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Mastering Principles and Practices in PMBOK®, Prince 2®, and Scrum: Using Essential Project Management Methods to Deliver Effective and Efficient Projects

Book Description

PMBOK®, PRINCE2®, and Scrum are today's three most widely recognized project management standards. The most successful project managers know how to draw on all three, and often combine them to deliver their projects more effectively and efficiently. In Mastering Principles and Practices in PMBOK, Prince2, and Scrum, Jihane Roudias shows project managers how these methods complement each other, how to integrate them, and how to troubleshoot projects involving any or all of them. Roudias illuminates core project concepts, processes, and areas of knowledge in each methodology, guides you in synthesizing them, and reviews the types of difficulties you may encounter in each project process. Drawing on extensive personal experience, Roudias also emphasizes the importance of project risk management, monitoring, and evaluation systems – and demonstrates how to use them to make timely and informed decisions at every stage of your project. For every project management practitioner and student pursuing PMBOK/PMI, PRINCE2, and/or Scrum certification, or seeking to use these methodologies together to achieve better project performance.

Table of Contents

  1. About This eBook
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Books in the FT Press Project Management Series
  5. Dedication Page
  6. Contents
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. About the Author
  9. Preface
  10. Introduction
  11. 1. What’s a Project?
    1. Project Definition
    2. Five Characteristics of a Project
    3. What’s Project Management?
    4. What’s a Project Phase?
    5. What’s a Project Life Cycle?
    6. What Are the Project Management Approaches?
    7. Who Are Project Managers?
  12. 2. Project Processes
    1. PMBOK Guide 5th Edition Process Groups
    2. PRINCE2 Processes
    3. Inputs and Outputs of PRINCE2 Processes
    4. Roles and Responsibilities Under PRINCE2 Processes
    5. Processes Synthesis
  13. 3. Knowledge Areas in PMBOK 5th Edition
  14. 4. Principles, Themes, and Methodology in PRINCE2
    1. PRINCE2 Themes
    2. PRINCE2 Principles
    3. PRINCE2 Methodology
  15. 5. Scrum Method
    1. Definition of Scrum
    2. Components of the Scrum Framework
    3. Scrum Team
    4. Scrum Events
    5. Scrum Artifacts
    6. Definition of “Done” in Scrum
    7. Conclusion of Scrum
  16. 6. Tips to Prevent Difficulties in PM
    1. Similarities Between PRINCE2 and PMBOK
    2. Differences and Complements Between PRINCE2 and PMBOK
    3. Types of Difficulties Project Managers Can Encounter in Each Project Process and Tips to Anticipate and Manage Them
    4. Distinguishing Among Certifications for Project Managers
  17. 7. Project Risk Management
    1. Risk Identification
    2. Types of Risks
    3. Define a Risk Matrix
    4. Method for Risk Management
    5. What to Do When a Project Is Too Risky
  18. 8. How to Monitor and Evaluate Projects: The Role of Monitoring and Evaluation Systems and How to Initiate a Knowledge Management System
    1. Difference Between Monitoring, Reporting, and Evaluation
    2. The Reasons for Monitoring and Evaluation Systems in the Public Sector
    3. The Monitoring and Evaluation Systems
    4. Why a Web-Based Monitoring and Evaluation System?
    5. Steps to Building a Monitoring and Evaluation System
    6. Example of Monitoring and Evaluation System Platform
    7. Tips to Build Monitoring and Evaluation Systems
    8. What Is a Knowledge Management System?
    9. The Origins of Knowledge Management
    10. How to Initiate a Knowledge Management System
    11. How to Keep Records of Lessons Learned
  19. A. PRINCE2 Business Case Template
  20. B. PRINCE2 Business Case Quality Criteria Checklist
  21. C. Interpersonal Project Manager Skills from PMBOK Guide 5th Edition
    1. Leadership
    2. Team Building
    3. Motivation
    4. Communication
    5. Influencing
    6. Decision Making
    7. Political and Cultural Awareness
    8. Negotiation
    9. Trust Building
    10. Conflict Management
    11. Coaching
  22. D. List of Figures and Tables
  23. E. Bibliography
  24. Index