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Mastering Project Management Strategy and Processes: Proven Methods to Meet Organizational Goals

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Randal Wilson gives managers powerful insights and tools for structuring and managing any project based on business strategy and how that project will be used. Starting with project objectives, it demonstrates how to establish processes that optimally group actions at each stage of the project lifecycle -- thereby maximizing the likelihood of success.

Mastering Project Management Strategy and Processes is part of a new series of six cutting-edge project management guides for both working practitioners and students. Like all books in this series, it offers deep practical insight into the successful design, management, and control of complex modern projects. Using real case studies and proven applications, expert authors show how multiple functions and disciplines can and must be integrated to achieve a successful outcome. Individually, these books focus on realistic, actionable solutions, not theory. Together, they provide comprehensive guidance for working project managers at all levels, as well as indispensable knowledge for anyone pursuing PMI/PMBOK certification or other accreditation in the field.

Table of Contents

  1. About This eBook
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication Page
  5. Books in the FT Press Project Management Series
  6. Contents
  7. About the Author
  8. Introduction
    1. How Projects Are Used to Accomplish Objectives
    2. Strategic and Tactical Use of Projects
    3. Project Structures
    4. Projects as Groups of Processes
    5. Project Process Interactions
    6. Why Organizations Benefit from Projects
  9. 1. Project Structure
    1. 1.1 Introduction
    2. 1.2 Project Life Cycle
      1. What Is a Project?
      2. Project Stages of Progression (Life Cycle)
      3. Project Concept and Approval
      4. Project Planning and Preparation
      5. Project Execution
      6. Project Closure
    3. 1.3 Project Life Cycle Influences
      1. Organizational (Strategic Level)
      2. Project (Tactical Level)
    4. 1.4 Life Cycle Models (Project Structures)
      1. Linear (Sequential Process Development, Predictive)
      2. Incremental (Progressive Stage Development)
      3. Iterative (Features Addition Development, Agile)
      4. Adaptive (Learn and Build Development, Agile)
      5. Extreme (Exploratory Development)
    5. 1.5 Summary
    6. 1.6 Review Exercises
    7. 1.7 Key Terms
    8. 1.8 PMBOK® Connections, Fifth Edition
  10. 2. Operations Management Processes
    1. 2.1 Introduction
    2. 2.2 Organizational Structures
      1. Organizational Structures
      2. Culture of Managing
    3. 2.3 Strategic and Tactical Approach to Operations
      1. Business Strategy
      2. Success Through Organization
    4. 2.4 Project Versus Product Management
      1. Organizational/Project Scope Versus Product Scope
      2. Organizational Processes Versus Project Processes
      3. Organizational Management Versus Project Management
    5. 2.5 Project Interactions with Operations
      1. Human Resources
      2. Engineering and Production
      3. Facility and Equipment
      4. Procurements and Accounting
    6. 2.6 Summary
    7. 2.7 Review Exercises
    8. 2.8 Key Terms
    9. 2.9 PMBOK Connections, Fifth Edition
  11. 3. Organizing the Management of Projects
    1. 3.1 Introduction
    2. 3.2 Building Projects
      1. Gathering Information
      2. Create a Work Breakdown Structure
      3. Sequence Work Activities
    3. 3.3 Programs and Portfolios
      1. Program and Portfolio Structures
      2. Benefits to the Organization
    4. 3.4 Project Management Roles and Responsibilities
      1. Project Management
      2. Program Management
      3. Portfolio Management
    5. 3.5 Summary
    6. 3.6 Review Exercises
    7. 3.7 Key Terms
    8. 3.8 PMBOK Connections, Fifth Edition
    9. 3.9 Case Study
    10. 3.10 Case Study Questions and Exercise
  12. 4. Project Management Processes
    1. 4.1 Introduction
    2. 4.2 Project Management as Process Management
      1. What Is a Process?
    3. 4.3 PMBOK Process Groups
      1. Project Management Processes and Interactions
      2. Project Manager’s Role in Developing and Managing Processes
    4. 4.4 Project Management Office
      1. Project Management Platform
      2. Project Management Process Templates
      3. Project Management Control
    5. 4.5 Summary
    6. 4.6 Review Exercises
    7. 4.7 Key Terms
    8. 4.8 PMBOK Connections, Fifth Edition
    9. 4.9 Case Study
    10. 4.10 Case Study Questions and Exercise
  13. 5. Project Management Responsibilities
    1. 5.1 Introduction
    2. 5.2 Organizational Responsibilities
      1. Reporting Structures
      2. Human Resources
    3. 5.3 Project Management Responsibilities
      1. PMBOK Knowledge Areas
    4. 5.4 Summary
    5. 5.5 Review Exercises
    6. 5.6 Key Terms
    7. 5.7 PMBOK Connections, Fifth Edition
    8. 5.8 Case Study
    9. 5.9 Case Study Questions and Exercise
  14. 6. Project Process Interactions
    1. 6.1 Introduction
    2. 6.2 Basic Project Management Process Interactions
      1. Initiating Process Interactions
      2. Planning Process Interactions
      3. Execution Process Interactions
      4. Monitoring and Controlling Process Interactions
      5. Closing Process Interactions
    3. 6.3 Knowledge Area Applications
      1. Project Management Knowledge Application
      2. Project Manager’s Role in Managing Applications
    4. 6.4 Compound Knowledge Area Interactions
    5. 6.5 Summary
    6. 6.6 Review Exercises
    7. 6.7 Key Terms
    8. 6.8 PMBOK Connections, Fifth Edition
  15. 7. Operations Strategy Using Project Management
    1. 7.1 Introduction
    2. 7.2 Strategic Use of Project Management
      1. Manage Organizations’ Strategic Objectives
      2. Organize Operations
      3. Manage Customer Interactions
    3. 7.3 Tactical Use of Project Management
      1. Management of Change Control
      2. Management of Unique Work Activities
      3. Management of Human Resources
    4. 7.4 Strategies in Managing Projects
      1. Proactive Versus Reactive Managing
      2. Steering High-Risk Projects
      3. Stakeholder-Influenced Projects
      4. Managing Cost-Volatile Projects
    5. 7.5 Summary
    6. 7.6 Review Exercises
    7. 7.7 Key Terms
    8. 7.8 PMBOK Connections, Fifth Edition
    9. 7.9 Case Study
    10. 7.10 Case Study Questions and Exercise
  16. Bibliography
  17. Index