Whether you will be commissioning, running, involved in the delivery of, or are just interested in the possibilities that program and portfolio management can bring, Project Program and Portfolio Management in easy steps will give you a good understanding of the subject. The few books that have been published on the subject to date tend to be technical manuals or theoretical text books, rather than hands-on guides. So, if you need to get up to speed on the subject quickly, this book is for you. It will show you how to implement program and/or portfolio management in easy steps and how to get the greatest benefit from using one or both in your organisation.
Table of ContentsIntroduction: why every organization can benefit from P3MProject Management: establishing the starting pointProgram Management: moving on from project managementPortfolio Management: turning enterprise strategy into business realityBusiness Environment: preparing the organizationImplementing Program ManagementImplementing Portfolio ManagementBenefits ManagementStakeholder ManagementRisk ManagementCorporate GovernanceAction Plan and Road Map
Note from the author
In case you were wondering why there isn’t a comma after ‘Project’ in the title of the book, it’s because the book doesn’t cover project management, it covers project program management and portfolio management, which are developments from and extensions to project management. A project program refers to a series of projects that are related, and together will achieve a major change in a business. A portfolio refers to the total set of all the projects and programs being carried out in a business at any given time.
Although I have included a chapter on project management, it is not intended to be a complete coverage of the subject. It is only included to establish a baseline from which to compare and contrast program management and portfolio management. For a complete coverage of project management, I would recommend Effective Project Management in easy steps (or Agile Project Management in easy steps, if you are working in an agile project environment).
Read it cover-to-cover as a complete primer, read it a section at a time as it comes up in your profession, and keep it handy as a quick reference.
New to this edition:
• A chapter on unconventional oil and gas (including gas shales)
• Modern tools used in well logging
• Modern drilling rig methods and equipment
• Expanded glossary includes 1,500 new terms
• More figures and plates
• Up-to-date statistics
You don’t need work to longer hours or even harder, you need to work smarter by making the time you spend at work really effective. You can do it and you will be amazed at how much more you can get done when you optimize your time. Effective Time Management in easy steps will show you how, not just by working more effectively now but also how to plan your future career. And you’ll have more free time outside work plus the energy to enjoy it.
This book will show you, in easy steps, how to:Understand what you spend your time on now and how much of it is wastedIdentify your long-term goals and plan how to get thereIdentify the things that really matter and prioritize themHow to use your time most effectively and organize your workUnderstand how to read, write, use the 'phone and manage emails effectivelyLearn how to say No and deal with interruptionsMake meetings more effectiveMake the most out of home workingReduce stress and make the most out of lifeDevelop your own personal action plan
Table of ContentsIntroductionTime FliesPrioritiesMore on TimeGetting OrganizedSaying NoDistractionsEffective MeetingsEffective DelegationHome WorkingStressLife and EverythingPersonal Action Plan
It includes examples for most key documents such as the terms of reference, business case and project plan. It addresses team building and good communications. It covers the typical project stages with helpful lists of applicable tasks and deliverables, which effectively provides a blueprint for planning an entire project.
This up-to-date primer covers all key trends in project management including a chapter on Agile Project Management.
If you're a first time project manager, let this book take you through the essential project stages in easy steps, and take note of the applicable tasks and deliverables.
If you're an experienced project manager, this book provides a valuable source of inspiration for making projects run smoothly and satisfactorily. Covering risk-management together with insights on how to plan, lead, organize and control a project - simply a fountain of knowledge!
These include:Changing RequirementsDifferent way of PlanningMore than usual Project PhasesPrioritised Business RequirementsA broader approach to Risk Management
For completion, it also shows how to use the traditional project management areas such as: team management, risk management, quality management, communications and reporting. Agile Project Management in easy steps conforms to using simple stages to follow, enabling desired results with no confusion along the way.
Project 2013 in easy steps will quickly get you making use of the powerful features of Microsoft’s latest version of this popular project management software. Beginning with first principles, the book sets out the right way to start a project and develop the project plan. It shows you how to break a project down into tasks that can then be scheduled and allocated to resources. These can then be tracked and controlled to completion. It explains the different types of task dependencies and how to use them to make sure things happen when they are needed. For medium to larger projects it shows you how to structure your project for success.
Projects are carried out by people and other resources and this book shows you how to allocate and control the human resources on your project, tracking holidays, vacations and other staff absences. It also shows you how to track other resources and costs so that you can stay in full financial control of your project.
Finally, viewing and communicating information about your project in a timely way to the project stakeholders is also critical to success and this book shows you how to do it in the most effective way.
Project 2013 in easy steps covers the standard and professional versions of the product and how they interface to Project Server and SharePoint server (companion products).
Topics include the importance of the pipeline infrastructure; planning, designing, constructing, operating, and maintaining pipelines; regulatory requirements; and the challenges for the future. Special emphasis is included on control and leak detection systems as well as emerging technologies and systems to ensure safe and environmentally sound operation. Thorough but easy to read, this text is useful for anyone who wants to learn about pipelines, from petroleum industry newcomers and students to personnel in related arenas such as legal, accounting, financial, government, and others.
Features and benefits:
Concise overviews of the various pipeline functions and operations;
Individual coverage of oil, natural gas, and chemical pipeline operations and their differences;
Descriptive photos, charts, and tables for easy comprehension.
* Course book based on course well completion design by TRACS International
* Unique in its field: Coverage of offshore, subsea, and landbased completions in all of the major hydrocarbon basins of the world.
* Full colour
Petroleum Production Systems, Second Edition, is the comprehensive source for clear and fundamental methods for about modern petroleum production engineering practice. Written by four leading experts, it thoroughly introduces modern principles of petroleum production systems design and operation, fully considering the combined behavior of reservoirs, surface equipment, pipeline systems, and storage facilities. Long considered the definitive text for production engineers, this edition adds extensive new coverage of hydraulic fracturing, with emphasis on well productivity optimization. It presents new chapters on horizontal wells and well performance evaluation, including production data analysis and sand management.
This edition featuresA structured approach spanning classical production engineering, well testing, production logging, artificial lift, and matrix and hydraulic fracture stimulation Revisions throughout to reflect recent innovations and extensive feedback from both students and colleagues Detailed coverage of modern best practices and their rationales Unconventional oil and gas well design Many new examples and problems Detailed data sets for three characteristic reservoir types: an undersaturated oil reservoir, a saturated oil reservoir, and a gas reservoir
With new extensive chapters on Coal Bed Methane and Production this is the essential reference for operating engineers, reservoir engineers, consulting engineers and service companies who supply gas well equipment. It provides managers with a comprehensive look into the methods of successful Production Automation as well as tools for the profitable use, production and supervision of coal bed gases.
• Turnkey solutions for the problems of liquid loading interference
• Based on decades of practical, easy to use methods of de-watering gas wells
• Expands on the 1st edition’s useful reference with new methods for utilizing Production Automation and managing Coal Bed Methane
In a series of studies of contemporary Western society, the author puts into practice the principles of a ‘sceptical sociology’. There are enquiries into the cleanliness compulsion among housewives, the conflicting dream and reality of the tourist, the moral centrality of the car, the tactics of the latest shopping palaces. There is an allegory on fur hats, a dark portrait of a typical modern marriage, a putting of intellectuals in their place, and a pursuit of the sociology of space through the universal longing for home. The author contends that sociology ought to be the important stories about a society and its times, well told. Sceptical Sociology attempts to show that it can be well done.
Using a step-by-step approach, this guide teaches you a proven process for gaining a deep understanding of yourself, a good sense of the purpose and direction you want in life, and how to become the sort of person you want and need to be to live that way. John reveals the three foundational principles of purposeful living that will help you take control of your own life rather than letting life and other people control you.
Including action guides and exercises, Purposeful outlines the steps to help you live a fulfilled lifea life of purpose, direction, and meaningwhatever that is for you. Its about living the sort of life you want to live by being the sort of person you want to be.
Japan has fascinated foreign visitors and observers for centuries. Although Columbus did not find fables Zipang and its troves of gold he sought, countless sojourners in Japan — ranging from 16th century missionaries to 20th century backpackers with a yen for Zen — have had eye opening encounters with this land of contrasts. Physically one of the most beautiful countries in the world, and a civilization in its own right, Japan remains something of an enigma to outsiders. Futuristic visions seem to bloom effortlessly from time-honored traditions.
This compelling photographic study by one of the world’s leading photographers will take you from country roads to the skyscrapers of its amoebae-like megacities, from meditation-inducing rock gardens to the other-worldly frenzy of communal festivals. Through initiation into their psychology, mores, and religious and artistic sentiments, you’ll learn something of what it means to be Japanese
To understand this critique is crucial for an age which has shown a mounting revulsion at the consequences of the Crystal Palace, symbol at once of technologico-industrial progress and its rationalist-scientist ideology, an age whose imaginative preoccupations have telescoped onto the individual, and whose interest has switched from the social realm to that of anarchic, inner, 'psychological man'.
Nobody likes performance appraisals. To make the most of them, though, managers and supervisors can take advantage of this guide, complete with the phrases and words they need to confidently conduct clear, objective performance reviews. Phrases are given for common behavior and skill categories as well as for common functional areas-and they work, regardless of appraisal type.
*Provides complete coverage of the latest techniques used for designing and analyzing petroleum production systems
*Increases efficiency and addresses common problems by utilizing the computer-based solutions discussed within the book
* Presents principles of designing and selecting the main components of petroleum production systems
It includes additional coverage of business analysis, user experience, feature-driven development and agile projects in large programmes and enterprises.
An essential guide for anyone new to agile projects and a valuable source of inspiration for the more experienced. It also includes downloadable templates to get you started.
Chapters:Agile ProjectsAgile Project ManagementScrumDSDMExtreme ProgrammingLean DevelopmentFeature-Driven DevelopmentGetting StartedFoundationsDevelopmentDeploymentPost ProjectAgile Projects at Scale
The book's main focus is primarily on the equipment and processes used in exploring new resources; evaluating promising formations; drilling wells; managing oil and gas production; converting oil and gas into products; and transporting oil and gas. Separate chapters address the evolution and current structure of the petroleum industry; oil and gas trading; and challenges likely to face the oil and gas industry in coming years.
Three appendices define key industry terminology; suggest further reading on selected topics; and identify organizations that can provide more information.
``Well Cementing'' is envisioned as an upper-level university book, as well as a reference for practicing engineers and scientists. The first section of the book illustrates how the quality of the hydraulic seal provided by the cement sheath can affect well performance. The second section concentrates on the design phase of a cementing treatment, and various aspects of cement job execution are covered in the third section. The fourth section addresses cement job evaluation. The text is supported by many tables and figures, an extensive bibliography and an index. There are also chapters devoted to subjects which are currently of particular interest to the industry, including the prevention of annular gas migration, foamed cements, and cementing horizontal wellbores. The chemistry associated with well cementing is presented in detail.
Most of the contributors to this volume are employees of Dowell Schlumberger, one of the leading companies in this field.
This book contains contributions from many of today's leading researchers in the area of natural language parsing technology. The contributors describe their most recent work and a diverse range of techniques and results. This collection provides an excellent picture of the current state of affairs in this area. This volume is the third in a series of such collections, and its breadth of coverage should make it suitable both as an overview of the current state of the field for graduate students, and as a reference for established researchers.
The contributorsÂ explore the realities of teaching an ancient aesthetic form in classrooms full of technologically able students. ItÂ also examines cases from classroom practice to present teaching, with approaches and understandings that are based on evidence and supported by cutting edge learning theory from educational leaders in drama and technology.
The contributors explore the realities of teaching an ancient aesthetic form in classrooms full of technologically able students. It also examines cases from classroom practice to present teaching, with approaches and understandings that are based on evidence and supported by cutting edge learning theory from educational leaders in drama and technology.
As PFO anatomy varies significantly between individuals, chapters have also been included on the diagnostic tools, methods and techniques for appropriate assessment, detection and characterization of PFO. Furthermore, the multitude of available closure devices and techniques for PFO closure are discussed together with current and ongoing trial data. The book concludes with guidance and instruction on establishing a successful PFO program.
Patent Foramen Ovale will be an essential text for the whole adult and pediatric interventional community, general cardiologists, internists, primary care physicians, neurologists and device companies in addition to medical students, graduate students and fellows in training.
* Gives an introduction to the chemically orientated petroleum engineer.
* Provides the petroleum engineer involved with research and development with a quick reference tool.
* Covers interdisciplinary matter, i.e. connects petroleum recovery and handling with chemical aspects.