Strategic Planning for Project Management Using a Project Management Maturity Model

Author: Harold Kerzner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 047143664X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"It has often been said that 'to improve, one must be prepared to measure the improvement' and 'one must inspect what one expects.' The Kerzner Project Management Maturity Model has provided this tangible measure of maturity. The rest is up to a company to set the expectations and to inspect the results."--Bill Marshall, Nortel Global Project Process Standards (from the Foreword) Strategic planning for project management-a proven model for assessment and continuous improvement Harold Kerzner's landmark Project Management has long been the reference of choice for outstanding coverage of the basic principles and concepts of project management. Now, with the Project Management Maturity Model (PMMM) detailed in this new book, Kerzner has developed a unique, industry-validated tool for helping companies assess their progress in integrating project management throughout their organization. Strategic Planning for Project Management Using a Project Management Maturity Model begins by examining the principles of strategic planning and how they relate to project management. The second part of the book introduces the PMMM, detailing the five different levels of development for achieving maturity, along with benchmarking instruments for measuring an organization's progress along the maturity curve. These assessment tools can easily be customized to suit individual companies-a particularly valuable feature of the model. Offering vital guidance for making project management a strategic tool for competitive advantage, this book helps managers, engineers, project team members, business consultants, and others build a powerful foundation for company improvement and excellence.

Using the Project Management Maturity Model

Author: Harold Kerzner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118000315
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Updated for today's businesses-a proven model FOR assessment and ongoing improvement Using the Project Management Maturity Model, Second Edition is the updated edition of Harold Kerzner's renowned book covering his Project Management Maturity Model (PMMM). In this hands-on book, Kerzner offers a unique, industry-validated tool for helping companies of all sizes assess and improve their progress in integrating project management into every part of their organizations. Conveniently organized into two sections, this Second Edition begins with an examination of strategic planning principles and the ways they relate to project management. In the second section, PMMM is introduced with in-depth coverage of the five different levels of development for achieving maturity. Easily adaptable benchmarking instruments for measuring an organization's progress along the maturity curve make this a practical guide for any type of company. Complete with an associated Web site packed with both teaching and learning tools, Using the Project Management Maturity Model, Second Edition helps managers, engineers, project team members, business consultants, and others build a powerful foundation for company improvement and excellence.

Project Management Maturity Model Third Edition

Author: J. Kent Crawford
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1482255448
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Following in the tradition of its bestselling predecessors, Project Management Maturity Model, Third Edition provides a roadmap for improving project success and boosting organizational performance. This edition presents new and revised material based on the Project Management Institute’s (PMI’s) A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Fifth Edition (PMBOK® Guide). Chapters are based on the 10 knowledge areas specified in PMI’s standard. A cornerstone of the author’s organization, PM Solutions, has been the Project Management Maturity Model (PMMMSM). This book fully describes the model to provide you with a comprehensive tool to improve your organization’s project management practices. The book covers the areas critical to organizational improvement, including the project management office, management oversight, and professional development. After reading this book, you will understand how to: Determine the maturity of your organization’s project management processes and use that information to address business needs Map a logical path to organization-wide process improvement Set priorities for short-term process improvement Assess the need for a project management office Track progress against your project management improvement plan Build and sustain a culture of project management excellence The book provides you with a conceptual framework to optimize specific project management processes and boost the capabilities of your organization. It presents best practices for determining portfolio maturity, setting short-term priorities, improving portfolio management processes, and tracking progress. It also includes a checklist for assessing your organization’s project management maturity as well as an updated version of PM Solutions’ Project Portfolio Management Maturity Model.

The Strategic Project Office

Author: J. Kent Crawford
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420028942
Format: PDF, ePub
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Describing the initiation, design, execution, and control of a strategic project office, this book provides step-by-step instructions for establishing a PMO. The author emphasizes cost management, cultural change, risk assessment, resource allocation, and skills tracking to increase project value, organizational efficiency, and productivity. He explores various aspects relating to planning and implementing the strategic project office, and concludes by considering how to change the organizational culture to match the new organization. Concise and easy, the book covers the many pitfalls and minefields and provide strategies to avoid them.

Project Management

Author: David Cleland
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071777083
Format: PDF, Docs
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Today's Most Effective Guide for Applying Project Management to Implement Organizational Strategies -- Now Updated and Expanded! Project Management: Strategic Design and Implementation delivers complete guidance on applying the theory, processes, practices, and techniques of project management to support strategic planning. Written by two world-renowned project management leaders, this new edition presents the latest methods for using flexible teams to implement organizational strategies -- especially changes to products, services, and processes. Designed for use in both large and small organizations, this updated classic ranges from the project management process...to project planning, monitoring, evaluation, and control...to continuous improvement through projects. This resource offers new material on project portfolio management, earned value, project management maturity, nontraditional teams, project partnering, project management outsourcing, and much more. The Fifth edition of Project Management: Strategic Design and Implementation features: Detailed coverage of all advances in project management theory and practice Helpful sections added to each chapter, including chapter summary, additional sources of information, discussion questions, project management principles, case study, assignment, and checklist Updated examples and exercises on key project management topics A larger format with sidebars to highlight major issues This new material: chapters on "The Evolution of Project Management" and "Successful Project Teams" Inside this Updated PM Classic: Introduction to Project Management * The Strategic Context of Projects * Organizational Design for Project Management * Project Operations * Interpersonal Dynamics in the Management of Projects * The Cultural Elements * New Uses of Teams

The Power of Enterprise wide Project Management

Author: Dennis Bolles
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 9780814474044
Format: PDF
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"Project management is renowned for streamlining processes and keeping initiatives on track in a wide array of industries. Executives in the most forward-thinking businesses are taking project management beyond specific projects in manufacturing, product development, and IT, and adopting its powerful methods company-wide. But there is a challenge to keeping all the many teams, departments, and divisions aligned with larger organizational goals. That's where the Enterprise Project Management Office, or EPMO, comes in. This book describes in detail the four key functions, also known as the Four Pillars of the EPMO House of Excellence, that are crucial to building an effective Enterprise Project Management Office: Authorization, Standardization, Education, and Execution. In addition to start-to-finish methodologies, the book offers an invaluable selection of forms, templates, figures, and other tools to guide businesses in taking project management company-wide."

Project Management Maturity Model

Author: J. Kent Crawford
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780585425078
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Project Management Maturity Model: Providing a Proven Path to Project Management Excellence offers effective strategies for the implementation of efficient project management systems for increased levels of organizational maturity, time and cost conservation, quality assurance, and project success. It details areas critical to organizational improvement such as the project office, management oversight, professional development, risk assessment, and streamlining processes. Summarizing methods to identify, analyze, and control factors affecting project quality and scheduling, Project Management Maturity Model supplies descriptions of the component qualities and characteristics of each layer of the maturity level, techniques to build a culture of project management excellence, an industry-wide benchmarking survey of project management maturity, a logical path to improve organizational processes, tools to measure company progress, a set of priorities for short-term improvement actions, and more.

Project Management 2 0

Author: Harold Kerzner
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118991257
Format: PDF, ePub
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Get connected and improve outcomes with a more modern approach to project management Project Management 2.0 tackles the new emerging approach and toolset for practicing project management in a virtual world. Author Harold Kerzner is recognized as the thought leader in project management, and in this book, he shows how PM 2.0 offers better outcomes with a focus on new tools, better governance, improved collaboration, and more meaningful reporting using KPIs, metrics, and dashboards. This full color guide explores the impact PM 2.0 changes are having on organizations around the world, and provides a detailed comparison with PM 1.0 to help practitioners adopt new techniques and tools to use within their existing project management approach. At its core, PM 2.0 recognizes that a new generation of workers grew up in a Web 2.0 world of web-based project management tools that allow virtual or distributed teams to work together much more closely than in the past. Advances in technology and information flow have shown that traditional project management techniques are ineffective for many of today's projects. This book offers an alternative with PM 2.0, an updated approach that aligns more closely with the modern workflow. Discover the new project management tools that are changing the workflow Learn how to improve collaboration with stakeholders Explore new ideas and processes for better project governance Achieve more meaningful information reporting with traditional tools Project management is an integral component of successful business operations. With today's technology, teams are no longer limited by distance or time zones – so why are they being managed with approaches that are? This book provides a framework more relevant to the way people work today. For the project manager looking to increase efficiency and improve outcomes, Project Management 2.0 provides the information and tools that can make it happen.

Fundamentals of Program Management

Author: Motoh Shimizu
Publisher: Project Management Institute
ISBN: 193558992X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Fundamentals of Program Management: Strategic Program Bootstrapping for Business Innovation and Change deals with this issue in a new and innovative way. The book is a core subset of a larger, highly successful book previously published in Japan. Its purpose is to provide a linkage between strategy and project management through programs, and to offer a framework for integrating strategy, programs, and projects. To date, this critical linkage has not been well understood and has usually been left to the personal knowledge and expertise of project managers engaged in actual tasks.

Managing the Unknown

Author: Christoph H. Loch
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118276825
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Managing the Unknown offers a new way of looking at the problem of managing projects in novel and unknown environments. From Europe's leading business school, this book shows how to manage two fundamental approaches that, in combination, offer the possibility of coping with unforeseen influences that inevitably arise in novel projects: * Trial-and-Error Learning allows for redefining the plan and the project as the project unfolds * Selectionism pursues multiple, independent trials in order to pick the best one at the end Managing the Unknown offers expert guidelines to the specific project mindsets, infrastructures, and management methods required to use these project management approaches and achieve success in spite of unforeseen obstacles. This book equips readers with: * Causal explanations of why unforeseeable factors in novel projects make traditional project planning and project risk management insufficient * Directly applicable management tools that help managers to guide novel and high-uncertainty projects * Real-world case studies of both successful and unsuccessful approaches to managing high uncertainty in novel projects