In today's time-crunched, cost-conscious global business environment, tight project deadlines and stringent expectations are the norm. So how can you juggle all the skills and responsibilities it takes to shine as a project management maven? Updated in a brand-new edition, Project Management For Dummies offers everything you need to successfully manage projects from start to finishâwithout ever dropping the ball.
Written by a well-known project management expert, this hands-on guide takes the perplexity out of being a successful PM, laying out all the steps to take your organizational, planning, and execution skills to new heights. Whether it's managing distressed projects, embracing the use of social media to drive efficiency and improve socialization, or resolving conflicts that occur during a project, the soup-to-nuts guidance inside will help you wear your project management hat more prominentlyâand proudly.
It's never been easier to execute projects on time, on budget, and with maximum efficiency.
Succeed as a project manager, even if youâve 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 with more insights from the front lines, including agile approaches, dealing with security and privacy priorities, and leading remote/virtual teams, along with the latest on Microsoft Project and PMI standards and certifications and a special bonus chapter on preparing for the 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 todayâs best beginnerâs guide to modern project managementâ¦ simple, practical instructions for succeeding with every task youâll need to perform! Hereâs a small sample of what youâll learn:
â¢ Master the key skills and qualities every project manager needs
â¢ Lead projects, donât just âmanageâ them
â¢ Avoid 15 most common mistakes new project managers make
â¢ Learn from troubled, successful, and ârecoveredâ projects
â¢ Set the stage for success by effectively defining your project
â¢ Build a usable project plan and an accurate work breakdown structure (WBS)
â¢ Create budgets and schedules that help you manage risk
â¢ Use powerful control and reporting techniques, including earned value management
â¢ Smoothly manage project changes, issues, risks, deliverables, and quality
â¢ Manage project communications and stakeholder expectations
â¢ Organize and lead high-performance project teams
â¢ Manage cross-functional, cross-cultural, and virtual projects
â¢ Work successfully with vendors and Project Management Offices
â¢ Make the most of Microsoft Project and new web-based alternatives
â¢ Get started with agile and âcritical chainâ project management
â¢ Gain key insights that will accelerate your learning curve
â¢ Know how to respond to real-life situations, not just what they teach you in school
THE #1 GUIDE FOR STUDENTS AND PROFESSIONALS, NOW UPDATED FOR THE LATEST TRENDS AND EMERGING ISSUES
Project Management, or the "Project Management bible" as it's widely known, provides practical guidance on all aspects of project management. It features a streamlined approach to PM functions without stinting on detailed coverage of the tools and methods used at all stages of a project.
This 12th Edition has been updated to reflect industry changes and features in-depth coverage of emerging topics, including global stakeholder management, causes of failure, agile project management, project governance failure, customer approval milestones, classifying project metrics, and more. Also, supplementary materials are available for students, professionals, and instructors.
As projects increase in scope and complexity, managing them across time zones, language barriers, and technology platforms requires a systematic approach that accounts for every detail. All the more reason to keep Project Management, 12th Edition within arm's reach throughout all stages of the projects you manage.
As the market-leading textbook on the subject, Project Management: The Managerial Process is distinguished by its balanced treatment of both the technical and behavioral issues in project management as well as by its coverage of a broad range of industries to which project management principles can be applied. It focuses on how project management is integral to the organization as a whole. The text not only delivers the tools and processes is essential to successful project management but also an understanding that the effectiveness of these tools and methods are shaped and determined by the prevailing culture of the organization and interpersonal dynamics of the people involved. As such, Larson/Gray presents a holistic view that focuses on methodology as well as the human dimension and how they interact to determine the outcome of projects.
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