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Project Management:

Book Description

Build a building. Develop software. Relocate your office. Whatever initiative you need to accomplish, the proven principles of Project Management will help you achieve success. Developed as a discipline during the U.S. space program, today Project Management helps businesses and their leaders identify and leverage the talent, facilities, techniques and finances to achieve their objectives.

Table of Contents

  1. Project Management: Get from the idea to implementation successfully, Fourth Edition
    1. Copyright
    2. Table of Contents
    3. About the Author
      1. Learning Objectives
      2. Workplace and Management Competencies mapping
    4. About the Crisp 50-Minute Series
      1. What You Need to Know
    5. A Note to Instructors
    6. Part 1: Project Management Concepts
      1. Chapter 1: Project Management Basics
      2. Chapter 2: The Project Life Cycle
      3. Chapter 3: Project Parameters
      4. Chapter 4: Project Management Software
        1. What to Expect from Project Planning Software
        2. Getting Started
      5. Chapter 5: Common Terms and Abbreviations
      6. Chapter 6: Part Summary
    7. Part 2: Defining the Project
      1. Chapter 7: The Origin of Projects
      2. Chapter 8: Getting Underway: Action Items
        1. Good Objectives Are SMART
        2. Brainstorming to Generate Alternatives
      3. Chapter 9: Testing Your Preliminary Strategy
        1. Using the Study Results
      4. Chapter 10: Part Summary
    8. Part 3: Planning the Project
      1. Chapter 11: Planning the Three Project Dimensions
      2. Chapter 12: Planning the Quality Dimension
        1. Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
        2. Project Specifications
      3. Chapter 13: Planning the Time Dimension (1/3)
      4. Chapter 13: Planning the Time Dimension (2/3)
      5. Chapter 13: Planning the Time Dimension (3/3)
        1. Using a Mathematical Model to Estimate Time
        2. Gantt Chart
        3. PERT Diagrams
      6. Chapter 14: Planning the Cost Dimension
        1. Cost Components
        2. Potential Budget Problems
      7. Chapter 15: Assigning Responsibility
      8. Chapter 16: Part Summary
    9. Part 4: Implementing the Plan
      1. Chapter 17: The Implementation Phase
      2. Chapter 18: Controlling Work in Progress (1/3)
      3. Chapter 18: Controlling Work in Progress (2/3)
      4. Chapter 18: Controlling Work in Progress (3/3)
        1. Establishing Standards
        2. Monitoring Performance
        3. Taking Corrective Action
      5. Chapter 19: Providing Feedback
        1. Check Your Feedback Style
      6. Chapter 20: Negotiating for Resources
      7. Chapter 21: Ten Guidelines for Effective Negotiation
      8. Chapter 22: Resolving Differences
        1. Strategies for Resolving Differences
        2. Common Sources of Differences in Project Management
      9. Chapter 23: Communicating
        1. Listening Skills
        2. Tips for Becoming a Better Communicator
      10. Chapter 24: Part Summary
    10. Part 5: Completing the Project
      1. Chapter 25: Bringing the Project to a Successful Conclusion (1/2)
      2. Chapter 25: Bringing the Project to a Successful Conclusion (2/2)
        1. Project Completion Checklist
        2. Project Manager’s Checklist
      3. Chapter 26: Project Management in a Nutshell
      4. Chapter 27: Part Summary
    11. APPENDIX
      1. Appendix to Part 1: Comments & Suggested Responses
        1. Project Management Concepts