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Definitive Guide to Project Management The Fast Track to Getting the Job Done on Time and on Budget

ISBN-10: 0273710974

ISBN-13: 9780273710974

Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)

Authors: Sebastian Nokes

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Successful project management is delivering your projects on time, to brief and within budget. The Definitive Guide to Project Management shows you step by step how to master the techniques of effective project management so that your projects deliver what you want, every time.Suitable for both beginners and more experienced project managers, The Definitive Guide to Project Management is the essential companion for anyone looking to develop their project management skills. Revised and improved to follow the presigious PMI certification scheme, its indispensable advice can be put to work immediately.Inside you will find key exam questions, templates and action checklists to help you at each stage of your well-executed project.Get the job done and on time with The Definitive Guide to Project Management
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Book details

List price: $44.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: FT Press
Publication date: 8/26/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

About the authors
Acknowledgements
Preface to the Second Edition
List of figures
An introductory case study
Introduction Aims of this chapter
What's new about the new edition?
What do project managers really want?
Emerging standards for project management
Project management is founded on common sense
How readers can use this book
What kinds of project is this book aimed at?
Project management's nine knowledge areas
Projects as a distinct class of activity
Managing projects
The project management lifecycle
Summary
Notes
Project organization, people and management
Aims of this chapter
Structure of this chapter
First thoughts
Main kinds of organization and consequences for project management
Project management system
Project organization and project roles
Managing the project team
Project lifecycle
Summary
Further reading
Notes
Project management processes
Aims of this chapter
Process groups - rationale and general principles
The initiating process group
The planning process group
The executing process group
The monitoring and controlling process group
The closing process group
Summary
Notes
Project integration management
Aims of this chapter
What is project integration management?
The role of integration in project management
A first look at project integration management
Processes and process groups of integration management
Develop project charter
Develop preliminary project scope statement
Develop project management plan
Project initiation
Direct and manage project execution
Other project integration management tools and techniques
Summary
Further reading
Notes
Project scope management
Aims of this chapter
What is project scope management?
Principles of project scope management
Scope planning
Scope definition
Create work breakdown structure
Scope verification
Scope creep
Scope control
Scope management process in action
Summary
Project time management
Aims of this chapter
What is time management?
Time management in projects
Trading time
Activity definition
Activity sequencing
Activity resource estimating
Activity duration estimating
Schedule development
Schedule control
Meetings and time management
Cost management
Aims of this chapter
Costs matter
Key concepts
The importance of costs and financial knowledge
Scope and cost
Five rules of thumb for estimating costs
A specialist task
Cost management process groups
Cost estimating
Cost budgeting
Cost control
Summary
Further reading
Notes
Quality management
Aims of this chapter
An introduction to the concept of quality
Quality management - an overview of the knowledge area
Quality and quality management defined
Quality planning
The difference between quality assurance and quality control
Summary
Further reading
Notes
People management (human resources)&nbpter People matter
HR planning
Acquire the project team
Develop the project team
Manage the project team
Summary
Further reading