Project Benefits Management Linking projects to the Business

Project Benefits Management  Linking projects to the Business
Author: Trish Melton,Jim Yates,Peter Iles-Smith
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2011-04-08
ISBN: 008055766X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Project Benefits Management Linking projects to the Business Book Excerpt:

Successful projects are the basis for the business many successful organisations, but many professionals lack the basic skills required to manage projects successfully. This book shows how to maximise the outcomes of projects and to ensure that the benefits arising from projects -- large or small -- are fully realized by the business. This key outcome can be easily overlooked or sidelined by the need to keep projects on track. Visually lead, to the point, with case studies and best practice guidelines throughout, the hard-won real world experience found in this book makes it a powerful PM resource for anyone involved in project management. Links project management to business goals for career project managers and those involved with project intermittently Focuses on the needs of engineering, industrial and process projects

Project Benefits Management

Project Benefits Management
Author: Trish Melton,Peter Iles-Smith,Jim Yates,James W. Yates
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9780750684774
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Project Benefits Management Book Excerpt:

Successful projects are the basis for a successful company, but many professionals lack the basic skills required to manage projects successfully. The Project Management Toolkit guides readers through each of the four key life-cycle stages that lead to effective project management. Focussed on successful project delivery in the engineering, industrial and process sectors, the books are aligned to the standard PMP (Project Management Professional) body of knowledge from the PMI and APM project management organisations and develop the PM knowledge that career project managers and those who only intermittently lead projects will be expected to use. The books tailor these tools to meet the particular challenges faced in these sectors, which can vary considerably from the needs of the IT, customer or financial services projects that are routinely covered in other guides. Each book can be used as a stand alone guide or be combined to provide a complete and powerful PM resource. • Get up and running on your project quickly and effectively: books focus one step at a time on the needs of engineering, industrial and process projects for career project managers and those involved with project intermittently • Practical, hands-on guides for those tasked with capital, product development or operational projects, aligned with the industry-standard PMP body of knowledge • Accompanied by online project planning and delivery tools, templates, workflow organizers and data sheets, plus check-lists, case studies and copious expert know-how

Benefits Management

Benefits Management
Author: John Ward,Elizabeth Daniel
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2012-10-04
ISBN: 1119993261
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Benefits Management Book Excerpt:

The second edition of Benefits Management has been updated with current examples, further insights from experience and recent research. It shows how the enduring challenges achieving business value from information systems and technology projects can be addressed successfully. The approach, which is synthesized from best practices, sound theories and proven techniques from a range of management disciplines, is exemplified from the authors' extensive experience of working with a wide range of organizations. The book includes examples from a wide variety of projects including non-IT projects. The book is written in an accessible style, ideal for practicing managers, and includes check lists and templates for using the processes, tools and techniques and real-life case studies of their application and impacts. The book now also includes: International survey results that reinforce the importance of the topic, the key management issues and evidence of how the more successful organizations' practices are closely aligned with those described in the book. A Benefits Management Maturity diagnostic which enables organizations to understand the reasons for their current investment success levels and then how to increase them. Discussion of the role and contribution Project Management Offices (PMOs): how they can improve the delivery of value IT projects. Further practical advice and guidance on Program and Portfolio Management, including findings from the authors’ recent research in several large organizations.

Implementing Project and Program Benefit Management

Implementing Project and Program Benefit Management
Author: Kenn Dolan
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 279
Release: 2018-12-07
ISBN: 042962767X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Implementing Project and Program Benefit Management Book Excerpt:

One of the most difficult, yet important, questions regarding projects is "What advantages will this project create for the investors and key stakeholders?" Projects and programs should be treated as investments. This means that the focus of projects shifts from delivering within the triple constraints (time–cost–quality) towards some of the more fundamental questions: What is the purpose of this investment? What are the specific advantages expected? Are these benefits worth the investment? Implementing Project and Program Benefit Management is written for executives and practitioners within the portfolio, program, and project environment. It guides them through the important work that must be addressed as the investment progresses towards the realization of benefits. The processes discussed cover the strategic elements of benefits realization as well as the more detailed requirements, which are the domain of the program delivery teams and the operational users. Using real cases to explain complex situations, operational teams and wider groups of stakeholders, including communities affected by infrastructure projects, will be able to engage in the conversation with the sponsors and delivery teams. Covering an area of program and project management that is rapidly becoming more widely valued, this book blends theory with practical experience to present a clear process flow to managing the benefits life cycle. Best practices are defined, and pitfalls and traps are identified to enable practitioners to apply rigor and structure to this crucial discipline.

Benefits Realisation

Benefits Realisation
Author: Rasmus Rytter
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2022-04-25
ISBN: 1119859786
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Benefits Realisation Book Excerpt:

Realise the full benefits potential from your change projects For most managers in steering committees of PMOs (Project Management Office) most projects are costly in both time and money, and they often only reach a fraction of the expected benefits. In Benefits Realisation: The Change-Driven Approach to Project Success, renowned benefits realisation expert, speaker, and consultant Rasmus Rytter introduces a new approach to change projects where benefits realisation defines the design of the project and how it’s led. Once the project’s benefits have been defined, the key question for the project to answer is: ‘How might we help our colleagues change their behaviour? Thus, identifying behavioural change as the key driver of benefit realisation. Step by step, the book guides you on how to approach both benefit realisation and behavioural change, as well as explain how it builds on the project and portfolio practices (or SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework)) you are already using. Benefits Realisation also offers: Elaborate real-life case studies and examples that show the application of the new approach to benefits realisation and change on different projects Easy to use posters, playbooks, and facilitation guides for the most important activities and workshops Effective strategies for using benefits realisation to minimise project cost Compelling possibilities for executives to make far better strategic prioritization decisions based on credible data for project benefits and the real cost of change Perfect for project managers, change managers, PMO professionals, and managers using agile frameworks, Benefits Realisation will also earn a place in the libraries of executives and other business leaders at all levels of your organisation.

Strategic Project Management

Strategic Project Management
Author: Corlane Barclay,Kweku-Muata Osei-Bryson
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 367
Release: 2015-08-18
ISBN: 1482225131
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strategic Project Management Book Excerpt:

Based on expert practitioners contributions from across the globe including Brazil, Jamaica, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, Strategic Project Management: Contemporary Issues and Strategies for Developing Economies offers modern experiences, best practices, and tools for individuals and teams working in pro

Project Portfolio Management Strategies for Effective Organizational Operations

Project Portfolio Management Strategies for Effective Organizational Operations
Author: Romano, Luca
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2017-01-30
ISBN: 1522521526
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Project Portfolio Management Strategies for Effective Organizational Operations Book Excerpt:

Continuous improvements in project portfolio management have allowed for optimized strategic planning and business process improvement. This not only leads to more streamlined processes, methods, and technologies, but it increases the overall productivity of companies. Project Portfolio Management Strategies for Effective Organizational Operations is a key resource on the latest advances and research regarding strategic initiatives for portfolio and program management. Highlighting multidisciplinary studies on value creation, portfolio governance and communication, and integrated circular models, this publication is an ideal reference source for professionals, researchers, business managers, consultants, and university students in economics, management, and engineering.

The Practice and Theory of Project Management

The Practice and Theory of Project Management
Author: Richard Newton
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-11-05
ISBN: 1137143142
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Practice and Theory of Project Management Book Excerpt:

Managing projects, a prominent feature of working life, inevitably involves change at some level. Even though successful project management depends on organisational change, textbooks often fail to recognise this symbiotic nature. This book offers students a practical understanding of the strategic and organisational role of projects.

Construction Project Management

Construction Project Management
Author: Peter Fewings,Christian Henjewele
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2019-03-21
ISBN: 1351122029
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Construction Project Management Book Excerpt:

Construction Project Management: An Integrated Approach is a management approach to leading projects and the effective choice and use of project management tools and techniques. It seeks to push the boundaries of project management to take on board future needs and user issues. Integration of the construction project, meaning closer relations between the project team, the supply chain and the client, is long overdue; however, despite some signs of growth in this area, the industry nonetheless remains fragmented in its approach. The role of the project manager is to integrate diverse interests and unify objectives to achieve a common goal. This has now broadened to include a responsibility, on the parts of both client and team, to ensure that construction addresses current and future societal needs. From an economic perspective, a great deal of waste is connected with conflict, thus a holistic approach that increases the efficiency and effectiveness of the task at hand will inject energy into project management. This third edition now takes on board the impact of technology in building information modelling and other digitised technologies such as artificial intelligence. Together, they open up avenues for more direct and incisive action to test creative design, manufacture directly and communicate spontaneously and intuitively. In time, such technologies will change the role of project managers but will never take away their responsibility to be passionate about construction and to integrate the team. A new chapter has been added that considers future societal needs. This edition is also reordered to make the project life cycle and process chapters clearer. This book combines best practice in construction with the theories underpinning project management and presents a wealth of practical case studies – many new. It focuses on all construction disciplines that may manage projects. The book is of unique value to students in the later years of undergraduate courses and those on specialist postgraduate courses in project management and also for practitioners in all disciplines and clients who have experienced the frustration caused by the fragmentation of construction projects.

Program Management

Program Management
Author: Michel Thiry
Publsiher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9780566088827
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Program Management Book Excerpt:

Based on practical applications of Program Management in different countries, as well as the leading standards, this book reflects the most recent developments in the area. It offers an understanding of program management's connection to business strategy and value realisation, beyond multiple-project management. Additionally it emphasizes the need for program specific processes, based on an iterative life cycle and the management of multiple stakeholders and their expected benefits.The book is grounded in a robust theoretical framework, complemented by a number of case studies.

Managing Project Delivery Maintaining Control and Achieving Success

Managing Project Delivery  Maintaining Control and Achieving Success
Author: Trish Melton
Publsiher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2008-12-15
ISBN: 9780080559063
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Managing Project Delivery Maintaining Control and Achieving Success Book Excerpt:

A practical handbook for career project managers and those involved intermittently with projects throughout their career. Brief and visually led, Managing Project Delivery gets to the point, giving you the knowledge and confidence to manage project benefits and increase the certainty of success. Focused on the needs of engineering and technical Project Managers, but generic enough to support projects in other areas such as business change, IT and product development. Supported by downloadable on-line project benefits management tool templates that enable the techniques developed in the book to be applied in practice. Comprehensive real world case studies demonstrate the use of tools. Successful projects are the basis for the business many successful organisations, but many professionals lack the basic skills required to manage projects successfully. This book shows how to maximise the outcomes of projects and to ensure that the benefits arising from projects -- large or small -- are fully realized by the business. This key outcome can be easily overlooked or sidelined by the need to keep projects on track. Managing Project Delivery provides simple yet powerful tools to ensure that projects deliver on their goals in a controlled and accountable manner. It is the first of four project management titles that separately build skills and together provide a powerful project management resource. * A practical handbook for career project managers and those involved intermittently with projects throughout their career. * Brief and visually led, Managing Project Delivery gets to the point, giving you the knowledge and confidence to deliver projects and increase the certainty of success. * Focused on the needs of both engineering and technical Project Managers, but generic enough to support projects in other areas such as business change, IT and product development. * Supported by downloadable on-line project delivery tool templates that enable the techniques developed in the book to be applied in practice. * Comprehensive real world case studies demonstrate the use of tools. * Project delivery is the third stage of the project lifecycle. This book shows how to maintain control and forecast the project outcome. Provides expert advice, tried-and-tested techniques and a delivery toolkit to address: • Business alignment • Value delivery • Control and forecasting

Benefits Realization Management

Benefits Realization Management
Author: Carlos Eduardo Martins Serra
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2016-10-14
ISBN: 1315352338
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Benefits Realization Management Book Excerpt:

Benefits realization management (BRM) is a key part of governance, because it supports the strategic creation of value and provides the correct level of prioritization and executive support to the correct initiatives. Because of its relevance to the governance process, BRM has a strong influence over project success and is a link between strategic planning and strategy execution. This book guides portfolio, program, and project managers through the process of benefits realization management so they can maximize business value. It discusses why and how programs and projects are expected to enable value creation, and it explains the role of BRM in value creation. The book provides a flexible framework for: Translating business strategy drivers into expected benefits and explains the subsequent composition of a program and project portfolio that can realize expected benefits Planning the benefits realization expected from programs and projects and then making it happen Keeping programs and projects on track Reviewing and evaluating the benefits achieved or expected against the original baselines and the current expectations. To help project, program, and portfolio managers on their BRM journey, as well as to support business managers in executing business strategies, the book identifies key organizational responsibilities and roles involved in BRM practices, and it provides a simple reference that can be mapped against any organizational structure. A detailed and comprehensive case study illustrates each phase of the BRM framework as it links business strategy to project work, benefits, and business value. Each chapter ends with a series questions that provide a BRM self-assessment. The book concludes with a set of templates and detailed instructions to ensure successful deployment of BRM.

Project Management Interview Questions and Answers

Project Management Interview Questions and Answers
Author: Arshad Iqbal
Publsiher: Bushra Arshad
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2022
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Project Management Interview Questions and Answers Book Excerpt:

Project Management Interview Questions and Answers PDF: Self-Learning Notes with Textbook Trivia Terms, Definitions & Explanations (Management Quick Study Guide & Self Teaching Notes) covers revision notes from class notes & textbooks. Project Management Interview Questions Book PDF covers chapters' short notes with concepts, definitions and explanations for BBA, MBA exams. Project Management Self Learning Notes PDF provides a general course review for subjective exam, job's interview, and test preparation. Project management quick study guide PDF download with abbreviations, terminology, and explanations is a revision guide for students' learning. Project Management Trivia Terms PDF book download with free sample covers exam course material terms for distance learning and certification. Project management Definitions PDF book download covers subjective course terms for college and high school exam's prep. Project Management Interview Questions and Answers PDF book with glossary terms assists students in tutorials, quizzes, viva and to answer a question in an interview for jobs. Project management Self Teaching Notes PDF download covers terminology with definition and explanation for quick learning. Project Management Revision Notes PDF with definitions covered in this quick study guide includes: Conflict Management Notes Controlling Time, Cost, and Scope Notes Defining the Project Notes Estimating the Activities Notes Evaluating and Reporting On Project Performance Notes Learning Curves Notes Management Functions Notes Management of Your Time and Stress Notes Managing Crisis Projects Notes Modern Developments in Project Management Notes Network Scheduling Techniques Notes Organizational Structures Notes Organizing and Staffing the Project Office and Team Notes Planning the Activities Notes Preparing a Project Plan Notes Pricing and Estimating Notes Project Graphics Notes Project Management Growth Notes Quality Management Notes Risk Management Notes Business of Scope Changes Notes Variables for Success Notes Trade-Off Analysis in a Project Environment Notes Transition to Execution Notes Understanding Project Management Notes Working with Executives Notes Project management interview book PDF covers terms, definitions, and explanations: Ability to Develop People, Ability to Handle Stress, Acceptance Sampling, Accessibility, Accommodating or Smoothing, Accountability, Activity Attributes, Activity in the Box, Activity on Arrow, Activity, Actual Cost, Administrative Skills, Advertising, Affinity Diagram, Agile Approach, Agile Release Planning, Ambiguity Risk, Analogous Estimating, Appraisal Costs, Approved Supplier, As Late as Possible Schedule, As Soon as Possible Schedule, Assumption and Constraint Analysis, Assumption Log, Audit, Authority, Autocratic Decision Making, Avoiding or Withdrawing, and Award Cycle. Project management interview book PDF covers terms, definitions, and explanations: Base line Plan, Basic Sender Receiver Communication Model, Behavioral School of Management, Being Tired, Benchmarking, Best and Final Offer (BAFO), Bid and No-Bid Decision, Bid Document, Bidder Conference, Bottom-Up Estimating, Brain Writing, Brainstorming, Budget at Completion, Budgeting and Cost Management Feature, Burned out, and Business Value. Project management interview book PDF covers terms, definitions, and explanations: Capital Budgeting, Capital Rationing, Cash Flow Management, Cause and Effect Diagram, Change Management Plan, Change Request, Charismatic Leadership, Check Sheet, Checklist, Classical School of Management, Closing Process Group, Closing Project or Phase, Collaborating or Confrontin and Problem Solving, Collaborative Communication Tools, Colocation, Committed Cost, Committee Sponsorship, Common Cause Variation, Communication Model, Communication Requirements Analysis, Communication Skills, Communication Styles Assessment, Communication Technology, Communication, Communications Management Plan, Communications Management, and Competency Model. Project management interview book PDF covers terms, definitions, and explanations: Manageability, Management Elements, Management Review, Management Section of a Proposal, Management Systems School, Managing Change, Managing Communication, Managing Project Knowledge, Managing Quality, Managing Stakeholder Engagement, Managing Team, Mandatory Dependencies, Manufacturing Break, Market Research, Master Production Schedule, Matrix Diagram, Matrix Layering, Matrix Project, Matrix-Type Organization, Maturity, Meeting, Milestone List, Mind Mapping, Monitoring and Controlling Process Group, Monitoring and Controlling Project Work, Monitoring Communication, Monitoring Stakeholder Engagement, Monte Carlo Process, Most Likely Time, Motivation, and Multi Criteria Decision Analysis. And many more terms and abbreviations!

Project Management for Performance Improvement Teams

Project Management for Performance Improvement Teams
Author: William S. Ruggles,H. James Harrington
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2018-03-09
ISBN: 1351643967
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Project Management for Performance Improvement Teams Book Excerpt:

Project Management for Performance Improvement Teams (or, PM4PITs, for short) provides practical guidance based on innovative concepts for project teams -- especially Performance Improvement Teams (PITs)—and their Project Managers on how to successfully complete individual projects and programs using an ingenious and scalable framework based on an innovative foundation fusing together elements of Project Management, Innovation Management, and Continual Improvement. This book lays out how Project and Program Managers and their teams can "do those right projects the right way," one project at a time. It details what continual improvement, change, and innovation are, why they are so important, and how they apply to performance improvement—both incremental and transformative. The authors examine the four types of work and workforce management in organizations, Strategic, Operations, Projects, and Crises, using four common comparative variables: Proactive/Preventive versus Reactive/Corrective, Temporary/Unique versus Ongoing/Repetitive, Innovative versus Maintaining the Status Quo, and Schedule Focus: Fiscal Year versus Short Term versus Long Term. These comparisons set the stage for the uniqueness of the third type: Projects (and Programs) that are fundamentally change-driven.

Project Benefit Realisation and Project Management

Project Benefit Realisation and Project Management
Author: Raymond C. Young,Vedran Zerjav
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2021-09-20
ISBN: 1119367883
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Project Benefit Realisation and Project Management Book Excerpt:

PROJECT BENEFIT REALISATION AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT Dispels the confusion between project management success and project success, showing how project sponsors can govern their projects to succeed in delivering the strategic benefits originally envisaged Project management success does not automatically lead to project success. Many large projects fail to live up to expectations, with between half and two-thirds of large projects either failing to deliver or delivering few strategic benefits. Traditional project management resources focus on delivering a project on time and on budget, yet they fail to supply top managers, many of whom find themselves in the role of accidental project sponsors, with guidance on how to govern their projects to succeed. Project Benefit Realisation and Project Management: The 6Q Governance Approach bridges the strategy to performance gap by providing boards, senior managers and project sponsors with the six critical questions necessary to diagnose the health of any project. Presenting a systematic framework developed from research cases of successful and unsuccessful projects in various types of organisations, this practical guide enables those in top management to determine if their strategy or policy is on track and to assess whether a project is likely to deliver the expected benefits. The text features real-world examples illustrating how concepts can be applied to different types of projects in engineering, construction, information technology, business transformation and many others. This must-have guide is designed to help top managers and other stakeholders: Clarify the link between business outcomes, benefits, and strategy to evaluate where effort should be directed Assess how much behavioural change is required to effectively implement strategy and realise desired benefits Select a project sponsor committed to influencing key stakeholders to make necessary changes and intercede to resolve issues as they arise Establish how success will be measured before a project begins, to gauge sponsor commitment and ensure project goals are not changed to match whatever is achieved Ask if the right culture is in place to ensure all relevant information is being reported Determine teams’ ability to adapt and change plans in response to issues arising in the project Monitor if the project is on track to realising the benefits and have a process in place to cancel failing projects Project Benefit Realisation and Project Management: The 6Q Governance Approach is an indispensable volume for board members, project sponsors, project advisors and those in senior positions who find themselves in the role of accidental project sponsors.

Realizing Strategy through Projects The Executive s Guide

Realizing Strategy through Projects  The Executive s Guide
Author: Carl Marnewick
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2018-01-02
ISBN: 131530385X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Realizing Strategy through Projects The Executive s Guide Book Excerpt:

Executives should not necessarily know the intricacies of project management, but they should know how project management, as a discipline, can benefit the organization in implementing its strategies and realizing its vision. The only way that executives can effectively apply project management to realize these goals is to have sound knowledge of the project management discipline. The purpose of this book is to provide executives with a comprehensive overview of the discipline of project management. It focuses on the benefits of project management to an organization. The goal is to provide executives with a view as to how project management can deliver organizational strategies. The various chapters focus on specific aspects within the project management discipline and how each aspect should be managed from a business perspective. The book covers the entire spectrum of project management from a management and leadership perspective. The focus is not necessarily on what needs to be done from a project management perspective, but on what organizations and senior executives can do to facilitate projects. The book covers: The value of project management Project management as a strategic enabler Project, program, and portfolio management The role of the project management office in the successful delivery of projects, programs, and portfolios The benefits of project deliverables bring Sustainability of the organization Governance and the role of the project sponsor. The book concludes with a comprehensive portfolio, program, and project management framework. This holistic framework enables organizations to achieve value from project management and realize strategic goals.

Reconstructing Project Management

Reconstructing Project Management
Author: Peter W. G. Morris
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2013-03-08
ISBN: 1118536916
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reconstructing Project Management Book Excerpt:

This hugely informative and wide-ranging analysis on the management of projects, past, present and future, is written both for practitioners and scholars. Beginning with a history of the discipline’s development, Reconstructing Project Management provides an extensive commentary on its practices and theoretical underpinnings, and concludes with proposals to improve its relevancy and value. Written not without a hint of attitude, this is by no means simply another project management textbook. The thesis of the book is that ‘it all depends on how you define the subject’; that much of our present thinking about project management as traditionally defined is sometimes boring, conceptually weak, and of limited application, whereas in reality it can be exciting, challenging and enormously important. The book draws on leading scholarship and case studies to explore this thesis. The book is divided into three major parts. Following an Introduction setting the scene, Part 1 covers the origins of modern project management – how the discipline has come to be what it is typically said to be; how it has been constructed – and the limitations of this traditional model. Part 2 presents an enlarged view of the discipline and then deconstructs this into its principal elements. Part 3 then reconstructs these elements to address the challenges facing society, and the implications for the discipline, in the years ahead. A final section reprises the sweep of the discipline’s development and summarises the principal insights from the book. This thoughtful commentary on project (and program, and portfolio) management as it has developed and has been practiced over the last 60-plus years, and as it may be over the next 20 to 40, draws on examples from many industry sectors around the world. It is a seminal work, required reading for everyone interested in projects and their management.

Proceedings of the 24th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate

Proceedings of the 24th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate
Author: Gui Ye,Hongping Yuan,Jian Zuo
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 2252
Release: 2021-06-07
ISBN: 9811588929
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of the 24th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate Book Excerpt:

This book covers various current and emerging topics in construction management and real estate. Papers selected in this book cover a wide variety of topics such as new-type urbanization, planning and construction of smart city and eco-city, urban–rural infrastructure development, land use and development, housing market and housing policy, new theory and practice of construction project management, big data application, smart construction and BIM, international construction (i.e., belt and road project), green building, off-site prefabrication, rural rejuvenation and eco-civilization and other topics related to construction management and real estate. These papers provide useful references to both scholars and practitioners. This book is the documentation of “The 24th International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate,” which was held in Chongqing, China.

Project Portfolio Management

Project Portfolio Management
Author: S. Rajegopal,P. McGuin,J. Waller
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2007-03-19
ISBN: 0230206492
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Project Portfolio Management Book Excerpt:

Many companies and organizations are faced with a portfolio of projects that need to be managed effectively and successfully. This new book by leading practitioners introduces a framework and range of tools to enable the project portfolio to be strategically managed.

Project Management for Small Projects Third Edition

Project Management for Small Projects  Third Edition
Author: Sandra F. Rowe
Publsiher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-08-04
ISBN: 1523097701
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Project Management for Small Projects Third Edition Book Excerpt:

Project Management for Small Projects shows you how to tailor bureaucratic planning processes to a sleek minimum while still keeping your project running like a well-oiled machine. Managing projects requires time, effort, and discipline, regardless of the project size. The difference between managing larger and smaller projects is not only the amount of time, effort, and discipline but also the processes and tools. For years, this book has helped managers of small projects design scalable processes and simplified tools for immediate use in managing small projects. And since most small projects tend to be similar in structure or outcome, a template for one project can be used for future projects. This third edition has been updated to align with the Project Management Institute's Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) and provides new tools, templates, and techniques to support the revised processes. In addition, there is new material on agile project management and on the essential leadership skills for small-project managers. (PMBOK® is a trademark of the Project Management Institute Inc., which is registered in the United States and other nations.)