Project Management Tools and Techniques for Success by Christine B. Tayntor

By Christine B. Tayntor

Emphasizing that it's much more uncomplicated and less expensive to make adjustments within the making plans stages of a venture instead of in a while, Project administration instruments and strategies for Success offers an available advent to venture administration basics. Highlighting ways for fending off universal pitfalls, it starts off with an creation to venture administration that compares and contrasts the levels of bad administration with these of potent administration.

Because swap is inherent in almost all tasks, the textual content outlines the human results of switch and indicates how one can mitigate those results. It addresses workforce dynamics, sourcing choices, motivating the workforce, handling expectancies, assessing threat, and defining and prioritizing venture specifications. The booklet interprets tricky techniques into useful purposes with a case examine that examines the merger of 2 businesses, alongside with the next improvement of a brand new company headquarters.

By including a layer of statistical tools and instruments to the front-end of a venture, layout for 6 Sigma (DFSS) augments common Six Sigma procedures to aid confirm undertaking effects meet consumers' wishes and that delays as a result of new necessities or transform after implementation are eradicated or decreased. The e-book explains easy methods to successfully contain DFSS instruments to lessen the opportunity of failure on your subsequent venture.

Clearly illustrating powerful undertaking administration practices, the e-book encompasses a directory of common acronyms, feedback for extra examining, in addition to directions on how one can create 4 of crucial instruments mentioned within the ebook.

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While it could be argued that leadership and motivation are components of team building, there is no doubt that each of Lewis’s six characteristics is an attribute of a successful project manager. In one of my earlier books, Successful Packaged Software Implementation, I define the critical success factors of a project manager as the following:‡ ◾◾ Project Management Experience —This is one of the key differentiators between a successful and an unsuccessful project manager. The manager must understand the fundamentals of managing projects, from team dynamics and problem resolution to project schedules.

Attainable —The goal must be realistic. It may not be possible to increase the food supply by 50 percent, particularly not within a short time frame. indb 42 4/9/10 3:39:17 PM Ensuring It Is the Right Project ◾ 43 ◾◾ Relevant —The change being made must satisfy an important customer requirement. In this example, the goal is relevant if the citizens of Country X suffer from malnutrition but not if they have an obesity epidemic. ◾◾ Time-bound —The expectation must be that the change will be achieved within a specified time frame rather than being open-ended.

The remainder of this book focuses primarily on the interior renovations. Frank’s preliminary problem statement was “Because of the creation of a new company, a new corporate headquarters is needed. ” He and Claudia then measured his statement against the SMART criteria that both GWC and IW used to evaluate problem statements. SMART is an acronym for: ◾◾ Specific —The problem must be quantified. ” ◾◾ Measurable —The results must be able to be measured. Using the previous example, unless the current per capita food supply has been quantified, it is impossible to measure the increase.

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