Service-Oriented Project Management

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jerry Manas

Narrated By: Jerry Manas

Publisher: Multi-Media Publications Inc.

Date: April 2009

Duration: 0 hours 47 minutes


Over the last decade, organizations have come to realize that poor project execution is impeding their ability to achieve strategic goals. Projects are still failing at a rate of 75 percent, and have been for years despite standards, certification and project management training. It hasn't helped that projects are growing more complex with offshore resources, multiple vendors, global initiatives, virtual teams, conflicting stakeholders and the like. But the primary reason most projects fail is because the focus of the execution and the measurement of projects is too narrow and inwardly-directed. Internationally best-selling author and PM guru Jerry Manas has developed a "lean" project management framework that shifts the focus of projects toward client satisfaction and real business value. He calls it "Service-Oriented Project Management" or SOPM. Service-Oriented Project Management consists of a four-phased approach: Understand, Prepare, Iterate, and Transform. In this unique approach to project management, Manas challenges the way we currently conceive projects.

As an example, instead of beginning projects with a set of requirements, service-oriented project management begins with a set of symptoms or ideas from which the project leadership can work with the client and other constituents - to derive requirements.

Listen to this audio recording to learn the basics of the SOPM approach.