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Part I Project Management Concepts and Methdologies
Chapter 1 What Project Management Is All About
What Are Projects?
Some Characteristics of Projects
A Further Abstraction
Project Management
Project Management Functions
The General PM Process: The Woof
The Basic PM Functions: The Warp
The Integrative PM Functions: The Diagonals
The Executive as Project Manager
Lesson 1: Learning Project Management’s Ten Commandments
Lesson 2: Planning Project Management
Lesson 3: Planning vs. the Process of Planning
Lesson 4: Managing the Project Cycle
The Executive as Project Sponsor or Other Major Stakeholder
Lesson 5: Dealing With the Stakeholder Role
Chapter 3 Developing a Project Management Body of Knowledge
Why a Project Management Body of Knowledge?
What Are the Most Important Aspects of Project Management?
How Does a PMBOK Relate to Other Bodies of Knowledge?
The Structure of PMI’s PMBOK
The PMBOK Framework
Project Management in Different Application Areas
Industry/Technology-Specific Bodies of Knowledge
Shared Domain-Specific Bodies of Knowledge
Toward Management by Projects
Chapter 4 Strategies for Managing Major Projects
Project Definition
Technology and Design
External Factors, Finance, and Duration
Political, Environmental, and Economic Factors
Contract Strategy
People Issues
Planning and Control
Strategic Issues for Enterprises Working on Projects
Chapter 5 Project Initiation Techniques: A Strategic View
Defining Project Objectives
Developing the Project Strategy
Opportunities, Threats, and Issues
Involving the Project Team
Developing Subproject Strategies
Creating a Project Framework
Work Scope: The Work Breakdown Structure
Chapter 7 Organizational Choices for Project Management
Organizing Projects as Distinct Entities
Integrating the Project Into the Existing Structure
The Fully Projectized Structure
The Project-Functional Matrix Structure
The Organic Structures
Organizational Contextual Factors
The Project Factors
The Project’s Strategic Importance
The Project’s Size
The Project’s Novelty and the Need for Innovation
The Need for Integration
The Environmental Complexity
The Need to Meet Severe Budget and Time Constraints
The Stability of Resource Loading
The Choice of a Project Organization
The Decision Model in Action
What Is a Flat, Flexible Structure, Anyway?
Difficulties in Developing an FFS
Facilitators in Developing an FFS
Changing to More Flexible Organization Forms
Section IV Planning the Details of Project Management
Chapter 9 Paradigms for Planning Productive Projects
Planning: Key to Project Management
What Is a Planning Paradigm?
Planning From Diverse Perspectives
Task Planning
Project Objectives
Development Responsibilities
Top-Down Approach
Rolling Wave Work Structure Planning
Types of Structure
Level of Detail
Statement of Work
Iteration, Revision, and Maintenance
Mission and Objectives
Work Scope
Planning Basis
Project Deliverables/End Products
Key Assumptions
Specifically Excluded Scope
Work Breakdown Structure
Organization Development Plan
Organization Structure
Personnel Development
Resource Plan
Procurement and Logistics Plan
Subcontracting Plans
Procurement Plans
Logistics Plans
Logic and Schedules
Networks and Logic
Summary Schedules
Cost Estimates, Budgets, and Financial Management
Cost Estimates
Financial Management
Risk Analysis and Contingency Plan
Risk Identification
Risk Analysis
Risk Minimization Plans
Contingency Plans and Reserves
Quality and Productivity Plan
Quality Management Systems Planning
Quality Assurance/Quality Control
Technical Performance Measurement
Productivity Improvement
Environmental, Safety, and Health (ES&H) Protection Plan
Safety and Health Protection Plan
ES&H Management/Information Systems
Emergency Preparedness Plan
Security Plan
Physical Security
Property Protection
Information Security
Project Planning, Control, and Administration Plan
Project Planning
Project Control
Project Administration
Documentation and Configuration Management Plan
Document Control
Configuration Management
Configuration Management Requirements
Section V Controlling Costs and Keeping on Schedule
Chapter 12 Project Cost Control Systems That Really Work
Developing a Project Cost Control System
Establishing a Project Cost Control Baseline
Collecting Actual Cost Data
Determining Earned Value
Reporting and Evaluating Cost Control Information
Taking Corrective Action
Achieving Project Success by Controlling Costs
Process Overview: Introduction to the Concept
Historical Beginnings
The VA/VE Methodology
Section VI Teamwork and Team Building
What Is Project Success?
Who Determines Project Success?
Project Champions
Project Participants
Community Participants
Parasitic Participants
Success Modeling
Establish Project Success Goals
Identify the Success Process
Map the Success Characteristics
Develop a Project Success Scenario
Define the Project Team’s Modus Operandi
Building the Winning Team
Step 1: Conceptualize the Winning Team
Step 2: Follow the Phases of Team Building
Measuring Project Success
Establish the Success Criteria
Establish a Measurement Scheme
Collect Data and Evaluate Results
Five Classic Team-Building Stages
Stage 1: Forming
Stage 2: Storming
Stage 3: Norming
Stage 4: Performing
Stage 5: Adjourning
The Ten Rules of Team Building
Planning for and Implementing Teamwork
Get People Involved
Set a Good Example
Coach Team Members
Train Team Members
Set Up a Formal Team-Building Program
Effective Interpersonal Relations: The Key to Successful Teamwork
Dealing With Interpersonal Conflict
Section Vll Power, Influence, and Leadership
Conventional Project Management
Pinning Down the Roles
The Project Sponsor and Beyond
Chapter 18 Sources of Power and Influence
Sources of Power
Motivational Forces in Project Team Management
The Power Spectrum in Project Management
Leadership Style Effectiveness
Recommendations for Effective Project Team Management
A Final Note
Section VIII Quality in Project Management
Chapter 20 The Essence of Quality Management
The Customer
Valid Requirements
Quality Indicators
Process Indicators
Upstream Control
The Problem-Solving Process
The Cycle of Plan, Do, Check, and Act
Four Principles of Quality Management
Customer Satisfaction
Plan, Do, Check, Act Cycle
Management by Fact
Respect for People
Chapter 21 Quality in Project Management Services
Project Management and the U.S. Government
Types of Project Management Services
Types of Contracts
Sellers of Project Management Services
Contract Types Awarded to Companies
Quality of Project Management Services
Monarch’s Contractual Work
Situation #1
Situation #2
Situation #3
Situation #4
Situation #5
Situation #6
Situation #7
Summary of Monarch’s Performance
Swift’s Contractual Work
Summary of Swift’s Performance
Coin’s Contractual Work
Part II Project Management Applications
Section IX Project Management and Change Management
Chapter 22 Managing Change Through Projects
The Change Process
Projects and Organizational Change
The Individual’s Response to Change
The Project in a Bureaucracy
Chapter 23 Planning for Change
The Nature of Change
Origin of Sources for Change
An Organizational Example
Developing the New Project Management Culture
Step 1: Define New Behavior
Step 2: Teach New Behavior
Step 3. Support New Behavior
Step 4. Model New Behavior
Section X Engineering and Construction Concerns
The Funding Profile
Program Control
Development of the Request for Proposal
The Vendor List
The Cost Estimate
Proposal Evaluation and Order Award
The Program Plan
The Order Award
The Construction Phase
The Postconstruction or Closeout Phase
Claims Prevention
Reacting to a Claim
Chapter 27 Construction Claims: Entitlement and Damages
Establishing Entitlement
Project Documentation
Owner's Damages
Contractor's Damages
Section XI Information Systems and Software Project
On the Surface, There Is No Difference
The Steps in the Project Planning Process
Decomposing the Project Into Tasks
Defining Dependencies Between Tasks
Estimating Resource Requirements for Each Task
Performing a Risk Analysis
Scheduling the Project
Some Differences During Tracking and Control
But, in Conclusion, a Counterargument
Product Similarity
Life Cycle Similarity
Similarity in Management Functions
How IS Projects Are Different From Projects in Other Industries
Scope Definition and Management
The Multiproject Environment
How Small Is Small?
Section XII Research and Development Projects
SmithKline Beecham’s Strategy
A Standard Process
Streamlining the Process
Risk Management
R&D Effectiveness Measurement
Project Planning Software
Doing the Right Thing
Application Considerations
Chapter 33 The Behavior of Knowledge Workers on R&D Projects
R&D People: Are They Really Different?
The College Offer
The Organization Demand
The Transition to Management
Special Problems of R&D Projects
Types of R&D Projects
Research-Oriented Projects
Development-Oriented Projects
Section XIII Launching New Products and Build-to-Order Projects
Chapter 34 Faster New Product Development
Unstructured Approaches
New Products From External Sources
General Characteristics of Phased Approaches
Three Reasons for Using a Phased Approach
Overview of Approach
Avoiding Unnecessary Delays
Compressing the Schedule of the Phased Approach
Leadership by a Multifunctional Triad
The Problem: Lethal Competition for New World Markets
Innovative Program Management Solutions
Selecting the Right Programs to Pursue
The Need for Total Quality Management
Establishing the TQM Environment
Following the Three Principles
The Success of Cross-Functional Teams
Meeting the Challenges
Shortening the Development Cycle
Reducing Product Cost
Extending Product Life
Section XIV International and Cross-Cultural Projects
Chapter 37 Managing International Projects
Communications and Information Systems
Control Systems
Techniques and Methodologies
Cultural Ambience
Human Subsystems
Ensuring Success in International Project Management
Chapter 38 The Negotiation Differential for International Project Management
The Influence of Culture
The Elements of Culture
Material Culture
Religion, Beliefs, and Attitudes
Social Organization
Political Life
The Impact of Culture on Negotiation
The Prenegotiation Planning Phase
The Negotiation Meeting Phase
The Postnegotiation Critique
Chapter 39 Challenges in Managing International Projects
A Model of Intercultural Team Building
Some Global Considerations
Integrating Two Cultures
The Development of a Project Culture
The Project Culture Over the Life Cycle of the Project
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AMACOM Books - The AMA Handbook of Project Management by Paul C. Dinsmore

AMACOM Books - The AMA Handbook of Project Management by Paul C. Dinsmore

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