Project Management

ISBN-10: 0071738274

ISBN-13: 9780071738279

Edition: 2nd 2011

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List price: $21.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
Publication date: 10/12/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.166
Language: English

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Project Management
Overview and Goals
What is Project Management?
Why make a Distinction Between Projects and Operations?
The Relationship of Project Management to Implementing Desired Change
The Value-Added Proposition: Declaring and Revalidating Project Value
Benefits of Adopting Project Management Approaches
Summary
Review Questions
Project Management Concepts
Overview and Goals
What is a Project?
Natural Phases of Projects
Contrasting Project Life Cycle and Product Life Cycle
Types of Projects
How Project Management is Applied in Different Settings
Summary
Review Questions
The Project Management Leader
Overview and Goals
The Project Leader's Integrated Skill Set
Essential Characteristics of the Project Management Leader
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities of the Project Manager
Other Leadership Roles on Large Projects
Summary
Review Questions
The Process of Managing Projects
Overview and Goals
The Basics
How Projects Get Started
The Project's Life Cycle: Project Phases
Summary
Review Questions
Planning Concepts
Overview and Goals
Project Planning
Detailed Planning
Plan Approval
Summary
Review Questions
High-Level Planning
Overview and Goals
It is All About Planning
High-Level Planning
Scope and Objectives Planning
Documenting the Plan
Completing Initial High-Level Documentation
Review of the Overall Plan Before Detailed Plan Development
Summary
Review Questions
Detailed Planning for Execution
Overview and Goals
Creating a Work Plan for Execution
The Go/No-Go Decision
Implementation Detail for Start-Up
Planning for Team Management
Communications Plan
Planning for Stakeholder Management
Quality Plan
Summary
Review Questions
Building and Developing a Team
Overview and Goals
Creating an Environment for Success
The Importance of Communication on Projects
Team Development
Human Resources Management
Creating Teams of Similar and Dissimilar People
Creating a Project Management Culture
Team Building
Establishing Project Management Culture on Virtual Projects
Managing Team Resources
Summary
Review Questions
Facilitating Project Execution and Closeout
Overview and Goals
Creating a Success Environment with Processes
Communications
Managing Quality
Managing Cost
Managing Time
Managing Risk
Policy and Standards
Project Integration Management
All Projects Have a Beginning and an End
Turnover of Responsibility for Deliverables
Lessons Learned and Process Improvements
Summary
Review Questions
The Context for Project Management
Overview and Goals
Quality Assumptions
The Project Culture: Continuous Learning and Improvement
Project Decisions as an Element of Quality
The Wright Brothers' Project to Create Controlled Flight
Project Managers Do Not Always Get High Visibility
Staying Aligned with the External Environment
Summary
Review Questions
Controlling Project Work
Overview and Goals
Project Control and the Triple Constraint
Earned Value as a Means of Control
Project Management Tools
Leveraging Technology
Summary
Review Questions
Organizational Project Management Maturity
Overview and Goals
Management Structure and Culture
Improving the Project Environment
Definition of Organizational Project Management Maturity
How Process Improvement Applies to Project Management
A Project's Business and Work Context
Leveraging the Organization's Resources
Determining the Organization's Project Management Maturity
Technology to Enhance Organizational Project Management Maturity
The Project Management Office or Program Management Office (PMO)
Standard Processes to Improve Project Management
Standard Metrics
Conclusion
Key Concepts to Remember
Advancing Both the Project and the Profession
Review Questions
Process Model
Templates
Organizational Assessment
Case Study
Deliverables' Life Cycle
Notes
Index
Instructions for Accessing Online Final Exam and Chapter Quiz Answers
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