Improving Your Project Management Skills

ISBN-10: 0814417280

ISBN-13: 9780814417287

Edition: 2nd 2011

Authors: Larry Richman
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Book details

List price: $20.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Amacom
Publication date: 7/13/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792

Larry Richman is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with more than 30 years of experience teaching and practicing project management. He has developed and implemented computer-assisted project management systems and has authored thirteen books, including four on project management. Mr. Richman lives in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Introduction to the Second Edition
Project Management Foundations
The Core Concepts
Project Management Vocabulary
Why Project Management?
Classic Functions of Project Management
Processes in the Life of a Project
Knowledge Areas
Initiating
Defining and Authorizing the Project
The Role of Stakeholders in the Authorization Process
The Business Case for Undertaking the Project
The Goal Breakdown Structure
Project Charter
Planning
Collecting Requirements and Defining Scope
The Five Processes of Project Scope Management
Collecting Requirements
Creating a Scope Statement
Example Scope Document
Creating a Work Breakdown Structure
The Work Breakdown Structure Is an Outline
Considerations in Creating Work Breakdown Structures
The Work Breakdown Structure Is a Validation Tool
Work Breakdown Structures Are Flexible
Techniques in Creating Work Breakdown Structures
Verifying Scope
Controlling Scope
Defining and Sequencing Activities
Defining Activities
Sequencing Activities Using Network Diagrams
Identifying Dependencies Between Activities
Defining Activity Relationships
Sample Network Diagram
Estimating Activities
Using the Work Breakdown Structure
Steps in Estimating Activities
Estimating Methods
Guidelines for Estimating
Considering Risk in Estimating: Using Three-Point Estimates
Precision of Estimates
Duration-Based vs. Resource-Based Estimates
Building Contingency in Estimates
Improving Estimates over Time
Scheduling Activities
Scheduling Activity Dates
Project Float
Accelerating Project Schedules
Identifying Resources and Budgets
Identifying Resources
Balancing Resources
Creating a Project Budget
Compiling the Major Components of a Project Plan
Project Charter
Project Scope Statement
Schedule Plan
Resource Utilization Plan
Budget Plan
Milestone Plan
Organization Plan
Risk Management Plan
Communication Plan
Executing, Monitering, and Controlling
Executing Projects
Project Kick-Off Meeting
Project Control
Project Meetings
Project Control Process
Monitoring Project Work
Collecting Project Information
Schedule Importance
Labor Hours
Data Analysis
Change Control
Sources of Change
Monitoring and Controlling Projects
Establishing a Project Baseline as a Control Point
Measuring Performance: Earned Value Analysis
Leading and Directing Project Teams
Leading Others
Directing Others
Managing Others
Conducting Meetings
Interviewing Others
Managing Risk
Identifying Risk
Assessing and Prioritizing Risk
Responding to Risk
Acting on the Response Plan
Closing
Closing a Project
Project Closure: The Final Process
Ensuring Project Requirements Are Met
How Projects Can End
Administrative Closure
Contractual Closure
Initiating Project Closure
Lessons Learned
Finance and Administration Records
Performance Reporting
Staff Release
Learning Resources
Glossary
Index
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