Projects are volatile endeavors filled with uncertainties, dependencies, contingencies, and risks. They require not only strategic, business-focused leadership to drive results, but also nimble and adaptive approaches in the face of increasing business uncertainty. Projects that limp along without the required adjustments and improvements suck the lifeblood out of companies. In this competitive new world economy, our project management mantra must shift from "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" to If It Ain't Broke, Fix It Anyway. This insightful and entertaining book will teach readers to be business savvy strategic corporate thinkers and planners, strong and practical project managers and leaders, and effective problem solvers and change agents focused on the bottom line. Key Features: --Equips project managers and business professionals with the skills and knowledge required to deliver business value to their organizations from their project investments --Instructs professionals on how to become nimble and adaptive in the face of business and economic uncertainty to drive and continuously improve their projects to achieve maximum returns --Presents a structured approach to incorporating strategic and quantitative methods to achieve, and even exceed, forecasted business objectives --Provides the tools and techniques necessary to become business improvement change agents and project turnaround specialists --WAV offers downloadable RASCI Matrix, Business Case, Benefits Realization Plan, and Cash Flow Model templates and a Strategic Project Management Checklist to help users maximize results--available from the Web Added Value(TM) Download Resource Center at www.jrosspub.com
Marc Resch, PMP, is the President of Resch Group (www.reschgroup.com), whose mission is to transform individuals and organizations into strategic value creators. Their specialty is assisting individuals and companies to generate optimal and sustainable business results from their project and training investments. Marc's company is also is a Registered Education Provider (REP) of the Project Management Institute (PMI) offering training courses in the areas of strategy, project and financial management, and process improvement. Resch is a recognized thought leader, subject matter expert, and author of the best-selling Strategic Project Management Transformation with decades of experience working with business leaders and organizations of all sizes, providing expertise around strategy, projects and processes. Additionally, he works closely with a variety of clients to develop and deliver customized workshops and training programs to meet long term strategic needs. He regularly keynotes and speaks at conferences, forums, and corporate and industry events on a variety of topics. Resch graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and received an MBA from the University of North Carolina and an MS in Technology Management from Stevens Institute of Technology. He is an adjunct professor in the areas of business strategy, organizational theory and design, and organizational leadership. Marc can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.