Little Black Book of Project Management

ISBN-10: 0814415296

ISBN-13: 9780814415290

Edition: 3rd 2009

Authors: Michael C. Thomsett

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Book details

List price: $18.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Amacom
Publication date: 11/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

List of Figures
Introduction to the Third Edition
Organizing for the Long Term
Background for Project Management
Project Definitions
Definition and Control
A New Look for Project Management
The Successful Project Manager
The Methodical Manager
Project Classification
Work Project
The Six Sigma Approach
The Meaning of Six Sigma
Business Process Management (BPM)
Project Participants and Goal Definitions
Defining Goals in Terms of Customer Service
Work Project
Creating the Plan
Setting Leadership Goals
Building Your Resource Network
Structuring Your Project Team
Defining the Project's Scope
Holding a Project Announcement Meeting
Setting Project Objectives
Developing the Initial Schedule
Identifying Key Elements Necessary for Project Success
Work Project
Choosing the Project Team
The Imposed Team Problem
The Commitment Problem
Ten Important Team-Building Guidelines
Defining Areas of Responsibility
Estimating Time Requirements
Working with Other Departments
The Executive Point of View
Delegation Problems and Solutions
Work Project
Preparing the Project Budget
Budgeting Responsibility
Checklist: Effective Budgets
Labor Expense: The Primary Factor
Additional Budgeting Segments
Budgeting Each Phase of Your Project
Budgeting Controls
Work Project
Establishing a Schedule
The Scheduling Problem
The Gantt Chart
Scheduling Control
The Scheduling Solution
Gantt Limitations
Work Project
Flowcharting for Project Control
Guidelines for Project Control
Listing Out the Phases
Work Breakdown Structures
CPM and PERT Methods
Automated Project Management Systems
Setting Your Flowcharting Rules
Work Project
Designing the Project Flowchart
Activity and Event Sequences
The Vertical Flowchart and Its Limitations
The Horizontal Network Diagram and Its Advantages
Building the Network Diagram
Applying the Network Diagram
Expanded Applications
Work Project
Managing the Value Chain in the Project
Attributes of the Value Chain
Risk Management and the Value Chain
How Value Is Incorporated into the Big Picture
Value: An Intangible Turned into a Tangible
Work Project
Writing the Supporting Documentation
Project Narratives
More Than Paperwork
Simplifying Instructions
The Diagram/Narrative Combination
Project Control Documentation
Work Project
Conducting the Project Review
Defining Success
The Progress Review
Project Leadership Attributes
Monitoring and Reporting
The Missed Deadline
The Accelerated Schedule
The Changing Objective
Staying on Course
Work Project
The Communication Challenge
Communication Skills Project Managers Need
The Budget as a Communication Tool
The Schedule as a Communication Tool
Working with Department Managers
Working with Other Department Employees
Working with Outside Consultants
Weal Links in Communication
How Flowcharting Helps
Meeting with Outside Resources
Running the Meeting
Work Project
Project Management and Your Career
An Organizational Science
Attributes of Project Leadership
Taking Charge
Eliminating Common Problems
Maximizing Your Skills
Work Project
Finding the Best Project Management Software
Appendix: Work Project Answers
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