Managing High-Technology Programs and Projects / Edition 3by Russell D. Archibald
Pub. Date: 03/13/2003
A totally revised and updated new edition of the bestselling project management resource, Managing High-Technology Programs and Projects, Third Edition includes the latest information on the most important issues within the project management field. Seasoned project manager Russell Archibald offers a unified, practical, and proven methodology for organizing and… See more details below
A totally revised and updated new edition of the bestselling project management resource, Managing High-Technology Programs and Projects, Third Edition includes the latest information on the most important issues within the project management field. Seasoned project manager Russell Archibald offers a unified, practical, and proven methodology for organizing and managing all types of complex programs and projects. Archibald covers every aspect of project managementfrom basic principles to specific details.
Part I offers a guide to program and project management that informs senior executives and project managers about the overarching principles and practices that directly affect their responsibilities and performance. It discusses different types of programs and projects and how to organize the project management function and the project management office (PMO). In addition, Part I presents comprehensive information on team building and other human aspects of project management and offers strategies for overcoming barriers to success. Part I also includes checklists that are designed to help senior executives achieve continued improvement and development of their organizations’ project management capabilities.
Part II covers specific projects, discusses how to organize project offices and teams, and explains every element in the required planning and control system. From start-up to close-out, readers will learn everything they need to know to ensure the on-time, on-budget completion of any project. It also covers all the techniques used to effectively evaluate and direct the project.
This better-than-ever resource has been completely revised and includes entirely new chapters to highlight all the changes that the practice of project management has undergone in recent years, including:
- The advent of the Internet and the improvement in management capabilities and performance it has brought
- Linking strategic growth management of the organization with project management through the project portfolio management process
- All new and improved project management methods and tools and effective ways to implement them
- The growing importance of the project management function within organizations
- Recognition that projects must be managed on an integrated life-cycle basis from concept through all their phases to post-completion
- More powerful project management software applications
- Wider use of formalized risk analysis and tracking methods
Managing High-Technology Programs and Projects, Third Edition is the definitive book on managing high-tech initiatives. It presents a comprehensive look at the business of project management and offers special emphasis on those vital projects involving advanced technology.
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Table of Contents
PART I. EXECUTIVE GUIDE TO PROGRAM AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT.
Executive Overview of Project Management.
Programs and Projects.
Improving Project Management Capabilities.
Integrative Roles in Project Management.
Integrative and Predictive Project Planning and Control.
Project Team and Key Human Aspects of Project Management.
Organizing the Project Management Function and Office.
Managing Project Portfolios, Programs, and Multiple Projects.
PART II. MANAGING SPECIFIC PROJECTS.
Organizing the Individual Project Office and Project Team.
Planning and Initiating Projects.
Project Team Planning and Project Start-Up.
Authorizing and Controlling the Work, Schedule, and Costs.
Project Interface Management.
Evaluating, Directing, and Closing Out the Project.
Appendix: Integrated Scope, Schedule, Resource, Financial, and Risk Management for Projects.
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The rapid development of technologies that enable superior program and project management has been accompanied by quality research on the impact of both the technologies and project management itself. Russ Archibald has successfully integrated the results of this research into a coherent platform for progress. The third edition is loaded with fresh new insights that reflect both the progress that has already been made and the crystal clear thinking we have come to expect from Russ Archibald. It is the most definitive formula available for success in high technology.