Part IV

Managing Projects

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In this part . . .

check  Develop a basic understanding of project management, including knowldege of what constitutes success and why many projects fail. Find out how to avoid failure with strong leadership and clear communication.

check  Find out how to make accurate project estimates in order to avoid common pitfalls and potentially accelerate the pace of completing a project. Discover techniques for estimating cost and timing figuring out which activities you can delay safely and which you can’t.

check  Understand what it takes to manage project risks proactively in order to stay on time and on budget. Learn to establish a reliable tracking system and take a structured approach to identifying potential risk and how to deal with it.

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