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Optimizing Project Management – 1st Edition

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SHELVING GUIDE: Project Management

This hands-on guide is written for project professionals seeking to find an optimized way of performing project management. It provides answers to such critical questions as:

 

  • Why should an organization apply project management?
  • What is the value of project management in the broader context of an organization?
  • Is project management as successful as some advocates suggested or is it a waste of time and resources because of the many extensive and bureaucratic processes?
  • Which project management approach should our project team adopt: predictive or adaptive, waterfall or rolling water, extreme programming or Scrum?

This book aims to provide an optimized view of project management by balancing and blending competing methodologies (e.g., traditional versus Agile), lengthy methodologies and broad principles, processes and practices, and the need to understand versus the need to apply. It includes project management templates, an integrated case study illustrating how to apply tools and concepts, and a glossary of key terms.

Optimizing Project Management is for both aspiring and practicing project management professionals. It covers the core concepts, practices, and skills that are useful for developing new ideas, planning activities, implementing projects, and conducting planning and controlling of schedule, budget, and scope. The text is particularly useful for students, project professionals wanting to refresh their knowledge, and those pursuing project management certifications. This book is aligned with common project management standards such as the Project Management Body of Knowledge and the ISO 21502: Project, Programme and Portfolio Management ― Guidance on Project Management.

3 reviews for Optimizing Project Management – 1st Edition

  1. Supreet
    June 3, 2020
    5.0 out of 5 stars Brings project management to business life
    Dr Wu's book, Optimizing Project Management, successfully bridges the gap between theory and practice. It draws upon real life examples and case studi...More
    Dr Wu's book, Optimizing Project Management, successfully bridges the gap between theory and practice. It draws upon real life examples and case studies, and brings relevancy and currency to project management by addressing questions such as blending competing methodologies - traditional vs Agile.
    I would recommend the book both for the young professional new to project management, as well as the seasoned project person, who is looking to understand new methodologies, and how they blend with old. For someone looking to build credentials such as the PMP, the book explains knowledge areas and explores their connections. Thus the book is relevant to a large audience and serves many needs.
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    Nicole
    May 29, 2020
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read, Very Practical
    Optimizing Project Management is an excellent summary of many project management best practices. A lot of project management books can over complicate...More
    Optimizing Project Management is an excellent summary of many project management best practices. A lot of project management books can over complicate processes, but this book is very practical and can actually help you with your projects. You can read the book straight through, or use it as reference. I highly recommend this book if you are new to project management or if you have been management projects unofficially for a while and are ready to hone in on your skills.
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    Raji
    May 14, 2020
    5.0 out of 5 stars Very intuitive and user friendly book if you are an educator!
    It is interesting to note that Dr.Te has used several different aspects of the project management arena to blend it all well into this book. Therefore...More
    It is interesting to note that Dr.Te has used several different aspects of the project management arena to blend it all well into this book. Therefore the title is very apt -- Optimizing Project Management.
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