Synopses & Reviews
Drive Strategy With Simplicity–On A Single Sheet Of Paper!
The One-Page Project Manager set a new standard as an understandable and easy-to-apply organizational tool, allowing managers to summarize complex projects on a single information-rich page. This book, third in the OPPM series, describes how to combine the OPPM with the Toyota A3 report to create an enhanced, integrated management tool. With a refreshingly clear style, the authors walk users through implementing the OPPM/A3 using a variety of real-world case studies, as well as their own experience at O.C. Tanner Company. Rich with tools, templates, and teaching, the emphasis throughout remains on maintaining simplicity across the organization—communicating the right information to the right people at the right time to get the right things done.
Praise for The One-Page Project Manager
"Executives want the answers to two questions: Where are we today? Where will we end up? Do you really believe this cannot be accomplished on a single sheet of paper? The One-Page Project Manager series of books is encouraging you to do just that. Making this part of your Project Management methodology will simplify and improve your project communication, especially for busy executives."
—Harold D. Kerzner, PhD, Senior Executive Director,
International Institute for Learning, Inc.
Clark Campbell fills a void and bridges a communication gap that has long existed between company executives and project or program managers. OPPM successfully links corporate strategy to those in the trenches managing projects."
—Dr. Denis R. Petersen, PMP
President and CEO, Milestone Management Consultants, LLC
"Clark Campbell and Mike Collins present how OPPM works to drive strategy deployment. With OPPM in our lean tool kit, we have tapped into the creativity of our people to pump up
productivity, cut cycle times, reduce inventories, and sustain world-class quality."
—Harold Simons, Executive Vice President, Supply Chain, O.C. Tanner Company
Member of the Shingo Prize Board of Governors
Clark A. Campbell, author of a best-selling book on project management, has written a project management guide specifically for IT professionals who want to save time and work more efficiently. The One Page Project Manager for IT Projects: Communicate and Manage Any Project With A Single Sheet of Paper presents you with a winning formula for managing your complex IT projects using minimal resources. Coverage of vital topics like working with outside consultants, ERP project management, and ISO 9000 will be of special interest to IT managers and CIOs.
This book is written for Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering disciplines, Project Management professionals, and academics who are either broadly interested in or specifically determined to achieve greater success in project management, Toyota management principles, A3 reports, Lean Processes, and Six Sigma disciplines. Provided are tools, templates, and teachings which can be implemented immediately by both the novice and the seasoned practitioner to clearly communicate and align company strategy, plus drive engagement and problem solving. The book is invitingly easy to read, encouraging rapid use and a kindled interest in more advanced learning.
Student engagement in now part of the higher education lexicon in North America. This volume explains the value and relevance of the construct, with an emphasis on how results from the national Survey of Student Engagement have been used for various purposes.
Because process indicators are often used as proxy measures for institutional quality, the chapter authors discuss how student engagement data can help colleges and universities satisfy the demand for more evidence, accountability, and transparency of student and institutional performance.
- The National Survey of Student Engagement: Conceptual and Empirical Foundations
- The Use of Engagement Data in Accreditation, Planning, and Assessment
- Analyzing and Interpreting NSSE Data
- The Role of Precollege Data in Assessing and Understanding Student Engagement in College
- Effectively Involving Faculty in the Assessment of Student Engagement
- Converting Engagement Results into Action
- Toward Relfective Accountability: Using NSSE for Accountability and Transparency
- NSSE, Organizational Intelligence, and the Institutional Researcher
The widespread uses of student engagement results have helped to increase the visibility and importance of campus assessment efforts and of institutional researchers, who provide campus leaders with objective, trustworthy data about student and institutional performance.
This is the 141st volume of the Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Institutional Research. Always timely and comprehensive, New Directions for Institutional Research provides planners and administrators in all types of academic institutions with guidelines in such areas as resource coordination, information analysis, program evaluation, and institutional management.
About the Author
Clark A. Campbell
is Professor (Lecturer) of Executive Education at the David Eccles School of Business, University of Utah, founder of OPPM International, and author of the highly acclaimed OPPM book series.
Mike Collins is Vice President of Lean Enterprise Development at O.C. Tanner Company, Adjunct Professor at Westminster College, and former VP and general manager of the American Shizuki Corporation.
Table of Contents
EDITORS'NOTES (Robert M. Gonyea, George D. Kuh
1. The National Survey of Student Engagement: Conceptual and Empirical Foundations (George D. Kuh)
This chapter summarizes the history of the engagement concept in American higher education, including the development of the National Survey of Student Engagement and its impact on institutional researchers.
2. The Use of Engagement Data in Accreditation, Planning, and Assessment (Trudy W. Banta, Gary R. Pike, Michele J. Hansen)
Student engagement data can be used to meet both external reporting requirements and internal planning needs using a cyclical model of assessment that creates an institutional culture of decision making based on evidence.
3. Analyzing and Interpreting NSSE Data (Pu-Shih Daniel Chen, Robert M. Gonyea, Shimon A. Sarraf, Allison BrckaLorenz, Ali Korkmaz, Amber D. Lambert, Rick Shoup, Julie M. Williams)
The authors share practical tips and recommendations for analyzing student engagement data, including considerations for working with multiple years of data and interpreting effect sizes.
4. The Role of Precollege Data in Assessing and Understanding Student Engagement in College (James S. Cole, Marianne Kennedy, Michael Ben-Avie)
Precollege student data on academic abilities, attitudes, and engagement help institutions understand their new students and assess firstyear programs. This chapter provides examples of how academic and student affairs have used the Beginning College Survey of Student Engagement to promote student learning and development.
5. Effectively Involving Faculty in the Assessment of Student Engagement (Thomas F. Nelson Laird, Robert Smallwood, Amanda Suniti Niskodé-Dossett, Amy K. Garver)
This chapter promotes the involvement of faculty in institutional research efforts by describing four roles faculty can play in the assessment of student engagement.
6. Converting Engagement Results into Action (Jillian Kinzie, Barbara S. Pennipede)
The authors highlight how institutions can effectively use NSSE results to implement positive change on campus and suggest how institutional research can partner with others in the campus community to use data to inform action.
7. Toward Reflective Accountability: Using NSSE for Accountability and Transparency (Alexander C. McCormick)
Conveying a vision of accountability rooted in professional responsibility, the author observes how assessment tools like NSSE offer several ways that institutions can respond to demands for accountability and transparency, and discusses important considerations associated with the public reporting of engagement data.
8. NSSE, Organizational Intelligence, and the Institutional Researcher (Robert M. Gonyea, George D. Kuh)
This chapter places the main points in this volume in an organizational intelligence framework in order to help institutional researchers productively use NSSE and other student engagement tools.