A total, interactive guide to keeping your projects on schedule, within budget, and up to spec—every time!
This unique interactive tutorial does something that no other guide on the market can: it gives you an opportunity to learn firsthand all the ins and outs of project management. While other guides simply describe what works and what doesn't, this book/software package lets you find out for yourself by first schooling you in state-of-the-art project management principles and practices, and then immersing you in a simulated environment in which you're required to think and act like a seasoned project manager. As you work through a variety of simulated projects, your progress is monitored by a savvy mentor who analyzes your decisions, poses a number of realistic problems that you solve using Microsoft Project, and offers invaluable advice and guidance on how to do it even better next time.
The first and only truly hands-on guide to successful project management ever created, Effective Project Management:
- Provides novices with a complete introduction to the principles of sound project management
- Offers experienced project managers an opportunity to fine-tune their skills
- Describes all the proven management tools and techniques you need to stay on schedule and within budget without compromising quality
- Adheres to the Project Management Institute's curriculum outline (PMBOK) and follows the necessary course requirements for professional certification
- Provides a simulated environment on CD-ROM in which to apply the principles, tools, and techniques described in the book
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About the Author
ROBERT K. WYSOCKI is an information systems consultant whose clients include AT&T, IBM, and Aetna.
ROBERT BECK, Jr., is a former IBM systems engineer. DAVID B. CRANE is a faculty member of the Boston University Corporate Education Center and owner of a project management consulting firm.
Table of Contents
Partial table of contents:
Skills and Competencies for Effective Project Management.
What Is a Project?
What Is Project Management?
Management Styles for Project Managers.
Scope the Project.
Identify Project Activities.
Estimate Activity Duration.
Determine Resource Requirements.
Construct/Analyze the Project Network.
Recruit and Organize the Project Team.
Level Project Resources.
Schedule and Document Work Packages.
Monitor and Control Progress.
Close Out the Project.