Going Beyond the Waterfall by Davis and Radford published by J. Ross Publishing


12 August 2014 – J. Ross Publishing has announced the publication of a new project management book, Going Beyond the Waterfall: Managing Scope Effectively Across the Project Life Cycle, by Barbara Davis and Darren Radford. Barbara Davis is President of RQX Global Training & Consulting, LLC, an organization that provides technology management and profit management services for projects, resources, portfolios and IT services. Darren Radford is President and CEO of Aspire, a management consulting firm, located in Vancouver, Canada, that offers a delivery focused and outcome-based solution capability to effect the right changes at the right time in the right way.

140812-pmwj26-going-IMAGEAccording to the publisher’s publicity: every year technology projects face hard decisions about how to mitigate risk and address challenges as teams work on creating useful solutions to deliver promised business value. Those decisions impact scope at every step and help to evolve it until the final product is delivered and implemented. Scope can longer be set in stone!

This book will help project teams understand how and when scope changes and evolves as a part of a living-development process by answering the ultimate question: “Are we doing the right things the right way?”

Going Beyond the Waterfall explains how to define scope at the outset of a project. It provides a solid model for predicting and managing solution scope across a project life cycle where the decisions and actions of every team member contribute to that evolutionary process. In addition, it identifies the impacts that key tasks and activities will have on scope and how each can be managed effectively to prevent unnecessary scope creep and reduce run-away projects.

Barbara Davis is a proven thought leader and expert in business analysis, project management, and various aspects of information technology management and business. Ms. Davis has been a champion of business analysis and technology standards and infrastructure for well over a decade, during which time she developed the world’s first university accredited business analysis diploma program, as well as proprietary methodologies. She is also an international speaker and author of Managing Business Analysis Services: A Framework for Sustainable Projects and Corporate Success and Mastering Software Project Requirements: A Framework for Successful Planning, Development & Alignment.

Mr. Radford is a respected thought leader in the areas of business and IT strategy; portfolio, program, and project management; product delivery; stakeholder engagement; risk and quality; business analysis; and business transformation. His reputation was built on identifying innovative approaches to solving growth, productivity, and cost management challenges by transforming and evolving firms into high functioning organizations capable of sustainable success. Mr. Radford has over sixteen years of business and IT-enabled transformation experience in the commercial and government sectors.

More about this book can be found at http://www.jrosspub.com/business/project-program-management/going-beyond-the-waterfall.html.

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