Title:Effective Complex Project Management
Author:Robert Wysocki
Pages:352
Format:Hardcover
Category:Agile, Organizational issues, Program management and Change management
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Detailed Description:“Robert Wysocki does it again, and again. He has evolved from a project management expert and guru to the preeminent thought leader on managing complexity in the 21st century! Wysocki’s approach is to use an adaptive framework and decision-making tool which includes a robust project management methodology that seamlessly integrates change, and can be applied to all types of projects across industries. This adaptive complex project framework is aligned with the most contemporary principles of innovation, agility, and lean approaches to change, and represents the most advanced thinking in applied complex project management to date.”

—Kathleen Hass, Project Management and Business Analysis Practice Leader, Consultant, and PMI award-winning author of Managing Complex Projects: A New Model

With technology continuing to invade the business world and the convergence of complexity, uncertainty, and constant change, a whole new class of projects has emerged for which traditional project management models such as Waterfall are totally insufficient. These are called complex projects. Extreme Project Management models and a variety of Agile Project Management models such as Scrum, Rational Unified Process, Feature-Driven Development, and Dynamic Systems Development Method have emerged, but project failure rates have not been measurably reduced. Effective Complex Project Management offers a proven solution to managing any project that must succeed in the face of organizational complexity and market uncertainty, in the form of an adaptive complex project framework. Developed, refined, and validated through 20+ years of client experiences and feedback from project management thought leaders, this framework and robust methodology has demonstrated a favorable impact on project and program management success rates.

Dr. Wysocki demonstrates that for program and project managers to be consistently successful in managing complex projects, they need to include in their project management portfolio of processes an adaptive framework that continuously analyzes and adapts to changing and modifying conditions even to the point of changing project management models mid-project. The author’s adaptive complex project framework is currently the only robust tool to offer an orderly approach to do just that. When applied and managed correctly, this intuitive framework that proceeds from ideation to set-up to execution has proven to deliver on the purpose of programs and projects without fail, in the form of desired business value.

Key Features

• Defines the four-quadrant project landscape in order to classify project types

• Classifies the linear, incremental, iterative, adaptive, and extreme project management model types into the appropriate project quadrants

• Introduces the objective, strategy, and tactics model to align projects to the strategic plan

• Uses a co-manager project team model for increasing business value

• Emphasizes meaningful client involvement for increasing project success

• Presents an incremental implementation model for defining and transitioning to an effective complex project management environment

• Details a project support office used for complex project management

• WAV offers a collection of downloadable documents and tools for practicing project and program managers, instruction materials for use in college and professional courses on the topic, and a Managing Project Complexity workshop description — available from the Web Added Value™ Download Resource Center at www.jrosspub.com/wav

About the Author
Robert K. Wysocki, Ph.D., has over 45 years combined experience as a project manager, business analyst, information systems manager and business process expert, consultant and training developer and provider. This thought leader and best-selling author has written 24 books on project management and information systems management. His books have been widely adopted by executives, practicing program and project managers, business analysts and consultants, as well as by more than 350 colleges and universities worldwide. Dr. Wysocki has trained more than 10,000 senior project managers and he is a sought-after speaker.

Publisher:J. Ross Publishing, Inc.
Date Published:September 2014
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ISBN13:9781604271003
PMI Product ID:00101584401
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