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1 THE WORLD OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT
1.1 What Is a Project?
Trends in Project Management
1.2 Project Management vs. general Management
1.3 What Is Managed? The Three goals of a Project
1.4 The Life Cycles of Projects
1.5 Selecting Projects to Meet organizational objectives
Nonnumeric Selection Methods
Numeric Selection Methods
1.6 The Project Portfolio Process
Step 1: Establish a Project Council
Step 2: Identify Project Categories and Criteria
Step 3: Collect Project Data
Step 4: Assess Resource Availability
Step 5: Reduce the Project and Criteria Set
Step 6: Prioritize the Projects within Categories
Step 7: Select the Projects to Be Funded and Held in Reserve
Step 8: Implement the Process
1.7 The Materials in this Text
Incident for Discussion
Case: United Screen Printers
Case: Handstar Inc.
2 THE MANAGER, THE ORGANIZATION, AND THE TEAM
2.1 The PM's Roles
Virtual Project Manager
Meetings, Convener and Chair
2.2 The PM's Responsibilities to the Project
Fighting Fires and Obstacles
Leadership and Making Trade-Offs
Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Persuasion
2.3 Selection of a Project Manager
Leadership, Style, Ethics
2.4 Project Management as a Profession
2.5 Fitting Projects Into the Parent organization
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