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The Project Manager's Desk Reference, 3E / Edition 3
     

The Project Manager's Desk Reference, 3E / Edition 3

by James Lewis
 

ISBN-10: 0071464646

ISBN-13: 9780071464642

Pub. Date: 11/28/2006

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

The definitive guide to keeping your project on time, under budget, and problem-free

In this Third Edition of The Project Manager's Desk Reference, top project management consultant James Lewis arms you with today's most comprehensive and understandable project management resources, showing you how to conduct a project of any size or nature-from the

Overview

The definitive guide to keeping your project on time, under budget, and problem-free

In this Third Edition of The Project Manager's Desk Reference, top project management consultant James Lewis arms you with today's most comprehensive and understandable project management resources, showing you how to conduct a project of any size or nature-from the office move to building new facilities.

Using results-oriented language and easy-to-understand examples, this comprehensive, quick-reference guide presents specific situations taken from today's fast-moving business environment, walking you through proven solutions designed to keep the project moving forward.

This ready-access toolbox shows you how to:

  • Plan, execute, and control a project from beginning to end
  • Choose project managers, leaders, and teams
  • Develop project plans using Work Breakdown Structures, PERT, CPM, and Gantt schedules
  • Conduct risk analysis
  • Design a project control system
  • Use earned value analysis to track projects
  • Communicate effectively with all levels of your team
  • Conduct the essential post-project “lessons learned” review

Serving as the perfect supplement to Lewis's bestselling PM bible, Project Planning, Scheduling, and Control, The Project Manager's Desk Reference provides you with the foundation you need to manage any project to its successful completion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071464642
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
600
Sales rank:
742,049
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.64(d)

Table of Contents

Section I: Introduction and Overview.
Overview of Project Management.
A Model for Managing Projects.
Section II: Project Planning.
General Aspects of Project Planning.
Planning: Developing the Project Mission, Vision, Goals, and Objectives.
Planning Project Strategy.
Implementation Planning.
Section III: Project Scheduling.
Developing a Project Schedule.
Schedule Computations.
Scheduling with Resource Constraints.
Scheduling with PERT.
Section IV: Project Control and Evaluation.
Principles of Project Control and Evaluation.
Project Control Using Earned Value Analysis.
Progress Payments and Earned Value Analysis.
Project Change Control.
Section V: Causes of Project Success and Failure.
Defining Project Success and Failure.
Causes of Project Failure.
Managing Project Risks.
Section VI: Other Issues in Project Management.
Sociotechnical Systems and Project Organization.
Profiling the World-Class Project Management Organization.
Improving Your Communication Skills.
(and more...)

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