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1st Edition

The Complete Project Management Methodology and Toolkit

ISBN 9781439801543
Published October 15, 2009 by CRC Press
420 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

In the past, an organization’s technical methodologies were expected to fulfill project management process needs. However, they sometimes fell short of applying what is known today as "professional project management" concepts and practices. Written by one of the nation’s most highly regarded project management mentors, The Complete Project Management Methodology and Toolkit delineates a "business-relevant" methodology that can be introduced across different industries and business environments.

The book describes the ProjectPRISM™ Project Management Methodology, an innovative, matrix-based approach to conducting project management that introduces relevant concepts, practices, and tools in an effective project management solution. Aligned with common business practices, Gerard Hill’s method demonstrates how to develop project plans, keep on schedule, manage budgets, maintain areas of responsibility, and evaluate a project’s progress from concept to completion. The text also offers insight for customizing the methodology to meet the unique needs of individual organizations.

Project management has emerged as a professional discipline and is coming into the mainstream just when it appears to be most needed in the business environment. Demonstrating that project management, in many ways, is business management, the author provides an exceptional foundation for creating a fine-tuned project management practice and a relevant business solution for every organization.

Table of Contents

Introduction—Project Management Process Overview
The Four Phases of the ProjectPRISM™ Methodology
Process Roles and Responsibilities of the ProjectPRISM™ Methodology
Scaling Projects Using the ProjectPRISM™ Methodology
Standard Features of the ProjectPRISM™ Process Guide 
Phase 1: Profile Processes
Phase 2: Plan Processes
Phase 3: Perform Processes
Phase 4 Post Phase Processes

Introduction—Project Management Practice Overview
Project Management in the Organization
Project Management Life Cycle
The Professional Project Manager
The Project Management Executive
The Project Management Office (PMO)
Project Initiation
Customer Identification
Opportunity Identification
Project Definition Development
Project Classification Development
Project Selection
Project Screening
Business Case Development
Resource Allocation
Final Project Selection
Project Planning
Project Requirements Examination
Technical Solution Development
Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Construction
Project Estimating
Project Cost Estimating
Project Schedule Estimating
Project Resource Utilization Estimating
Project Management Plans
Project Work Plan Development
Primary Project Management Plans Development
Project Support Plans Development
Project Risk Management
Risk Assessment
Risk Response Strategy Preparation
Risk Management Plan Development
Project Tracking and Controlling
Project Performance Analysis
Project Performance Control
Project Change Control
Project Quality and Acceptance Management
Project Quality Planning
Project Quality Management
Project Customer Acceptance
Project Contract Management
Proposal Management
Contract Execution
Contract Administration
Project Staffing Management
Project Staff Structure
Project Staff Management
Project Staff Training and Development
Project Communication Management
Project Knowledge Management
Project Stakeholder Management
Project Communication Implementation
Project Vendor Relationship Management
Vendor Information Management
Vendor Acquisition Management
Vendor Performance Management
Project Customer Relationship Management
Customer Information Management
Customer Participation Management
Customer Satisfaction Management
Project Business Management
Project Charter Development
Project Governance and Oversight
Project Audit Management
Portfolio Management
Project Closeout
Project Lessons Learned Preparation
Project Termination Management
Project Evaluation Administration

Underlying Concepts of Tool Use
User Preparation (Prerequisites) For Tool Use
Using the Methodology Toolkit
Profile Phase Tools
Customer Profile
Project Profile
Staff Profile
Vendor Profile
Business Profile
Management Profile
Plan Phase Tools
Customer Plan
Project Plan
Staff Plan
Vendor Plan
Business Plan
Management Plan
Perform Phase Tools
Customer Performance
Project Performance
Staff Performance
Vendor Performance
Business Performance
Management Performance
Post Phase Tools
Customer Posting
Project Posting
Staff Posting
Vendor Posting
Business Posting
Management Posting
Appendix: Extended Tool Logs

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"... a rich collection of application tools that readers may readily reference and consider without extensive research and evaluation. ... enormously practical and highly useful book-one that offers much to many, one that provides a proven path to project success."
-- Kenneth H. Rose, PMP, Director, Peninsula Center for Project Management in Hampton, VA, USA, and winner of the 2006 PMI David I. Cleland Project Management Literature Award