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New and Published Books

  1. The Basics of Project Evaluation and Lessons Learned, Second Edition

    By Willis H. Thomas

    For some organizations, Lessons Learned (LL) is an informal process of discussing and recording project experiences during the closure phase. For others, LL is a formal process that occurs at the end of each phase of a project. Regardless of when they are performed, if you are a project team member...

    Published August 21st 2014 by Productivity Press

  2. The Basics of Hoshin Kanri

    By Randy K. Kesterson

    The problem with most Hoshin Kanri books is that they describe a complex methodology that is overwhelming to most leaders and their organizations. The need to essentially change the culture of the entire organization to make Hoshin work isn’t practical for most companies when first starting out.The...

    Published August 20th 2014 by Productivity Press

  3. Out of the Box Thinking for Successful Managers

    By William F. Roth

    During the author’s decades of experience consulting in the corporate world and teaching management theory at the university level, he has often questioned many modern-day management practices. For example, why do so many companies have evaluation and reward systems that force employees to compete...

    Published August 14th 2014 by Productivity Press

  4. Inverting the Paradox of Excellence

    How Companies Use Variations for Business Excellence and How Enterprise Variations Are Enabled by SAP

    By Vivek Kale

    Over time, overemphasis and adherence to the same proven routines that helped your organization achieve success can also lead to its decline resulting from organizational inertia, complacency, and inflexibility. Drawing lessons from one of the best models of success, the evolutionary model,...

    Published July 13th 2014 by Productivity Press

  5. The Lean Management Systems Handbook

    By Rich Charron, H. James Harrington, Frank Voehl, Hal Wiggin

    Performance management, the primary focus of a Lean organization, occurs through continuous improvement programs that focus on education, belief systems development, and effective change management. Presenting a first-of-its-kind approach, The Lean Management Systems Handbook details the critical...

    Published July 10th 2014 by Productivity Press

  6. Project Leadership

    Creating Value with an Adaptive Project Organization

    By Barry L. Cross, M. Kathryn Brohman

    Today’s organizations need to introduce new products and enhance existing services faster in order to remain competitive. The common cause of project failure is that leadership fails to appreciate the extent of uncertainty and complexity in a project and therefore doesn’t adapt their management...

    Published June 30th 2014 by CRC Press

  7. Bringing Jobs Back to the USA

    Rebuilding America’s Manufacturing through Reshoring

    By Tim Hutzel, Dave Lippert

    A follow-up to Tim Hutzel's previous book, Keeping Your Business in the USA: Profit Globally While Operating Locally, this book tells the stories of companies that have sent their jobs outside of the USA and the negative effects this had on the quality of their products and services, employees,...

    Published June 11th 2014 by Productivity Press

  8. Building a Global Learning Organization

    Using TWI to Succeed with Strategic Workforce Expansion in the LEGO Group

    By Patrick Graupp, Gitte Jakobsen, John Vellema

    Building a Global Learning Organization: Using TWI to Succeed with Strategic Workforce Expansion in the LEGO® Group describes how a multinational company developed a global structure for learning based on the TWI (Training Within Industry) program to create and sustain standardized work across...

    Published June 5th 2014 by Productivity Press

  9. Clausewitz Talks Business

    An Executive's Guide to Thinking Like a Strategist

    By Norton Paley

    Clausewitz Talks Business: An Executive's Guide to Thinking Like a Strategist distills the wisdom of Carl von Clausewitz's monumental 1832 classic On War—considered by many eminent scholars as the most distinguished Western work on war ever written. This book transposes Clausewitz's most enduring...

    Published May 7th 2014 by Productivity Press

  10. Creating and Marketing New Products and Services

    By Rosanna Garcia

    It’s no secret that some of the most successful companies, such as 3M, Procter & Gamble, Microsoft, and Mercedes-Benz, are also known for their new product development strategies. Creating and Marketing New Products and Services teaches the key business and marketing principles needed to...

    Published April 10th 2014 by Auerbach Publications