"Provides a proven process for project management that significantly improves the chances that the project will be completed on time, on budget, and on target."
Steven C. Wheelwright, PhD
Baker Foundation Professor
Harvard Business School
Director of Publications
The importance of effective and well-planned presidential transitions has long been understood. The Presidential Transition Act of 1963 provided a formal recognition of this principle by providing the President-elect funding and other resources “To promote the orderly transfer of the executive power in connection with the expiration of the term of office of a President and the Inauguration of a new President.” The Act received minor amendments in the following decades, but until 2010 all support provided was entirely post-election. The Pre-Election Presidential Act of 2010 changed this by providing pre-election support to nominees of both parties. Its passing reinforced the belief that early transition planning is prudent, not presumptuous.Read More
The fourth book in the OPPM Series is scheduled for release by John Wiley & Sons on Christmas Day. B&N and Amazon are now accepting advance orders. In addition to vivid color, and continuous OPPM improvements, this book will introduce the Agile OPPM. Therefore, a few comments comparing traditional with agile project management will be helpful. And of course, we need a visual.Read More
Many years ago, I was teaching an executive MBA course in project management. Every other weekend, the class would meet and two of the students had to prepare (to the best of their ability) an executive-level status report on an existing project. In the first class meeting, two of the students volunteered to “get the pain out of the way” and be first to team up and prepare a status report for the next class meeting.
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—Harold D. Kerzner, PhD
Senior Executive Director International Institute for Learning, Inc.Read More
More than 400,000 professional project managers know that PMBOK is the acronym for A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge. That being said, still many practicing project managers, and readers of the OPPM books, are not familiar with the PMBOK.
With this Snippet, we desire to provide readers of all experience levels a “seriously simple” visual display of the PMBOK. We will also drill down on Communication Management showing how the OPPM comfortably aligns with PMBOK processes and knowledge areas while accelerating communication effectiveness.Read More
Eric Verzuh, PMP, President of the Versatile Company and Author of the best selling The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management has written the forward to the fourth book in the OPPM series – The New One-Page Project Manager – available December 25th.
Eric says, “In our innovation economy characterized by rapid evolution and abundant projects, project management has taken on increased importance. It is also important to realize that we need both complex and simple approaches to managing projects. The OPPM does not replace the complex methods – Clark Campbell is clear about that. The OPPM creates an interface between the sophisticated, specialized skills of professional project managers and the many other project stakeholders whose expertise is needed for the project.Read More