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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

Hybrid Project Management Framework

Only 1 to 2% of organizations are currently at a (CMMI) Maturity Level 3, where there is a consistent process that is consistently adhered to.

—Mark Mulally, All is not the same in the World of Project Management,, 3/27/17

We weren't forced to follow the old ideas.

—J. Georg Bednorz
IBM researcher and Nobel laureate


After reading this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Have a working understanding of a hybrid project
  • Know the concepts of the three‐phase hybrid project management framework
  • Know the two types of hybrid project managers
  • Know the expectations of a hybrid project manager
  • Use the 12 steps of the Effective Complex Project Management (ECPM) Framework
  • Be able to imbed the ECPM Framework into a TPM project
  • Know the importance of the Co‐Manager model
  • Know the role of the Project Support Office

From the preceding quote from Mark Mulally one might wonder...