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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 a Collaborative Project Team?

The hammer must be swung in cadence, when more than one is hammering the iron.

—Giordano Bruno, Italian philosopher

Very small groups of highly skilled generalists show a remarkable propensity to succeed.

—Ramchandran Jaikumar, Harvard Business School


After reading this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Understand the project landscape and how it is applied
  • Know the importance of meaningful client involvement
  • Understand how a collaborative environment can contribute to the success of a project
  • Know the benefits of using the Co‐Manager model for your project team
  • How to establish and maintain meaningful client involvement.
  • Understand how to manage meaningful client involvement
  • How client ownership relates to complex project success
  • Know who the stakeholders are in an ECPM Framework project
  • Understanding the stakeholders' roles in an ECPM Framework project
  • The importance of the co‐...