Advanced Project Management Best Practices on Implementation

ISBN-10: 0471472840

ISBN-13: 9780471472841

Edition: 2nd 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Harold Kerzner

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Authoritative strategies for implementing project management Senior managers at world-class corporations open their office doors to discuss case studies that demonstrate their thought processes and actual strategies that helped them lead their companies to excellence in project management in less than six years! Following the Project Management Institute's Body of Knowledge (PMBOK ), industry leaders address: Project risk management Project portfolio management The Project Office Project management multinational cultures Integrated project teams and virtual project teams
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List price: $115.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/1/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 864
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 4.026
Language: English

The Growth of Project Management
Understanding Project Management
Resistance to Change
Strategic Imperatives for Project Management
Project Management Life Cycle
Excellence in Project Management
Selection of Companies as Examples
Success, Maturity, and Excellence: Definitions
Early Definitions of Success
Modern Definitions of Success
Project Management Maturity
Critical Success Factors in Project Management
Definition of Excellence
Best Practices in Project Management
A Structured Approach
The Driving Forces for Maturity
Capital Projects
Customers' Expectations
Executive Managers' Buy-In
New Product Development
Efficiency and Effectiveness
Company Survival
Other Driving Forces
Project Management Methodologies
Examples of Methodology Development
Overcoming Development and Implementation Barriers
Critical Components
Benefits of a Standard Methodology
Implementing the Methodology
Project Management Tools
Strategic Planning for Excellence in Project Management
Influence of Economic Conditions
What Is General Strategic Planning?
What Is Strategic Planning for Project Management?
Critical Success Factors for Strategic Planning
Identifying Strategic Resources
Strategic Selection of Projects
Horizontal Accounting
Continuous Improvement
Why Does Strategic Planning for Project Management Fail?
Strategic Planning in Action
Organizational Restructuring
Career Planning
The Project Management Maturity Model
How to Conduct a PM Maturity Assessment
The Maturity of Modern Project Management
Classification of Changes
Classification of Companies
Recessionary Effects
Global Pressures
Concurrent Engineering
Project Objectives
Definition of Success
Velocity of Change
Management Style
Authority and Job Descriptions
Evaluation of Team Members
Project Management Skills
Planning Hours/Dollars
Education and Training
Project Sponsorship
Project Failures
Maturity and Immaturity
Project Portfolio Management
Involvement of Senior Management and Stakeholders
Project Selection Obstacles
Identification of Projects
Preliminary Evaluation
Strategic Selection of Projects
Strategic Timing
Analyzing the Portfolio
Problems with Meeting Expectations
The Project Office
The Project Office: 1950-1990
The Project Office: 1990-2000
The Project Office: 2000-Present
Types of Project Offices
Project Management Information Systems
Dissemination of Information
Development of Standards and Templates
Project Management Benchmarking
Business Case Development
Customized Training (Related to Project Management)
Managing Stakeholders
Continuous Improvement
Capacity Planning
Risks of Using a Project Office
Project Office Excellence: A Case Study of Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI) Automotive Systems Group (ASG)
Reporting and Structure
Integrated Processes
Understanding Integrated Management Processes
Evolution of Complementary Project Management Processes
Total Quality Management
Concurrent Engineering
Risk Management
Change Management
Other Management Processes
Integrated Processes at Work
Creation of a Corporate Culture
Corporate Values
Types of Cultures
Shared Accountability and Multiple-Boss Reporting
Shared Rewards
Prioritization of Work
Corporate Cultures at Work
Management Support
Visible Support from Senior Managers
Project Sponsorship
Excellence in Project Sponsorship
Empowerment of Project Managers
Management Support at Work
Training and Education
Training for Modern Project Management
Identifying the Need for Training
Selecting the Students
Fundamentals of Project Management Education
Designing the Courses and Conducting the Training
Measuring the Return on Investment
Competency Models
Training and Education at Work
Informal Project Management
Informal versus Formal Project Management
Color-Coded Status Reporting
Informal Project Management at Work
Behavioral Excellence
Situational Leadership
Conflict Resolution
Staffing for Excellence
Integrated Product/Project Teams
Virtual Project Teams
Rewarding Project Teams
Keys to Behavioral Excellence
The Effect of Mergers and Acquisitions on Project Management
Planning for Growth
The Project Management Value-Added Chain
Preacquisition Decision-Making
Landlords and Tenants
Best Practices: A Case Study on Johnson Controls, Inc.
Integration Results
Value Chain Strategies
Failure and Restructuring
Rising Stars and Future Directions
Computer Associates
Texas Instruments
Sun Microsystems
Motorola System Solution Group
Nortel Networks
Battelle Memorial Institute
Johnson Controls
Metzeler Automotive Profile System
Changing Times
Quality Awards at Johnson Controls Automotive Systems Group
Project Management Maturity Questionnaire
Project Management Excellence Questionnaire
Software Development Methodology at Computer Associates
Best Practices Library Development at Computer Associates
Post Project Assessment Process at Computer Associates
Case Studies
Clark Faucet Company
Photolite Corporation (A)
Photolite Corporation (B)
Photolite Corporation (C)
Photolite Corporation (D)
Continental Computer Corporation
Goshe Corporation
Hyten Corporation
Acorn Industries
Mohawk National Bank
First Security Bank of Cleveland
Como Tool and Die (A)
Como Tool and Die (B)
Apache Metals, Inc.
Cordova Research Group
Cortez Plastics
Haller Specialty Manufacturing
Macon, Inc.
Jones and Shephard Accountants
The Trophy Project
The Blue Spider Project
Corwin Corporation
Denver International Airport
MIS Project Management at First National Bank
Concrete Masonry Corporation
Construction of a Gas Testing Laboratory in Iran
The Space Shuttle Challenger Disaster
Phillip Condit and the Boeing 777: From Design and Development to Production and Sales
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