eXtreme Project Management: Using Leadership, Principles and Tools to Deliver Value in the Face of Volatility / Edition 1

eXtreme Project Management: Using Leadership, Principles and Tools to Deliver Value in the Face of Volatility / Edition 1

by Douglas DeCarlo, Robert K. Wysocki, James P. Lewis
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0787974099

ISBN-13: 9780787974091

Pub. Date: 10/28/2004

Publisher: Wiley

Today’s new breed, eXtreme projects are different. They feature high speed, high change, high complexity, high risk, and high stress. While traditional projects follow the classic model of ready—aim—fire, eXtreme project managers succeed by shooting the gun and then redirecting the bullet while not losing sight of their moving target.

eXtreme

Overview

Today’s new breed, eXtreme projects are different. They feature high speed, high change, high complexity, high risk, and high stress. While traditional projects follow the classic model of ready—aim—fire, eXtreme project managers succeed by shooting the gun and then redirecting the bullet while not losing sight of their moving target.

eXtreme Project Management provides a practical guide for leaders working under high risk and high pressure while producing the desired bottom-line results. Based on Doug DeCarlo’s extensive experience in working with more than 250 project teams, his eXtreme project management model is built around an integrated set of principles, values, skills, tools, and practices proven to consistently work under conditions of rapid change and uncertainty.

eXtreme project management is based on the premise that you don’t manage the unknown the same way you manage the known. It’s a people-centric approach to high performance that makes quality of life a fundamental part of the project venture.

Throughout the book, eXtreme Project Management shows project managers, sponsors, and executives how to keep projects in control and deliver business value in the face of volatility by

  • Developing a change-tolerant, quantum mind-set
  • Applying principles of self-mastery
  • Gaining and sustaining commitment to the project mission
  • Unleashing motivation and innovation
  • Establishing trust and confidence
  • Implementing a flexible project management model
  • Establishing a real-time communications infrastructure
  • Minimizing bureaucracy
  • Improving organizational agility

eXtreme project management is a dynamic and exhilarating model for any kind of project that features high doses of speed and volatility, and where failure is not an option.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787974091
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/28/2004
Series:
Jossey-Bass Business and Management Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
560
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.13(h) x 1.78(d)

Table of Contents

Preface: Out of the Darkness.

Introduction: Into the Light.

 Part One: The New Reality.

1 Developing a Quantum Mind-Set for an eXtreme Reality.

2 The eXtreme Model for Success.

Part Two: Leadership Skills for an eXtreme World.

3 Leadership Begins with Self-Mastery.

4 The eXtreme Project Manager’s Leadership Role.

5 Principles, Values, and Interpersonal Skills for Leading.

6 Leading the eXtreme Team.

7 eXtreme Stakeholder Management.

 Part Three: The Flexible Project Model.

8 Visionate: Capturing the Sponsor’s Vision.

9 Visionate: Establishing the Collective Vision.

10 Speculate: The Planning Meeting.

11 Speculate: Postplanning Work.

12 Innovate: Learning by Doing.

13 Reevaluate: Deciding the Project’s Future.

14 Disseminate: Harvesting the Payoff.

 Part Four: Managing the Project Environment.

15 Real-Time Communication.

16 Agile Organization: A Senior Management Briefing.

Afterword by Robert K. Wysocki.

eXtreme Tools and Techniques.

References.

Index.

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