By Michael B. Bender

ISBN-10: 0137136900

ISBN-13: 9780137136902

“Mike Bender has utilized his massive services to crafting trouble-free and pragmatic guidance on making undertaking administration paintings on your company. Now it’s as much as you. this can be the way you upload price on your organization.”

Kimi Hirotsu Ziemski, PMP, vice chairman group kinfolk, PMI SFBAC; writer, When Opposites Collide: management past Gender;

and contributing writer, PMBOK® Guide, 4th Edition


“Were I an govt relocating my association to exploit new demanding situations, I’d wish this publication to make sure I in attaining the main out of my undertaking portfolio. Michael Bender distills the necessities of undertaking administration into what executives want to know with no overwhelming them. He treats initiatives as capital investments for executives to accomplish larger returns during this ever hard financial environment.”

Michael F.Malinowski, PMP, IT supervisor, Exelon company; and writer, IT upkeep: utilized undertaking Management


THE FIRST EXECUTIVE’S consultant to forcing higher ORGANIZATIONAL price via undertaking MANAGEMENT!


• Align venture administration with enterprise strategy

• select the precise initiatives and oversee them effectively

• constitution your company to advertise larger undertaking decision-making

• deal with a number of tasks in advanced globalized environments


As an government, you recognize there’s just one cause to begin a undertaking: so as to add price. Now there’s a venture administration ebook that stocks your standpoint: a booklet that is helping you optimize the worth of tasks and undertaking administration all through your company. most sensible undertaking administration advisor Michael Bender unearths easy methods to verify your entire initiatives totally aid your pursuits and run successfully from begin to end. Bender indicates the right way to use balanced portfolio recommendations to force greatest worth from each undertaking, systematically decrease hazard in tough-to-manage globalized environments, and enhance organizational functionality via strategic outsourcing. As an government, you understand the rewards or undergo the penalty of venture effects. listed here are the instruments you want to get the consequences you’re after—and get them consistently.

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Project Definition Project definition is not formally part of the project. Perhaps for this reason, it is the least understood and most poorly implemented part of the project environment. All projects begin with some stimulus, such as a competitor announcing a new product, the cost of some raw material suddenly increasing, or the strategic planning committee wanting to increase market share by 20 percent. The stimulus initiates an analysis to determine whether it warrants becoming a project. This analysis creates a business case for the project.

This term clearly aligns with the PMI standard, but I take a more rigorous approach to the concept. Requirements are also frequently referred to as exit criteria: characteristics that must be proven to the client or other stakeholders to deem the project complete. Roles and Responsibilities The roles and responsibilities presented here follow the classical models. Later in this book, I define additional roles to improve project management in the organization. Here we explore the project manager, project sponsor, and senior management.

The task performer is a specialist, a single-tasker who must concentrate on one item to make sure it meets its quality specifications. Distracting the task performer causes waste and increases the probability that the product will not meet its quality standards. The project manager is a manager and coordinator. Project managers don’t create the project plan; they muster the appropriate experts to create the project plan. The project manager’s job is to make sure the experts create a plan that meets the project’s requirements and keeps the stakeholders happy.

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