The Wiley Guide to Project Organization and Project Management Competencies

The Wiley Guide to Project Organization and Project Management Competencies

It is intended that A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge will be a living document, ... Since publishing the PMBOK Guide, 2000 Edition, PMI has published three other project management standards and guides: PMI Practice ...

Author: Peter W. G. Morris

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470226834

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 372

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THE WILEY GUIDE TO Project Organization & Project Management Competencies A guide to the human factors in project management: knowledge, learning, and maturity THE WILEY GUIDES TO THE MANAGEMENT OF PROJECTS address critical, need-to-know information that will help professionals successfully manage projects in most businesses and help students learn the best practices of the industry. They contain not only well-known and widely used basic project management practices but also the newest and most cutting-edge concepts in the broader theory and practice of managing projects. This third volume in the series covers a range of organizational and people-based topics that are occupying the project management world today. The essence of project management represents a “people” challenge—the ability to appreciate and effectively employ the competencies of all those who are associated with the project development and delivery process. This book explains how you can more successfully manage a project from inception through delivery by learning how to handle critical issues around structure, teams, leadership, power and negotiation, and the whole area of competencies. The expert contributors also include chapters on global project management knowledge and standards, the role of project management associations around the world, project management maturity models, and other key topics. Complete your understanding of project management with these other books in The Wiley Guides to the Management of Projects series: The Wiley Guide to Project Control The Wiley Guide to Project, Program & Portfolio Management The Wiley Guide to Project Technology, Supply Chain & Procurement Management
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Project Management Capability Assessment

Project Management Capability Assessment

When developing ISO 21500, the following were either offered as models or were used as reference material: • A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), Third Edition, Project Management Institute Inc., ...

Author: Peter T. Davis

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351032247

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 230

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Learn how to perform project management according to international standards of compliance using capability assessment processes. This book compares and contrasts the approach to project management using ISO 21500 against the more direct ISO 33000 Capability Assessment. It shows how to assess projects adequately for process improvement or how well an organization performs against a standard, measurable framework. Using ISO 21500 as the project management reference point and ISO 15504/33000 as the capability assessment reference, the book shows you how to assess whether your projects are being run according to a specific capability level or support them to reach higher levels of capability.
Categories: Business & Economics

A Handbook of Business Transformation Management Methodology

A Handbook of Business Transformation Management Methodology

Project Management Institute (2004), A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge: Third Edition (PMBOK Guides), 3rd ed. (Newtown Square, PA: Project Management Institute). Schmidt, Roy, Lyytinen, Kalle, Keil, Mark and Cule, ...

Author: Axel Uhl

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317170440

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 344

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This book provides an integrative Business Transformation Management Methodology, the BTM2, with an emphasis on the balance between the rational aspects of transformation and the often underestimated emotional readiness of employees to absorb and accept transformation initiatives. Comprising four phases - Envision, Engage, Transform, and Optimize - the methodology integrates expertise from areas such as strategy, risk, and project management. Covering the formal and informal structures and roles needed for a successful transformation, the authors cover a wide range of theory to help understand the phenomenon of transformation. A '360-degree' view on what business transformation means and how to manage it successfully, this handbook is suitable for business executives dealing with organizational change. A range of illustrative case studies ensure this is also a valuable resource for academics interested in change and transformation management.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Dance on the Feet of Chance

The Dance on the Feet of Chance

PMBOK: A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Third Edition (PMBOK Guides) by Project Management Institute, (2004), 3rd edition Polanyi, M. (1998 org.1958), Personal Knowledge: Towards a Post-critical Philosophy, ...

Author: Hooman Attar

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1456806440

Category: Reference

Page: 334

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Corporations have problems dealing with the indeterminate aspects of innovation, particularly in the early ‘fuzzy front-end’ of the process. They have difficulty in reflecting upon and handling uncertainties of innovation; often exhibiting a ‘dynamic conservatism’ or a set of ‘defensive routines’ that inhibit inquiry about such contentious issues. They prefer, and are better equipped to operate within the ‘language of investment’ than the ‘language of invention’. In the language of investment, corporations select an environmental niche, and attempt to program and fabricate its future according to rational, stable assumptions and formulations. This view is closely bound to a utopian image of risk management as a tool able to objectively map, measure, and monitor future uncertainties that govern the behavior of the chosen niche. By seeking a close and clear fit between risk management solutions (means) and the dominant factors that determine future threats and opportunities to the niche environment (ends), corporations attempt to master risks and colonize the future through an orderly process. It is the argument of this book that this approach is only good when targeting and ‘solving’ well-defined problems of risk management and innovation within an intellectual terrain that has already been intellectually ‘set’. It fails to systematically recognize, reflect upon, and improve the effectiveness of the complex and creative task undertaken in the prior stage of ‘problem setting’ or ‘risk settling’. In contrast to this approach, it is argued that in ill-defined, unique, and uncertain situations, ‘problem setting’ or ‘risk settlement’ are the key primary activities, and ‘problem solving’ or ‘risk management’ only secondary. This study, as its strategic objective, seeks to juxtapose these contrasting views and develop an integrated conceptual framework capable of supporting a reflective practice amongst practitioners grappling with the interplay between ‘risk settlement’ and ‘risk management’ at the ‘fuzzy front-end’ of innovation. This framework, strongly influenced by Donald Schön’s scholarly work, takes the form of a set of concepts designed to synthesize, mobilize, and focus a wide range of academic literature on managing risk and handling uncertainty in product innovation. It informs reflections on professional practice through pragmatist/existential explorations of the role of metaphor in basic thinking processes as well as sociopolitical and psychological insights into the factors influencing how practitioners intuitively transform and translate uncertain, unmanageable realities into packages of manageable problems, converting uncertainty into manageable risks and rewards. In seeking to understand, reflect upon and improve the way in which such a conversion process within the practice of risk settlement works, it is argued that it is useful to view it has having four dimensions: ‘undertaking spontaneous and reciprocal reflections’, ‘coping with anxiety’, ‘use of metaphors’, and ‘use of frames and framing’. The study applies this framework and understanding to an empirical study of risk management and product innovation in the Australian Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) programme. A narrative reconstruction of critical events occurring in a series of R&D projects in the CRCs is used to elucidate, elaborate, and illustrate the conceptual framework that has been developed as both a contribution to risk management thought and, at least in prototype, as a guide for reflective practice. The framework, and its illustration, is designed to support practical reflection on the complexities of ‘problem setting’, ’risk settlement’ and the ‘non-rational’ character of ‘generative metaphors’ and the practice of ‘invention’. In the introduction, I point to the increasing rate of uncertain, unique, and complex problems as they affect professionals, organizations involved in innovation, and modern institutions as a whole. This situati
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Making Sense of Data

Making Sense of Data

A Guide To The Project Management Body Of Knowledge (PMBOK Guides) Third Edition, Project Management Institute, Pennsylvania, 2004 AGRESTI, A., Categorical Data Analysis Second Edition, Wiley-Interscience, 2002 ALRECK, P. L., ...

Author: Glenn J. Myatt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470101018

Category: Mathematics

Page: 294

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A practical, step-by-step approach to making sense out of data Making Sense of Data educates readers on the steps and issues that need to be considered in order to successfully complete a data analysis or data mining project. The author provides clear explanations that guide the reader to make timely and accurate decisions from data in almost every field of study. A step-by-step approach aids professionals in carefully analyzing data and implementing results, leading to the development of smarter business decisions. With a comprehensive collection of methods from both data analysis and data mining disciplines, this book successfully describes the issues that need to be considered, the steps that need to be taken, and appropriately treats technical topics to accomplish effective decision making from data. Readers are given a solid foundation in the procedures associated with complex data analysis or data mining projects and are provided with concrete discussions of the most universal tasks and technical solutions related to the analysis of data, including: * Problem definitions * Data preparation * Data visualization * Data mining * Statistics * Grouping methods * Predictive modeling * Deployment issues and applications Throughout the book, the author examines why these multiple approaches are needed and how these methods will solve different problems. Processes, along with methods, are carefully and meticulously outlined for use in any data analysis or data mining project. From summarizing and interpreting data, to identifying non-trivial facts, patterns, and relationships in the data, to making predictions from the data, Making Sense of Data addresses the many issues that need to be considered as well as the steps that need to be taken to master data analysis and mining.
Categories: Mathematics

EuroPLoP 2009 Proceedings

EuroPLoP 2009 Proceedings

First draft 14 February 2009 Second draft 20 April 2009 Third draft 24 May 2009 Fourth draft 29 June 2009 ... A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Third Edition (PMBOK Guides) by Project Figure 1: Distributed Teams ...

Author: Allan Kelly

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781446693636

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Page: 612

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Project Management Theory and Practice Third Edition

Project Management Theory and Practice  Third Edition

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 6th ed. Newtown Square, PA: Project Management Institute. Scrum Guide. www.scrumguides.org (Accessed May 4, 2018). Shenhar, A.J. and R.M. Wideman, April 2002.

Author: Gary L. Richardson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429874758

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 610

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Project Management: Theory and Practice, Third Edition gives students a broad and real flavor of project management. Bringing project management to life, it avoids being too sterilely academic and too narrowly focused on a particular industry view. It takes a model-based approach towards project management commonly used in all industries. The textbook aligns with the latest version of the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) Guide, which is considered to be the de facto standard for project management. However, it avoids that standard’s verbiage and presents students with readable and understandable explanations. Core chapters align with the Project Management Institute’s model as well as explain how this model fits real-world projects. The textbook can be used as companion to the standard technical model and help those studying for various project management certifications. The textbook takes an in-depth look at the following areas important to the standard model: Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) Earned Value Management (EVM) Enterprise project management Portfolio management (PPM) Professional responsibility and ethics Agile life cycle The text begins with a background section (Chapters 1–9) containing material outside of the standard model structure but necessary to prepare students for the 10 standard model knowledge areas covered in the chapters that follow. The text is rounded out by eight concluding chapters that explain advanced planning approaches models and projects’ external environments. Recognizing that project management is an evolving field, the textbook includes section written by industry experts who share their insight and expertise on cutting-edge topics. It prepares students for upcoming trends and changes in project management while providing an overview of the project management environment today. In addition to guiding students through current models and standards, Project Management: Theory and Practice, Third Edition prepares students for the future by stimulating their thinking beyond the accepted pragmatic view.
Categories: Business & Economics

Construction Project Management Handbook

Construction Project Management Handbook

CHAPTER 6 Project Management Institute , Construction Extension to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge ( PMBOK® Guide ) Project Management Institute , 2003 . Federal Transit Administration C 4220.1 E. , " Third - Party ...

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ISBN: UCBK:C100780193

Category: Construction industry

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Categories: Construction industry

InCIEC 2015

InCIEC 2015

C. O. Egbu, “Perceived degree of difficulty of management tasks in construction refurbishment work,” Build. Res. ... Project Management institute, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Third Edition (PMBOK Guides).

Author: Marina Yusoff

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811001550

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1029

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The special focus of these proceedings is on the areas of infrastructure engineering and sustainability management. They provide detailed information on innovative research developments in construction materials and structures, in addition to a compilation of interdisciplinary findings combining nano-materials and engineering. The coverage of cutting-edge infrastructure and sustainability issues in engineering includes earthquakes, bioremediation, synergistic management, timber engineering, flood management and intelligent transport systems.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

PMP

PMP

From now on, references to PMI's Project Management Body of Knowledge will be called the PMBOK GuideThird Edition (pronounced pim-bok). Besides learning about the PMBOK and the exam, we'll dive into what a project is, how project ...

Author: Joseph Phillips

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780072262902

Category: Computers

Page: 625

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A unique classroom-based approach for PMP exam preparation This proven system for candidates wishing to certify their skills as Project Management Professionals delivers complete coverage of the PMP exam, hundreds of practice questions, and a CD-ROM that includes two electronic practice exams and an electronic copy of the book. Reflects the 2005 revision of the exam The only study guide to offer a classroom-based approach to exam preparation Updated to reflect the new PMBK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) and references all answer explanations directly to the PMBK
Categories: Computers