No matter how perfect a project management process may be on paper, it is worthless if it is not used properly or at all. This practical how-to guide shows management how to bring documented processes and practiced processes into alignment while assuring a certain level of maturity.
The book explains how to communicate baseline capabilities, and the gaps between baseline and target capabilities to team members and upper management. It provides a host of metrics that lets managers target specific areas of improvement needed to raise their project teams practice maturity to the target maturity level. Moreover, this hands-on resource offers proven tools and techniques that managers can use every day to ensure the success of their project process improvement program. The book concludes with practical methods to take a project team to the next level of process effectiveness.
- A Model for Balancing People, Project Management Processes and Technology
- Where are you? Where do you want to be? How will you get there? How well did you do?
- The importance of best practices and lessons learned
- The five levels of the CMM Model
- The PMBOK Knowledge Areas
- Using Zone Maps for Selecting Process Improvement Initiatives
- Using Milestone Trend Charts as indicators of Practice Improvement Initiatives
Table of Contents
- CH01: Introduction to the Process Improvement Life Cycle
- CH02: Overview of the Project Management Maturity Model
- CH03: Assessing and Reporting Maturity Level
- CH04: Metrics to Identify Project Improvement Opportunities
- CH05: Tools to Investigate Improvement Opportunities
- CH06: Commissioning Improvement Initiatives
- CH07: Case Study: B. Stoveburden Trucking Company
- CH08: Closing Thoughts
- Appendix: Maturity Assessment Questionnaire