Visualizing Project Management Models and Frameworks for Mastering Complex Systems

ISBN-10: 0471648485

ISBN-13: 9780471648482

Edition: 3rd 2005 (Revised)

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This text represents a complete guide to managing complex projects, focussing on common vocabulary, teamwork, the sequential project cycle, and management elements, resulting in a working guidebook for successful project management.
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Book details

List price: $50.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.2
Language: English

Introduction Using Visual Models to Master Complex Systems
Using Models and Frameworks to Master Complex Systems
Why Are Project Requirements a Critical Issue?
Maintaining consistency of the business case, the project scope, and customer needs
Visualizing the Project Environment
Using systems thinking to understand and manage the bigger picture
Modeling the Five Essentials
Visualizing the critical relationships in managing projects
The Essentials of Project Management
Organizational Commitment
Ensuring success with management support, quality environment, and needed resources
Project Communication
Communicating clearly, completely, and concisely
Teamwork
Maximizing team energy and output
The Project Cycle
Understanding the steps and gates in every project life cycle
The Ten Management Elements
Comprehending the relationships among the techniques to be applied throughout the cycle
The Ten Management Elements in Detail
Project Requirements
Ensuring satisfied users by determining and delivering what's wanted
Organization Options
Selecting and adapting the structure for the project
The Project Team
Getting the right people
Project Planning
Determining the best way to get there
Opportunities and Their Risks
Seeking and seizing opportunities and managing their risks
Project Control
Making sure the right things happen and the wrong things don't
Project Visibility
Providing project transparency for everyone involved
Project Status
Discovering the problems
Corrective Action
Fixing the problems
Project Leadership
Motivating and inspiring the team
Implementing the Five Essentials
Principles and Tactics for Mastering Complexity
Implementing the technical development process
Integration, Verification, and Validation
Delivering the right thing, done right
Improving Project Performance
Moving beyond success
Appendixes
Web Site for Forms and Templates
The Professional and Standards Environment
The Role of Unified Modeling Languagea?? in Systems Engineering
A Summary of the Eight Phase Estimating Process
Overview of the SEI-CMMI
Glossary One Hundred Commonly Misunderstood Terms
Notes
Index
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