Managing High-Technology Programs and Projects

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Wiley, Apr 13, 1992 - Business & Economics - 400 pages
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Don’t just manage a project…master it! Managing High-Technology Programs and Projects 2nd Edition As diverse as high-technology programs and projects are, there are as many factors that they hold in common, such as time and budget parameters and their multidisciplinary nature. Yet there has never been a single source that every project manager can consult to manage any kind of project, from start-up to close-out. Managing High-Technology Programs and Projects, Second Edition is just such a book. In concise yet thorough detail, it presents a practical, proven system for managing all types of programs and projects, with emphasis on high-technology projects. Illustrated with numerous forms and illustrations, plus checklists for project start-up and close-out, it offers step-by-step coverage of:
  • Understanding the differences and similarities among different types of programs and projects
  • Organizing the project management function
  • Setting up the project team and building project commitment
  • Starting up a project rapidly and efficiently
  • Managing multiple projects
  • Selecting project planning and scheduling software packages
  • Conducting in-progress evaluations and providing product direction
  • Ensuring the effective completion of the project—on time, within budget and meeting specifications

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Contents

EXECUTIVE GUIDE TO PROGRAM
1
Programs and Projects
24
Organizing the Project Management Function
43
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About the author RUSSELL D. ARCHIBALD is a principal with Integrated Project Systems, a consulting firm headquartered in Belmont, California, that specializes in process and system implementation and training in project management for high-technology corporations and agencies. From 1982 to 1991 he was President of Archibald Associates, a project and systems management consulting firm, with clients in the U.S., Canada, South America, the Far East, Europe, and Asia. An internationally recognized authority on project management with over forty years of management, engineering, consulting, and operations experience, he was also formerly Vice President of International Planning at the Bendix Corporation and worked at the World Headquarters of ITT, where he conducted special staff assignments throughout Europe and South America. Mr. Archibald is the author, with Richard L. Villoria, of Network-Based Management Systems (PERT/CPM) (Wiley). He received an MS in mechanical engineering from the University of Texas, and is an Honored Fellow of the Project Management Institute.

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