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|Applied Software Project Management|
|O'REILLY MEDIA||ISBN: 0596009488||PGS: 322||List: 39.95 YOUR PRICE: 31.96|
|Communicating Project Management: The Integrated Vocabulary of Project Management and Systems Engineering - POD|
|This integrated dictionary includes almost 2,000 terms in both project management and system engineering and software engineering by extension defined in a way that seamlessly integrates these overlapping and intertwined fields. Supported by illustrations and explanations that offer a practical context for the terminology, this one-of-a-kind resource bridges the gap between the separate vocabularies of these intersecting disciplines. Far more than a dictionary, this book includes reference sections that address the special problems of and techniques for communicating in the project environment.|
CONTENTS: Foreword (Stephen Cross, Ph.D., William R. Duncan, Heinz Stoewer, MSC).@p@pPreface.@p@p1. Communicating Project Management.@p@pAn overview of project communications that examines the four key factors: Participants, Techniques, Environment, and Language.@p@p2. Facilitating Communication through Systems Management.@p@pA set of process models that provide the project context. The models and ground rules help clarify vocabulary in a broad sense, and specific term definitions identified by the Visual Process Model (VPM).@p@p3. The Collaborative Environment.@p@pA characterization of the global environment created by professional associations and standards organizations and how it impacts project communications.@p@p4. The Reference Project Cycle.@p@pA sample project cycle and nomenclature using the terms and definitions in Part 5, including a template that can be tailored and used on projects.@p@p5. Terms and Definitions.@p@p6. Acronyms.@p@pIndex.
|Wiley||S||ISBN: 0471269247||PGS: 0||List: 57.00 YOUR PRICE: 54.15|
|Effective Software Project Management - POD|
|Why another book on software project management?|
For some time, the fields of project management, computer science, and software development have been growing rapidly and concurrently. Effective support for the enterprise demands the merging of these efforts into a coordinated discipline, one that incorporates best practices from both systems development and project management life cycles. Robert K. Wysocki creates that discipline in this book--a ready reference for professionals and consultants as well as a textbook for students of computer information systems and project management.
By their very nature, software projects defy a "one size fits all" approach. In these pages you will learn to apply best-practice principles while maintaining the flexibility that's essential for successful software development.
Learn how to make the planning process fit the need
* Understand how and why software development must be planned on a certainty-to-uncertainty continuum
* Categorize your projects on a four-quadrant model
* Learn when to use each of the five SDPM strategies--Linear, Incremental, Iterative, Adaptive, and Extreme
* Explore the benefits of each strategic model and what types of projects it supports best
* Recognize the activities that go into the Scoping, Planning, Launching, Monitoring/Controlling, and Closing phases of each strategy
* Apply this knowledge to the specific projects you manage
* Get a clear picture of where you are and how to get where you want to go
CONTENTS: Foreword.@pIntroduction.@pPart One: The Evolving State of ESPM.@pChapter 1: The Changing Landscape of Software Development.@pChapter 2: SDPM Roadmap.@pPart Two: Linear ESPM.@pChapter 3: Linear SDPM Strategy.@pChapter 4: The Linear SDPM Scoping Phase.@pChapter 5: The Linear SDPM Planning Phase.@pChapter 6: The Linear SDPM Launching Phase.@pChapter 7: The Linear SDPM Monitoring and Controlling Phase.@pChapter 8: The Linear SDPM Closing Phase.@pChapter 9: The Linear SDPM Strategy Summary.@pPart Three: Incremental ESPM.@pChapter 10: Incremental SDPM Strategy.@pChapter 11: The Incremental SDPM Scoping Phase.@pChapter 12: The Incremental SDPM Planning Phase.@pChapter 13: The Incremental SDPM Launching Phase.@pChapter 14: The Incremental SDPM Monitoring and Controlling Phase.@pChapter 15: The Incremental SDPM Closing Phase.@pChapter 16: The Incremental SDPM Strategy Summary.@pPart Four: Iterative ESPM.@pChapter 17: Iterative SDPM Strategy.@pChapter 18: The Iterative SDPM Scoping Phase.@pChapter 19: The Iterative SDPM Planning Phase.@pChapter 20: The Iterative SDPM Launching Phase.@pChapter 21: The Iterative SDPM Monitoring and Controlling Phase.@pChapter 22: The Iterative SDPM Closing Phase.@pChapter 23: The Iterative SDPM Strategy Summary.@pPart Five: Adaptive ESPM.@pChapter 24: Adaptive SDPM Strategy.@pChapter 25: The Adaptive SDPM Scoping Phase.@pChapter 26: The Adaptive SDPM Planning Phase.@pChapter 27: The Adaptive SDPM Launching Phase.@pChapter 28: The Adaptive SDPM Monitoring and Controlling Phase.@pChapter 29: The Adaptive SDPM Closing Phase.@pChapter 30: The Adaptive SDPM Strategy Summary.@pPart Six: Extreme ESPM.@pChapter 31: Extreme SDPM Strategy.@pChapter 32: The Extreme SDPM Scoping Phase.@pChapter 33: The Extreme SDPM Planning Phase.@pChapter 34: The Extreme SDPM Launching Phase.@pChapter 35: The Extreme SDPM Monitoring and Controlling Phase.@pChapter 36: The Extreme SDPM Closing Phase.@pChapter 37: The Extreme SDPM Strategy Summary.@pPart Seven: In Summary.@pChapter 38: Where Are You?@pChapter 39: Where Do You Want To Go and How Can You Get There?@pAppendix A: What’s on the Web Site?@pAppendix B: Bibliography.@pAppendix C: The Project Overview Statement.@pAppendix D: Requirements Gathering.@pAppendix E: The Work Breakdown Structure.@pAppendix F: Estimation.@pAppendix G: The Project Network Diagram.@pAppendix H: The Resource Schedule.@pAppendix I :Organizing the Project Team.@pAppendix J: Project Performance Reporting.@pAppendix K: Business Process Flow Diagramming.@pIndex.
|Wiley||S||ISBN: 0764596365||PGS: 618||List: 45.00 YOUR PRICE: 42.75|
|Essentials of Strategic Project Management - POD|
|Get a high-level overview of project management with this strategically focused book. You'll find practical guidance, useful advice, and valuable tools and techniques for navigating project management. The authors demystiy project management by defining many terms that project managers use that may not be familiar to you as an executive. They also equip you with the critical knowledge and background to implement sound project management methods, as well as gain a better understanding of project management and increase the success of existing projects. |
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CONTENTS: Preface.@pAcknowledgments.@pAbout the Web Site.@p1. The Problem with Project Management.@p2. The Basics of Project Management.@p3. Project Initiation.@p4. Project Planning.@p5. Project Execution and Control.@p6. Project Management Maturity.@p7. The Project Management Office.@p8. Project Portfolio Management.@pIndex.
|Wiley||S||ISBN: 0471649856||PGS: 0||List: 52.95 YOUR PRICE: 50.30|
|Facilitating the Project Lifecycle: The Skills & Tools to Accelerate Progress for Project Managers, Facilitators, and Six Sigma Proj|
|Step by step, Facilitating the Project Lifecycle guides the project manager/facilitator in making smart choices about when and how to pull key talent together to spell success for the project and ultimately the organization. The authors will help you understand the benefits of using facilitated group work sessions to get real work done during a project and get it done better and more efficiently than more traditional individual work approaches. In addition, the book includes: *Recommendations for capitalizing on group knowledge to accelerate the building of key project deliverables and ensure their quality as they are built *A work session structure for planning, delivering, and following up facilitated work sessions *Guides for building key project deliverables *Sample agendas *Proven techniques for managing the group dynamics |
CONTENTS: Tables, Figures, and Exhibits.@pAcknowledgments.@pThe Authors.@pIntroduction.@pPART 1: THE POWER OF THE PARTNERSHIP: PROJECTS AND FACILITATION.@pSection 1: The Commitment to Perform.@p1. Old Dogs and New Tricks.@p2. Facilitation Within the Project Lifecycle.@pSection 2: The Ability to Perform.@p3. Who’s on First?@p4. What Effective Facilitation Is and Is Not.@pPART 2: THE PARTNERSHIP IN PRACTICE: MAKING FACILITATED WORK SESSIONS WORK.@pSection 3: Work Session Basics.@p5. Making Work Sessions Work.@p6. The Work Session Tightrope.@p7. Preparing for the Work Session.@p8. Conducting the Work Session.@p9. Wrapping Up the Work Session.@pSection 4: Facilitating the Deliverable.@p10. Establishing the Project Charter.@p11. Analyzing and Designing Business Processes.@p12. Defining Business Requirements.@p13. Assessing Risks.@p14. Convening Work-in-Progress Reviews.@pPART 3: THE TECHNIQUES.@pSection 5: General Facilitation Techniques: Engaging the Group.@p15. It’s All About Communication.@p16. Flip-Charting.@p17. Brainstorming.@p18. Facilitated Dialogue.@p19. Nominal Group and Affinity Analysis.@p20. Prioritization Techniques.@p21. Breakout Groups.@p22. Staying On Track: Agendas, Action Items, and Other Focusing Techniques.@pSection 6: Specialized Facilitation Techniques: Building the Deliverables.@p23. Creating a Purpose Statement.@p24. Defining Objectives and Targets.@p25. Scope Framing.@p26. Guiding Factors: Assumptions, Constraints, Dependencies, and Touch Points.@p27. Discovering Impacts.@p28. Risk Analysis Matrices.@p29. Process Decomposition.@p30. Process Mapping.@p31. Process Detail Table.@p32. Context Diagramming.@p33. Requirements Table.@p34. Developing a Timeline.@pPART 4: RESOURCES.@pA. Cross-Reference Tables for Tools and Techniques.@pB. Recommended Books and Journals.@pC. Recommended Web Sites.@pD. Recommended Organizations.@pReferences.@pIndex.@pTemplates on CD-ROM.@pHow to Use the Accompanying CD-ROM.
|Jossey-Bass - WILEY||S||ISBN: 0787978752||PGS: 0||List: 55.00 YOUR PRICE: 52.25|
|Game Development Essentials: Game Project Management: Game Project Management, 1st Ed.|
|Chapter 1 - History of Game Project Management Chapter 2 - Concept Development Chapter 3 ? Game Design Chapter 4 ? Technical Design Chapter 5 - Art Style Guide, Sound Design Chapter 6 - Production Plan Chapter 7 - Team Management Chapter 8 - External Relationships|
|Thomson Delmar Learning - CENGAGE||S||ISBN: 1418015415||PGS: 320||List: 98.95 YOUR PRICE: 94.00|
|Internet Solutions for Project Managers - POD|
|A complete guide to using the Internet to improve project management performance Empowered by a new generation of Internet technologies and Web applications, managers can now work together from virtually anywhere in the world and on any platform to manage and complete a project. With the help of the Internet, they can discuss the details of any project in advance, track a project's progress, adjust a timeline in real time, manage distributed teams, understand resource bottlenecks, and revise plans on the fly. In this important book, Internet expert Amit Maitra describes how to successfully exploit the power and versatility of the Internet as a tool for managing projects and processes, and how you can too. Maitra provides an overview of current Internet technologies and describes how to incorporate satellites and Internet-based project management techniques into high-technology, manufacturing, and operations environments. He presents a series of fascinating and instructive case studies that demonstrate the various successful approaches used at several leading-edge companies. Maitra provides managers with clear, step-by-step guidelines for designing, developing, and implementing Internet approaches customized to an organization's unique project management needs-and supplies helpful ideas for assessing the performance and ROI of project management Internet applications.|
CONTENTS: THE INTERNET.@p@pMaking the Internet Work.@p@pTwo Themes of the Satellite-Based Internet Use.@p@pCASE STUDIES.@p@pManufacturing and the Internet.@p@pSatellite Internet Applications: Project Management Using ICO Global Communications Services.@p@pInternet Caching.@p@pTAKING NEW MEASURES.@p@pManaging Electric Utilities.@p@pTaking New Measures.@p@pAppendices.@p@pGlossary: Acronyms and Abbreviations.@p@pNotes.@p@pIndex.
|Wiley||H||ISBN: 0471330272||PGS: 217||List: 130.00 YOUR PRICE: 123.50|
|Making It Happen: A Non-Technical Guide to Project Management - POD|
|Making It Happen: A Non-Technical Guide to Project Management provides a fresh and clear approach to project management. Written in the form of a novel, it covers the basics of project management in a friendly, interesting, and memorable way. |
Will Campbell, a reasonably competent middle manager, is suddenly thrust into managing a high-profile project that could make or break his career. With no project management experience, and armed only with the guidance of his eccentric menror, Martha, Will learns the hard way. As Will navigates the rough seas of company politics, treacherous competition, and a project swirling out of control, he narrowly evades many pitfalls, and masters some indispensable project management tools along the way.
Against the backdrop of this personal drama, a simple, rational approach to project management unfolds. Will's ability to grasp these principles is the key to his survival, and could be the key to yours. Making It Happen enables the reader to transform risky, real-life situations into success. *Provides a simple, non-technical approach, useful to any business person involved in teams or managing projects *Offers practical tools and principles that will make any project a success: from office moves to product roll-outs, systems implementations to training program delivery, and everything in between *Boxes, definitions, and charts highlight key points and practical project management tips.
CONTENTS: Preface@p@pPart One: GENESIS@p@pChapter 1: Sink or Swim@p@pChapter 2: Grasping the Scope@p@pChapter 3: What is a Project?@p@pChapter 4: The Team Meets@p@pChapter 5: Sifting Through the Mess@p@pChapter 6: Asking the Right Questions@p@pChapter 7: Writing the Objective Statement@p@pChapter 8: The Project Manager Faces the Board@p@pPart Two: THE PROJECT TEAM@p@pChapter 9: The Team's Roles@p@pChapter 10: Company Politics@p@pPart Three: THE DESIGN PHASE@p@pChapter 11: What is Design, and How Long Does it Take?@p@pChapter 12: Organizing the Design Process@p@pChapter 13: The User's Needs@p@pChapter 14: Charts, Costs, and Other Puzzles@p@pChapter 15: More Problems with Schedules@p@pPart Four: EXECUTION PLANNING@p@pChapter 16: Tasks@p@pChapter 17: A Dependency Chart@p@pChapter 18: Finding and Fixing Mistakes@p@pPart Five: EXECUTION@p@pChapter 19: Altering Plans@p@pChapter 20: On a Crash Course@p@pChapter 21: A New Assignment@p@pPart Six: THE REVIEW PROCESS@p@pChapter 22: Assessing Assignments@p@pPart Seven: THE PROJECT MANAGER'S SURVIVAL MANUAL@p@pChapter 23: Recording the Fundamentals@p@pPart Eight: NEW FRAMEWORKS@p@pChapter 24: Checking Assumptions@p@pEpilogue
|Wiley||S||ISBN: 0471642347||PGS: 256||List: 29.95 YOUR PRICE: 28.45|
|On Time Within Budget: Software Project Management Practices and Techniques, 3rd Edition - POD|
|A developer's survival guide packed with real-life case|
studies, tips, techniques, and best practices for completing software projects on time and within budget
Whether you work at a large or small company, this book will provide you with expert, down-in-the-trenches tips, techniques, and strategies to deliver a software project in a cost-effective and timely way. Real-life case studies let you learn from the mistakes as well as the successes of others. Author E. M. Bennatan zeroes in on proven methods for avoiding bottlenecks and overruns at every step in the software development cycle--from cost estimating to product delivery.
The Third Edition of this bestselling guide routes you directly to what you need to know about:
* Managing both small and large projects in a distributed environment
* Common development problems and how to avoid them
* Preparing estimates and proposals and bidding for contracts
* Managing teams for maximum quality and productivity
* Proven scheduling and project development planning techniques
New to this edition:
* How best to ensure an effective relationship with customers
* Risk management and disaster prevention
* The pros and cons of acquiring custom software from outside suppliers
* Managing multinational projects
* How to save time by reusing software components
CONTENTS: Introduction to Software Project Management.@p@pSoftware Development Problems: An Ounce of Prevention.@p@pSoftware Development Contracts and Other Legal Issues.@p@pThe Software Development Cycle: Variations on a Waterfall Theme.@p@pPrinciples of Managing Software Engineers: Are They Really Any Different?@p@pHow to Handle Large Projects: Divide and Conquer.@p@pSoftware Project Management in a Client/Server Environment.@p@pProject Support Functions.@p@pSoftware Development Standards: The Necessary Evil.@p@pOrganizational Excellence.@p@pProject Scheduling.@p@pThe Preparation of Estimates: Methods and Techniques.@p@pEpilogue: Pulling It All Together.@p@pReferences.@p@pIndex.
|Wiley||S||ISBN: 0471376442||PGS: 0||List: 95.00 YOUR PRICE: 90.25|
|PMP In Depth: Project Management Professional Study Guide for PMP and CAPM Exams, 1st Ed.|
|1. Project Management Framework 2. Initiating the Project 3. Planning the Project Scope 4. Planning Quality and Risk Management 5. Planning the Project Schedule 6. Executing the Project 7. Monitoring and Controlling Projects 8. Closing the Project 9. Performing Professional Responsibility Appendices A. Answers to Chapter Review Questions B. Final Exam|
|Course Technology PTR - CENGAGE||S||ISBN: 1598631772||PGS: 416||List: 49.99 YOUR PRICE: 47.49|
|Practical Project Management: Tips, Tactics, and Tools - POD|
|The author has 39 years of experience implementing project management techniques. *Includes unique material based on the author's experiences that cannot be found elsewhere. *Readers can refer to self-contained chapters for quick reference and problem-solving or read the entire book. |
CONTENTS: Acknowledgments.@p@pPreface.@p@p1. Setting Up the Project Management Operation.@firstname.lastname@example.org About Projects and Project Management.@email@example.com Organizing for Project Management.@firstname.lastname@example.org Does Your Company Need a CPO?@email@example.com Implementing a Computer-based Project Management Capability.@p@p2. Getting Started.@firstname.lastname@example.org Project Initiation Techniques.@email@example.com Do You Weebis? Clarifying WBS, OBS, and RBS.@firstname.lastname@example.org Project Life Cycles.@p@p3. Scheduling.@email@example.com Critical Path Scheduling.@firstname.lastname@example.org Critical Path, Critical Chain, and Uncertainty: Exploring Concepts of Shared Contingency.@email@example.com Estimating Task Durations.@firstname.lastname@example.org How Important Are Schedules and Time Compression?@email@example.com Practical Scheduling.@p@p4. Resource and Workforce Management.@firstname.lastname@example.org An Overview of the Different Elements of Resource Management.@email@example.com Role-based Needs for Managing Resources in a Project-driven Organization.@firstname.lastname@example.org Resource Leveling and Games of Chance.@email@example.com Practical Resource Scheduling.@p@p5. Budgeting and Cost Control.@firstname.lastname@example.org Concepts and Issues of Project Budgeting and Cost Control.@email@example.com Software Support for Cost Management.@p@p6. Risk Management and Contingency.@firstname.lastname@example.org Using and Managing Contingency.@email@example.com Risk Management for the Sigmaphobic: Managing Schedule, Cost, and Technical Risk and Contingency.@firstname.lastname@example.org Some Computer-based Approaches to Schedule Risk Analysis.@p@p7. Maintaining the Plan.@email@example.com Change Control and Scope Management.@firstname.lastname@example.org Real-time Status versus Period Data.@email@example.com Automatic Project Management: A Classic Oxymoron.@p@p8. Performance Measurement.@firstname.lastname@example.org Measuring the Value of Work Accomplishment.@p@p9. Project Portfolio Management.@email@example.com Defining and Implementing Project Portfolio Management.@firstname.lastname@example.org Bridging the Gap between Operations Management and Projects Management: The Important Role of Project Portfolio Management.@email@example.com Project Selection and Risk: Risk Management Is an Essential Part of Project Portfolio Management.@p@p10. Project Management, Enterprise Project Management, and Enterprise Resource Planning.@firstname.lastname@example.org The Search for Automated, Integrated, Enterprise-wide Project Management: Minnesota Smith and the Temple of Unrealized Dreams.@email@example.com Integrating PM and ERP.@p@p11. Project Management and Professional Services Automation.@firstname.lastname@example.org Defining the PSA Market.@email@example.com Building PSA Solutions.@p@p12. Tools of the Trade.@firstname.lastname@example.org A Simplified and Balanced Approach to PM Software Selection.@email@example.com New Names for Old Games: Rebadging Sound and Proven PM Concepts.@firstname.lastname@example.org The e Revolution: Collaboration Services, B2B, Gateways.@p@p13. Making Project Management Work.@email@example.com Implementing Project Management: Commitment and Training Ensure Success.@firstname.lastname@example.org Making Project Communication Work: Everything You Need to Know about Project Communication.@email@example.com Why Project Management Implementation Programs Fail.@firstname.lastname@example.org Teams, Task Forces, and Bureaucrats.@email@example.com The Psychological Contract: How to Stimulate Initiative and Innovation in Any Organization.@firstname.lastname@example.org Shared Rewards.@p@pIndex.
|Wiley||H||ISBN: 0471203033||PGS: 0||List: 70.00 YOUR PRICE: 66.50|
|Practical Risk Assessment for Project Management - POD|
|In the estimating, planning and management of any project, large or small, an understanding of the impact of risk is critical. This book explains how the growing number of people choosing to or forced to organise their work as projects can make realistic assessments of the uncertainty affecting costs, timescale and revenue, before commitments are made. A clear analysis of the role of uncertainty is combined in this concise and practical handbook with simple, cost-effective techniques for measuring and modelling the overall risk to a project’s budget and schedule. There is advice and help here for the whole project team, including project managers; bid managers; project sales professionals; planners; estimators; managers running a project-based business; and consultants and auditors advising a projects business. Drawn from the author’s extensive experience on projects ranging in scale from a few man-months to hundreds of man-years, the book will beelevant to anyone involved in a project-based business. Examples are presented as simple models, built in spreadsheets using the @Risk software package. No more than basic knowledge of Lotus 1-2-3® or Excel® will be required by the reader. |
CONTENTS: Project Risk Assessment.@p@pModelling and Simulation.@p@pCost Risk.@p@pSchedule Risk.@p@pBusiness Forecast Risk.@p@pAlternative Techniques and Tools.@p@pReferences.@p@pIndex.
|Wiley||H||ISBN: 047193979X||PGS: 160||List: 129.95 YOUR PRICE: 123.45|
|Project Management - POD|
|ExpressExec is a unique business resource of one hundred books. These books present the best current thinking and span the entire range of contemporary business practice. Each book gives you the key concepts behind the subject and the techniques to implement the ideas effectively, together with lessons from benchmark companies and ideas from the world's smartest thinkers. |
ExpressExec is organised into ten core subject areas making it easy to find the information you need:
ExpressExec is a perfect learning solution for people who need to master the latest business thinking and practice quickly.
CONTENTS: Introduction to Express Exec@p@pIntroduction@p@pDefinition of Terms@p@pEvolution@p@pThe E-Dimension@p@pThe Global Dimension@p@pThe State of the Art@p@pIn Practice@p@pKey Concepts and Thinkers@p@pResources@p@pTen Steps to Making it Work@p@pFrequently Asked Questions (FAQs)@p@pIndex
|Capstone - WILEY||S||ISBN: 184112222X||PGS: 124||List: 19.95 YOUR PRICE: 18.95|
|Project Management Competence: Building Key Skills for Individuals, Teams, and Organizations - POD|
|This is the first book to promote project management competence on all three levels necessary for overall effectiveness. J. Davidson Frame uses the guidelines he helped develop for the renowned Project Management Institute to define the most important competencies for individuals, teams, and organizations. He then provides development strategies and diagnostic tools to build and evaluate these competencies throughout the company. Frame paints a portrait of what the competent project manager looks like, how the competent project team operates, and how their efforts are supported by the project-competent organization.|
CONTENTS: Preface.@p@pThe Author.@p@pPROJECT MANAGEMENT COMPETENCE FOR THE SUCCESSFULL ORGANIZATION.@p@p1. Developing Project-Competent Organizations.@p@p2. Why Competence Pays.@p@p3. Uncovering Organizational Pathologies.@p@pTHE COMPETENT PROJECT PROFESSIONAL.@p@p4. The Project Professional's Knowledge Base.@p@p5. Developing the Project Management Knowledge Base.@p@p6. Developing People Management Skills: The Soft Side of Project Management.@p@p7. Developing Business-Related Competence.@p@p8. Assessing Individual Competence.@p@pTHE COMPETENT PROJECT TEAM.@p@p9. Project Team Competence.@p@p10. Assessing Team Competence.@p@pTHE PROJECT-COMPETENT ORGANIZATION.@p@p11. Organizational Project Competence.@p@p12. Assessing Team Competence.@p@p13. Conclusion: Arriving at Competence.@p@pReferences.@p@pIndex.
|Jossey-Bass - WILEY||H||ISBN: 0787946621||PGS: 232||List: 55.00 YOUR PRICE: 52.25|
|Project Management for Business Professionals: A Comprehensive Guide - POD|
|No longer restricted to the engineering industry, project management has at long last crossed over to mainstream business. Project Management for Business Professionals is the definitive reference on the essentials of contemporary project management. |
Featured here are some of the foremost practitioners and researchers from academia, consulting, and private industry, sharing their various areas of project management expertise and providing a wide range of perspectives on everything from risk management to resource planning to ethics management.
Focusing on both the technical and human sides of the field, this unique resource follows the main points of the "project management body of knowledge"-the certification standard of the Project Management Institute. The experts address the procedures and processes for planning and managing projects and explore project team/group dynamics, examining the interpersonal relations and the political and organizational considerations that can impact a project.
CONTENTS: Acknowledgments.@p@pPreface.@p@pAbout the Contributors.@p@pINTRODUCTION.@p@pOverview: The Discipline of Project Management (D. Cleland).@p@pTransition: The Project-Driven Organization (J. Knutson).@p@pTHE TECHNICAL TRACK.@p@pPortfolio Management: Overview and Best Practices (J. Crawford).@p@pScope Management: Do All That You Need and Just What You Need (S. Globerson).@p@pRequirements Management: Addressing Customer Needs and Avoiding Scope Creep (J. Frame).@p@pSchedule Management: Seeing the Future by Mapping Out the Present (C. Pritchard).@p@pAccounting and Financial Management: Finding the Project's Bottom Line (F. Toney).@p@pRisk Management: Maximizing the Probability of Success (R. Westney).@p@pContracts and Procurement Management: Why Should You Care? (R. Mulcahy).@p@pEarned Value Management: An Introduction (J. Koppelman & Q. Fleming).@p@pInformation Management: For the Project Manager in an Information Age (M. Hynes).@p@pProject Closeout Management: More Than Simply Saying Good-Bye and Moving On (T. Cooke-Davies).@p@pMultiple Project Management: Responding to the Challenge (J. Nevison).@p@pProcess Automation in Project Management: Today (V. Quinn).@p@pComputer-Aided Project Management: Tomorrow (C. Belack).@p@peBusiness Project Management: The Future Is Today (D. Bienkowski).@p@pTHE HUMAN DIMENSIONS TRACK.@p@pOrganizational Project Management: Concept (R. Bauhaus).@p@pCreating a Professional Project Management Organization: Design (J. Schneidmuller).@p@pOrganizational Deployment of Project Management: The Next Big "Aha" for Corporate Project Leaders (R. Storeygard).@p@pProfessional and Personal Development Management: A Practical Approach to Education and Training (R. Wideman & A. Shenhar).@p@pEthics Management: Are You Really Protected? (C. Daw).@p@pConflict Management: Opportunity for Relationship Building and Effective Decisions (G. Pitagorsky).@p@pRole Management: The Integrative Roles in Project Management (R. Archibald).@p@pCulturally Diverse Management: A Vital Skill for Managing Global Projects (V. Verma).@p@pExpectations Management: Reconfirming Assumptions (M. Mayer).@p@pParticipative Management: Getting the Most from Your Team (P. Martin & K. Tate).@p@pVirtual Team Management: Building a Successful Virtual Team (M. Haywood).@p@pTeam Infrastructure Management: Project Team Planning and Project Start-Up (D. Ono & R. Archibald).@p@pTeam Management: Working Effectively (H. Thamhain).@p@pCONCLUSION.@p@pProject Management: The Future (J. Pinto).@p@pIndex.
|Wiley||H||ISBN: 0471380334||PGS: 0||List: 140.00 YOUR PRICE: 133.00|
|Project Management Handbook, 2nd Edition - POD|
CONTENTS: Partial table of contents:@p@pOVERVIEW OF PROJECT AND MATRIX MANAGEMENT.@p@pManaging Project Interfaces--Key Points for Project Success (P. Morris).@p@pTHE PROJECT ORGANIZATION.@p@pOrganizing the Project Office and Project Team: Duties of Project Participants (R. Archibald).@p@pORGANIZATIONAL STRATEGY AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT.@p@pSelecting Projects that Maximize Profits (W. Souder).@p@pLIFE-CYCLE MANAGEMENT.@p@pLife-Cycle Management (W. King & D. Cleland).@p@pPROJECT PLANNING.@p@pProject Stakeholder Management (D. Cleland).@p@pPricing Out the Work (H. Kerzner).@p@pPROJECT IMPLEMENTATION.@p@pThe Legal Standards for Prudent and Efficient Project Management (R. Speck).@p@pPROJECT CONTROL.@p@pDevelopment and Implementation of Project Management Systems (J. Tuman).@p@pBEHAVIORAL DIMENSIONS AND TEAMWORK IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT.@p@pTeamwork -@pKey to Managing Change (T. Miller).@p@pTHE SUCCESSFUL APPLICATION OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT.@p@pHealth Project Management in an Occupational Setting (L. Leviton & G. MacLeod).@p@pIndex.
|Wiley||H||ISBN: 0471293849||PGS: 0||List: 195.00 YOUR PRICE: 185.25|
|Project Management in Manufacturing and High Technology Operations, 2nd Edition - POD|
|Project management is a system originally developed within the construction industry for controlling schedules, costs, and specifications of large multitask projects. In recent years, manufacturers have discovered that project management's time-tested techniques dovetail neatly with the current thinking on quality control and management in a highly competitive global marketplace. The system has been increasingly recognized for its suitability in the manufacturing process and is now applied in virtually every area of production. |
One of the foremost proponents of this trend is Adedeji Badiru, an internationally recognized authority on project management, whose books have helped thousands of companies adapt the system to their particular needs. This completely revised Second Edition of Badiru's breakthrough publication, Project Management in Manufacturing and High Technology Operations, focuses on the dramatic increase in the use of high-tech machinery in industrial operations, and seamlessly integrates high-tech themes into a general discussion of project management.
An introductory chapter on manufacturing analysis investigates how the latest concepts and techniques of project management are applied to manufacturing. The main body of the book offers a wealth of new material, including discussions of learning curve analysis, basic models for forecasting and inventory control, economic analysis of manufacturing, techniques for data analysis, and the application of expert systems. The chapter on computer applications in project management is completely revised and updated to reflect the enormous strides taken in this area in recent years.
This book presents an up-to-date, practical approach to project management in manufacturing. Written by a pioneer in the application of project management to the manufacturing industries, this revised and expanded Second Edition of Project Management in Manufacturing and High Technology Operations reflects the increased use of high-tech machinery in industrial operations and the trends of recent years to apply project management methods to every phase of production.
Complete with numerous illustrations, as well as exercises to wrap up each chapter, this Second Edition features: *An emphasis on practical examples, including many new case studies, and a full chapter on the lessons learned from the space shuttle Challenger disaster *Many new project management concepts and techniques that focus on manufacturing but can be applied to any project
A new chapter on manufacturing systems analysis that provides the backdrop for the project analysis that takes place throughout the book
Expanded discussions of the latest quantitative and managerial approaches, including learning curve analysis, basic models for forecasting and inventory control, economic analysis of manufacturing, techniques for data analysis, and the application of expert systems
A strong international perspective, useful for multinational companies and for academic purposes
This book equips engineers and managers with the tools to effectively manage all aspects of a project, including quality control, schedules, and expenses. Used as a text in engineering or business courses, it offers absorbing supplemental reading for students at the upper undergraduate and graduate levels.
Professor Badiru has been widely praised for his incisive and highly relevant case studies. In this Second Edition, the case-study approach is expanded so that chapters typically include two real-world examples of the project management techniques or issues in question. In the final chapter, Badiru takes a close and painful look at a high-tech disaster, the explosion of the space shuttle Challenger. He offers rare and instructive insight into the devastating failure of a high-tech projectstill poignant, despite the passage of time.
Communicative throughout, this volume provides a solid, up-to-date reference for engineers and managers in manufacturing, as well as for consultants and administrators in related fields. Professor Badiru's proven reputation for providing interesting lecture material also makes Project Management in Manufacturing and High Technology Operations especially useful as a technology management text in both engineering and business schools.
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CONTENTS: Manufacturing Systems Analysis.@p@pElements of Project Management.@p@pPERT/CPM Techniques.@p@pResource Management.@p@pLearning Curve Analysis.@p@pForecasting and Inventory Control.@p@pManufacturing Economic Analysis.@p@pData Analysis and Management.@p@pExpert System for Production Scheduling.@p@pComputer Simulation and Software Tools.@p@pSpace Shuttle Challenger Accident: Case Study of High Tech Project Failure.@p@pBibliography.@p@pAppendix.@p@pIndex.
|Wiley-Interscience||H||ISBN: 0471127213||PGS: 0||List: 175.00 YOUR PRICE: 166.25|
|Project Management JumpStartTM - POD|
|Prepare for a Project Management Career—Fast! |
Project Management JumpStart gives you the solid grounding you need to approach a career in project management with confidence. *The basic skills of a successful project manager *Creating project schedules and determining project budgets *Winning the support of department managers *Monitoring project progress, resources, and budgets *Communication and negotiation skills *Tips for motivating people who don't work for you *Effective documentation skills for essential project management documents
CONTENTS: Introduction.@pChapter 1: Building the Foundation.@pChapter 2: Developing Project Management Skills.@pChapter 3: Initiating the Project.@pChapter 4: Defining the Project Goals.@pChapter 5: Breaking Down the Project Activities.@pChapter 6: Planning and Acquiring Resources.@pChapter 7: Assessing Risk.@pChapter 8: Developing the Project Plan.@pChapter 9: Budgeting 101.@pChapter 10: Executing the Project.@pChapter 11: Controlling the Project Outcome.@pChapter 12: Closing the Books.@pAppendix A: Answers to Review Questions.@pAppendix B: Sample Project Management Forms.@pAppendix C:Sample Project Management Checklists.@pGlossary.@pIndex.
|Jossey-Bass - WILEY||S||ISBN: 0782142141||PGS: 0||List: 39.95 YOUR PRICE: 37.95|
|Project Management Methodologies: Selecting, Implementing, and Supporting Methodologies and Processes for Projects - POD|
|Explore this comprehensive survey of the tools, tips, techniques, and tactics that project managers need to successfully complete their projects. Seasoned project management consultant Jay Charvat presents a detailed description of each methodology currently available, weighs the advantages and disadvantages of each, and provides a plan for implementation. He includes expert advice on putting the methodologies to use in both individual projects and across the organization and provides detailed guidance on maintenance and support. |
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CONTENTS: Foreword.@pIntroduction.@pChapter 1. Understanding Project Methodologies.@pChapter 2. Project Methodologies Explained.@pChapter 3. Project Management Frameworks.@pChapter 4. Development Methodology—Selection and Utilization.@pChapter 5. Implementing Project Methodologies.@pChapter 6. Supporting the Methodology.@pChapter 7. Project Templates and Techniques.@pChapter 8. Project Processes and Trends.@pAppendix: Questions and Answers.@pIndex.@pAbout the Author.
|Wiley||H||ISBN: 0471221783||PGS: 264||List: 80.00 YOUR PRICE: 76.00|
|Project Management Nation: Tools, Techniques, and Goals for the New and Practicing IT Project Manager - POD|
|...Project management is surely one of the most important professions in the IT industry today. This collection of tips, techniques and guidelines helps IT project managers improve their project management skills on a daily basis. This project book highlights (1) Project Strategy, (2)Life-Cycle Development of a project and (3) Testing of an IT product....|
CONTENTS: Foreword.@p@pPreface.@p@pAcknowledgments.@p@pChapter 1: Understanding Project Strategy.@p@pChapter 2: Becoming an IT Project Manager.@p@pChapter 3: Project Concepts.@p@pChapter 4: The Project Analysis.@p@pChapter 5: Planning for Success.@p@pChapter 6: Executing the Project.@p@pChapter 7: Controlling the Project.@p@pChapter 8: Implementing the Project.@p@pChapter 9: Closing the Project.@p@pGlossary.@p@pIndex.@p@pAbout the Author.
|Wiley||H||ISBN: 0471139262||PGS: 0||List: 73.95 YOUR PRICE: 70.25|
|Project Management: Techniques in Planning and Controlling Construction Projects, 2nd Edition - POD|
|Using a systems perspective, this updated version concentrates on the planning, scheduling and control factors of a project needed to bring it in on time and on or under cost. This edition contains expanded coverage of computer simulation and applications, information management and expert systems in project management. Includes a new chapter on Total Quality Management.|
CONTENTS: Concepts.@p@pPlanning.@p@pProject Organization.@p@pBar Charts (GANTT).@p@pCPM: Activity on Arrow (AOA).@p@pAOA Critical Path Analysis.@p@pPrecedence Networks: Activity-on-Node (AON).@p@pPlanning Methods, Tools, and Procedures.@p@pResource Allocation.@p@pDetermination of Most Economical Project Duration.@p@pProject Estimates.@p@pCost Budgeting.@p@pCash Flow Forecasting.@p@pPlan Implementation, Monitoring, and Control.@p@pProgram Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT).@p@pAn Introduction to Simulation.@p@pAn Introduction to Systems Simulation.@p@pMaterial Management.@p@pProject Management Information System.@p@pClaims.@p@pCorrective Action.@p@pTotal Quality Management of Projects.@p@pConstructability.@p@pComputers in Construction.@p@pGlossary.@p@pAppendix.@p@pIndex.
|Wiley||H||ISBN: 0471591688||PGS: 0||List: 175.00 YOUR PRICE: 166.25|
|Project Manager's Spotlight on Change Management - POD|
|Clear-Cut Ways to Manage Inevitable Project Changes |
If you're a typical project manager, you're probably aware of the importance of change management but may not have the time or expertise to develop a full-blown plan. Here's a quick and practical guide to applying the disciplines of proven change management practices without the rigor of complex processes.
Part of the Project Manager's Spotlight series from Harbor Light Press, this straightforward book offers solutions to real-life project change scenarios. Author Claudia Baca highlights critical components of change control and equips you with tools, techniques, checklists, and templates you can put to use immediately. By following a realistic case study from start to finish, you'll see how a project manager deals with each concept. Ultimately, this book will help you establish effective guidelines for dealing with change and provide you the flexibility to minimize disruptions and derailments.
Project Manager's Spotlight on Change Management teaches you how to: *Define roles and responsibilities of the change management team *Build a process flow one step at a time *Design your own change management system *Process exceptions and escalations *Create the necessary documentation
CONTENTS: Foreword.@pAcknowledgments.@pIntroduction.@pChapter 1: Managing Project Change.@pChange Management Defined.@pWhy Bother with Change Management?@pLet's Set Some Context.@pCase Study.@pChapter 2: Setting Up for Success.@pThe Roles of Change Management.@pWhat Do We Control?@pTiming Is Everything.@pCase Study.@pChapter 3: The Process of Change Management.@pDesigning Your System.@pA Few More "To Dos".@pCase Study.@pChapter 4: The Output of Change Management.@pNow What?@pYes, the Triple Constraints Are Impacted.@pThe Board Denies the Change.@pThe Board Approves the Change.@pThe Triple Constraints Are Not Impacted.@pThe Project Manager Denies the Change Request.@pThe Project Manager Approves the Change Request.@pProcess Review.@pExceptions.@pEscalations.@pCase Study.@pChapter 5: The Incremental Effect.@pThe Theory of Disruptions.@pThe Theory of Timing.@pThe Theory of Estimating Change Requests.@pCase Study.@pChapter 6: Change Tracking.@pDocumenting a Change Request.@pLogistics.@pMaking a Change Request Log.@pFinishing Up.@pCase Study.@pAppendix A: Nine Knowledge Areas Refresher.@pAppendix B: Change Management Templates.@pAppendix C: Calculating the Critical Path.@pGlossary.@pIndex.
|Jossey-Bass - WILEY||S||ISBN: 0782144101||PGS: 145||List: 25.00 YOUR PRICE: 23.75|
|Project Manager's Spotlight on Planning - POD|
|Clear-Cut Ways to Manage Project Planning |
If you're a typical project manager, you're probably aware of the importance of planning but may not have the time or expertise to develop a full-blown strategy. Here's a quick and practical guide to applying the disciplines of proven planning practices without the rigor of complex processes.
Part of the Project Manager's Spotlight series from Harbor Light Press, this straightforward book offers solutions to real-life planning scenarios. Author Catherine Tomczyk highlights critical components of project planning and equips you with tools, techniques, checklists, and templates you can put to use immediately. By following a realistic case study from start to finish, you'll see how a project manager deals with each task. Ultimately, this book will help you accurately estimate time and resource requirements, enabling you to implement successful projects.
Project Manager's Spotlight on Planning teaches you how to
CONTENTS: Foreword.@pAcknowledgments.@pIntroduction.@pChapter 1: Initiating the Project Plan.@pChapter 2: Defining Project Objectives, Goals, Scope.@pChapter 3: Defining Your Risk Management Plan.@pChapter 4: Drafting Your Dream Team.@pChapter 5: Finalizing Estimates and Budgets.@pChapter 6: Creating the Project Schedule.@pChapter 7: Defining Your Quality Management Plan.@pChapter 8 Defining the Procurement Management Plan.@pChapter 9 Formalizing the Plan.@pAppendix A Nine Knowledge Areas Refresher.@pAppendix B Project Planning Templates.@pGlossary.@pIndex.
|Jossey-Bass - WILEY||S||ISBN: 0782144136||PGS: 208||List: 24.95 YOUR PRICE: 23.70|
|Software Engineering Project Management, 2nd Edition - POD|
|Newly revised for 2001, this second edition of Richard Thayer's popular, bestselling book presents a top-down, practical view of managing a successful software engineering project. The book builds a framework for project management activities based on the planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling model. Thayer provides information designed to help you understand and successfully perform the unique role of a project manager.|
This book is a must for all project managers in the software field. The text focuses on the five functions of general management by first describing each function and then detailing the project management activities that support each function. This second edition shows you how to manage a software development project, discusses current software engineering management methodologies and techniques, and presents general descriptions and project management problems. The book serves as a guide for your future project management activities. The text also offers students sufficient background and instructional material to serve as a main or supplementary text for a course in software engineering project management.
Note: The 2001 revision includes a new Chapter 4 Introduction and a new paper that replaces an older paper.
CONTENTS: Contributors of Original Papers.@p@pForeword.@p@pPreface.@p@pChapter 1: Introduction to Management.@p@pChapter 2: Software Engineering Process.@p@pChapter 3: Software Engineering Project Management.@p@pChapter 4: Planning a Software Engineering Project.@p@pChapter 5: Software Cost, Schedule, and Size.@p@pChapter 6: Organizing a Software Engineering Project.@p@pChapter 7: Staffing a Software Engineering Project.@p@pChapter 8: Directing a Software Engineering Project.@p@pChapter 9: Controlling a Software Engineering Project.@p@pChapter 10: Software Metrics and Visibility of Progress.@p@pChapter 11: Epilogue: The Silver Bullets.@p@pAppendix.@p@pAuthor Biography.
|Wiley-IEEE Computer Society Pr||S||ISBN: 0818680008||PGS: 0||List: 110.00 YOUR PRICE: 104.50|
|The New Dynamic Project Management: Winning Through the Competitive Advantage, 2nd Edition - POD|
|Gain the competitive advantage with innovative management strategies for the new millennium!|
Business survival in today's global competitive economy requires companies to adapt quickly to rapidly changing markets, tighter schedules, diverse teams, and frequent technological advances. Change today is so pervasive that it has, paradoxically, become a constant.
Based on their extensive and diverse project management experience within Fortune 500 companies and U.S. government agencies, the authors provide a practical and highly informative guide that can be applied easily to a variety of technical projects, regardless of industry! Revised and updated to reflect today's revolutionary changes and extraordinary business challenges, The New Dynamic Project Management: Winning Through the Competitive Advantage provides proven, practical management strategies to give your projects and your teams the competitive advantage.
CONTENTS: Preface.@p@pProject Management: Introduction and Overview.@p@pCreating Organizations for Project Work.@p@pBusiness and Project Planning in the Global Marketplace.@p@pPlanning and Development Methodologies.@p@pCharting the Course Using the Tools of Planning.@p@pScheduling Project Activities.@p@pOptimizing the Schedule.@p@pLeadership in a Project Environment.@p@pPlanning for and Utilizing Conflict.@p@pTracking and Controlling the Project.@p@pOrganizational and Interpersonal Project Communication: Spanning Across Boundaries.@p@pQuality in the Project Environment.@p@pBuilding and Maintaining Project Team Performance.@p@pProcurement and Contract Management.@p@pProject Management in the Information Age.@p@pGlossary.@p@pIndex.
|Wiley-Interscience||H||ISBN: 0471254940||PGS: 0||List: 161.00 YOUR PRICE: 152.95|
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