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The Handbook of Project-based Management, 3rd Edition

Book Description

Discover How to Dramatically Improve the Processes of Project-Based Management in Any Organization!

One of the most influential books ever written on the development of project management, The Handbook of Project-Based Management has been completely revised for a new generation of students and practitioners. The Third Edition now features a major change in focus from delivering corporate objectives to achieving strategic change, including embedding corporate change after a project is completed.

Filled with over 150 illustrations, The Third Edition of The Handbook of Project-Based Management contains:

  • A rigorous guide to project management practice for the twenty-first century
  • Complete tools for managing project performance and process
  • New to this edition: new focus on achieving strategic change; new information on the project life cycle; new applications to different industries; new material on strategic design, stakeholders, and organizational capability; shift in emphasis from administrative procedures to governance

Inside this Cutting-Edge Guide to Twenty-First Century Project Management

The Context of Projects: • Projects for Delivering Beneficial Change • Project Success and Strategy • The People Involved • Managing Performance: • Scope • Project Organization • Quality • Cost • Time • Risk • Managing the Process: • Project Process • Project Start-Up • Project Execution and Control • Project Close-Out • Governance of Project-Based Management: • Project Governance • Program and Portfolio Management • Developing Organizational Capability • Governance of the Project-Based Organization • International Projects

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. The Handbook Of Project-Based Management
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents
  5. Preface
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. Chapter 1: Leading Change through Projects
    1. 1.1 Projects and their Management
    2. 1.2 The Process Approach
    3. 1.3 The Management of Projects and this Book
    4. 1.4 Images of Projects
    5. Summary
    6. References
  8. Part 1: Managing the Context
    1. Chapter 2: Projects for Delivering Beneficial Change
      1. 2.1 Identifying the Need for Performance Improvement
      2. 2.2 Diagnosing the Change Required
      3. 2.3 The Benefits Map
      4. 2.4 Projects for Implementing Corporate Strategy
      5. Summary
      6. References
    2. Chapter 3: Project Success and Strategy
      1. 3.1 Project Success Criteria
      2. 3.2 Key Performance Indicators
      3. 3.3 Project Success Factors
      4. 3.4 The Strategic Management of Projects
      5. 3.5 Principles of Project Management
      6. Summary
      7. References
    3. Chapter 4: The People Involved
      1. 4.1 Reactions to Change
      2. 4.2 Managing Stakeholders
      3. 4.3 Communicating with Stakeholders
      4. 4.4 Project Teams
      5. 4.5 Leading Projects
      6. Summary
      7. References
  9. Part 2: Managing Performance
    1. Chapter 5: Managing Scope
      1. 5.1 Principles of Scope Management
      2. 5.2 Project Definition
      3. 5.3 Planning at the Strategic Level: Milestone Plans
      4. 5.4 Planning at Lower Levels
      5. 5.5 Applications
      6. Summary
      7. References
    2. Chapter 6: Managing Project Organization
      1. 6.1 Principles
      2. 6.2 The External Organization
      3. 6.3 The Internal Organization
      4. 6.4 Responsibility Charts
      5. Summary
      6. References
    3. Chapter 7: Managing Quality
      1. 7.1 Quality in the Context of Projects
      2. 7.2 Achieving Quality on Projects
      3. 7.3 Configuration Management
      4. Summary
      5. References
    4. Chapter 8: Managing Cost
      1. 8.1 Estimating Costs
      2. 8.2 Types of Costs
      3. 8.3 Estimating Techniques
      4. 8.4 Controlling Costs: Obtaining Value for Money
      5. Summary
      6. References
    5. Chapter 9: Managing Time
      1. 9.1 The Time Schedule
      2. 9.2 Estimating Duration
      3. 9.3 Calculating the Schedule with Networks
      4. 9.4 Resource Histograms and Resource Smoothing
      5. 9.5 Controlling Time
      6. Summary
      7. References
    6. Chapter 10: Managing Risk
      1. 10.1 The Risk Management Process
      2. 10.2 Identifying Risk
      3. 10.3 Assessing Risk
      4. 10.4 Analyzing Risk
      5. 10.5 Managing Risk
      6. Summary
      7. References
  10. Part 3: Managing the Process
    1. Chapter 11: The Project Process
      1. 11.1 The Project and Product Life Cycle
      2. 11.2 The Feasibility Study
      3. 11.3 The Design Phase
      4. 11.4 New Product Development
      5. 11.5 Concurrent Engineering
      6. 11.6 Information Systems Projects
      7. Summary
      8. References
    2. Chapter 12: Project Start-Up
      1. 12.1 The Start-Up Process
      2. 12.2 Start-Up Workshops
      3. 12.3 Project Definition Report and Manual
      4. Summary
      5. References
    3. Chapter 13: Project Execution and Control
      1. 13.1 Resourcing a Project
      2. 13.2 Implementation Planning
      3. 13.3 Allocating Work
      4. 13.4 Requirements for Effective Control
      5. 13.5 Gathering Data and Calculating Progress
      6. 13.6 Taking Action
      7. Summary
      8. References
    4. Chapter 14: Project Close Out
      1. 14.1 Timely and Efficient Completion
      2. 14.2 Transferring the Asset to the Users
      3. 14.3 Embedding the Change and Obtaining Benefit
      4. 14.4 Disbanding the Team
      5. 14.5 Postcompletion Reviews
      6. Summary
      7. References
  11. Part 4: Governance of Project-Based Management
    1. Chapter 15: Project Governance
      1. 15.1 Governance
      2. 15.2 Governance of the Project
      3. 15.3 The Principal-Agent Relationship
      4. 15.4 Communication between the Project Manager and Sponsor
      5. Summary
      6. References
    2. Chapter 16: Program and Portfolio Management
      1. 16.1 Definitions
      2. 16.2 Managing Portfolios
      3. 16.3 Managing Programs
      4. 16.4 The Project Office
      5. Summary
      6. References
    3. Chapter 17: Developing Organizational Capability
      1. 17.1 Defining Capability
      2. 17.2 Developing Individual Competence
      3. 17.3 Developing Organizational Capability
      4. 17.4 Improving Organizational Capability
      5. 17.5 Knowledge Management
      6. 17.6 Competency Traps
      7. Summary
      8. References
    4. Chapter 18: Governance of the Project-Based Organization
      1. 18.1 Governance of Project Management
      2. 18.2 Conducting Audits
      3. 18.3 Conducting Health Checks
      4. 18.4 End-of-Stage Reviews
      5. Summary
      6. References
    5. Chapter 19: International Projects
      1. 19.1 Types of International Project
      2. 19.2 The Problem of International Projects
      3. 19.3 Managing Culture
      4. Summary
      5. References
    6. Chapter 20: Epilogue
      1. 20.1 Principles of Project Management
      2. 20.2 Key Success Factors
  12. Appendix A: Project Definition Report for the CRMO Rationalization Project
  13. Appendix B: Project Control Documents for the CRMO Rationalization Project
  14. Index