Strategic Planning for Project Management – Harold Kerzner – 1st Edition

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“It has often been said that ‘to improve, one must be prepared to measure the improvement’ and ‘one must inspect what one expects.’ The Kerzner Management Maturity has provided this tangible measure of maturity. The rest is up to a company to set the expectations and to inspect the results.”–Bill Marshall, Nortel Global Project Process Standards (from the Foreword)

Strategic planning for management-a proven for assessment and continuous improvement

Harold Kerzner’s landmark Management has long been the reference of choice for outstanding coverage of the basic principles and concepts of project management. Now, with the Project Management Maturity Model (PMMM) detailed in this new book, Kerzner has developed a unique, industry-validated tool for helping companies assess their progress in integrating project management throughout their organization.

Strategic Planning for Management Using a Project Management Maturity begins by examining the principles of strategic planning and how they relate to project management. The second part of the book introduces the PMMM, detailing the five different levels of development for achieving maturity, along with benchmarking instruments for measuring an organization’s progress along the maturity curve. These assessment can easily be customized to suit individual companies-a particularly valuable feature of the model.

Offering vital guidance for making management a strategic tool for competitive advantage, this book helps managers, engineers, project team members, consultants, and others build a powerful foundation for company improvement and excellence.

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  • 1 The Need for Strategic Planning for Project Management 1
    Introduction 1
    Misconceptions 1
    Wall Street Benefits 3
    Stakeholders 4
    Gap Analysis 5
    Concluding Remarks 9

    2 Impact of Economic Conditions on Project Management 11
    Introduction 11
    Historical Basis 11

    3 Principles of Strategic Planning 15
    General Strategic Planning 15
    What Is Strategic Planning for Project Management? 16
    Executive Involvement 25
    The General Environment 26
    Critical Success Factors for Strategic Planning 28
    Qualitative Factors 29
    Organizational Factors 30
    Quantitative Factors 32
    Identifying Strategic Resources 34
    Why Does Strategic Planning for Project Management Sometimes Fail? 38

    4 An Introduction to the Project Management Maturity Model (PMMM) 41
    Introduction 41
    The Foundation for Excellence 42
    Overlap of Levels 43
    Risks 45
    Assessment Instruments 47

    5 Level 1: Common Language 49
    Introduction 49
    Roadblocks 50
    Advancement Criteria 51
    Risk 52
    Assessment Instrument for Level 1 52
    Questions 53
    Answer Key 63
    Explanation of Points for Level 1 66

    6 Level 2: Common Processes 67
    Introduction 67
    Life Cycles for Level 2 68
    Roadblocks 71
    Advancement Criteria 72
    Risk 72
    Overlapping Levels 73
    Assessment Instrument for Level 2 73
    Questions 74
    Explanation of Points for Level 2 76

    7 Level 3: Singular Methodology 77
    Introduction 77
    Integrated Processes 78
    Culture 81
    Management Support 82
    Informal Project Management 83
    Training and Education 83
    Behavioral Excellence 85
    Roadblocks 86
    Advancement Criteria 86
    Risk 87
    Overlapping Levels 88
    Assessment Instrument for Level 3 88
    Questions 88
    Answer Key 94
    Explanation of Points for Level 3 96

    8 Level 4: Benchmarking 99
    Introduction 99
    Characteristics 100
    The Project Office/Center of Excellence 101
    Benchmarking Opportunities 103
    Roadblocks 105
    Advancement Criteria 105
    Assessment Instrument for Level 4 106
    Questions 106
    Explanation of Points for Level 4 109

    9 Level 5: Continuous Improvement 111
    Characteristics 111
    Continuous Improvement Areas 112
    The Never-Ending Cycle 114
    Examples of Continuous Improvement 115
    Developing Effective Procedural Documentation 116
    Project Management Methodologies 122
    Continuous Improvement 122
    Capacity Planning 124
    Competency Models 125
    Managing Multiple Projects 127
    End-of-Phase Review Meetings 129
    Strategic Selection of Projects 130
    Portfolio Selection of Projects 133
    Horizontal or Project Accounting 136
    Organizational Restructuring 138
    Career Planning 140
    Assessment Instrument for Level 5 141
    Questions 141
    Explanation of Points for Level 5 142

    10 Sustainable Competitive Advantage 145
    Introduction 145
    Strategic Thrusts 146
    The Need for Continuous Improvement 149
    Project Management Competitiveness 150
    Products versus Solutions 151
    Enterprise Project Management 152
    Engagement Project Management 153

    11 Special Problems with Strategic Planning for Project Management 155
    Introduction 155
    The Many Faces of Success 156
    The Many Faces of Failure 157
    Training and Education 161
    Cultural Change Management 162
    Partnerships 176
    The Impact of Risk Control Measures 177
    Dependencies between Risks 179
    Selecting the Appropriate Response Mechanism 182
    Conclusions 184
  • Citation
    • Full Title: Strategic Planning for Project Management
    • Author/s:
    • ISBN-10: 471400394
    • ISBN-13: 9780471400394
    • Edition: 1st Edition
    • Publication date: 2001
    • Topic: Business
    • Subtopic: Proyect Management
    • File Type: eBook
    • Idioma: English

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Charles Acquaah
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