The Principles Of Project Management
"Finally, a common sense approach to project management in less than 200 pages!"
You don’t need to sit through months of boring lectures, painstakingly work your way through 1,000 page plus monstrosities, or take an exam to become project manager. Learn only what really matters with The Principles of Project Management.
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Every project you manage will be unique. Scope, budgets, team dynamics, and timeframes will differ. As a project manager, the most important factor in achieving project success will be your understanding of 'The Principles Of Project Management'. This book will show you that project management isn’t rocket science: using the information contained in this book, you’ll deliver projects on time and on budget, again and again.
Who Is the Author?
Meri spends her days managing projects at a large multinational corporation, and her evenings writing at Geek|Manager and developing web sites. She loves going home to beautiful South Africa whenever possible and in her spare time she is an enthusiastic gamer, a novice surfer, and a keen cook.
What Will You Learn?
With The Principles Of Project Management you’ll:
- Learn how to start every project on the right foot.
- Master the planning, execution, and control of your projects.
- Discover the secrets of effective communication and change management.
- Identify project warning signals and learn to keep your projects on track.
- Understand the benefits of using the right tools, resources, and people.
- Learn how to give a superstar project handover.
- And much, much more…
So What Is Project Management Anyway?
This chapter forms an introduction to the art and science of project management. Here, we talk about the key phases that every project goes through and why project management skills are increasingly important today.
This chapter covers everything from picking the right projects, and working out who needs to be involved, through to kick-starting the project itself.
Getting the Job Done
In this chapter, we discuss the real meat of any project—planning what needs to be done, executing the work, and controlling the project as a whole to keep things on track.
Keeping It Smooth
Here, we’ll look at communication, collaboration, and how best to deal with change. This chapter is all about the softer side of project management—the skills that make you not just competent, but great.
To wrap up, we’ll look at what’s involved in successfully finishing off your project and handing over like a superstar.
Who Should Read This Book?
The Principles Of Project Management is ideal for anyone who wants to learn enough project management to ensure their projects succeed. Although some of the examples in this book focus on projects that address technological or systems-related issues—a growing industry in need of skilled project managers!—the book is intended for anyone who needs to manage projects of any sort.
That said, this book won’t teach you to manage the construction of the next space shuttle. For very large and very complex projects, you will probably need a few extra tools—we talk about some of these advances tools in the book.
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