Project Management For Dummies

Project Management For Dummies

by Stanley E. Portny

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ISBN-13: 9781119348900
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/25/2017
Pages: 464
Sales rank: 55,097
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Stanley E. Portny, PMP®, is an internationally recognized expert in project management and project leadership. During the past 30 years, he has provided training and consultation to more than 150 public and private organizations. He is a Project Management Institute–certified Project Management Professional (PMP®).

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Project Management 7

Chapter 1: Project Management: The Key to Achieving Results 9

Chapter 2: Knowing Your Project’s Audience: Involving the Right People 29

Chapter 3: Clarifying What You’re Trying to Accomplish — And Why 51

Chapter 4: Developing Your Game Plan: Getting from Here to There 77

Part II: Planning Time: Determining

When and How Much 105

Chapter 5: You Want This Project Done When? 107

Chapter 6: Establishing Whom You Need, How Much, and When 143

Chapter 7: Planning for Other Resources and Developing the Budget 165

Chapter 8: Venturing into the Unknown: Dealing with Risk 177

Part III: Group Work: Putting Your Team Together 197

Chapter 9: Aligning the Key Players for Your Project 199

Chapter 10: Defi ning Team Members’ Roles and Responsibilities 213

Chapter 11: Starting Your Project Team Off on the Right Foot 235

Part IV: Steering the Ship: Managing Your Project to Success 255

Chapter 12: Tracking Progress and Maintaining Control 257

Chapter 13: Keeping Everyone Informed 281

Chapter 14: Encouraging Peak Performance by Providing Effective Leadership 301

Chapter 15: Bringing Your Project to Closure 315

Part V: Taking Your Project Management to the Next Level 327

Chapter 16: Using Technology to Enhance Project Planning and Management 329

Chapter 17: Monitoring Project Performance with Earned Value Management 343

Part VI: The Part of Tens 359

Chapter 18: Ten Questions to Ask Yourself as You Plan Your Project 361

Chapter 19: Ten Tips for Being a Better Project Manager 365

Appendix: Combining the Techniques into

Smooth-Flowing Processes 369

Index 373

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Project Management For Dummies 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Peter_In_Idaho More than 1 year ago
This book has been a life saver. I am not a PM but have had to fill that role on several projects. This book is perfect for getting the skills to not only organize a project but also to COMMUNICATE the project to other managers and staff. There are so many phrases and words that are meaningful to professional PMs and when you can speak their language it makes managing their expectations a cake walk. This is a must have for the PM waiting in the wing, you will thank yourself for reading it.
hody1953 More than 1 year ago
If you need a quick reminder or how to look up something, or refresh your memory on how to do something, this is the book for you. Simple, clear explanations of project management details.
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This contains general knowledge information. Very little education on specific methodologies, procedures or docementation
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Great Direction
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Stupid.