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HBR Guide to Project Management (HBR Guide Series)

HBR Guide to Project Management (HBR Guide Series)

by Harvard Business Review


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How do you rein in the scope of your project when you’ve got a group of demanding stakeholders breathing down your neck? And map out a schedule everyone can stick to? And motivate team members who have competing demands on their time and attention?

Whether you’re managing your first project or just tired of improvising, this guide will give you the tools and confidence you need to define smart goals, meet them, and capture lessons learned so future projects go even more smoothly.

The HBR Guide to Project Management will help you:

  • Build a strong, focused team
  • Break major objectives into manageable tasks
  • Create a schedule that keeps all the moving parts under control
  • Monitor progress toward your goals
  • Manage stakeholders’ expectations
  • Wrap up your project and gauge its success

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    Product Details

    ISBN-13: 9781422187296
    Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
    Publication date: 01/15/2013
    Series: HBR Guide Series
    Pages: 192
    Sales rank: 235,170
    Product dimensions: 4.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

    About the Author

    Harvard Business Review is the leading destination for smart management thinking. Through its flagship magazine, 11 international licensed editions, books from Harvard Business Review Press, and digital content and tools published on, Harvard Business Review provides professionals around the world with rigorous insights and best practices to lead themselves and their organizations more effectively and to make a positive impact.

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    Table of Contents

    Phase 1 Planning12 3 A

    4113 Your marching orders12 4 Dealing with a Project's "Fuzzy Front End" 4713

    Loren Gary12 5 Perform

    Learn from your project while it's still alive

    Gary Klein12 6 Will Project Creep Cost You-or Create Value? 5713 Set strict limits on scope, bu

    Loren Gary11 Phase 2 Build-Up12 7 Setting Priorities Before St

    6513 Three steps for staying on t

    Ron Ashkenas12 8 Boost Productivity with Time-Boxing 7313 Tips for getting your

    Melissa Raffoni12 9 Scheduling the

    7713 Put the horse before the cart12 10

    8713 When

    Tom Cross12 11 Getting Your Project Off on the Right

    10113 Set your project

    12 The Discipline of Teams 10713

    Mutual accountability leads to astonishing r

    Jon R. Katzenbach Douglas K. Smith11 Phase 3

    13 Effective Project Meetings 11313 Run

    14 The Adaptive Approach to Project Management 1171

    What to do when your usua

    15 Why Good Projects Fail Anyway 12313 The risk


    Ronald N. Ashkenas12 16 Monitoring and Controlling Your Project 12713 Don

    Ray Sheen

    17 Managing People Problems on Your Team 13513 Make sure people stay on task, pull their, we


    The Tools of Cooperation and Change 13913 Wha

    Clayton M. Christensen Matt Marx Howard H. Stevenson12 19 Don't Throw Good

    14313 How to avoid

    Jimmy Guterman11 Phase 4 Closeout12 20 Handing off Authority and Control 15113 Gauge your succes

    Ray Sheen12 21 Capturing

    15713 Four steps to an effective after

    Ray Sh

    Glossary 16301 Index 167

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