S.T.O.P. – The Project Management Survival Plan by Actuation Press (http://www.actuationconsulting.com)

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New project management book from Actuation Press (http://www.actuationconsulting.com) focuses on project management value and gives guidance on how and when to stop a project.

60 percent of executives say they struggle making kill/go decisions on their projects? Corporations are counting on project managers more than ever to help them navigate these tough decisions. Do project managers have the right tools, team, skills, and data necessary to help your executives?

The environment that project managers operate in has turned global, with faster “to-market” turnarounds, higher sensitivities to regulatory compliance, and zero tolerance for low quality. Rapid advancements in technology and offshore resourcing make projects and their path to success more complex and fraught with risk. Feeling unprepared? Then it's time for S.T.O.P. — The Project Management Survival Plan, a new book from The Actuation Press (http://www.actuationconsulting.com) (Dec. 12, 2011), provides the reader proven project management principles complemented with tools, tips, techniques, and stories to ensure success in project delivery.

The S.T.O.P. management process is designed around the survival principles used by many of our armed forces divisions. Its foundation is based on the understanding that project management is more than just managing scope, schedule, and cost. Every project manager is familiar with the iron triangle. But it’s time that a new triangle emerges. A triangle based on managing value, team performance, and communication.

Steven has taken those principles and constructed a framework for project management planning, execution, monitoring, and control. The framework is designed to ensure you've done everything you need, from a project management perspective, to ensure you and your team succeeds and guarantee you're not the reason for stopping the project.

Steven Starke has more than 15 years of experience in Project/Program Management, specializing in solving business problems with technical solutions by delivering multi-million dollar projects and programs on time and within budget while maximizing project value. He’s worked with organizations of all sizes — from small startups to mid-size corporations and multi-billion dollar corporations. Steve has held leadership positions in Product Management, Systems Engineering, Product R&D, and Global IT and has run full-fledged PMOs. He received a B.S. degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Steven currently lives in Chicago where he practices project management and efforts to advance the profession of product development.

S.T.O.P. – The Project Management Survival Plan (The Actuation Press Publishing - http://www.actuationconsulting.com; $25.00; 978-0-9831116-8-9, 978-0-9831116-9-6) is now available in both paperback and Kindle editions. For more information about the book, please visit http://www.Amazon.com.


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