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The primary cause of many project failures is that responsible executives, because of their lack of knowledge in project management, fail to demand that their managers and staff properly utilize the well-proven best practices, processes, systems, and tools that are now available in this field. This book remedies this situation by providing executives at all levels with the understanding and knowledge needed to best take advantage of the power of effective project management and thereby lead and manage innovations within their enterprise.

In Leading and Managing Innovation: What Every Executive Team Must Know about Project, Program, and Portfolio Management, Second Edition presents a list of 31 reasonable demands that executives can and must place on their staff members to ensure excellence in the way their programs and projects are created, selected for funding, planned, and executed. Placing these demands communicates to the entire enterprise that top management understands what it takes to achieve the best performance possible and fully supports the continuous improvement needed to ensure continued success.

Program management in a technical environment is as much art as it is science. Effective program managers are able to combine management and leadership skills for the good of the program and the people entrusted to them. This book illuminates the entire life cycle of the program—from the customer's original concept to successful completion. It includes many helpful ideas and insights into why programs and program managers can fail. Much more importantly, it provides insights about how program managers can succeed.

Program Management in Defense and High Tech Environments is organized as a chronological "tale" of a program life cycle, with "side trips" that cover the important concepts of leadership, claims and claims avoidance, earned value measurement (EVM), communication basics, negotiations, and coaching. The book discusses many of the common program pitfalls. It explains how to detect and avoid scope creep—the unintended expansion of program scope. It details both internal and external scope creep and stresses the importance of constant vigilance to prevent cost overruns and schedule delays.

    Auerbach Books on Project Management

Managing Lean Projects Driving Project, Program, and Portfolio Success: The Sustainability Wheel PMP ® Exam Practice Test and Study Guide, Tenth Edition The Self-Made Program Leader: Taking Charge in Matrix Organizations

Business Continuity Planning: A Project Management Approach Strategic Project Management: Contemporary Issues and Strategies for Developing Economies Transforming Business with Program Management: Integrating Strategy, People, Process, Technology, Structure, and Measurement Stakeholder Engagement: The Game Changer for Program Management

Making Projects Work: Effective Stakeholder and Communication Management Agile for Project Managers Modeling, Evaluating, and Predicting IT Human Resources Performance Risk Management: Concepts and Guidance, Fifth Edition

Project Management Case Studies and Lessons Learned: Stakeholder, Scope, Knowledge, Schedule, Resource and Team Management Project Scope Management: A Practical Guide Project Planning and Project Success: The 25% Solution Project Management Maturity Model, Third Edition

Project Health Assessment Project Management Theory and Practice, Second Edition Creating a Lean Culture: Tools to Sustain Lean Conversions, Third Edition Portfolio Management: A Strategic Approach

The Strategic Project Leader: Mastering Service-Based Project Leadership, Second Edition Program Governance The Basics of Project Evaluation and Lessons Learned, Second Edition The Influential Project Manager: Winning Over Team Members and Stakeholders

Effective Opportunity Management for Projects Project Management for Research and Development: Guiding Innovation for Positive R&D Outcomes Project Leadership: Creating Value with an Adaptive Project Organization PfMP®Exam Practice Tests and Study Guide

Introduction to Software Project Management Empowering Project Teams: Using Project Followership to Improve Performance Program Management Leadership: Creating Successful Team Dynamics Successful Program Management: Complexity Theory, Communication, and Leadership

The Basics of Achieving Professional Certification: Enhancing Your Credentials Creative, Efficient, and Effective Project Management ENOVALE: How to Unlock Sustained Innovation Project Success The Complete Project Management Office Handbook, Third Edition

Sustainable Program Management From Projects to Programs: A Project Manager's Journey Implementing Program Management: Templates and Forms Aligned with the Standard for Program Management, Third Edition (2013) and Other Best Practices PgMP® Exam Challenge!

Construction Program Management Applying Guiding Principles of Effective Program Delivery Leading Virtual Project Teams: Adapting Leadership Theories and Communications Techniques to 21st Century Organizations PMP®Exam Challenge!, Sixth Edition

PMP®Exam Practice Test and Study Guide, Ninth Edition PgMP® Exam Practice Test and Study Guide, Fourth Edition Leading Effective Virtual Teams: Overcoming Time and Distance to Achieve Exceptional Results Determining Project Requirements, Second Edition: Mastering the BABOK® and the CBAP® Exam

Team Planning for Project Managers and Business Analysts The PMP® Certification Exam Study Guide Total Quality Management for Project Management Program Management: A Life Cycle Approach

The New Triple Constraints for Sustainable Projects, Programs, and Portfolios Practical Project Management for Building and Construction Project Management Concepts, Methods, and Techniques Projects and Complexity

PgMP®Exam Practice Test and Study Guide, Third Edition Ethics and Project Management The Basics of Project Evaluation and Lessons Learned The 12 Pillars of Project Excellence: A Lean Approach to Improving Project Results

Managing Projects in Trouble: Achieving Turnaround and Success Project Management for Healthcare Program Management Complexity: A Competency Model The Strategic Project Office, Second Edition

Green Project Management Scrum Project Management Leadership Principles for Project Success Implementing the Project Management Balanced Scorecard

Project Management Tools and Techniques for Success Essential Project Management Skills The Project Manager's Communication Toolkit Managing Public Sector Projects

Project Management Theory and Practice The Complete Project Management Methodology and Toolkit Managing Web Projects Implementing Program Management: Templates and Forms Aligned with the Standard for Program Management–Second Edition (2008)

Project Management Recipes for Success Project Management of Complex and Embedded Systems: Ensuring Product Integrity and Program Quality Leading IT Projects: The IT Manager's Guide Building a Project Work Breakdown Structure: Visualizing Objectives, Deliverables, Activities, and Schedules

A Standard for Enterprise Project Management Global Engineering Project Management Effective Communications for Project Management Managing Global Development Risk

The Strategic Project Leader: Mastering Service-Based Project Leadership Determining Project Requirements Practical Guide to Project Planning The Complete Project Management Office Handbook, Second Edition

Project Management Maturity Model, Second Edition The Project Manager's Emergency Kit New Directions in Project Management Defining and Deploying Software Processes

The Organizational Engineering Approach to Project Management The Advanced Project Management Office Process-Based Software Project Management Project Management Drill Book: A Self-Study Guide

The Superior Project Organization Managing Multiple Projects Applied Software Risk Management PMP Exam: Practice Test and Study Guide, Seventh Edition

Dynamic Software Development: Managing Projects in Flux Project Management Tools CD, Version 4.0 The Hands-On Project Office Complex IT Project Management

Virtual Project Management Project Management in the Fast Lane Optimizing Human Capital with a Strategic Project Office The Strategic Project Planner

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