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Book: The 12 Pillars of Project Excellence

Includes organizational- and self-assessment tools on accompanying CD

Published: Wednesday, October 19, 2011 - 13:03

(CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL) -- Asking tough questions about the current state of project management, The 12 Pillars of Project Excellence: A Lean Approach to Improving Project Results, by Adil F. Dalal (CRC Press, 2011), provides techniques to achieve excellence in project leadership that can result in Six Sigma-type results or failure-free projects. It unveils novel solutions and breakthrough concepts—including project culture analysis, the five powers of project leadership, the power of visualization, the science of simplicity, dynamic risk leadership, and dynamic project failures analysis—to help you chart the most efficient path to the pinnacle of project leadership.

The author provides the cutting-edge methods based on decades of personal practical experience, valuable lessons learned, and authoritative insights gained from leading more than 300 projects to successful conclusions. Complete with powerful tools for organizational- and self-assessment on the accompanying CD, this book will not only transform your approach to project management, but will also provide you with the tools to develop effective leaders and consistently achieve exceptional business results.


View the table of contents here.

Praise for the book

“… a highly pragmatic guide to project management. … lays out the way of thinking that underpins success… a book that everyone could benefit from.”
—Mikel J. Harry, Ph.D., co-creator of Six Sigma

“… one of the best books I have ever read on project leadership.”
—John Salazar, CIO, Department of Work Force Solutions; former CIO of Department of Taxation & Revenue, State of New Mexico

“… a comprehensive guide that will assist any business leader within an organization to consistently achieve excellent business results—a ‘must buy’—get it now!”
—Billy Billimoria, director, customer applications, BAE Systems; program director, Lockheed Martin; project engineer, Space Shuttle and Support Equipment Design

About Adil Dalal

Adil Dalal is the CEO of Pinnacle Process Solutions International. Dalal is a keynote speaker, author, and internationally recognized expert and thought leader in project leadership and lean/advanced flow technology. He is well known for pioneering several key advances in project leadership and in lean, including lean project leadership, iLean technology, Holistic Model (Lean + iLean), and lean4kids. Dalal’s mission is to focus on enhancing the value of the appreciating assets and optimizing the human potential in addition to developing the necessary technical skills for ensuring the long-term success of individuals and corporations.

Dalal has a master of science in engineering management and in mechanical engineering, and a bachelor of science in automotive engineering. He is a certified executive coach, certified project manager (PMP), certified quality engineer (CQE), and a certified lean bronze professional (LBC).


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