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 second edition, including 2 new articles I published during the year.
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 recent times I started studying Qualitative Risk Analysis, Sustainability in project environment and Return over Investment of Project Offices and Analytical Hierarchy Process. The most recent articles of this new edition are the use of line of balance and the start-to-finish relationship to schedule repetitive works in projects and the use of artificial neural networks and the analogy process to develop the project budget.
I hope you enjoy this second edition. For sure I intend to keep this book updated with new articles in the future.
Table of contents
Using the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) to Select and Prioritize Projects in a Portfolio
Applying Neural Networks and Analogous Estimating to Determine the Project Budget (NEW)
Identifying and Recovering Troubled Projects: How To Rescue Your Project From Its Failure
Modelling Line of Balance Schedules with Start-Finish Relationships (NEW)
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