Change, Strategy and Projects at Work


Author: Roger Jones,Neil Murray
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136422080
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 240
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Change, Strategy and Projects at Work provides a working insight into the nature of change, the formulation of strategy and the implementation of change through projects in the workplace. It is a ‘how to’ book with real practical application, containing the tools, techniques, advice and guidance you need to analyse organisational context, develop a strategic plan and manage a project. To help you in leading change and creating opportunities for yourself and your organisation, the book takes an integrated approach to managing change, developing strategy and project management, and covers: * How strategic objectives are chosen, promoting awareness of the wider organisational context and the strategic planning process * The knowledge, tools, techniques and confidence needed to act as a change agent * The skills, competencies and other attributes needed to improve your employability The book is ideal as a dip-in guide for professional development, a self-study resource or a textbook for formal courses on change, strategy and project management in a work context. It is used to support the Open University’s undergraduate course ICTs, Change and Projects at Work (T226).

Organizational Project Management

Linking Strategy and Projects
Author: Rosemary Hossenlopp PMP
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 1567262988
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 226
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Improve Your Business Results Through Organizational Project Management Organizational project management (OPM) aligns project deliverables with strategy. Understanding this emerging process is essential for all stakeholders, from the corporate sponsor to project team members. OPM is a valuable new tool that can enhance your organization's successful execution of projects in alignment with strategic priorities. Under the editorship of Rosemary Hossenlopp, PMP, ten contributors from around the globe, representing a wide variety of industries, offer valuable insights on how OPM can give any organization the competitive edge. They discuss how to • Improve business outcomes • Better align project work with strategies • Set priorities • Organize project work Whether you direct projects, fund projects, or conduct project work, Organizational Project Management: Linking Strategy and Projects is vital to your understanding of this emerging business discipline.

Managing in Health and Social Care


Author: Vivien Martin,Julie Charlesworth,Euan Henderson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135153566
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 384
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Managing in Health and Social Care is a practical textbook for students of management in health and social care, whether at undergraduate or postgraduate level. It includes case studies with textual commentary to reinforce learning, activities, key references and clear explanations of essential management tools and concepts.

Improving Implementation

Organisational Change and Project Management
Author: John Wanna
Publisher: ANU E Press
ISBN: 1921313021
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 260
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The business of government is necessarily diverse, changing and of considerable scale. A focus on improving the implementation of government programs and initiatives is important because the community expects the Government to deliver on its policies, as does the Government. The papers included in this collection address numerous aspects of improving implementation. They were initially presented at the Project Management and Organisational Change conference held in Canberra in February 2006, the first annual research conference organised by ANZSOG in conjunction with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. This collection represents a comprehensive drawing together of experience and insight from both practitioners and academic researchers, with speakers including top public sector executives from the Australian jurisdictions as well as representatives from the United Kingdom, Canada and New Zealand.

Realizing Strategy through Projects: The Executive's Guide


Author: Carl Marnewick
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 131530385X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 218
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Executives should not necessarily know the intricacies of project management, but they should know how project management, as a discipline, can benefit the organization in implementing its strategies and realizing its vision. The only way that executives can effectively apply project management to realize these goals is to have sound knowledge of the project management discipline. The purpose of this book is to provide executives with a comprehensive overview of the discipline of project management. It focuses on the benefits of project management to an organization. The goal is to provide executives with a view as to how project management can deliver organizational strategies. The various chapters focus on specific aspects within the project management discipline and how each aspect should be managed from a business perspective. The book covers the entire spectrum of project management from a management and leadership perspective. The focus is not necessarily on what needs to be done from a project management perspective, but on what organizations and senior executives can do to facilitate projects. The book covers: The value of project management Project management as a strategic enabler Project, program, and portfolio management The role of the project management office in the successful delivery of projects, programs, and portfolios The benefits of project deliverables bring Sustainability of the organization Governance and the role of the project sponsor. The book concludes with a comprehensive portfolio, program, and project management framework. This holistic framework enables organizations to achieve value from project management and realize strategic goals.

Filling Execution Gaps

How Executives and Project Managers Turn Corporate Strategy into Successful Projects
Author: Todd C. Williams
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 150150634X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 396
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“I expected good, but this is great.” -Janet Pirus Phelps, Principle, Strategic CFO, Former CFO Papa Murphy's Pizza Gaps . . . holes in your organization where tasks fall and failure breeds. They inhibit your ability to implement strategic plans, lead people, and run successful projects. Daily, executives, middle managers, and project managers wrestle with “the big six”: Absence of common understanding Disengaged executive sponsors Misalignment with goals Poor change management Ineffective governance Lackluster leadership Ignoring any of these gaps will hex any strategy or project. They regularly destroy hundreds of companies’ ability to turn their corporate vision into business value—taking careers with them. Filling Execution Gaps addresses the sources of these gaps, and how to fill them. Without any one of these important functions, projects fail. Without change management, adoption suffers. Without common understanding, there is confusion. Without goals, business units, and capabilities aligned, execution falters. Without executive sponsorship, decisions languish. Too little governance allows bad things to happen, while too much governance creates overburdening bureaucracy. Without leadership at all levels of the organization, people are directionless. Using decades of experience, years of research, and interviews with hundreds of business leaders, Todd Williams illustrates how to fill these gaps, meet corporate goals, and increase value. An excellent review of this book appears here: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/improving-project-execution-filling-gaps-murray-pmp-ms Click below to read an interview with the author: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/filling-organization-gaps-successful-project-part-1-naomi/ https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/filling-organization-gaps-successful-project-part-2-naomi/?published=t Facebook users can access an interview on “Project Management Cafe” here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/projectmanagementcafe/permalink/1975750702698459/ Related blogs can be accessed here: https://www.projectmanager.com/blog/project-execution https://www.strategyex.co.uk/blog/pmoperspectives/strategy-from-the-bottom-up/ Check out his August 27, 2018 interview here: https://www.yegor256.com/shift-m/2018/34.html

Project Management for Non-Project Managers


Author: Jack Ferraro
Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
ISBN: 0814417361
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 242
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A seasoned project management consultant introduces critical project management skills, tools and techniques. Includes case studies, checklists and exercises.

Managing Residential Construction Projects

Strategies and Solutions
Author: Derek Graham
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071491686
Category: Architecture
Page: 555
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The audience for this book in the United States alone is well over half a million: construction managers (389,000), architects (113,000), engineers (228,000), and urban planners (32,000)

Execution

The Discipline of Getting Things Done
Author: Larry Bossidy,Ram Charan,Charles Burck
Publisher: Crown Business
ISBN: 0307591468
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
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The book that shows how to get the job done and deliver results . . . whether you’re running an entire company or in your first management job Larry Bossidy is one of the world’s most acclaimed CEOs, a man with few peers who has a track record for delivering results. Ram Charan is a legendary advisor to senior executives and boards of directors, a man with unparalleled insight into why some companies are successful and others are not. Together they’ve pooled their knowledge and experience into the one book on how to close the gap between results promised and results delivered that people in business need today. After a long, stellar career with General Electric, Larry Bossidy transformed AlliedSignal into one of the world’s most admired companies and was named CEO of the year in 1998 by Chief Executive magazine. Accomplishments such as 31 consecutive quarters of earnings-per-share growth of 13 percent or more didn’t just happen; they resulted from the consistent practice of the discipline of execution: understanding how to link together people, strategy, and operations, the three core processes of every business. Leading these processes is the real job of running a business, not formulating a “vision” and leaving the work of carrying it out to others. Bossidy and Charan show the importance of being deeply and passionately engaged in an organization and why robust dialogues about people, strategy, and operations result in a business based on intellectual honesty and realism. The leader’s most important job—selecting and appraising people—is one that should never be delegated. As a CEO, Larry Bossidy personally makes the calls to check references for key hires. Why? With the right people in the right jobs, there’s a leadership gene pool that conceives and selects strategies that can be executed. People then work together to create a strategy building block by building block, a strategy in sync with the realities of the marketplace, the economy, and the competition. Once the right people and strategy are in place, they are then linked to an operating process that results in the implementation of specific programs and actions and that assigns accountability. This kind of effective operating process goes way beyond the typical budget exercise that looks into a rearview mirror to set its goals. It puts reality behind the numbers and is where the rubber meets the road. Putting an execution culture in place is hard, but losing it is easy. In July 2001 Larry Bossidy was asked by the board of directors of Honeywell International (it had merged with AlliedSignal) to return and get the company back on track. He’s been putting the ideas he writes about in Execution to work in real time.

Sustainability in Project Management


Author: Gilbert Silvius,Ron Schipper,Julia Planko,Jasper van den Brink
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351896563
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 182
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The concept of sustainability has grown in recognition and importance. The pressure on companies to broaden their reporting and accountability from economic performance for shareholders, to sustainability performance for all stakeholders is leading to a change of mindset in consumer behaviour and corporate policies. How can we develop prosperity without compromising the life and needs of future generations? Sustainability in Project Management explores and identifies the questions surrounding the integration of the concepts of sustainability in projects and project management and provides valuable guidance and insights. Sustainability relates to multiple perspectives, economical, environmental and social, but also to responsibility and accountability and values in terms of ethics, fairness and equality. The authors will inspire project managers to be aware of these considerations, and to apply them to the role they play in projects, not just 'doing things right' but 'doing the right things right'.

Project Management for Construction

Fundamental Concepts for Owners, Engineers, Architects, and Builders
Author: Chris Hendrickson,Tung Au
Publisher: Chris Hendrickson
ISBN: 0137312660
Category: Construction industry
Page: 537
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Project Management for Education

The Bridge to 21st Century Learning
Author: Walter Ginevri,Bernie Trilling
Publisher: Project Management Institute
ISBN: 1628254580
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 233
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This unique book is for two audiences! Read one way it is for educators; flip it over and read the other way it is for project managers! Project based learning (PBL), a set of engaging and powerful learning methods organized around motivating projects, is one of the most popular ways to bring the skills used by project management into students' educational experience, giving them amazing opportunities to develop the essential 21st century competencies they need. In Project Management for Education: The Bridge to 21st Century Learning, authors Bernie Trilling and Walter Ginevri provide a "two-in-one" guide for educators and project management professionals, demonstrating how the two fields can work together. By teaming up to enrich the experience of students, both educators and project management professionals can continue to develop their own skills and better meet the challenges they face in our ever-changing world.

Projectify

How to Use Projects to Engage Your People in Strategy that Evolves Your Business
Author: Jeff Schwisow
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780995377776
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 208
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Even the best laid strategic plans are not enough to keep on top of today¿s dynamic and competitive marketplace.The question today's CEO or leader must ask themselves is not `How do I keep up?¿, but `How do I lead from the front, driving change instead of responding to it?¿The answer is to Projectify.By using projects to create a bridge between the business and its people, you leverage the bandwidth and capability of your entire organisation so that strategy is a continuous process ¿ where the business constantly adapts to the changing environment.In this book, business leaders and senior managers will learn to:¿ Engage and motivate their workforce by giving them something to be engaged in and motivated by.¿ Free the management team to focus on strategic direction and leadership rather than command and control of the troops.¿ Create action and activity that progressively and persistently turns strategic intent into operational reality.Today, the 20th century adage that a business is 'either growing or dying' is no longer good enough - you can't just do what you¿ve always done and make it bigger, or do it more productively. Today the catch-phrase is 'you're either evolving or declining' - businesses that can't stay ahead of the pace of change no longer have time to catch up.This book shows how to use projects to create an organisation that evolves to meet the needs and wants of its market, a place where customers are eager to invest their hard-earned money, a business that competitors look to emulate or defend against and a workplace where the culture ¿ not the payroll ¿ attracts and retains the best talent.

The Thin Book Of® SOAR

Building Strengths-Based Strategy
Author: Jacqueline M. Stavros,Gina Hinrichs
Publisher: Thin Book Publishing
ISBN: 0982206860
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 49
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SOAR is the acronym of a new strategic planning process that is based on discovering and multiplying what the organization does well. SOAR takes the Appreciative Inquiry philosophy and applies it to provide a strategic thinking and dialogue process. The authors have been instrumental in developing this process and will share the concept and case studies to give you the confidence to try SOAR.

Your Brain at Work

Strategies for Overcoming Distraction, Regaining Focus, and Working Smarter All Day Long
Author: David Rock
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061943546
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
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In Your Brain at Work, David Rock takes readers inside the heads—literally—of a modern two-career couple as they mentally process their workday to reveal how we can better organize, prioritize, remember, and process our daily lives. Rock, the author of Quiet Leadership and Personal Best, shows how it’s possible for this couple, and thus the reader, not only to survive in today’s overwhelming work environment but succeed in it—and still feel energized and accomplished at the end of the day.

Strategic Project Management

Creating Organizational Breakthroughs
Author: Tony Grundy,Laura Brown
Publisher: Cengage Learning EMEA
ISBN: 9781861529794
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 258
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Strategic Project Management is about managing business strategy in the most effective way so that it delivers organizational breakthroughs. This refreshing book sees the authors bring techniques from the world of business strategy and apply them to the traditional area of project management. The authors explain the process of managing complex projects by combining business analysis and project management techniques in order for an organization to implement their business strategy and get the results they desire. Grundy and Brown argue that detailed strategic thinking is best approached through strategic project management, not just through business strategy. They show how to accomplish the initial planning efficiently and how to implement the strategy effectively, making this an ideal book for middle and senior managers working on projects at the strategic level, and also students studying project management.

Communicating Project Management

A Participatory Rhetoric for Development Teams
Author: Benjamin Lauren
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351694782
Category: Self-Help
Page: 180
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Communicating Project Management argues that the communication practices of project managers have necessarily become participatory, made up of complex strategies and processes solidly grounded in rhetorical concepts. The book draws on case studies across organizational contexts and combines individual experiences to investigate how project management relies on communication as teams develop products, services, and internal processes. The case studies also provide examples of how project managers can be understood and studied as writers, further arguing project managers must approach communication as designed experience that must be intentionally inclusive. Author Benjamin Lauren illustrates to readers how teams work together to manage projects through complex coordinative communication practices, and highlights how project managers are constantly learning and evolving by analyzing where they succeed and fail. He concludes that technical and professional communicators have a pivotal role in supporting and facilitating participative approaches to communicating project management.

Project Management ToolBox

Tools and Techniques for the Practicing Project Manager
Author: Russ J. Martinelli,Dragan Z. Milosevic
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118973208
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 480
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Boost your performance with improved project management tactics Project Management ToolBox: Tools and Techniques for the Practicing Project Manager, Second Edition offers a succinct explanation of when, where, and how to use project management resources to enhance your work. With updated content that reflects key advances in the project management field, including planning, implementation, control, cost, and scheduling, this revised text offers added material that covers relevant topics, such as agility, change management, governance, reporting, and risk management. This comprehensive resource provides a contemporary set of tools, explaining each tool's purpose and intention, development, customization and variations, and benefits and disadvantages. Additionally, examples, tips, and milestone checks guide you through the application of these tools, helping you practically apply the information you learn. Effective project management can support a company in increasing market share, improving the quality of products, and enhancing customer service. With so many aspects of project management changing as the business world continues to evolve, it is critical that you stay up to date on the latest topics in this field. Explore emerging topics within the world of project management, keeping up to date on the latest, most relevant subject areas Leverage templates, exercises, and PowerPoint presentations to enhance your project management skills Discuss tips, reporting, implementation, documentation, and other essentials of the project management field Consider how project management fits into various industries, including technology, construction, healthcare, and product development Project Management ToolBox: Tools and Techniques for the Practicing Project Manager, Second Edition is an essential resource for experienced project managers and project management students alike.

Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)–Fifth Edition


Author: Project Management Institute
Publisher: Project Management Institute
ISBN: 1935589814
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 589
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A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) —Fifth Edition reflects the collaboration and knowledge of working project managers and provides the fundamentals of project management as they apply to a wide range of projects. This internationally recognized standard gives project managers the essential tools to practice project management and deliver organizational results. • A 10th Knowledge Area has been added; Project Stakeholder Management expands upon the importance of appropriately engaging project stakeholders in key decisions and activities. • Project data information and information flow have been redefined to bring greater consistency and be more aligned with the Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom (DIKW) model used in the field of Knowledge Management. • Four new planning processes have been added: Plan Scope Management, Plan Schedule Management, Plan Cost Management and Plan Stakeholder Management: These were created to reinforce the concept that each of the subsidiary plans are integrated through the overall project management plan.