Project Management Next Generation: The Pillars for Organizational Excellence

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Ricardo Vargas, in partnership with Dr. Harold Kerzner and Dr. Al Zeitoun his new publication: Project Management Next Generation: The Pillars for Organizational Excellence. In the book, a team of world-renowned project management leaders delivers an expert discussion on project management implementation in organizations of all kinds.

The book explores 10 pillars of project management that will be critical for companies in the coming decade. It offers contributions from industry changemakers and thought leaders that provide the perfect balance between practical experience across a variety of programs, projects, and transformation initiatives.

  • 1st edition / 2022
  • 512 pages
  • ISBN13: 978-1119832270
  • ISBN10: 1119832276
  • Dimensions: 7.1 x 1.4 x 10.1 inches
  • Language: English
  • Published by: Wiley
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About the book

In Project Management Next Generation: The Pillars for Organizational Excellence, a team of world-renowned project management leaders delivers an expert discussion on project management implementation in organizations of all kinds. The book explores 10 pillars of project management that will be critical for companies in the coming decade. It offers contributions from industry changemakers and thought leaders that provide the perfect balance between practical experience across a variety of programs, projects, and transformation initiatives.

It’s a must-have title for practicing project managers who seek hands-on guidance and insightful case studies complete with discussion questions and instruction materials, including PowerPoint lecture slides and a full Instructors Manual on the companion website. In addition to the perspectives of several global commercial organizations on the project management industry’s future, readers will find:

  • Thorough introductions to project management as a strategic competency and corporate project management cultures
  • Comprehensive explorations of workforce upskilling and defining project success
  • Practical discussions of flexible project management frameworks and flexible life cycle phases and project governance
  • In-depth examinations of value-driven project management and metrics, as well as metrics for intangible assets, and strategic metrics

Perfect for mid-level corporate, project, and team managers, as well as executives and business consultants, Project Management Next Generation: The Pillars for Organizational Excellence will also earn a place in the libraries of students in courses on advanced project management at the upper-level undergraduate and graduate levels.

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Strategic Delivery Capability

  • Line-of-Sight
  • Sustainable Competitive Advantage
  • High-Performance Teams and Organizations
  • Strategic Competency
  • Background to Barriers
  • Strategic Agility
  • Letter To Future Project Manager
  • Excellence In Action: Repsol, Medtronic, Merck, Cisco, Servicenow, Farm Credit, PM United

Chapter 2: Project Management Empowers Humanitarian and Social Missions

  • What Makes Humanitarian Projects Different
  • The Impact of Project Management Practices in Humanitarian Projects
  • Excellence In Action: Ambev, Albert Einstein Hospital, United Nations

Chapter 3: Project Management is Creating Innovative Culture

  • Introducing the Innovative Culture Model
  • Balanced Alignment and Autonomy
  • Innovation Competencies
  • The Innovation Culture
  • Projects As Innovation Labs
  • New Ways of Working
  • Readying And Sustaining Tomorrow’s Excellence Cultures
  • Excellence In Action: Bosch, 3M, GM, Apple, Samsung, Siemens, Solvo360, Sunrise UPC, Texas Instruments

Chapter 4: Digitization is Central to Delivering Projects’ Promises

  • Digitalization and Projects Framework
  • Experimenting Capacity
  • Context-Driven Planning
  • Knowledge Repositories
  • Intangible Intellectual Capital Assets
  • Top 7 Things To Consider When Choosing a BI Tool
  • Dashboards vs. Reports: Which One Should You Go With?
  • Mapping Dashboards to Objectives
  • Virtual Teams Engagement
  • Digitalization and Projects Path Forward
  • Excellence In Action: ASGC, Servicenow, Progressive Insurance, Dubai Customs, Wuttke & Team, IBM

Chapter 5: Evolving Project Manager's Skills

  • The Changing Landscape
  • Problem Solving and Decision Making
  • Brainstorming
  • Design Thinking
  • Excellence In Action: Disney

Chapter 6: New Forms Of Project Leadership

  • Issues with Leadership Studies
  • Introduction to Leadership Styles
  • Project Management Challenges
  • Leadership and Cultures
  • The Growth in Importance Of Crisis Leadership
  • Understanding Crisis Management
  • Crises Life Cycle Phases
  • Project Management Implications
  • The Growth in Competency Models
  • Project Management Core Competency
  • Excellence In Action: Eli Lilly

Chapter 7: Organizational Cultural Shift To The Project Way Of Working

  • Introduction
  • The Need for a Cultural Shift
  • Excellence In Action: GEA, Belo Monte Hydroelectric Power Plant

Chapter 8: Adaptive Frameworks And Life Cycles

  • Background
  • The Risks of Using a Singular Methodology
  • The Project Management Landscape Changes
  • The Need for Multiple Flexible Methodologies
  • Selecting the Right Framework
  • Strategic Selection Implications
  • Establishing Gates
  • Project Selection Criteria
  • Life Cycle Phases
  • Project Closure
  • Excellence In Action: Airbus, AstraZeneca, Facebook, Motorola, Servicenow, IIL, Ideascale

Chapter 9: Evolving Nature of PMOs And Governance

  • Introduction
  • How Governance Can Be Applied In An Agile And Volatile World
  • Excellence In Action: SITA, Servicenow, PMO Global Alliance, ROI of PMO

Chapter 10: Significant Growth In Value-Driven And Business-Related Metrics

  • The Growth of Project Metrics
  • Selecting the Right Metrics
  • Benefits Realization and Value Management
  • Measuring Benefits and Value
  • Metrics for Measuring Intangibles
  • The Need for Strategic Metrics
  • Project Health Checks
  • Action Items
  • The Failure of Traditional Metrics And KPIs
  • Establishing a Metrics Management Program
  • Excellence In Action: Philips