Project Management Tools and Techniques for Success by Christine B. Tayntor

By Christine B. Tayntor

Emphasizing that it's much more uncomplicated and more economical to make alterations within the making plans stages of a undertaking instead of afterward, Project administration instruments and methods for Success presents an available advent to venture administration basics. Highlighting techniques for keeping off universal pitfalls, it starts with an creation to venture administration that compares and contrasts the phases of negative administration with these of potent administration.

Because switch is inherent in almost all tasks, the textual content outlines the human results of switch and indicates how you can mitigate those results. It addresses staff dynamics, sourcing possible choices, motivating the staff, coping with expectancies, assessing threat, and defining and prioritizing undertaking standards. The ebook interprets tough thoughts into useful functions with a case learn that examines the merger of 2 businesses, alongside with the next improvement of a brand new company headquarters.

By including a layer of statistical equipment and instruments to the front-end of a undertaking, layout for 6 Sigma (DFSS) augments normal Six Sigma tactics to aid determine venture effects meet buyers' wishes and that delays as a result of new standards or transform after implementation are eradicated or lowered. The ebook explains tips on how to successfully include DFSS instruments to minimize the potential of failure on your subsequent venture.

Clearly illustrating potent venture administration practices, the booklet contains a directory of customary acronyms, feedback for extra analyzing, besides directions on tips to create 4 of an important instruments mentioned within the publication.

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2 Characteristics of Effective Team Members Characteristic Explanation Commitment The individual must believe in the project and be willing to do “whatever it takes” to make it successful. Bias for action The team member must have a sense of urgency and feel compelled to finish the project successfully. Flexibility Since the team’s charter is to recommend change, each team member must not only be able to adapt to change but must also embrace it. Innovation Successful team members are able not only to embrace change but also to initiate it by finding new ways to accomplish the goal.

Frank had to admit that, based on those criteria, Roy was not the ideal candidate for the project manager role, and so he asked Claudia if she had a recommendation. Her suggestion was Jim Wang, a member of her department. Claudia pointed out that, in addition to running three successful projects, Jim had his Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and was a Six Sigma Black Belt. Though Frank would have preferred someone from IW and hoped that Claudia was not going to spend a lot of time touting the benefits of Six Sigma, he agreed with her suggestion.

One of the first decisions was to change the location of their corporate headquarters. Both existing buildings—GWC’s on its New Jersey manufacturing campus and IW’s location in a California high rise—were expensive to maintain. Although there would be layoffs in both corporate staffs, the combined headquarters staff would still exceed the capacity of either existing building. Furthermore, both Isabelle and George recognized the differences in their companies’ corporate cultures. GWC was more formal, steeped in a century of tradition, while IW’s younger staff members were used to a less-structured environment.

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