Program Planning: A Real Life, Quantitative Approach (Paperback)

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Program Planning
Paperback
Purdue University Press
06/01/1998
228pp
English
8.50" x 11.00"
1557531293
9781557531292
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Book Description

The program planning process is made up of four key elements: program organization planning, schedule planning, cost planning, and performance planning. The key to understanding and quantifying programs is coming to the realization that program progress is both sequential at the micro-level and nonlinear at the macro-level. The four primary phases of the management process, planning execution, analysis, and adjustment may be performed at the same time because different activities within the program advance at varying rates. Also provided are several tools to help process evaluation, including sample questionnaires, a research observation form, and data mapping instruments.

About the Author(s):

Mitchell L. Springer is the executive director of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute at Purdue University, located in West Lafayette, Indiana. He has over thirty-five years of theoretical and industry-based practical experience from four disciplines: software engineering, systems engineering, program management, and human resources. Springer possesses a significant strength in pattern recognition, analyzing and improving organizational systems. He is internationally recognized, and has over 150 contributions to scholarship on software development methodologies, management, organizational change, and program management. Springer is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions. He received his BS in computer science from Purdue University, and his MBA and doctorate in adult and community education with a cognate in executive development from Ball State University. He is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP), Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR & SHRM-SCP), and in Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR). He is a State of Indiana registered domestic mediator.