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Project Management A Value Creation Approach

Project Management A Value Creation Approach

Author: Stewart R Clegg, Torgeir Skyttermoen, Anne Live Vaagaasar Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/07/2020

Project Management: A Value Creation Approach provides an updated and nuanced approach to the world of projects that are increasingly ubiquitous across every field of practice. What do all projects have in common? They are a form of organizing whose chief characteristic is that they are temporary organizational designs intended to deliver a specific form of value in a specified time.The book conceives projects as tools to create value that can be defined in many ways, for many different categories of actors, explored in the book. Uncertainty, ambiguity, complexity and most challengingly, events, will often serve to distract, destabilise or destroy value. Reflecting the contemporary state of knowledge, in an expository and descriptive way, rather than being prescriptive it is clear in its exposition of occasionally difficult ideas, with a key thread running through the book being that successful projects must combine creativity and imagination with discipline and focus. Written in a lively and engaging way, the textbook uses numerous figures, examples, cases, digital resources among other elements to provide readers and instructors with the most current resources to make the learning process for aspiring, new and seasoned managers of projects more interesting and relevant than any other competitors.

Project Management A Value Creation Approach

Project Management A Value Creation Approach

Author: Stewart R Clegg, Torgeir Skyttermoen, Anne Live Vaagaasar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/07/2020

Project Management: A Value Creation Approach provides an updated and nuanced approach to the world of projects that are increasingly ubiquitous across every field of practice. What do all projects have in common? They are a form of organizing whose chief characteristic is that they are temporary organizational designs intended to deliver a specific form of value in a specified time.The book conceives projects as tools to create value that can be defined in many ways, for many different categories of actors, explored in the book. Uncertainty, ambiguity, complexity and most challengingly, events, will often serve to distract, destabilise or destroy value. Reflecting the contemporary state of knowledge, in an expository and descriptive way, rather than being prescriptive it is clear in its exposition of occasionally difficult ideas, with a key thread running through the book being that successful projects must combine creativity and imagination with discipline and focus. Written in a lively and engaging way, the textbook uses numerous figures, examples, cases, digital resources among other elements to provide readers and instructors with the most current resources to make the learning process for aspiring, new and seasoned managers of projects more interesting and relevant than any other competitors.

The Programme and Portfolio Workout Directing Business-Led Programmes and Portfolios

The Programme and Portfolio Workout Directing Business-Led Programmes and Portfolios

Author: Robert Buttrick Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/06/2020

Implementing change is needed in every business. But how do you get started and ensure you actually realize the benefits you need? How do you direct and manage the tens, hundreds, or even thousands, of projects and the other pieces of work your business is undertaking? How do you make sure everyone is working towards the same goals? Building on five previous editions of The Project Workout, this book focusses on programme and portfolio management. It is a valuable companion for every business executive and programme manager as well as a comprehensive resource for students of business, portfolio and programme management. The Programme and Portfolio Workout provides practical advice and techniques to direct and manage your business in a structured, yet agile, way. Aimed at both business and programme managers, it takes you through different approaches to portfolio, programme and project management and shows you how they can work together. The practical approach is enhanced throughout with a series of Workouts : exercises, techniques and checklists to help you put the book's advice into practice. The Workouts are supported by an on-line resource of tools. This expanded edition contains a wealth of new material on the governance and management of portfolio and programmes, including how to work with standards and methods, such as GovS 002, ISO 21504, BS6079 and MSP. The companion to this book, The Project Workout, deals with directing and managing individual projects. It uses the same concepts and approaches so that you know, when directing your portfolio or programme, that your project sponsors and managers are taking the same approach. Together, these books give you what you need to ensure your organization succeeds.

The Programme and Portfolio Workout Directing Business-Led Programmes and Portfolios

The Programme and Portfolio Workout Directing Business-Led Programmes and Portfolios

Author: Robert Buttrick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/06/2020

Implementing change is needed in every business. But how do you get started and ensure you actually realize the benefits you need? How do you direct and manage the tens, hundreds, or even thousands, of projects and the other pieces of work your business is undertaking? How do you make sure everyone is working towards the same goals? Building on five previous editions of The Project Workout, this book focusses on programme and portfolio management. It is a valuable companion for every business executive and programme manager as well as a comprehensive resource for students of business, portfolio and programme management. The Programme and Portfolio Workout provides practical advice and techniques to direct and manage your business in a structured, yet agile, way. Aimed at both business and programme managers, it takes you through different approaches to portfolio, programme and project management and shows you how they can work together. The practical approach is enhanced throughout with a series of Workouts : exercises, techniques and checklists to help you put the book's advice into practice. The Workouts are supported by an on-line resource of tools. This expanded edition contains a wealth of new material on the governance and management of portfolio and programmes, including how to work with standards and methods, such as GovS 002, ISO 21504, BS6079 and MSP. The companion to this book, The Project Workout, deals with directing and managing individual projects. It uses the same concepts and approaches so that you know, when directing your portfolio or programme, that your project sponsors and managers are taking the same approach. Together, these books give you what you need to ensure your organization succeeds.

The Professional Scrum Team

The Professional Scrum Team

Author: Peter Gotzl, Uwe M. Schirmer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/06/2020

The Scrum Framework comprises eleven rules based on empirical process control. These rules can easily be described and understood, but they can be extremely challenging for teams to implement. The Professional Scrum Team helps real-world teams bring Scrum rules to life in their everyday work. Leading Scrum.org consultants and trainers Peter Goetz and Uwe M. Schirmer bring together proven practices based on their real-life experience working in (and with) real Scrum teams. They show how Scrum teams can optimize their performance as teams, and how each participant can work more successfully as a Scrum team member. The authors introduce a team as it starts out with Scrum, and follows that team as it gains experience and functions with increasing effectiveness. First, you'll watch the team discover that its legacy approach to developing complex software doesn't work, seek a better way, and discover Scrum. Next, you'll watch the team take its first steps with Scrum and gain hard-won practical experience. In Part II, you'll watch as it finds better ways to discuss and describe requirements to optimize stakeholder collaboration, so developers can create the right product. Then, in Part III, you'll turn to development team practices and agile tools, discovering ways to continually improve quality and deliver functionality in ever-shorter cycles.

Mindful Project Management Resilient Performance Beyond the Risk Horizon

Mindful Project Management Resilient Performance Beyond the Risk Horizon

Author: Elmar Kutsch, Mark Hall Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/06/2020

Central to the issue of improving project performance is the application of deterministic, probabilistic processes and techniques to reduce human error. To that end, we as project managers often endeavour to implement and follow a project management methodology in the belief that we can reduce the scope for emerging ambiguous requirements, ill-matched resource needs and availability, contractual and funding constraints and other unwanted uncertainties. However such 'self-evidently correct' processes are not without their limitations. The management of uncertainty needs to be viewed not from a procedural, 'stand-alone' perspective but from a behavioural, people-driven perspective, that is, Mindfulness. Mindfulness is a project-wide human capability to anticipate key events from emerging trends, constantly adapt to change, and rapidly bounce back from adversity. Resilient project managers are forward-thinking and able to foresee relevant scenarios that are likely to occur and which may have damaging effects on performance. We strive to be prepared for the best but also for the worst, and learning is nurtured and encouraged. We believe that with purpose, whatever uncertainty hits us, and regardless of the damage caused, we can prevent a crisis from happening in the first place. When a crisis occurs, we can recover and bounce back from shocks, quickly restoring 'normal' management. This book goes beyond commonly accepted standards in project management and looks beyond mere compliance to determinism and probabilistic approaches to managing uncertainty. Relying on the power of mindful thinking, it identifies an art to manage uncertainty

Optimizing Project Management

Optimizing Project Management

Author: Te Wu Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/05/2020

SHELVING GUIDE: Project Management This hands-on guide is written for project professionals seeking to find an optimized way of performing project management. It provides answers to such critical questions as: Why should an organization apply project management? What is the value of project management in the broader context of an organization? Is project management as successful as some advocates suggested or is it a waste of time and resources because of the many extensive and bureaucratic processes? Which project management approach should our project team adopt: predictive or adaptive, waterfall or rolling water, extreme programming or Scrum? This book aims to provide an optimized view of project management by balancing and blending competing methodologies (e.g., traditional versus Agile), lengthy methodologies and broad principles, processes and practices, and the need to understand versus the need to apply. It includes project management templates, an integrated case study illustrating how to apply tools and concepts, and a glossary of key terms. Optimizing Project Management is for both aspiring and practicing project management professionals. It covers the core concepts, practices, and skills that are useful for developing new ideas, planning activities, implementing projects, and conducting planning and controlling of schedule, budget, and scope. The text is particularly useful for students, project professionals wanting to refresh their knowledge, and those pursuing project management certifications. This book is aligned with common project management standards such as the Project Management Body of Knowledge and the ISO 21502: Project, Programme and Portfolio Management - Guidance on Project Management.

The Scrum Fieldbook Faster performance. Better results. Starting now.

The Scrum Fieldbook Faster performance. Better results. Starting now.

Author: J.J. Sutherland Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2020

_______________________ FROM THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF SCRUM A revolutionary new method to make every business more productive - as used by Amazon, Google and the FBI Work. You're doing it wrong. Do you ever worry that you never get as much done as you want to? Or that your projects encounter insurmountable problems before they even get started? Or that your colleagues spend days talking over their ideas without actually implementing them? J. J. Sutherland has the solution. In his international bestseller Scrum, he introduced a simple, revolutionary tool to turbo-charge the output of every team. Based on decades of research and road-tested at the headquarters of Google and Amazon, the Scrum method transformed how a generation of leaders work - first in Silicon Valley, and then in boardrooms around the world. Now, in The Scrum Fieldbook, Sutherland returns with a hands-on guide to using the Scrum method at any level of every company. He reveals how its focus on rapid innovation, no-bullshit meetings and quick-fire decision-making has immediate relevance for every organisation on Earth. And he offers a step-by-step method for using Scrum in your projects - starting today. The result is a game-changing fieldbook that will make your business more productive.

Simplifying the Complex A Guide to Transition and Activation Planning for Healthcare Construction Projects

Simplifying the Complex A Guide to Transition and Activation Planning for Healthcare Construction Projects

Author: Kelly Guzman, Jeff Agner, Lynn Aguilera, Kathy Stevenson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/04/2020

Are you planning the Transition and Activation of a new healthcare project? This easy-to-use guide provides readers with the fundamentals of the transition, activation, and operational planning process and is essential for anyone involved in activating a new healthcare space. Developed by a highly experienced healthcare consulting company, Yellow Brick Consulting Inc., this straightforward planning roadmap tackles the high-risk and problem-prone strategic initiative of activating healthcare construction projects. Utilizing project management experience from healthcare projects of varying sizes, scopes and complexities, this book shares best practices and provides insight as to how to avoid common pitfalls through strategic planning. Simplifying the Complex provides the framework to establish a consistent process throughout the Transition and Activation Planning process, including project kickoff, budget development, building readiness, and people readiness. Each chapter guides the reader through the stages of the planning process and provides the tools necessary for implementing a successful project.

Projektmanagement - Schnell Erfasst

Projektmanagement - Schnell Erfasst

Author: Andre Dechange Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/04/2020

Dieses Lehrbuch bietet eine verstandliche und aktuelle Einfuhrung in das Managen von Projekten aller Art. Das Arbeiten in Projekten nimmt weiter rasant zu und stellt schon heute eine der wichtigsten Arbeitsformen in den meisten Betrieben dar. Auf Basis einer umfassenden Einfuhrung in die Begriffe, Ansatze, Sichtweisen und Strukturierungsmoeglichkeiten von Projekten und des Projektmanagements werden die wesentlichen Planungs- und Steuerungselemente mit den entsprechenden Methoden und Instrumenten anschaulich erklart.In weiteren Teilen werden die im Rahmen von Projekten notwendigen Softskills - wie Selbstmanagement, Teammanagement, Fuhrung, Kommunikation und Konfliktmanagement - erklart und anhand geeigneter Beispiele verdeutlicht. Eine Einfuhrung in die Themen Multiprojektmanagement sowie agiles Projektmanagement rundet das Buch ab. Die pragnante Darstellung anhand eines durchgangigen Projekt-Beispiels sowie die leserfreundliche Struktur ermoeglichen dem Leser eine schnelle Einarbeitung in das Themengebiet. Das Buch ist auch als Nachschlagewerk fur Praktiker und zum Selbststudium geeignet.

Continuous and Embedded Learning for Organizations

Continuous and Embedded Learning for Organizations

There is considerable connection between growth of the personnel in the organization and the ability for the company to compete over time. Looking outside for help training may be required but looking within for opportunities for enhanced training; growth, will foster a continually improving and growing organization. This book examines the opportunities for learning, within the organization and its' activities, along with the connection to motivation. Additionally, it provides information on the characteristics of organizations that are able to quickly disseminate, along with approaches for improving this distribution of that learning throughout the organization.

Achieving Successful and Sustainable Project Delivery in Africa How to Implement Effective and Efficient Project Management Practices and Policies

Achieving Successful and Sustainable Project Delivery in Africa How to Implement Effective and Efficient Project Management Practices and Policies

Author: . Okoro Chima Okereke Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/04/2020

African nations have an underdeveloped industrial and economic base such as their water supply, electrical systems, roads, railways, etc. Massive funding is required to build each of these basic services to the levels of developed nations - funding they don't have. Many African countries rely on assistance from the government and global companies looking to invest or facilitate projects in the region. And for a variety of reasons, many of these projects fail or are inadequate to fulfil the needs of the nation. In order to facilitate their own economic development, African nations need to cultivate efficient project management practices and policies that will help them achieve their goal of sustainability. This book by a multidisciplinary project management consultant, contributes to the body of knowledge that each African country can attain and sustain economic development by suggesting how to eliminate and correct most causes of failures of projects in construction, water treatment, electricity and renewable energy. It suggests that they should also be able to obtain the sustainable harvesting of the benefits of project deliverables which have been planned for in order to implement the various aspects of their economic development. The suggestions in this book will make a difference in project delivery and are comprehensive enough to create a root-and-branch change which will affect the people involved in making decision on projects and their delivery. Thus, project management teams and their managers, organization decision makers, companies looking to invest in the region, and politicians who plan the economy have to understand the causes of unhelpful practices and what needs to be done in order to produce productive and effective delivery of long-term sustainable project. The principal goal of this book is to advise public and private companies, and international organizations conducting projects in Africa on how to prepare themselves, their businesses and enterprises to solve the problems that cause failure of projects and abandonment of project deliverables. The book also recommends the necessity for a commercial enterprise or government entity to prepare and develop its vision, mission, and strategic objects to constitute the basis of a business plan which should be implemented for successful operations. After first identifying various failed and abandoned projects in Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa, the author provides an analysis of why these projects failed or were abandoned. By using methodologies of Organizational Project Management (OPM), Project Portfolio Management (PPM) and project management techniques, he suggests a framework for project delivery which could be used as a foundational structure and platform that will address the problem and provide solutions for the achievement of successful and sustainable project delivery in Africa.