your Project Support Office.

PSO Stages of Growth.

A Step-by-Step Plan.

Challenges to Implementing a PSO.

Putting It All Together.

Chapter 12: The Future of the Project Support Office.

Hub and Spoke BP4SO.

Putting It All Together.

Part 4: Summary.

Organizational Challenges and Mitigation Strategies.

Executive Bookshelf.

Epilogue: Next Steps.

Define your role in supporting complex projects.

How will you make it happen?

Final Thoughts on the Book.

About the Author.

Index.

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