Project Management for Small Projects, Third Edition, 3rd Edition

Book description

Project Management for Small Projects shows you how to tailor bureaucratic planning processes to a sleek minimum while still keeping your project running like a well-oiled machine.

Managing projects requires time, effort, and discipline, regardless of the project size. The difference between managing larger and smaller projects is not only the amount of time, effort, and discipline but also the processes and tools. For years, this book has helped managers of small projects design scalable processes and simplified tools for immediate use in managing small projects. And since most small projects tend to be similar in structure or outcome, a template for one project can be used for future projects.

This third edition has been updated to align with the Project Management Institute's Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) and provides new tools, templates, and techniques to support the revised processes. In addition, there is new material on agile project management and on the essential leadership skills for small-project managers.

(PMBOK® is a trademark of the Project Management Institute Inc., which is registered in the United States and other nations.)

Table of contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Preface
  7. PART ONE. Project Management Discipline
    1. 1. Introduction to Project Management
      1. Project Overview
      2. What Is Project Management?
      3. The Value of Using Project Management on Small Projects
    2. 2. Concerns for Small Projects
      1. Challenges for Small Projects
      2. Problems Resulting from Not Using Project Management
    3. 3. Managing and Leading Small Projects
      1. The Difference between Management and Leadership
      2. Managing Small Projects
      3. Leading Small Projects
      4. Managing and Leading a Project
      5. Managing and Leading Simple Projects
    4. 4. Preproject Activities
      1. Business Documents
      2. Statement of Work
      3. Project Request
      4. Project Success Measures
  8. PART TWO. Project Management Process for Small Projects
    1. 5. Process Overview
      1. Project Life Cycle
      2. Deliverables
      3. Project Management Process for Small Projects
      4. PALM Principle
    2. 6. Initiating
      1. Initiating Process Summary
      2. Initiating Process Steps
      3. Project Charter
      4. Project Roles and Responsibilities
      5. Stakeholder Register
    3. 7. Planning for Small Projects
      1. Planning Process Summary
      2. Planning Process Steps
    4. 8. Planning for Simple Projects
      1. Planning Process Summary
      2. Planning Steps
    5. 9. Controlling
      1. Controlling Process Summary
      2. Controlling Process Activities
      3. Action Items
    6. 10. Closing
      1. Closing Process Summary
      2. Closing Process Steps
  9. PART THREE. Additional Discipline
    1. 11. Managing Multiple Small Projects
      1. Multiproject Overview
      2. Small Project Portfolios
      3. Problems with Managing Multiple Projects
      4. SPM Multiple-Project Management Process
    2. 12. Projects as Part of a Program
      1. Project Activities and Collaboration
      2. Knowledge Sharing
    3. 13. Building Effective Teams
      1. Teams for a Small Project
      2. Team Charter
      3. Meeting Management
      4. Effective Team Meetings
      5. The Tuckman Model
      6. Facilitation Tools
    4. 14. The Power of One
      1. What Is the Power of One?
      2. Roles and Responsibilities
      3. Realizing the Power of One
      4. Time Management
    5. 15. Transitioning to Larger Projects
      1. Project Management Skills
      2. Leadership Skills
      3. People, Process, and Technology
  10. PART FOUR. Agile
    1. 16. Agile
      1. History of Agile
      2. Project Life Cycles: From Predictive to Adaptive (Waterfall to Agile)
      3. Agile and the Project Management Knowledge Areas
      4. Servant Leadership
      5. Agile Teams
      6. Tools and Techniques
      7. Common Practices
    2. 17. Activity Board for Small Projects
      1. What Is the Activity Board for Small Projects?
      2. How to Use the Activity Board for Small Projects
  11. Notes
  12. Glossary
  13. Acknowledgments
  14. Index
  15. About the Author

Product information

  • Title: Project Management for Small Projects, Third Edition, 3rd Edition
  • Author(s): Sandra F. Rowe
  • Release date: August 2020
  • Publisher(s): Berrett-Koehler Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781523097708