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Principles of Project Management

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ISBN-10: 0980285860

ISBN-13: 9780980285864

Edition: 2008

Authors: Meri Williams

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"The Principles of Project Management" lays out clear steps that anyone can follow to get projects done right, and delivered on time. This full color book covers: Why Project Management is important The 6 fundamental truths of project management Getting started: Discovering, Initiating, Planning and Resourcing a project Getting the Job Done: Executing and controlling Keeping it Smooth: Communication, collaboration and managing change Following through: Ongoing support and maintenance, measuring operational success Resources: Review of various tools, recommended reading, professional resources for project management Short, and to the point, this book aims to do to provide a solid…    
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: SitePoint Pty, Limited
Publication date: 3/23/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Who Should Read This Book?
What's Covered In This Book?
The Book's Web Site
Project Management Cheat Sheets
Updates and Errata
The SitePoint Forums
The SitePoint Newsletters
Your Feedback
Conventions Used In This Book
Tips, Notes, and Warnings
So What Is Project Management Anyway?
What Is Project Management?
Understanding the Project Life Cycle
Failure to Launch ... or Land
Negative Perceptions of Project Management
It's Boring
It Takes Too Long
It's Too Hard
What Project Management Isn't
Why You Need PM Skills
What's In It for Me?
The Underlying Principles of Project Management
Doing PM Right Is an Investment In Making the "Real Work" Matter
People Problems Can't Be Solved with Software
If it Doesn't Add Value, it Won't Get Done
The Best Tool Is the One that Works and Gets Used
The Best Way to Communicate Is the Way That Gets You Heard
Choosing the Right Tools and Processes Is the PM's Most Important Job
Getting Started
Discovery: Finding the Projects
Picking the Best Projects
Identifying the Opportunities
Comparing the Opportunities
Ranking and Choosing Opportunities to Pursue
Spotting Bad Projects
Project, or Day-by-day Improvement?
Discovery Tools and Practices
Who Are All These People?
Stakeholder Tools and Best Practices
Initiating Your Project
The Purpose of Initiating
The Process of Initiating
Initiation Tools and Best Practices
Seven Essential Steps for a Successful Initiation
Getting The Job Done
Why Plan?
What to Plan
How to Plan
Tools and Best Practices
Let Your Team Have Ownership
The Link to Personal Productivity
Tools and Best Practices
Are You on Track?
Measuring Deliverables
Measuring Everything Else
Risks, Issues, and Bugs
Verification Versus Validation
Looping Back to Plan
Tools and Best Practices
Keeping It Smooth
Communication and Collaboration
Tools and Best Practices
Managing Change
Types of Change
Change Control
Tools and Best Practices
Following Through
Closing the Project
Knowing When You're Done
Handling a Total Disconnect
Closing a Project
Tools and Best Practices
What Comes Next?
Defining Your Role
The Superstar Handover
Tools and Best Practices
Looking to the Future
The Next Project ... and the Rest
Project Proposal Template
Measuring Value Creation
Project Organization Chart
Communication Plan Template
Project Initiation Document
Typical Kickoff Meeting Agenda
Planning, Executing, and Controlling
Project Plan Template
Work Breakdown Structure
Gantt Chart
Risk Management Plan Template
Balance Quadrant
Estimation Techniques
Issue List Template
Project Status Update Template
Change Request Template
Planning Software
Tracking Software
Project Sign-off Template
Customer Feedback Questionnaire Template
Lessons Learned Summary Template
Project Documentation Template
Blogs and Web Sites
Professional Qualifications
Associations and Qualifications