Horine-Project Management Absolute Beginner's Guide,4/e

Horine-Project Management Absolute Beginner's Guide,4/e, 4th edition

  • Greg Horine

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Overview

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

ISBN-13: 9780137570546

Subject: Information Technology

Category: Computer Concepts & Applications

Table of contents

  • Introduction
  • 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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