Best Practices for Managing BPI Projects



pmwj36-Jul2015-James-BOOKBook Title: Best Practices for Managing BPI Projects
Author: Gina Abudi & Yusuf Abudi
Publisher: J. Ross Publishing
List Price: $69.95   
Format: Hard Copy
Publication Date: March 2015     
ISBN: 978-1-60427-096-9
Reviewer: Patrick James, PMP
Review Date: June/2015



Major difference between any traditional project and BPI project is that BPI projects are very versatile and cross boundaries of every department within an organization. This makes BPI projects more challenging but on the same note very interesting.

This book is complete and comprehensive guide to manage BPI projects with success. Since all the BPI projects are very challenging and without any predefined scope and on the same note expectations from the higher management are always very high, this book will definitely help and guide you to complete your projects with high success rate.

Gina Abudi & Yusuf Abudi, as expert gurus of business process improvement has summarized this book so well that it is easy to follow and learn. This book is full of real time examples from different types of scenarios and situations across the organizations.

These examples and references are from different industries; still same continuous improvement methodologies and concepts can be easily adopted by any organization across the board.

Overview of Book’s Structure

This book consists of 12 chapters with easy to understand business examples with charts, graphs and tables. Author has summarized the major concepts from defining what BPI projects are; and the challenges that these projects brings and how to successfully manage and complete these projects on time and per management’s expectations.

In Chapter 04 – “Understanding and Socializing the BPI Project” the author has explained the key factor to be successful in your next BPI project. Understanding the scope and the true issue and challenge in hand is important and most important is to socialize the project. Knowing your stakeholders and subject matter experts is the key to success. Building up the great relationship with your stakeholder can help you understand the project scope as well as help you manage your stakeholders. Project Managers who are taking new BPI projects should read this chapter every time starting new project. This will definitely help start project on the right foot.


This book is a complete guide for learning and becoming expert in managing BPI projects and if you are already managing Process Improvement projects this book will enhance and add more value to your existing knowledge. Throughout the book you will find very useful codes and references from very successful people who have either worked with the author, done research, written articles & books on this important topic.


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About the Reviewer

pmwj36-Jul2015-James-PHOTOPatrick James MBA, PMP

North Texas, USA



Patrick James
graduated from Punjab University with a major in Mathematics & Statistics; he earned his MBA in Marketing from Preston University. He earned his PMP Certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI®) in 2014. 8 years ago while working as an analyst he slowly started advancing his true passion to work as a project manager, to manage complex and challenging projects. Over the last 6 years he has successfully managed several Business Process Improvement and re-engineering projects. Patrick likes working with cross-functional teams in a collaborative environment. An active member of PMI and the local Dallas PMI Chapter, he likes to read articles & books on Project Management, IT and Business Optimization. Patrick is currently working as Project Manager – BPI for an IT Network Solutions Company in the DFW area of north Texas.


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