90 Days to Success as a Project Manager

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"90 Days to Success as a Project Manager" will help first-time project managers hit the ground running with any project during the critical first 90 days on the job. The book introduces readers to, and is organized around, the five keys to successful project management: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing the project. It covers all nine knowledge areas of project management: integration management, scope management, time management, cost management, quality management, human resource management, communication management, risk management, and procurement management. All this information could be very overwhelming for a beginner. However, this book makes the process interesting by explaining all concepts from scratch and presenting the "big picture" in a cohesive way. Whether your project duration is a few weeks, a few months, or a few years, and whether your project is in construction, biotechnology, or any other field, this guide will help you ensure that you manage the project effectively, efficiently, and successfully, and it will lay down the foundations for your success as a project manager in just three months!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598638691
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 2/19/2009
  • Series: 90 Days to Success Series
  • Pages: 358
  • Sales rank: 342,252
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

One of the world's leading experts in project management, Dr. Paul Sanghera is a manager, educator, technologist, and entrepreneur and has more than 15 years of diverse project management experience in the computer industry from Netscape to MP3 and at research labs from Cornell to CERN. Having worked in various roles, including director of project management, director of software development, software developer, trainer, and scientist, he has a broad view of project management. Expertise in multiple application areas, including physics, computer science, RFID, biotechnology, and nanotechnology, has helped him to master the global principles of project management that apply to all application areas. Dr. Sanghera has several industry certifications, including PMP, CAPM, Project+, Network+, Linux+, SCJP, and SCBCD, and he has contributed to building world-class technologies, such as Netscape Communicator and Novell's NDS. As an engineering manager, he has been at the ground floor of several startups and has been a lecturer at San Jose State University and Brooks College. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 technical papers published in wellreputed European and American research journals. Dr. Sanghera is the best-selling author of several books on science, technology, and project management. He has a master's degree in Computer Science from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in Physics from Carleton University. He currently lives in Silicon Valley, where he runs an information company, Infonential Inc., that specializes in project management and emerging technologies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction Part I: Starting a Project Chapter 1: Welcome to the Brave new World of Project Management Chapter 2: Rollercosaster Ride to Project Management: Buckle Up Chapter 3: So You Want to Be a Project Manager Chapter 4: Initiating a Project Part II: Planning the Project Chapter 5: Scoping the Project Chapter 6: Scheduling the Project Chapter 7: Planning for Project Resources Chapter 8: Planning for Project Communication Chapter 9: Planning for Quality and Risk Management Part III: Executing the Project Chapter 10: Managing Project Work Chapter 11: Building and Managing the Project Team Chapter 12: Managing the Stakes Part IV: Monitoring and Controlling the Project Chapter 13: Monitoring and Controlling the Project Work Chapter 14: Monitoring and Controlling the Golden Triangle Chapter 15: Monitoring and Conrolling Reporting and Risks Part V: Finishing the Project Chapter 16: Closing the Project: Reaching the Finish Line Chapter 17: Project Management for Success

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