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20 20 Project Management

20 20 Project Management Book
Author : Tony Marks
Publisher : Kogan Page Publishers
Release : 2012-10-03
ISBN : 074946609X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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20: 20 Project Management is the definitive guide to successful project management in practice, not just in theory. It gives readers exactly what they need to know: how to pull off successful project delivery in the real world - on time, within budget and at the right quality. With a focus on practicality, clarity and applicability, it uses a wide range of international case studies to demonstrate how best practice is applied in the world's leading organizations. Structured around the stages followed by project managers in a real project lifecycle, it is logical and easy to follow. It has a section on specific tools in risk management; project leadership; and project teams; and can be used as a standard text for the syllabi of any of the three global professional bodies in project management - the APM Group; the International Project Management Association and the Project Management Institute.

Project Management for Dummies UK

Project Management for Dummies   UK Book
Author : Nick Graham
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2015-04-27
ISBN : 1119025737
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Get projects done on time, on budget, and with maximum efficiency - fully updated UK edition! In today's time-pressured and cost-conscious global business environment, reliable project management and competent delivery are more important than ever. Increasingly, project management is being seen as an essential management skill for all, as well as a career choice for many. This new UK edition of Project Management For Dummies, 2nd UK Edition quickly introduces you to the principles of successful project management with a clear and logical approach to help you deliver your projects, not only successfully, but also more easily. Unique to the UK edition, you'll find clear guidance on using the highly logical product-based approach to project planning, along with advice on how to release the great power of the technique, not only for effective planning, but also for project control. Updated with fresh content, tips, and tactics that cover everything you need to know from a project's start to finish, this accessible guide takes you through every stage of project management. You'll discover how to make project planning easier and more effective, manage resources and stay on track within a budget. Then you'll find help and advice to help you motivate and manage your teams to help them perform at their best. To help you stay at the leading edge, you'll also find two new chapters in this edition explaining project governance and the increasingly important international standard ISO 21500. In short, this book will help you master a highly valuable skill for advancing your career. Provides clear descriptions of who should do what in a project to prevent communication and control problems Presents the latest concepts in project management techniques Discusses how to keep risks under control during the project Includes access to online project management templates and checklists to aid in learning If you're a manager taking on a project for the first time or a more experienced project professional looking to get up to speed on the latest thinking and techniques, Project Management For Dummies, 2nd UK Edition equips you for project management success.

Managing Project Delivery Maintaining Control and Achieving Success

Managing Project Delivery  Maintaining Control and Achieving Success Book
Author : Trish Melton
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2008-12-15
ISBN : 9780080559063
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A practical handbook for career project managers and those involved intermittently with projects throughout their career. Brief and visually led, Managing Project Delivery gets to the point, giving you the knowledge and confidence to manage project benefits and increase the certainty of success. Focused on the needs of engineering and technical Project Managers, but generic enough to support projects in other areas such as business change, IT and product development. Supported by downloadable on-line project benefits management tool templates that enable the techniques developed in the book to be applied in practice. Comprehensive real world case studies demonstrate the use of tools. Successful projects are the basis for the business many successful organisations, but many professionals lack the basic skills required to manage projects successfully. This book shows how to maximise the outcomes of projects and to ensure that the benefits arising from projects -- large or small -- are fully realized by the business. This key outcome can be easily overlooked or sidelined by the need to keep projects on track. Managing Project Delivery provides simple yet powerful tools to ensure that projects deliver on their goals in a controlled and accountable manner. It is the first of four project management titles that separately build skills and together provide a powerful project management resource. * A practical handbook for career project managers and those involved intermittently with projects throughout their career. * Brief and visually led, Managing Project Delivery gets to the point, giving you the knowledge and confidence to deliver projects and increase the certainty of success. * Focused on the needs of both engineering and technical Project Managers, but generic enough to support projects in other areas such as business change, IT and product development. * Supported by downloadable on-line project delivery tool templates that enable the techniques developed in the book to be applied in practice. * Comprehensive real world case studies demonstrate the use of tools. * Project delivery is the third stage of the project lifecycle. This book shows how to maintain control and forecast the project outcome. Provides expert advice, tried-and-tested techniques and a delivery toolkit to address: • Business alignment • Value delivery • Control and forecasting

Visual Project Management

Visual Project Management Book
Author : Mark J. Woeppel
Publisher : Blackbirch Press, Incorporated
Release : 2015
ISBN : 9780692423257
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Visual Project Management: Simplifying Project Execution to Deliver On Time and On Budget is a groundbreaking addition to the project management body of knowledge. This work, based on extensive research and testing, is a practical project delivery practice guide, providing the principles and practices you need to deliver your projects on time within budget. Combining elements from the PMBOK(R), Agile, Lean and the Theory of Constraints, Woeppel lays out a framework to speed the completion of any project while reducing risk and holding the line on budgets. In the book, Woeppel makes the case that project managers should take an active ownership role in the process of delivering projects, extending into process improvement and process management, even into supply chain logistics management. In the book, you'll get a stunning inside look at what's going on in your projects: -The root causes of late projects and how to systematically identify and weed them out. -How any project can be turned around quickly -How to eliminate the silo effect in project teams, streamlining and improving communication and accountability -A simplified approach to managing project execution, delivering fast, significant results to deliver on time within budget Along with explaining the ViewPoint project execution methodology, the book showcases many different case studies illustrating the application of visual project management principles. Written in a no-nonsense, straightforward way, this book is certain to be one of your most valued leadership development books.

The Project Management Book

The Project Management Book Book
Author : Richard Newton
Publisher : Pearson UK
Release : 2013-04-29
ISBN : 0273788795
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Project Management Book addresses the real-life scenarios and issues that anyone responsible for managing a project is likely to face on a day to day basis. It provides solutions to the everyday issues involved in managing projects, including: Defining your project Understanding your role as a project manager Dealing with external problems Learning from Lean and Six Sigma Delivering projects in times of change It also includes a handy glossay of project management jargon

Project Management Planning and Control

Project Management  Planning and Control Book
Author : Albert Lester
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2013-09-16
ISBN : 0080983219
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Covering the principles and techniques you need to successfully manage an engineering or technical project from start to finish, Project Management, Planning and Control is an established and widely recommended project management handbook. With clear and detailed coverage of planning, scheduling and control, which can pose particular challenges in engineering environments, this sixth edition includes new chapters on Agile project management and project governance, more real-life examples and updated software information. Ideal for those studying for Project Management Professional (PMP) qualifications, Project Management, Planning and Control is aligned with the latest Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) for both the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the Association of Project Management (APM), and includes questions and answers to help you test your understanding. It is also updated to match the latest BS 6079 standard for project management in construction. Focused on the needs and challenges of project managers in engineering, manufacturing and construction, and closely aligned to the content of the APM and PMI ‘bodies of knowledge’. Structured according to the logical sequence of a major project, with a strong focus on planning, scheduling, budgeting, and control—critical elements in the management of engineering projects. Includes project management questions and answers, compiled by a former APM exam assessor, to help you test your knowledge and prepare for professional examinations.

Managing Project Uncertainty

Managing Project Uncertainty Book
Author : David Cleden
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-03-02
ISBN : 1351920413
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dealing effectively with uncertainty requires today's project manager to be familiar with a broad spectrum of strategies, encompassing both 'hard' and 'soft' methods. This theme of unified thinking (i.e. the need to selectively draw upon a wide range of strategies in any given situation) will differentiate the book from its contemporaries. By picking up where traditional risk management techniques begin to fail, it brings together leading-edge thinking from a variety of disciplines and shows how these techniques can be used to conquer uncertainty in projects. The ability to make good decisions when faced with uncertainty is the real challenge. It is a universal truth that a decision is only as good as the information it is based on. But good information is often hard to come by, and all projects are vulnerable to the unknown and the unknowable. Thus, uncertainty becomes the sworn enemy of the project manager. Wherever we try to analyse, quantify, plan and act, uncertainty lies in wait to surprise us with its ambiguity and unpredictability. It lurks in every stage of the project lifecycle: in the planning (how long will this really take?), the initiation (this isn't the situation I expected!), the execution (who could have foreseen that happening?), and even the completion of a project (where are the expected benefits?). But managing uncertainty is a lot more than just applying risk management techniques. It requires a deep appreciation of how uncertainty arises and, by recognising its different guises, the appropriate strategies can be formulated. If we can learn how to reduce uncertainty, we can make better management decisions and increase the chances of the project succeeding. This book addresses five key questions: ¢ Why is there uncertainty in projects? ¢ How do you spot the symptoms of uncertainty, preferably at an early stage? ¢ What can be done to avoid uncertainty? ¢ What strategies can be used to deal with project uncertainty? ¢ How can both the individual and the organisation learn to cope more effectively in the future? The reader is assumed to be a either a project management professional, or a senior manager looking for ways to improve project management strategy within their organisation. As such, a foundation in project management basics is assumed, although not essential. The book then builds on this by exposing new ideas and concepts, and shows how these can be harnessed to tackle uncertainty in its many guises.

Project Management beyond Waterfall and Agile

Project Management beyond Waterfall and Agile Book
Author : Mounir Ajam
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2018-01-02
ISBN : 1351783963
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book goes beyond the paint by numbers approach, transcending the "how" of project management to the "what" and "why," which is critical for leaders of change. — Dr. Joel B. Carboni, President and Founder, GPM Global and President, IPMA-USA Project Management beyond Waterfall and Agile presents a flexible, universal, and integrated three-dimensional model for managing projects, the Customizable and Adaptable Methodology for Managing ProjectsTM (CAMMPTM ). By tailoring and customizing the model to a specific industry or organization and by adapting it to a function or project classification, this model can be used to manage any project. CAMMPTM can also be used both in a traditional or an Agile environment. CAMMPTM integrates leading concepts on competence, processes, and sustainability. The model’s three dimensions are project lifecycle, project management processes, and, finally, competence, sustainability, and best practices. The book explains how to integrate these dimensions to manage a project across the three dimensions and the project stages. CAMMPTM is a stage-gate process, which is vital for project success. The current state of practice in project management is not sustainable. The root causes of this problem include a lack of standardized processes, missing methods or methodological approaches, and no real organizational system for managing projects. This book introduces a system to address these shortcomings. It focuses on the elements of this system, which is a practical and systematic methodological approach for managing and delivering all types of projects. CAMMPTM integrates the best learning from the various global associations in the field. The book distills the experience and knowledge of a practitioner working in different roles for more than three decades on various types of projects of all sizes and complexities. It is a practical book by a practitioner writing for practitioners.

Project Management Toolkit

Project Management Toolkit Book
Author : Trish Melton
Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9780750684408
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book provides you with the tools required to approach and manage projects. These effective skills will impact positively on the success of both the projects you are involved with and of your organization. Key features * A practical handbook for both career project managers and those involved intermittently with projects throughout their career * Provides simple step-by-step tools for understanding and managing each of the project value-add stages: - Developing a business case - Robust planning - Staying in control - Delivering benefits * Focussed on the needs of engineering and other technical project managers, but generic enough to support projects in other areas * Brief and visually led, the Toolkit is designed to get you up and running fast and to increase the certainty of a positive project outcome from day one * Comprehensive real world case studies demonstrate the use of tools * Supported by downloadable online project planning templates that enable the techniques developed in the book to be applied in practice Project Management Toolkit introduces the whole project life-cycle. It is the first of four project management titles that separately build skills in critical PM areas and together provide a powerful project management resource. • Focussed on the needs of engineering and other technical project managers, this book recognises that most non-routine work completed by an organization is a project • A practical, hands-on guide to aid those tasked with real industry projects – not a lengthy theoretical textbook, it gets to the point and delivers REAL benefits • Fully supported by online project planning and delivery tools, templates, workflow organizers and data sheets, the book is suitable for both career project managers and those involved with projects intermittently

Project Management Step by Step

Project Management Step by Step Book
Author : Richard Newton
Publisher : Pearson UK
Release : 2016-09-13
ISBN : 1292142219
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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You’ve been given a project to run. You know you need to get it right, but you don’t know what you need to do and in what order to make sure it all runs smoothly and you come out of it looking great. You need Project Management Step by Step. Almost every manager and businessperson finds at some time they need to complete a task that has sufficient complexity and importance that an ad-hoc approach to getting it done is just not enough. Managers in this common situation need the structure and rigour of a project management approach, yet very few managers are formally trained in project management or have the inclination, time or finances to become trained. They need an approach they can feel confident is sufficiently robust to ensure their success, but also simple enough to be immediately applicable. Project Management Step by Step provides the solution to this problem; a practical and immediate way to become a competent project manager.

Managing Projects as Investments

Managing Projects as Investments Book
Author : Stephen A. Devaux
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2014-09-18
ISBN : 1482212706
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Every project is an investment; however, traditional project management methodologies do not support assessment of the business value that enables senior management to maximize decision making. The next evolution in project management, therefore, will be to manage projects as investments. Managing Projects as Investments: Earned Value to Business Value provides tools and metrics to enable planning, measuring, evaluating, and optimizing projects. This book shifts the paradigm. It builds on traditional scope-cost-schedule tools, adding a critical new focus on the expected value of projects and programs. The enhancements in processes and metrics allow senior management and PMOs to guide the entire organization on the basis of business benefits, and to ensure that decisions ranging from project selection to resource assignment facilitate those goals. The author shows how framing projects as investments enables significant improvement in project performance. He provides metrics that allow you and your team to track and maximize performance based on ROI. Demonstrating the importance of recognizing an enabler project in a program, and why its value and cost of time are so great, the book provides the tools to determine right-sized staffing levels for project-driven organizations. It includes a comprehensive but easy-to-understand explanation of both basic and advanced earned value metrics, their shortcomings, and how they can be improved and shows you how to optimize contract terms on projects in a way that can avoid misaligned customer/contractor goals.

Managing Quality in Projects

Managing Quality in Projects Book
Author : Ron Basu
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-03-02
ISBN : 1351920359
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Project managers appear to accept the ’iron triangle’ of cost, budget and quality but in reality focus more on being on time and budget. Quality in projects is often paid mere lip service and relegated to tick-box compliance. This lack of clarity and focus on quality is often the source of project failures. Ron Basu’s Managing Quality in Projects shines the spotlight on this aspect of project management that can often be overshadowed by the pressure to deliver on time and on budget. His investigation focuses initially on defining the dimensions of quality in project management and identifying sources of measurement for project excellence. Thereafter he expands his focus to discuss which tools can be effectively used in the quest for achieving and sustaining project excellence; and which processes are important in assessing the project maturity. The text also explores how the successes of operational excellence concepts, such as supply chain management, Lean Thinking and Six Sigma may be gainfully deployed in enhancing project quality and excellence. Finally a structured implantation plan guides those directly involved in project delivery, including suppliers, in how to ’make it happen’. A shared understanding and implementation of project quality by key project stakeholders will go a long way to ensuring a stable platform for delivering successful projects with longer lasting outcomes. It is also a fundamental building block in any organization’s strategy for improving consistency and achieving sustainable performance. On that basis, Ron Basu’s book is a must-have reference and guide for all project organizations.

Project Management Concepts Methods and Techniques

Project Management Concepts  Methods  and Techniques Book
Author : Claude H. Maley
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2012-05-15
ISBN : 1466502886
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In order to succeed in today’s increasingly competitive environment, corporations, companies, governments, and nonprofit organizations must be conversant with modern project management techniques. This is especially true for individuals looking to remain professionally competitive. Illustrating the why, what, and how of project management, Project Management Concepts, Methods, and Techniques will help readers develop and refine the skills needed to achieve strategic objectives. It presents a balanced blend of detailed explanatory texts and more than 200 illustrations to supply readers with actionable knowledge that can be put to use immediately. Completely aligned with the Project Management Institute Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), this book is the ideal platform for developing the understanding needed to plan, schedule, and deliver successful projects. Explaining how to recognize performance obstacles, it supplies time-tested strategies to help you: Overcome performance obstacles and produce positive results Master the communication and relationship management techniques required for success Develop and refine the core project management skills needed to manage projects in multi-disciplinary and cross-functional environments Filled with exercises, worked-through answers, and self-assessment techniques, this book is an ideal guide for anyone who works directly or indirectly with the management of projects. It illustrates a wide range of real-world situations to help you develop the real-world knowledge needed to consistently deliver projects that meet and exceed stakeholder requirements well into the future.

Guide to Project Management

Guide to Project Management Book
Author : Paul Roberts
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2013-02-06
ISBN : 1118417429
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Guide to Project Management book written by Paul Roberts, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Managing Networks in Project Based Organisations

Managing Networks in Project Based Organisations Book
Author : Stephen Pryke
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2017-07-06
ISBN : 111892990X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The first book demonstrating how to apply the principles of social network analysis to managing complex projects This groundbreaking book gets project managers and students up to speed on state-of-the-art applications of social network analysis (SNA) for observing, analysing, and managing complex projects. Written by an expert at the leading edge of the SNA project management movement, it clearly demonstrates how the principles of social network analysis can be used to provide a smarter, more efficient, holistic approach to managing complex projects. Project managers, especially those tasked with managing large, complex construction and engineering projects, traditionally have relied upon analysis and decision-making based upon hierarchical structures and vaguely defined project systems, much of which is borrowed from historic scientific management approaches. However, it has become apparent that a more sophisticated methodology is required for observing project systems and managing relationships with today’s more knowledgeable and demanding clients. Social network analysis (SNA) provides just such an approach. Unfortunately, existing books on social network analysis are written primarily for sociologists and mathematicians, with little or no regard for the needs of project managers — until now. The first and only book of its kind, Managing Networks in Project-Based Organisations: Offers a framework and a fully-developed approach to applying SNA theory and methodologies to large, complex projects Describes highly effective strategies and techniques for managing the iterative and transient relationships between network-defining actor roles involved in the delivery of complex projects Uses numerous real-world examples and case studies of successful applications of SNA to large-scale construction and engineering projects around the world Draws on its author’s decades of experience managing complex projects for demanding clients, as well as his extensive academic research in Project Management Managing Networks in Project-Based Organisations is an important working resource for project management professionals and consultants, especially those serving the construction and engineering industries. It is also an excellent text/reference for postgraduate students of project management and supply chain management, as well as academic researchers of project management.

Project Management Case Studies and Lessons Learned

Project Management Case Studies and Lessons Learned Book
Author : M. Kemal Atesmen
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2014-12-01
ISBN : 1498700403
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Project managers who lead globally dispersed teams face unique challenges in managing project stakeholders, scope, knowledge sharing, schedules, resources, and above all team execution in a global business environment. Finding timely solutions to challenging events becomes more difficult in a global project environment. This book presents more than 80 case studies designed to help project managers craft solutions to the typical problems that can occur in global projects. The author describes surprising, unexpected, and catastrophic cases that he encountered during his 35 years of project management experience in the global arena. The author details the background of each challenging case and then explains how he remedied the issue at hand. Some cases involve a logical step-by-step approach toward a solution, while others require unorthodox steps to get the project on the right track. The book includes lessons learned after every case. This book is designed to help global project managers become more proactive, careful, disciplined, and ready for sudden surprises that can affect their projects. The project cases detailed in this book support and guide the strategizing process that occurs during the execution of global projects. The book emphasizes the importance of documenting lessons learned after each project to prevent making the same mistakes in the future.

Project Management

Project Management Book
Author : Clifford F. Gray,Erik W. Larson
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Companies
Release : 2002
ISBN : 9780071376013
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Focusing on the human element that is critical to project implementation and completion, this book provides a five-step approach for collecting the useful information to plan, schedule, and control a project. It outlines solution-oriented, integrated methodologies for implementing the processes of project management.

No Drama Project Management

No Drama Project Management Book
Author : Bart Gerardi
Publisher : Apress
Release : 2011-12-21
ISBN : 9781430239901
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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No-Drama Project Management: Avoiding Predictable Problems for Project Success is a book for project managers who want or need to be more effective. Having a project crash and burn is never a great situation, author Bart Gerardi explains, but it’s not a career buster—unless the failure appears on the short list of recurring, avoidable problems that can and will pop up during any project. If your project fails due to a lack of planning, for example, expect a trip to the woodshed. Why? Your “unexpected problem” was actually both predictable and avoidable. This book is an exploration of the preventable problems that cause project failures and how to steer clear of them. It includes far more than simple rookie mistakes like trying to please the wrong stakeholder or misunderstanding your role on the team. Those who have been around the block a few times will also find tips and insights that can help them reignite a stalled or meandering career. The sections on managing change adroitly or handling truly unexpected challenges, for example, can get veteran project managers back on track. There are plenty of books about the science of project management that cover such things as creating a work-breakdown structure or a Gantt chart. No-Drama Project Management is about the art of project management. It contains methods and techniques—illustrated with stories from Gerardi’s rich store of experiences—that’ll help project managers shine and become promotable. This book: Describes the common obstacles that all projects face, and how to defuse or avoid them Explains how project managers can hold a mirror to their own performance and improve it Shows project managers how to become masters at expecting the unexpected and thereby ratcheting up their success rates

Practice of Project Management

Practice of Project Management Book
Author : Enzo Frigenti,Dennis Comninos
Publisher : Kogan Page Publishers
Release : 2005-12-03
ISBN : 0749447206
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Traditional project management has tended to focus primarily on the processes of managing projects to successful completion. To manage projects from their inception through to actual delivery of the business-enabling objectives, a different project management approach is needed. Project management needs to become part of the business. This book addresses the concepts and issues of business project management. It aims to assist organisations in making the shift from a narrow, strong, technical focus on project management to a broader, more business-oriented focus. The Practice of Project Management introduces three basic concepts which underpin the philosophy of the business-oriented approach: Business Focused Project Management (BFPM) which takes an organisation-wide view; The Wrappers Model and Objective Directed Project Management (ODPM) both of which provide the philosophies, processes, concepts, and tools used to enable BFPM.

The Story of Managing Projects

The Story of Managing Projects Book
Author : Elias G. Carayannis,Young-Hoon Kwak,Frank T. Anbari
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 2005
ISBN : 9781567205060
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Project management has been practiced for thousands of years, but only recently have organizations begun to apply systematic management tools and techniques to manage complex projects. The Story of Managing Projects showcases cutting-edge research conducted around the world on emerging practices in project management. Covering an enormous spectrum of subjects and industries--from an upgrade of the Greek railway system to infrastructure reconstruction in Kuwait--the authors explore the full range of inter-personal, technical, and organizational dynamics of project management, contributing new insights to its theory and application.