Interpersonal Skills for Portfolio Program and Project Managers

Author: Ginger Levin

Publisher: Do Sustainability

ISBN: 1567263151

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 308

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Interpersonal skills and awareness are key to building productive relationships with colleagues, associates and clients; to working collaboratively, solving problems and making informed decisions. With the growing complexity of portfolios, programs and projects, and the increasing geographic dispersion of stakeholders, the skills needed to communicate and understand others effectively have never been a more essential part of the blueprint for management success. "Interpersonal Skills for Portfolio, Program and Project Managers" brings into sharp focus the importance of these people skills or 'soft' skills to achieving results and ensuring customer satisfaction. With an emphasis on how approach and technique can be adapted to get the best out of the different situations and types of interaction that occur day-to-day in the business environment, this accessible resource includes: strategies for building effective, high-performing teams; guidelines for efficient teamwork in a virtual context; systems for handling stress and dealing with crises; and, methods for motivating and leading your team to success. With this wealth of practical advice to draw on and proven tools to put into practice, productive, rewarding interpersonal interaction will soon become second nature.
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Interpersonal Skills for Portfolio, Program, and Project Managers

Author: Ginger Levin,Ginger Levin DPA, PMP, PgMP

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1523097353

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 310

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Improve Your Interpersonal Skills to Achieve Greater Management Success! Any formula for management success must include a high level of interpersonal skills. The growing complexity of organizational portfolios, programs, and projects, as well as the increasing number and geographic dispersion of stakeholders and employees, makes a manager's interpersonal skills critical. The frequency and variety of interpersonal interactions and the pressure to perform multiple leadership roles successfully while ensuring customer satisfaction have never been greater.Interpersonal Skills for Portfolio, Program, and Project Managers offers practical and proven tools and methods you can use to develop your interpersonal skills and meet the challenges of today's competitive professional environment. Develop the interpersonal skills you need to: • Build effective, high-performing teams • Work efficiently with virtual teams • Develop approaches to build and maintain relationships with stakeholders at all levels • Handle stress and deal with unexpected critical incidents • Motivate your team Whatever your level of experience, you will find these practical and proven methods to be the best formula for improving your interpersonal skills-and enhancing your management success. The chapters include discussion questions, making this a perfect text for use in academic or workshop settings.
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PfMP® Exam Practice Tests and Study Guide

Author: Ginger Levin, PMP, PgMP

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482251019

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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Recognizing the importance of portfolio management, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) has launched a new certification entitled the Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP®). PfMP® Exam Practice Tests and Study Guide is the most comprehensive resource available to help you prepare for and pass the PfMP® certification exam. It provides coverage that is current with The Standard for Portfolio Management, Third Edition and the PfMP® Examination Content Outline (ECO), 2013. The book consists of five sections, each of which corresponds to one of the five domains described in the ECO. Each section includes study hints, a list of major topics that may be encountered on the exam, and 20 multiple-choice practice questions that illustrate the applicable task from the ECO. Each section also includes an answer sheet and answer key with the rationale for each correct answer and references to the Standard. Supporting references are also listed at the end of the book for each of the domains covered on the exam. Written by Dr. Ginger Levin, co-author of best-selling PMP® and PgMP® study guides, the book includes two complete practice tests, each consisting of 170 questions that follow the blueprint of the actual PfMP® exam as described in the ECO. For example— 25 percent of the questions relate to Strategic Alignment 20 percent relate to Governance 25 percent relate to Portfolio Performance 15 percent relate to Portfolio Risk Management 15 percent relate to Communications Management The two accompanying online tests feature a proprietary scoring algorithm to help you determine if you are Proficient, Moderately Proficient, or Below Proficient in each domain. Earning the PfMP® certification is a prestigious accomplishment. By studying this book and using the practice exams provided, you will significantly improve your chances of passing the exam, the first time around.
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Portfolio Management

A Strategic Approach

Author: Ginger Levin, PMP, PgMP,John Wyzalek, PfMP

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482251043

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 358

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Recognizing the importance of selecting and pursuing programs, projects, and operational work that add sustainable business value that benefits end users, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) issued its first Standard on Portfolio Management in 2006. In 2014, it launched the Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP®) credential—which several of the experts who contributed to this book earned—to recognize the advanced expertise required of practitioners in the field. Presenting information that is current with The Standard for Portfolio Management, Third Edition (2013); Portfolio Management: A Strategic Approach supplies in-depth treatment of the five domains and identifies best practices to ensure the organization has a balanced portfolio management that is critical to success. Following PMI’s standard, the book is organized according to its five domains: strategic alignment, governance, portfolio performance management, portfolio risk management, and portfolio communications management. Each chapter presents the insight of different thought leaders in academia and business. Contributors from around the world, including the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Australia, supply a global perspective as to why portfolio management is essential for all types of organizations. They provide guidelines, examples, and models to consider, along with discussion and analysis of relevant literature in the field. Most chapters reference PMI standards, complement their concepts, and expand on the concepts and issues that the standards mention in passing or not at all. Overall, this is a must-have resource for anyone pursuing the PfMP® credential from PMI. For executives and practitioners in the field, it provides the concepts you will need to address the ever-changing complexities that impact your work. This book is also suitable as a textbook for universities offering courses on portfolio management.
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Implementing Program Management

Templates and Forms Aligned with the Standard for Program Management, Third Edition (2013) and Other Best Practices

Author: Ginger Levin,Allen R. Green

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466597747

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 328

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Success in program management requires discipline, complete plans, well-run meetings, accurate record keeping, and adherence to global best practices. Implementing Program Management: Templates and Forms Aligned with the Standard for Program Management, Third Edition (2013) and Other Best Practices provides the templates and guidelines for the plan
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PgMP Exam Practice Test and Study Guide

Author: N.A

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482201364

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

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PgMP Exam Practice Test and Study Guide, Fourth Edition is the book you need to pass the Program Management Professional (PgMP) exam the first time around. It reflects recent revisions based on PMI's Standard for Program Management - Third Edition (2013).Based on best practices that complement PMI's standards, this is the most comprehensive and up-
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PgMP® Exam Practice Test and Study Guide, Third Edition

Author: Ginger Levin,J. LeRoy Ward

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466513624

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

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Are you prepared to pass the Program Management Professional (PgMP®) exam the first time around? With the help of the PgMP® Exam Practice Test and Study Guide, Third Edition, you can be! Based on recent revisions to PMI®'s examination content outline, which serves as the basis for the exam along with PMI®’s Standard for Program Management (2008), this book is the most comprehensive and up-to-date resource available to help you prepare for the exam. Updated with new and changed terminology, this edition incorporates the concepts from the five performance domains. It has also refashioned the questions from some being definition-based to all being scenario-based. The book features practical study hints, a list of major topics covered on the exam, and a bibliographic reference for further study. The two challenging, 170-question practice tests included in the book and on the book’s Web site simulate the PMI® exam and will allow you to retake the practice tests as many times as you would like. Supplying an insider's look at the questions, phrases, terminology, and sentence construction you will encounter on the actual exam, this indispensable study tool was created to help you pass the exam and become PgMP® certified. Watch co-author Ginger Levin discuss how the PgMP® Exam Practice Test and Study Guide, Third Edition can help you pass the PgMP® exam, the first time around. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONJCKM1hKAg&feature=youtu.be
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Program Management

A Life Cycle Approach

Author: Ginger Levin

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1466516879

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 584

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Program management is a rapidly emerging offshoot of project management. So much so that AT&T, IBM, and other organizations, both large and small in all sectors, have initiated a push to certify program managers. And, although universities offer courses in program management, there are few books available to guide program managers through this field that requires a broad level of knowledge and experience. The definitive reference on program management, Program Management: A Life Cycle Approach provides this much needed guidance. Edited by Dr. Ginger Levin, the second person to become a PMI® certified program manager (PgMP®), this handbook presents a cohesive compilation of program management knowledge from more than 20 certified PgMPs. It considers the entire program life cycle and its phases—from initiation to sustainability. Each chapter is written by an experienced PgMP from a wide range of industries and countries. Combining the rigor of an academic reference with easy-to-read language, the book covers the themes in the PMI Standard for Program Management and ties them to program managers' work. The chapters reference PMI’s standards, complement the concepts in the standards, and expand on the concepts and issues that the standard mentions in passing. The book also addresses a few issues that the standard does not touch on at all. The book can be read in its entirety, or specific chapters of interest can be read separately. Overall, the book provides practitioners with a reliable source of information on the key themes and issues in program management. It is useful for individuals desiring to attain the PgMP credential and suitable for colleges and universities offering courses in program management.
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The Complete Project Manager

Integrating People, Organizational, and Technical Skills

Author: Randall Englund MBA, BSEE, NPDP, CBM,Alfonso Bucero CSE, MSc, PMP

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1567263836

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 314

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The Complete Project Manager: Integrating People, Organizational, and Technical Skills is the practical guide that addresses the “soft” project management skills that are so essential to successful project, program, and portfolio management. Through a storytelling approach, the authors explain the necessary skills—and how to use them—to create an environment that supports project success. They demonstrate both the “why” and the “how” of creatively applying soft project management skills in the areas of leadership, conflict resolution, negotiations, change management, and more. This guide has an accompanying workbook, The Complete Project Manager's Toolkit , sold separately.
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The Complete Project Manager

Integrating People, Organizational, and Technical Skills

Author: Randall Englund MBA, BSEE, NPDP, CBM,Alfonso Bucero CSE, MSc, PMP

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1523097051

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 314

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The Complete Project Manager: Integrating People, Organizational, and Technical Skills is the practical guide that addresses the “soft” project management skills that are so essential to successful project, program, and portfolio management. Through a storytelling approach, the authors explain the necessary skills—and how to use them—to create an environment that supports project success. They demonstrate both the “why” and the “how” of creatively applying soft project management skills in the areas of leadership, conflict resolution, negotiations, change management, and more. This guide has an accompanying workbook, The Complete Project Manager's Toolkit , sold separately.
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