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Mastering Project Management Integration and Scope: A Framework for Strategizing and Defining Project Objectives and Deliverables

Book Description

Mastering Project Management Integration and Scope gives managers powerful insights and tools for addressing the most crucial success factor in any project: completely and accurately defining project objectives and deliverables, and transforming your definitions into effective requirements and an integrated project plan.

This book 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. Books in the FT Press Project Management Series
  5. Dedication Page
  6. Contents
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. About the Author
  9. Preface: The Organization and Content of This Book
    1. Key Themes That Characterize This Book
    2. What This Book Is Not
    3. Assumption
    4. This Book’s Audience
    5. This Book’s Two Distinctive Features
    6. Study Techniques
  10. Section I: The Initiating of Projects
    1. 1. Fundamentals
      1. Learning Objectives
      2. The Four Sections of This Book
      3. Glossary
      4. Overview
      5. The Holistic Viewpoint of Project Integration and Scope Management
      6. The PMBOK® View of Project Integration and Scope Management
      7. The IPO Concept and How Project Management Might Have Started
      8. The Similarity and Difference Between the PMBOK® and the Holistic View
      9. Some Fundamental Terms and Concepts
      10. Two Enterprise Elements That Influence Project Management
      11. Summary
      12. Review Questions
    2. 2. The Project Charter
      1. Learning Objectives
      2. Overview
      3. Project Charter—The Single Point of Reference (SPOR) for the Project
      4. Inputs to and Activity Tasks for Writing a Project Charter
      5. The Output: The Project Charter
      6. A Charter Case in Point
      7. Summary
      8. Review Questions
  11. Section II: The Planning, Defining, Scoping, and Structuring of Projects
    1. 3. Project Management Plans and Documents
      1. Learning Objectives
      2. Overview
      3. Project Management Planning
      4. The Project Management Master Plan
      5. The Change Management Plan
      6. The Communications Management Plan
      7. The Configuration Management Plan
      8. The Cost Baseline
      9. The Cost Management Plan
      10. The Human Resource Management Plan
      11. The Process Improvement Plan
      12. The Procurement Management Plan
      13. The Quality Management Plan
      14. The Requirements Management Plan
      15. The Risk Management Plan
      16. The Schedule Baseline
      17. The Schedule Management Plan
      18. The Scope Baseline
      19. The Scope Management Plan
      20. The Stakeholder Management Plan
      21. Additional Project Management Documentation
      22. Summary
      23. Review Questions
    2. 4. Project Requirements
      1. Learning Objectives
      2. Overview
      3. Understanding Requirements
      4. Requirement Classification and Traceability
      5. Collecting and Documenting Requirements
      6. Summary
      7. Review Questions
    3. 5. The Scoping of Projects
      1. Learning Objectives
      2. Overview
      3. The PMBOK® Process Define Scope
      4. The Holistic View of the Scoping of Projects
      5. Summary
      6. Review Questions
    4. 6. The Project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
      1. Learning Objectives
      2. Overview
      3. The PMBOK® Process Create WBS
      4. The Making of a Work (or Scope) Breakdown Structure (WBS or SBS)
      5. A WBS Case in Point
      6. Summary
      7. Review Questions
  12. Section III: The Managing and Leading of the Execution of Projects
    1. 7. The Directing and Managing of the Work Performed in Projects
      1. Learning Objectives
      2. Overview
      3. The PMBOK® Process Direct and Manage Project Work
      4. The Holistic View of Directing and Managing the Work Performed in Projects
      5. Tools and Techniques
      6. Aspects of Managing and Leading the Execution of Projects
      7. From and for Practical Project Cases
      8. Summary
      9. Review Questions
    2. 8. The Monitoring and Controlling of the Work Performed in Projects
      1. Learning Objectives
      2. Overview
      3. The PMBOK® View of Monitoring and Controlling Project Work
      4. The Holistic View of Monitoring and Controlling Project Work
      5. From and for Practical Project Cases
      6. Summary
      7. Review Questions
    3. 9. The Integrating and Controlling of the Changes Occurring in Projects
      1. Learning Objectives
      2. Overview
      3. The PMBOK® Process Perform Integrated Change Control
      4. The Holistic View of Integrating and Controlling the Changes Occurring in Projects
      5. From and for Practical Project Cases
      6. Summary
      7. Review Questions
    4. 10. The Controlling and Validating of the Scope of Projects
      1. Learning Objectives
      2. Overview
      3. The PMBOK® Processes to Validate and Control Scope
      4. The Holistic View of the Controlling and Validating of the Scope of Projects
      5. From and for Practical Project Cases
      6. Summary
      7. Review Questions
  13. Section IV: The Closing of Projects
    1. 11. The Closing of a Project or of a Phase
      1. Learning Objectives
      2. Overview
      3. The PMBOK® Process Close Project or Phase
      4. The Holistic View of the Closing of a Project or a Phase
      5. The Project Closure Acceptance Documentation (PCAD)
      6. Summary
      7. Review Questions
  14. Bibliography
  15. Index