Steering Project Success: What More Is Possible? 1st Edition
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Steering Project Success: What More Is Possible? 1st Edition  (English, Paperback, Madhavan S Rao PMP)

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  • Language: English
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Assurance Consulting,Bangalore
  • ISBN: 9788184659177, 8184659172
  • Edition: 1stEdition, 2011
  • Pages: 300
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In these times of great opportunities, Project Stakeholders are challenged with the need to be more responsive to changes, uncertainties and vulnerabilities in the Project ecosystem. This paradigm evolution demands that Project teams learn to think like Entrepreneurs and Project CEO’s.

Steering Projects Success addresses this evolving dimension of Project Management and presents an innovative approach to manage project challenges.

It complements and supplements the current body of knowledge and best practices in project management.

It empowers the Project Managers with the ability to ‘seed and steer’ Opportunity spaces.

The concept of steering projects successfully, by practicing Seven Mantras as the key to delighting all stakeholders has been presented in a very lucid manner. The topics and about 100 project illustrations, bring out the insights of ace project managers, who have experienced project challenges at the ground level.

The Seven Mantras are:
  • Foreseeing the Bigger Picture
  • Investing in Customer and Team Education
  • Information Seeding
  • Perception Management
  • Learning to say a Positive NO/Conditional YES
  • Steering Comfort Levels
  • Thinking $ for Stakeholders

About The Author
Madhavan S Rao, PMP is CEO, Assurance Consulting.

He is a certified Project Manager from the Project Management Institute (PMI), USA.

Madhavan has been the Project Manager for several IT projects for Fortune 500 companies and has spearheaded setting up the Project Management Centre of Excellence for a large IT organization.

He has a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and over 25 years’ experience in providing leadership for Project Management, Account Management and executing projects both offshore and onsite.

He is a founder member and former Vice President of the PMI Pearl City Chapter, Hyderabad India. He has served as Director at the Bangalore Chapter of PMI.

His first book was “Steering Project Success: Simple Innovations in Execution” which received accolades from Project Managers in India and globally.

This book titled “Steering Project Success: What More is Possible? is the second book and builds from the earlier one to the next level.

Based on his experiential insights he has abstracted and built an unique approach, that adds to the current best practices in Project Management.

To steer the success of projects by engaging with the 'Opportunity Spaces', Madhavan has coined the term 'Project Assurance Management' and vested it with a disciplined approach, to supplement and complement the current knowledge and practices in Project Management.

It engages with the practical aspects of steering the success of projects amidst grey areas and uncertainties that prevail in most projects today. Papers regarding the same have been well received in international conferences.

He lives in Bangalore and provides consulting and mentoring on Project Management. Website for the Book – www.steeringprojectsuccess.com

Table Of Contents
  • A backdrop
  • The Seven Mantras
  • Mantra One: Foreseeing the Bigger Picture
  • Mantra Two: Investing in Customer and Team Education
  • Mantra Three: Information Seeding
  • Mantra Four: Perception Management
  • Mantra Five: Learning to Say a Positive No/Conditional Yes
  • Mantra Six: Steering the Comfort Levels
  • Mantra Seven: Thinking $ for Stakeholders
  • Project Assurance Management
  • Perspectives
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  • 2011
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  • Madhavan S Rao PMP
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Worth the read! - A simple, direct and practical guide with lots of examples...

This book is a good reference guide on dealing the soft-track issues on Project Management. We may be experiencing project vulnerabilities such as incorrect estimates, tight schedules, scope creep, attritions etc. in most of the projects and here the author explains how to overcome these challenges by thinking out of the box using the seven mantras. The book also covers 100 real life cases that most of the project manager faces in projects and it explains the innovative approaches that we can...
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