Managing Projects for Personal Success

Managing Projects for Personal Success

by Charles S. Watson, David Williams, David J. Williams
     
 

ISBN-10: 0412717409

ISBN-13: 9780412717406

Pub. Date: 11/01/1996

Publisher: Cengage Learning

This is a practical guide for project managers who are planning a career in the commercial and public sectors. The authors examine the human side of project management and look beyond the tools and techniques to the key relationship between the sponsor and the project manager. The book looks beyond network analysis to the human and managerial issues of professional…  See more details below

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This is a practical guide for project managers who are planning a career in the commercial and public sectors. The authors examine the human side of project management and look beyond the tools and techniques to the key relationship between the sponsor and the project manager. The book looks beyond network analysis to the human and managerial issues of professional project work. It draws attention to the development of key management skills such as negotiation, communication, leadership, organization and group dynamics. The book is illustrated with examples and illustrations from the authors work over the last 30 years as consultants and project managers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780412717406
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
11/01/1996
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
7.68(w) x 9.95(h) x 0.86(d)

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Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Preface
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Pt. 1Project Managers and Project Management1
1Managing change3
2The need for project management11
3The role of the project manager26
4The price to pay45
5The project sponsor56
Pt. 2Preparing for the Challenge69
6Project structure71
7The business case88
8The feasilibility study95
9Project definition104
10Contracts and agreements129
11Getting ready to start142
Pt. 3Success in Project Delivery147
12Managing project personnel151
13Moving forward172
14Risks, issues and changes204
15Working for client satisfaction225
16Achieving project completion247
17A multi-project portfolio262
Pt. 4Managing Your Career279
18A portfolio of skills281
19Career development and qualifications299
20Marketing project management309
Glossary323
References326
Index327

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