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Project Management for Profit: A Failsafe Guide to Keeping Projects On Track and On Budget [NOOK Book]

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No More Headaches, Hypertension, or Heartburn

If your work involves projects, then this book is for you. It will show every company owner and project manager—at businesses large and small—how to run ...
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Project Management for Profit: A Failsafe Guide to Keeping Projects On Track and On Budget

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Overview

No More Headaches, Hypertension, or Heartburn

If your work involves projects, then this book is for you. It will show every company owner and project manager—at businesses large and small—how to run projects differently. You’ll benefit if you’ve ever:

• been over budget on a project
• exceeded a timeline on a project
• worked on a project that completely stalled as you neared the finish line
• lost money on a sure-thing project and had no idea why
• noticed that scope and feature creep held you back
• watched a project take three times as long as planned
• felt too embarrassed to perform a review of your successes and failures
• wondered whether your project actually made any money

By the time you finish the book, you’ll be ready to implement Project Management for Profit in your own company—and be prepared to keep your projects on track and on budget.
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“The book is a brief solid guide, with tips and insights readable for those on the go and distracted by a million things needed for their project. The book reads as it’s advertised, meant to help people who need a system but are not technically savvy at standard project management technique. It can fit a small team together in one locale or a team spread across the globe.” — Small Business Trends (smallbiztrends.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781422144183
  • Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
  • Publication date: 6/5/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 1,097,882
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Joe Knight is CFO and co-owner of Setpoint and co-owner and senior consultant with the Business Literacy Institute. He is coauthor of the popular and highly acclaimed book Financial Intelligence. Roger Thomas is vice president of operations and a project manager at Setpoint. Brad Angus is co-owner and CEO of Setpoint.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction 1

Part 1 Laying the Foundation

1 How the Kong Ride Led to Project Management for Profit 15

2 Why the Accounting Department Is Your Worst Enemy 25

3 The Three Principles of Control 37

Part 2 Putting the System to Work

4 Tracking Your Materials 49

5 Measuring Percent Complete 59

6 The Critical Number: Gross Profit per Hour 69

7 The Gross Profit per Hour Worksheet 79

8 Managing Big Projects 97

Part 3 Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck

9 Creating a Scoreboard 123

10 Realizing All the Benefits 137

11 What If There Is No External Customer? 153

12 The Three Keys to Success 163

Index 173

About the Authors 181

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