A selection of key learning resources from the thousands of ebooks available
Agile: the Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review by Harvard Business ReviewMore than a buzzword, agile is a powerful business tool for all. To the uninitiated, agile is a software development and project management process involving white boards, colored Post-it Notes, and stand-up meetings. It may seem as though agile doesn't and won't ever apply to you. But agile is here to stay, and its benefits can be realized beyond IT and project management into other areas of your business. If you're a leader, it's worth exploring how your group can benefit from the higher productivity and morale agile brings. Agile: The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review brings you today's most essential thinking on agile, from exploring the conditions under which agile is most effective and easiest to implement to reducing new-product development risk to bringing the most valuable products and features to market faster and more predictably. The lessons in this book will help you introduce agile into a broader range of activities and accelerate profitable growth for your company. Business is changing. Will you adapt or be left behind? Get up to speed and deepen your understanding of the topics that are shaping your company's future with the Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review series. Featuring HBR's smartest thinking on fast-moving issues--blockchain, cybersecurity, AI, and more--each book provides the foundational introduction and practical case studies your organization needs to compete today and collects the best research, interviews, and analysis to get it ready for tomorrow. You can't afford to ignore how these issues will transform the landscape of business and society. The Insights You Need series will help you grasp these critical ideas--and prepare you and your company for the future.
Publication Date: 2020
Business Process Management by John JestonBusiness Process Management, a huge bestseller, has helped thousands of leaders and BPM practitioners successfully implement BPM projects, enabling them to add measurable value to their organizations. The book's runaway success can be attributed partly to its overview of all major useful frameworks (such as LEAN and Six Sigma) without over-investment in one over another, and a unique emphasis on BPM's interrelationship with organizational management, culture and leadership. Its common-sense approach teaches how BPM must be well-integrated across an entire business if it's to be successful: augmented and aligned with other management disciplines. This highly anticipated fourth edition brings Jeston's practicable frameworks and solutions up to date with the latest developments in BPM, including the robotics process automation, digital strategies and the changes necessary as a result of the impact of the quad generations in the workforce. This thoroughly revised and updated new edition includes: Enhanced BPM House noting the importance of traceability from strategy to execution activities New and revised case studies An analysis of the risks and benefits of robotic automation and cognitive computing. The book highlights that millennials will be 50% of the global workforce in 2020 and 67% by 2025--Jeston warns managers to ignore them at your peril. Business processes and the way work is performed must evolve! This book will prove to be an indispensable guide to any senior business executive or chief financial officer while providing practical BPM examples to undergraduate and postgraduate students alike.
Publication Date: 2018
Core Concepts of Project Management by David L. OlsonThis book addresses project management in the context of general project management. An introductory chapter discusses project features in general. Part I of the book focuses attention on the important human element in project management. Part II discusses two processes involved in the initial project definition stage, as well as covering estimation. Part III involves planning. Part III deals with project risk and implementation. A feature of the book is an effort to tie content to that of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Each chapter includes reference to how each chapter relates to the PMBOK structure, and relationship to the 2020 PMP Exam Outline.
Project Management by Edoardo FavariThis book represents an excellent opportunity for understanding project management in its new form for professionals, undergraduate and post-graduate students, and people willing to prepare the Project Management Professional (PMI-PMP®) exam. The distinctive feature of this book consists in the approach, very pragmatic and rich in practical examples. In particular, there are several "myth" and "bad idea" boxes where common problematic scenarios that a project manager can find in its everyday working life are discussed and solved according to the book's contents. In addition, the book includes several original explanations of some business phenomena, such as the "Leadership of the nun", "The gardener project manager", "The hamster", "the change-order dragon" and others. Last but not least, it explores several concepts that aren't included into most of project management books, such as Sustainability in triple bottom line, Management for Stakeholders and social network analysis, and an extensive part on complexity. The last part of the book is dedicated to concepts that are not properly part of project management, but are relevant for a project manager to be aware of in order to be able to interface with colleagues and partners belonging to these contiguous business worlds.
Publication Date: 2023
Effective Project Management by Robert K. WysockiUpdated to cover the new PMBOK® Sixth Edition Examines traditional, agile, and extreme project management techniques; the Enterprise Project Management Model; and Kanban and Scrumban methodologies
Publication Date: 2019
Project Management by Stephen HartleyProject Management is based on the recognised global standard for project management, the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), and it incorporates aspects of Agile, PRINCE2, Lean and other popular methodologies.
Publication Date: 2020
Solving for project risk management : understanding the critical role of uncertainty in project management by Christian SmartSolving for Project Risk Management explains why standard cost and schedule management practices are sub-par and offers practical guidance on how to fix them. With heavy emphasis on risk management and understanding the role of uncertainty, this comprehensive guide provides everything readers need to ensure project success by conducting risk management the right way. Whatever the size or complexity of a project, the failure to manage it with diligence and know-how can-and often does-lead to devastating consequences for an organization.
Publication Date: 2021
Fundamentals of Project Management by Joseph HeagneyBoasting sales of more than 200,000 copies, Fundamentals of Project Management has helped generations of project managers navigate the ins and outs of every aspect of this complex discipline. But much has changed in recent years. Fully updated in accordance with the latest version of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK#65533;), the fifth edition of this classic text remains the perfect introduction to the subject, showing readers how to: Clarify project goals and objectives - Develop a work breakdown structure - Create a project risk plan - Produce a realistic schedule - Manage change requests - Control and evaluate progress at every stage - Lead the project team The book contains new information and expandedcoverage on topics including estimating; stakeholder management; procurement management; creating a communication plan; project closure; requirements for PMP certification; and much more. Chock full of tools, techniques, examples, and instructive exercises, this up-to-the-minute guide will help you plan and execute projects on time, on budget-and with maximum efficiency. "
Publication Date: 2016
Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) and the Standard for Project Management by Project Management Institute Project Management InstitutePMBOK® Guide is the go-to resource for project management practitioners. The project management profession has significantly evolved due to emerging technology, new approaches and rapid market changes. Reflecting this evolution, The Standard for Project Management enumerates 12 principles of project management and the PMBOK® Guide - Seventh Edition is structured around eight project performance domains. This edition is designed to address practitioners' current and future needs and to help them be more proactive, innovative and nimble in enabling desired project outcomes. This edition of the PMBOK® Guide: Reflects the full range of development approaches (predictive, adaptive, hybrid, etc.); Provides an entire section devoted to tailoring the development approach and processes; Includes an expanded list of models, methods, and artifacts; Focuses on not just delivering project outputs but also enabling outcomes; and Integrates with PMIstandards+(tm) for information and standards application content based on project type, development approach, and industry sector.
Publication Date: 2021
The Standard for Risk Management in Portfolios, Programs, and Projects by Project Management InstituteThis is an update and expansion upon PMI's popular reference, The Practice Standard for Project Risk Management. Risk Management addresses the fact that certain events or conditions may occur with impacts on project, program, and portfolio objectives. This standard will: identify the core principles for risk management; describe the fundamentals of risk management and the environment within which it is carried out; define the risk management life cycle; and apply risk management principles to the portfolio, program, and project domains within the context of an enterprise risk management approach It is primarily written for portfolio, program, and project managers, but is a useful tool for leaders and business consumers of risk management, and other stakeholders.
Publication Date: 2019
Infrastructure Planning and Management: an Integrated Approach by Virendra ProagThis book explains how water, electricity/power, roads and other infrastructure services are linked together within the general basket of development and how to obtain the optimum use of resources. The emphasis, nowadays, is on multipurpose activities, optimum use of resources, environmental approach, minimum use of energy. This book tries to integrate all of these, by showing the links between the different components of infrastructure and trying to model them. A well articulated, socially attractive and desirable project may fail during the implementation or operation stage, not only from bad design, but also due to inadequate attention paid to the human aspects required for its operation. This book is intended for graduates and practising professionals who are involved in the general development planning of their country/region. It enables better understanding, collaboration and communication with other professionals in relation to their own or different disciplines.
Publication Date: 2020
Leading Successful Pmos by Peter TaylorMany organizations profit hugely by utilizing a Project Management Office (PMO); it means they achieve benefits from standardizing and following project management policies, processes, and methods. However, building an effective PMO is a complex process; it requires clear vision and strong leadership so that, over time, it will become the source for guidance, documentation, and metrics related to the practices involved in managing and implementing projects. Leading Successful PMOs will guide all project based organizations, and project managers who contribute to and benefit from a PMO, towards maximizing their project success. In it, Peter Taylor outlines the basics of setting up a PMO and clearly explains how to ensure it will do exactly what you need it to do - the right things, in the right way, in the right order, with the right team.
Publication Date: 2016
Making sense of change management by Esther Cameron; Mike GreenThis definitive, bestselling text in the field of change management provides comprehensive guidance of everything needed to successfully navigate times of change. Making Sense of Change Management provides a thorough and accessible overview for students and practitioners alike. Without relying on assumed knowledge, it comprehensively covers the theories and models of change management and connects them to workable approaches and techniques that organizations of all types and sizes can use to adapt to tough market conditions and succeed by changing their strategies, structures, mindsets, leadership behaviours and expectations of staff and managers. This completely revised and updated fifth edition contains new chapters on digital transformation and becoming a sustainable business, new material on resilience, well-being and effective leadership, and new examples from organizations including Google, Burberry and Volvo. Supported by "food for thought" and "stop and think" features to aid critical thinking and understanding, as well as checklists, tips and helpful summaries, Making Sense of Change Management remains essential reading for anyone who is currently part of, or leading, a change initiative. New and updated accompanying online resources include international case study question packs for lecturers and lecture slides with reflective questions.
Publication Date: 2019
Project-Led Strategic Management by James Marion; John Lewis; Tracey RichardsonStrategic management is very well documented in business books and in the literature, but that does not make the task any easier. Because formulating and implementing strategy is so taxing, and the environmental signals are so intangible, strategic planning is a responsibility that is easy to avoid. The solution proposed in this book is a project management framework to advance organizational strategy. In this book, you'll find not only a description of how use the project management framework to advance strategic management, but also a case study that illustrates the positive impact.
Publication Date: 2021
Project and Program Management by Mitchell L. SpringerThis book is an introduction to predicting costs, setting schedules, and assessing risks. On the people side, it sheds new light on how to mold different personality types into a team, how to motivate the team's members, and how to produce extraordinary results.
Project Manager Competency Development Framework by Project Management Institute (Other Primary Creator)Building on the framework developed in the previous edition, Project Manager Competency Development Framework - Third Edition extends the framework both vertically (to include program and portfolio managers) and horizontally (to cover continued development for the roles of project/program/portfolio managers). The Project Manager Competency Development (PMCD) Framework - Third Edition: * Aligns with the PMP® Examination Specification * Aligns with the PMBOK® Guide - Sixth Edition * Aligns with The Standard for Program Management - Fourth Edition (pre-publication) * Aligns with The Standard for Portfolio Management - Fourth Edition (pre-publication) * Builds upon the framework from the second edition (knowledge, performance, and personal competencies), in particular the personal competencies * Provides examples of evidence required to demonstrate competence * Recognizes and addresses the need for career development along a continuum of expertise and experience The PMCD Framework is designed so all participants in the project management process are be able to assess their current level of project/program/portfolio management competence.
Publication Date: 2017
Quantitative Tools of Project Management by David L. OlsonThis book addresses the use of quantitative tools to support general project management. Part I of the book deals with critical path modeling. Part II discusses risk modeling tools to include Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT), critical chain modeling, and agile/scrum approaches. Project control through earned value analysis is also covered. Part III is a Microsoft Project orientation. A feature of the book is an effort to tie content to that of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). Each chapter includes reference to how each chapter relates to the PMBOK structure and its relationship to the 2020 Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam Outline.
Fundamentals of Business Process Management by Marlon Dumas; Marcello La Rosa; Jan Mendling; Hajo A. ReijersThis textbook covers the entire Business Process Management (BPM) lifecycle, from process identification to process monitoring, covering along the way process modelling, analysis, redesign and automation. Concepts, methods and tools from business management, computer science and industrial engineering are blended into one comprehensive and inter-disciplinary approach. The presentation is illustrated using the BPMN industry standard defined by the Object Management Group and widely endorsed by practitioners and vendors worldwide. In addition to explaining the relevant conceptual background, the book provides dozens of examples, more than 230 exercises - many with solutions - and numerous suggestions for further reading. This second edition includes extended and completely revised chapters on process identification, process discovery, qualitative process analysis, process redesign, process automation and process monitoring. A new chapter on BPM as an enterprise capability has been added, which expands the scope of the book to encompass topics such as the strategic alignment and governance of BPM initiatives. The textbook is the result of many years of combined teaching experience of the authors, both at the undergraduate and graduate levels as well as in the context of professional training. Students and professionals from both business management and computer science will benefit from the step-by-step style of the textbook and its focus on fundamental concepts and proven methods. Lecturers will appreciate the class-tested format and the additional teaching material available on the accompanying website.
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