Project Management Library Collection

If you are you looking to gain a better understanding of project management please check out the collection of books available in the Scientific Library. You can view the entire collection at http://library.ncifcrf.gov/search~S0?/ftlist%5ebib38%2C1%2C0%2C20/mode=0. For information on availability and check out policies please contact the Scientific Library directly at (301) 846-1093 or NCIFredLibrary@mail.nih.gov.

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge

The PMBOK® Guide – Fourth Edition continues the tradition of excellence in project management with a standard that is even easier to understand and implement, with improved consistency and greater clarification.

  • Standard language has been incorporated throughout the document to aid reader understanding.
  • New data flow diagrams clarify inputs and outputs for each process.
  • Greater attention has been placed on how Knowledge Areas integrate in the context of Initiating, Planning, Executing, Monitoring & Controlling, and Closing process groups.
  • Two new processes are featured: Identify Stakeholders and Collect Requirements.

Corporate Value of Enterprise Risk Management: The Next Step in Business Management

While enterprise risk management (ERM) programs have a great deal of potential, traditional ERM approaches often struggle to generate sufficient buy-in from internal stakeholders. Corporate Value of Enterprise Risk Management responds to this challenge with a value-based ERM approach that transforms ERM into a strategic management process that enhances strategic planning and other business decision making.

Demystifying the complex and wide-ranging topic of ERM, this practical guide is informed by the author's twenty-five years of processional experience in this arena and introduces 10 key ERM criteria as a foundational element to evaluate the robustness of any ERM program.

Earned Value Project Management / Quentin W. Fleming and Joel M. Koppelman

Everyone wants projects to be completed within budget and on schedule. With this aim in mind, Earned Value Project Management - provides guidance useful to project management practitioners who are familiar with EVPM, as well as those who are new to the use of this technique in the management of projects.

Effective Work Breakdown Structures / Gregory T. Haugan

This book offers vital new perspectives on how to apply the WBS to today's different types of projects that produce products, services or results. You'll learn how to use WBS throughout the project lifecycle to plan, control and communicate. Your new insights into the WBS principles, plus checklists and proven action steps, will improve the planning of new projects and help you launch projects more efficiently and effectively.

Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In / Roger Fisher and William Ury

Since its original publication nearly thirty years ago, Getting to Yes has helped millions of people learn a better way to negotiate. One of the primary business texts of the modern era, it is based on the work of the Harvard Negotiation Project, a group that deals with all levels of negotiation and conflict resolution. Getting to Yes offers a proven, step-by-step strategy for coming to mutually acceptable agreements in every sort of conflict. Thoroughly updated and revised, it offers readers a straight- forward, universally applicable method for negotiating personal and professional disputes without getting angry-or getting taken.

"This is by far the best thing I've ever read about negotiation. It is equally relevant for the individual who would like to keep his friends, property, and income and the statesman who would like to keep the peace." --John Kenneth Galbraith.

Managing Project Integration / Denis F. Cioffi

Apply today's best practices for managing information, processes and people to maximize success within the constraints of project cost, scope and schedule. Benefit from the most effective real-world methods and new tools, such as resource breakdown structures and new treatment of optimum duration, earned value, and integration. Plus, you'll explore a conceptual approach that will help you integrate the most crucial element for project success: people.

Managing Project Quality / Timothy J. Kloppenborg, Joseph A. Petrick

Make breakthroughs in project quality by combining project management with quality management - this book shows you how. Guiding you from project initiation through closure, this book provides a detailed stage-specific flowchart of activities correlated with appropriate tools to give you new power to meet customer expectations and institutionalize project quality.

Managing Projects for Value / John C. Goodpasture

With a clear focus on how business objectives determine project value, this book explains how to use an "investment-based" perspective to integrate finance, risk management and strategic planning. You'll develop workflows that overcome constraints of time, cost and scheduling as you benefit from new tools that relate processes directly to business goals: the project balance sheet and the time-centric earned value system. In addition, a new goal decomposition methodology gives you the best chance of getting projects started - and getting them accomplished successfully.

PMP Exam: Practice Test and Study Guide / J. LeRoy Ward, Ginger Levin

Offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI), the PMP® Exam is quite intensive and requires advanced knowledge of project management concepts. Rigorous and authoritative, PMP Exam: Practice Test and Study Guide, is an essential resource that uses self-study and self-examination to help readers increase their chances of passing the PMP certification exam the first time.

This spiral-bound edition includes 40 multiple-choice practice questions in each of nine knowledge areas and in the professional and social responsibilities domain. It presents a composite 200-question practice test intended to simulate the PMP® exam. A comprehensive resource, it also contains fully referenced answers keyed to the five project management process groups, a complete bibliography, and a study matrix to help readers key in on specific areas that require further study.

If you would like to increase your chances of passing the PMP exam the first time out, the PMP Exam: Practice Test and Study Guide, is an invaluable reference to have.

Project Estimating and Cost Management / Parviz F. Rad

Improve the accuracy of project estimates and make better in-progress modifications by following the discipline-independent approach mapped out in this book. Learn the best ways to apply new tools, including a breakdown structure for both work and resources and proven estimating models. In addition, you'll gain insights into best practices for progress monitoring and cost management, as well as for dealing effectively with external projects.

Project Leadership / Timothy J. Kloppenborg, Arthur Shriberg, Jayashree Venkatraman

This book traces the development of project leadership as fundamental to completing projects effectively, delineates the leadership tasks that must be accomplished at each step of a project's life, and helps the reader develop wisdom in making decisions both by learning the ramifications of certain decisions and by seeing how those decisions are made in an example project.

Project Management / Gary Heerkens

All managers, whether brand-new to their positions or well established in the corporate hierarchy, can use a little brushing-up now and then. The skills-based Briefcase Books Series is filled with ideas and strategies to help managers become more capable, efficient, effective, and valuable to their corporations.

Project Management reviews the steps in organizing and managing projects, from how to build a realistic schedule to how to measure both success and failure. A concise and accessible, yet authoritative, guide to a topic in which books are more often lengthy and technical, Project Management discusses team building, timing, the planning process, estimating project costs, managing project interfaces, the four stages of risk management, and more.

Project Management: A Managerial Approach / Jack R. Meredith, Samuel J. Mantel

The use of project management to accomplish the goals of society’s varied organizations continues to grow. Insight into human behavior, knowledge of organizational issues, and skill with quantitative methods are all necessary for successful project management.

Meredith and Mantel have drawn from personal experiences in the workplace to develop a text that teaches the reader how to build upon skills necessary for selecting, initiating, operating, and controlling all types of projects.

Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling and Controlling / Harold Kerzner

This Ninth Edition of the industry-leading project management “bible” applies its streamlined approach to new, authoritative coverage aligned with the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMI's PMBOK), the new mandatory source of training for the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Exam. Written by one of the best-known authorities on the subject, this extraordinary edition gives a profound understanding of project management.

Project Management: Planning and Control / Rory Burke

This title offers a structured approaching to managing large and small projects. At some point in most projects you need integrated planning and control systems to guide you through a complex flood of data, conflicting problems, creative opportunities and multi-discipline teams. This title is widely used on university degree programs, executive management trading courses and professional certification (PMP). The text is supported with explanatory explanations, case studies, exercises, worked examples and an Instructor's manual for lecturers.

Project Management: Planning and Implementation / Bennet P. Lientz, Kathryn P. Rea

This powerful new title is designed to help readers conquer the specific challenges that arise while carrying out a formal project. Respected management experts, Bennet Lientz and Kathryn Rea introduce a proven new methodology and deliver the tools readers need to make successful, efficient project management a reality. Professionals will get proven, step-by-step guidance through planning, implementation, and final reporting. Successful Project Management will make a positive difference the moment readers pick it up, whether in the middle of a project or in the process of launching a new one.

Project Measurement / Steve Neuendorf

Learn how to create a measurement-oriented program for your unique organization. With new insights on measurement as a communications tool, this book offers step-by-step guidance on how to use specific quantitative actions-and-results assessments to ensure the success of key initiatives. You'll master the new skills needed to incorporate stakeholder requirements into the structure and operation of the measurement program. You'll also learn how to implement a measurement program and develop understanding of the measurement life cycle, including how to keep your tactics and processes evolving to stay in step with your organization and new challenges.

Project Management: Lessons from the Field / Carl Pritchard

We all have projects. The challenge is finding practical advice about how best to organize and then succeed at them. This collection of short, digestible articles covers the gamut of project concerns, from building a team to overcoming the mid-summer doldrums. In his inimitable, engaging style, Carl Pritchard draws you in with practical, applicable guidance on how to deal effectively with the special challenges that you face in your various projects.

From initiating a project, onto the planning stages, through the execution of the project, controlling costs, and finally completing or closing the project, Carl Pritchard gives you practical, actionable advice every step of the way. In addition to having the full array of project management certifications, Pritchard is most recognized as the "fun guy" in project management. His engaging speaking and presentation style has drawn in audiences around the world. He attracts veterans and novices alike with an accessible, positive message about the project management profession.

Project Planning and Scheduling / Gregory T. Haugan

This is the only book that makes all planning methods and tools available to project managers at all levels easy to understand ...and use. Instead of applying techniques piecemeal, you'll take a cohesive, step-by-step approach to improve strategic and operational planning and scheduling throughout the organization. It helps you master advanced scheduling techniques and tools such as strategic planning models and critical chain and enterprise project management. It includes time-and-error-saving checklists.

Project Risk Management: A Proactive Approach / Paul S. Royer

You don't need sophisticated statistical analysis or software to improve the probability of project success. This book offers a proactive project management process for managing project risk from project initiation through planning, execution, control and closure. In addition, you'll apply a new technique for program risk auditing that lets you explore risk in multiple related projects. You'll learn how to uncover hidden risk during the planning phase and how to track and manage it throughout the project. You'll also learn to enhance project value by building a risk management repository to support ongoing knowledge transfer.

Risk Management: Concepts and Guidance / Carl L. Pritchard

Risk is a future phenomenon. As part of our eternal quest to control some small component of our future, it is the focus of many business discussions, thus making it an essential part of our decision making. The challenge comes in creating a degree of consistency in managing risk and the risk process. Risk Management uses a holistic approach, examining risk as a blend of environmental, programmatic, and situational concerns. As a reference volume, it is an encyclopedia of risk management tools, practices and protocols. It is 35 tool-packed chapters cover the latest perspectives, focusing on a systematic approach to risk management. It highlights specific techniques to enhance organizational risk identification, assessment and management, all within the project and program environments. This book is a must-have project management tool for gaining a higher-level perspective on risk management and enhancing organizational risk identification, assessment, and management!

Selling Project Management to Senior Executive: Framing the Moves that Matter / Janice Thomas

The perception that senior executives are not fully on board with project management in their organizations naturally leads to the question "How do you get them on board?" In this pertinent book by Janice Thomas et al., the authors report the results of their research on this topic. In phase I of the study, they address the question "Why is it difficult to sell Project Management to senior executives?" and in phase II they address the "How to sell?" question. Based on a perspective that senior executives focus at a strategic level, and view project management as tactical, phase I deals with the misalignment of perceived value between the "seller" and the senior executive. Phase II is addressed in the context of eight models, where the success factors are compared and contrasted. The eight models the authors describe are: -- General selling base model-- Very successful selling base model-- Project personnel selling model-- Very Successful project personnel selling model-- Consultant selling model-- Very successful consultant selling model-- Very unsuccessful selling model-- Senior executive model. In each case, parameters that were explored are reported and those that exhibit a statistically significant explanation are highlighted.

The Portable PMP Exam Prep / Carl L. Pritchard, J. LeRoy Ward

This three-volume set of nine CDs addresses the nine areas of the PMBOK® Guide, as well as professional and social responsibility. It has been completely updated to reflect the PMBOK® Guide Fourth Edition. To make listening easy, there are two roughly 25-minute sessions for each knowledge area, plus a bonus session with test-taking tips. Ward and Pritchard’s approach is straightforward: to help you understand what’s important and what is not to pass the PMP® exam. They have captured the critical issues of the exam and share those insights with you in an informative, engaging and sometimes humorous style. And, best of all, you can take the CDs anywhere you go.

The Project Management Communications Toolkit / Carl Pritchard

Effective communication is every project manager's most powerful tool. Helping you achieve a high level of communications expertise and success is the goal of this book. This practical resource shows you how to coordinate the efforts of teams of project members and maintain an open dialog with senior executives. The book explains how to energize projects, create momentum, and achieve success by talking and listening to your staff. Moreover you learn how to effectively communicate project status and requirements to executive management.

The Three Laws of Performance – Rewriting the Future of Your Organization and Your Life / Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan

How do companies, both large and small, in difference countries and industries, achieve breakthrough performance when the odds are stacked against them? Such results are possible when people apply The Three Laws of Performance and rewrite their futures. This book will show you how to do the same in your organization and your life. Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan crack the code on rewriting the future for people and organizations, elevating performance to unprecedented levels.