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
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.
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.
Connect is the only integrated learning system that empowers students by continuously adapting to deliver precisely what they need, when they need it, and how they need it, so that your class time is more engaging and effective.
Projects continue to grow larger, increasingly strategic, and more complex, with greater collaboration, instant feedback, specialization, and an ever-expanding list of stakeholders. Now more than ever, effective project management is critical for the success of any deliverable, and the demand for qualified Project Managers has leapt into nearly all sectors. Project Management provides a robust grounding in essentials of the field using a managerial approach to both fundamental concepts and real-world practice.
Designed for business students, this text follows the project life cycle from beginning to end to demonstrate what successful project management looks like on the ground. Expert discussion details specific techniques and applications, while guiding students through the diverse skill set required to select, initiate, execute, and evaluate today's projects. Insightful coverage of change management provides clear guidance on handling the organizational, interpersonal, economic, and technical glitches that can derail any project, while in-depth cases and real-world examples illustrate essential concepts in action.
Manage research, learning and skills at IT1me. Create an account using LinkedIn to manage and organize your IT knowledge. IT1me works like a shopping cart for information -- helping you to save, discuss and share.