HBR Guide to Project Management

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MEET YOUR GOALS—ON TIME AND ON BUDGET.

How do you rein in the scope of your project when you’ve got a group of demanding stakeholders breathing down your neck? And map out a schedule everyone can stick to? And motivate team members who have competing demands on their time and attention?

Whether you’re managing your first project or just tired of improvising, this guide will give you the tools and confidence ...

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Overview


MEET YOUR GOALS—ON TIME AND ON BUDGET.

How do you rein in the scope of your project when you’ve got a group of demanding stakeholders breathing down your neck? And map out a schedule everyone can stick to? And motivate team members who have competing demands on their time and attention?

Whether you’re managing your first project or just tired of improvising, this guide will give you the tools and confidence you need to define smart goals, meet them, and capture lessons learned so future projects go even more smoothly.

The HBR Guide to Project Management will help you:

• Build a strong, focused team
• Break major objectives into manageable tasks
• Create a schedule that keeps all the moving parts under control
• Monitor progress toward your goals
• Manage stakeholders’ expectations
• Wrap up your project and gauge its success

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422187296
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
  • Publication date: 1/15/2013
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 172,406
  • Product dimensions: 4.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Phase 1 Planning12 3 A

4113 Your marching orders12 4 Dealing with a Project's "Fuzzy Front End" 4713

Loren Gary12 5 Perform

Learn from your project while it's still alive

Gary Klein12 6 Will Project Creep Cost You-or Create Value? 5713 Set strict limits on scope, bu

Loren Gary11 Phase 2 Build-Up12 7 Setting Priorities Before St

6513 Three steps for staying on t

Ron Ashkenas12 8 Boost Productivity with Time-Boxing 7313 Tips for getting your

Melissa Raffoni12 9 Scheduling the

7713 Put the horse before the cart12 10

8713 When

Tom Cross12 11 Getting Your Project Off on the Right

10113 Set your project

12 The Discipline of Teams 10713

Mutual accountability leads to astonishing r

Jon R. Katzenbach Douglas K. Smith11 Phase 3

13 Effective Project Meetings 11313 Run

14 The Adaptive Approach to Project Management 1171

What to do when your usua

15 Why Good Projects Fail Anyway 12313 The risk

Nad

Ronald N. Ashkenas12 16 Monitoring and Controlling Your Project 12713 Don

Ray Sheen

17 Managing People Problems on Your Team 13513 Make sure people stay on task, pull their, we

1

The Tools of Cooperation and Change 13913 Wha

Clayton M. Christensen Matt Marx Howard H. Stevenson12 19 Don't Throw Good

14313 How to avoid

Jimmy Guterman11 Phase 4 Closeout12 20 Handing off Authority and Control 15113 Gauge your succes

Ray Sheen12 21 Capturing

15713 Four steps to an effective after

Ray Sh

Glossary 16301 Index 167

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