The Practical Guide to Project Management

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73 pages
Language:
 English
This book is designed to help you understand the theory, tools, techniques and key success factors for you to succeed in your projects.
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Christine Petersen, PMP, the founder and Director of the international specialist training, coaching and consulting company VIRAK, is the author of this book. Christine has been managing projects in Europe since 1990, and founded VIRAK in 2002 in order to provide solid, practical training courses, coa...

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This book is designed to help you understand the theory, tools, techniques and key success factors for you to succeed in your projects. We will be looking at all aspects of managing projects – from the technical checklists to the soft skills that are essential for a Project Manager to succeed.

Preface

  1. Introduction
    1. The Project Process
    2. The Importance of a Project Management Process
    3. Project Definition
    4. Project Management Definition
  2. Initiation
    1. Project Criticality
    2. Project Type (Complexity)
    3. Scope Statement
    4. SMART Objectives
    5. Project Charter
    6. Sponsors
    7. Stakeholders
    8. Requirements
  3. Project Planning
    1. Project Planning Checklist
    2. Kick-Off Meeting
    3. Work Breakdown Structure
    4. Network Diagram
    5. Gantt Chart
    6. Managing Risks
    7. Teams
  4. Execution
    1. Conflicts
    2. Managing Changes in Projects
    3. Resistance to Change
    4. How to Influence Others?
  5. Control and Report
    1. Communication
    2. Listening
    3. Reporting
    4. Managing Delays
    5. Escalation
    6. Negotiating Rational Delays
    7. Team Meetings
  6. Project or Phase Close
  7. References
Great- SImple and basic and great for anyone starting out in the PM world. I shared with my recently hired PM who is coming from a totally different field.
October 2, 2013 at 9:49 PM
Very simple but very helpful. Content is comprehensible and good choice of words too.
September 15, 2013 at 7:40 PM
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