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Project Management ToolBox: Tools and Techniques for the Practicing Project Manager by Dragan Z. Milosevic

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Project Management Toolboxes per Project Type

The discussion in Chapter 16 indicated that some organizations might favor customization of the PM toolbox by the project type. Typically, such organizations have lots of projects that significantly vary in size but also in technical novelty, spanning from low tech to high tech. Also, they may see this customization type as a unifying framework for all types of their projects—from facilities to product development to manufacturing to marketing to information systems. For these organizations, this appendix offers examples of the toolboxes for the following project types:

  • PM toolbox for routine projects
  • PM toolbox for new administrative projects
  • PM toolbox for technical projects
  • PM toolbox for unique projects

While definitions of these project types are provided in Chapter 16, our goals in presenting the toolboxes are as follows:

  • Goal 1: Show only PM tools
  • Goal 2: Tier each project type's toolbox into more and less important tools
  • Goal 3: Describe how some PM tools have to be adapted

Goal 1: Show PM Tools Only

Because these project types are of an across-industry, across-project-family nature, we show only PM tools in the toolbox, leaving out technical deliverables, as well as managerial deliverables that the tools support. You can readily use the examples as an adaptable blueprint and add your technical and managerial deliverables to form the PM toolbox for your organization. As you do that, you should first read our criteria for ...

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