Project Manager's Portable Handbook / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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- McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Project managers and other professionals working on projects depend upon four competencies. First is knowledge, the understanding of project management theory, concepts, and practices. Second is skill, the capability to use techniques and tools of the profession to obtain the proper results. Third is ability, the capability to integrate and use knowledge and skills in an effective manner. Fourth is motivation, the capability to develop and maintain the proper values, attitudes, and aspirations that helps all project stakeholders to work together for the betterment of the project. Project managers and other professions will find that the Project Manager's Portable Handbook provides valuable summary information on the building and enhancement of their competencies in working in the project management environment. The format of the book is adaptable to the user looking up a topic area of project management and finding fundamental summary guidance on how individual competencies can be developed and enhanced.
- The discipline of project management, including such topics as project success and failure, ethics, and the project management process and philosophy
- Project organizational design, and alternative project applications for the purposes of managing organizational change
- The strategic context of projects - how they fit into the overall vision of the enterprise
- Project leadership and the keys to developing leadership competencies in the project environment
- Project oversight - how to monitor, evaluate, and control a project's resources
- Plus project team motivation, stakeholder management, and more.
Table of Contents1) The Strategic Context of Projects: How projects fit into the overall strategy of the enterprise2) Project Planning: Concepts, techniques, and processes required to develop project plans 3) Organizational Design Considerations: How to design and execute an organizational design strategy for projects 4) Project Leadership: How to develop personal leadership competencies in the project environment 5) Project Team Motivation: How to motivate the project team and other project participants 6) Project Oversight: How to monitor, evaluate, and control the use of resources to support the project 7) The Project Management Process: How to create and execute the processes required to manage projects 8) Project Stakeholder Management: How to manage the many stakeholders who have interests in the management of projects 9) Project Management Information Systems: How to design and use information to manage the project (and more...)