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Planning and Control Techniques incorporating PMBOK 6ed, APM BoK 6ed and the latest planning software. Project management systems approach for managing a range of projects – including industry 4.0 artificial intelligence (AI) projects.
Project Management Techniques (Third College Edition) has been written for the experienced project manager responsible for producing the project’s deliverables on time, within budget and to the required quality as outlined in the project charter. At this level, the project manager needs to know how to develop and manage a planning and control system that integrates all the team members, resources, contractors, suppliers, stakeholders and components of the project. This book will help the project manager develop decision-making skills to trade-off conflicting parameters and individual plans to enable the project to converge on an optimum project plan, build-method and execution strategy. Reporting to the project sponsor or programme manager, the project manager is appointed as the project’s single point of responsibility and authorized to use company resources as outlined in the project charter.
The new edition of 'Project Management Techniques' (Third College Edition) is aligned to:
Fundamentals of Project Management 2nd edition has been written as a comprehensive explanation on how to use the special project management tools and techniques, processes, plans and methodologies. The text is supported with plenty of worked examples, exercises and multi choice questions (MCQs).
The content of this book has been updated to include the new edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) sixth edition (2018) and the latest edition of the Association of Project Management's Body of Knowledge (APM BoK) sixth edition (2012).
Project Management in Perspective (second edition) introduces the fundamentals of project management.
The approach is interdisciplinary and ensures that the essential processes are thoroughly covered and relevant to various business contexts. The title is written for undergraduate courses offered by departments of Business Management and Logistics Management at universities and universities of technology.
Successful Project Management is intended for students as well as for working professionals and volunteers. The book is designed to present the essential skills readers need to make effective contributions and to have an immediate impact on the accomplishment of projects in which they are involved. It prepares students with marketable and transferrable skills and sends them into the workforce ready to apply project management knowledge and skills. Students using this text learn the keys to effective communication both within and outside a team. A wealth of new and revised intriguing cases inspire discussion and debate, and the real-world vignettes, including local ones from South Africa and Africa, give students first-hand insights into how to apply project management in the workplace. Other learning features and a variety of end-of-chapter practice activities reinforce concepts critical to project management success.
Project management for success takes a straightforward, outcomes-based, practical approach. As well as meeting the NQF requirements, the text is based on a new curriculum that has been reviewed in the public management and development field to improve relevance to demands from vocations in the public and private sectors.
The well-known and respected authors have written the text in an easily accessible manner for readers who are not studying in their home language. There are extensive illustrations, practical examples and activities which help readers come to grips with the issues under discussion. The assessments spread throughout the text are in line with the intended assessment practices for outcomes-based education. Assessment exercises are included to guide learners towards attaining the skills pertinent to each chapter.
The text covers the latest trends and legislation, presenting a wide range of project management topics, including the project management cycle; strategic goal achievement; the management of scope, integration, communication, time, human resources, quality, cost, procurement and risk; and project management for socio-economic development and software applications.
Features of the book are that it:
Project management for success is written for learners at technikons and universities, academics and practitioners in all spheres of government, NGOs and the private sector.
Gain a strong understanding of IT project management as you learn to apply today's most effective project management tools and techniques with the unique approach found in INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROJECT MANAGEMENT, 8E. This book emphasizes the latest developments and skills to help you prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP) or Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exams. While this edition reflect content from the latest the PMBOK (R) Guide, it goes well beyond the Guide to provide a meaningful context for project management. Hundreds of timely examples highlight IT projects, while quick quizzes, discussion questions, exercises, and ongoing cases reinforce your learning. Time-saving template files assist in completing tasks. Examples from familiar companies featured in today's news, an Agile case, MindView software, and a guide to using Microsoft Project 2013 help you master IT project management skills that are marketable around the globe.
Processes don't drive projects; people do.
Successful project management is ultimately about effective communication, and more broadly, effective people management. Most books, however, deal largely with process - the mechanical, methodological side, and play down the human side.
The Project Manageris a fresh approach to project management: it moves beyond the formal methodologies and techniques to shed light on the core skills that will make you a great project manager. It puts the project manager centre stage and provides you with an invaluable set of experience-based lessons, tips, and advice to help you consistently deliver the results you want.
Whether you are a project manager yourself, or someone who works with or recruits project managers, this book will be essential reading.
DISCOVER WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AND DO TO BE A GREAT PROJECT MANAGER
Managers are faced with complex tasks all the time. Completing these tasks may require setting up and running a project or on other occasions it may need a short, structured action plan. A huge amount of approaches exist, in thousands of books, to help managers complete tasks. Occasionally, a manager has the time to go off and read a text on a topic like how to manage a project, but often they have an immediate requirement to do something now. There isn't time to plough through a project management book. Usually, all that is needed is a simple list of steps, a checklist that the manager can read to kick start them into action. The core contents of this book will follow a standard project management process - starting in initial concept identification, and going through to complete implementation. At each stage there are tasks and problems that face project managers, and for each identified task or problem there will be a checklist. Unlike normal project management texts, which are written to be read end-to-end, this book is designed to act as an everyday reference source that will be picked up and used every time the question "how do I ....." comes into the readers mind. The book will sit on a manager's desk at work and be referenced regularly. It will become as much an important supporting tool as a book to read.
In practice we see that projects often fail. People disagree, they change their minds, they learn as work progresses. The project develops into an important and influential organization with its own opinions. Researchers have for a long time pointed out the need for new approaches to project management. This book looks at project management from an organizational perspective. A project is a temporary organization, established by its base organization to carry out an assignment on its behalf. From this perspective, project management concerns basically the relationship between the permanent and the temporary organization. Inherent in the perspective is an understanding of the project's most important purpose, to facilitate another organization's progress. The assignment is about change and within a certain time limit. The book discusses how the foundation of the project, planning, organizing, controlling, leadership in an organizational perspective.
Helps you diagnose your project and identify the types of issues you are facing. It provides you with the methods, tools and framework you need to get your projects implemented. Written from your point of view, it accepts that your life is already busy and pulls out the core which yields big results.
For senior undergraduate courses and first year graduate courses in Project Management found in engineering and business departments. Centering on theory and practice, this text presents tools and techniques most suited for modern project management. The authors show the relationship between project planning and implementation, from budgeting to scheduling and control. Intended for undergraduate and graduate students in engineering or business, this text is also a thorough reference for practitioners, managers, engineers and technology experts.
Agile is broken. Most Agile transformations struggle. According to an Allied Market Research study, "63% of respondents stated the failure of agile implementation in their organizations." The problems with Agile start at the top of most organizations with executive leadership not getting what agile is or even knowing the difference between success and failure in agile. Agile transformation is a journey, and most of that journey consists of people learning and trying new approaches in their own work. An agile organization can make use of coaches and training to improve their chances of success. But even then, failure remains because many Agile ideas are simply flawed, starting with ideas in the Agile Manifesto that are oversimplifications. Coupled with other ideas that have become associated with Agile such as Test-Driven-Development (TDD) and its unit test-centric approach to programming, an overall inertia and resistance to change in the Agile community, and practices like "agile team rooms," the Agile movement is ripe for change since its birth twenty years ago. "Agile 2" represents the work of dozens of field tested Agile experts and distilled into "Agile 2: The Next Iteration of Agile" by a subset of the team. Agile 2 values these pairs of attributes: thoughtfulness and prescription; outcomes and outputs, individuals and teams; business and technical understanding; individual empowerment and good leadership; adaptability and planning. With a new set of Agile principles to take Agile forward over the next 20 years, Agile 2 is applicable beyond software and hardware to all parts of an agile organization including "Agile HR", "Agile Finance", and so on. Like the original "Agile", "Agile 2", is just a set of ideas - powerful ideas. To undertake any endeavor, a single set of ideas is not enough. But a single set of ideas can be a powerful guide.
In "Large-Scale Scrum," Craig Larman and Bas Vodde offer the most direct, concise, actionable guide to reaping the full benefits of agile in distributed, global enterprises. Larman and Vodde have distilled their immense experience helping geographically distributed development organizations move to agile. Going beyond their previous books, they offer today's fastest, most focused guidance: "brass tacks" advice and field-proven best practices for achieving value fast, and achieving even more value as you move forward. Targeted to enterprise project participants and stakeholders, "Large-Scale Scrum" offers straight-to-the-point insights for scaling Scrum across the entire project lifecycle, from sprint planning to retrospective. Larman and Vodde help you:
See - Understand - Discuss - Practice Operations Management makes it easy to: * identify the relevance of operations in the real-world; * understand the theory underlying the subject; * discuss and think critically about operations; * consolidate learning through practice. Aware that students taking their first module in Operations Management often have little first-hand experience of a working environment, the authors introduce all the core topics to students in a lively and engaging manner, making OM relevant and meaningful. Over 80 cases spanning local businesses to global companies showcase real-life operations and challenge students to think about the issues they may encounter in their future career. Cases include:, Microsoft, HP, Dominos, ING Bank, EasyJet, Ticketmaster, Apple, Boeing, IKEA, NHS, Marriott, BP, and Sytner. Research insights point students in the direction of seminal and recent research in the field to further their reading, while learning outcomes and chapter summaries help to consolidate understanding and structure revision. The text is also augmented by extensive online resources such as animated diagrams, practice activities, video interviews, and quizzes. Relevant materials are signposted from each chapter, providing a truly holistic approach to the subject. Additional online resources include: For students: Animated diagrams from the book, with audio narration to help explain the concepts being depicted. Curated library of links to footage of 'Operations in Action'. Web-based activities. Multiple choice questions. Links to seminal paper. Flashcard glossary. For lecturers: Bespoke video case material consisting of interviews and processes tied to each chapter. Packaged as 5 minute clips, these can either be shown in relation to a chapter topic, or as a whole film to demonstrate how one company utilises many aspects of OM. Customizable PowerPoint slides. Tutor guide. Tutorial activities. Answers to discussion questions. Test bank.
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.
Discover everything you need to know to improve your management skills, and understand key management and business theories with this unique graphic guide. Combining clear, jargon-free language and bold, eye-catching graphics, How Management Works is a definitive and user-friendly guide to all aspects of organizational management. Learn whether it is more e ffective to lead through influence or control? Is delegation the key to productivity and how do you deal with di fferent personalities? Drawing on the latest theories and practices - and packed with graphics and diagrams that demystify complex management concepts - this book explains everything you need to know to build your management skills and get the very best out of your team. It is essential reading if you are an established or aspiring manager, or are studying a course in business or management. Much more than a standard business-management or self-help book, How Management Works shows you what other titles only tell you, combining solid reference with no-nonsense advice. It is the perfect primer for anyone looking to start their own business, become a more effective leader, or simply learn more about the world of business and management
The project management workbook is a companion publication to the popular A guide to project management 2e by Gerrit van der Waldt and William Fox. The project management workbook consists of self-assessment questions and exercises, group activities and exercises, and guidelines for completing a summative assignment/portfolio of evidence based on the SAQA unit standards and chapter outcomes. The workbook has been developed to imitate real-life projects found within public and private-sector settings. Using The project management workbook in conjunction with A guide to project management 2e will enable students to apply newly learned skills and track their learning progress. It will also ensure that they are able to apply their learning in the workplace.
This book takes a more integrated approach to design, assuming it is a core business process as opposed to a peripheral or specialist activity. Design in Business aims for an analogous Total Design Management making design a part of everyone's concern. It makes use of a toolbox approach, offering in each chapter exposure to some of the range of tools and techniques with which design can be managed.
Michael Barber has spent many years advising governments, businesses and major sporting teams around the world on how to achieve ambitious goals on time. In this book he applies the wisdom he has gained from dealing with large, complex organizations and elite athletes to help anyone tackle their most challenging goals. Drawing on the stories of historic visionaries and modern heroes - from Galileo to Rosa Parks, Harold Macmillan to Paula Radcliffe - Barber uses personal anecdote and proven strategy to map the route to success and navigate the difficulties that arise along the way. Whatever it is that you aspire to do - run a marathon, transform a school or provide a business of public service to millions - this book will inspire you to get going and to bridge the gap between hope and reality.
A Guide To Project Management is an invaluable resource for students and people in the workplace starting out in project management and for those who wish to improve their project management skills. The comprehensive, accessible text introduces concepts, guides readers through the necessary organisation skills and explores the use of technology.
For the second edition, A Guide To Project Management has been extensively updated to reflect changes in the processes and procedures of project management, global trends and international standards, and the expansion of the Project Management Body of Knowledge. A new chapter on project planning looks at tools and techniques, types of project planning and detailed steps to be taken during planning.
A companion publication, The Project Management Workbook, consisting of self-assessment questions, group activities, exercises and guidelines for completion of a summative assignment/portfolio of evidence based on SAQA Unit Standards and chapter outcomes, is now also available.
A guide to passing operations, project and quality management may be the catalyst for an exciting career. The new viewpoint and changing positive perception of operations. Management make it a more popular subject than ever before. The conventional technical and engineering approach to production management is now replaced by a fresh body of knowledge, helping the broad business sector (service providers, manufacturers, entrepreneurs, inexperienced students and corporate managers) to obtain the fundamentals and basics of living by creating, producing and adding value. The principles of operations, project and quality management are central to all managers irrespective of their job or level of management, because they all create (being creative beings) for their internal and external customers. No student in management of the business environment should be without the body of knowledge covered in this guide. It is a cost-effective investment that will answer questions you may never even have thought of.
Project management in education and training is a resource for education students, educators, policy makers and authorities in the education, training and skills development arena. The title will enable the successful implementation of education and training projects, such as school fundraising, implementing Curriculum 2005 and Adult Basic Education and Training projects, assessing staff and successfully implementing any training programme. It also contributes to long-term, sustainable skills development through a holistic, lifelong approach to learning.
This work introduces Practical Project Management Methodology (P2M2), an international joint venture developed by three experienced project managers the provide useful steps applicable throughout the life cycle of a variety of projects. It covers areas from leading, defining and planning to organizing, controlling and closing. The two disks include 21 prepared forms and 300 activities for use in Microsoft Excel and Project for Windows.
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