Project Management Methodologies, Governance and Success: Insight from Traditional and Transformative Research, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Project Management Methodologies, Governance and Success

Insight from Traditional and Transformative Research, 1st Edition

By Robert Joslin

Auerbach Publications

288 pages | 100 B/W Illus.

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Hardback: 9781466577718
pub: 2019-03-15
SAVE ~$20.99
Available for pre-order
$139.95
$118.96
x

FREE Standard Shipping!

Description

Project management methodologies, practices, and guidelines are the only explicit information that project managers have and, when properly maintained, should reflect the most current knowledge and guidance to achieve repeatable successful project outcomes. Despite more than 50 years of research in the field of project management, project success rates are persistently low and, when viewed at a macro level, the impact can be seen at a country level.

This book advances the understanding of project management methodologies with new perspectives by:

  • Developing a natural to social science comparative model
  • Using proven research methods to determine whether there is a relationship between methodology and project success that is influenced by project context, notably project governance
  • Identifying whether there are similarities and differences in the observed phenomena from the comparative and the conventional mixed-method approaches, and if so, to explain why
  • Determining the direct impact of project governance on project management methodologies and project success.

The book improves the understanding of methodologies and the factors that impact a methodology’s ability to support a project to achieve repeatable, successful project outcomes. The book also examines how project governance influences project success, methodologies’ effectiveness and completeness, and methodologies’ effect on project success.

Table of Contents

Introduction and Theory. Summary of Book. History of Success Factors. Success Factors Explained. the Different Views Into Portfolios, Programs and Projects. Why Structure (the Book) by Success Factors? Relationships Between Success Factors, Success Criteria and Key Performance. Indicators. Constantly Changing Factors and the Impacts on Portfolios, Programs and Projects. Viewing Portfolios, Programs and Projects as a Complex Adaptive System (Cas). Complex Adaptive Systems (Cas) Explained. Overview of Portfolio Management. Overview of Program Management. Overview of Project Management. Application of Cas Theory to Portfolios, Programs and Projects. Successful Deployment of Cas in Portfolios, Programs and Projects. Case Study. Section Quiz. Discussion Question. Summary. Success Factors in Detail. Introduction to Success Factors. Introduction to Success Factors Common to Portfolios, Programs and Projects. Common Success Factors Described. Cas Impact on the Common Success Factors. Introduction to Success Factors Common to Portfolios and Programs. Common Success Factors Described. Cas Impact on the Common Success Factors. Introduction to Success Factors Common to Programs and Projects. Common Success Factors Described. Cas Impact on the Common Success Factors. Portfolio Only Success Factors. Program Only Success Factors. Project Only Success Factors. an Integrative View of Cas and Success Factors - a Big Picture. Case Study. Section Quiz. Discussion Question. Summary. Tools and Techniques - Practical Approach. Tools and Techniques Applied to Defining, Monitoring (Measuring) and Controlling Success Factors. Mapping Success Factors, Success Criteria and Kpis. Templates. the Future. Current Research. Integrated Modeling of the Organization and Markets. Future Technologies and the Impact on the Setup and Execution of Portfolios, Programs and Projects. Case Study. Section Quiz. Discussion Question. Summary.

About the Author

Robert Joslin is Head of Consulting Group Business Intelligence for Zurich Financial Services, an international Swiss based financial services company.

About the Series

Best Practices in Portfolio, Program, and Project Management

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS101000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Project Management
COM032000
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
TEC009000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)