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Realizing Strategy through Projects: The Executive's Guide

Realizing Strategy through Projects: The Executive's Guide

1st Edition

Carl Marnewick
December 04, 2017

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...

Project Management beyond Waterfall and Agile

Project Management beyond Waterfall and Agile

1st Edition

Mounir Ajam
December 01, 2017

This book goes beyond the paint by numbers approach, transcending the "how" of project management to the "what" and "why," which is critical for leaders of change. — Dr. Joel B. Carboni, President and Founder, GPM Global and President, IPMA-USA Project Management beyond Waterfall and Agile...

PMI-PBA® Exam Practice Test and Study Guide

PMI-PBA® Exam Practice Test and Study Guide

1st Edition

Brian Williamson
October 26, 2017

The PMI-PBA® Exam Practice Test and Study Guide attempts to address all your questions and concerns by providing two of the most sought-after study aids: memory maps and practice questions. The systematic use of memory maps helps aid in the efficient recall of information and can boost confidence...

Earned Benefit Program Management: Aligning, Realizing, and Sustaining Strategy

Earned Benefit Program Management: Aligning, Realizing, and Sustaining Strategy

1st Edition

Crispin Piney
October 05, 2017

No one can disagree that benefits are good things. Whether you are responsible for projects, programs, or portfolios, you are increasingly expected to think—and act—in an appropriate benefits-driven way. However: Do you understand that what may be appropriate for a project may be inapplicable for...

The Entrepreneurial Project Manager

The Entrepreneurial Project Manager

1st Edition

Chris Cook
August 28, 2017

Doing more with less is a skill mastered by entrepreneurs. Budgets are tight, deadlines are short, and time is of the essence. Entrepreneurial project managers use these parameters to their benefit. Hurdling over obstacles with the bare minimum of effort makes their projects and teams stand out....

Leading and Motivating Global Teams: Integrating Offshore Centers and the Head Office

Leading and Motivating Global Teams: Integrating Offshore Centers and the Head Office

1st Edition

Vimal Kumar Khanna
May 08, 2017

This book provides techniques for offshore center managers and head office managers to motivate and manage globally distributed teams, which are spread across the offshore center and the head office, and thereby achieve higher productivity. Readers learn how to integrate the offshore center with...

Project and Program Turnaround

Project and Program Turnaround

1st Edition

Thomas Pavelko
December 12, 2016

The U.S. economy thrives on the development of new products, new systems, and new processes. Usually, these advances start as a flash of inspiration by highly creative individuals. It is complex and difficult to go from initial inspiration to a final product, process, or system. So it is not...

Project Portfolio Management in Theory and Practice: Thirty Case Studies from around the World

Project Portfolio Management in Theory and Practice: Thirty Case Studies from around the World

1st Edition

Jamal Moustafaev
September 30, 2016

Every CEO in the world, if questioned, will always complain that there are a lot of ideas to implement, but, unfortunately, insufficient resources to accomplish them. This book provides a solution to this dilemma by supplying techniques to assess the value of projects, prioritize projects, and...

Benefits Realization Management: Strategic Value from Portfolios, Programs, and Projects

Benefits Realization Management: Strategic Value from Portfolios, Programs, and Projects

1st Edition

Carlos Eduardo Martins Serra
September 27, 2016

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...

IT Project Management: A Geek's Guide to Leadership

IT Project Management: A Geek's Guide to Leadership

1st Edition

Byron A. Love
September 08, 2016

This book’s author, Byron Love, admits proudly to being an IT geek. However, he had found that being an IT geek was limiting his career path and his effectiveness. During a career of more than 31 years, he has made the transition from geek to geek leader. He hopes this book helps other geeks do the...

Situational Project Management: The Dynamics of Success and Failure

Situational Project Management: The Dynamics of Success and Failure

1st Edition

Oliver F. Lehmann
July 01, 2016

Most project managers would agree that every project is unique. But not all project managers would agree that the best way to manage a unique project is unique. Many still cling to the old practice of having a methodology that is applied to all projects. "One size fits all" is still in common use,...

Ethics and Governance in Project Management: Small Sins Allowed and the Line of Impunity

Ethics and Governance in Project Management: Small Sins Allowed and the Line of Impunity

1st Edition

Eduardo Victor Lopez, Alicia Medina
June 17, 2016

This book shows executive, project, program, and portfolio managers how ethical behavior can ensure that an organization has proper governance. Improper governance and unethical behavior have led to such well-known financial disasters as Enron and Madoff Investments. The book arms managers with two...

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