Performance-Based Project Management

Increasing the Probability of Project Success

 Performance-Based Project Management

Author: Glen B. Alleman
Pub Date: February 2014
Print Edition: $27.95
Print ISBN: 9780814433300
Page Count: 256
Format: Hardback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814433317

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Projects fail to meet goals for many reasons: poor time and budget performance, inability to deal with complexity, uncontrolled changes in scope. Even the most experienced project managers can be caught off guard.

Performance-Based Project Management helps you avoid nasty surprises and enhance the probability of success. Rather than simply implementing technical and operational requirements--the traditional approach--you'll learn to focus on providing specified capabilities that produce measurable business value.

Performance-Based Project Management adapts the project management methods originating in the aerospace industry to accommodate any project, in any industry, and of any size. A step-by-step framework in the form of immutable principles, practices, and processes explains how to:

* Determine business capabilities before launching into a project--a crucial marker for recognizing when the project is done

* Plan and schedule the work to produce these capabilities

* Assess what resources are needed

* Identify and manage risks to success

* Measure performance in units meaningful to decision makers

* Forecast outcomes and take corrective actions when needed

By applying core practices for each principle, as well as associated processes, you'll lay the foundation for achieving predictable outcomes. Each practice is illustrated through examples and can be tailored for different levels of complexity.

Performance-Based Project Management gives you full visibility of both the physical progress and business value progress at each stage of the project, from inception to close out, and incorporates every critical success factor. You'll have fewer surprises and better results--mission accomplished!

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