Managing Technology-Based Projects: Tools, Techniques, by Hans J. Thamhain

By Hans J. Thamhain

Used successfully, undertaking administration can elevate a firm’s marketplace percentage, product caliber, and consumer pride. although technology-based businesses position themselves at a aggressive drawback in the event that they forget this strategic software, many forget undertaking management’s merits simply because they see themselves as consistently adapting firms. in truth, this position makes venture administration much more vital.

Managing Technology-Based initiatives imparts the newest ways and instruments necessary to lead a winning technology-based undertaking. It outlines the sensible integration of undertaking administration with 4 key parts: strategic alignment of initiatives in the firm, the undertaking administration strategy and its organizational aid process, priceless instruments and strategies, and the person and staff management inside a project’s association. whole with examples of business purposes, the e-book includes:

- equipment for outlining key functionality signs and assessing undertaking administration technique effectiveness
- feedback for fine-tuning and non-stop improvement
- useful case eventualities, dialogue themes, end-of-chapter studies, and exercises
- cognizance to undertaking administration because it applies to a globalized business

No one in a managerial function will be with no Thamhain’s specialist recommendation. This guidebook is your highway map to effectively incorporating firm undertaking administration into technology-based paintings.

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The 1980s and 1990s brought about much change to the way companies do business. Globalization, the Internet, and rapid technological advances drove organizations to work more effectively in all areas. Project management was often seen as an important tool for delivering complex business solutions. It provided a common infrastructure with standardized repeatable methodologies, supporting processes, tools, and measurement systems. Industry and government organizations across the globe began to look for formal procedures and guidelines that ensured consistent project delivery across their enterprises and within their business communities.

Identifies the processes and activities needed to integrate the various elements of project management within the Project Management Process Groups. Project Scope Management. Identifies the work needed to accomplish delivery of a product, service, or result-specified features and functions. Project Time Management. Identifies the processes required to manage timely completion of the project. Project Cost Management. Identifies the processes involved in estimating, budgeting, tracking, and controlling cost according to established project objectives.

Yet, we need some framework for defining project performance before we can address the issues of skill requirements, skill set development, and resource allocation for training, work process support, compensation, and promotion. The intricate mix of timelines, resource allocation, multidisciplinary contributions, value perception, and success criteria often makes it difficult to establish meaningful measures of project performance and to apply them consistently, fairly, and equitably throughout the enterprise.

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