Customer-driven Project Management: A New Paradigm in Total Quality Implementation

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McGraw-Hill, 1994 - Business & Economics - 508 pages
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Synthesizing and broadening the popular management techniques of Total Quality Management (TQM) and Project Management (PM) for the first time, this exciting book offers project managers, team members, and business leaders a dynamic new tool for continually assessing the customer's quality improvement needs and delivering superior products and services. Called Customer-Driven Project Management (CDPM), it demonstrates the benefits of up-front quality improvement analysis, customer-driven teams, and new "empowerment" actions that make all employees key players in the organization.
The core of this comprehensive book is a new step-by-step CDPM process all organizations can follow when performing projects - whether large or small. You'll get a useful review of the basic principles and new applications of TQM and project management...the changing roles of managers in organizations...the importance of front-end analysis...the reorganization of the project structure for greater efficiency...self-assessment techniques and individual growth opportunities to "reenergize" the organization...the unique, ongoing role of the customer...and much more!
For all those involved in projects, this book puts quality improvement and project management "on line" for the first time, shows how to react quickly and effectively to changing customer needs, lays out the steps for delivering outstanding products and services, and gives all companies a strong competitive edge in today's tough global economy!

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Contents

lntroduction to CustomerDriven Project Management
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The Foundation of CustomerDriven Project Management
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An integrated
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Bruce T. Barkley is co-author of the first edition of this book, faculty member with the Keller Graduate School of Management in Atlanta, Georgia, and Project Administrator with Universal Avionics Corporation, a global high-tech electronics firm. Mr. Barkley has served as Vice President of The Learning Group Corporation, instructor with the University of Maryland and Manager of Consulting for the Maryland Center for Quality and Productivity. He is the recipient of the University of Maryland's "Excellence in Teaching" award.

James H. Saylor is the author of the TOM FIELD MANUAL, TOM SIMPLIFIED, and co-author of the first edition of this book. He is the founder of The Business Coach (the businesscoach.org) and Vice President of Operations and Logistics for ELKAY PLASTICS COMPANY. Mr. Saylor has over 30 years' experience in organizational management, integrated logistics support, and training. He has coached, trained, and facilitated many public and private organizations in achieving their specific goals.

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