Practical Project Management Tips, Tactics, and Tools

ISBN-10: 0471203033
ISBN-13: 9780471203032
Edition: 2002
Authors: Harvey A. Levine
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Description: This volume presents the essentials of practical project management, based on Levine's experiences, that have simplified the process and proven successful. Checklists, tools and tips offer guidance for managers implementing project management.

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Book details

List price: $80.00
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/11/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

This volume presents the essentials of practical project management, based on Levine's experiences, that have simplified the process and proven successful. Checklists, tools and tips offer guidance for managers implementing project management.

Acknowledgments
Preface
Setting Up the Project Management Operation
About Projects and Project Management
Organizing for Project Management
Does Your Company Need a CPO?
Implementing a Computer-based Project Management Capability
Getting Started
Project Initiation Techniques
Do You Weebis? Clarifying WBS, OBS, and RBS
Project Life Cycles
Scheduling
Critical Path Scheduling
Critical Path, Critical Chain, and Uncertainty: Exploring Concepts of Shared Contingency
Estimating Task Durations
How Important Are Schedules and Time Compression?
Practical Scheduling
Resource and Workforce Management
An Overview of the Different Elements of Resource Management
Role-based Needs for Managing Resources in a Project-driven Organization
Resource Leveling and Games of Chance
Practical Resource Scheduling
Budgeting and Cost Control
Concepts and Issues of Project Budgeting and Cost Control
Software Support for Cost Management
Risk Management and Contingency
Using and Managing Contingency
Risk Management for the Sigmaphobic: Managing Schedule, Cost, and Technical Risk and Contingency
Some Computer-based Approaches to Schedule Risk Analysis
Maintaining the Plan
Change Control and Scope Management
Real-time Status versus Period Data
Automatic Project Management: A Classic Oxymoron
Performance Measurement
Measuring the Value of Work Accomplishment
Project Portfolio Management
Defining and Implementing Project Portfolio Management
Bridging the Gap between Operations Management and Projects Management: The Important Role of Project Portfolio Management
Project Selection and Risk: Risk Management Is an Essential Part of Project Portfolio Management
Project Management, Enterprise Project Management, and Enterprise Resource Planning
The Search for Automated, Integrated, Enterprise-wide Project Management: Minnesota Smith and the Temple of Unrealized Dreams
Integrating PM and ERP
Project Management and Professional Services Automation
Defining the PSA Market
Building PSA Solutions
Tools of the Trade
A Simplified and Balanced Approach to PM Software Selection
New Names for Old Games: Rebadging Sound and Proven PM Concepts
The e Revolution: Collaboration Services, B2B, Gateways
Making Project Management Work
Implementing Project Management: Commitment and Training Ensure Success
Making Project Communication Work: Everything You Need to Know about Project Communication
Why Project Management Implementation Programs Fail
Teams, Task Forces, and Bureaucrats
The Psychological Contract: How to Stimulate Initiative and Innovation in Any Organization
Shared Rewards
Index

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