Project Management Absolute Beginner's Guide, 4th edition
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Succeed as a project manager, even if you’ve never run a project before! This book is the fastest way to master every project management task, from upfront budgeting and scheduling through execution, managing teams through closing projects, and learning from experience. Updated with more insights from the front lines, including agile approaches, dealing with security and privacy priorities, and leading remote/virtual teams, along with the latest on Microsoft Project and PMI standards and certifications and a special bonus chapter on preparing for the PMP certification. This book will show you exactly how to get the job done, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. Project management has never, ever been this simple!
Who knew how simple project management could be?
This is today’s best beginner’s guide to modern project management… simple, practical instructions for succeeding with every task you’ll need to perform! Here’s a small sample of what you’ll learn:
• Master the key skills and qualities every project manager needs
• Lead projects, don’t just “manage” them
• Avoid 15 most common mistakes new project managers make
• Learn from troubled, successful, and “recovered” projects
• Set the stage for success by effectively defining your project
• Build a usable project plan and an accurate work breakdown structure (WBS)
• Create budgets and schedules that help you manage risk
• Use powerful control and reporting techniques, including earned value management
• Smoothly manage project changes, issues, risks, deliverables, and quality
• Manage project communications and stakeholder expectations
• Organize and lead high-performance project teams
• Manage cross-functional, cross-cultural, and virtual projects
• Work successfully with vendors and Project Management Offices
• Make the most of Microsoft Project and new web-based alternatives
• Get started with agile and “critical chain” project management
• Gain key insights that will accelerate your learning curve
• Know how to respond to real-life situations, not just what they teach you in school
Published by Que Publishing (July 6th 2021) - Copyright © 2021
Subject: Operations Management
Category: Project Management
Table of contents
Part I Project Management Jumpstart
Chapter 1 Project Management Overview
Chapter 2 The Project Manager
Chapter 3 Essential Elements for Any Successful Project
Part II Project Planning
Chapter 4 Defining a Project
Chapter 5 Planning a Project
Chapter 6 Developing the Work Breakdown Structure
Chapter 7 Estimating the Work
Chapter 8 Developing the Project Schedule
Chapter 9 Determining the Project Budget
Part III Project Control
Chapter 10 Controlling a Project
- Chapter 11 Managing Project Changes
- Chapter 12 Managing Project Deliverables
Chapter 13 Managing Project Issues
Chapter 14 Managing Project Risks
Chapter 15 Managing Project Quality
Part IV Project Execution
Chapter 16 Leading a Project
Chapter 17 Managing Project Communications
Chapter 18 Managing Expectations
Chapter 19 Keys to Better Project Team Performance
Chapter 20 Managing Differences
Chapter 21 Managing Vendors
Chapter 22 Ending a Project
Part V Accelerating the Learning Curve…Even More
Chapter 23 Making Better Use of Microsoft Project
Chapter 24 When Reality Happens
Chapter 25 The Fun Never Stops
Chapter 26 Powerful PMP Exam Tips
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