Absolute Beginner's Guide to Project Management

ISBN-10: 078973821X

ISBN-13: 9780789738219

Edition: 2nd 2009

Authors: Greg Horine
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Description: Absolute Beginner's Guide to Project Management, 2/e, is the easiest, fastest way to become an effective, efficient project manager. Long-time project leader and consultant Gregory Horine makes project management more accessible than it's ever been, offering a relentlessly clear and practical introduction to every skill new PMs need, no matter what industry or environment they're working with, or what tools they're using. This easy-to-use tutorial and reference walks through every step of project management from start to finish. Horine covers topics ranging from building project budgets and schedules through managing vendors, and shares indispensable insights about the human side of project leadership. Along the way, he reveals what works and what doesn't, covering everything from IT and outsourced projects to virtual teams. The first edition of this book earned raves for its simplicity, clarity, and real-world insight - and, above all, for its friendly, mentoring style. This new edition has been thoroughly updated, and includes an entirely new section designed to help new project managers get up to speed even faster. The new section includes chapters on using Microsoft Project more effectively, performing "What if" project analyses, managing special project situations, and leveraging today's hottest project management concepts and trends.

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Book details

List price: $29.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 1/16/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Introduction
About This Book
Who Should Read This Book?
How This Book Is Organized
Conventions Used in This Book
Project Management Jumpstart
Project Management Overview
What Is Project Managementhellip;Exactly?
What Is the Value of Project Management?
Why Are Projects Challenging?
Growing Demand for Effective Project Managers?
Trends in Project Management
The Project Manager
One Title, Many Roles
Key Skills of Project Managers
Qualities of Successful Project Managers
15 Common Mistakes of Project Managers 27
Essential Elements for Any Successful Project
What Exactly Is a ldquo;Successfulrdquo; Project?
Learning from Troubled Projects
Learning from Successful Projects
Essential Project Manager Toolkit
Project Planning
Defining a Project
Setting the Stage for Success
How Does Defining a Project Relate to Project Planning?
Project Definition Document
Project Definition Checklist
Planning a Project
Key Project Planning Principles
Important Questions Project Planning Should Answer
Building a Project Plan
Summary of Supplemental Project Plan Components
Project Plan Checklist
Developing the Work Breakdown Structure
What Is a WBS Exactly?
Why Is the WBS Important?
The Process of Building a WBS
Estimating the Work
Next Step in the Schedule Development Process
Managing the Risk, Managing the Estimates
Reasons for Estimating Woes
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