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Project Workout A Toolkit for Reaping the Rewards from All Your Business Projects

ISBN-10: 0273681818

ISBN-13: 9780273681816

Edition: 3rd 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Robert Buttrick

List price: $49.99
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Robert Buttrick's book is an invaluable, lucid and practical guide to a crucial area of management, which has been crying out for the treatment it receives in these pages" Robert HellerPut yourself and your business through the Project Workout to direct and manage projects that will deliver results, drive change and improve the health of your business.Supported by the Project Workout Live online resource, The Project Workout shows you how to:Measure critical success factors in any project Diagnose and address any potential difficulties of implementation Master a staged framework for managing a successful project Develop the soft (interpersonal) and hard (structured management) skills of the project manager Analyze your project as a single entity, and also manage a portfolio of projects Assess your resource strategy and management effectively Improve your project tracking and deliveryThis 3rd edition of the definitive book on business-led program and project management offers help at every stage, from building a project team right up to reaping the rewards of a timely and successful project. It will be a valuable companion for project managers and executives at any level, and a comprehensive resource for students of project management.Projects are an important strategic management tool and a way of life for every businessperson. But how do you get started and ensure a successful outcome? This book takes the reader step by step through project management, acting as a companion and guide to ultimate project success. "The Project Workout is an important book, taking a lead role in growing a new generation of professional project managers." Oded Cohen, The Goldratt Institute.
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Book details

List price: $49.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: FT Press
Publication date: 2/18/2005
Binding: Mixed Media
Pages: 536
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Challenges to be Faced
Challenges We Need to Face
Advice the Best Companies Give Us
A Walk Through a Project
The Project Framework: an Overview of its Gates and Stages
Who Does What?
The Proposal: Identify the Need
The Initial Investigation Stage: Have a Quick Look at it!
The Detailed Investigation Stage: Promising...Let's Have a Closer Look
The Develop and Test Stage: Do It!
The Trial Stage: Try it Out
The Release Stage: Lets Get Going!
The Post Implementation Review: How Did We Do?
Applying the Stage Framework
A Few Related Projects: Programs
Dealing With Many Projects
Portfolios of Projects
There Are Two Many Projects To Do!
Have I Got the Resources?
An Environment for Managing your Portfolio
Making Projects Work For You
Project Teams and Style
Project Set Up
Managing Benefits
Managing the Schedule
Managing the Finances
Managing What Might Go Wrong (or Right): Risks and Opportunities
Managing What Has Gone Wrong (or Right!): Issues
Lets Do It Differently!: Change Management
Reviews and More Reviews
Closing the Project
Implemeting The Framework
Implementing the Framework
Brainstorming
Glossary
A Project Process Framework
Index
The third edition of the Project
Workout will reflect the changes in the project environment since the year 2000
Whilst the fundamental principles have not changed, the business, organisational and technical landscape has moved on.