Project Management Metrics, KPIs, and Dashboards- A Guide to Measuring and Monitoring Project Performance

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Book DescriptionPublication Date: July 15, 2011Essential strategies from Harold Kerzner on measuring project management performanceThe maze-like path of today's projects reflects a business environment that's growing in complexity. Fa...
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Book Description

Publication Date: July 15, 2011

Essential strategies from Harold Kerzner on measuring project management performance

The maze-like path of today's projects reflects a business environment that's growing in complexity. Factors influencing projects, such as new advancements in computer technology, an unpredictable economy, and the increase in stakeholder involvement make metrics and key performance indicators (KPI) for project management an important focus. Such measures are commonly used to help an organization define and evaluate how successful it is, typically, in terms of making progress towards its long-term organizational goals.

Project Management Metrics, KPIs, and Dashboards helps functional managers gain a thorough understanding of what metrics are and how they can be best implemented to gain traction in a fast-paced and diverse working atmosphere. With content aligned with PMI's PMBOK® Guide, this book offers extensive coverage on KPIs and how they may be monitored, using techniques such as business dashboards to assist in prescribing meaningful business strategies. After reading this book, functional managers will bolster their awareness of what good metrics management really entails—and be armed with the knowledge to measure performance more effectively.

This book begins with basic KPI principles, helping functional managers deal with such key issues as:

  • Successfully integrating KPIs and metrics into managing a project within a business strategy

  • Important business dashboard techniques used in monitoring performance

  • What is really important to different stakeholders in a project

  • Managing resistance to change

Next the book explores the key questions to ask before implementing a dashboard or reporting system. Some of these questions include:

  • What are your needs?

  • What is involved in integration?

  • What's involved in operations and maintenance?

  • What does the system cost?

  • How long will the system last?

Throughout the book, helpful illustrations clarify complex concepts and processes. These illustrations are also available as PowerPoint slides for course and seminar presentations.


Editorial Reviews


'This book helps readers reach their project management goals.' - Finance & Management Faculty, Sept 2011

About the Author

Harold D. Kerzner, Ph.D., is Senior Executive Director at International Institute for Learning, Inc., a global learning solutions company that conducts training for leading corporations throughout the world. He is a globally recognized expert on project, program, and portfolio management. Dr. Kerzner is the author of bestselling books and texts, including the acclaimed Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling, Tenth Edition, published by Wiley.

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR LEARNING, INC. (IIL) is a global leader in training, consulting, coaching, and customized course development, with operating companies all over the world and clients in 200 countries. IIL's core competencies include: project, program, and portfolio management; business analysis; Microsoft® Project and Project Server; Lean Six Sigma; PRINCE2®; ITIL®; leadership; and interpersonal skills. Using their proprietary Many Methods of Learning, IIL delivers innovative, effective, and consistent training solutions through a variety of learning approaches, including Traditional Classroom, Virtual Classroom, simulation training, and interactive, on-demand learning. IIL is a PMI® Charter-Global Registered Education Provider, a member of PMI's Global Executive Council, an Accredited Training Organization for PRINCE2 and ITIL, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, and an IIBA® Endorsed Education Provider. Now in its twentieth year of doing business, IIL is proud to be the learning solutions provider of choice for many top global companies.


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