Project Management For Dummies

Project Management For Dummies

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by Stanley E. Portny
     
 

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Learn to:

  • Organize and schedule projects effectively and efficiently
  • Assess risks, manage changes, and live up to expectations
  • Plan for resources and stay within a budget
  • Embrace social media to drive efficiency and improve connectivity

Execute projects on time, on budget, and with maximum efficiency

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Learn to:

  • Organize and schedule projects effectively and efficiently
  • Assess risks, manage changes, and live up to expectations
  • Plan for resources and stay within a budget
  • Embrace social media to drive efficiency and improve connectivity

Execute projects on time, on budget, and with maximum efficiency

In today's time-crunched, cost-conscious global business environment, tight project deadlines and stringent expectations are the norm. So what does it take to succeed? This hands-on guide introduces you to the principles of project management and shows you how to put them to use so you can successfully manage a project from start to finish. And if you're studying for the Project Management Professional® certification exam, you can rest easy knowing that this book is aligned with the guide that's the basis for the exam.

  • Project Management 101— find out how to identify the people who will play a role in your project, clearly define your project's proposed results, and determine your project's work
  • The when and how — discover how to develop the project schedule, estimate the resources you need, and recognize and manage project risks
  • Be a people person — grasp how to identify, organize, and deal with people who play a part in your project's success
  • From start to finish — get the scoop on how to monitor, track, analyze, and report on your project's activities, and establish and maintain effective communications between you and all your project audiences
  • Take it to the next level — get to know the technology available to help you plan, organize, and control your project

Open the book and find:

  • Help for defining your project's goals and expectations
  • How to be a better project manager
  • Guidelines for knowing your project's audience
  • Tips for breaking your project work into manageable pieces
  • The latest methods for determining and managing resources
  • How to get your project back on track if it runs into problems
  • Hints for providing effective leadership

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118497234
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/22/2013
Series:
For Dummies Series
Pages:
408
Sales rank:
96,118
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.90(d)

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