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Project Management ToolBox: Tools and Techniques for the Practicing Project Manager

Book Description

Provides a rare look at the situational framework used in building a project management toolbox.
  • Includes real-world examples of toolboxes used in a variety of project situations.

  • Bridges the gap between theoretical and applied project management.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Dedication
  4. Copyright
  5. Contents
  6. Preface: Packing the Theory in the Project Management Toolbox
    1. The Book Approach
    2. Chapter Outline
    3. Tool Outline
    4. How to Read and Use This Book
  7. PART I: Project Initiation Tools
    1. 1: Strategic Role of the PM Toolbox
      1. The New Role of the PM Toolbox
      2. PM Strategy Supports Competitive Strategy
      3. Standardized PM Process Supports PM Strategy
      4. PM Toolbox Supports Standardized PM Process
      5. Concluding Remarks
      6. References
    2. 2: Project Selection
      1. Scoring Models
      2. Analytical Hierarchy Process
      3. Economic Methods
      4. Portfolio Selection Methods
      5. Real Options Approach
      6. Concluding Remarks
      7. References
    3. 3: Project Portfolio Mapping
      1. Traditional Charts for Portfolio Management
      2. Constructing the Traditional Charts
      3. Bubble Diagrams
      4. Constructing the Bubble Diagram
      5. Concluding Remarks
      6. References
  8. PART II: Project Planning Tools
    1. 4: Voice of the Project Customer
      1. Customer Roadmap
      2. The Focus Statement
      3. Sample Selection
      4. Discussion Guide
      5. Quality Function Deployment (QFD)
      6. Concluding Remarks
      7. References
    2. 5: Scope Planning
      1. Project Charter
      2. Project SWOT Analysis
      3. Scope Statement
      4. Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
      5. Concluding Remarks
      6. References
    3. 6: Schedule Development
      1. Gantt Chart
      2. Milestone Chart
      3. Critical Path Method (CPM) Diagram
      4. Time-Scaled Arrow Diagram (TAD)
      5. Critical Chain Schedule
      6. Hierarchical Schedule
      7. Line of Balance (LOB)
    4. 7: Cost Planning
      1. Cost Planning Map
      2. Analogous Estimate
      3. Parametric Estimate
      4. Bottom-up Estimate
      5. Cost Baseline (Time-Phased Budget)
    5. 8: Quality Planning
      1. Project Quality Program
      2. Flowchart
      3. Affinity Diagram
      4. Concluding Remarks
      5. References
    6. 9: Risk Planning
      1. Risk Response Plan
      2. Developing the Response Plan
      3. Monte Carlo Analysis
      4. Decision Tree
    7. 10: Team Building
      1. Four-Stage Model of Project Team Building
      2. Stakeholder Matrix
      3. Skill Inventory
      4. Commitment Scorecard
      5. Concluding Remarks
      6. References
  9. PART III: Project Implementation Tools
    1. 11: Scope Control
      1. Change Coordination Matrix
      2. Project Change Request
      3. Project Change Log
      4. Concluding Remarks
      5. References
    2. 12: Schedule Control
      1. The Jogging Line
      2. B-C-F Analysis
      3. Milestone Prediction Chart
      4. Slip Chart
      5. Buffer Chart
      6. Schedule Crashing
    3. 13: Cost Control
      1. Earned Value Analysis
      2. Milestone Analysis
      3. Concluding Remarks
      4. References
    4. 14: Quality Control
      1. Quality Improvement Map
      2. Pareto Chart
      3. Cause and Effect Diagram
      4. Control Charts
      5. Concluding Remarks
      6. References
    5. 15: Performance Reporting and Closure
      1. Risk Log
      2. Summary Progress Report
      3. Postmortem Review
      4. Concluding Remarks
      5. References
  10. PART IV: Industry Applications
    1. 16: Selecting and Customizmg Project Management Toolbox
      1. Which of All These Tools Do You Really Need?
      2. Process for Selecting and Adapting Project Management Toolbox
      3. Secure Strategic Alignment
      4. Customizing the Project Management Toolbox
      5. Improve Project Management Toolbox Continuously
      6. Final Thoughts
  11. A: Linking Project Management Tools to PMBOK
  12. B: Project Management Toolboxes per Project Size
    1. Goal 1: Tier the Toolbox per Project Size
    2. Goal 2: Tier Each Size's Toolbox into More and Less Important Tools
  13. C: Project Management Toolboxes per Project Family
    1. Goal 1: Tier the Toolbox into Project Classes
    2. Goal 2: Tier Each Class's Toolbox into More and Less Important Tools
  14. D: Project Management Toolboxes per Project Type
    1. Goal 1: Show PM Tools Only
    2. Goal 2: Tier Each Project Type's Toolbox into More and Less Important Tools
    3. Goal 3: Describe How Some PM Tools Have to Be Adapted
  15. Index