About the book
In 2014 I decided to create a collection of technical articles to share the main ideas and studies I have made on the field and also to keep track of the evolution of some of my work. Now I am releasing the third edition, including 2 new articles I published in 2018 and 2019.
Time flies and just to remember, one of the classical articles was the one about the new approach to the PMBOK® Guide. For many new project managers, the article may be perceived as an old article, but the concepts presented in the article were a major driving force to the changes presented in the third edition of the PMBOK® Guide that now presents the data flow diagram in Chapter 3.
Another topic that I cover in several articles is Earned Value Management, the central topic of my master thesis. I also discuss human resource aspects and Monte Carlo simulation applied to project management.
In few years ago I started studying Qualitative Risk Analysis, Sustainability in project environment and Return over Investment of Project Offices and Analytical Hierarchy Process. One of the most intriguing articles was about Neural Networks. When I presented it in 2015 nobody was even thinking what would happen with Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. The process I introduced using Microsoft Excel and the Palisade Neural Tools is today present in most of the cloud based solutions and for sure one of the hot topics for the upcoming future.
The most recent articles cover basically my work at Brightline Initiative in topics related to the implementation of strategy. Written in partnership with Edivandro Conforto, Brightline Initiative Head of Strategic Research, they discuss the key elements to be in place in order to get things done: from the design of strategy up to the delivery of benefits. I hope you enjoy this third edition.
For sure I intend to keep this book updated with new articles in the future.
Enjoy your reading.
Table of contents
Using the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) to Select and Prioritize Projects in a Portfolio
The Innovator’s Mindset: Radical Can-Do (NEW)
Great Strategies Need Great Delivery: The 10 Principles of Implementation Excellence (NEW)
Applying Neural Networks and Analogous Estimating to Determine the Project Budget
Identifying and Recovering Troubled Projects: How To Rescue Your Project From Its Failure
Modelling Line of Balance Schedules with Start-Finish Relationships
Adopting the Quadratic Mean Process to Quantify the Qualitative Risk Analysis
Determining the Mathematical ROI of a Project Management Implementation
Sustainability Marker to Support the Project Selection Process: the UNOPS Case
Using Earned Value Management Indexes as a Team Development Factor and a Compensation Tool
Earned Value Probabilistic Forecasting Using Monte Carlo Simulation
Earned Value Analysis in the Control of Projects: Success or Failure?
Urgency: A Critical Factor in Project Planning
Avoiding Mistakes during the Team Acquisition: Find the Right People to the Right Function using MBTI®
A New Approach to PMBOK® GUIDE 2000
Managing ERP Implementation using Basic Software Tools and Web Based Scheduling Control