Fundamentals of Project Management

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..".a great resource for helping a project manager or other team member to learn new tools and techniques or refresh their knowledge. "--PM World Journal A project management bestseller--revised and better than ever. Boasting sales of more than 200,000 copies, Fundamentals of Project Management has helped generations of project managers navigate the ins and outs of every aspect of this complex discipline.

But much has changed in recent years. Fully updated in accordance with the latest version of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK(R)), the fifth edition of this classic text remains the perfect introduction to the subject, showing readers how to: Clarify project goals and objectives - Develop a work breakdown structure - Create a project risk plan - Produce a realistic schedule - Manage change requests - Control and evaluate progress at every stage - Lead the project team The book contains new information and expanded coverage on topics including estimating; stakeholder management; procurement management; creating a communication plan; project closure; requirements for PMP certification; and much more. Chock full of tools, techniques, examples, and instructive exercises, this up-to-the-minute guide will help you plan and execute projects on time, on budget--and with maximum efficiency.

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ISBN-13: 9780814437360
ISBN-10: 0814437362
Pagini: 240
Dimensiuni: 152 x 229 x 16 mm
Greutate: 0.41 kg
Ediția: Specială
Editura: Amacom
Colecția Amacom
Locul publicării: Nashville, United States

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For two decades, Fundamentals of Project Management has helped people tackle the complexities of the job. Succinct and easy to read, the book simplifies concepts, answers questions, and helps tame the chaos that can erupt as projects move from planning to completion.

The fifth edition of this trusted bestseller offers the practical guidelines and tools project managers have come to expect, with new information explaining changes to the PMBOK® Guide. Updated tools, techniques, examples, and exercises clearly explain how to:
• Clarify project goals and objectives
• NEW: Manage stakeholders in the planning process
• Form a project risk plan
• NEW: Create a communication plan
• Use a work breakdown structure
• NEW: Develop solid estimates
• Produce a workable schedule
• NEW: Improve procurement management
• Manage change requests
• Lead the project team effectively
• Control and evaluate progress at every stage
• NEW: Close the project and review lessons learned
• And more

Project mishaps are all too common, but often easy to avoid. With its practical, step-by-step approach, this book gets both new and experienced managers up to speed on the fundamentals—the first crucial step for completing projects on time and on budget.

Joseph Heagney has been president of QMA International, LLC since 2001, providing a wide range of management learning solutions. He was previously the global leader for project management best practices at the American Management Association, where he currently serves as a faculty member.

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JOSEPH HEAGNEY has been President of QMA International, LLC, since 2001, providing a wide range of management learning solutions. He was previously the Global Practice Leader for Project Management Best Practices at the American Management Association, where he currently serves as a faculty member.



Figure List

Preface to the Fourth Edition


Chapter 1 An Overview of Project Management

Chapter 2 The Role of the Project Manager

Chapter 3 Planning the Project

Chapter 4 Developing a Mission, Vision, Goals,
and Objectives for the Project

Chapter 5 Creating the Project Risk Plan

Chapter 6 Using the Work Breakdown
Structure to Plan a Project

Chapter 7 Scheduling Project Work

Chapter 8 Producing a Workable Schedule

Chapter 9 Project Control and Evaluation

Chapter 10 The Change Control Process

Chapter 11 Project Control Using Earned
Value Analysis

Chapter 12 Managing the Project Team

Chapter 13 The Project Manager as Leader

Chapter 14 How to Make Project Management
Work in Your Company

Answers to Chapter Questions


About the Authors