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   -  Stakeholder Relationship Management
   -  Guide to Good Practice in the Management of Time in Complex Projects
   -  Practice Standard for Scheduling 2nd Edition.  
   -  Advising Upwards: A Framework for Understanding and Engaging Senior Management Stakeholders
 

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Making Projects Work


ISBN 9781482206661
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Making Projects Work: Effective Stakeholder and Communication Management, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL, USA.
Author:
Dr. Lynda Bourne 

Projects are performed by people for people, with the key determinants of success being the relationships between project teams and project stakeholders. This web of relationships will either enable or obstruct the flow of information between people and, as a consequence, will largely determine project success or failure.

Making Projects Work, provides a framework for understanding and managing the factors required for achieving successful project and program outcomes. It presents guidelines to help readers develop an understanding of governance and its connection to strategy as the starting point for deciding what work needs to be done. It describes how to craft appropriate communication strategies for developing and maintaining successful relationships with stakeholders. It highlights the strengths and weaknesses of existing project controls and outlines effective communication techniques for managing expectations and acquiring the support required to deliver successful projects on time and under budget.

  • Features: 
    • Provides a framework for understanding and managing factors essential for achieving successful project and program outcomes.
    • Facilitates an understanding of governance and its connection to strategy as the starting point for decisions on what work needs to be done.
    • Describes how to craft appropriate communication strategies to develop and maintain successful relationships with stakeholders.
    • Supplies an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of existing project controls.
    • Outlines effective communication techniques for managing perceptions and expectations and to acquire the support necessary for successful delivery.
       
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SRMM Book Cover
ISBN 978-0-566-08864-3
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Stakeholder Relationship Management: A Maturity Model for Organisational Implementation,
Gower Publishing Ltd, Aldershot, UK.  
Author:
Dr. Lynda Bourne 
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Most organisations have difficulty implementing culture change, and will need assistance and guidance to implement a consistent process for identification and management of stakeholders and their (changing) expectations. As a continuous improvement process, stakeholder management requires understanding and support from everyone
in the organisation from the CEO to the short-term contractor. This requires the concepts and practices of effective stakeholder management to become embedded in the culture of the organisation.

This book provides the “road map” to help organizations achieve these objectives in two ways:
  • Firstly, it is a ‘how-to’ book that clearly describes the fundamental processes and practices based on the Stakeholder Circle® methodology and tools needed to support either individuals or organisations improve stakeholder management in endeavours such as projects and program management offices (PMO), but also in supporting organisational survival during mergers and acquisitions, and assisting the organisation whilst preparing bids and/or marketing campaigns.
  • For organisations that have recognised the importance of stakeholder engagement to their success, it is a guidebook for assessing their current maturity regarding implementation of stakeholder relationship management and defines a series of guidelines and milestones for achieving their preferred level of maturity using the Stakeholder Relationship Maturity Model (SRMM®).
     
  • Contents: 
    • Foreword; Preface. 
    • Section 1 - Framework: Introduction; Why stakeholders matter; Who can be stakeholders? 
    • Section 2 - The Right Stakeholders: Mapping stakeholders; Measuring stakeholder attitude; Monitoring the engagement. 
    • Section 3 - Implementing Stakeholder Relationship Practices: Effective implementation; Defining organisational readiness; Implementation guidelines; 
    • Conclusion; References; Index.
       
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ISBN 978-1-4443-3493-7
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Guide to Good Practice in the Management of Time in Complex Projects.
 Wiley Blackwell & CIOB UK       ISBN: 978-1-4443-3493-7  
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Without effective time management there can be no effective resource management, cost management or delay management. The primary purpose of this Guide is to set down the standards necessary to facilitate the effective and competent management of time in construction projects. It defines the standards by which project schedules will be prepared, quality controlled, updated, reviewed and revised in practice and describes the standards of performance which should reasonably be required of a project scheduler.

The Guide has been developed as a scheduling reference document capable of wide application. It is a practical treatise on the processes to be followed and standards to be achieved in effective management of time. It can be used in any jurisdiction, under any form of contract, with any type of project and should be identified as the required standard for the preparation and updating of contract programmes, progress reporting and time management.
 
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The Guide is a key reference used in our courses for:
   
-  PTM scheduling workshop: see more
 
-  CIOB PTMC credential: see more
   
-  PMI-SP credential: see more
   
-  Schedule training overview: see more
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Also available from:
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ISBN 978-056-609-249-7
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Advising Upwards: A Framework for Understanding and Engaging Senior Management Stakeholders,
Gower Publishing Ltd, Aldershot, UK.   Editor:
Dr. Lynda Bourne 
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Building, and managing, relationships with senior (upwards) stakeholders is essential for success. Advising Upwards makes a detailed examination of stakeholder relationship management, starting with a discussion of the personal changes that senior managers must make as they move into executive roles in the organisation, and recognising that through targeted and purposeful communication the team must ensure that their senior stakeholders understand how best to support their work.

Studies have consistently shown that the active support of stakeholders from the Senior Leadership Team, particularly the sponsor, is a critical factor in creating successful outcomes. Successful activity managers not only understand this but are also willing to do whatever is necessary to ensure that their senior stakeholders understand and fulfil this support role. This requires the activity manager to be skilful at building and maintaining robust relationships, focused on engaging the support of senior executives, understanding their expectations and managing them through targeted communication. Effective communication helps change perceptions and adjust expectations (to make them more realistic and achievable), as well as helping to acquire the support necessary for successful delivery of the outcomes of the activities.


The principal focus of the book is on perspectives that will contribute towards an understanding of the critical survival skill of engaging senior managers, and of ‘helping them help you’. It includes:
  • Stakeholder management theory and its application to senior management stakeholders: what makes engaging them so difficult?
  • Managing (or advising) upwards: the culture of organisational leadership and the demands of decision making in today’s competitive environment; 
  • An exploration of ways to secure and maintain the engagement and support of senior stakeholders, through diverse approaches based on behavioural theories, influence networks, operating within the power relationships of the organisation; 
  • Developing or adapting your sponsor (or leadership team) engagement practices to ensure a greater chance of successful delivery of organisational activities.

The book has two main objectives:
  • A ‘how-to’ book for the fundamental processes and practices to support either individuals or organisations in building and maintain upwards relationships with important stakeholders. These relationships are essential in all aspects of work to deliver an organisation’s business strategy through projects and programs. Similar relationships must also be considered during activities that support organisational survival such as mergers and acquisitions, or boosting organisational advantage through more effective processes for tender bidding, marketing campaigns or even critical operational activities; 
  • Through contributions from researchers and practitioners in related fields the book provides diverse perspectives on the changing world of management and stakeholder relationship management through considerations of culture, group and individual behaviour, organisational management theory and other related subjects.
Contributing authors (in alphabetical order) include: Alfonso Bucero, Randall Englund, Robert Higgins, David Hillson, S.K. Khor, Bob McGannon, Ruth Murray-Webster, Arthur Shelley, Jürgen Oschadleus and Jon Whitty.

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See also our published paper: Advising Upwards – Helping your Managers Help You

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  We will be progressively adding books to this list - check back soon.
 
See our list of interesting and recommended books



PMI Standards

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These standards are only available for delivery in Australia.

 Overseas: contact PMI at: www.pmi.org

Notes: 
  • PMI Members may download protected PDF versions of all PMI Standards from the PMI website for their personal use or for review prior to purchasing. To access: log into www.pmi.org using your PMI membership details, select  PMBOK Guide & Standards, hover your mouse over the menu-bar to open the download selection window and then click on the class of standard you want to download - a full list of standards within that 'class' is displayed for downloading.
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Selected PMI Standards held in stock.

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge 5th Edition - the PMBOK® Guide
   
Price: $77.00 including free Express Post delivery in Australia
   
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The PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition reflects the collaboration and knowledge of working project managers and provides the fundamentals of project management as they apply to a wide range of projects. This internationally recognised standard gives project managers the essential tools to practice project management and deliver organizational results.
  • A 10th Knowledge Area has been added; Project Stakeholder Management expands upon the importance of appropriately engaging project stakeholders in key decisions and activities.
  • Project data information and information flow have been redefined to bring greater consistency and be more aligned with the Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom (DIKW) model used in the field of Knowledge Management.
  • Four new planning processes have been added: Plan Scope Management, Plan Schedule Management, Plan Cost Management and Plan Stakeholder Management: These were created to reinforce the concept that each of the subsidiary plans are integrated through the overall project management plan.

Download the Errata Sheet for the first print run: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1   Downlod the PDF
 

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Program Management
The Standard for Program Management  -  3rd Edition
   
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The Standard for Program Management defines a set of processes that represent generally recognised good practices in program management, as well as promote efficient and effective communication and coordination, among various project management groups including; program managers who would like to improve their skills, project managers who would like to understand more about the role of program managers, portfolio managers who want to learn about the interface between program and project managers and senior managers who would like to improve their understanding of program boards and steering committees.  

Portfolio Standard
The Standard for Portfolio Management  -  3rd Edition
   
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The discipline of portfolio management is a means of helping organisations focus on both “doing work right,” and on “doing the right work.” The Standard for Portfolio Management provides a framework for you to use to take a comprehensive view of portfolios, group them for the most effective management, and ensure that all components are aligned strategically.

In parallel to the growing acceptance and utilisation of project management, the discipline of portfolio management is gaining favour as a means of helping organisations remain effective and competitive. The Standard for Portfolio Management provides portfolio managers with a resource to help them develop professionally and achieve success for themselves and their Organisations. Within an organisation, a portfolio represents a collection of active programs, projects and other work undertaken at a specific point in time to help the organisation reach its strategic objectives. In essence, a portfolio reflects the priorities, investments and resource allocations of the organisation. Portfolio management, therefore, is the centralized management of one or more portfolios in order to achieve specific strategic business objectives. As a process, portfolio management enables organisations to identify, categorize, evaluate, select, prioritize, authorise, terminate and review various portfolio components to ensure their alignment with current and future business strategy and goals, which in turn helps the organisation optimise the use of its limited resources. Because portfolios address all aspects of an organisation, reaching into organisational functions such as finance, marketing, corporate communications and human resources, as well as strategic objectives, portfolio management has become a key method used to create and execute effective corporate governance frameworks. With this in mind, The Standard for Portfolio Management is designed to provide a guide to those processes generally recognised as good practices in portfolio management and focuses on portfolio management as it relates to the disciplines of program and project management.

Risk Standard

The Practice Standard for Project Risk Management
   
Price: $60.50 including free Express Post delivery in Australia
   
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The Practice Standard for Project Risk Management covers risk management as it is applied to single projects only and is consistent with other PMI standards. Written for project practitioners, this practice standard can be used to validate the risk management process being employed in a specific situation, project or organization. Topics include:
 •  Plan Risk Management
 •  Identify Risks
 •  Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
 •  Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
 •  Plan Risk Responses
 •  Monitor and Control Risks 
The Practice Standard for Scheduling 2nd Edition
   
Price: $60.50 including free Express Post delivery in Australia
   
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Effective project scheduling is critical to the success of a project. The Practice Standard for Scheduling is a systematic guide describing hallmarks of an effective schedule methodology, as well as providing quantifiable means for assessing the maturity of a schedule model. Chapters: 1 - Intro , 2 - Schedule Model principles and concepts (methods and techniques), 3 - Good Practices Overview, 4 - Scheduling Components (listing of items and characteristics: name, required/optional, calculated/manual, data format, behaviour description, good practices, associated component, definition), 5 - Conformance Index (Conformance Scoring in App D & E), plus lengthy Glossary. See more on PMI-SP Scheduling training

  For implementation of the Practice Standard, see Mosaic's 'How To' develop an effective schedule workshop [view outline].  

The Practice Standard for Earned Value Management  2nd Edition
   
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The Practice Standard for Earned Value Management—Second Edition expands on the earned value information in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) –Fourth Edition. EVM is often referred to as “management with the lights on” because it helps objectively and succinctly identify where a project is and where it is going. The methodology incorporates project scope, schedule and costs, and the process is applicable across many Knowledge Areas and Process Groups. This practice standard is intended for anyone who wants to better develop their project management toolset and know how to potentially improve project performance through the use of earned value. The standard expands the available resources on the use of EVM for medium and smaller projects, whilst still being relevant for larger projects. The practice standard provides insight and detailed explanations of the basic elements and processes of EVM, and demonstrates how to scale EVM to fit varying project sizes and situations.

  For implementation of the Practice Standard, see Mosaic's 'How To' Implement Earned Value Business Management workshop [view outline].  

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