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The Project Manager's Desk Reference: A Comprehensive Guide to Project Planning, Evaluation and Control / Edition 2
     

The Project Manager's Desk Reference: A Comprehensive Guide to Project Planning, Evaluation and Control / Edition 2

by James P. Lewis
 

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ISBN-10: 007134750X

ISBN-13: 9780071347501

Pub. Date: 12/01/1999

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

Move step-by-step through proven solutions guaranteed to keep all your projects on track. The Project ManagerAEs Desk Reference, Second Edition, by James P. Lewis, gives you a template for managing projects of any size from start to finish, a 16-step process for planning, monitoring, and controlling any project. As you explore specific situations taken from today's

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Move step-by-step through proven solutions guaranteed to keep all your projects on track. The Project ManagerAEs Desk Reference, Second Edition, by James P. Lewis, gives you a template for managing projects of any size from start to finish, a 16-step process for planning, monitoring, and controlling any project. As you explore specific situations taken from today's fast-moving business environment, the author's easy-to-understand approach shows you how to confidently put together a project plan using Work Breakdown Structures, PERT, CPM, and Gantt schedules. Youlearn how to conduct risk analysis, and assemble and manage a problem-solving team to eliminate potential stumbling blocks and complete the project on time and within budget. In the second edition of this hands-on toolbox, you get updated examples, illustrations and figures, checklists for every stage, plus lists of associations and powerful websites.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071347501
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
12/01/1999
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
546
Product dimensions:
6.33(w) x 9.31(h) x 1.73(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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