"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!
Dr. Paul Sanghera is an educator, technologist, and an entrepreneur living in Silicon Valley, California. With a master's degree in computer science from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in physics from Carleton University, he has authored and co-authored more than 100 technical papers published in well-reputed European and American research journals. He has more than 10 years of project management experience in the computer industry and at research labs at CERN and Cornell. Having worked in various roles including director of project management at companies such as MP3.com and Dream Logic, director of software development, and software developer, he has a broader view of project management. He has earned several industry certifications including CompTIA Project+, Project Management Professional, Network+, Linux+, Sun Certified Java Programmer, and Sun Certified Business Component Developer. Dr. Sanghera has contributed to building the world class technologies such as Netscape Communicator, and Novell's NDS. He has taught technology courses at various institutes including San Jose Sate University and Brooks College. As an engineering manager, he has been at the ground floor of several startups.
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