Book Description

From the Inside Flap VISUALIZATION: A POWERFUL TECHNIQUE FOR ACHIEVING HIGH PERFORMANCE Complex systems do not require complex project management. The most effective project managers are able to simplify their project environment and organize projects, large and small, to achieve predictable results. This book explains how anyone responsible for a project can apply the same powerful methods, based on proven visual models, including these five essentials: ORGANIZATIONAL COMMITMENT?The foundation for the project that includes: a culture responsive to the project manager; the project team's charter to do the job; the financial and other necessary resources; and the tools and training for effective execution. COMMUNICATION?The language and techniques used to interact effectively and function as a project team. TEAMWORK?Efficiently working together to achieve a common goal, with acknowledged interdependency and trust, acceptance of a common code of conduct, and a shared reward. PROJECT CYCLE?The overall strategic and tactical project management approach, performed in periods and phases, and punctuated by key decisions. The project cycle usually starts with the identification of user needs, ends with project products, and is comprised of busi- ness, budget, and technical aspects. MANAGEMENT ELEMENTS?The ten categories of management responsibilities, techniques, and tools that are situationally applied throughout all phases of the project cycle by all stakeholders. Authors Forsberg, Mooz, and Cotterman areleading project management consultants who have helped shape the direction of project management thinking and culture. With the cooperation of their major clients, the processes and techniques in this landmark book have been confirmed and tested by more than 40,000 working project managers. Read more From the Back Cover THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT CLASSIC?REVISED AND EXPANDED Now Includes Downloadable Forms and Worksheets Projects are becoming the heart of business. This comprehensive revision of the best-selling guide to project management explains the processes, practices, and management techniques you need to implement a successful project culture within your team and enterprise. Visualizing Project Management simplifies the challenge of managing complex projects with powerful, visual models that have been adopted by more than 100 leading government and private organizations. In this new Third Edition, the authors?leading thinkers and practitioners in the field?keep you on the cutting edge with a sophisticated approach that integrates project management, systems engineering, and process improvement. This advanced content can help take your career and your organization well beyond the fundamentals. New, downloadable forms, templates, and worksheets make it easy to implement powerful project techniques and tools. Includes references to the Project Management Institute Body of Knowledge and the INCOSE Handbook to help you pass: The Project Management Professional Certification Exam The INCOSE Systems Engineer Certification Exam (CSEP) 'I recommend this book to all those who aspire to project management [and] those who must supervise it.' ?Norman R. Augustine, former chairman and CEO Lockheed Martin Corporation 'The importance of this excellent book, able to encompass these two key disciplines [systems engineering and project management], cannot be overemphasized.' ?Heinz Stoewer, President, INCOSE Read more See all Editorial Reviews