SME Book covers important aspects of project management.
Press Release Summary:
June 12, 2009 - Written by Michael J. Termini, SME book titled "Concept to Customer: Portfolio, Pipeline, and Strategic Project Management," provides thorough explanations of portfolio and pipeline management techniques, project planning tools, risk management tools, contingency planning, and tradeoff analyses and leadership techniques. Book also offers insights into project teams, mistakes made by project managers and teams, preparing effective project proposal, and aligning expectations with team's ability.
Original Press Release
New SME Book Helps Readers Avoid Learning from the "School of Hard Knocks"
Press release date: June 4, 2009
Results-oriented performance metrics
Effective acquisitions planning
Budget planning and cost control
Process control techniques
Communications planning and the importance of documentation
Quality management techniques
Tactical project planning utilizing work breakdown structures (WBS)
Critical path method (CPM)
Program evaluation and review technique (PERT)
Graphical evaluation and review technique (GERT)
Cycle time management techniques
Concurrency to reduce project cycle time and costs
Setting up and managing the project management office (PMO) John P. McGrath, PhD, corporate vice president, quality, Edwards Lifesciences LLC, says, "One of the most valuable concepts is the '12-month rule' on project duration and the reduction in the ability to influence project success as time passes. Many of us have learned this through the 'school of hard knocks.' Discussions on risk management and case examples provide for a rounded learning experience." "It is more effective to learn about others' mistakes and missed opportunities through reading rather than from direct experience," McGrath adds. About the Author:
Michael J. Termini is president and CEO of The Consulting Alliance Group Inc. He has more than 40 years of pragmatic industry experience, holding executive management positions with corporations such as United Technologies, Hallmark Cards, Dresser Industries, PACCAR, Johnson & Johnson and numerous government agencies around the world. He is also the author of "The New Manufacturing Engineer" (SME 1997), "Strategic Project Management" (SME 1999), "Walking the Talk: Moving into Leadership" (SME 2007) and more than 100 articles. Published by SME, 2009, Author Michael J. Termini, 458 pages, hardcover, ISBN: 978-0872638617, Product ID: BK09PUB8, Book Price: $72, SME Member Book Price: $62. Order online or call 800.733.4763. Outside the U.S. and Canada, call: 313.425.3000, ext. 4500. Purchase order or check - mail order request to Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Resource Center, P.O. Box 6028, Dearborn, MI, 48121, or fax to 313.425.3401. To request a review copy, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. About SME:
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