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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

Comparing TPM and CPM Models

Don't fall victim to forcing round projects into square project holes. You are only courting failure. If your project isn't well‐served by your methodology, find, use and adapt a methodology that does fit the project.

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


After reading this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Explain the benefits and use of the Linear PMLC models (Standard Waterfall and Rapid Development Waterfall)
  • Explain the benefits of use of the Incremental PMLC models (Staged Delivery Waterfall, Feature‐Driven Development)
  • Explain the benefits and use of the Iterative Agile PMLC models (Prototyping, Evolutionary Development Waterfall, Rational Unified Process (RUP), Dynamic Systems Design Method (DSDM), Adaptive Software Development (ASD), and Scrum
  • Explain the benefits and use of the Adaptive Agile PMLC models (Adaptive Project Framework)
  • Explain the benefits and use...