Effective Project Management:

Traditional, Agile, Extreme, 7th Edition

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Project management approaches are experiencing a metamorphosis as projects become more complex and uncertain. The traditional linear models no longer fit the challenges of these complex projects. The project management methods in practice number more than a dozen. Now in its 7th edition this book has grown from the client experiences of its author yet it remains theoretically sound and compliant with the latest versions of PMBOK and IPMA. You will learn an approach to managing projects that adapts to the characteristics of the project; its internal organizational environment and the competitive nature of the marketplace. Rather than a one-size-fits-all solution, you will learn to think, review, analyze, select, and adapt the project management approach best suited to each individual project.

Key Features

  • An in-depth understanding of PMBOK process groups.
  • How to scope, plan, launch, monitor, control and close any project.
  • Techniques for dealing with the complex and uncertain project management landscape.
  • A comparison of Linear, Incremental, Iterative, Adaptive and Extreme PMLC Models.
  • Prevention and intervention strategies for distressed projects.
  • Advice on organizing multiple team projects and managing a continuous process imrpovement program.
  • Ways to establish an enterprise project portfolio management process.
  • How to create a practical, project-based model of the enterprise.

Table of Contents

  • Part I: Understanding the Project Management Landscape
    • CH01: What is a Project?
    • CH02: What is Project Management?
    • CH03: What are the Project Management Process Groups?
  • Part II: Traditional Project Management
    • CH04: How to Scope a TPM Project
    • CH05: How to Plan a TPM Project
    • CH06: How to Launch a TPM Project
    • CH07: How to Monitor & Control a TPM Project
    • CH08: How to Close a TPM Project
  • Part III: Complex Project Management
    • CH09: Complexity and Uncertainty in the Project Management Landscape
    • CH10: Agile Project Management
    • CH11: Extreme Project Management
    • CH12: Comparing Linear, Incremental, Iterative, Adaptive and Extreme PMLC Models
  • Part IV: Managing the Realities of Projects
    • CH13: Prevention and Intervention Strategies for Distressed Projects
    • CH14: Organizing Multiple Team Projects
    • CH15: Establishing and Maturing a Project Support Office
    • CH16: Establishing and Managing a Continuous Process Improvement Program
  • Part V: End State: Maturing to an Enterprise-Level Project Management Model
    • CH17: Establishing a Project Portfolio Management Process
    • CH18: A Practical Project-Based Model of the Enterprise