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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

How to Scope a TPM Project

Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.

—Neils Bohr

Define the problem before you pursue a solution.

—John Williams, CEO, Spence Corp.


After reading this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Understand what managing client expectations really means
  • Explain the Conditions of Satisfaction (COS) development process
  • Develop the COS document
  • Plan and conduct the Project Scoping Meeting
  • Use brainstorming, interviews, Facilitated Group Sessions, Prototyping, and Requirements Workshops to elicit requirements from business needs
  • Build the Requirements Breakdown Structure (RBS)
  • Define and write the basic parts and function of the Project Overview Statement (POS)
  • Understand the role of the POS in the project management life cycle (PMLC)
  • Discuss attachments to the POS and their role in project approval
  • Understand the approval process for the POS

The Scoping Process Phase defines all of the tools, templates...