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Project Management Book, The: How to Manage Your Projects To Deliver Outstanding Results

Project Management Book, The: How to Manage Your Projects To Deliver Outstanding Results

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Description

  • Copyright 2013
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Pages: 288
  • Edition: 1st
  • eBook (Watermarked)
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-375649-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-375649-4

The Project Management Book addresses the real-life scenarios and issues that anyone responsible for managing a project is likely to face on a day to day basis.  It provides solutions to the everyday issues involved in managing projects, including:

  • Defining your project
  • Understanding your role as a project manager
  • Dealing with external problems
  • Learning from Lean and Six Sigma
  • Delivering projects in times of change
  • It also includes a handy glossay of project management jargon

Sample Content

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

PART 1: THE FOUNDATIONS

Projects

Project management

The role of the project manager

Customers, clients and users  

PART 2: SETTING UP YOUR PROJECT

Defining your project

Objectives, deliverables and tasks

Building a plan

Estimating and resourcing

PART 3: UTILISING THE TEAM, SPONSOR AND STAKEHOLDERS

The high-performance project team

Global and offshore teams

The effective sponsor

A productive stakeholder community

PART 4: DELIVERING THE PROJECT

Managing progress: perform, deliver, accomplish

What project managers need to know

Understanding project risk

Value-added project reporting

PART 5: PRACTICAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Making risk management real

The temptations and costs of multi-tasking

The right and wrong uses of the plan on a page

Audit, assure, control or coach the project?

PART 6: THE PROJECT ENVIRONMENT

Prioritisation

The culture of delivery

The limits to planning and prediction

Dealing with external problems

PART 7: INTEGRATED PROJECT MANAGEMENT

The strengths and limits of project management

Bridging the divide: project and change managers

From delivery to benefits realisation

The lessons from lean and six sigma

PART 8: ALIGNING PROJECTS TO BUSINESS  NEEDS

High-speed project management

Delivering in a cost-constrained environment

Optionality in projects

Who has a valid interest in the project?

PART 9: CHALLENGING PROJECTS

Taking over the project no-one is running

Not seeing the wood for the trees

The customers who do not know what they want

Delivering in times of change

PART 10: THE IMPROVING PROJECT MANAGER

Learning from projects

Best practice, continuous improvement and accreditation

Adopting a new project management approach

Building a project delivery capability

GLOSSARY

INDEX

Updates

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