9780470455838

The Project Success Method A Proven Approach for Achieving Superior Project Performance in as Little as 5 Days

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470455838

  • ISBN10:

    0470455837

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-09-15
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Summary

The Project Success Method is a unique, proven and fire-tested methodology which allows companies, groups or managers to learn and develop consistency in the way they plan, schedule, manage, control and close out projects on time, per spec and within budget-- in as little as 5 days.Over the last 25 years, the methodology has been used around the world by manufacturers of heavy equipment, electronics, aircraft components, paper products, beverages, electric and gas utilities, hotel and restaurant chains, and companies in the financial services, telecommunications, real estate, entertainment, and transportation industries. The Project Success Method has proven effective in a vast array of project applications, including new product development and introduction, IT systems development and implementation, process improvement initiatives, marketing programs, engineering and architectural design, construction and renovation, facility relocations and startups, mergers and acquisitions, major industrial maintenance and special events.

Author Biography

The author, Clinton (Clint) M. Padgett, President and CEO of Atlanta-based consultancy Project Success, Inc. has provided consulting, training and account management to clients in a wide range of industries, such as: manufacturing, food/beverage, electric utility, and technology. His project experience covers many traditional and special applications, including: product development, equipment installation/startup, facility construction/relocations, marketing, software/hardware system implementation and international sporting events.

Clint uses case studies to identify and explain the core elements of this successful methodology, and provides the missing links between strategy and implementation.

Clint is a graduate of The Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering. He also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface The Power of Project Success
The Easier Way
Master the Method
Shift the Worry Curve
Build a Real Project Team
Charter for Clarity, Consensus, and Commitment
Break It Down and Divvy It Up
Network for Success
Try to Be Normal
Figure Out What's Critical
Compress for Profit
Monitor, Correct, and Update
Build a System for Project Success
Overcome the Objections
Apply the Power of Project Success
Developing Operating Procedures for Projects Involving
Multiple Organizations Using a Linear Responsibility Chart
Generalized Precedence Diagramming
Schedule Calculations
Anticipating and Resolving Resource Overloads
How to Organize Project Budgets
Why Track Actual Costs and Resource Usage?
The Project Management Office
Case Studies
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