Sometimes you just need the truth. That is especially true in project management. Fictionalized, perfect-world project management advice doesn't work in the real world. In this concise guide, leading project management consultant and author Joseph Phillips (PMP, Project+, CTT+) provides you with the whole project management picture in plain langauge. Phillips tells you the way it is, how it is, and how it will probably work in your environment, sharing with you the most practical approach based on his consulting gigs and years and years of experience as a project manager, consultant, and business writer.
There's no right way to manage a project, but there are plenty of wrong ways. This eBook will show you how to take what's working and keep doing it and then to take what's not working and fix it, live with it, or just forget it.
What Is Project Management?
What’s the Deal with All the PMPs?
Projects and the Organization
The Project Management Life Cycle
Initiating the Project
Identifying Project Stakeholders
Planning the Project
Developing the Project Management Plan
Project Management Knowledge Areas
Managing Project Scope
Planning the Project Scope
Creating the Work Breakdown Structure
Protecting the Project Scope
Validating the Project Scope
Planning the Project Schedule
Cost Management Plan
Quality Management Plan
Controlling Project Quality
Human Resources Management Plan
Theories on Human Resources
Communication Management Plan
Scheduling Project Communications
Planning for Risk
Creating Risk Responses
Planning Risk Responses
Preparing to Procure
Closing the Project
Closing the Book