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Essentials of Engineering Leadership and Innovation

Pamela McCauley
December 15, 2016

This book is a must-have resource for those engineering professionals seeking out best practice in engineering leadership and innovation. It is underpinned by years of applied experience in engineering settings, and is designed to develop and prepare engineers as leaders to accept the technical and...

Lean and Agile Project Management: How to Make Any Project Better, Faster, and More Cost Effective

Terra Vanzant Stern, PhD
December 15, 2016

When project managers are faced with budget cuts and fewer resources, waste elimination becomes a priority in maintaining effectiveness. This does not mean shortening or abandoning traditional project cycles, though. In fact, fast results on critical assignments can only be completed with strong...

Project Feasibility: Tools for Uncovering Points of Vulnerability

Olivier Mesly
December 15, 2016

This book presents a set of tools that will aid in deciding whether a project should go ahead, be improved, or abandoned altogether by pinpointing its vulnerabilities. It offers a review of project feasibility analysis, and more critically, psychodynamic aspects that are often neglected, including...

Project and Program Turnaround

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 Management in Extreme Situations: Lessons from Polar Expeditions, Military and Rescue Operations, and Wilderness Exploration

Monique Aubry, Pascal Lievre
December 06, 2016

The growing complexity of projects today, as well as the uncertainty inherent in innovative projects, is making obsolete traditional project management practices and procedures, which are based on the notion that much about a project is known at its start. The current high level of change and...

Culture Matters: Decision-Making in Global Virtual Teams

Norhayati Zakaria
November 18, 2016

Global virtual teams (GVTs) have evolved as a common work structure in multinational corporations due to their efficiency and cost-effectiveness. The cultural differences can produce great benefits in terms of perspective, creativity, and innovation, but can also exacerbate interpersonal...

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

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

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...

CBAP® Certification and BABOK® Study Guide

Hans Jonasson
September 20, 2016

The book covers all knowledge areas from the BABOK®, Third Edition, and is designed to be a study guide for the CBAP® certification from IIBA™. It includes over 300 sample questions. It is also usable for those seeking the PMI-PBA® certification. This book is a complete business analysis handbook...

IT Project Management: A Geek's Guide to Leadership

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...

Handbook of Construction Management: Scope, Schedule, and Cost Control

Abdul Razzak Rumane
August 23, 2016

The book is developed to provide significant information and guidelines to construction and project management professionals (owners, designers, consultants, construction managers, project managers, supervisors, contractors, builders, developers, and many others from the construction-related...

Situational Project Management: The Dynamics of Success and Failure

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,...

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