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Metrics for Project Management: A Formalized Approach describes a comprehensive set of project management metrics in an easy-to-read format. Through a unique presentation of metrics through the categories of "things," "people," and "enterprise," you'll learn how metrics can:
Guide you toward informed decisions
Help the enterprise recognize the sum of its collective capabilities
Ensure that plans for producing and delivering products and services are consistently realistic, achievable, and attainable
Link the efforts of individual team members with the overall success of the project
Indirectly promote teamwork and improve team morale
This methodical, logical approach to metrics will help you:
Gauge the success of the project team through specific tools
Assess the motivation, performance, and behavior of team members
Assess organizational capabilities and collective project management performance
Handle enterprise issues: project management maturity, competency, and project portfolio management
Establish a metrics program
Select metrics and implement schedules
Clear and easy to understand, this book is a valuable guide to using these powerful techniques for performance improvement. With immense potential benefits, Metrics for Project Management is a smart investment for any organization.
Parviz F. Rad, Ph.D. is the Distinguished Service Professor and Director of the Graduate Project Management Program at the Stevens Institute of Technology. A noted author and lecturer, he is the editor of The Project Management Journal.