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Project Management Essentials For Dummies, Australian and New Zealand Edition by Nick Graham, Stanley E. Portny

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Index

• A •

accountability of occasional staff, 137138

action contingency for risks, 117

action on problems, taking, 150

actions to take on risks, 116118

activities

dependency of, 6768

double dependency of, 68

listing, 66, 67

activity focus, problems of, 4748

Activity Network Diagram

and reality, 8283

constructing, 6769

Activity Networks

based on WFDs, 6971

drawing up, 6667

relationship to Gantt Charts, 8586

working with, 8384

activity planning, moving to, 66

activity times, fine-tuning estimates of, 92

activity timing, considerations in, 9293

actual spend, 98

actuals, definition, 9798

administrators, project, 129130

Agile methodology, 12

approval from stakeholders, 40

areas of control, 8

assumptions, identifying, 167

audits of projects, 129

avoidance option for risks, 116

• B •

backing into the schedule, 84

backwards pass, 7576

balanced matrix structure, 133

benefit projections, prudence with, 2627

benefits

of business case, 23

measuring later, 163164

measuring now, 163

benefits contamination, 28

benefits realisation, 2728

blogs for stakeholder communication, 41

bottlenecks, control by, 6061

bottom-up checks, 5153

break-even model, 31

briefings for stakeholder communication, 41

budget holders, planning for, 166

budgets

definition, 95

developing, 9697

giving appropriate detail in, 98

monitoring, 98

planning for, 105

updating, 9798

business benefits, 25

Business Case for project

basic contents of, 2324

benefits of, 2628

definition, 16

justifying, 25

producing, ...

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