The scope of a project is its life-defining element. The normative power of a well-defined, unambiguous scope enforces the effective and efficient integration of all project management activities, from initiation to closure. Sustaining the project's scope and ensuring conflict-free integration throughout the life of the project are key drivers and crucial for project success.
In the holistic project leadership and management guide (HPLMguide™) you will find descriptions and explanations, supported by many examples, of how project stakeholders, under the leadership of the project manager, start their journey on the road to project success with the definition of a single-point-of-reference (SPOR) project charter and subsequently transform the identified "as-is" state into the desired, or required, "to-be" state.
As project-time passes, projects frequently are not formally closed, they just "fade away". This fading away, more often than not, can have profound negative effects on an organization. These negative effects must and can be avoided.
In the holistic project leadership and management guide (HPLMguide™) you will find descriptions, explanations, and examples not only of how to complete a project but also of how to provide clear and verifiable proof that the project team has successfully reached the project target. This proof is provided through the completion of the project closure acceptance documentation (PCAD), as outlined in the guide. A great boon to auditors and top management alike.
From the Inside Front Cover
This is the first project management guide focused entirely on integration and scope. Seasoned project manager Dietmar W. Sokowski considers these areas holistically, recognizing that scope must be actively managed throughout the entire project life cycle, and is deeply interconnected with PM integration activities. He offers valuable insights into issues ranging from building effective work breakdown structures to keeping projects from veering off course.
Whether you're a working PM, PMP® certification candidate, or student, strong integration and scoping expertise is your foundation for success in any project role. This guide gives you that foundation.
From the Back Cover
All You Need to Know to Manage Integration and Scope Throughout the Full Project Lifecycle
Master all the modern project strategy and process definition techniques you need, in one focused tutorial!
Leading project consultant Dietmar W. Sokowski brings together powerful insights and tools for accurately defining project domains and boundaries, transforming your definitions into effective requirements and plans, and managing scope and integration from initiation to closing. His holistic approach helps you address actual project realities as you also deepen your knowledge of key PMP® PMBOK®processes and interrelationships.
Sokowski addresses issues ranging from reflecting scope in effective project charters through validating that you’ve delivered what you promised. He also offers candid guidance on leading projects when stakeholders are morphing their requirements and making it a daily struggle to control scope.
Whatever your PM role, this tutorial will help you define projects you can successfully execute, keep all your participants and stakeholders aligned, and get the results you’re aiming for.
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