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- DescriptionProject managers, sponsors, team members, and involved stakeholders kw when things aren't going well. A frequent first indication is a missing or errant process. Project Health Assessment presents an invative approach for assessing project processes through a set of ten critical success factors based on PMI's PMBOK(R) Guide kwledge areas. The findings from such assessments can help project managers reduce project risk, improve stakeholder satisfaction, and increase the likelihood of project success, as demonstrated by 30+ assessments done over 15 years of putting this approach into practice. Project Health Assessment breaks down each PMBOK(R) Guide kwledge area into its process steps, inputs, and outputs and then creates critical success factor questions that evaluate its effectiveness and potential risk. These questions can be used by project managers to establish sufficient project processes or by external entities to evaluate a project and assess its overall risk The book illustrates critical success factor points through numerous case studies, including a step-by-step example of how to conduct a project health assessment from engagement acquisition through startup, initial assessment, and periodic follow-up assessments. The book provides several downloadable document, spreadsheet, and scheduling templates that practitioners can customize and use in their projects. Using these tools, you can avoid or minimize the cost of failed projects to your organization.
- Author BiographyPaul S. Royer is a senior project management consultant with specialties in project planning, external quality assurance and risk assessment, project recovery, and project management office administration and development. He was certified as a PMI(R) Project Management Professional(R) in 2001 and practices his trade in the Pacific Northwest. Mr. Royer's professional career in information technology began in 1965 as an engineering student co-op trainee from UC Berkeley assigned to the Simulation Section of the Flight Research Center, NASA, Edwards Air Force Base, California. From that beginning and after a stint as a military policeman with the US Army, Paul continued in IT with two years at the Napa County Auditor-Controller, completed his BA at UCB, and worked twenty-six years with Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program in Northern California, ten years as a consultant at CIBER, four years leading his own firm Proactive Risk Management, and since 2011 as the project management administrator for the Washington State Health Benefit Exchange's Project Management Office. Paul obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley, where he has also taught logical data modeling, relational database design, and structured analysis. He has also taught numerous project management classes while with Kaiser and CIBER and at the Community College of Bellevue, Washington. In addition, he is a published author of Risk Management: The Undiscovered Dimension of Project Management, (2000, PMI Project Management Journal, 31 (1), March) and Project Risk Management: A Proactive Approach (2002, Vienna, VA: Management Concepts). He has also delivered the following presentations on various aspects of risk management: How Healthy Is Your Project (PMI Connections 2000 Proceedings, September 2000), How Healthy Is Your Program? (PMI New Jersey Chapter Annual Symposium, May 2001), and Risk Management and the Small Project (PMI Puget Sound Chapter, September 2002). Paul began as a programmer trainee taking on ever-increasing management responsibility covering diverse specialties within IT for twenty years, finally transitioning into the field of project/program management in the late 1980s. Since 1997, Paul has provided more than thirty project quality assurance and risk assessments to public agencies in Oregon, Washington, California, and Missouri. The process improvement from these assessments increased project success rates; although in a few cases, the best result was to help the sponsor shut down the project and minimize loss. This assessment experience was key to developing the project health assessment techniques described in this book.
- Author(s)Paul S. Royer
- PublisherApple Academic Press Inc.
- Date of Publication28/10/2014
- SubjectManagement Techniques: Professional
- Series TitleBest Practices and Advances in Program Management Series
- Series Part/Volume Number13
- Place of PublicationOakville
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintApple Academic Press Inc.
- Content Note70 black & white illustrations, 80 black & white tables
- Weight884 g
- Width178 mm
- Height254 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Format DetailsUnsewn / adhesive bound
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