Executive's Guide to Project Management: Organizational Processes and Practices for Supporting Complex Projects

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John Wiley & Sons, May 4, 2011 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
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How-to guidance for defining and implementing a complex project performance environment

Sharing his forty-five years of project management experience, best-selling author and industry guru Robert Wysocki presents a straightforward, enlightening, and pragmatic guide to help senior managers make the transition to an organization that profits and thrives on complexity. The first book to discuss practical project management mitigation strategies, Executive's Guide to Project Management presents easy-to-implement infrastructures and processes that will ensure the continued success of your organization and maximize your investment of every project.

  • Collects in one resource all the relevant information for understanding and creating an environment for improved complex project performance
  • A must-read for every member of your senior management team
  • Shows you how to regain responsibility, take action, and skillfully handle complexity to mitigate risk and increase return on project investments

It's time for your senior management team to take back control of your investments in projects and programs. Executive's Guide to Project Management shows you how to cultivate your part of the organization so that it can respond to a changing project environment with the infrastructure to support the project and program investment decisions.

 

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
1
PARTI CHALLENGES TO SUPPORTING COMPLEX PROJECTS
9
Project Management Life Cycle Models
23
The Complex Project Team
41
Team Profile
49
IMPROVING PROJECT SUCCESS WITH
59
A Professional Development Model
79
Integrating the Project Manager Business Analyst
91
The Project Birth and Death Process
109
Agile Project Portfolio Management Process
121
An Agile Portfolio Strategy
135
SUMMARY
151
ESTABLISHING AND MATURING AN ENTERPRISE
157
Growing and Maturing Your Project Support Office
175
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About the author (2011)

Robert K. Wysockl, PhD, has over forty years of experience as a project management consultant and trainer, information systems manager, systems and management consultant, author, training developer, and provider. He is the founder of Enterprise Information Insights, Inc., a project management consulting and training practice. He has written twenty books on project management and information systems management.

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