Advanced Multi-Project Management

ISBN-10: 1604270802

ISBN-13: 9781604270808

Edition: 2012

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Description: This book presents the full strategy and detailed tactics to transform any multi-project environment, and outlines the 10 essential steps needed to create valid project networks and task estimates in a multi-project environment.

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Book details

Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: J. Ross Publishing, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.540

Ken Croswell is a contributor for the following Houghton Mifflin Company Title: Planet Quest

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Preface
Biography
Web Added Value™
Why Multi-Project Environments are so Messed up
Introduction-The Multi-Project Problem
Resource Conflicts
Poorly Defined Project Networks
The Biggest Leverage Point for Improving
Overview of the Permanent Multi-Project Solution
Project Networks
Strategic Buffering-Insulating Projects from Variability
Controlled Project WIP-Aligning and Activating Multiple Projects
Fast Execution, Single Priority System, Recovery
Enterprise Resource Planning
Multi-Project Software Requirements
What Is It All Worth?
Project Planning, Networks, and Risk Avoidance
Level of Detail-Not the Lowest Level
Step 1: The Project's Measurable Goals, Tangible Scope, and Sponsor Criteria
Step 2: The Backbone
Step 3: The Skeleton
Step 4: Additional Dependencies-First Risk Avoidance
Step 5: Checking against Project Goals and Scope-Second Risk Avoidance
Step 6: Resourcing
Step 7: Expert Scrutiny-Third Risk Avoidance
Step 8: Time Estimates-Fourth Risk Avoidance
Step 9: Duration Reduction without Compromise
Step 10: Final Project Risk Assessment-Fifth Risk Avoidance
Insulating Projects from Variability
Three Points of Network Insulation
Operations versus Project Responsibility-Resource Insulation
Project-to-Project Insulation
Common Cause versus Special Cause Insulation
Aligning and Activating Multiple Projects
Setting Project Priorities
Two Different Ways to Align Multiple Projects
"What If" Analyses on Timelines and Resources
Finalizing the Project Schedule and Activation
Multi-Project Execution
Project Manager Execution Role
Resource Manager Execution Role
Senior Management Execution Role-Daily Fast-Track Meetings
Senior Management Execution Role-Full-Kitting Projects
Senior Management in Stage Gate-How to Avoid the Huge Damage
Senior Management Execution Role-Portfolio Review Process
Enterprise Project Resource Planning
Distinguishing between Temporary Bottlenecks and Need to Hire/Contract
Supervisor and Management Loads
Increasing Load on Operations from Project Completion
Short-, Medium-, and Long-Term Challenges
Multi-Project Software Requirements
Software Planning Requirements-Buffers, Global Resources, and Alignment
Software Execution Requirements-Buffers Penetration, Project, and Resource Trends
Role-Based Software Views
Executive Buy-In and Conclusions
Executive Buy-In and Simulations
Conclusions
Strategy and Tactics Approach for Multi-Project Management
Success Stories and Videos References
Sample Enterprise Resource Categories
What about Agile?
Complete Case Study on Project Planning
Bibliography
Index
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