©2007, 7" x 10" softcover, 216 pages
Product code: B056
By: Michael S. Dobson and Heidi A. Feickert
Master the Six Dimensions of the Project Management Universe!
Learn how to turn constraints into resources to achieve project objectives! Through case studies and practical exercises, The Six Dimensions of Project Management demonstrates the six possible combinations (or dimensions) of the “hierarchy of constraints" (time, cost, and performance existing in a hierarchy of driver, middle and weak constraint) and the specific set of challenges and opportunities associated with each. Project managers will learn how to recognize a project’s dimension and, by understanding its set of problems and resources, get the job done on time, on budget, and to spec!
You will uncover hidden flexibility, unlock valuable new resources, discover threats before they turn into problems, and win the admiration of customers and projects sponsors alike. You’ll learn:
- How to use the “inner purpose” of a project to empower project mangers and team players
- Why certain kinds of failure point the way to higher levels of success
- What creates opposition to your project—and how to leverage it for your benefit
- Where to look to find creative opportunities on every project
Table of Contents
Section I — The Triple Constraints • Intro the Sixth Dimension • Succeeding and Failing on Constraint Management • The Triple Constraints • The Hierarchy of Constraints
Section II — The Six Dimensions • Powers of Six • Strategies for Managing Time Driven Projects • Strategies for Managing Performance Driven Projects • Strategies for Managing Cost Driven Projects
Section III — Issues and Conclusions • Conflict Management and Multiple Stakeholders • The Power of Three
About the Authors
Michael S. Dobson, PMP has written five previous books on project management topics, as well as numerous books on management, office politics, and military/alternate history. He speaks and consults worldwide on project management topics for government and private industry. Michael has been vice president of Discovery Software International; vice president of Games Workshop (US); director of new product development and marketing for TSR, Inc.; president of a career counseling and strategy firm; and a member of the team that built and opened the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum.
Heidi A. Feickert is a team lead/senior instructional designer for SI International, where she develops human performance intervention solutions for federal agencies. She holds a Magister (double MA) degree in history and English linguistics/literature from Universtät Hamburg, and has worked internationally as a consultant, trainer, and facilitator for companies including Lufthansa, Siemens, and various international manufacturers.
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