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If you're looking for a more robust approach to project management—one that recognizes the project environment and adapts accordingly—then this is the perfect resource. It not only guides you through the traditional methods, but also covers the adaptive and extreme approaches as well. You'll gain an in-depth understanding of each one and know exactly when and how ...
If you're looking for a more robust approach to project management—one that recognizes the project environment and adapts accordingly—then this is the perfect resource. It not only guides you through the traditional methods, but also covers the adaptive and extreme approaches as well. You'll gain an in-depth understanding of each one and know exactly when and how to use them.
You'll also be introduced to the Adaptive Project Framework, which arms you with a new project management methodology. And with the help of two new case studies, you'll be able to put these ideas into practice and experience some of the contemporary nuances of projects.
This definitive guide to project management shows you how to:
|About the Authors|
|Pt. 1||Traditional Project Management||1|
|Ch. 1||What Is a Project?||3|
|Ch. 2||What Is Traditional Project Management?||17|
|Ch. 3||Scoping the Project||49|
|Ch. 4||Identifying Project Activities||75|
|Ch. 5||Estimating Duration, Resource Requirements, and Cost||97|
|Ch. 6||Constructing and Analyzing the Project Network Diagram||117|
|Ch. 7||Finalizing the Schedule and Cost Based on Resource Availability||143|
|Ch. 8||Organizing and Conducting the Joint Project Planning Session||159|
|Ch. 9||Recruiting, Organizing, and Managing the Project Team||169|
|Ch. 10||Monitoring and Controlling Progress||207|
|Ch. 11||Closing Out the Projects||243|
|Ch. 12||Critical Chain Project Management||251|
|Pt. 2||Adaptive Project Framework||265|
|Ch. 13||Introduction to the Adaptive Project Framework||267|
|Ch. 14||Version Scope||279|
|Ch. 15||Cycle Plan||297|
|Ch. 16||Cycle Build||305|
|Ch. 17||Client Checkpoint||317|
|Ch. 18||Post-Version Review||325|
|Ch. 19||Variations to APF||329|
|Pt. 3||Organizational Considerations||349|
|Ch. 20||Project Portfolio Management||351|
|Ch. 21||Project Support Office||397|
|Epilogue: Putting It All Together Finally||431|
|App. A: What's on the CD-ROM||435|
|App. B: Bibliography||439|
Posted December 5, 2007
This is a very concise book on project management and adapts to different situations. As it includes PMBOK references to help those studing for their PMP, it also provides practical application using the tried and true as well as newer methods of project management. I have been managing projects for over 10 years and still learn something each time I reference this book. When working on projects, I am opening to a section that pertains to the topic/project I am working on and find something that works well. After borrowing this book from the library for the past couple of months, I decided I needed to add to my own personal library. It is a keeper.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted April 30, 2010
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