Managing High-Technology Programs and Projects / Edition 3

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An invaluable resource for project managers, Managing High-Technology Programs and Projects, Third Edition covers every aspect of project management for today's high-tech business world. It offers proven methodologies and professional guidance for managing any project or program from start to finish. Completely updated, revised, and improved to keep up with the changing world of project management, it covers all the new technologies and methodologies project managers rely on for success. 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 management -- from 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 check-lists 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 closeout, 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. 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471265573
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/13/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 396
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

About the author RUSSELL D. ARCHIBALD is a principal with Integrated Project Systems, a consulting firm headquartered in Belmont, California, that specializes in process and system implementation and training in project management for high-technology corporations and agencies. From 1982 to 1991 he was President of Archibald Associates, a project and systems management consulting firm, with clients in the U.S., Canada, South America, the Far East, Europe, and Asia. An internationally recognized authority on project management with over forty years of management, engineering, consulting, and operations experience, he was also formerly Vice President of International Planning at the Bendix Corporation and worked at the World Headquarters of ITT, where he conducted special staff assignments throughout Europe and South America. Mr. Archibald is the author, with Richard L. Villoria, of Network-Based Management Systems (PERT/CPM) (Wiley). He received an MS in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas, and is an Honored Fellow of the Project Management Institute.
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Table of Contents

Pt. I Executive Guide to Program and Project Management 1
1 Executive Overview of Project Management 3
2 Programs and Projects 25
3 Improving Project Management Capabilities 54
4 Integrative Roles in Project Management 82
5 Integrative and Predictive Project Planning and Control 107
6 Project Team and Key Human Aspects of Project Management 128
7 Organizing the Project Management Function and Office 145
8 Managing Project Portfolios, Programs, and Multiple Projects 173
Pt. II Managing Specific Projects 199
9 Organizing the Individual Project Office and Project Team 201
10 Planning and Initiating Projects 226
11 Project Team Planning and Project Start-Up 280
12 Authorizing and Controlling the Work, Schedule, and Costs 301
13 Project Interface Management 330
14 Evaluating, Directing, and Closing Out the Project 340
App Integrated Scope, Schedule, Resource, Financial, and Risk Management for Projects 361
Bibliography 378
Index 387
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2003

    Crystal Clear Thinking

    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.

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