Delivering Exceptional Project Results: A Practical Guide to Project Selection, Scoping, Estimation and Management

  • 5h 6m
  • Jamal Moustafaev
  • J. Ross Publishing
  • 2011

This unique how-to implementation guide unifies project management, portfolio management, and requirements engineering into one proven, comprehensive best practice framework to help organizations deliver exceptional project results on a consistent basis. Delivering Exceptional Project Results transcends differences in the various “types” of project management, such as traditional or agile, and focuses on economic principles, methodologies, skills, tools, and techniques that can be applied successfully at companies in any industry.

Key Features:

  • Defines the three pillars of project portfolio management and examines the portfolio management methods used by industry leaders, followers and laggards to justify their validity
  • Explains best practices for assessing project value, categorizing and prioritizing projects, balancing portfolio mix, determining and managing project pipeline throughput capacity, and strategic alignment to maximize results and minimize risks
  • Covers project scoping, negotiation and planning, estimation, monitoring and control, the role of creativity, and the value of lessons learned documents using numerous real-world examples within a business context and from an entertaining historical perspective

About the Author

Jamal Moustafaev, BBA, MBA, PMP—president and founder of Thinktank Consulting, is an internationally acclaimed expert in the areas of project/portfolio management, project scoping, process improvement and corporate training. He has done work for private-sector companies and government organizations in Canada and the United States including Port Metro Vancouver, Accenture, Best Buy, Central1, Wolters Kluwer Financial Group, Kaiser Permanente, HSBC Bank, Standard Life Insurance, Kodak, and many others.

Mr. Moustafaev is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He holds an MBA in Finance and a BBA in Finance and Management Science from Simon Fraser University. In addition to teaching project management courses at British Columbia Institute of Technology, Jamal also offers corporate seminars through his company.

Mr. Moustafaev is a published author who contributes to various project management publications, and he is a frequent speaker at various project management conferences and events such as Project World, Business Analyst World, and many others. His presentations have consistently received a very high rating from conference attendees.

In this Book

  • Introduction
  • What Is Project Management, and Do You Really Need It?
  • Things You Probably Didn't Know About Estimation
  • Are We Supposed to Negotiate on Projects?
  • How and Why Do We Write Project Charters?
  • Kick-Starting Your Projects—The Scope Definition Perspective
  • Defining the Detailed Scope: How and Where Do You Find Requirements?
  • Who Needs Creativity in Projects and How Do You Cultivate It?
  • How Do You Incorporate Scope Definition into Project Management?
  • How Do You Write a Great Project Plan?
  • How Do You Troubleshoot Scope Problems?
  • Who Needs Walkthroughs, Inspections, and Peer Reviews?
  • Why Should you Manage Scope and Customer Expectations?
  • Why Invest Time and Effort in the Lessons-Learned Document?
  • How Do You Select the Best Projects?
  • How and Why Do You Need to Maximize Portfolio Value?
  • How and Why Do You Need to Balance Your Project Mix?
  • How and Why Do You Need to Link Portfolio to Strategy?
  • How Do You Implement It All?