Books and White Paper on Running Successful Projects

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Projects build capabilities to met corporate goals. If you are a CEO, you need to make sure your employees and vendors know what those goals are and how they fit in to the plan. If you are a project manager, you need to know the bounds of you project. If you are anywhere in between, you need to understand how all the pieces fit together and keep it all aligned.

Most organizations consist of multiple business and support units, each populated by highly trained, experienced executives. But often the efforts of individual units are not coordinated, resulting in conflicts, lost opportunities, and diminished performance.

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Friday, 01 January 2010 11:16

eJournal Archive

eCameron has published numerous newsletters, emagazines, and Newsletters. Following is a listing of the past volumes.

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't

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Author: Jim Collins
Publisher: HarperBusiness
Released: October 2001
Type: Hardcover
Pages: 300
ISBN:978-0201835953

The Challenge:

You are running a project that is supposed to improve the organization to leap out in front of the competition, yet you have had little formal training on what that means. Project managers need lessons in how world class business runs to drive projects to make that happen.

Built to Last, Collins' first book and defining management study of the nineties, showed how great companies triumph over time and how long-term sustained performance can be engineered into the DNA of an enterprise from the very beginning.

But what about the company that is not born with great DNA? How can good companies, mediocre companies, even bad companies achieve enduring greatness?

The Study:

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Monday, 13 July 2015 15:13

Rescue the Problem Project

Rescue the Problem Project: A Complete Guide to Identifying, Preventing, and Recovering from Project Failure

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Author: Todd C. Williams
Publisher: AMACOM
Released: March 20, 2011
Type: Hardcover
Pages: 277
ISBN: 978-0201835953

Back from the brink... the first fail-safe recovery plan for turning around troubled projects and keeping the problems from reoccurring.

When budgets are dwindling, deadlines passing, and tempers flaring, the usual response is to browbeat the project team and point fingers of blame. Not helpful. For these situations, what is needed is an objective process for accurately assessing what is wrong and a clear plan of action for fixing the problem.

In Rescue the Problem Project Todd Williams, President of eCameron, describes how projects go wrong and what to do to fix them. It focuses on people first, then process , and finally technology. By doing this it helps you find the root cause of the failure and helps you prevent it from happening again.

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Alignment: Using the Balanced Scorecard to Create Corporate Synergies

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Author:Robert S. Kaplan, David P. Norton
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
Released: April 2006
Type: Hardcover
Pages: 320
ISBN:978-0201835953

Projects build capabilities to met corporate goals. If you are a CEO, you need to make sure your employees and vendors know what those goals are and how they fit in to the plan. If you are a project manager, you need to know the bounds of you project. If you are anywhere in-between, you need to understand how all the pieces fit together and keep it all aligned.

Most organizations consist of multiple business and support units, each populated by highly trained, experienced executives. But often the efforts of individual units are not coordinated, resulting in conflicts, lost opportunities, and diminished performance.

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Tuesday, 18 April 2006 15:41

Guns of August, by Barbara Tuchman

The Guns of August

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Author: Barbara Tuchman,
Publisher: Random House
Released: 1962
Type: Print (Paperback)
Pages: 551
ISBN: 034538623X

The Guns of August is a military history book describing the events of the first month of World War I. The focus of the book is to provide the history of World War I from the declaration of war through the start of the French offensive that stopped the German advance through France resulting in a stalemate for the subsequent four years. In addition, the book provides history on the plans, strategies, world events and international sentiments prior to and during the war.

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Effective Opportunity Management for Projects: Exploiting Positive Risk

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Author:David Hillson
Publisher: CRC Press
Released: November 19, 2003
Type: Hardcover
Pages: 340
ISBN:978-0824748081

This book is currently under review, more details will be added when available

The publisher says:
Do you want to gain business benefits, achieve project objectives, and maximize opportunities? With step-by-step guidelines, this book unveils a revolutionary approach to the management of project opportunities by expanding the traditional risk management process to address opportunities alongside threats-offering valuable tools and techniques that expose and capture opportunities, minimize threats, and deal effectively with all types of uncertainty in your business and projects.

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Thursday, 05 November 2015 14:36

November 2015 - Vision to Value eJournal

Yes. It has already been a month. There is a bit of a theme this month—Leadership. Three of our four articles talk directly about that. Speaking of leadership...

The Regional Leadership Forum is open for registration for the 2016 program. Have you checked it out? This is a great 9-month program put on my SIM (Society for Information Management) in nine regions around the United States. Top notch facilitators work with cohorts of 18-24 upcoming leaders to hone their leadership skills. It is a great program and you, or one of your team members, would find immense value in taking it. Please drop me a note, give me a call, 360-834-7361, or visit its web page.

In this month's Vision to Value eJournal we cover:

  • Three talk about leadership, and
  • Two articles are on Organization Change Management (OCM),
  • One is a snarky article about IT.

I hope you enjoy them!

Cheers,
  Todd C. Williams
  President, eCameron

Saturday, 19 December 2015 13:19

December 2015 - Vision to Value eJournal

Happy Holidays! Whether you are into Christmas, Hanukkah (yeah, I am about a week late), Winter Solstice, or nothing at all, I hope you are enjoying December. Since my family celebrates Christmas and we have little kids it is a very fun time of year. I simply hope is that your December is peaceful and relaxing.

Taste of RLF January 21, 2016

Calling all Leaders! Do you live or work in the Portland/Vancouver Metro area? How about a taste of RLF? Mark your calendar for the morning of January 21 and join us for a taste of breakfast and RLF!

Speaking of Regional Leadership Forum (RLF)... registration is still open, but time is running out for the $500 early bird discount and the runway is even shorter to get it charged against the 2015 year budget! This is a great 9-month program put on my SIM (Society for Information Management) in nine regions around the United States. If you are in the Pacific Northwest and a member of PMI, we are also working on a chapter sponsored discount of an additional $500. Between these two discounts you could save as much as 14% on the total cost! Please drop me a note, give me a call, 360-834-7361, or visit its web page.

This month's Vision to Value eJournal covers:

  • Continued conversation on Organization Change Management (OCM).
  • The challenges of communications with leadership and with PMOs.
  • Part II of a case study on what kills you if your project ends up in court.

I hope you enjoy them!

Cheers,
  Todd C. Williams
  President, eCameron

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