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Valuable business skills from a leading project management expert

To make the leap from average to superior, you must develop the skills to manage each project like a small business. The Business-Savvy Project Manager thoroughly explains key concepts, principles, and tools for project managers to provide organizations with superior return-oninvestment and top performance. From portfolio management and strategic alignment to calculation of economic metrics and effective use of both financial and nonfinancial criteria in project proposals, it gives you the business savvy for top-level performance and certain career success.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071443074
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/23/2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 350
  • Sales rank: 836,272
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary Heerkens is president of Management Solutions Group, which specializes in providing unique project management educational solutions and comprehensive organizational development support. A certified Project Management Professional (PMP), a Certified Project Manager (CPM), and a Certified Business Manager (CBM), Heerkens is a regular speaker at project management conferences around the world. He is an active member of the Project Management Institute and the International Association of Program and Project Management (IAPPM), and is author of the bestselling book Project Management (McGraw-Hill).

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Project management as a business function 3
Ch. 2 The core of business knowledge : finance and accounting 21
Ch. 3 Fundamentals of organizational management 43
Ch. 4 Cost management in organizations 75
Ch. 5 Project portfolio management, phase I : Identifying the "right" business initiatives 99
Ch. 6 Project portfolio management, phase II : identifying, categorizing, and prioritizing project solutions 129
Ch. 7 Project portfolio management, phase III : selecting, launching, and coordinating projects 161
Ch. 8 Project economics, part I : foundational principles 191
Ch. 9 Project economics, part II : preparing for a project financial analysis 215
Ch. 10 Project economics, part III : performing a project financial analysis 237
Ch. 11 Risk management, decision-making, and business 255
Ch. 12 Business cases and business case preparation 285
App. A Guidelines for preparing a project business case 305
App. B Interest tables 325
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