Discover how you can apply the Kerzner Approach(r) to successful project management
Too many companies are working on the wrong projects. Project portfolios are filled with projects that do not provide real value at completion even though the triple constraints of time, cost, and performance have been carefully managed and met.
Based on principles set forth in the bestselling Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling, Tenth Edition, this easy-to-follow guide will revolutionize the way you view and practice project management. It introduces the acclaimed Kerzner Approach(r), demonstrating how it empowers you with the skills needed to ensure that projects are completed successfully. Most importantly, it shows you how to design and implement projects that deliver true value.
The International Institute for Learning/Wiley Series in Project Management features
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all explained in clear, straightforward language. The series offers new perspectives on solving tough project management problems as well as practical tools for
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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.