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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)
Preface
5
Index
6
End User License Agreement
APPENDIX A: Terms and Acronyms
APPENDIX C: Case Study: Pizza Delivered Quickly (PDQ)
APPENDIX D: Cited References

CHAPTER 12
Agile Complex Project Management Models

When the pain the organization is suffering from failed projects reaches some threshold, the health of the business suffers and the bottom line is affected. If all previous corrective action plans have failed, senior management is ready to listen.

—Robert K. Wysocki, Ph.D., President, EII Publications

CHAPTER LEARNING OBJECTIVES

After reading this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Appreciate and understand the history of Agile Project Management (APM)
  • Describe APM and when to use it
  • Be able to explain Lean and how it relates to APM
  • Use and be able to adapt the Iterative project management life cycle (PMLC) models and their variations
  • Explain the benefits and use of the Iterative PMLC model
  • Anticipate and resolve the potential problems from using an Iterative PMLC model
  • Use and be able to adapt the Adaptive PMLC models
  • Explain the benefits of using an Adaptive PMLC model
  • Anticipate and resolve the potential problems of using an...