Project management tools follow a structured approach that can be adapted to any project. The project management blueprint provides an overview of the structured process used in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) to support any professional to quickly identify what tools are need to make their project success.

Project canvases, concept models & graphics, scorecards, and process maps are provided to support the reader’s exploration of the project tools reviewed in this guidebook.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface
Introduction

SECTION ONE:
Project Management Scorecard
Triangulation as a Function of Project Structure
Managing the Project Manager in a Network
Stakeholder & Customer Role Confusion in Projects
Delivering Projects in a Matrix Environment
Why Projects Fail: Project Management Lessons
Project Managing the Change Management Process (ADKAR)

SECTION TWO:
Project Management Process Groups Canvas
Project Evaluation & Planning Canvas
Planning & Supporting the Implementation of Initiatives

SECTION THREE:
The PMBOK (2013) Process Guidelines: An Overview
PMBOK (2013) Tools Overview

PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROCESSES
PROJECT INTEGRATION MANAGEMENT
PROJECT SCOPE MANAGEMENT
PROJECT TIME MANAGEMENT
PROJECT COST MANAGEMENT
PROJECT QUALITY MANAGEMENT
PROJECT HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
PROJECT COMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT
PROJECT RISK MANAGEMENT
PROJECT PROCUREMENT MANAGEMENT
PROJECT STAKEHOLDER MANAGEMENT

SECTION FOUR:
A Cheat Sheet to Reading the PMBOK (2013)
Concluding Remarks

Innovation includes both improvements in technology and processes. Often iterative in nature, innovation often builds upon earlier discoveries and lessons but struggles with the leap of faith necessary to depart from earlier paths of reasoning. Previous commitments limit the corporation’s ability to identify, evaluate, and course correct when missteps occur.

Previous commitments can stall corporate attempts to change course, set up a culture of innovation, and thus interfere with the pursuing incremental improvements. The ability to recognize opportunities for innovation, and to identify problems that require novel solutions, requires the following abilities:

  • Recognize problems that need to be solved
  • Recognize possible solutions to the problem identified
  • Test possible solutions until the best answer is discovered
  • Objectively evaluate the performance of each solution
  • Challenge existing assumptions and commitments

A commitment to building these core innovation competencies is only the first step. Deploying these competencies requires the commitment of leadership to cultivating the best solutions instead of the easiest ones. The path of least resistance is often selected for its ease of implementation where corporations should be instead selecting solutions based on their best systemic fit.

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Author:

Travis Barker, MPA GCPM

Innovate Vancouver

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