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Practical Project Management

A User’s Guide to Getting Things Done

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Practical Project Management – A Users’ Guide to Getting Things Done is written for those seeking real-world advice executing projects.
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Practical Project Management – A Users’ Guide to Getting Things Done is written for those seeking real-world advice executing projects. In simple, clear language, Practical Project Management provides templates, tools, and practices in a time-sequenced approach. It focuses on those items that provide the highest payback in the shortest amount of time. The author also examines what causes most projects to struggle and provides detailed insights on avoiding those pitfalls. From communication and leadership, to methodologies such as waterfall and Scrum, and advanced measurement techniques such as Earned Value, if you want to improve your management of projects this book is for you.

  1. Teams & Leadership
  2. Project Communication
  3. Stakeholder Management
  4. The Basics of Project Management
  5. Scope & Requirements
  6. Development Methodologies
  7. Effective Budgets and Schedules
  8. Project Performance
  9. Change Management
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About the Author

Martin VanDerSchouw

Martin VanDerSchouw currently serves as the President & CEO of Looking Glass Development. With over 20 years of experience as an executive Mr. VanDerSchouw is one of the most recognized names in leadership and performance management.

Martin was PMI’s International Leader of the Year, named to the Denver Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, served as a member of the prestigious President’s Business Advisory Council, and served as a member of Colorado’s Commission on Information Management. He has also served as a member of PMI’s International Board of Directors, and spent two years as a global officer for the organization. Previously, Mr. VanDerSchouw served as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the country’s 3rd largest interactive agency where he worked with firms such as, HotMail, Sun Microsystems, and

Mr. VanDerSchouw and his work have appeared in publications such as Forbes Magazine, Interactive Week, Virtual Finance, PM Network, the LA Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Jose Mercury News, and many others.

From NASA and Lockheed Martin to Chevron, Shell, First Data, Wells Fargo, Western Union, IBM, Microsoft, the U.S. Military, the U.S. National Park Service, and many other of the world’s largest and most successful organizations have relied on Martin to develop leaders and improve performance.