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  • In the past, few rigorous studies have been conducted to seek out the measurable value of project management. The Project Management Institute requested proposals in 2004 for research designed to quantify the value of project management. This monograph, Researching the Value of Project Management Research, documents the three years of fieldwork and cross-disciplinary analysis conducted between May 2005 and June 2008 by the research team that won the proposal.With this research monograph, the investigators sought to find compelling evidence of the value of project management recognized by organizations when project management is appropriately implemented.In addition, a goal of the research is that the answers to the value statements and practice guidelines be perceived as valuable, rigorous, and appropriate by the academic and practitioner communities. In the past, few rigorous studies have been conducted to seek out the measurable value of project management. The Project Management Institute requested proposals in 2004 for research designed to quantify the value of project management. This monograph, Researching the Value of Project Management Research, documents the three years of fieldwork and cross-disciplinary analysis conducted between May 2005 and June 2008 by the research team that won the proposal.
  • -strategies project managers should develop and implement to help facilitate future survival and growth in light of technological, economic, political, legal, and competitive world changes.A Forecast for the ProfessionThe 29 chapters introduce the state of project management in an industry or environment, then forecast the expected future technological, economic, social, political and competitive character of the profession.Each chapter of Project Management Circa 2025 examines the future of project management in a specific industry or environment, grouped into five distinct parts:• Part 1 –Projects from Geographical and Industry Applications• Part 2 – Project Management Systems Applications• Part 3 – Project Management Organizational Applications• Part 4 – Project Management in Governmental Organizations• Part 5 – Likely Growth of Project ManagementCurrent trends are identified that will impact how project management will be practiced. For nearly 50 years, numerous books have addressed the management of projects— theory, processes and principles—across many industries, cultures, and environments. But little has been published about the future of project management. Project Management Circa 2025 fills that void. Project Management
  • Contextualization of Project Management Practice and Best Practice contributes to a better understanding of project management practice by investigating the use and usefulness of project management practices, tools, and techniques. The study examines practice variations among organizational, project management, and project contexts and performance. The use of project management practices, tools, and techniques is seen here as an indicator of the realities of practice.
  • If you are looking for a comeback to those who want proof of project management's corporate value, this book lays out all the evidence you need.Table of Contents:I. Project Management Is Increasingly Becoming a Key Corporate CompetencyII. Study MethodologyIII. Companies with More Mature Project Management Practices Have Better Project PerformanceIV. Better Project Management Leads to More Reliable Cost and Schedule PerformanceV. In today's highly competitive marketplace, organizations want more from project management than on-time, under-budget delivery. Just like labor, technology and equipment, they expect project management to contribute to the bottom line. It must deliver a profitable return on investment if it is to become a strategic business asset, and not just another drill press in the corporate tool crib.In Quantifying the Value of Project Management, the authors explore real world data from 52 U.S. corporations and find the key to high return on investment-project management maturity!
  • Comprehensive examples illustrate real-world implementation, and detailed discussion provides expert guidance for both new and experienced project management professionals. Industrial Engineering / Project Management, Project Management, Program & Project ManagementWhether you’re preparing for the PMP exam or just looking to optimize your project management skills, this book provides detailed explanations for over 100 essential tools described in the Project Management Institute’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) Sixth Edition.
  • In order to apply this generalized guidance to construction projects, the Project Management Institute has developed the Construction Extension to the PMBOK® Guide.This Construction Extension provides construction-specific guidance for the project management practitioner for each of the PMBOK® Guide Knowledge Areas, as well as guidance in these additional areas not found in the PMBOK® Guide:• All project resources, rather than just human resources• Project health, safety, security, and environmental managementProject financial management, in addition to cost• Management of claims in constructionThis edition of the Construction Extension also follows a new structure, discussing the principles in each of the Knowledge Areas rather than discussing the individual processes. In order to apply this generalized guidance to construction projects, the Project Management Institute has developed the Construction Extension to the PMBOK® Guide.This Construction Extension provides construction-specific guidance for the project management practitioner for each of the PMBOK® Guide Knowledge Areas, as well as guidance in these additional areas not found in the PMBOK® Guide:• All project resources, rather than just human resources• Project health, safety, security, and environmental managementProject financial management, in addition to cost• Management of claims in construction
  • In a 2012 PMI market research project, more than half of the respondents identified a lack of published guidance on development of customized methodologies.This practice guide outlines practical knowledge and steps to define and develop a methodology in alignment with the foundational standards and framework that were first provided in PMI’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).Implementing Organizational Project Management demonstrates how an effective project management methodology integrates globally-accepted best practices with business-specific processes and techniques.The guide will help practitioners develop relevant and effective methodologies for their organizations, with emphasis on:• Important elements of a methodology;• Essential tools, templates, and resources;• Custom-fit approaches for consistent management of all projects;• Alignment of project management practices across the organization’s portfolio of projects;• Application of lessons learned to capture organizational knowledge and learning, resulting in regular updates and refinements; and• Consistent application of project management practices within the organization.This practice guide provides the necessary tools to help project management practitioners develop a living, evolving methodology that will allow them to assess and refine their practices and become “best in class” performers. The lack of a strong methodology could lead to project or program failure.Project Management Institute has introduced Implementing Organizational Project Management: A Practice Guide to assist organizations in developing and defining effective project management methodologies. In a 2012 PMI market research project, more than half of the respondents identified a lack of published guidance on development of customized methodologies.This practice guide outlines practical knowledge and steps to define and develop a methodology in alignment with the foundational standards and framework that were first provided in PMI’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).Implementing Organizational Project Management demonstrates how an effective project management methodology integrates globally-accepted best practices with business-specific processes and techniques.The guide will help practitioners develop relevant and effective methodologies for their organizations, with emphasis on:• Important elements of a methodology;• Essential tools, templates, and resources;• Custom-fit approaches for consistent management of all projects;• Alignment of project management practices across the organization’s portfolio of projects;• Application of lessons learned to capture organizational knowledge and learning, resulting in regular updates and refinements; and• Consistent application of project management practices within the organization.This practice guide provides the necessary tools to help project management practitioners develop a living, evolving methodology that will allow them to assess and refine their practices and become “best in class” performers.
  • Using Australia’s controversial Tobacco Plain PackagingBill 2011 as a case study, the authors explore the question: Can project management practices contribute to improving government policy development and implementation capability? Their argument—that project management can solve even “wicked” problems—is not necessarily new. Using Australia’s controversial Tobacco Plain Packaging Bill 2011 as a case study, the authors explore the question: Can project management practices contribute to improving government policy development and implementation capability? Their argument—that project management can solve even “wicked” problems—is not necessarily new.
  • .• Learn and grow your project management vocabulary so you fit in and thrive on your project team.• Learn how to incorporate project management standards into your projects and show how project management process and concepts work together.• Test your knowledge as many times as you want with exam-prep questions in every module.• Prepare for the CAPM exam with a three-hour practice exam—developed and validated by PMPs and CAPMs.• Includes a free digital, searchable version of the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition to help you complete the course.• Includes a free tool to help you keep track of your progress in the course. Project Management Basics is the official PMI online course to build your project management skills and prepare for the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® certification exam. Developed and created by PMI and validated by CAPM® and Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification holders, it is based on the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition.
  • Diab, PMP, past Chairman and PMI Board of Directors member, provides a framework that helps inform leaders of small- and medium-sized organizations of the benefits of project management and how easy it can be to tailor the body of knowledge to meet their unique needs. Small- and medium-sized organizations’ adoption of best practices in project management are critical not only to the growth of the profession, but also to financial and economic stability. Sidestep Complexity outlines key critical factors and demonstrates that leadership in project management is at the heart of achieving organizational success. Small- and medium-sized organizations’ adoption of best practices in project management are critical not only to the growth of the profession, but also to financial and economic stability.
 
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