Metrics for Project Management - Parviz Rad, Ginger Levin
Metrics for Project Management - Parviz Rad, Ginger Levin

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© 2005, 7" x 10" softcover, 384 pages
ISBN 978-1-56726-166-0
Product Code B663
By Parviz F. Rad, PhD, PE, CCE, PMP and Ginger Levin, DPA

Your Complete Guide to Project Management Metrics is Here!

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.


Introduction: Advantages of Metrics-Based Project Management · What Is a Metric? · Metrics Categories · Project Things Metrics: Client Requirements · Detailed Project Plans · Conceptual Plans · Project Quality · Contracts · Monitoring Project Progress · Project Risk · Project Success Factors · Project People Metrics: People as Intellectual Resources · What Are People Metrics? · Motivation · Performance · Teamwork · Communications Management · Competency · Maturity of Teams and Organizations · Virtual Teams · Enterprise Metrics: Project Management Maturity · Focus of Organizational Metrics · Project Management Office · Work Breakdown Structure/Resource Breakdown Structure Templates for the Enterprise · Project Portfolio Management · Implementing a Metrics Program: Metrics Program Design · Attributes of Models and Indices · Schedule of Implementation

About the Authors

Parviz F. Rad, PhD, PE, CCE, PMP, is an independent project management consultant with over 35 years of professional experience. He has participated in the development and enhancement of quantitative tools in project management in a multitude of disciplines, including software development, construction, and pharmaceutical research. He has authored and coauthored more than 60 publications in the areas of engineering and project management. Dr. Rad holds an MSc from Ohio State University and a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Ginger Levin, DPA, is a senior consultant in project management with more than 30 years of experience. She is also an adjunct professor for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in its Master of Science in Project Management program and serves as the university’s program specialist in project management. Dr. Levin received her doctorate in public administration and information systems technology from The George Washington University (GWU), an MSA from GWU, and a BBA from Wake Forest University.

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