Change, Strategy and Projects at Work

Author: Roger Jones,Neil Murray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136422080

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 5829

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).
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Managing in Health and Social Care

Author: Vivien Martin,Julie Charlesworth,Euan Henderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135153566

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 384

View: 7795

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.
Posted in Health & Fitness

Improving Implementation

Organisational Change and Project Management

Author: John Wanna

Publisher: ANU E Press

ISBN: 1921313021

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

View: 6274

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.
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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

View: 3716

“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
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Managing Residential Construction Projects

Strategies and Solutions

Author: Derek Graham

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071491686

Category: Architecture

Page: 555

View: 9489

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)
Posted in Architecture

Managing Up

How to Move up, Win at Work, and Succeed with Any Type of Boss

Author: Mary Abbajay

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119437164

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 8105

Build vital connections to accelerate your career success Managing Up is your guide to the most valuable 'soft skill' your career has ever seen. It's not about sucking up or brown-nosing; it's about figuring out who you are, who your boss is, and finding where you meet. It's about building real relationships with people who have influence over your career. Managing up is good for you, good for your boss, and good for the organization as a whole. This book gives you strategies for developing these all-important connections and building more than rapport; you become able to quickly assess situations, and determine which actions will move you forward; you become your own talent manager, and your boss's top choice for that new opportunity. As a skill, managing up can do more for your career than simply 'networking' ever could—and this book shows you how. Real-world strategies give you a set of actionable steps, supplemented by expert advice from a top leadership consultant that helps you get on track to advancement. It's never too early or too late to start adjusting your alignment, and this book provides the help you need to start accelerating your trajectory. Develop robust relationships with influential people Enhance your self-awareness and become more adaptable Gain new opportunities and accelerate your career Stop 'schmoozing' and develop true, lasting connections Managing up helps you build the sort of relationships that foster more communication, collaboration, cooperation, and understanding between people at different levels of power, with a variety of perspectives and skills. This type of bridge-building builds your reputation for effectiveness and fit, so you can start skipping rungs on the ladder as you build a strong, successful career. Managing Up is your personal manual for building this vital skill so you can begin building your best future.
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Sustainability in Project Management

Author: Gilbert Silvius,Ron Schipper,Julia Planko,Jasper van den Brink

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351896563

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 182

View: 1415

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'.
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Project Management Leadership

Building Creative Teams

Author: Rory Burke,Steve Barron

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118825403

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 6628

Project Management Leadership is a comprehensive guide to the human factors involved in Project Management, in particular the leadership skills required to ensure successful implementation of current best practice. It provides the latest insights on team building, motivation, collaboration, and networking skills, and the way these can be harnessed to manage a successful project. Exercises and worked examples are provided throughout.
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Project Management for Non-Project Managers

Author: Jack Ferraro

Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn

ISBN: 0814417361

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 242

View: 8773

A seasoned project management consultant introduces critical project management skills, tools and techniques. Includes case studies, checklists and exercises.
Posted in Business & Economics

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

View: 2328

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.
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The Human Change Management Body of Knowledge (HCMBOK®), Third Edition

Author: Vicente Goncalves,Carla Campos

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351032801

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 204

View: 1869

"I am happy to recommend this work. I believe in the principles presented in it and identify with its context. Due to the lack of knowledge on the subject in the market, it is a topic that must be made known. The book should be in the library of all project and change managers."— Paul Dinsmore, PMI Fellow "Every manager should integrate HCMBOK® practices into their project management methodology in order to fully develop their work. This book addresses a simple and practical way that the critical component in organizational change management can be applied to projects of all kinds: the human factor."— Bruno Machado, Director, Project Management Office, Grupo Anima Educação "We live in a time of change, speed, and an avalanche of information. It is still very difficult for most companies to change their organizational culture efficiently. This book makes us reflect upon the crucial element in any change, and which most managers do not place in the foreground—the people." — Joyce Meyer, CEO, iDigo "In today's constantly changing world, the Project Manager must have sensitivity to how people react to change. Knowing a method that provides a structured way to take care of the human aspect is a key factor in the success of any project! HCMBOK® offers a simple and practical approach to managing change, which can be easily incorporated into the project management routine, providing amazing results."— Pedro Augusto Cardoso da Silva, Engineering Director, METRÔRIO This reference starts by presenting the concept of change management, its players, strategies, and applicable models. In the second part, the book covers the set of good practices, methodology, and tools known as the HCMBOK®— Human Change Management Body of Knowledge. The third part introduces the concept of the Change Management Office (CMO) and its relation to the strategic planning of an organization. The book concludes with the competencies essential for a change manager, an approach to agile methodologies, and a model for managing cultural change.
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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

View: 2378

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.
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Making Projects Work

Effective Stakeholder and Communication Management

Author: Lynda Bourne

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482206676

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

View: 8626

Projects are performed by people for people, with the key determinants of success being the relationships between project teams and project stakeholders. This web of relationships will either enable or obstruct the flow of information between people and, as a consequence, will largely determine project success or failure. Making Projects Work: Effective Stakeholder and Communication Management provides a framework for understanding and managing the factors required for achieving successful project and program outcomes. It presents guidelines to help readers develop an understanding of governance and its connection to strategy as the starting point for deciding what work needs to be done. Introduces the idea of an organization’s communication ecosystem where information flows freely within and among all organizational layers Explores the importance of the relationships with the project’s stakeholder community as keys to project success Describes the theoretical underpinnings of leadership Provides detailed analysis of the different types of project stakeholders Supplies guidance on developing the appropriate messages to meet project and stakeholder needs The book describes how to craft appropriate communication strategies for developing and maintaining successful relationships with stakeholders. It highlights the strengths and weaknesses of existing project controls and outlines effective communication techniques for managing expectations and acquiring the support required to deliver successful projects on time and under budget.
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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

View: 8416

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.
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Sun Tzu and the Project Battleground

Creating Project Strategy from 'The Art of War'

Author: David E. Hawkins,S. Rajagopal

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230510612

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 239

View: 1753

The Art of War by Sun Tzu has influenced a generation of business leaders and strategy gurus. Yet for many people in business and students of management this remains a mystery. For the first time the authors provide a fully comprehensive account of this work and the influence of Sun Tzu and the relevance to business strategy and project management. Their book will give the reader the opportunity to appreciate and benefit from this crucial work.
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The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management

Author: Eric Verzuh

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119086582

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

View: 9284

The all-inclusive guide to exceptional project management The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management is the comprehensive guide to real-world project management methods, tools, and techniques. Practical, easy-to-use, and deeply thorough, this book gives you answers you need now. You'll find the cutting-edge ideas and hard-won wisdom of one of the field's leading experts, delivered in short, lively segments that address common management issues. Brief descriptions of important concepts, tips on real-world applications, and compact case studies illustrate the most sought-after skills and the pitfalls you should watch out for. This new fifth edition features new case studies, new information on engaging stakeholders, change management, new guidance on using Agile techniques, and new content that integrates current events and trends in the project management sphere. Project management is a complex role, with seemingly conflicting demands that must be coordinated into a single, overarching, executable strategy — all within certain time, resource, and budget constraints. This book shows you how to get it all together and get it done, with expert guidance every step of the way. Navigate complex management issues effectively Master key concepts and real-world applications Learn from case studies of today's leading experts Keep your project on track, on time, and on budget From finding the right sponsor to clarifying objectives to setting a realistic schedule and budget projection, all across different departments, executive levels, or technical domains, project management incorporates a wide range of competencies. The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management shows you what you need to know, the best way to do it, and what to watch out for along the way.
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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

View: 457

Posted in Construction industry

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

View: 6904

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.
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Playing to Win

How Strategy Really Works

Author: Alan G. Lafley,Roger L. Martin

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 142218739X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

View: 2820

Explains how companies must pinpoint business strategies to a few critically important choices, identifying common blunders while outlining simple exercises and questions that can guide day-to-day and long-term decisions.
Posted in Business & Economics