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Effective Project Management: Traditional, Agile, Extreme

by Robert K. Wysocki

Wiley | December 16, 2013 | Trade Paperback

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The popular guide to the project management body of knowledge, now fully updated

Now in its seventh edition, this comprehensive guide to project management has long been considered the standard for both professionals and academics. With more than 32,000 copies sold in the last three editions, it has now been fully updated to cover the new PMBOK 5. Well-known expert Robert Wysocki has added more than 100 pages of new content based on instructor feedback, enhancing the coverage of best-of-breed methods and tools for ensuring project management success.

With enriched case studies, accompanying exercises and solutions on the companion website, and PowerPoint slides for all figures and tables, the book is ideal for instructors and students as well as active project managers.

  • Serves as a comprehensive guide to project management for both educators and project management professionals
  • Completely updated to cover the new PMBOK 5
  • Examines traditional, agile, and extreme project management techniques; the Enterprise Project Management Model; and Kanban and Scrumban methodologies
  • Includes a companion website with exercises and solutions and well as PowerPoint slides for all the figures and tables used
  • Written by well-known project management expert Robert Wysocki

Effective Project Management, Seventh Edition remains the comprehensive resource for project management practitioners, instructors, and students.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 768 pages, 9.17 × 7.4 × 1.4 in

Published: December 16, 2013

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1118729161

ISBN - 13: 9781118729168

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Effective Project Management: Traditional, Agile, Extreme

by Robert K. Wysocki

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 768 pages, 9.17 × 7.4 × 1.4 in

Published: December 16, 2013

Publisher: Wiley

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1118729161

ISBN - 13: 9781118729168

Table of Contents

Preface xxix

Introduction xxxi

Part I Understanding the Project Management Landscape 1

Chapter 1 What Is a Project? 3

Chapter 2 What Is Project Management? 25

Chapter 3 What Are the Project Management Process Groups? 65

Part II Traditional Project Management 101

Chapter 4 How to Scope a TPM Project 103

Chapter 5 How to Plan a TPM Project 141

Chapter 6 How to Launch a TPM Project 217

Chapter 7 How to Monitor & Control a TPM Project 267

Chapter 8 How to Close a TPM Project 299

Part III Complex Project Management 309

Chapter 9 Complexity and Uncertainty in the Project Management Landscape 311

Chapter 10 Agile Project Management 327

Chapter 11 Extreme Project Management 351

Chapter 12 Comparing Linear, Incremental, Iterative, Adaptive, and Extreme PMLC Models 359

Part IV Managing the Realities of Projects 445

Chapter 13 Prevention and Intervention Strategies for Distressed Projects 447

Chapter 14 Organizing Multiple Team Projects 477

Chapter 15 Establishing and Maturing a Project Support Office 509

Chapter 16 Establishing and Managing a Continuous Process Improvement Program 555

Part V End State: Maturing to an Enterprise-Level Project Management Model 591

Chapter 17 Establishing a Project Portfolio Management Process 593

Chapter 18 A Practical Project-Based Model of the Enterprise 645

Appendix A Glossary of Acronyms 683

Appendix B What's on the Website? 689

Appendix C Bibliography 691

Index 701

From the Publisher

The popular guide to the project management body of knowledge, now fully updated

Now in its seventh edition, this comprehensive guide to project management has long been considered the standard for both professionals and academics. With more than 32,000 copies sold in the last three editions, it has now been fully updated to cover the new PMBOK 5. Well-known expert Robert Wysocki has added more than 100 pages of new content based on instructor feedback, enhancing the coverage of best-of-breed methods and tools for ensuring project management success.

With enriched case studies, accompanying exercises and solutions on the companion website, and PowerPoint slides for all figures and tables, the book is ideal for instructors and students as well as active project managers.

  • Serves as a comprehensive guide to project management for both educators and project management professionals
  • Completely updated to cover the new PMBOK 5
  • Examines traditional, agile, and extreme project management techniques; the Enterprise Project Management Model; and Kanban and Scrumban methodologies
  • Includes a companion website with exercises and solutions and well as PowerPoint slides for all the figures and tables used
  • Written by well-known project management expert Robert Wysocki

Effective Project Management, Seventh Edition remains the comprehensive resource for project management practitioners, instructors, and students.

From the Jacket

Learn to use the most up-to-date tools and methods for project management

Project management has undergone significant changes since the previous edition of this book. So, along with updates reflecting the PMBOK Guide, 5th edition, this Seventh Edition of Effective Project Management addresses some fundamental changes in the nature of a project. You will learn an approach to project management that recognizes the project environment and adapts accordingly. Rather than one-size-fits-all solutions, you will learn to think, review, analyze, and select the project management approach best suited to each individual project.

This book remains an effective text for trainers and educators as well as a practical how-to guide for project managers. Discover:

  • An in-depth understanding of the PMBOK process groups
  • How to scope, plan, launch, monitor, control, and close a TPM project
  • Techniques for dealing with the complex and uncertain PM landscape
  • A comparison of Linear, Incremental, Iterative, Adaptive, and Extreme PMLC models
  • Prevention and intervention strategies for distressed projects
  • Advice on organizing multiple team projects and managing a continuous process improvement program
  • Ways to establish an enterprise project portfolio management process
  • How to create a practical, project-based model of an enterprise

Find more online

Visit www.wiley.com/go/epm7e to find support files designed for the trainer and educator, including PowerPoint presentations and training exercises. Also, certified instructors can email the author at rkw@eiicorp.com to receive a Q&A answer file to accompany the discussion questions in the book.

About the Author

Robert K. Wysocki, PhD, has more than 40 years' experience as a project management consultant and trainer, information systems manager, systems and management consultant, author, training developer, and provider. Many of his books on project management, business analysis, and information systems management have been adopted at more than 100 colleges and universities.

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