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See below for a selection of the latest books from Project management category. Presented with a red border are the Project management books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Project management books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Practical Project Management

Practical Project Management

Author: Elizabeth Gray-King Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/02/2021

Practical Project Management is a realistic and easy-to-follow guide to managing projects for voluntary organisations. It will help you shape and structure the passion that drives your work in order to achieve positive results. The book leads you through the key stages of project management from preparation to delivery and discusses the activities and decisions you will need to succeed. It covers: * Key tools and models for project planning * Resource management and risk control * Budget planning and dealing with finances * Project evaluation and assessing social benefit Incorporating down-to-earth examples and case studies, this book is essential for everyone involved in project management for the voluntary sector and vital to those who are new to this area.

The New Dynamic of Portfolio Management

The New Dynamic of Portfolio Management

Author: Murali Kulathumani Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2021

This bold new text approaches project portfolio management from a fresh new lens of delivering immediate value. In today's hyper-paced business climate, the need for portfolio management has grown exponentially but the time to deliver results has dramatically shortened. This book recognizes that and explains how an impactful portfolio is attainable using a back-to-basics approach. It also walks readers through the actual implementation of each portfolio component using a popular platform called Smartsheet. Every section of this practical desk reference provides guidance for getting your portfolio up and running quickly to achieve immediate results. It also presents a detailed look at successful portfolio governance; explores the important relationship between the portfolio office, CIO, and finance department; and supplies effective funding strategies for project portfolios.

The Delivery Manifesto

The Delivery Manifesto

Author: Donnie Macnicol Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Project Portfolio Management

Project Portfolio Management

Author: Alfonso, MSc,PMP, PMI-RMP, PMIF Bucero Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Project portfolio management has been a much neglected element within many organizations' approaches to project management which is counter-intuitive when you consider the potential it offers. Alfonso Bucero's Project Portfolio Management recognizes the value of this technique as a means of enabling decisions on which projects to approve, which to reject and which to fast-track. The author explains the relationship of portfolio management to project and program management and places all three elements in the context of organizational success. The text then uses models, templates and examples to provide the reader with a battery of tools for making portfolio management decisions and realising the results of those decisions.

Agile Project Management

Agile Project Management

Author: Tristan Boutros, Jennifer Cardella Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2021

A recent study conducted by the IT Process Institute indicates that implementing a high level of agility is the key that unlocks performance potential in organizations. Agile Project Management introduces a basic Agile primer that focuses on building and improving project management knowledge in a structured, but easy to read format, rather than in a theoretical or conceptual manner. The result is reader self-sufficiency, simple understanding, greater sustainability, higher quality, and overall speed to value realization that improves your competitive advantage in the marketplace. Tristan Boutros and Jennifer Cardella use an enterprise portfolio perspective to create an understanding of the nature and value of agile oriented thinking and a culture of continuous improvement. Alongside an explanation of the key processes and tools, the text includes sample learning materials such as getting started instructions, practical guides and real world examples.

Project-Oriented Human Resource Management

Project-Oriented Human Resource Management

Author: Martina Huemann Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2021

Organizations associated with projects present a whole series of challenges for HR systems and the managers that design and implement them. Projects are temporary, often involve employees working across disciplines and reporting lines, include their own communication networks, require different approaches to reward and motivation and tend to run counter to many of the systems designed for business-as-usual operation. Martina Huemann's Project-Oriented Human Resource Management offers HR specialists a practical guide to projects, project management and the specific features of the project organization. She offers a rigorous model for an HRM system designed to serve a project-oriented organization. In an environment in which temporary project organizations are becoming the norm, Dr. Huemann's book provides a wonderful bridge between the worlds of projects and HR. A must-have guide for any HR professionals who want to seize the opportunities for the HR function to adapt and develop.

Conveyors

Conveyors

Author: Patrick M (Glidepath, LLC, TX, USA) McGuire Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/12/2020

Put simply, this is probably the first book in 40 years to comprehensively discuss conveyors, a topic that seems mundane until the need arises to move material from point A to point B without manual intervention. Conveyors: Application, Selection, and Integration gives industrial designers, engineers, and operations managers key information they must consider to determine which type of conveyor to purchase and how to optimally integrate it into their system to meet their transport needs. Tapping into his more than 20 years of experience in the materials handling industry, the author discusses requirements for specific products or materials and environmental factors, covering operation in extreme temperatures. Each chapter details a specific type of conveyor-including chain, belt, and gravity varieties-and highlights its primary features, such as load capacity and rate, and operation. The text also addresses costs and objectives of material handling, exploring rate calculations, controls systems, and other relevant aspects. It includes photographs of actual installations and a glossary of key terms. Learn from the Experience of a Conveyor Expert Unless you have conveyor experience, you'll need help deciding on the best mode of transportation for your product. This volume stands apart as an aid in this decision process because it does not take a myopic view of one specific type of conveyor. Rather than solely covering bulk material handling or screw conveyors, it analyzes all of the major varieties of conveyors. This book is not meant to be an engineering manual for designing conveyors, but rather a broader guide to integrating conveyors in a transportation system.

Project Management

Project Management

Author: Stewart R Clegg, Torgeir Skyttermoen, Anne Live Vaagaasar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/11/2020

Project management is an essential life and workplace skill that everyone must develop. Following the popular style and format of other textbooks by Stewart Clegg, this brand new co-authored textbook on project management provides a much needed European perspective to the subject. Drawing on the latest research and practice, the authors guide students on an active learning journey through the project lifespan, promoting a critical and reflexive approach to studying project management, as well as one that creates value for all project stakeholders and emphasizes people and not just process. Case studies and examples discussed in the text cover a wide range of projects from large to smaller across different industries and sectors, both public and private, including: megaprojects (HS2); mega events (Olympics); political projects (Brexit); health-related project implementation (LEAN); tech-related projects (Google); building and restoration projects (housing/Sagrada Familia); and arts and cultural projects (European Capital of Culture). Incorporating a host of learning features both in chapters and via the supporting online resources, this textbook is essential reading for all students/managers completing a course unit in project management at either undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Project Management

Project Management

Author: Stewart R Clegg, Torgeir Skyttermoen, Anne Live Vaagaasar Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/11/2020

Project management is an essential life and workplace skill that everyone must develop. Following the popular style and format of other textbooks by Stewart Clegg, this brand new co-authored textbook on project management provides a much needed European perspective to the subject. Drawing on the latest research and practice, the authors guide students on an active learning journey through the project lifespan, promoting a critical and reflexive approach to studying project management, as well as one that creates value for all project stakeholders and emphasizes people and not just process. Case studies and examples discussed in the text cover a wide range of projects from large to smaller across different industries and sectors, both public and private, including: megaprojects (HS2); mega events (Olympics); political projects (Brexit); health-related project implementation (LEAN); tech-related projects (Google); building and restoration projects (housing/Sagrada Familia); and arts and cultural projects (European Capital of Culture). Incorporating a host of learning features both in chapters and via the supporting online resources, this textbook is essential reading for all students/managers completing a course unit in project management at either undergraduate or postgraduate level.

Managing Competences

Managing Competences

Author: Benoit Grasser Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2020

Managing Competences: Research, Practice, and Contemporary Issues draws together theoretical and practical research in competence management. It provides a wealth of knowledge concerning emerging and contemporary issues, such as the multilevel approach to competence, the development of collective competence, the strategies of competence management, and the tools for managing competences as well as the organizational dynamics of competences. Moreover, the book provides a critical approach to research and practitioners' continued engagement in competence management research and practice. Research in competence management has more recently entered an era more open to doubt and questioning: Is there a solid theoretical foundation that supports the concept of competence? What is the contribution of research on employees' competences to human resources management in particular, and more generally to management? Is there not a risk of diluting the concept of competence by considering it at the individual, collective, organizational, and strategic levels? Today, is it still possible to manage competences in a world where the boundaries of the organizations are more and more porous? These questions, and many others, probably explain why a field that seemed well-identified and well-structured yesterday, has given way today to new, highly diverse analyses of competences by researchers and practitioners. This contributed volume seeks to answer these pressing issues and is a collective means for responding to them. The book brings together multiple streams of research in the field about emerging and contemporary issues, including multidimensional HRM systems, the rise of forms of collaborative management, the intensification of the use of digital and robotic technologies, the rise of the regime of remote and networked operations, the increasing heterogeneity of the status of workers, and changes in regulations concerning work and its recognition.

Things Your PMO is Doing Wrong

Things Your PMO is Doing Wrong

Author: Michael Hatfield Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/10/2020

Things Your PMO Is Doing Wrong delves into the common issues surrounding the success of a Project Management Office. Specifically, the publication reviews: Common, but futile tactics used to try to advance project management and why they don't work Technical approach with the most promise Hazards involved in furthering project management within the organization, even with the optimal technical approach

Project Management Office (PMO)

Project Management Office (PMO)

Author: Monique Aubry Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/10/2020

Since project management offices began to appear in organizations over the last decade, project management practitioners and their organizations have been asking how to structure project management offices (PMOs) and what functions to assign them. In The Project Management Office (PMO): A Quest For Understanding, authors Brian Hobbs and Monique Aubry address these questions, providing a look at how PMOs exist today, and some clues about how and why they're changing. Of particular interest to practitioners, the authors address the roles that PMOs play in organizations, which provides valuable insights for better creating, structuring and governing PMOs. When designing a PMO, an organization has a variety of choices regarding the PMO's structure and role assignment. By providing a way to define PMOs by type, this research explores how to set up and define a PMO, depending upon the specific type of PMO The authors discuss the many bases for the types of PMOs, including structural characteristics and functions, and how these types affect the PMO's role in the organization.