It's commonplace - projects are rarely delivered on time or on budget. You go to extreme lengths to prepare, go even further to remedy problems along the way-yet it seems that only through heroic action is any project finished on time-and there aren't enough heroes around. What's going wrong? In Visual Project Management: Simplifying Project Execution to Deliver On Time and On Budget, you'll get a stunning inside look at what's going on in your projects: - The root causes of late delivery and how to systematically identify and weed them out. - How any project can be turned around quickly - Eliminate the silo effect on project teams, streamlining and improving communication and accountability - A simplified approach to managing project execution, delivering fast, significant results in schedule and budget performance You'll learn about ViewPoint, a visual project management methodology that is: - Easily understood and easy to implement - Adapts easily to various organizations, regardless of current practice and maturity - Works with and complements existing methodologies and software - Makes completing your projects a satisfying objective to achieve, not a battle to win - Delivers results in days and weeks, not months and years Based on extensive research, Visual Project Management will give you your team a clear map to effectively drive your projects toward success, time and time again.
Table of Contents
PART I Why Are Projects Always Late and Over Budget?
Chapter 1 Unhappy Customers and Blown Budgets
Chapter 2 Are You a Project Manager or a Project Micromanager?
Chapter 3 Do Your Team Members Know What Everyone Else Is Doing, or Are They Alone on the Pitch?
Chapter 4 Murphy Lives!
Chapter 5 What about the Resources?
PART II Delivering Your Projects on Time and on Budget
Chapter 6 Introducing ViewPoint: Streamlined Project Execution
Stage One: Basic Collaboration
Chapter 7 Collaborative Execution
Chapter 8 Functional Alignment
Chapter 9 Priority Control
Chapter 10 Control Work in Progress (WIP)
Stage Two: Improved Coordination
Chapter 11 Remote Collaboration
Chapter 12 Bottleneck Management
Chapter 13 Delivery Promising
Chapter 14 Schedule Risk Management
Chapter 15 Delivery Date Management
Stage Three: Integrated Planning and Execution
Chapter 16 Probabilistic Planning
Chapter 17 Capacity Management
Chapter 18 Subcontractor Integration
Chapter 19 Confidence in Execution