Effective Project Management: Traditional, Agile, Extreme Kindle Edition

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Learn to use the most up-to-date tools and methods for project management

Project management has undergone significant changes since the previous edition of this book. So, along with updates reflecting the PMBOK Guide, 5th edition, this Seventh Edition of Effective Project Management addresses some fundamental changes in the nature of a project. You will learn an approach to project management that recognizes the project environment and adapts accordingly. Rather than one-size-fits-all solutions, you will learn to think, review, analyze, and select the project management approach best suited to each individual project.

This book remains an effective text for trainers and educators as well as a practical how-to guide for project managers. Discover:

  • An in-depth understanding of the PMBOK process groups
  • How to scope, plan, launch, monitor, control, and close a TPM project
  • Techniques for dealing with the complex and uncertain PM landscape
  • A comparison of Linear, Incremental, Iterative, Adaptive, and Extreme PMLC models
  • Prevention and intervention strategies for distressed projects
  • Advice on organizing multiple team projects and managing a continuous process improvement program
  • Ways to establish an enterprise project portfolio management process
  • How to create a practical, project-based model of an enterprise

Find more online

Visit www.wiley.com/go/epm7e to find support files designed for the trainer and educator, including PowerPoint presentations and training exercises. Also, certified instructors can email the author at rkw@eiicorp.com to receive a Q&A answer file to accompany the discussion questions in the book.

About the Author

Robert K. Wysocki, PhD, has more than 40 years' experience as a project management consultant and trainer, information systems manager, systems and management consultant, author, training developer, and provider. Many of his books on project management, business analysis, and information systems management have been adopted at more than 100 colleges and universities.


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  • File Size: 15038 KB
  • Print Length: 710 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1118729161
  • Publisher: Wiley; 7 edition (December 2, 2013)
  • Publication Date: December 2, 2013
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  • Language: English
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The project management domain is continuously changing. The actual practice of project management is moving away from the linear traditional project management approach that evolved from the 1940s (basic waterfall) towards a broadening embrace of iterative agile product management processes that have roots in software development.

Perhaps because of this, project management books seem to be generally grouped into one of two buckets: strong in either traditional project management or in agile project management. Additionally, many of the traditional project management books are narrowly directed towards content needed for preparation for the PMP® professional certification exam. But what about readers who are seeking a good practical overview of the practice of project management, including how the different approaches relate to each other and how a practitioner might choose one over the other in particular circumstances? This is where Dr. Wysocki’s book shines. Note: my review is based on the most recent seventh edition of the book.

I came across this book while making a selection for project management texts for a graduate business course I was going to teach. I wanted a text that captured the current dynamic thinking in project management by providing a foundation in the traditional processes while explaining the emerging tools beyond the traditional methodologies. The subtitle of this book says it all: "Traditional, Agile, Extreme."

I actually selected this text to use in my course before this seventh edition was even published. Having reviewed the sixth edition, I correctly assumed that the seventh addition would reflect even more contemporary thinking. I was not disappointed.
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This book is the perfect book for my Project Management class. It provides extensive information in comparison to the other text book that I have, so it provides a good variety of information which is helpful to my class.
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This book was first used as a text in my Foundations course at Brandeis University. Since then, I have bought the updates to it as it is in my estimation the best text out there. This will not exactly prepare you for the PMP exam. For that I recommend Head First PMP by Jennifer Greene.
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There are parts of this text that I do not quite agee with. One example is how the author renames or changes concepts that are already well defined in the PMBOK. The author also shows a bias towards Agile Project Management, but describes most processes in the Traditional Project Management context.
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I have used the previous edition and now I am working with this one for my classes about "Software Project Management" at University. It is a great book about project management and it takes a very interesting point of view focused on a practical view about how to apply project management depending on the kind of project, people, stakeholders...

I like very much how he understands the application of the acronym IRACIS (Increase Revenue, Avoid Costs, Improve Services) for the choice of the whole set of requirements for a project and how to decide the type of project to follow according with these features.

Slides are available too, and they are a very useful tool as a support to my classes

Congratulations for this book!
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This a rare book that enables the project management discipline to span across both IT and business-based teams. It is the main reason I use this book to train business leaders on project management fundamentals.
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I bought this for school. Good book about PM skills. Very structured approach. Not real sure how much of this is doable in real life, but will try.
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I enjoyed this text book and program management reference. It is obvious the author has practical experience as you read this text. Recommend this book for any aspiring Program Manager who wants to understand the business.
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