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Project Management for Mere Mortals LiveLessons (Video Training): The Tools, Techniques, Teaming, and Politics of Project Management

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Project Management for Mere Mortals LiveLessons (Video Training): The Tools, Techniques, Teaming, and Politics of Project Management


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Sample: Lesson 10b, Creating the Schedule

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  • Copyright 2008
  • Dimensions: 7-1/2" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 112
  • Edition: 1st
  • DVD
  • ISBN-10: 0-321-50919-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-321-50919-2

For anyone who wants to master project management–from novices to experienced PMs who want to successfully run more complex projects.

Looking for a better way to master today’s rapidly changing programming technologies? Want expert help, but don’t have the time or energy to read a book? Can’t find classroom training worth the money? Discover LiveLessons: self-paced, personal video instruction from the world’s leading technology experts.

  • LiveLessons are three-to-four hour video courses, on DVD with a book supplement, that are organized into bite-sized, self-contained lessons–you’ll learn key skills in as little as fifteen minutes!
  • Each lesson begins with well-defined learning objectives and ends with comprehensive summaries, which help you track your progress.
  • Follow along as your instructor shows how to get results in today’s top development environments.

In this LiveLesson–which contains 7+ hours of hands-on video training–top project management trainer Claudia Baca makes real-world project management simpler and easier than ever before.

Project Management for Mere Mortals® is a comprehensive video training course that teaches key techniques, using a live case study that covers all five process groups of project management: initiation, planning, execution, monitoring/controlling, and closing.

Learn at your own pace and get practical, common-sense help with scoping, scheduling, budgeting, organizing work, building teams, setting quality goals, identifying risks, coping with politics, controlling changes, baselining, ending projects, and much more!

Sample Content

Table of Contents

Preface v

About the Author ix

Session 1: Setting the Project Management Context 1

Session 2: You’ve Been Assigned a Project! 5

Session 3: How Big Is This Project? 9

Session 4: Creating Product Requirements 13

Session 5: Laying Out the Work 17

Session 6: The Art of Estimating 23

Session 7: Quality—How Good Does It Have to Be? 37

Session 8: Communication—What Do You Think about My Project? 45

Session 9: Risk—What Should You Worry About? 63

Session 10: Creating the Schedule 71

Session 11: Budgeting—How Much? 81

Session 12: The Rhythm of Project Execution 87

Session 13: Keeping the Project on Track 89

Session 14: Controlling Changes 91

Session 15: Success!—Closing the Project 97

Session 16: Building Effective Teams 101

Session 17: Working Project Politics 103


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