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Project Management Absolute Beginner's Guide, 4th Edition

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Project Management Absolute Beginner's Guide, 4th Edition

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  • Teaches crucial concepts and techniques new project managers can utilize with any project, in any environment, using any tool
  • The closest thing to having one's own personal project management mentor and coach!
  • Includes a section on accelerating the learning curve: techniques, tools, scenarios, and hot topics for becoming an effective project manager even faster

Description

  • Copyright 2017
  • Dimensions: 7" x 9-1/8"
  • Pages: 480
  • Edition: 4th
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-5675-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-5675-6

Succeed as a project manager, even if you’ve never run a project before! This book is the fastest way to master every project management task, from upfront budgeting and scheduling through execution, managing teams through closing projects, and learning from experience. Updated for the latest web-based project management tools and the newest version of PMP certification, this book will show you exactly how to get the job done, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. Project management has never, ever been this simple!

Who knew how simple Project Management could be?

This is today’s best beginner’s guide to modern project management… simple, practical instructions for succeeding with every task you’ll need to perform! Here’s a small sample of what you’ll learn:

  • Master the key skills and qualities every project manager needs
  • Lead projects, don’t just “manage” them
  • Avoid 15 most common mistakes new project managers make
  • Learn from troubled, successful, and “recovered” projects
  • Set the stage for success by effectively defining your project
  • Build a usable project plan and an accurate work breakdown structure (WBS)
  • Create budgets and schedules that help you manage risk
  • Use powerful control and reporting techniques, including earned value management
  • Smoothly manage project changes, issues, risks, deliverables, and quality
  • Manage project communications and stakeholder expectations
  • Organize and lead high-performance project teams
  • Manage cross-functional, cross-cultural, and virtual projects
  • Work successfully with vendors and Project Management Offices
  • Make the most of Microsoft Project and new web-based alternatives
  • Get started with agile and “critical chain” project management

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Table of Contents

Previous Edition Table of Contents

 

Introduction

I. PROJECT MANAGEMENT JUMPSTART

1. Project Management Overview

2. The Project Manager

3. Essential Elements for Any Successful Project

II. PROJECT PLANNING

4. Defining a Project

5. Planning a Project

6. Developing the Work Breakdown Structure

7. Estimating the Work

8. Developing the Project Schedule

9. Determining the Project Budget

III. PROJECT CONTROL

10. Controlling a Project

11. Managing Project Changes

12. Managing Project Deliverables

13. Managing Project Issues

14. Managing Project Risks

15. Managing Project Quality

IV. PROJECT EXECUTION

16. Leading a Project

17. Managing Project Communications

18. Managing Expectations

19. Keys to Better Project Team Performance

20. Managing Differences

21. Managing Vendors

22. Ending a Project

V. ACCELERATING THE LEARNING CURVE EVEN MORE

23. Making Better Use of MS Project

24. What If?

25. Managing Special Project Situations

26. Hot Project Management Concepts and Topics

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