MEET YOUR GOALSON TIME AND ON BUDGET.
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:
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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
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
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
Glossary 16301 Index 167
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