This book offers a more robust approach to project management — one that recognizes the project environment and adapts accordingly. This resource first introduces you to the tools, templates, and processes that you'll need in your toolkit. You'll then explore five different project management life cycle (PMLC) models for managing a project: Linear, Incremental, Iterative, Adaptive, and Extreme. Along the way, you'll find step-by-step guidance on how to apply each technique. All of this provides the reader with a more complete understanding of how to successfully complete projects on time and within budget.
Among other things, this books shows how to: Apply all nine Knowledge Areas defined in PMI’s PMBOK® Guide; Establish project management life cycles and strategies; Decide the best method for managing specific types of projects; Select and use best-of-breed project management tools and templates for each management task; Utilize the Project Support Office, Project Portfolio Management, and Continuous Process Improvement programs; Prevent projects from becoming distressed and create effective intervention strategies; and Manage multiple team projects by integrating the tools, templates, and processes into a single team.
Robert K. Wysocki, PhD, has over 40 years of experience as a project management consultant and trainer, information systems manager, systems and management consultant, author, training developer, and provider. He is the founder of Enterprise Information Insights, Inc., a project management consulting and training practice. Wysocki has written 17 books on project management and information systems management.
According to PMForum’s Managing Editor David Pells, “This is one of Wiley’s leading title over the last few years, a real blockbuster textbook on various aspects of managing projects. It should make a great addition to any project manager’s library.”
Effective Project Management, 5th Edition; by Robert K. Wysocki; published by John Wiley & Sons; ISBN 978-0-470-42367-
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