Project Management Process Improvement

  • 3h 34m
  • Robert K. Wysocki
  • Artech House
  • 2004

No matter how perfect a project management process may be on paper, it is worthless if it is not being used properly or at all. This practical "how to" guide shows you the way to bring documented process and practiced process into alignment while assuring a certain level of maturity. By using the SEI’s Capability Maturity Model, The Project Management Maturity Model, and PMBOK Knowledge areas, you can baseline your team’s process level to see how it measures up to those required by a project plan.

Project Management Process Improvement explains how to communicate these baseline capabilities, and the gaps between baseline and target capabilities, to your team and upper management You are provided with a host of metrics that let you target specific areas of improvement needed to raise your project team’s process maturity to the target level. Moreover, this unique resource offers you proven tools and techniques that you can use every day to ensure the success of your project process improvement program. The book concludes with practical methods to take your project team to the next level of process effectiveness.

About the Author

Robert K. Wysocki is the president of Enterprise Information Insights Inc., a consulting firm based in Worcester, MA, that specializes in project management methodology development and consulting. A member of the ProjectWorld Executive Advisory Board and the author of several best-selling books, Dr. Wysocki is also the series editor of the Artech House Effective Project Management Series. He earned his Ph.D. and M.S. in mathematical statistics from Southern Methodist University.

In this Book

  • Introduction to the Process Improvement Life Cycle
  • Overview of the Project Management Maturity Model
  • Assessing and Reporting Maturity Level
  • Metrics to Identify Project Improvement Opportunities
  • Tools to Investigate Improvement Opportunities
  • Commissioning Improvement Initiatives
  • Case Study: B. Stoveburden Trucking Company
  • Closing Thoughts