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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

APPENDIX A
Terms and Acronyms

  1. AC—Actual Cost or Avoid Cost
  2. ACWP—Actual Cost of Work Performed
  3. ADC—Aid to Dependent Children
  4. APF—Adaptive Project Framework
  5. APM—Agile Project Management
  6. APPM—Agile Project Portfolio Management
  7. ASAP—As Soon As Possible
  8. ASD—Adaptive Software Development
  9. ATP—Acceptance Test Procedure
  10. BA—Business Analyst
  11. B2B—Business‐to‐Business
  12. B2C—Business‐to‐Customer, Business‐to‐Consumer, or Business‐to‐Client
  13. BABOK—Business Analysis Body of Knowledge
  14. BA/PM—Business Analyst/Project Manager
  15. BCG—Boston Consulting Group
  16. BCWP—Budgeted Cost of Work Performed
  17. BCWS—Budgeted Cost of Work Scheduled
  18. BIC—Business Incubation Center
  19. BPI—Business Process Improvement
  20. BPM—Business Process Manager
  21. BPMN—Business Process Management Notation
  22. C—Cost
  23. CBAP—Certified Business Analyst...