PRINCE2: A Practical Handbook

Author: Colin Bentley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136436502
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 316
View: 1414
Struggling to apply the principles of PRINCE2TM to make the method work in practice? Need guidance on adapting the process depending on context and scaling for smaller projects? Revised and updated throughout to match the details and requirements of the 2009 PRINCE2 manual, PRINCE2TM: A Practical Handbook, 3rd edition is the solution—a readable, practical reference with real life examples and case studies, links between related components and processes, and clear guidance on how to fine-tune the method to suit situation and size. Whether you are looking to further your reading in preparation for the PRINCE2 examinations, keep your knowledge and skills up to date to maintain registered status or apply the theory of PRINCE2 to everyday project work after certification, PRINCE2TM: A Practical Handbook is an affordable alternative to expensive training and an indispensable addition to your project management bookshelf. Author Colin Bentley has spent the last 40 years managing projects, large and small, across the world. He has worked with PRINCE2, PRINCE and its predecessor, PROMPT II, since the 1970s and was one of the team that brought PROMPT II to the marketplace. As the main author of the original PRINCE2 manual, a former Chief Examiner in PRINCE2 for the Association for Project Management Group (APMG) and Lead Reviewer for the 2009 PRINCE2 manual, he is the perfect guide to real-world application of PRINCE2 beyond the classroom theory for project management success.

Information Systems Project Management

Author: David Avison,Gholamreza Torkzadeh
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1483317129
Category: Computers
Page: 496
View: 6200
View IS project management as an art as well as a science. . . . There are a number of books out there on project management. What is different and specific about this book? There is a balance between socio-cultural and technical aspects and there is a balance between qualitative and quantitative aspects – project management is seen as both an art and a science. It provides an information systems orientation for project management: neither information technology oriented on the one side nor production and operations oriented on the other, but of application to both within an organizational-wide view. It stresses information systems as a whole, not just software development – no project is successful if only software aspects are considered. It gives a truly international view of the domain – examples and experiences from different parts of the world add richness as well as context to the material. Globalization has ensured that most projects take on an international dimension. The book provides a coherent explanation of the concerns of the project manager as the project develops through the project life cycle – it does not follow a 'kitchen sink approach'. Each chapter has the following consistent structure: introduction and outline, an exhibit, the main text with examples, chapter summary, exercises, discussion questions, interview with project manager and appendix – this structure provides coherence and consistency. The exhibit, interview and appendix contain real-world examples, experiences, case studies, discussion material, software descriptions and professional codes – these provide material for class discussion and group work. The material has been used on our courses in the United States, Europe and Australia, given to practitioners as well as students (both undergraduate and postgraduate) – it has been well tested as part of our own project managemenThe material in this text has been proven successful through repeated use in courses in the United States, Europe, and Australia, by practitioners as well as undergraduate and postgraduate students. Intended Audience This core text is designed for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses such as Management Information Systems, Computer Information Systems, Information Systems, and Decision and Information Systems in the departments of information systems, information technology, and business.

Managing Stakeholders in Software Development Projects

Author: John McManus
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136382046
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 208
View: 5695
As stakeholder relationships and business in general have become increasingly central to the unfolding of stakeholder thinking, important new topics have begun to take centre stage in both the worlds of practitioners and academics. The role of project management becomes immeasurably more challenging, when stakeholders are no longer seen as simple objects of managerial action but rather as subjects with their own objectives and purposes. This book will aim to explain some of the complexities of project management and managerial relationships with stakeholders by discussing the practice of stakeholder engagement, dialog, measurement and management and the consequences of this practice for reporting and productivity, and performance within project management.

The PRINCE2 Practitioner

From Practitioner to Professional
Author: Colin Bentley
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317581628
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 302
View: 3548
Struggling to apply the principles of PRINCE2 in practice? Need guidance on adapting the process for smaller projects? PRINCE2 for Practitioners provides the solution. This practical reference, matching the details and requirements of the 2009 PRINCE2 manual, contains new and updated real-life examples and case studies, links between related components and processes, and clear guidance on how to fine-tune the method to help you manage projects successfully, whatever the context and size. An affordable alternative to expensive training, this best-selling handbook by PRINCE2 expert Colin Bentley is an indispensable addition to your project management bookshelf and a companion to the PRINCE2 for Beginners book. If you have passed the PRINCE2 exams, it will help you keep your knowledge and skills up to date to maintain registered status and enable you to apply the theory of PRINCE2 to everyday project work after certification.

Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK(R) Guide-Sixth Edition / Agile Practice Guide Bundle (SPANISH)

Author: Project Management Institute
Publisher: Project Management Institute
ISBN: 1628255242
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 976
View: 1119
To support the broadening spectrum of project delivery approaches, PMI is offering A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition as a bundle with its latest, the Agile Practice Guide. The PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition now contains detailed information about agile; while the Agile Practice Guide, created in partnership with Agile Alliance®, serves as a bridge to connect waterfall and agile. Together they are a powerful tool for project managers. The PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition – PMI's flagship publication has been updated to reflect the latest good practices in project management. New to the Sixth Edition, each knowledge area will contain a section entitled Approaches for Agile, Iterative and Adaptive Environments, describing how these practices integrate in project settings. It will also contain more emphasis on strategic and business knowledge—including discussion of project management business documents—and information on the PMI Talent Triangle™ and the essential skills for success in today's market. Agile Practice Guide has been developed as a resource to understand, evaluate, and use agile and hybrid agile approaches. This practice guide provides guidance on when, where, and how to apply agile approaches and provides practical tools for practitioners and organizations wanting to increase agility. This practice guide is aligned with other PMI standards, including A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition, and was developed as the result of collaboration between the Project Management Institute and the Agile Alliance.

The British National Bibliography

Author: Arthur James Wells
Publisher: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
View: 8719

El método Lean Startup

Cómo crear empresas de éxito utilizando la innovación continua
Author: Eric Ries
Publisher: Grupo Planeta (GBS)
ISBN: 842340949X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
View: 2040
El método Lean Startup supone un nuevo enfoque que se está adoptando en todo el mundo para cambiar la forma en que las empresas crean y lanzan sus productos.Eric Ries define una startup como una organización dedicada a crear algo bajo condiciones de incertidumbre extrema. Esto se cumple tanto para aquellas personas que trabajan en el garaje de su casa como para un grupo de profesionales experimentados de una de las empresas queaparecen en el ranking de la revista Fortune. Lo que todos ellos tienen en común es la misión de traspasar la incertidumbre para encontrar el camino hacia un negocio sostenible.El enfoque que el autor nos muestra en El método Lean Startup hace que las empresas sean más eficientes en el uso del capital y que apoyen de manera más efectiva la creatividad humana. Se trata de poner en marcha diversas prácticas que acortan el ciclo de desarrollo del producto, miden el progreso real sin recurrir a los indicadores vanidosos y ayudan a entender qué es lo que realmente quieren los consumidores.Además, este método permite a la empresa cambiar de dirección con agilidad y alterar¡ los planes minuto a minuto.En lugar de despilfarrar tiempo diseñando elaborados planes de negocio, el método Lean Startup ofrece a los emprendedores de empresas grandes y pequeñas la mejor manera para poner a prueba de forma continua su visión, para adaptarla y ajustarla antes de que sea demasiado tarde.

Project Governance

A Practical Guide to Effective Project Decision Making
Author: Ross Garland
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 0749456086
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 224
View: 7580
Effective project decision making is recognised as a key feature of successful projects. Ineffective decision making leads to project delay and failure. Project Governance takes readers through the logical steps required for the establishment of a project governance framework for a project or organisation. Starting with problems typical of ineffective project governance, it develops a set of principles designed to overcome these problems and builds a framework based on these principles. This comprehensive guide explains how to populate the framework effectively, provides the accountabilities and responsibilities of the main roles , and describes how to integrate the project governance framework into the organisation. Whether you are a project management practitioner or a student of project management, the lessons learned in this valuable handbook make for essential reading.

The PM Handbook

Author: Adrian Pagdin
ISBN: 0992907810
Page: N.A
View: 8724

Lean DevOps

A Practical Product Management Handbook for an Agile Workforce
Author: O Neill Ian
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781527247888
Page: 186
View: 1982
A practical handbook, to help IT professionals within software development to use a Lean software development management methodology. To help them to better communicate, collaborate and coordinate their agile workforce. Exploring practical examples in how Lean tools can be used to help DevOps teams visualise their objectives, tasks and actions.

Gower Handbook of Programme Management

Author: Dennis Lock,Reinhard Wagner
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317125134
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 638
View: 6727
In the ten years since this Gower Handbook was first published, Programme Management has been transformed to become the vehicle of choice for realising the objectives of large scale, complicated, business, government and social investment. The Second Edition of this Gower Handbook is a completely new text; designed as a definitive guide to the current state of Programme Management. To that end the text offers foundation theory and knowledge around key issues such as, managing programme contracts, people and know-how, complexity and uncertainty, benefits and success measures, as well as every stage of the programme life cycle. The main central section of the book provides theory, tools, advice and examples of practical application from an industry context and covers sectors including construction, energy, aerospace and defence, IT, automotive and the public sector. The Handbook also includes a section with chapters on assessing and improving programme competences and developing maturity. Discrete chapters relate programme management to the international baselines and standards. Collectively, the Gower Handbook of Programme Management is most comprehensive guide to the subject that you can buy.

Successful Project Management in Social Work and Social Care

Managing Resources, Assessing Risks and Measuring Outcomes
Author: Gary Spolander,Linda Martin
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857004604
Category: Social Science
Page: 176
View: 4323
Managers in social work and social care contexts are required to manage a wide range of projects: long-term and short-term, on large and small scales, in partnership with other agencies, and covering a broad range of issues and contexts. Management of these projects requires specific expertise, and this book sets out what these core skills are and how they can be achieved. Topics such as managing resources, assessing risks, and measuring outcomes are covered, as well as how to start and end a project. The authors acknowledge the values and ethics inherent to care environments, as well as the business skills necessary for good management. Detailed case studies demonstrate the ideas in action, and reflective activities, practical tools and action checklists are included throughout. This practical handbook provides a clear and comprehensive guide to how to be an excellent project manager, and is a must-read for all social work and social care managers and post-qualifying social work and social care students.


Una Guia de Bolsillo
Author: Alan Calder
Publisher: It Governance Limited
ISBN: 9781849289160
Category: Computers
Page: 82
View: 3114
Esta guia de bolsillo indispensable da una vision de conjunto util sobre dos normas importantes de la seguridad de la informacion. Llena de consejos practicos para implementar un sistema de gestion de la seguridad de la informacion, se preguntara como se las arreglo sin ella. Consiga su copia hoy.

Handbook of Project-Based Management, Fourth Edition

Author: Rodney Turner
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 007182183X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 368
View: 8504
The Most Complete, Current Guide to Project-Based Management Thoroughly revised and reorganized, The Handbook of Project-Based Management, Fourth Edition focuses on the role of the global project manager in today's high-tech, hyperconnected environment of continuous improvement and innovation. Rodney Turner, editor of the International Journal of Project Management, explains how to implement a proven, structured approach to achieving performance improvement through strategic change. This practical resource describes how to align project goals with organizational goals, maintain governance, and manage project performance and process. An all-new case study runs throughout the book, demonstrating real-world applications of the concepts presented. Coverage includes: Leading change Beneficial change Project governance Program and portfolio management Governance of the projectbased organization Organizational capability Scope Project organization Stakeholders Quality Cost Time Risk Process models Start-up Execution and control Close-out

Managing Quality in Architecture

Author: Charles Nelson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136382321
Category: Architecture
Page: 320
View: 1290
This handbook addresses the question of how best to manage quality in architecture for the mutual benefit of design practices and their clients. Based on research from the last two decades, it explores the general principles, tools and techniques that can be adapted to the unique culture of any design practice. The book addresses all aspects of quality in creating the built environment, with international contributions representing some of the best thinking that exists in design practice management. It is aimed at the entire design team – those who have a role in design inputs, design processes and design execution; including project managers, contractors, suppliers and clients. An accompanying website also provides commentary and updates on the text. Topics are linked to relevant sections of the current quality standard, and the standard is interpreted as to its application to design practice. Practices interested in establishing an ISO 9001-compliant quality system will find all the tools they need. The interpretation of quality is comprehensive. The focus is completely practical, rather than theoretical, affording readers a concise picture of how the issues of excellence and quality performance flow across every aspect of design practice. This focus provides the vital link that distinguishes truly successful practices from the rest, Here, simply, is the answer to the forces of commoditization that challenge all designers in today's competitive environment. The text is augmented and supported by chapters from twenty-two authoritative contributors, a foreword authored by Eugene Hopkins, and illustrations by graphic artist Michael Lindell. Key case studies are also provided focusing on: Anderson-Brulé Architects, San José CA Add, Inc., Cambridge MA Geyer Pty Ltd, Melbourne, VIC Australia Harley Ellis Devereaux, Southfield MI RVK Architects, San Antonio, TX

Microsoft Office Project 2003 paso a paso

Author: Carl S. Chatfield,Timothy D. Johnson
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: 9788448140618
Category: Computers
Page: 636
View: 8762
Aprenda fácil y rápidamente cómo gestionar los recursos, calendarios y ámbito de un proyecto con Project 2003. Con la serie Paso a Paso puede estudiar solamente aquellas lecciones que necesite, o trabajar desde la primera lección hasta la última, para completar el curso. En ambos casos será capaz de adquirir los conocimientos necesarios y practicar en el momento que considere oportuno, y a su propio ritmo

La revolución rusa

Author: Sheila Fitzpatrick
Publisher: Siglo XXI Editores
ISBN: 9876298550
Category: History
Page: 256
View: 4095
La historia de la Unión Soviética (1917-1991) se transformó de manera vertiginosa en las últimas décadas. Los historiadores, hasta hace poco limitados a usar la escasa información oficial, cuentan ahora con el valioso auxilio de los archivos, admirablemente conservados, que día a día se abren para la investigación. A la vez, el derrumbe del régimen soviético invita a mirar su pasado con una visión menos orientada a buscar en él la prefiguración del mundo futuro que a rastrear, en ese breve siglo de existencia, el desarrollo acelerado de procesos característicos de toda la historia occidental: la industrialización, la urbanización, la transformación agraria, el proyecto educativo y, sobre todo, la construcción de un Estado nacional. Sheila Fitzpatrick, una de las mayores especialistas en historia soviética, autora de estudios innovadores acerca del período estalinista, ha elaborado en La revolución rusa una síntesis comprensiva, sólidamente sustentada en los últimos avances historiográficos, en la que combina viejas y nuevas preguntas. Este libro intenta responder una de ellas: ¿cuándo terminó la revolución soviética? La historiadora elige el ambiguo lapso de vísperas de la Segunda Guerra Mundial, cuando el régimen estalinista proclamó la victoria de la revolución misma y el comienzo de la normalidad, mientras iniciaba la más profunda "purga", que conllevó la matanza de la primera camada de dirigentes revolucionarios. En esta nueva edición actualizada, La revolución rusa vuelve a afirmarse como un libro introductorio y de referencia, conciso y a la vez cargado de análisis agudos. Una ventana para quienes quieran asomarse a uno de los acontecimientos más complejos y dramáticos del siglo XX.

The Scrum Master Training Manual

A Guide to the PSM Exam
Author: Nader K. Rad,Frank Turley
Publisher: Management Plaza
Page: 40
View: 4928
This simple book explains the Scrum framework as defined in the Scrum Guide (from It is helpful for understanding the basics of the framework, and also helps those who are preparing for the PSM I (Professional Scrum Master level 1) exam. It can be a basic reference for the practitioners too.

The Intranet Management Handbook

Author: Martin Scott White
Publisher: Facet Publishing
ISBN: 1856047342
Category: Intranets (Computer networks)
Page: 233
View: 1567
This is the first book to offer practical advice on intranet management, based on the work of the author as an intranet consultant over the past fifteen years. Key areas include: managing intranets: opportunities and challenges defining user requirements making a business case developing a content strategy enhancing collaboration managing technology specifying and selecting software using Microsoft SharePoint for intranets operational planning establishing the intranet team managing intranet projects evaluating risks enhancing the user experience marketing the intranet measuring user satisfaction creating the governance framework writing an intranet strategy intranets and information management. An appendix offers guidelines for social media use. Readership: Information professionals involved in the development of an intranet for their organization, managers with responsibility for internal communications, personal management, risk management, information management and information technology.