Radical Project Management

Rob Thomsett

  • 出版商: Prentice Hall
  • 出版日期: 2002-04-25
  • 售價: $299
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 384
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0130094862
  • ISBN-13: 9780130094865
  • 相關分類: 專案管理




Project management for today's complex, chaotic business environments.

  • XPM: the first radically new approach to project management in decades!
  • Designed from the ground up for today's high-speed, fast-changing projects
  • Refocusing project management focused on people, relationships, and adding value!
  • Innovative new XPM tools: how to make them work in your organization

Traditional project management doesn't work any more: it's inward-looking, static, and just can't respond to rapid, constant change. Radical Project Management looks outward to stakeholders, management, and clients—and thoroughly involves them from start to finish. Moreover, it assumes that everything will change—and defines a flexible, ongoing project management process that encompasses both project development and support. In this book, Rob Thomsett, one of the world's leading project management consultants, presents XPM from start to finish—and introduces every tool and technique you need to make it work in your organization.

  • Refocusing project management on what matters most: people, relationships, and adding value
  • 11 radically new rules for project managers to live by
  • Innovative new XPM tools, and how to use them
  • "Open Planning" and stakeholder ownership: the heart of successful project management
  • New XPM metrics and project-tracking techniques
  • Why project managers don't need to know the gory technical details
  • Detailed case studies: how XPM is enabling creative people to do truly great work

If you've always suspected there's a more agile, flexible, intelligent way to manage projects, you're right—and XPM is it. Discover for yourself, with the most authoritative, complete, useful XPM guide ever written: Radical Project Management by Rob Thomsett.

Table of Contents



1. The New Project Environment.
2. Project Management Evolution.
3. eXtreme Concepts.


4. eXtreme Project Management Context.
5. The eXtreme Project Management Model.
6. The RAP Process.
7. Analyze Project Success.
8. Define Scope, Objectives, and Stakeholders.
9. Analyze Added Value.
10. Define Quality.
11. Select a Development Strategy.
12. Analyze Risk.
13. Develop Task Lists.
14. Estimate Tasks.
15. Develop Schedule.
16. Develop Return on Investment.
17. Project Tracking and Reporting.
18. Postimplementation Reviews.
19. Support.


20. Getting the Sponsor You Deserve.
21. Getting the Stakeholders You Deserve.
22. A Question of Ethics.
23. The Success Sliders Redux.
24. In Case of Emergencies.
25. The Secret of Great Project Managers.