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Effective Project Management - Eighth Edition

By : Robert K. Wysocki
Book Image

Effective Project Management - Eighth Edition

By: Robert K. Wysocki

Overview of this book

There are so many things that can fail in a project. Failure to complete on time or maybe failure to stay under budget. Many projects fail to deliver a viable product that satisfies the needs of the customer. These and a multitude of other failures are usually the results of poor project management. Although there are many methods for managing projects, most are inadequately understood. Effective Project Management, Eighth Edition will teach you to use the most up-to-date tools and methods for project management. The book begins by explaining the project management landscape by answering questions, such as ‘what is a project’ and ‘what is a collaborative project team’. Then you’ll learn about traditional project management and its fundamentals as most would understand it from casual conversations and experiences. The final chapters give an in?depth presentation of the contemporary world of project management and five PMLC models, including hybrid project management. By the end of the book, you’ll have learned several techniques and best practices to successfully manage your project and avoid pitfalls.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)
End User License Agreement
APPENDIX A: Terms and Acronyms
APPENDIX C: Case Study: Pizza Delivered Quickly (PDQ)
APPENDIX D: Cited References

What Is Strategic Project Management?


After reading and discussing this chapter, you will be able to

  • Understand the complex business environment and the evolving roles and responsibilities of complex project management within that environment.
  • Discuss the Objectives/Strategies/Tactics model and how it links complex project management to the strategic plan of the enterprise.
  • Have a working knowledge of the project landscape, the four types of projects that populate that landscape, and the ability to classify a project into the appropriate quadrant.
  • Be able to explain the Enterprise Project Portfolio Model (EPPM).
  • Know the complexity and uncertainty of management decision‐making within the EPPM.
  • Understand the connection between projects and the need to maximize the return from effective resource utilization.
  • Appreciate the constraining impact of resource dependencies on the scope and scheduling of projects, programs, and portfolios.
  • Define...