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Hollywood Secrets of Project Management Success-James R Persse
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Publisher : Microsoft Press-WP
Publish date : 28-Jun-2008
Category : Project Management
Mediatype : Books
Binding : Paperback
Availability : IsAvailable, Order now ships within 5-7 business days
List Price :   Rs. 499
Greenleaf Price :  Rs. 424
You Save :  Rs. 75
ISBN : 9780735625693 / Indian ISBN 13: 9788178531465
Pages : 224
Book Summary : Hollywood Secrets of Project Management Success
Learn best practices for managing software development projects from an unexpected but surprisingly relevant source: the producers of major motion pictures.

What can Hollywood s hundred years of filmmaking experience teach the software industry? Like movies, software projects can be complex, creative, and high risk. But Hollywood has a better track record for delivering projects to plan. Now you can apply the project-management best practices used by motion-picture producers and production managers to your own work and get better results.

The author an expert in software engineering and process improvement shares what he s learned from film-industry project managers to delivering software projects on time and on budget. You ll gain practical insights and effective techniques you can apply right away for estimation and planning; controlling costs, schedules, and changes; coordinating multiple teams; tracking progress; reporting status; managing logistics; management reviews; and more.

Key Book Benefits:
 Applies the project management techniques developed in one complex, creative, high-risk environment to another with surprising relevance and results  Describes best practices to improve the way you estimate, plan, budget, manage, and report software projects leading to better, on-target results  Features case studies based on numerous interviews with noted Hollywood producers and production managers with insights immediately useful to project managers working in the software industry

About the Author
James R. Persse has over 20 years' experience in the fields of technology systems design and process improvement. His practice specializes in helping Fortune 500 IT shops select, design, and implement process improvement programs for project management, systems engineering, software engineering, integrated product and process development, and supplier management. He holds a doctoral degree in Information Technology Management, and is a certified Six Sigma Professional. His previous books include Process Improvement Essentials (O Reilly).
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