My second book "Project Scope Management: A Practical Guide to Requirements for Engineering, Product, Construction, IT and Enterprise Projects" is now available on the CRC Press website!
Incomplete or missed requirements, omissions, ambiguous product features, lack of user involvement, unrealistic customer expectations, and the proverbial scope creep can result in cost overruns, missed deadlines, poor product quality, and can very well ruin a project. Project Scope Management: A Practical Guide to Requirements for Engineering, Product, Construction, IT and Enterprise Projects describes how to elicit, document, and manage requirements to control project scope creep. It also explains how to manage project stakeholders to minimize the risk of an ever-growing list of user requirements. Read more
Read the first several dozen pages of the book for free via Google Books Preview
Here is what Max Wideman, one of the first project management gurus had to say about my second creation:
The book unites the best practices of scope management from the fields of traditional project management, information technology, software development, engineering, product development, architecture, construction, and multidisciplinary projects. It is based on the most advanced and popular works by prominent authors and contains the latest advances in project scope management. It also concentrates on the hands-on practicality of tools and techniques rather than focusing on their academic prominence. Best of all, Jamal’s book is easy to read and uses informal, nonacademic language to explain all the key points.
—R. Max Wideman, P. Eng., FCSCE, FEIC, FICE, FPMI
And finally, the full table of contents for you perusal:
CHAPTER 1 - INTRODUCTION TO SCOPE MANAGEMENT - WHO? WHAT? WHY?
CHAPTER 2 - HISTORY OF SCOPE MANAGEMENT
CHAPTER 3 - WRITING PROJECT CHARTERS
CHAPTER 4 - REQUIREMENTS, CUSTOMERS, USERS
CHAPTER 5 – HIGH-LEVEL SCOPE ELICITATION
CHAPTER 6 – DETAILED REQUIREMENTS ELICITATION
CHAPTER 7 - DOCUMENTING REQUIREMENTS – INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
CHAPTER 8 - DOCUMENTING REQUIREMENTS - ENGINEERING AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS
CHAPTER 9 - DOCUMENTING REQUIREMENTS - MULTIDISCIPLINARY PROJECTS
CHAPTER 10 - CREATING THE REQUIREMENTS MANAGEMENT PLAN AND THE REQUIREMENTS TRACEABILITY MATRIX
CHAPTER 11 – FINAL PRODUCT DESIGN
CHAPTER 12 - CREATING WORK BREAKDOWN STRUCTURES AND WBS DICTIONARIES
CHAPTER 13 – TROUBLESHOOTING SCOPE PROBLEMS
CHAPTER 14 – SCOPE VERIFICATION
CHAPTER 15 – CONTROLLING PROJECT SCOPE
About the Author
Jamal Moustafaev, MBA, PMP – president and founder of Thinktank Consulting is an internationally acclaimed expert and speaker in the areas of project/portfolio management, scope definition, process improvement and corporate training. Jamal Moustafaev has done work for private-sector companies and government organizations in Canada, US, Asia, Europe and Middle East. Read Jamal’s Blog @ www.thinktankconsulting.ca
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Jamal is an author of two very popular books: Delivering Exceptional Project Results: A Practical Guide to Project Selection, Scoping, Estimation and Management and Project Scope Management: A Practical Guide to Requirements for Engineering, Product, Construction, IT and Enterprise Projects.