Your Successful Project Management Career / Edition 1

Your Successful Project Management Career / Edition 1

by Ronald B. Cagle
     
 

"With organizations like the Project Management Institute expanding their membership by 20 percent annually, it’s clear that project management is growing fast. But if you are just starting out, questions abound: What does the job consist of? What experience and training do you need? What type of certification is

See more details below

Overview

"With organizations like the Project Management Institute expanding their membership by 20 percent annually, it’s clear that project management is growing fast. But if you are just starting out, questions abound: What does the job consist of? What experience and training do you need? What type of certification is required, and how do you get it? And once you’re off and running, how do you build, manage, and sustain a rewarding and lucrative career?

Your Successful Project Management Career provides you with all the information and advice you need to get started. Beginning with an overview of how project management got started, how the field has grown, and where it’s headed, you’ll find a clarification of project management terminology, and a list of courses, educational programs, and reading requirements you need to be acquainted with. The book gives you helpful tips on how to make the transition from your present career into project management, as well as an explanation of typical corporate hierarchy. The book gives you indispensable advice on:

Acquiring preparatory skills in scheduling, budgeting, team-building, delegation, and building a personal skill set

Assessing the market and selecting the “right” organization

Making friends and alliances in the field

Taking over projects in progress, developing project plans, and executing and closing projects

Gaining experience, and expanding your knowledge and training

Easy to understand and filled with all the information you need to get started, Your Successful Project Management Career is an immensely valuable guidebook every beginning project manager should own."

Read More

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814408247
Publisher:
AMACOM Books
Publication date:
11/19/2004
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
17 Years

Related Subjects

Meet the Author

Ron Cagle is the creator of the Strategy for Success© series featuring The BEST Process. He is the principal of Modern-Management, a consulting firm providing program and enterprise management solutions and workshops to high-tech companies. He has more than 30 years of experience in project management, with firms including Ford-Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, Planning Research Corporation, and Harris Corporation. He has received many industry accolades, including the prestigious Program Manager of the Year award. He lives in Viera, Florida.

Table of Contents

"Preface

Acknowledgments

PART I: UNDERSTANDING PROJECT MANAGEMENT TODAY

1. Understanding What Project Management Is All About

2. Introducing the Principal Organizations

3. Considering the Organizations And You

4. Speaking the Language

PART II: AQUIRING PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILLS

5. Acquiring Preparatory Skills

6. Acquiring Project and Program Skills

PART III: IMPROVING YOUR PROJECT MANAGEMENT ABILITIES

7: Expanding Your Knowledge

8: Improving Your Abilities

PART IV: APPLYING YOUR SKILLS TO PROJECTS AND PROGRAMS

9. Matching the Skill Sets to Projects and Programs

10. Are You Ready for the Next One?

PART V: MAKING YOUR CAREER MOVES

11. Meeting Market Needs

12. Getting Settled

PART VI: KEEP THE MOMENTUM GOING

13. Applying Your Skills to Other Activities

14. Continuing Your Success!

Glossary

Index"

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >