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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

Putting It All Together

As far as I know the WBDC model that I describe in the book is unique. I envision it as a dynamic living program. In defining its contents and delivery process we, as educators and trainers, will be challenged to constantly re‐invent ourselves and are limited only by our own creativity. Because the WBDC model is based on a team‐centric and project‐based learning model it will automatically be aligned to the needs of business and produce graduates who have demonstrated through actual WBDC‐based experiences that they can fill those needs. Having had this experience as part of their education and training is a powerful credential and should serve the worker as they enter the world of work for the first time, reposition themselves in it, or re‐enter after an absence.

But the WBDC model goes even further. It is designed to support the worker over their entire career. Things will change and technologies once thought to be necessary...