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EFFECTIVE COMPLEX PROJECT MANAGEMENT – An Adaptive Agile Framework for Delivering Business Value

BOOK REVIEW

pmwj28-nov2014-Jantrania-BOOK COVERBook Title: EFFECTIVE COMPLEX PROJECT MANAGEMENT – An Adaptive Agile Framework for Delivering Business Value
Author: Robert K. Wysocki
Publisher: J. Ross Publishing
List Price:   US$69.95
Format: Hard cover; 332 pages
Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 13: 978-1-60427-100-3
Reviewer:      Ash Jantrania
Review Date:            October 2014
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Introduction to the Book

The author has emphasized the need for a practical approach to successful project management within an organization for complex projects.

Overview of Book’s Structure

For successful project management involving complex projects, there is a need to transition from the traditional Waterfall to an adaptive Framework – Adaptive Complex Project Framework (ACPF).

ACPF is robust and adaptive tool which apples the Agile and lean approach. It is a methodology applicable to all industry types and has been developed, refined and validated for over 20 years.

Highlights: What’s New in this Book?

The book highlights the need for a change in current day project management approach. There is a need for a totally different type of project management approach looking at the multi-million dollar complex projects. Such projects are typically delivered late, over budget and minus desired customer expectations.

The current day plan based approach does not deliver projects meeting customer expectations. The author has given a very detailed understanding of Adaptive Complex Project Framework (ACPF). This new approach is the most forward thinking concept in complex project management.

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About the Reviewer

pmwj28-nov2014-Jantrania-REVIEWERAsh Jantrania, PMP, CSMflag-usa

North Texas, USA

Ash Jantrania is a seasoned Project Manager in Dallas Fort Worth area. He has extensive Project Management and Business / Systems analysis experience in Telecom, Transport, Mortgage Banking, Health, E-Commerce, Retail & Non Profit organizations. Ash holds PMP and Scrum Master certifications. He has comprehensive knowledge of project management in both Waterfall and Agile/Scrum methodologies. He can be contacted at [email protected].

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