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In today's time-pressured, cost-conscious global business environment, tight project deadlines and high expectations are the norm. Projects are now the standard way of implementing change, and project management has become a vital skill for successful business professionals. Project Management For Dummies shows you how to succeed by focusing on what you need to deliver and then how to plan and control the project ...
In today's time-pressured, cost-conscious global business environment, tight project deadlines and high expectations are the norm. Projects are now the standard way of implementing change, and project management has become a vital skill for successful business professionals. Project Management For Dummies shows you how to succeed by focusing on what you need to deliver and then how to plan and control the project in order to deliver it. You will learn how to plan, keep the project on track, manage teams and control risk. You'll even get some tipson software – including free stuff – that will make things easier for you.
Who, what and why – understanding the expectations of your project
Laying the foundations – learn to build your plans with a sturdy structure from start to finish
The selection process – see how to get the very best from your teams
Get in the driving seat – learn to take control and steer your project to success
Move onwards and upwards – how to master the basics and take your project management skills to the next level
Open the book and find:
Clear and simple explanation of powerful planning techniques
Ways to track progress and stay in control
How to identify and then control risk to protect your project
Why understanding your project's stakeholders is key
How to use technology to up your game
Tips for writing a clear and convincing business case
Advice on being an effective leader
Techniques on how to work effectively with teams and specialists
Plan, execute and deliver your projects with confidence
Stay in control to deliver on time, within budget and to the right quality
Motivate your teams to perform to their full potential
Part I: Understanding Projects and What You Want to Achieve.
Chapter 1:Project Management: The Key to Achieving Results.
Chapter 2: Thinking Through the Life of Your Project.
Chapter 3: Defining the Project and Producing a Business Case.
Chapter 4: Knowing Your Project’s Stakeholders.
Part II: Building the Plans.
Chapter 5: Planning with Deliverables First.
Chapter 6: You Want This Project Done When?
Chapter 7: Looking At Staf f Resources.
Chapter 8: Planning for Other Resources and Developing the Budget.
Chapter 9: Planning at Different Times and Levels.
Chapter 10: Venturing into the Unknown: Dealing with Risk and Uncertainty.
Part III: Putting Your Management Team Together.
Chapter 11: Organising the Project.
Chapter 12: Working With Teams and Specialists.
Chapter 13: Being an Ef fective Leader.
Part IV: Steering the Project to Success.
Chapter 14: Tracking Progress and Staying in Control.
Chapter 15: Keeping Everyone Informed.
Chapter 16: Bringing Your Project to Closure.
Part V: Taking Your Project Management to the Next Level.
Chapter 17: Managing Multiple Projects.
Chapter 18: Using Technology to Up Your Game.
Chapter 19: Monitoring Project Performance with Earned Value Management.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 20: Ten Questions to Ask Yourself as You Plan Your Project.
Chapter 21: Ten Tips for Writing a Convincing Business Case.
Chapter 22: Ten Tips for Being a Better Project Manager.