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A Guide To The Project Management Body Of Knowledge

Author : Project Management Institute
ISBN : 1933890746
Genre : Business & Economics
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Reflects the collaboration and knowledge of working project managers, providing the fundamentals of project management as they apply to a wide range of projects. This internationally recognized standard provides the essential tools to practice project management and deliver organizational results. Updates include: Addition of a 10th Knowledge Area: Project Stakeholder Management; refined project data information and information flow; and the addition of four new planning processes: Plan Scope Management, Plan Schedule Management, Plan Cost Management and Plan Stakeholder Management. Original.

Basis For Project Management And Application Development Methodology

Author : Robert Duprey
ISBN : 9781426932144
Genre : Computers
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This book Basis for Project Management covers proven knowledge and traditional project management practices which are widely used as well as ways to identify and describe all tasks and activities that are acceptable and needed to manage a project. The term acceptable means that the knowledge and practices described in this book are applicable to most projects most of the time. This book provides a basic reference for anyone interested in the profession of project management. This includes, but is not limited to: * Project managers and other project team members. * Managers of project managers. * Project customers and other project stakeholders. * Functional managers with employees assigned to project teams. * Educators teaching project management and related subjects. * Consultants and other specialists in project management and related fields. * Trainers developing project management educational programs.

The Dance On The Feet Of Chance

Author : Hooman Attar
ISBN : 1456806440
Genre : Reference
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Corporations have problems dealing with the indeterminate aspects of innovation, particularly in the early ‘fuzzy front-end’ of the process. They have difficulty in reflecting upon and handling uncertainties of innovation; often exhibiting a ‘dynamic conservatism’ or a set of ‘defensive routines’ that inhibit inquiry about such contentious issues. They prefer, and are better equipped to operate within the ‘language of investment’ than the ‘language of invention’. In the language of investment, corporations select an environmental niche, and attempt to program and fabricate its future according to rational, stable assumptions and formulations. This view is closely bound to a utopian image of risk management as a tool able to objectively map, measure, and monitor future uncertainties that govern the behavior of the chosen niche. By seeking a close and clear fit between risk management solutions (means) and the dominant factors that determine future threats and opportunities to the niche environment (ends), corporations attempt to master risks and colonize the future through an orderly process. It is the argument of this book that this approach is only good when targeting and ‘solving’ well-defined problems of risk management and innovation within an intellectual terrain that has already been intellectually ‘set’. It fails to systematically recognize, reflect upon, and improve the effectiveness of the complex and creative task undertaken in the prior stage of ‘problem setting’ or ‘risk settling’. In contrast to this approach, it is argued that in ill-defined, unique, and uncertain situations, ‘problem setting’ or ‘risk settlement’ are the key primary activities, and ‘problem solving’ or ‘risk management’ only secondary. This study, as its strategic objective, seeks to juxtapose these contrasting views and develop an integrated conceptual framework capable of supporting a reflective practice amongst practitioners grappling with the interplay between ‘risk settlement’ and ‘risk management’ at the ‘fuzzy front-end’ of innovation. This framework, strongly influenced by Donald Schön’s scholarly work, takes the form of a set of concepts designed to synthesize, mobilize, and focus a wide range of academic literature on managing risk and handling uncertainty in product innovation. It informs reflections on professional practice through pragmatist/existential explorations of the role of metaphor in basic thinking processes as well as sociopolitical and psychological insights into the factors influencing how practitioners intuitively transform and translate uncertain, unmanageable realities into packages of manageable problems, converting uncertainty into manageable risks and rewards. In seeking to understand, reflect upon and improve the way in which such a conversion process within the practice of risk settlement works, it is argued that it is useful to view it has having four dimensions: ‘undertaking spontaneous and reciprocal reflections’, ‘coping with anxiety’, ‘use of metaphors’, and ‘use of frames and framing’. The study applies this framework and understanding to an empirical study of risk management and product innovation in the Australian Cooperative Research Centres (CRC) programme. A narrative reconstruction of critical events occurring in a series of R&D projects in the CRCs is used to elucidate, elaborate, and illustrate the conceptual framework that has been developed as both a contribution to risk management thought and, at least in prototype, as a guide for reflective practice. The framework, and its illustration, is designed to support practical reflection on the complexities of ‘problem setting’, ’risk settlement’ and the ‘non-rational’ character of ‘generative metaphors’ and the practice of ‘invention’. In the introduction, I point to the increasing rate of uncertain, unique, and complex problems as they affect professionals, organizations involved in innovation, and modern institutions as a whole. This situati

Europlop 2009 Proceedings

Author : Allan Kelly
ISBN : 9781446693636
Genre : Computer software
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Business Transformation Management Methodology

Author : Lars Alexander Gollenia
ISBN : 9781317170440
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 43. 26 MB
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This book provides an integrative Business Transformation Management Methodology, the BTM2, with an emphasis on the balance between the rational aspects of transformation and the often underestimated emotional readiness of employees to absorb and accept transformation initiatives. The BTM2 is a response to the limitations of single methods and management approaches that have always been adopted separately from each other. Comprising four phases - Envision, Engage, Transform, and Optimize - the methodology integrates discipline-specific technical and methodological expertise from transformation-relevant subject areas. The BTM2 provides guidance and support for transformation projects by bringing together the disciplines of Meta, Strategy, Value, Risk, Transformational IT, Program and Project, Organizational Change, Business Process, and Competence and Training Management. While Strategy, Value, and Risk Management set the course for a business transformation, the other disciplines enable the transformation process. The Meta Management discipline is a novel approach that aims at orchestrating the application of all BTM2 disciplines. It incorporates topics such as business transformation culture, values, and communication, as well as formal and informal structures and roles needed for a successful transformation approach. Additionally, a wide range of theory is discussed to help understand the phenomenon of transformation with new insights from case studies that helped to develop the methodology that is offered here. The BTM2 was developed by the Business Transformation Academy (BTA). The BTA is an innovative think tank that manages an interdisciplinary Thought Leadership Network operating under the auspices of the Business Transformation Services of SAP. For the purpose of creating this holistic methodology the BTA brought together 33 international thought leaders from various management disciplines. The result is a '360-degree' view on what business transformation means and how to manage it successfully. Therefore, this handbook is intended for C-level executives, reflective managers and consultants, and those with an academic interest in change and transformation management.

Inciec 2015

Author : Marina Yusoff
ISBN : 9789811001550
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The special focus of these proceedings is on the areas of infrastructure engineering and sustainability management. They provide detailed information on innovative research developments in construction materials and structures, in addition to a compilation of interdisciplinary findings combining nano-materials and engineering. The coverage of cutting-edge infrastructure and sustainability issues in engineering includes earthquakes, bioremediation, synergistic management, timber engineering, flood management and intelligent transport systems.

Construction Extension To The Pmbok Guide

Author : Project Management Institute Staff
ISBN : 1930699522
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 68. 60 MB
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The construction industry calls for a unique type of project management, as many projects require large amounts of materials, physical tools and labor, and involve numerous and diverse stakeholders. Also, construction projects often affector are affected bythe environment. Due to these and other characteristics specific to construction projects, the Project Management Institute (PMI) has produced the Construction Extension. The book aims to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of construction project management. Like other extensions, the book is meant to be a companion to the PMBOK Guide, rather than a stand-alone document.

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