Project Planning, Scheduling & Control, 4E: A Hands-On Guide to Bringing Projects in on Time and on Budget / Edition 4

Project Planning, Scheduling & Control, 4E: A Hands-On Guide to Bringing Projects in on Time and on Budget / Edition 4

by James Lewis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0071460373

ISBN-13: 9780071460378

Pub. Date: 12/15/2005

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

The classic project manager's handbook, with new chapters and insights that demystify the new PM tools and the PMP® exam

Project Planning, Scheduling, and Control has been the standard guidebook for project managers for more than 15 years. Addressing the key issues you face every day, Jim Lewis's benchmark book brings the subject alive with

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The classic project manager's handbook, with new chapters and insights that demystify the new PM tools and the PMP® exam

Project Planning, Scheduling, and Control has been the standard guidebook for project managers for more than 15 years. Addressing the key issues you face every day, Jim Lewis's benchmark book brings the subject alive with accessible, nontechnical questions, step-by-step guidelines, and real-world examples and applications. This revised, updated, and expanded fourth edition provides an applications-oriented understanding of the issues you must confront and important tips for passing the Project Management Professional (PMP®) exam.

James P. Lewis, Ph.D., is the founder of The Lewis Institute, Inc., a training and consulting company specializing in project management, and an adjunct professor at the University of Management and Technology. Over the past two decades, Dr. Lewis has trained more than 30,000 supervisors and managers in the United States, Europe, Asia, and throughout the world. He has written 12 influential books on project management, including Project Leadership, The Project Manager's Desk Reference, The Project Manager's Survival Guide, and others.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071460378
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
12/15/2005
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
550
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.17(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface
Abbreviations used in this Book
List of Figures
List of Tables
Acknowledgments
Sect. 1Introduction to Project Management
Ch. 1An Introduction to Project Management3
Ch. 2Getting Your Organization to Accept Project Management53
Ch. 3The Role of the Project Manager69
Ch. 4Whole-Brain Project Management85
Sect. 2Project Definition
Ch. 5The Headless Chicken Project (and How to Avoid It)107
Sect. 3Project Planning
Ch. 6Project Strategy: You Can't Develop a Good Implementation Plan Unless Your First Have a Proper Game Plan157
Ch. 7Developing an Implementation Plan187
Ch. 8Managing Project Risk235
Ch. 9Practical Project Scheduling251
Sect. 4Managing the Project - Control
Ch. 10Keeping the Project on Track - Control281
Sect. 5Other Issues in Project Management
Ch. 11Managing Multiple Projects341
Ch. 12Developing a Project Methodology347
Sect. 6Managing People and Teams
Ch. 13Exercising Leadership as a Project Manager355
Ch. 14How to Motivate Almost Anyone377
Ch. 15Developing the Project Team and Working with People Issues399
Ch. 16Managing Meetings443
Sect. 7Managing Yourself
Ch. 17Managing Your Time459
Ch. 18Building Personal Effectiveness477
Schedule Computations490
Answers to Questions515
Glossary525
Resources for Project Managers531
References and Reading List533
Index539

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