Managing Project Delivery: Maintaining Control and Achieving Success

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A practical handbook for career project managers and those involved intermittently with projects throughout their career.

Brief and visually led, Managing Project Delivery gets to the point, giving you the knowledge and confidence to manage project benefits and increase the certainty of success.

Focused on the needs of engineering and technical Project Managers, but generic enough to support projects in other ...

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Overview

A practical handbook for career project managers and those involved intermittently with projects throughout their career.

Brief and visually led, Managing Project Delivery gets to the point, giving you the knowledge and confidence to manage project benefits and increase the certainty of success.

Focused on the needs of engineering and technical Project Managers, but generic enough to support projects in other areas such as business change, IT and product development.

Supported by downloadable on-line project benefits management tool templates that enable the techniques developed in the book to be applied in practice.

Comprehensive real world case studies demonstrate the use of tools.

Successful projects are the basis for the business many successful organisations, but many professionals lack the basic skills required to manage projects successfully. This book shows how to maximise the outcomes of projects and to ensure that the benefits arising from projects — large or small — are fully realized by the business. This key outcome can be easily overlooked or sidelined by the need to keep projects on track.

Managing Project Delivery provides simple yet powerful tools to ensure that projects deliver on their goals in a controlled and accountable manner. It is the first of four project management titles that separately build skills and together provide a powerful project management resource.

• A practical handbook for career project managers and those involved intermittently with projects throughout their career.
• Brief and visually led, Managing Project Delivery gets to the point, giving you the knowledge and confidence to deliver projects and increase the certainty of success.
• Focused on the needs of both engineering and technical Project Managers, but generic enough to support projects in other areas such as business change, IT and product development.
• Supported by downloadable on-line project delivery tool templates that enable the techniques developed in the book to be applied in practice.
• Comprehensive real world case studies demonstrate the use of tools.
• Project delivery is the third stage of the project lifecycle. This book shows how to maintain control and forecast the project outcome. Provides expert advice, tried-and-tested techniques and a delivery toolkit to address:
• Business alignment
• Value delivery
• Control and forecasting

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780750685153
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 2/12/2009
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Director of MIME Solutions Ltd, a UK-based PM Consultancy. She has worked for organizations including AstraZeneca, GSK, and Eli Lilly, and has clients in the UK and US.

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Table of Contents

Introduction; Project, Programme and Portfolio Delivery; Business Plan Delivery; Set-up Plan Delivery; Control Plan Delivery; When Projects Go Wrong; Case Study One: Capital Engineering Project; Case Study Two: Accounts System Improvement; Appendices

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  • Posted August 11, 2009

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    Complete rundown on steering clear of project disasters

    Dr. Trish Melton and Dr. Peter Iles-Smith show you why managing and delivering a project involves much more than merely cranking out the design, and sticking to your charts and timetables. The work of the project has to be aimed at its core purpose, but keeping that at the forefront may well require revising the project in midstream. The information in this book is correct, copious and concise to the point of being terse, but unfortunately its presentation leaves some things unclear. Have you ever received a binder full of material at a seminar or class? Remember how the sheets made a great deal of sense at the time, but seemed a bit cloudier when you referred to them a year later? This book reads a lot like the material in such binders, with tons of bullet-point lists, charts and diagrams, but not enough prose to create a flow of ideas from one piece of information to the other. The accompanying online templates may mitigate this effect. Still, if you are new to project management, you may be a bit overwhelmed. getAbstract recommends this solid book to experienced project managers who will be well-equipped to handle this complex material with little difficulty and to get a great deal of utility from it.

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