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Project Quality Management: Why, What and How [Paperback]

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This highly focused book approaches quality specifically in the context of project management. It goes beyond the usual descriptions and advice for manufactured or intellectual-type products to give project managers a framework of deliberate steps to take in managing quality for the benefit of project outcomes. The book presents tools and techniques that implement the general methods defined in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge-Third Edition (PMBOKr) published by the Project Management Institute (PMIr), and augments those methods with more detailed, hands-on procedures that have been proven through actual practice.

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Key Features:
-Provides project managers an explicit step-by-step quality management process, with a set of tools organized and explained according to their application within this process, that can be immediately applied in any project context
-Introduces The Wheel of Quality that codifies in one complete image the contributing elements of contemporary quality management
-Features a coherent set of quality tools, introduced sequentially and explained in terms of their use in project quality management
-Establishes a new quality tool-The Pillar Chart-that provides a needed capability to identify root causes of undesirable effects
-Includes practical exercises relevant to many project domains to help readers simulate the tools and techniques of this project quality management process before applying it to their own project work

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Pages   173
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 6" Height: 8.75"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jun 29, 2005
Publisher   J. Ross Publishing
ISBN  1932159487  
ISBN13  9781932159486  

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Excellent read  Sep 8, 2008
We used this book as an addition to the text book for our graduate program at BU. I found the book an easy read which I wanted to continue on. It is not volumous either. You can finish each chapter in one sitting.
Excellent tool for learning about project quality tools.  Mar 26, 2008
This book does a very good job explaining the tools needed for statistical process control and how it applies to project management.

If you are looking for quality techniques based on W. Edwards Deming's teachings, then this book is a very good read.

This book lives up to its title. You will not be disappointed.
Trying to enhance project quality? Get this book!  Sep 1, 2007
I have read a lot of project management books. Some good. Some bad. This one falls a few notches above "good"--somewhere in the "excellent" to "great" range. I have not, to date, seen such a comprehensive, practical guide to project quality management. There are lots of quality management books out there. The problem is that not many of them have a focus on PROJECTS. This book fills the gap. Great discussion, great examples, great practical guidance for how to actually implement quality on projects. I keep this book on my bookshelf as a good, practical reference.
Great Book for Project Managers  Apr 4, 2007
Kenneth H. Rose, PMP, has provided the project management world with a great book, Project Quality Management: Why, What and How. When I review books I read the material with a few principles in mind, including Technical Accuracy, Usefulness, Clarity, Concise, and Importance of the material. This book meets or exceeds these principles.

The book is set up in four sections: Quality Foundations, Quality Management, Tools for Managing Project Quality, and Quality in Practice. Starting with Quality Foundations, Kenneth takes the reader through definitions, the history of the quality movement, and introduces the pioneers of Quality. This section is presented in a technically accurate, clear and concise manner. The material gives the reader an understanding without being too deep to be boring or over done.

In the second section, Quality Management, Kenneth starts introducing the elements of the PMBOK, PMI's Project Management Book of Knowledge, the book most project managers use to plan & execute projects. To assist in using the tools, beginning in this section, Kenneth provides a case study in the Appendix that the reader uses to apply the information. The liberal use of illustrations, charts and graphs adds to the understanding of the material, and continues the accurate, clear and concise way the entire book is written. This section will be interesting to project managers not familiar with the PMBOK and the tools they may not be aware exist.

Starting in the final chapter of the Quality Management section and through the third section, Tools for Managing Project Quality, Kenneth introduces a detailed description and use of the tools of quality supplied by the pioneers of Quality as it relates to project work. In this section the information from the previous two sections is brought together very clearly to assist in actual use.

In the final section, Quality in Practice, W. Edward Deming's (one of those pioneers) Red Bead experiment is presented. The experiment is presented as a practical experiment for your team to use to confirm their new or increased knowledge before applying it to a real project. Side note: sounds like a great team building exercise.

As for the importance of the text, absolutely! It is the only book I know of written for the project management community about Project Quality Management with the PMBOK interwoven. This book could be used as a training tool or reference tool for students, novice or veteran project managers.
Good Overview  Oct 13, 2006
This book is the best one I could find in Project Quality Management, but it is an overview, still. It also put together Quality on Project Processes with Quality on Project's End Products. I would like to see these two concepts separately with focus on the Quality on Project's End Products.
There is an interesting introduction to the Compliance Matrix method for tracking project requirements and this is something to be studied on project quality management.
The book helps a lot, but whoever reads it will need further studies and practice to understand Project Quality Management. The big problem is that there isn't many books that really explain Project Quality Management and this one is the Best I could find.

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