Survival Guide for Project Managers

Survival Guide for Project Managers

by James Taylor
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 081440877X

ISBN-13: 2900814408772

Pub. Date: 05/05/2006

Publisher: AMACOM Books

While the technical side of project management is important, it's often "people problems" that derail even the most meticulously planned of projects. A Survival Guide for Project Managers gives you a complete understanding of what it takes to successfully finish a project, giving you not only valuable tools like Work Breakdown Schedule, Gantt Charts, and Network

Overview

While the technical side of project management is important, it's often "people problems" that derail even the most meticulously planned of projects. A Survival Guide for Project Managers gives you a complete understanding of what it takes to successfully finish a project, giving you not only valuable tools like Work Breakdown Schedule, Gantt Charts, and Network Analysis, but also tools to communicate, negotiate, listen, and lead.

Now in its second edition, the book has been revised to reflect the latest version of the PMBOK Guide, and includes new material on topics including project risk, cost-schedule index, the project management office, and emotional intelligence as it applies to project management. Packed with useful forms, charts, and other tools, this is the ultimate resource for project managers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900814408772
Publisher:
AMACOM Books
Publication date:
05/05/2006
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
304

Related Subjects

Table of Contents

Part 1Human Skills and Technical Tools1
Introduction to Part One3
Section IThe Human Skills7
1Project Management Skills9
2Communication Skills19
3Negotiation Skills45
4Leadership Skills61
Section IIThe Technical Tools77
5The Work Breakdown Structure79
6Network Analysis91
7Earned Value115
Part 2Managing a Project131
Introduction to Part Two133
8Project and Project Manager Selection135
9The Conceptual Phase: Defining the Project157
10Project Management in Different Organizational Environments179
11The Project Management Office193
12The Developmental Phase215
13The Implementation Phase237
14The Termination Phase275
Endnotes289
Additional Resources of Interest293
Index295

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >