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Describe the importance of aligning projects with business strategy, the strategic planning process, and using a SWOT analysis Explain the four-stage planning process for project selection and provide examples of applying this model to ensure the strategic alignment of projects Summarize the various methods for selecting projects and demonstrate how to calculate net present value, return on investment, payback, and the weighted score for a project Discuss the program selection process and distinguish the differences between programs and projects Describe the project portfolio selection process and the five levels of project portfolio management.

They got lucky when one potential ahalizi came back at the last minute and agreed to a much higher than normal price. This survey was based on self- reported data from more than 30, practitioners in 29 countries. As described in the next chapter, it is important to work on projects for the right reasons.

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PMI provides certification as a Project Management Professional PMP —someone who has documented sufficient project experience, agreed to follow the PMI code of professional conduct, and demonstrated knowledge of the field of project management by passing a comprehensive examination. If they cannot be finished by this set date, there may be serious consequences.


The right part of this figure shows how the IT projects could be categorized in more detail. These scenarios spark interest and introduce important concepts in a realworld context.

Project Priority Another method for project selection is the overall priority of the project. Write a short paper or prepare a presentation summarizing your findings.

Perhaps the quality of some of the construction or materials was not acceptable. The project environment politics, culture, change management, etc.

Figure provides an example of a weighted scoring model to evaluate four different trips. For example, many visionary chief executive officers CEOs can describe a broad need to improve certain aspects of their organizations, such as communications. Learning Objectives reflect what you should be able to accomplish after completing each chapter. The organization bases the required rate of return on what it could expect to receive elsewhere for an investment of comparable risk. Relating project management concepts to all types of projects, as highlighted in the media, will help you understand and see the importance of this growing field.

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Motivation techniques, empathic listening, responsibility assignment matrices, project organizational charts, resource histograms, team building exercises. Organizations must decide when it makes sense to group projects together.

New technologies have become a significant factor in many businesses, and the use of interdisciplinary and global work teams has radically changed the work environment. The Kiosel of Financial Ratios by Armin Laidre What are the most important financial ratios for business financial analysis. Project managers and team members are often asked to justify their projects, and understanding many of these project selection methods can help them to do so.

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For example, early each fall Exxon Mobile Corporation’s IT organizations work with all of their internal client organizations worldwide to identify potential IT projects and resource requirements for the coming year.


A template file for creating a weighted scoring model is provided on the companion Web site for this text. Grouping related projects into programs helps improve analiizi through better communications, planning, management, and control.

You could also add sub-branches to show ideas under those categories. By making loans in small amounts to poor entrepreneurs, microlenders give people the chance to lift themselves out of poverty. Most spreadsheet software has a built-in function to calculate NPV. No matter how smart you are the first candidate fired had degrees in medicine and businessyou must be professional in how you deal with people and display some leadership potential.

In addition to projects that directly tie to competitive strategy, organizations might pursue projects that everyone agrees will meet broad organizational needs. At this point, you can use a spreadsheet application to create a matrix of projects, criteria, weights, and scores. Their strategy focuses on four perspectives: Get your hands on a complete strategic plan template. By having the weighted scoring model in a spreadsheet, you can easily change the weights to update the weighted scores and charts automatically.

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This capability allows you to investigate various options for different stakeholders quickly.

In practice, organizations usually use a combination of these approaches to select projects.