Get a 360-degree view of digital project management. Learn proven best practices from case studies and real-world scenarios. A variety of project management tools, templates, models, and frameworks are covered. This book provides an in-depth view of digital project management from initiation to execution to monitoring and maintenance. Covering end-to-end topics from pre-sales to post-production, the book explores project management from various dimensions. Each core concept is complemented by case studies and real-world scenarios. The Complete Guide to Digital Project Management provides valuable tools for your use such as: Frameworks: governance, quality, knowledge transfer, root cause analysis, digital product evaluation, digital consulting, estimation Templates: estimation, staffing, resource induction, RACI Models: governance, estimation, pricing, digital maturity continuous execution, earned value management and effort forecast Metrics: project management, quality What You´ll Learn Study best practices and failure scenarios in digital projects, including common challenges, recurring problem themes, and leading indicators of project failures Explore an in-depth discussion of topics related to project quality and project governance Understand Agile and Scrum practices for Agile execution See how to apply Quality Management in digital projects, including a quality strategy, a quality framework, achieving quality in various project phases, and quality best practices Be able to use proven metrics and KPIs to track, monitor, and measure project performance Discover upcoming trends and innovations in digital project management Read more than 20 real-world scenarios in digital project management with proven best practices to handle the scenarios, and a chapter on a digital transformation case study Who This Book Is For Software project managers, software program managers, account managers, software architects, lead developers, and digital enthusiasts
Successful Project Management, 5th edition, is an essential guide for anyone who wants to improve the success rate of their projects. It will help managers to maintain a balance between the demands of the customer, the project, the team and the organization. Covering the more technical aspects of a project from start to completion it contains practised and tested techniques, covering project conception and start-up, how to manage stake holders, effective risk management, project planning and launch and execution. Also including a brand new glossary of key terms, it provides help with evaluating your project as well as practical checklists and templates to ensure success for any ambitious project manager.With over one million copies sold, the hugely popular Creating Success series covers a wide variety of topic, with the latest editions including new chapters such as Tough Conversations and Treating People Right. This indispensable business skills collection is suited to a variety of roles, from someone looking to develop their time management skills for a society committee role, to someone with a business idea looking to build a strategic plan.
The second edition of Benefits Management has been updated with current examples, further insights from experience and recent research. It shows how the enduring challenges achieving business value from information systems and technology projects can be addressed successfully. The approach, which is synthesized from best practices, sound theories and proven techniques from a range of management disciplines, is exemplified from the authors´ extensive experience of working with a wide range of organizations. The book includes examples from a wide variety of projects including non-IT projects. The book is written in an accessible style, ideal for practicing managers, and includes check lists and templates for using the processes, tools and techniques and real-life case studies of their application and impacts. The book now also includes: * International survey results that reinforce the importance of the topic, the key management issues and evidence of how the more successful organizations´ practices are closely aligned with those described in the book. * A Benefits Management Maturity diagnostic which enables organizations to understand the reasons for their current investment success levels and then how to increase them. * Discussion of the role and contribution Project Management Offices (PMOs): how they can improve the delivery of value IT projects. * Further practical advice and guidance on Program and Portfolio Management, including findings from the authors´ recent research in several large organizations.
The one primer you need to develop your managerial and leadership skills. Whether you´re a new manager or looking to have more influence in your current management role, the challenges you face come in all shapes and sizesa direct report´s anxious questions, your boss´s last-minute assignment of an important presentation, or a blank business case staring you in the face. To reach your full potential in these situations, you need to master a new set of business and personal skills. Packed with step-by-step advice and wisdom from Harvard Business Review ´s management archive, the HBR Manager´s Handbook provides best practices on topics from understanding key financial statements and the fundamentals of strategy to emotional intelligence and building your employees´ trust. The book´s brief sections allow you to home in quickly on the solutions you need right awayor take a deeper dive if you need more context. Keep this comprehensive guide with you throughout your career and be a more impactful leader in your organization. In the HBR Manager´s Handbook you´ll find: - Step-by-step guidance through common managerial tasks - Short sections and chapters that you can turn to quickly as a need arises - Self-assessments throughout - Exercises and templates to help you practice and apply the concepts in the book - Concise explanations of the latest research and thinking on important management skills from Harvard Business Review experts such as Dan Goleman, Clayton Christensen, John Kotter, and Michael Porter - Real-life stories from working managers - Recaps and action items at the end of each chapter that allow you to reinforce or review the ideas quickly The skills covered in the book include: - Transitioning into a leadership role - Building trust and credibility - Developing emotional intelligence - Becoming a person of influence - Developing yourself as a leader - Giving effective feedback - Leading teams - Fostering creativity - Mastering the basics of strategy - Learning to use financial tools - Developing a business case
Warum scheitern so viele Startups und neue Produkte? Und wie kann man die Chancen deutlich erhöhen, mit einer Innovation erfolgreich zu sein? Als Antwort auf diese Fragen hat Ash Maurya die in diesem Buch vorgestellte Methode entwickelt, die auf Strategien des Lean Management und der agilen Entwicklung aufbaut und speziell auf Innovationsprozesse zugeschnitten ist. Der Trick besteht darin, frühzeitig, konsequent und in allen Projektphasen potenzielle Kunden in den Entwicklungsprozess einzubeziehen und das eigene Geschäftsmodell immer wieder zu hinterfragen. Ein entscheidendes Tool ist dabei die ´´Lean Canvas´´, ein Template, das eine einfache Visualisierung des Businessplans ermöglicht und erheblich einfacher zu erfassen und zu überarbeiten ist als die üblichen, viele Seiten starken Konzeptpapiere. Ash Maurya hat die Methode anhand eigener Projekte entwickelt und erfolgreich getestet. In Running Lean erläutert er sie ganz praktisch mit Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitungen anhand eines konkreten Beispiels. Alle Schritte können einfach nachvollzogen und auf die eigenen Innovationsprojekte angewandt werden. Die Lean Canvas sowie die Fragebögen für Kundeninterviews lassen sich direkt aus dem Buch übernehmen. Ein Problem identifizieren, das viele Menschen umtreibt, und eine Lösung dafür definieren Die Kunden in den gesamten Entwicklungsprozess einbinden Das Produkt / die Idee kontinuierlich testen, in immer kürzeren Iterationszyklen Features mit Kunden testen, verfeinern oder verwerfen Erkennen, wann die Marschrichtung geändert werden sollte Entwicklungsgeschwindigkeit, Erkenntnisprozesse und Ausrichtung optimieren Den idealen Zeitpunkt für Finanzierungsrunden finden
Drive Strategy With Simplicity-On A Single Sheet Of Paper! The One-Page Project Manager set a new standard as an understandable and easy-to-apply organizational tool, allowing managers to summarize complex projects on a single information-rich page. This book, third in the OPPM series, describes how to combine the OPPM with the Toyota A3 report to create an enhanced, integrated management tool. With a refreshingly clear style, the authors walk users through implementing the OPPM/A3 using a variety of real-world case studies, as well as their own experience at O.C. Tanner Company. Rich with tools, templates, and teaching, the emphasis throughout remains on maintaining simplicity across the organization--communicating the right information to the right people at the right time to get the right things done. Praise for The One-Page Project Manager ´´Executives want the answers to two questions: Where are we today? Where will we end up? Do you really believe this cannot be accomplished on a single sheet of paper? The One-Page Project Manager series of books is encouraging you to do just that. Making this part of your Project Management methodology will simplify and improve your project communication, especially for busy executives.´´ --Harold D. Kerzner, PhD, Senior Executive Director, International Institute for Learning, Inc. Clark Campbell fills a void and bridges a communication gap that has long existed between company executives and project or program managers. OPPM successfully links corporate strategy to those in the trenches managing projects.´´ --Dr. Denis R. Petersen, PMP President and CEO, Milestone Management Consultants, LLC ´´Clark Campbell and Mike Collins present how OPPM works to drive strategy deployment. With OPPM in our lean tool kit, we have tapped into the creativity of our people to pump up productivity, cut cycle times, reduce inventories, and sustain world-class quality.´´ --Harold Simons, Executive Vice President, Supply Chain, O.C. Tanner Company Member of the Shingo Prize Board of Governors
Technologists who want their ideas heard, understood, and funded are often told to speak the language of business-without really knowing what that is. This book´s toolkit provides architects, product managers, technology managers, and executives with a shared language-in the form of repeatable, practical patterns and templates.
ITIL Lite has been updated to align with the ITIL 2011 editions. This new edition reflects the latest ITIL best practice, it is aimed at encouraging organizations to adopt ITIL by selecting and implementing key ITIL 2011 components. This publication explains which components are essential and explains how to select the appropriate components for implementation. The title is based around a project template to help readers prepare their own project. Ideal for those departments whose budgets have been reduced but who still want to improve key processes and functions.
Die zentrale Frage im Projektmanagement lautet: Was brauche ich, um ein Projekt erfolgreich durchführen zu können? Sind es die richtigen IT-Tools und Templates? - Sicherlich nicht! Es ist der Faktor Mensch, der Projekte erfolgreich macht. Dieses Buch ist ein Plädoyer für die menschlichen Managementprozesse. In der Sprache des Projektmanagements heißt das: Kommunikation und Beziehungsmanagement, Stakeholdermanagement, Führung, Konfliktklärung, Ethik und Reflexion. Leider werden gerade diese Aspekte in der Hektik des Projektalltags häufig vernachlässigt oder sogar vergessen. Sowohl für junge, als auch für erfahrene Projektmanager bietet der Autor eine Einführung in das Thema, aufgelockert durch eine Fülle praktischer Beispiele, wie sie mancher Leser vielleicht selbst schon ähnlich erlebt hat und die ihn dazu animieren, bei den eigenen Projekten bewusster auf die psychologischen Faktoren zu achten.