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Agile by Design - An Implementation Guide to Analytic Lifecycle Management (Hardcover): Rachel Alt-Simmons Agile by Design - An Implementation Guide to Analytic Lifecycle Management (Hardcover)
Rachel Alt-Simmons
R1,138 R919 Discovery Miles 9 190 Save R219 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Achieve greater success by increasing the agility of analytics lifecycle management Agile by Design offers the insight you need to improve analytic lifecycle management while integrating the right analytics projects into different frameworks within your business. You will explore, in-depth, what analytics projects are and why they are set apart from traditional development initiatives. Beyond merely defining analytics projects, Agile by Design equips you with the information you need to apply agile methodologies in a way that tailors your approach to individual initiatives-and the needs of your projects and team. Lifecycle management is a complex subject area, and with the increasingly important integration of analytics into multiple facets of business models, understanding how to use agile tools while managing a product lifecycle is essential to maintaining a competitive edge in today's professional world. * Gain an understanding of the principles, processes, and practices associated with effective analytic lifecycle management * Discover techniques that will enable you to successfully initiate, plan, and execute analytic development projects with an eye for the opportunity to engage agile methodologies * Understand agile development frameworks * Identify which agile methodologies are best for different frameworks-and how to apply them throughout the analytic development lifecycle With analytics becoming increasingly important in today's business world, you need to understand and apply agile methodologies in order to meet rising standards of efficiency and effectiveness. Agile by Design is the perfect reference for project managers, CFOs, IT managers, and marketing managers who want to cultivate a relevant, forward-thinking lifecycle management style.

The Business of Mining - The Mining Business, Uncertainty, Project Variables and Risk, Royalty Agreements, Pricing and Contract... The Business of Mining - The Mining Business, Uncertainty, Project Variables and Risk, Royalty Agreements, Pricing and Contract Systems, and Accounting for the Extractive Industry (Hardcover)
Odwyn Jones, Eric Lilford, Sam Spearing, Grantley Taylor
R1,414 Discovery Miles 14 140 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Business of Mining complete set of three Focus books will provide readers with a holistic all-embracing appraisal of the analytical tools available for assessing the economic viability of prospective mines. Each volume has a discrete focus. This first volume presents an overview of the mining business, followed by an analysis of project variables and risk, an overall coverage of the royalty agreements, pricing and contract systems followed by a final chapter on accounting standards and practises for the minerals industry. The books were written primarily for undergraduate applied geologists, mining engineers and extractive metallurgists and those pursuing course-based postgraduate programs in mineral economics. However, the complete series will also be an extremely useful reference text for practicing mining professionals as well as for consultant geologists, mining engineers or primary metallurgists.

Process Innovation: Enabling Change by Technology - Basic Principles and Methodology: A Management Manual and Textbook with... Process Innovation: Enabling Change by Technology - Basic Principles and Methodology: A Management Manual and Textbook with Exercises and Review Questions (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018)
Daniel R a Schallmo, Leo Brecht, Bujar Ramosaj
R1,019 R961 Discovery Miles 9 610 Save R58 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This management manual and textbook introduces the theoretical basics of process management and provides a procedural model for process innovation. The procedural model makes it possible to develop customer-oriented processes in a structured manner and to design them in order to meet changing requirements. This textbook has been recommended and developed for university courses in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This book enables readers to understand and apply the seven phase procedural model for process innovation in order to design and implement innovative processes. Exercises and review questions test understanding of the theoretically acquired knowledge.

A guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) - (Japanese version of: A guide to the Project Management... A guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) - (Japanese version of: A guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge: PMBOK guide) (Italian, Paperback, 6th ed., 2017)
Project Management Institute
R2,285 R1,714 Discovery Miles 17 140 Save R571 (25%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide ) - PMI's flagship publication has been updated to reflect the latest good practices in project management. New to the sixth edition, each knowledge area will contain a section entitled Approaches for Agile, Iterative and Adaptive Environments, describing how these practices integrate in project settings. It will also contain more emphasis on strategic and business knowledge, including discussion of project management business documentsand information on the PMI Talent Triangle and the essential skills for success in today's market.

HBR Guide to Project Management (Paperback): Harvard Business Review HBR Guide to Project Management (Paperback)
Harvard Business Review
R455 R364 Discovery Miles 3 640 Save R91 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

MEET YOUR GOALS—ON TIME AND ON BUDGET.

How do you rein in the scope of your project when you’ve got a group of demanding stakeholders breathing down your neck? And map out a schedule everyone can stick to? And motivate team members who have competing demands on their time and attention?

Whether you’re managing your first project or just tired of improvising, this guide will give you the tools and confidence you need to define smart goals, meet them, and capture lessons learned so future projects go even more smoothly.

  • The HBR Guide to Project Management will help you:
  • Build a strong, focused team
  • Break major objectives into manageable tasks
  • Create a schedule that keeps all the moving parts under control
  • Monitor progress toward your goals
  • Manage stakeholders’ expectations
  • Wrap up your project and gauge its success
Complete Guide to Digital Project Management - From Pre-Sales to Post-Production (Paperback, 1st ed.): Shailesh Kumar Shivakumar Complete Guide to Digital Project Management - From Pre-Sales to Post-Production (Paperback, 1st ed.)
Shailesh Kumar Shivakumar
R993 R784 Discovery Miles 7 840 Save R209 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Get a 360-degree view of digital project management. Learn proven best practices from case studies and real-world scenarios. A variety of project management tools, templates, models, and frameworks are covered. This book provides an in-depth view of digital project management from initiation to execution to monitoring and maintenance. Covering end-to-end topics from pre-sales to post-production, the book explores project management from various dimensions. Each core concept is complemented by case studies and real-world scenarios. The Complete Guide to Digital Project Management provides valuable tools for your use such as: Frameworks: governance, quality, knowledge transfer, root cause analysis, digital product evaluation, digital consulting, estimation Templates: estimation, staffing, resource induction, RACI Models: governance, estimation, pricing, digital maturity continuous execution, earned value management and effort forecast Metrics: project management, quality What You'll Learn Study best practices and failure scenarios in digital projects, including common challenges, recurring problem themes, and leading indicators of project failures Explore an in-depth discussion of topics related to project quality and project governance Understand Agile and Scrum practices for Agile execution See how to apply Quality Management in digital projects, including a quality strategy, a quality framework, achieving quality in various project phases, and quality best practices Be able to use proven metrics and KPIs to track, monitor, and measure project performance Discover upcoming trends and innovations in digital project management Read more than 20 real-world scenarios in digital project management with proven best practices to handle the scenarios, and a chapter on a digital transformation case study Who This Book Is For Software project managers, software program managers, account managers, software architects, lead developers, and digital enthusiasts

Advances in Project Management - Narrated Journeys in Uncharted Territory (Hardcover, New Ed): Darren Dalcher Advances in Project Management - Narrated Journeys in Uncharted Territory (Hardcover, New Ed)
Darren Dalcher; Series edited by Darren Dalcher
R2,350 Discovery Miles 23 500 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

On the evidence of the authors of Advances in Project Management: Narrated Journeys in Unchartered Territory, there is a sea change coming. That change will affect the way projects are perceived, lead and governed, particularly in the context of the wider organisation to which they belong; whether that is in the public, private or not-for-profit sectors. Many organisations have struggled to apply the traditional models of project management to their new projects in the global environment. Anecdotal and evidence-based research confirms that projects continue to fail at an alarming rate. A major part of the build-up to failure is often the lack of adequate project management knowledge and experience. Advances in Project Management covers key areas of improvement in understanding and project capability further up the management chain; amongst strategy and senior decision makers and amongst professional project and programme managers. This collection, drawn from some of the world's leading practitioners and researchers and compiled by Professor Darren Dalcher of the National Centre for Project Management, provides those people and organisations who are involved with the developments in project management with the kind of structured information, new approaches and novel perspectives that will inform their thinking and their practice and improve their decisions.

PgMP (R) Exam Practice Test and Study Guide (Paperback, 4th New edition): Ginger Levin, J. LeRoy Ward PgMP (R) Exam Practice Test and Study Guide (Paperback, 4th New edition)
Ginger Levin, J. LeRoy Ward
R1,614 Discovery Miles 16 140 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

PgMP (R) Exam Practice Test and Study Guide, Fourth Edition is the book you need to pass the Program Management Professional (PgMP (R)) exam the first time around. It reflects recent revisions based on PMI (R)'s Standard for Program Management - Third Edition (2013). Based on best practices that complement PMI (R)'s standards, this is the most comprehensive and up-to-date resource available to help you prepare for the exam with new and changed terminology. It includes a list of the major topics covered on the exam organized by the five performance domains-strategic program management, program life cycle, benefits management, stakeholder management, and governance-as presented in the Program Management Professional Examination Content Outline. It also includes helpful tips on how to make the most of the time you have available to prepare for the exam. Just like its bestselling predecessors, this indispensable study guide includes 20 multiple-choice practice questions for each domain along with a comprehensive answer key. The program life cycle domain includes 20 questions for each of the five phases. Each question also has a plainly written rationale for each correct answer with bibliographic references for further study. Two challenging, 170-question practice tests that simulate the actual exam are included in the book and online, so you can retake them as many times as necessary. They also include a rationale and reference. Scores for the online tests are presented as if each question is rated similarly, but this edition also includes a new component: the authors' own weighting system for the level of difficulty for each question. This system will show you what they feel meets the exam's criteria for Proficient, Moderately Proficient, and below Proficient. You then will see your scores by domain in both approaches. Supplying an insider's look at the questions, terminology, and sentence construction you will encounter on the day of the exam, this indispensable study tool is designed to help you pass the exam and achieve the highly sought after PgMP (R) certification.

How to Manage a Great Project - On budget. On target. On time. (Paperback, New Ed): Mike Clayton How to Manage a Great Project - On budget. On target. On time. (Paperback, New Ed)
Mike Clayton
R250 R211 Discovery Miles 2 110 Save R39 (16%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

So, you've been asked to manage a project. Not sure where to start?

Start here.

This is your ultimate one-stop, easy-going and very friendly guide to delivering any project of any size.

Even if you're a first time, never-done-it-before, newbie project manager, "How to Manage a Great Project" will get you from start to finish on budget, on target and on time.

In just eight simple steps, you'll learn to: Get things started understand the what, why, where and who of your project Plan for success co-ordinate what needs doing and who needs to do it Make it happen: get everything done - in order and on time Keep on track monitor your progress to stay in total control Wind things up: review, report and enjoy the well-earned results

"How to Manage a Great Project "is your roadmap to project perfection - first time, every time.

Executive Leadership - A Practical Guide to Managing Complexity (Paperback, New edition): Elliott Jaques, Stephen D. Clement Executive Leadership - A Practical Guide to Managing Complexity (Paperback, New edition)
Elliott Jaques, Stephen D. Clement; Foreword by Ronnie Lessem
R909 R847 Discovery Miles 8 470 Save R62 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Achieving decisive, accountable, value-adding, managerial leadership is critical to effective organizations. Jaques and Clement approach this leadership question in an entirely new way.

By clarifying the meaning of leadership within the organizational structure. they show that all managers must have leadership accountability, and that there con be no such thing as an effective manager who does not effectively discharge that accountability.

It is in this analysis of what makes for effective managerial leadership that Executive Leadership is at its most radical. Jaques and Clement reject the notion that particular groups of personality qualities and traits characterize effective leaders and instead focus on the requisite organizational structure for managerial leadership to occur.

"Executive Leadership "is a refreshingly practical approach to the development of decisive managerial leaders at all levels of the organization. It is essential reading for all concerned with organization development, leadership and human resource management.

Procurement Project Management Success - Achieving a Higher Level of Effectiveness (Hardcover): Diana Lindstrom Procurement Project Management Success - Achieving a Higher Level of Effectiveness (Hardcover)
Diana Lindstrom
R1,148 Discovery Miles 11 480 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Based on the author's real world experience during the course of her career in supply management, engineering, and as a project management professional, this unique guide demonstrates a practical and proven approach to using project management strategies, tools, and techniques to consistently create successful procurement practices that go beyond mere cost savings. Procurement Project Management Success integrates supply management best practices and processes with those applicable from the field of project management. It explains how to initiate, plan, manage, and complete both simple and complex procurement projects successfully. Through the use of scheduling, communication plans, risk management and other project management processes, these procurements satisfy stakeholders by setting expectations, continuously communicating status, and getting the best value for the dollar. This book shows project managers all the steps and processes used in procurement, and details for procurement professionals how adding and applying a few project management processes and techniques to their skill set can substantially improve both their company's results and their career opportunities.

Performance-Based Project Management: Increasing the Probability of Project Success (Hardcover): Glen B. Allenman Performance-Based Project Management: Increasing the Probability of Project Success (Hardcover)
Glen B. Allenman
R290 R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Save R51 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Projects fail to meet goals for many reasons: poor time and budget performance, failure to deal with complexity, uncontrolled changes in scope… Even the most experienced project managers can be caught off guard in the presence of these forces. Performance-Based Project Management shows readers how they can increase the probability of project success, detailing a straightforward plan for avoiding surprises, forecasting performance, identifying risk, and taking corrective action to keep a project a success.

Based on the “Five Immutable Principles of Project Success,” this book shows project leaders how to assess the business capabilities needed for a project; plan and schedule the work; determine the resources required to complete on time and on budget; identify and manage risks to success; and measure performance in units meaningful to decision makers.

Project managers will learn the core practices for each principle, as well as associated processes, so that they can lay the foundation for project success from the start. They’ll discover how each process produces “artifacts,” which provide feedback as to whether everything is going well—and if not, when and how it will be fixed.

Each practice is illustrated through examples and tailored for different levels of complexity and risk to help project managers ensure that project aren’t just done—they’re done right.

The Human Factor in Project Management (Hardcover): Denise Thompson The Human Factor in Project Management (Hardcover)
Denise Thompson
R1,534 Discovery Miles 15 340 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In the fluid world of changing business environments and variables affecting projects, a style of project management that primarily relies on maintaining the Iron Triangle, that tenuous mix of schedule, scope, and budgets, is no longer the sole path to success. Today's project management demands a focus on leadership of the kind that anticipates and embraces change, challenges the status quo, and inspires teams. Developing these skills requires a mastery of emotional intelligence, courage, critical thinking, and a desire to become a true leader dedicated to developing success. Whether you are participating in a project for the first time or you've been doing projects for decades, you know the very essence of a project is to return value that gains a competitive edge and propels the organization forward into new frontiers. Whether you believe the best results are earned through agile, waterfall, or a mix of methodologies, project leadership is the secret weapon that will maintain and grow professional relevance, knowledge, and value in today's workforce. Through a series of notable lessons in human history and behavior, The Human Factor in Project Management takes you on a journey of self-discovery to define your capabilities and gaps, while building your leadership skills. In your role as a project manager, project sponsor, product owner, or champion, the book challenges you to question the choices you make in a series of stories where you are the main character. This guide to career and personal growth forces you to look beyond the limitations of a Gantt chart, spreadsheet, or a Kanban board to evaluate the value from every tool you use and every action you take.

The Stakeholder Perspective - Relationship Management to Increase Value and Success Rates of Projects (Hardcover): Massimo... The Stakeholder Perspective - Relationship Management to Increase Value and Success Rates of Projects (Hardcover)
Massimo Pirozzi
R1,177 Discovery Miles 11 770 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Stakeholder Perspective places people at the center of both projects and project management. It gives to the project management community a helpful, innovative, stakeholder-centered approach to increase projects' delivered value and success rate. It presents a logical model also called the "Stakeholder Perspective," which acts as the reference point in a structured path to effectiveness. Starting from the analysis of a project's stakeholders, the model integrates both rational and relational innovative approaches. Its continuous focus on stakeholder requirements and expectations helps to set a proper path, and to maintain it, in order to target success and to achieve goals in a variety of projects with different size and complexity. The book presents a set of innovative and immediately applicable techniques for effective stakeholder identification and classification, as well as analysis of stakeholder requirements and expectations, key stakeholders management, stakeholder network management, and, more generally, stakeholder relationship management. The proposed stakeholder classification model consists of just four communities, each one based on the commonality of main interests and behavior. This model features an accurate and stable identification process to increase effective communication and drastic reduce relationship complexity. A systemic approach is proposed to analyze both stakeholder requirements and expectations. The approach aids in detecting otherwise unclear stakeholder requirements and/or hidden stakeholder expectations. An interactive communication model is presented along with its individual and organizational frames of reference. Also presented are relevant cues to maximize effective and purposeful communication with key stakeholders as well as with the stakeholder network. The importance of satisfying not only the project requirements but also the stakeholder expectations is demonstrated to be the critical success factor in all projects. An innovative approach based on the perceived value and key performance indicators shows how to manage different levels of project complexity. The book also defines a complete structured path to relationship effectiveness called "Relationship Management Project," which can be tailored to enhance stakeholder and communication management processes in each one of the project management process groups (i.e. initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing). The book concludes with a look ahead at Project Management X.0 and the stakeholder-centered evolution of both project and portfolio management.

Leading in Uncertain and Complex Projects - Supporting Structures for Self-Management (Paperback): Lars Marmgren, Mats... Leading in Uncertain and Complex Projects - Supporting Structures for Self-Management (Paperback)
Lars Marmgren, Mats Ragnarsson
R1,182 R928 Discovery Miles 9 280 Save R254 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Results Without Authority - Controlling a Project When the Team Doesn't Report to You (Paperback, Second Edition): Tom... Results Without Authority - Controlling a Project When the Team Doesn't Report to You (Paperback, Second Edition)
Tom Kendrick
R484 R349 Discovery Miles 3 490 Save R135 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For project managers looking to establish credibility and drive winning results, author Tom Kendrick's groundbreaking system provides the key to leading cross-functional, outsourced, and other types of teams through every stage of the project cycle. Results without Authority is the definitive book on control--teaching the three principal levels of control, including project process, influence, and metrics, among other important areas. Readers learn the surefire way to keep projects moving forward: by relying only on these factors. The book's completely updated second edition includes new information on agile methods and evolving project management tools, strategies for working with virtual teams, analytical versus "blink" decision processes, the use (and misuse) of social media in project environments, and the myth of multitasking. For project leaders lacking clear-cut authority, getting everyone on board--and keeping them there--can be a challenge. Whether you're managing small, team-level projects or major organizational initiatives, Results without Authority is the must-have guide to getting the best outcomes for your company.

Project Management for Musicians - Recordings, Concerts, Tours, Studios, and More (Paperback): Jonathan Feist Project Management for Musicians - Recordings, Concerts, Tours, Studios, and More (Paperback)
Jonathan Feist
R766 R617 Discovery Miles 6 170 Save R149 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Get organised, and take charge of your music projects! This book will help you harness your creativity into clear visions and effective work plans. Whether you are producing a recording, going on tour, developing a studio, launching a business, running a marketing campaign, creating a music curriculum, or any other project in the music industry, these road-tested strategies will help you to succeed. Music projects come in all sizes, budgets, and levels of complexity, but for any project, setting up a process for planning, executing, and monitoring your work is crucial in achieving your goals. This book will help you clarify your vision and understand the work required to complete it on time, within budget, and to your highest possible quality standard. It is a comprehensive approach, with hundreds of music industry-specific tools for keeping your work on track, mitigating risk, and reducing stress, so that you can complete your project successfully. You will learn to: develop work strategies; delegate tasks; build and manage teams; organise your project office; develop production schedules; understand and organise contracts; analyse risk; and much more.

Hands-on Project Management: Practice Your Skills With Simulation Based Training (Hardcover): Avraham Shtub, Moshe Rosenwein Hands-on Project Management: Practice Your Skills With Simulation Based Training (Hardcover)
Avraham Shtub, Moshe Rosenwein
R1,240 Discovery Miles 12 400 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Teaching project management is not an easy task. Part of the difficulty is the one-of-a-kind nature of projects. This book and the software that comes with it present a unique approach to the teaching and training of project management - an approach based on a software tool that combines an interactive, dynamic case study and a simple yet effective Project Management System. The book focuses on problems that the project manager faces in planning, monitoring and controlling projects.Together with the software, the book provides the user with the opportunity to experience complex Project Management situations, understand the situation, develop alternative ways to cope with it and select the best alternative based on rigorous analysis.

Project Management for Small Business - A Streamlined Approach from Planning to Completion (Paperback, Special ed.): Joseph... Project Management for Small Business - A Streamlined Approach from Planning to Completion (Paperback, Special ed.)
Joseph Phillips
R539 R386 Discovery Miles 3 860 Save R153 (28%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Project management can help companies become more efficient and profitable. But as a seasoned project management consultant, educator, and writer, author Joseph Phillips teaches that the how of successful project management looks different for every business. Grounded in years of his real-world experience, Project Management for Small Business introduces readers to the core principles and techniques of project management adapted and simplified to be most effective for smaller enterprises. With repeatable practices for planning, executing, and controlling projects in an environment where one team member may be wearing multiple hats, this practical how-to helps you avoid the potentially devastating effects of wasted time and materials. Among many other useful skills, you'll learn how to define project requirements and scope; create a project schedule based on resource availability; estimate and budget for project costs, identify and minimize project risks; manage workflow; communicate effectively; and control project change. Classic project management models often prove too cumbersome for smaller businesses with limited staff resources, tight budgets, and next to no time to devote to learning a complex new system. Project Management for Small Business skips the complicated theory and goes straight to the heart of what it really takes to make a project--and your business--a success.

How to Manage Project Stakeholders - Effective Strategies for Successful Large Infrastructure Projects (Hardcover): Pascal... How to Manage Project Stakeholders - Effective Strategies for Successful Large Infrastructure Projects (Hardcover)
Pascal Bohulu Mabelo
R1,254 Discovery Miles 12 540 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book outlines how to identify stakeholders, analyse theirs stakes, and plan and implement an engagement strategy to secure relevant input and dependable buy-in to assure the successful delivery of Large Infrastructure Projects. It also addresses common stakeholder management "inadequacies" and is supplemented with four extended practical exercises to help readers apply the principles to their own large, complex projects and ensure project success. The project management industry, particularly the Large Infrastructure Projects domain, has only recently awakened to the reality that failed Stakeholder Management probably leads to a failure of the project altogether. Due to the complexities involved, most traditional approaches to managing stakeholders have developed serious difficulties in dealing with large and complex projects. This book presents a Systems Thinking approach to managing stakeholders that accommodates these complexities and seeks to crystallise the notion that "managing projects means managing stakeholders", while also introducing an ethical perspective (i.e., stakeholders have legitimate rights regardless of their power to influence the project). This shifts the paradigm from "Management of Stakeholders" to "Management for Stakeholders". It is essential reading for all those involved with managing large projects including project managers, sponsors, and executives. It will also be useful for advanced students of project management and systems engineering looking to understand and expand their knowledge of infrastructure projects and Systems Engineering.

Operational Readiness - How to Achieve Successful System Deployment (Hardcover): Pascal Bohulu Mabelo Operational Readiness - How to Achieve Successful System Deployment (Hardcover)
Pascal Bohulu Mabelo
R1,254 Discovery Miles 12 540 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book offers a guide on how to prepare business and operational environments to safely receive and effectively utilise systems (i.e., products of projects) to prevent successfully completed systems from failing to add value to their intended environment. It is supplemented with four extended practical exercises to help readers apply the principles to their own large, complex projects and ensure project success. Operational Readiness remains one of the least developed practices of both Project Management (PM) and Systems Engineering (SE). As a result, satisfactorily completed "systems" (e.g., satellites, aircrafts, mine shafts, power plants, road and rail networks, hospitals, and schools), completed on time, on budget, and to specification, are often failing to add value by providing improvements in their intended operational environment. In numerous cases, System Deployment is also accompanied by adverse and detrimental effects on the business and operational environments, and at times on the broader environment (e.g., persistent pollution, negative economic externalities, exacerbation of social ills such as deprivation and crime). In this book, the author discusses both the process and challenges of deploying the product into its intended operational environment and offers guidance to enable organisations to benefit from a holistic framework for Operational Readiness. This forward-thinking book is essential reading for all those involved with managing large projects including project managers, sponsors, and executives. It will also be useful for advanced students of Project Management and Systems Engineering looking to understand and expand their knowledge of Operational Readiness, infrastructure projects, and systems deployment.

Systems Thinking for a Turbulent World - A Search for New Perspectives (Hardcover): Anthony Hodgson Systems Thinking for a Turbulent World - A Search for New Perspectives (Hardcover)
Anthony Hodgson
R2,977 Discovery Miles 29 770 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Systems Thinking for a Turbulent World will help practitioners in any field of change engage more effectively in transformative innovation. Such innovation addresses the paradigm shift needed to meet the diverse unfolding global challenges facing us today, often summed up as the Anthropocene. Fragmentation of local and global societies is escalating, and this is aggravating vicious cycles. To heal the rifts, we need to reintroduce the human element into our understandings - whether the context is civic or scientific - and strengthen truth-seeking in decision-making. Aided by appropriate concepts and methods, this healing will enable a switch from reaction to anticipation, even in the face of discontinuous change and high uncertainty. The outcome is to privilege the positive human skills for collaborative navigation through uncertainty over the disjointed rationality of mechanism and artificial intelligence, which increasingly alienates us. The reader in search of new ways of thinking will be introduced to concepts new to systems thinking that integrate systems thinking and futures thinking. The concept of anticipatory present moment (APM) serves as a basis for learning the cognitive skills that better enable navigation through turbulent times. A key personal and team practice is participative repatterning, which is the basis for transformative innovation. This practice is aided by new methods of visual facilitation. The reader is guided through the unfolding of the ideas and practices with a narrative based on the metaphor of search portrayed in the tradition of ox herding, found in traditional Far Eastern consciousness practice.

The Commercial Project Manager (Paperback): Rodney Turner The Commercial Project Manager (Paperback)
Rodney Turner
R1,004 R932 Discovery Miles 9 320 Save R72 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
The Standard for Risk Management in Portfolios, Programs, and Projects (Paperback, None ed.): Project Management Institute The Standard for Risk Management in Portfolios, Programs, and Projects (Paperback, None ed.)
Project Management Institute
R1,688 R1,264 Discovery Miles 12 640 Save R424 (25%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Standard for Risk Management in Portfolios, Programs, and Projects is an update and expansion upon PMI's popular reference, The Practice Standard for Project Risk Management. Risk Management addresses the fact that certain events or conditions-whether expected or unforeseeable during the planning process-may occur with impacts on project, program, and portfolio objectives. These impacts can be positive or negative and may cause deviation from the intended objectives. Risk Management processes allow for the consideration of events that may or may not happen by describing them in terms of likelihood of occurrence and possible impact. This standard will: Identify the core principles for risk management Describe the fundamentals of risk management and the environment within which it is carried out Define the risk management life cycle, and Apply risk management principles to the portfolio, program, and project domains within the context of an enterprise risk management approach The standard focuses on the "what" of risk management (i.e., the key considerations for effective risk management). It is primarily written for portfolio, program, and project managers, but is a useful tool for leaders in risk management, business consumers of risk management, and other stakeholders of the portfolio, program, and project management professions.

Rescue the Problem Project - A Complete Guide to Identifying, Preventing, and Recovering from Project Failure (Paperback,... Rescue the Problem Project - A Complete Guide to Identifying, Preventing, and Recovering from Project Failure (Paperback, Special Ed.)
Todd Williams, Tom Kendrick
R615 R399 Discovery Miles 3 990 Save R216 (35%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Turnaround specialist Todd Williams has worked with dozens of companies in multiple industries to help them bring projects back from the brink of disaster. Now, in a market full of how-tos on the task of running a project, this one-of-a-kind guide provides project managers, executives, and customers alike with an in-depth start-to-finish process that ensure win-win-win solutions when things go awry. Readers will learn: techniques for identifying the root causes of problems; steps for putting projects back on track--including auditing the project, analyzing the data, negotiating the solution, and executing a new plan; and guidelines for avoiding problems in the future.When projects are failing, rather than pointing fingers at the project team or responding emotionally, what is needed is an objective process for accurately assessing the problem and mapping a clear plan of action to fix it. With nearly seventy real-world examples of what works, what doesn't, and why, Rescue the Problem Project offers the tools you need to ensure your project is one of the select few to experience major success.

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