Value Driven Project Management

Finally, the book helps you incorporate value into clearly defined business objectives and "sell" the value-driven process to executives. Throughout the book, helpful illustrations clarify complex concepts and processes.

Value Driven Project Management

In the traditional view of project management, if a project manager completed a project and had adhered to the triple constraints of time, cost, and performance, the project was considered a success. Today, in the eyes of the customer and the parent or sponsoring company, if a completed project did not deliver its anticipated value, it would be seen as a failure. Today's changing economic climate, marked by an increasingly competitive global environment, is driving project managers to become more business oriented. Projects must now be viewed from a strategic perspective within the context of a business or enterprise that needs to provide value to both the customer and the organization itself. As a result, project managers are now required to possess the skills to complete a project within certain specifications, and also know how to create and deliver value. Responding to the needs of today's project managers, Value-Driven Project Management begins by changing the paradigm of project management. Rather than judge the success of a project from the perspectives of time, budget, and quality, the authors demonstrate why success is only achieved when planned business values are met, including: Internal value Financial value Future value Customer-related value The authors also offer best practices that allow you and your organization to create additional value in efficiency, customer satisfaction, and enhanced products and services. Finally, the book helps you incorporate value into clearly defined business objectives and "sell" the value-driven process to executives. Throughout the book, helpful illustrations clarify complex concepts and processes. Assigning valuable resources to projects that don't provide some tangible form of value to the organization and to the client is poor management and poor decision-making. On the other hand, selecting and implementing projects that will deliver value and an acceptable return on investment is effective management and decision-making, but is very challenging, especially when a project may not provide its target value for years to come. With Value-Driven Project Management in hand, you'll discover the tools you need to ensure that projects deliver true value upon their completion.

Project Management Best Practices

16. Value-Driven. Project. Management. 16.0 UNDERSTANDING VALUE Over
the years, we have come to accept the traditional definition of project success,
namely meeting the triple constraint. More recently, we modified our definition of
 ...

Project Management   Best Practices


The Agile Pmo Leading the Effective Value Driven Project Mana

" M. Nir, PMP, M.Sc. I&E, President, Sapir Consulting**** **** **** ****Exclusive and Genuine Concepts - What is your value from Best business: The Agile PMO* Alignment with Business - ensuring Value over process* Launching a PMO that is ...

The Agile Pmo   Leading the Effective  Value Driven  Project Mana

Agile Project Management, PMO, Powerful Advice - An Amazon BestsellerThe Revealed Secrets of the Shocking Truths about Global PMO Colossal Failures and how to Work around them.** Uncovered Truths How to avoid a tactical PMO - in which MBA graduates fill the role of secretaries - I know you are asking now - how can it be possible that companies pay 100K $ salaries for administrative work, aren't you? - Read the book and know the answer** What are the signs of a process obsessed PMO - in which the project managers are cringing under the whip of the PMO and how to set them free!** Limited Vision When the PMO is in love with the lavish tools - and promotes death by SharePoint - what do you do?** The Ultimate Program Life Cycle inflicting PMO - do you know how to recognize it and provide REAL VALUEAgile Project Management, The Agile PMOProvides answers NOW to all these challenging questions. You will learn to recognize and avoid the PMO trapsResearch has proven that most PMOs will be disbanded and flushed away in two years after rollout - make sure yours doesn't** This book provides you with the breakthrough professional knowledge to grow your PMO Immediately. This book is the Surefire method to pioneer the value driven efforts in the organization.**Proven and Tested Advice from a ProfessionalAgile Project Management, The Agile PMO** Join me in this journey to making your emerging PMO not only endure but also lead project and portfolio growth and be value driven:** The PMO is a mediating function it enables visibility where there is none, unity where there is disparity, transparency where there is ambiguity, and global breakthrough where there is only local analysis.** Over the years I have seen too many PMOs blunder and fail due to various misconceptions in the roll out and implementation. The main cause is that PMOs do not learn how to create true and substantial value for stakeholders from the portfolio perspective, and hence lose budgeting and are terminated** in this proven guide I will provide practical guidelines with the assistance of a case study on how to create and increase value of a PMO in an ever changing environment.** Ultimately, after reading this guide you'll know what to do, in order to successfully and reliably lead your Agile PMO.******* Agile Project Management, The Agile PMO is for a limited time at a discounted - under-priced level - popular demand is increasing Don't wait, enjoy this price and read now.*********"I have read many books about PMOs and have seen many implementations, most of them failed. I offer my perspective on how to create a long-lasting value driven PMO. The organizations that follow these guidelines benefit from extraordinary results in project completion, in benefits received, and customer satisfaction and in low employee attrition." M. Nir, PMP, M.Sc. I&E, President, Sapir Consulting**** **** **** ****Exclusive and Genuine Concepts - What is your value from Best business: The Agile PMO* Alignment with Business - ensuring Value over process* Launching a PMO that is Lean and Mean* Simple tools for enabling value quickly* Presented in an easy to follow case study!* Discussed from a multi-perspective view!* Integrated to allow you simple roll out across a portfolio!Praise for PMO Leadership - Avoid Classical Pitfalls How to Create a Value Driven Best business Office:Covering all perspectives of a PMO- This guide promotes a hands-on approach to the installation of a PMO in a company. It illustrates nicely what are the benefits of the different types of PMO and what are their possible responsibilities.Ralf Friedrich, President, Coaching Center Dieburg, GeProSHURRY - to get your copy of Agile Project Management, The Agile PMO, Scroll up and Click the buy button now!! 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

Project Management Best Practices Achieving Global Excellence

With the recognition of the importance of value, we are now focusing on value-
driven project management activities. Value-driven project management focuses
on the delivery of business value outcomes rather than simply deliverables that ...

Project Management Best Practices  Achieving Global Excellence

The comprehensive guide to project management implementation, updated with the latest in the field Project management has spread beyond the IT world to become a critical part of business in every sphere; built on efficiency, analysis, and codified practice, professional project management leads to the sort of reproducible results and reliable processes that make a business successful. Project Management Best Practices provides implementation guidance for every phase of a project, based on the real-world methodologies from leading companies around the globe. Updated to align with the industry’s latest best practices, this new Fourth Edition includes new discussion on Agile and Scrum, tradeoffs and constraints, Portfolio PMO tools, and much more. Get up-to-date information on the latest best practices that add value at every level of an organization Gain insight from more than 50 project managers at world-class organizations including Airbus, Heineken, RTA, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sony, Cisco, Nokia, and more Delve deeper into implementation guidance for Agile, Scrum, and Six Sigma Explore more efficient methodologies, training, measurement, and metrics that boost organization-wide performance Adopt new approaches to culture and behavioral excellence, including conflict resolution, situational leadership, proactive management, staffing, and more Ideal for both college and corporate training, this book is accompanied by an Instructor’s Manual and PowerPoint lecture slides that bring project management concepts right into the classroom. As the field continues to grow and evolve, it becomes increasingly important to stay current with new and established practices; this book provides comprehensive guidance on every aspect of project management, with invaluable real-world insight from leaders in the field.

Project Management Metrics KPIs and Dashboards

A value-driven project is a project with a goal of achieving an organizational
value such as a designated amount of market ... Case Study: Customer Loyalty
Project Business Objectives: Management is focused on long-term goals and
values.

Project Management Metrics  KPIs  and Dashboards

Essential strategies from Harold Kerzner on measuring project management performance The maze-like path of today's projects reflects a business environment that's growing in complexity. Factors influencing projects, such as new advancements in computer technology, an unpredictable economy, and the increase in stakeholder involvement make metrics and key performance indicators (KPI) for project management an important focus. Such measures are commonly used to help an organization define and evaluate how successful it is, typically, in terms of making progress towards its long-term organizational goals. Project Management Metrics, KPIs, and Dashboards helps functional managers gain a thorough understanding of what metrics are and how they can be best implemented to gain traction in a fast-paced and diverse working atmosphere. With content aligned with PMI's PMBOK® Guide, this book offers extensive coverage on KPIs and how they may be monitored, using techniques such as business dashboards to assist in prescribing meaningful business strategies. After reading this book, functional managers will bolster their awareness of what good metrics management really entails—and be armed with the knowledge to measure performance more effectively. This book begins with basic KPI principles, helping functional managers deal with such key issues as: Successfully integrating KPIs and metrics into managing a project within a business strategy Important business dashboard techniques used in monitoring performance What is really important to different stakeholders in a project Managing resistance to change Next the book explores the key questions to ask before implementing a dashboard or reporting system. Some of these questions include: What are your needs? What is involved in integration? What's involved in operations and maintenance? What does the system cost? How long will the system last? Throughout the book, helpful illustrations clarify complex concepts and processes. These illustrations are also available as PowerPoint slides for course and seminar presentations.

Innovation Project Management

Methods, Case Studies, and Tools for Managing Innovation Projects Harold
Kerzner ... With value-driven project management, however, metrics, can change
from project to project, during a life-cycle phase and over time because of: ○ The
 ...

Innovation Project Management

Actionable tools, processes and metrics for successfully managing innovation projects Conventional project management methods are oftentimes insufficient for managing innovation projects. Innovation is lost under the pre-determined scope and forecasted environments of traditional project management. There is tremendous pressure on organizations to innovate, and the project managers responsible for managing these innovation projects do not have the training or tools to do their jobs effectively. Innovation Project Management provides the tools, insights, and metrics needed to successfully manage innovation projects—helping readers identify problems in their organization, conceive elegant solutions, and, when necessary, promote changes to their organizational culture. There are several kinds of innovation—ranging from incremental changes to existing products to wholly original processes that emerge from market-disrupting new technology—that possess different characteristics and often require different tools. Best-selling author and project management expert Harold Kerzner integrates innovation, project management, and strategic planning to offer students and practicing professionals the essential tools and processes to analyze innovation from all sides. Innovation Project Management deconstructs traditional project management methods and explains why and how innovation projects should be managed differently. This invaluable resource: Provides practical advice and actionable tools for effectively managing innovation projects Offers value-based project management metrics and guidance on how to establish a metrics management program Shares exclusive insights from project managers at world-class organizations such as Airbus, Boeing, Hitachi, IBM, and Siemens on how they manage innovation projects Explores a variety of types of innovation including co-creation, value-driven, agile, open versus closed, and more Instructors have access to PowerPoint lecture slides by chapter through the book’s companion website Innovation Project Management: Methods, Case Studies, and Tools for Managing Innovation Projects is an essential text for professional project managers, corporate managers, innovation team members, as well as students in project management, innovation and entrepreneurship programs.

Business Driven Project Portfolio Management

Or do they measure the quantified business value as evidenced by the delivery of
tangible benefits to organizations of the actual products of the projects?
Traditionally, most organizations such as project management offices (PMOs)
and their ...

Business Driven Project Portfolio Management

Business Driven Project Portfolio Management covers the top 10 risks that threaten project portfolio management success and offers practical alternatives to help ensure achievement of desired results. Written from a business perspective, it contains the executive insights, management strategy, tactics, processes and architecture needed for the successful implementation, ongoing management, and continual improvement of project portfolio management (PPM) in any organization. Key Features: --Presents actionable tools, techniques and solutions to the top 10 PPM risks and execution difficulties that most organizations and program management offices (PMOs) face --Includes real case examples that organizations and PMOs of all shapes and sizes seeking to effectively management project portfolios will find beneficial --Shares insightful and practical advice from executives of leading PPM providers, coupled with the wisdom of highly experienced operational executives who manage PMOs, use PPM applications, and are responsible for PPM success --WAV offers downloadable PPM-related episodes of The PMO Podcast™, an executive overview presentation of the book's content, solutions to end-of-chapter questions for professors, and 100 practical tips for implementing PPM within your organization — available from the Web Added Value™ Download Resource Center at www.jrosspub.com

The Agile Pmo

This book is the Surefire method to pioneer the value driven efforts in the organization.**Proven and Tested Advice from a ProfessionalAgile Project Management, The Agile PMO** Join me in this journey to making your emerging PMO not only ...

The Agile Pmo

Agile Project Management, PMO, Powerful Advice - An Amazon BestsellerThe Revealed Secrets of the Shocking Truths about Global PMO Colossal Failures and how to Work around them.** Uncovered Truths How to avoid a tactical PMO - in which MBA graduates fill the role of secretaries - I know you are asking now - how can it be possible that companies pay 100K $ salaries for administrative work, aren't you? - Read the book and know the answer** What are the signs of a process obsessed PMO - in which the project managers are cringing under the whip of the PMO and how to set them free!** Limited Vision When the PMO is in love with the lavish tools - and promotes death by SharePoint - what do you do?** The Ultimate Program Life Cycle inflicting PMO - do you know how to recognize it and provide REAL VALUEAgile Project Management, The Agile PMOProvides answers NOW to all these challenging questions. You will learn to recognize and avoid the PMO trapsResearch has proven that most PMOs will be disbanded and flushed away in two years after rollout - make sure yours doesn't** This book provides you with the breakthrough professional knowledge to grow your PMO Immediately. This book is the Surefire method to pioneer the value driven efforts in the organization.**Proven and Tested Advice from a ProfessionalAgile Project Management, The Agile PMO** Join me in this journey to making your emerging PMO not only endure but also lead project and portfolio growth and be value driven:** The PMO is a mediating function it enables visibility where there is none, unity where there is disparity, transparency where there is ambiguity, and global breakthrough where there is only local analysis.** Over the years I have seen too many PMOs blunder and fail due to various misconceptions in the roll out and implementation. The main cause is that PMOs do not learn how to create true and substantial value for stakeholders from the portfolio perspective, and hence lose budgeting and are terminated** in this proven guide I will provide practical guidelines with the assistance of a case study on how to create and increase value of a PMO in an ever changing environment.** Ultimately, after reading this guide you'll know what to do, in order to successfully and reliably lead your Agile PMO.******* Agile Project Management, The Agile PMO is for a limited time at a discounted - under-priced level - popular demand is increasing Don't wait, enjoy this price and read now.*********"I have read many books about PMOs and have seen many implementations, most of them failed. I offer my perspective on how to create a long-lasting value driven PMO. The organizations that follow these guidelines benefit from extraordinary results in project completion, in benefits received, and customer satisfaction and in low employee attrition." M. Nir, PMP, M.Sc. I&E, President, Sapir Consulting**** **** **** ****Exclusive and Genuine Concepts - What is your value from Best business: The Agile PMO* Alignment with Business - ensuring Value over process* Launching a PMO that is Lean and Mean* Simple tools for enabling value quickly* Presented in an easy to follow case study!* Discussed from a multi-perspective view!* Integrated to allow you simple roll out across a portfolio!Praise for PMO Leadership - Avoid Classical Pitfalls How to Create a Value Driven Best business Office:Covering all perspectives of a PMO- This guide promotes a hands-on approach to the installation of a PMO in a company. It illustrates nicely what are the benefits of the different types of PMO and what are their possible responsibilities.Ralf Friedrich, President, Coaching Center Dieburg, GeProSHURRY - to get your copy of Agile Project Management, The Agile PMO, Scroll up and Click the buy button now!! 100% Satisfaction Guaranteed

Project Management Absolute Beginner s Guide

... project initiation process Focus on getting projects done Provide project
administration support Focus on value-added ... Approaches Customer value-
driven Detailed, short-term schedules Timeboxing People-focused project
management ...

Project Management Absolute Beginner s Guide

Succeed as a project manager, even if you’ve never run a project before! This book is the fastest way to master every project management task, from upfront budgeting and scheduling through execution, managing teams through closing projects, and learning from experience. Updated for the latest web-based project management tools and the newest version of PMP certification, this book will show you exactly how to get the job done, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. Project management has never, ever been this simple! Who knew how simple Project Management could be? This is today’s best beginner’s guide to modern project management… simple, practical instructions for succeeding with every task you’ll need to perform! Here’s a small sample of what you’ll learn: • Master the key skills and qualities every project manager needs • Lead projects, don’t just “manage” them • Avoid 15 most common mistakes new project managers make • Learn from troubled, successful, and “recovered” projects • Set the stage for success by effectively defining your project • Build a usable project plan and an accurate work breakdown structure (WBS) • Create budgets and schedules that help you manage risk • Use powerful control and reporting techniques, including earned value management • Smoothly manage project changes, issues, risks, deliverables, and quality • Manage project communications and stakeholder expectations • Organize and lead high-performance project teams • Manage cross-functional, cross-cultural, and virtual projects • Work successfully with vendors and Project Management Offices • Make the most of Microsoft Project and new web-based alternatives • Get started with agile and “critical chain” project management

Reconstructing Project Management

... Earned value performance measures Owner/supplier p.m. roles The matrix
swing Roles in the management of projects The Technology Readiness tool The
elements of project management capability The 'traditional ' versus a 'value-
driven ...

Reconstructing Project Management

This hugely informative and wide-ranging analysis on the management of projects, past, present and future, is written both for practitioners and scholars. Beginning with a history of the discipline’s development, Reconstructing Project Management provides an extensive commentary on its practices and theoretical underpinnings, and concludes with proposals to improve its relevancy and value. Written not without a hint of attitude, this is by no means simply another project management textbook. The thesis of the book is that ‘it all depends on how you define the subject’; that much of our present thinking about project management as traditionally defined is sometimes boring, conceptually weak, and of limited application, whereas in reality it can be exciting, challenging and enormously important. The book draws on leading scholarship and case studies to explore this thesis. The book is divided into three major parts. Following an Introduction setting the scene, Part 1 covers the origins of modern project management – how the discipline has come to be what it is typically said to be; how it has been constructed – and the limitations of this traditional model. Part 2 presents an enlarged view of the discipline and then deconstructs this into its principal elements. Part 3 then reconstructs these elements to address the challenges facing society, and the implications for the discipline, in the years ahead. A final section reprises the sweep of the discipline’s development and summarises the principal insights from the book. This thoughtful commentary on project (and program, and portfolio) management as it has developed and has been practiced over the last 60-plus years, and as it may be over the next 20 to 40, draws on examples from many industry sectors around the world. It is a seminal work, required reading for everyone interested in projects and their management.

Agile Analytics

However, conventional Agile methods must be carefully adapted to address the unique characteristics of DW/BI projects. In Agile Analytics, Agile pioneer Ken Collier shows how to do just that.

Agile Analytics

Using Agile methods, you can bring far greater innovation, value, and quality to any data warehousing (DW), business intelligence (BI), or analytics project. However, conventional Agile methods must be carefully adapted to address the unique characteristics of DW/BI projects. In Agile Analytics, Agile pioneer Ken Collier shows how to do just that. Collier introduces platform-agnostic Agile solutions for integrating infrastructures consisting of diverse operational, legacy, and specialty systems that mix commercial and custom code. Using working examples, he shows how to manage analytics development teams with widely diverse skill sets and how to support enormous and fast-growing data volumes. Collier's techniques offer optimal value whether your projects involve "back-end" data management, "front-end" business analysis, or both. Part I focuses on Agile project management techniques and delivery team coordination, introducing core practices that shape the way your Agile DW/BI project community can collaborate toward success Part II presents technical methods for enabling continuous delivery of business value at production-quality levels, including evolving superior designs; test-driven DW development; version control; and project automation Collier brings together proven solutions you can apply right now--whether you're an IT decision-maker, data warehouse professional, database administrator, business intelligence specialist, or database developer. With his help, you can mitigate project risk, improve business alignment, achieve better results--and have fun along the way.

The Software Project Manager s Bridge to Agility

A frequent conference speaker and regular contributor to software industry
publications, Michele is a strong advocate of agile principles and value-driven
development practices. She is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP
®) and ...

The Software Project Manager s Bridge to Agility

When software development teams move to agile methods, experienced project managers often struggle—doubtful about the new approach and uncertain about their new roles and responsibilities. In this book, two long-time certified Project Management Professionals (PMPRs) and Scrum trainers have built a bridge to this dynamic new paradigm. They show experienced project managers how to successfully transition to agile by refocusing on facilitation and collaboration, not “command and control.” The authors begin by explaining how agile works: how it differs from traditional “plan-driven” methodologies, the benefits it promises, and the real-world results it delivers. Next, they systematically map the Project Management Institute’s classic, methodology-independent techniques and terminology to agile practices. They cover both process and project lifecycles and carefully address vital issues ranging from scope and time to cost management and stakeholder communication. Finally, drawing on their own extensive personal experience, they put a human face on your personal transition to agile--covering the emotional challenges, personal values, and key leadership traits you’ll need to succeed. Coverage includes Relating the PMBOKR Guide ideals to agile practices: similarities, overlaps, and differences Understanding the role and value of agile techniques such as iteration/release planning and retrospectives Using agile techniques to systematically and continually reduce risk Implementing quality assurance (QA) where it belongs: in analysis, design, defect prevention, and continuous improvement Learning to trust your teams and listen for their discoveries Procuring, purchasing, and contracting for software in agile, collaborative environments Avoiding the common mistakes software teams make in transitioning to agile Coordinating with project management offices and non-agile teams “Selling” agile within your teams and throughout your organization For every project manager who wants to become more agile. Part I An Agile Overview 7 Chapter 1 What is "Agile"? 9 Chapter 2 Mapping from the PMBOKR Guide to Agile 25 Chapter 3 The Agile Project Lifecycle in Detail 37 Part II The Bridge: Relating PMBOKR Guide Practices to Agile Practices 49 Chapter 4 Integration Management 51 Chapter 5 Scope Management 67 Chapter 6 Time Management 83 Chapter 7 Cost Management 111 Chapter 8 Quality Management 129 Chapter 9 Human Resources Management 143 Chapter 10 Communications Management 159 Chapter 11 Risk Management 177 Chapter 12 Procurement Management 197 Part III Crossing the Bridge to Agile 215 Chapter 13 How Will My Responsibilities Change? 217 Chapter 14 How Will I Work with Other Teams Who Aren't Agile? 233 Chapter 15 How Can a Project Management Office Support Agile? 249 Chapter 16 Selling the Benefits of Agile 265 Chapter 17 Common Mistakes 285 Appendix A Agile Methodologies 295 Appendix B Agile Artifacts 301 Glossary 321 Bibliography 327 Index 333

Customer Driven Project Management

contract between the project team and the customer, and thus the scheduling
process is considered a major customer relationship management tool. 6.
Budgeting and earned value. The concept of earned value is an important tool of
quality if ...

Customer Driven Project Management

Reorganize any project for improved efficiency and quality Designed around numerous case studies, Customer-Driven Project Management, Second Edition drives home the importance of front-end customer involvement for project managers and engineers alike. Authors Bruce T. Barkley and James Saylor have added six new chapters to this edition, focusing on Internet support systems, selling the project, and a model for e-business projects. This integrated approach to Custom-Driven Project Management (CDPM) explains the new enterprise project life cycle and gives you a wide range of effective tools for developing customer-driven teams. You learn how to: * Use people involvement tools and techniques * Recognize senior management's role in project review * Be aware of the full range of personal and professional issues * Apply definition, selection, and analysis tools and techniques *Work with project management and system development tools and techniques * More

Value Driven Operation Mgmt

By doing so, the project manager increases the chances that overall value — the
right combination of time, performance, ... Project management requires a
somewhat different skill set and orientation than those generally needed for
managing ...

Value Driven Operation Mgmt


Strategic Project Management Transformation

Delivering Maximum ROI & Sustainable Business Value Marc Resch. Preface.
Why. This. Book. and. Why. Now? You can't read any project management
publication or business trade journal these days without seeing references to the
astronomically high ... By embracing and implementing business-focused, value-
driven ...

Strategic Project Management Transformation

In today's challenging commercial environment, many business projects are now categorized as strategic investment with the primary concern being value impact on an organization's bottom line. This title equips project managers with the skills necessary to effectively manage projects as strategic investments.

Achieving Business Value from Technology

The Five Pillars are capable in themselves of addressing the myriad
determinants of IT value when you work through the various standards under
each ... IT Value Management Value-Driven IT Project Management IT Value
Achievement 77 ...

Achieving Business Value from Technology

PRAISE FOR ACHIEVING BUSINESS VALUE FROM TECHNOLOGY "Clearly, IT investments have never before played such a critical part in business growth. The book addresses the weakness existing in most management systems involving the lack of a systematic process to realize the economic benefits of the IT investment and provides a clear A-Z methodology for business to bridge this gap. This book is clearly written for all levels and backgrounds in business management and is a must-do for those whose business involves IT, is considering IT, or would like to significantly tailor IT investments for their economic advantage." —Professor Richard P. Wool, University of Delaware, President and CEO, Cara Plastics Inc. "Tony Murphy addresses the difficult question of the value of IT investments head on. He translates an elegant theory into effective practice. The case studies in the book effectively reinforce his key messages." —Dr. Dermot Moynihan, Senior Vice President, World Wide Chemical Development, GlaxoSmithKline "This book is the answer to most CIOs' need for a well-structured, pragmatic, and easily implemented set of tools and practices designed to answer the universal problem of managing and measuring IT's contribution to the business. Tony Murphy's unique blend of practical experience, industry best practice, and excellent communication skills provides the reader with a valuable-and highly readable-guide on how best to achieve that elusive objective of reliably realizing the business benefits of IT investments." —Michael Rice, oup Director of IT, Kerry Group plc "At Oxfam we are one year into a three-year IT strategy based on the principles Tony Murphy lays out in this book, and there is a real, positive difference in how IT is perceived, and in its real strategic position within the organization. If you have ever wondered just how you can gain strategic alignment for your IT function, and then how to make the practical link to IT investment for the organization, Tony has provided a framework that joins them both." —Simon Jennings, Head of Information Systems, Oxfam GB

Value Driven Product Planning and Systems Engineering

2 Assessing Value Using Surveys Synopsis Value is measured and defined in
different ways depending upon the domain. ... The steps in a survey project are
introduced and discussed to help the practitioner avoid common pit-falls. 2.1
Background In highly competitive markets, managers continually make decisions
about what ideas to incorporate into their products and services as they strive to ...

Value Driven Product Planning and Systems Engineering

Engineers and scientists often need to sell an innovative idea for a new product to top management. Those who occupy product planning positions also need to be constantly scanning ideas for improving value. The engineer as product planner must learn to think like its major competitor using customer value as a guide. This book provides essential support for engineers and scientists who are required to make realistic business cases for new product concepts.

Software Project Management

A Process-Driven Approach Ashfaque Ahmed. It is very ... Their reputation and
very often jobs are at stake based on the success or failure of the project. ... It is
because this time, we are tracking the project progress using earned value (EV).

Software Project Management

To build reliable, industry-applicable software products, large-scale software project groups must continuously improve software engineering processes to increase product quality, facilitate cost reductions, and adhere to tight schedules. Emphasizing the critical components of successful large-scale software projects, Software Project Management: A Process-Driven Approach discusses human resources, software engineering, and technology to a level that exceeds most university-level courses on the subject. The book is organized into five parts. Part I defines project management with information on project and process specifics and choices, the skills and experience needed, the tools available, and the human resources organization and management that brings it all together. Part II explores software life-cycle management. Part III tackles software engineering processes and the range of processing models devised by several domestic and international organizations. Part IV reveals the human side of project management with chapters on managing the team, the suppliers, and the customers themselves. Part V wraps up coverage with a look at the technology, techniques, templates, and checklists that can help your project teams meet and exceed their goals. A running case study provides authoritative insight and insider information on the tools and techniques required to ensure product quality, reduce costs, and meet project deadlines. Praise for the book: This book presents all aspects of modern project management practices ... includes a wealth of quality templates that practitioners can use to build their own tools. ... equally useful to students and professionals alike. —Maqbool Patel, PhD, SVP/CTO/Partner, Acuitec

Data Driven Healthcare

The welldocumented methods of good project management are what we are
looking for. We need a method of ... the job done and getting new content in the
end users' hands, then you are not delivering value. Planning Beyond project ...

Data Driven Healthcare

Healthcare is changing, and data is the catalyst Data is taking over in a powerful way, and it's revolutionizingthe healthcare industry. You have more data available than everbefore, and applying the right analytics can spur growth. Benefitsextend to patients, providers, and board members, and thetechnology can make centralized patient management a reality.Despite the potential for growth, many in the industry andgovernment are questioning the value of data in health care,wondering if it's worth the investment. Data-Driven Healthcare: How Analytics and BI are Transformingthe Industry tackles the issue and proves why BI is not onlyworth it, but necessary for industry advancement. Healthcare BIguru Laura Madsen challenges the notion that data have little valuein healthcare, and shows how BI can ease regulatory reportingpressures and streamline the entire system as it evolves. Madsenillustrates how a data-driven organization is created, and how itcan transform the industry. Learn why BI is a boon to providers Create powerful infographics to communicate data moreeffectively Find out how Big Data has transformed other industries, and howit applies to healthcare Data-Driven Healthcare: How Analytics and BI are Transformingthe Industry provides tables, checklists, and forms that allowyou to take immediate action in implementing BI in yourorganization. You can't afford to be behind the curve. The industryis moving on, with or without you. Data-Driven Healthcare: HowAnalytics and BI are Transforming the Industry is your guide toutilizing data to advance your operation in an industry wheredata-fueled growth will be the new norm.