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Communicating Project Management - A Participatory Rhetoric for Development Teams (Paperback): Benjamin Lauren Communicating Project Management - A Participatory Rhetoric for Development Teams (Paperback)
Benjamin Lauren
R916 Discovery Miles 9 160 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Communicating Project Management argues that the communication practices of project managers have necessarily become participatory, made up of complex strategies and processes solidly grounded in rhetorical concepts. The book draws on case studies across organizational contexts and combines individual experiences to investigate how project management relies on communication as teams develop products, services, and internal processes. The case studies also provide examples of how project managers can be understood and studied as writers, further arguing project managers must approach communication as designed experience that must be intentionally inclusive. Author Benjamin Lauren illustrates to readers how teams work together to manage projects through complex coordinative communication practices, and highlights how project managers are constantly learning and evolving by analyzing where they succeed and fail. He concludes that technical and professional communicators have a pivotal role in supporting and facilitating participative approaches to communicating project management.

Managing Projects in Developing Countries (Paperback): John W. Cusworth, T. R. Franks Managing Projects in Developing Countries (Paperback)
John W. Cusworth, T. R. Franks
R1,800 Discovery Miles 18 000 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This text provides a broad introduction to project management in the context of developing economies. The core text is dedicated to the concepts, systems and skills of project management, covering the technical, organizational and people-related skills managers require.;This new and integrative approach looks at project management in the context of developing economies and not the Western concepts of projects. It provides a framework within which present and potential managers can develop their capabilities and skills and is source of reference material on specific concerns and aspects of management.

Further Advances in Project Management - Guided Exploration in Unfamiliar Landscapes (Paperback): Darren Dalcher Further Advances in Project Management - Guided Exploration in Unfamiliar Landscapes (Paperback)
Darren Dalcher
R1,106 Discovery Miles 11 060 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Projects are ubiquitous to modern society, yet, concerns around successful delivery, value realisation, resilience and making change stick force a significant re-evaluation of the scope and extent of the 'normal' project discourse. The common thread for all of this is around capabilities, skills, attitudes, values and perspectives that are needed for successful delivery and the sustained realisation of interest, relationships, benefit, value and impact. The chapters collated in this volume bring together leading authorities on topics that are relevant to the management, leadership, governance and delivery of projects. Topics include people, communication, ethics, change management, value realisation, benefits, complexity, decision-making, project assurance, communication, knowledge management, big data, project requirements, business architecture, stakeholder engagement, strategy, users, systems thinking and resilience. The main aims of the collection are to reflect on the state of practice within the discipline; to propose new extensions and additions to good practice; to offer new insights and perspectives; to distil new knowledge; and to provide a way of sampling a range of the most promising ideas, perspectives and styles of writing from some of the leading thinkers and practitioners in the discipline.

Red Thread Thinking: Weaving Together Connections for Brilliant Ideas and Profitable Innovation (Hardcover, Ed): Debra Kaye Red Thread Thinking: Weaving Together Connections for Brilliant Ideas and Profitable Innovation (Hardcover, Ed)
Debra Kaye
R726 R566 Discovery Miles 5 660 Save R160 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Create products and services your consumers can't pass up--without the high cost of development

"Success is all about connections."

Debra Kaye explodes conventional thinking about innovation and provides an approach that anyone or any business can use to expose the crucial links among observations, experiences, facts, and feelings that on the surface do not seem related--but are--to uncover fresh, brilliant insights. In "Red Thread Thinking," Kaye shows you how to weave originality from disparate information and turn it into a product or service that can shake up the marketplace--and your business.

What sets "Red Thread Thinking" apart from other books is that it reveals exactly how to identify and understand hidden cultural codes and shifts in consumer perceptions that speak to emerging and existing markets and, as a result, catapult fresh products to iconic status.

A mold-breaking system, "Red Thread Thinking" sharpens your innovation skills and can assist in problem solving, whether preparing a talk, pitching a project to your colleagues and boss, managing staff in a more productive way, or taking business to a new level. Learn the ways of "Red Thread Thinking"

Red Thread One: "Innovation--It's All in Your Head"--We can fire up our brains to become better at observing and interpreting what we see around us

Red Thread Two: "Everything Old is New"--Take a fresh look at the past to gain remarkable advantage

Red Thread Three: "People: The Strangest Animals in the Zoo"--Know what makes your market tick, and you'll know what makes them spend

Red Thread Four: "What You See Is What You Get"--Learn how to create an entirely new and accessible "language" to make your product stand out and be universally understood

Red Thread Five: "The Force of Passion"--Persevere, review, and refine your ideas without compromising your integrity or core beliefs.

"Red Thread Thinking" teaches you to activate your own knowledge and resources to make better connections, have more and superior insights, and apply history as a valuable source for future-leaning innovation.

Praise for "Red Thread Thinking"

""Red Thread Thinking weaves a marvelous tapestry of insight and wisdom. A must read for entrepreneurs hoping to take their ideas from fuzzy to firm."" -- Susan Cain, New York Times bestselling author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

""Red Thread Thinking provides a deliberate system to create a 'revolution in your mind'--the first order of business for any innovator who wants to shift the consumer landscape and offer value and usefulness to customers. The book is filled with practical information that will help you expand your thinking."" -- Jay Walker, Chairman, Walker Digital; founder of Priceline.com

""A fascinating read that should hearten anyone who wants to apply proven strategies to the act of collecting and connecting dots that exist for us all--if only we'd stop and notice."" -- Danny Meyer, New York Times bestselling author of Setting the Table: The Transforming Power of Hospitality in Business

""In Red Thread Thinking, Debra Kaye offers a framework for innovation that embraces--indeed harnesses--the power of serendipity, free association, and our mind's elastic ability to see what's new in the familiar."" -- Jean-Marie Dru, Chairman, TBWA\Worldwide

""Debra Kaye has created an approach to innovation that combines simple, pragmatic steps on the journey of innovation to benefit any serious entrepreneur or manager who believes innovation is central to business and that it is not the mysterious privilege of a few."" -- Thomas Pinnau, Chief Executive Officer, Knowledge Universe Work-Life Solutions

""Red Thread Thinking offers a compelling framework for the modern-day innovator--one who wants to operate with a big consumer knowledge but with or without a sizeable infrastructure and budget."" -- Jed C. Scala, Vice President and General Manager, Credit Card Products, American Express

Perfect Phrases for Project Management: Hundreds of Ready-to-Use Phrases for Delivering Results on Time and Under Budget... Perfect Phrases for Project Management: Hundreds of Ready-to-Use Phrases for Delivering Results on Time and Under Budget (Paperback, Ed)
Helen S. Cooke, Karen Tate
R375 R304 Discovery Miles 3 040 Save R71 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

THE RIGHT PHRASE FOR EVERY SITUATION . . . EVERY TIME

As a project manager, your job is to ensure that every project is completed on time and on budget, which involves defining your objectives, understanding the processes, and communicating with clarity to team members. It all comes down to mastering the language of project management. "Perfect Phrases for Project Management" includes hundreds of words and phrases that will help you: Clarify project goals Define the scope and boundaries of the project Estimate the time and resources needed for success Create a powerful team to get the job done Manage each stage of the process with confidence

Project Management Methodologies, Governance and Success - Insight from Traditional and Transformative Research (Hardcover):... Project Management Methodologies, Governance and Success - Insight from Traditional and Transformative Research (Hardcover)
Robert Joslin
R2,833 Discovery Miles 28 330 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

With all signs pointing to an increased use of and interest in project-based work in modern organizations, the better scholars are able to make sense of the current state of the field through theory development and empirical investigation, the more successful projects promise to become. This book is a welcome addition to our field and will be, I am sure, an important work and source for future reference well into the future. -Dr. Jeffrey Pinto, Pennsylvania State University The goal of practicing project managers and scholars alike lies in solving the puzzle of how to manage projects toward successful completion. However, understanding what comprises project "success"-seemingly such an innocent question-has come to represent one of the most challenging problems for project managers and scholars. Who determines success? At what point in time is success best measured? How do diverse stakeholders define success? What happens when their perspectives collide? What is the difference between project success and project management success? These are surprisingly complex problems. For every principle or rule posited, a brief investigation reveals that there are numerous exceptions, muddying the waters and making these ideas increasingly opaque. Project Management Methodologies, Governance and Success addresses this challenge head-on, putting into proper context the critical issues that shape our understanding of the project management research process. Employing a concept referred to as "philosophical triangulation," the book shows how to overcome the weaknesses or intrinsic biases that disrupt and minimize the impact of so much organizational research. It places organizational governance and success within their proper context allowing scholars to identify the best methods for investigating project-based work. It links together in a cogent manner the diverse themes of research theory and design, projects and project success, and organizational governance. In effect, this book demonstrates that to fully understand how to undertake research in projects, theory and method are inextricably interwoven.

Authentic Leadership and Followership - International Perspectives (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018): Dorianne Cotter-Lockard Authentic Leadership and Followership - International Perspectives (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2018)
Dorianne Cotter-Lockard; Foreword by William L. Gardner
R3,339 Discovery Miles 33 390 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book shines a spotlight on two missing foci of authentic leadership research: international and follower perspectives. The concept of 'authenticity' has been in vogue since the times of Greek philosophy, but it wasn't until the 1990s that leadership scholars seriously began to study the topic of authentic leadership. This new collection brings together empirical research and theoretical contributions to provide insights into the follower perspectives of authentic leadership around the world. Covering topics such as leader self-awareness, gender, psychological capital, embodied leadership and followership, and unethical conduct, the book features a Foreword written by William L. Gardner, one of the original scholars on authentic leadership.

Capital Project Management, Volume I - Capital Project Strategy (Abridged, Paperback, Abridged edition): Robert N McGrath Capital Project Management, Volume I - Capital Project Strategy (Abridged, Paperback, Abridged edition)
Robert N McGrath
R928 Discovery Miles 9 280 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Project. Program. Change (Hardcover): Roland Gareis, Lorenz Gareis Project. Program. Change (Hardcover)
Roland Gareis, Lorenz Gareis
R2,638 Discovery Miles 26 380 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book gives managers an integrative approach to project, program, and change management. It describes the differences between change in projects versus programs with case studies in both areas and the different life cycles. While the project and change comprise much of the book, it is up to date with its emphasis on agile, scrum, and benefits. The book also describes methods to both initiate and manage a change and what must be done for success and business value.

Principles of Sustainable Project Management (Hardcover): Mohamed Salama Principles of Sustainable Project Management (Hardcover)
Mohamed Salama
R2,287 R2,061 Discovery Miles 20 610 Save R226 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In an era of digital transformation and sharing economy, it is quite challenging to move to such vibrant future with past-tense methodologies. 'Principles of Sustainable Project Management' provides a unique approach to managing projects by combining the principles of sustainable management theory with the main processes and areas of knowledge in the currently established project management theory, in an applied context. Taking a truly international viewpoint, this important text: * Provides a broad scope that covers the main pillars (dimensions) of sustainability; social, environmental and economic; * Presents, explains and discusses the theory in the context of digital transformation linking to the contemporary tools such as AI and IoT with emphasis on Block chain applications in project management; * Uses international cases studies spanning all three dimensions of sustainability in the context of smart cities with emphasis on the shift towards disruptive innovation and lean start-ups; * Links contemporary tools and methodologies in project management (including Agile, Scrum, Lean) to the sustainable development projects in a variety of sectors including construction, energy, IT, tourism, logistics, new product development (NPD), and many more; * Presents, explains and discusses the imperative new approach required to address soft issues such as leadership and managing virtual teams as part of the shift towards sustainable project management. Written by a team of international experts, it tackles issues such as digital transformation, smart cities, green project management, sustainable infra-structure projects, IT software developments, managing innovation, corporate social responsibility and much more. With a complete set of online tutor resources to accompany the text, it is a vital resource for all those researching and working in all areas of sustainability.

Management of Construction Projects - A Constructor's Perspective (Paperback, 2nd New edition): John E. Schaufelberger,... Management of Construction Projects - A Constructor's Perspective (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
John E. Schaufelberger, Len Holm
R1,720 Discovery Miles 17 200 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Unlike the majority of construction project management textbooks out there, Management of Construction Projects takes a distinctive approach by setting itself in the context of a single and real-world construction project throughout and also by looking at construction project management from the constructor's perspective. This project-based learning approach emphasizes the skills, knowledge, and techniques students require to become successful project managers. This second edition uses a brand new, larger, and more challenging case study to take students through key stages of the process, including: contracts and subcontracting; estimating, scheduling, and planning; supply chain and materials management; cost control, quality, and safety; project leadership and ethics; and claims, disputes, and project close-outs. Also new to this edition is coverage of emergent industry trends such as LEAN, LEED, and BIM. The book contains essential features such as review questions, exercises, and chapter summaries, while example plans, schedules, contracts, and other documents are stored on a companion website. Written in straightforward language from a constructor's perspective, this textbook gives a realistic overview and review of the roles of project managers and everything they need to know in order to see a successful project through from start to finish.

Enterprise IoT (Paperback): Dirk Slama, Frank Puhlmann, Jim Mirrish, Rishi M. Bhatnagar Enterprise IoT (Paperback)
Dirk Slama, Frank Puhlmann, Jim Mirrish, Rishi M. Bhatnagar
R1,012 R683 Discovery Miles 6 830 Save R329 (33%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Current hype aside, the Internet of Things will ultimately become as fundamental as the Internet itself, with lots of opportunities and trials along the way. To help you navigate these choppy waters, this practical guide introduces a dedicated methodology for businesses preparing to transition towards IoT-based business models. With a set of best practices based on case study analysis, expert interviews, and the authors' own experience, the Ignite | IoT Methodology outlined in this book delivers actionable guidelines to assist you with IoT strategy management and project execution. You'll also find a detailed case study of a project fully developed with this methodology. This book consists of three parts: Illustrative case studies of selected IoT domains, including smart energy, connected vehicles, manufacturing and supply chain management, and smart cities The Ignite | IoT Methodology for defining IoT strategy, preparing your organization for IoT adoption, and planning and executing IoT projects A detailed case study of the IIC Track & Trace testbed, one of the first projects to be fully developed according to the Ignite | IoT Methodology

Shortcuts to success - Project management in the real world (Paperback, 2nd edition): Elizabeth Harrin Shortcuts to success - Project management in the real world (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Elizabeth Harrin
R956 R857 Discovery Miles 8 570 Save R99 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Anything from an office move to the Olympic Games can be termed a project, and 97 per cent of successful projects are led by an experienced project manager. Presenting over 250 years of professional project management experience in a highly accessible format, this entertaining yet practical book will help project managers get up to speed quickly with good practice, avoid pitfalls and deliver business value. This fully updated edition reflects changes to working practices such as the use of social media and collaboration tools. "Lives up to the 'real world' promise in its title, providing concise, practical advice for leaders of large projects, small projects, and everything between. The interwoven examples from actual projects illustrate clearly why the guidance provided here matters." Tom Kendrick, MBA, PMP, Project Management Director, UC Berkeley Extension, California.

Corporate Event Project Management (Hardcover): William O'Toole, Phyllis Mikolaitis Corporate Event Project Management (Hardcover)
William O'Toole, Phyllis Mikolaitis
R2,319 Discovery Miles 23 190 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

THE WILEY EVENT MANAGEMENT SERIES

Introducing the cross-functional approach to corporate event management

The first guide to apply project management to corporate events

Corporate Event Project Management merges event and project management to create a new system of tools and techniques that enables corporate event managers to research, design, plan, coordinate, and evaluate any corporate event in order to produce a higher rate of return. It covers key topics such as choosing a venue or site, costing and procurement practices, evaluating risk management and reducing it with contract management, and maximizing exposure through the World Wide Web. Features include:

  • The first complete system for managing and organizing corporate events
  • A thorough and comprehensive system for measuring Return on Investment for corporate events
  • The only resource available for both corporate event and corporate project managers

Enhanced with numerous checklists, tables, flowcharts, and models, it is also generously supplemented with case studies from North and South America, Europe, and the Asian-Pacific area to illustrate the versatility of the project management approach to corporate event planning. In addition, an accompanying Web site lets readers work with ten simulated events outlined in the book, right down to the forms and checklists that would be used to execute the actual events.

This book will help anyone involved in event project management, including communications and human resource professionals, to be at the forefront of this emerging approach to planning and carrying out corporate events.

The Wiley Event Management Series–Series Editor, Dr. Joe Goldblatt, CSEP

The Wiley Event Management Series provides professionals with the essential knowledge and cutting-edge tools they need to excel in one of the most exciting and rapidly growing sectors of the hospitality and tourism industry. Written by recognized experts in the field, the volumes in the series cover the research, design, planning, coordination, and evaluation methods as well as specialized areas of event management.

Six Sigma+Lean Toolset - Mindset for Successful Implementation of Improvement Projects (Hardcover, 2nd Ed. 2013): Stephan Lunau Six Sigma+Lean Toolset - Mindset for Successful Implementation of Improvement Projects (Hardcover, 2nd Ed. 2013)
Stephan Lunau; Renata Meran, Alexander John, Olin Roenpage, Christian Staudter
R1,776 R1,596 Discovery Miles 15 960 Save R180 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The current, second edition of this book reflects the 15 years of practical experience with the Six Sigma+Lean toolbox. It is a comprehensive collection of all the tools necessary for project work and running workshops when improving processes. All tools have been illustrated in a clear and comprehensible structure with examples and tips for applying the tools included. The chronology corresponds to the procedure of an improvement project comprising the steps D(efine), M(easure), A(nalyze), I(mprove) and C(ontrol). The most important innovation of this edition is the fact that it guides the user to select the appropriate tool using questions. The paradigm change from a Toolset to a Mindset has proven worthwhile in project work and ensures that corporate problems are addressed with the goal of achieving efficient solutions rather than having a large quantity of perfect tools to choose from. The efficiency factor of work in projects and workshops will therefore improve significantly. Through this paradigm change, connected with its unique structure, this book provides an effective tool not only for project and workshop leaders but also for the executives/sponsors involved who will be guided to solve the given task formulation quickly and in a sustainable way.

Learn Excel with the Quality Scorecard (Paperback): Mba Pmp, Ronald N. Goulden Learn Excel with the Quality Scorecard (Paperback)
Mba Pmp, Ronald N. Goulden
R196 Discovery Miles 1 960 In stock

There are a lot of books about learning Microsoft(r) Excel. This is yet another such book... though one with a bit of a twist. The process of this book will start with a blank worksheet and develop it into a sophisticated Project Management tool called the 'Quality Scorecard'. Do not be alarmed if you are not a Project Manager, the Scorecard can be used in other realms, limited only by your imagination. At the very least, this exercise will illustrate the capabilities of Excel and teach some valuable techniques in the process. The book assumes the reader knows nothing about Excel and progressively elaborates upon each exercise and technique, building knowledge while providing insights into how to make Excel work for you. It will not overpower you with advanced techniques and vague tips that you may never use. Each subsequent chapter will build on previous work so that by the end of the book, you will have a fully functional (and modifiable) Quality Scorecard and an understanding of how it works. The concepts learned here will be valuable in any context. The final chapter will be a discussion of the Concept of 'Quality by Design', which is the foundation of the Quality Scorecard.

Project Managers at Work (Paperback, 1st ed.): Bruce Harpham Project Managers at Work (Paperback, 1st ed.)
Bruce Harpham
R1,237 R959 Discovery Miles 9 590 Save R278 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Read 25 in-depth, candid interviews with notable project managers. Discover how project managers work, what they do, how they adapt and make decisions, how they inspire and motivate others, what career lessons and advice they can share, and how they landed their current jobs either as project managers or in more senior positions thanks to their success as project managers. Most of the project managers featured in this book-together with a selection of program managers, executives, entrepreneurs, and CEOs with project management backgrounds and responsibilities-work in the technology sector, but many work in other industries, including banking and financial services, consulting, aerospace, energy, and transportation. Bruce Harpham, PMP-a project management career advisor and journalist-has chosen interviewees who range across the spectrum of company size and maturity and of individual career stages-from CEOs who were formerly project managers (such as Mavenlink's Ray Grainger); to founders of project management consulting firms (such as Tramore's Tom Atkins); to project managers at the world's leading tech giants (such as IBM's Bob Tarne, Google's Michael Lubrano, Apple's Seth J. Gillespie, and Cisco's Hassan Osman), in the space industry (such as NASA's David Woerner, Canadian Space Agency's Isabelle Tremblay and EUMETSAT's Hilary Wilson), in financial services (such as TD Bank's Ilana Sprongl and Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System's Annette Lyjak), and at transportation companies (such as Amtrak's Sarina Arcari). What You'll Learn Practicing project managers and engineers and graduates who aspire to become project managers will learn from the mouths of seasoned exponents at the top of their profession: Break into project management, cultivate leadership skills, and influence higher-ups Win assignments to manage career-advancing projects and ace deliveries Avoid pitfalls and recover from operational failures and managerial mistakes Manage the distractions and pressures of project work successfully while maintaining high morale Discover the books, courses, and development strategies they used to make it to the top Who This Book Is For Practicing project managers-including the half million PMI members required to pursue continuing education to maintain certification. The secondary readership is engineers, career-changers, and recent graduates who aspire to become project managers.

A guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK guide) & Agile practice guide bundle (Japanese edition) (Paperback,... A guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK guide) & Agile practice guide bundle (Japanese edition) (Paperback, 6 Revised Edition)
Project Management Institute
R2,502 R2,257 Discovery Miles 22 570 Save R245 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) is PMI's flagship publication and is a fundamental re-source for effective project management in any industry. It has been up-dated to reflect the latest good practices in project management. Over the past few years, more and more stakeholders have asked us for content on agile and more are using agile practices. That's why infor-mation on agile practices will be included alongside traditional approach-es in this sixth edition and we partnered with Agile Alliance to create the new Agile Practice Guide.The PMBOK Guide Sixth Edition and Agile Practice Guide were created to complement each other. Together these two publications are a pow-erful tool that enable the right approach for the right project.This dynamic duo presents solutions for project delivery professionals working in the entire spectrum of approaches from predictive (or wa-terfall) to cutting edge agile methodologies.

CAPM (R) in Depth - Certified Associate in Project Management Study Guide for the CAPM (R) Exam (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Paul... CAPM (R) in Depth - Certified Associate in Project Management Study Guide for the CAPM (R) Exam (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Paul Sanghera
R1,258 R898 Discovery Miles 8 980 Save R360 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Use this study guide to prepare for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) exam, based on PMBOK's sixth edition, administered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). The revised and updated second edition of the best-selling CAPM in Depth has a laser-sharp focus on the exam objectives for project managers and others who want to pass the CAPM exam. No prior knowledge of project management is assumed. The chapters and the sections within each chapter are presented in a logical learning sequence. The concepts and topics, both simple and complex, are clearly explained when they appear for the first time. This facilitates step-wise learning, prevents confusion, and makes this book useful for those who want to get up to speed quickly to pass the CAPM exam, even if you are new to the discipline of project management. This book tells the story of project management in a cohesive, concise, yet comprehensive fashion. Unlike most CAPM exam books, this book is not just an exam-cram book. It is an easy-to-understand guide that is a valuable reference both before and after the exam. What You'll Learn Understand the body of knowledge required to earn the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) certification Acquire the knowledge needed to successfully manage projects in any field Who This Book Is For Project management practitioners preparing for the CAPM exam, entry-level project managers and project team members preparing for the CAPM exam, beginners who want to join the field of project management and get up to speed quickly, project managers who need a quick and easy reference to the discipline of project management, instructors and trainers who need a textbook for a course on project management

Software Ownership Transfer - Evolving Knowledge Transfer for the Agile World (Paperback): Vinod Sankaranarayanan Software Ownership Transfer - Evolving Knowledge Transfer for the Agile World (Paperback)
Vinod Sankaranarayanan
R807 R577 Discovery Miles 5 770 Save R230 (29%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Organizations invest immense amounts of time, resources, and attention in their software projects. But all too often, when it's time to transfer the finished project to new "owners," they settle for the most superficial classroom training, documentation, and code walkthroughs. These conventional approaches to knowledge transfer often fail, dramatically reducing the value of new systems in production. You can do much better - and Software Ownership Transfer will show you how. This is the first practical, hands-on guide to knowledge transfer in today's agile environments. Using a realistic, large-scale case study, ThoughtWorks expert Vinod Sankaranarayanan shows how to elevate knowledge transfer from "necessary evil" to an activity full of agility and innovation, and bring together multiple organizations and cultures to make ownership transfer work. Sankaranarayanan explains why mere documentation of error reports and processes isn't enough, and shows how to successfully craft a knowledge transfer program that's more substantive and effective. Along the way, he offers guidance on overcoming the commercial compromises and personal tensions often associated with transferring systems to new ownership; and on transforming mere "knowledge transfer" into something much better: "taking ownership."

IT Contracts and Dispute Management - A Practitioner's Guide to the Project Lifecycle (Hardcover): Steven Baker, Lawrence... IT Contracts and Dispute Management - A Practitioner's Guide to the Project Lifecycle (Hardcover)
Steven Baker, Lawrence Akka, Rachel Glass
R4,451 Discovery Miles 44 510 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

IT Contracts and Dispute Management provides in-depth analysis of the legal issues that customers and suppliers involved in a technology project can face at each of its critical stages. The authors offer a practitioner's-eye view of both the impact of those issues and how to resolve them or minimise their effect. Key features include: * guidance on all stages of a technology project presented in the order in which they typically occur * discussion of the tender process, preparation of contract terms and project delivery * advice on how to manage commonly occurring issues, such as delayed delivery * insight into potential methods of project 'resuscitation' when difficulties arise * advice on 'end of project' issues, including termination options, formal resolution of disputes and quantification of losses * first-hand insights drawing on the authors' extensive personal experiences throughout. This new work is the first thorough examination of the legal framework underpinning IT contracts and technology projects. It focuses on English contract law as it applies in this specific context, but combines a detailed legal analysis of common law principles with commercial and tactical guidance, making it suitable for lawyers worldwide. It will be a valuable resource for lawyers in private practice who are advising clients on the avoidance or resolution of disputes arising from IT projects, and to in-house legal counsel who advise on the procurement, supply, or management of IT projects.

The Project Meeting Facilitator - Facilitation Skills to Make the Most of Project Meetings (Paperback): Tammy Adams, Janet A.... The Project Meeting Facilitator - Facilitation Skills to Make the Most of Project Meetings (Paperback)
Tammy Adams, Janet A. Means, Michael Spivey
R1,744 Discovery Miles 17 440 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Have you ever been involved in a project that didn't require a meeting? Neither have we. Well-run project meetings allow teams to get through the maze of distractions and obstacles to achieve results. Unfortunately, many project meetings aren't well-run--they are viewed, by team members, as unproductive, tedious, wastes of precious time. But you can change that. "The Project Meeting Facilitator" contains practical techniques and practices that will help you facilitate our meetings more effectively, transforming them into well-planned, well-managed journeys that engage the team while achieving the intended goals.

Assembling a Collaborative Project Team - Practical tools including Multidisciplinary Schedules of Services (Paperback, New):... Assembling a Collaborative Project Team - Practical tools including Multidisciplinary Schedules of Services (Paperback, New)
Dale Sinclair
R1,338 R1,190 Discovery Miles 11 900 Save R148 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Contemporary construction practice presents a shift in emphasis from thinking about the design team in isolation, to considering the project team as a collaborative whole: client, design team, and contractor. This approach requires greater consideration of how the project team is procured and assembled - and Assembling a Collaborative Project Team provides a range of in-depth and invaluable methods for ensuring that this essential task is carried out effectively. It will bring a range of benefits to any project - from facilitating BIM-ready teams, to better construction programming, and reducing risk through ensuring a watertight contractual framework. Many of the methods presented here are likely to become ingrained in the way all projects are coordinated. It shows that the best way of assembling a collaborative team is by establishing the team at the outset in manner that ensures that each party is fully aware of what they need to do and when, and by agreeing how this will be achieved. Providing tools, techniques and practical guidance that will complement the Guide to Using the RIBA Plan of Work 2013 and the RIBA Job Book, this book has been developed for use on both large and small projects, for all procurement routes, and with both one-off clients as well as those who regularly commission many projects.

The Rules of Project Risk Management - Implementation Guidelines for Major Projects (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Robert James... The Rules of Project Risk Management - Implementation Guidelines for Major Projects (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Robert James Chapman
R1,223 Discovery Miles 12 230 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Rules of Project Risk Management, 2nd Edition, provides practical experience-based guidance to support the delivery of effective project risk management. While the discipline is recognised as a major contributor to the successful outcome of projects, its implementation is far from straightforward. Successful delivery requires an in-depth understanding of the "ingredients" of effective risk management practices which impact project performance. The book's value is derived from the description of these ingredients in a manner which will support their practical implementation. The author describes a series of guidelines (labelled "rules") to support the practical application of project risk management to positively influence project outcomes. The rules are supported by mini case studies of both successful and unsuccessful projects to bring to life the ramifications of effective and poor risk management respectively, and are assembled under seven headings of environment, external stakeholders, organisation and culture, leadership and governance, internal stakeholders, risk resources and system. This second edition contains a new glossary of terms and an overview of the risk management process to enable those new to the subject to understand the core risk management activities. It also contains six more individual guidelines and ten more case studies to support practitioners, researchers and academics alike to gain an even greater appreciation of the drivers of successful project risk management. Enabling the reader to "get inside" risk management to gain an appreciation of the individual components and "how the engine works", this book is essential reading for project and risk management professionals. While the guidelines are described individually so specific subjects can be examined in detail, they must be considered together, for like a car, specialist carburettors, fuel injection or high-octane fuel on their own do not support improved performance. The guidelines can be considered as the elements that should be taken into account when compiling a risk maturity model to drive incremental improvement in risk management practices.

Principles of Sustainable Project Management (Paperback): Mohamed Salama Principles of Sustainable Project Management (Paperback)
Mohamed Salama
R1,085 R903 Discovery Miles 9 030 Save R182 (17%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

In an era of digital transformation and sharing economy, it is quite challenging to move to such vibrant future with past-tense methodologies. 'Principles of Sustainable Project Management' provides a unique approach to managing projects by combining the principles of sustainable management theory with the main processes and areas of knowledge in the currently established project management theory, in an applied context. Taking a truly international viewpoint, this important text: * Provides a broad scope that covers the main pillars (dimensions) of sustainability; social, environmental and economic; * Presents, explains and discusses the theory in the context of digital transformation linking to the contemporary tools such as AI and IoT with emphasis on Block chain applications in project management; * Uses international cases studies spanning all three dimensions of sustainability in the context of smart cities with emphasis on the shift towards disruptive innovation and lean start-ups; * Links contemporary tools and methodologies in project management (including Agile, Scrum, Lean) to the sustainable development projects in a variety of sectors including construction, energy, IT, tourism, logistics, new product development (NPD), and many more; * Presents, explains and discusses the imperative new approach required to address soft issues such as leadership and managing virtual teams as part of the shift towards sustainable project management. Written by a team of international experts, it tackles issues such as digital transformation, smart cities, green project management, sustainable infra-structure projects, IT software developments, managing innovation, corporate social responsibility and much more. With a complete set of online tutor resources to accompany the text, it is a vital resource for all those researching and working in all areas of sustainability.

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