Streetwise Project Management: How to Manage People, Processes, and Time to Achieve the Results You Need

Streetwise Project Management: How to Manage People, Processes, and Time to Achieve the Results You Need

by Michael Singer Dobson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781580627702
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication date: 02/28/2003
Series: Streetwise Series
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 9.12(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introductionxiii
Part IKick-Starting Project Management
Chapter 1Why Are Projects So Difficult?3
Chapter 2Becoming a Streetwise Project Manager13
Chapter 3Project Management Makes the Critical Difference21
Part IIThe Life Cycle of a Project
Chapter 4The Birth of a Project33
Chapter 5How Planning Works41
Chapter 6Executing Your Project Plan55
Chapter 7Controlling Your Project65
Chapter 8Wrapping It Up77
Part IIIHow to Launch a Project the Right Way
Chapter 9The Principle of the Objective85
Chapter 10The Triple Constraints89
Chapter 11Keep Your Friends Close, But Your Stakeholders Closer105
Chapter 12Negotiating a SMART Objective115
Chapter 13Writing a Project Charter123
Part IVMysteries of Planning Revealed
Chapter 14The Devil Is in the Details133
Chapter 15The Work Breakdown Structure143
Chapter 16Building a Network Diagram157
Chapter 17Estimating Time and Resources179
Chapter 18Developing a Gantt Chart187
Chapter 19Project Management Software203
Part VRisk, Quality, and Other Planning Concerns
Chapter 20The Nine Knowledge Areas of Project Management211
Chapter 21Planning for Project Risks225
Chapter 22Planning for Quality241
Chapter 23Budgeting and Cost Estimating257
Chapter 24Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT)269
Chapter 25Critical Path Method (CPM)283
Part VIExecuting, Tracking, and Adjusting the Project
Chapter 26Teams in Project Management297
Chapter 27Task Management and Control305
Chapter 28Baselines and the Tracking Gantt Chart315
Chapter 29Managing Meetings and Status Reporting325
Chapter 30Problem-Solving Strategies337
Part VIIClosing Out the Project
Chapter 31Finishing the Project the Right Way349
Chapter 32Evaluate and Celebrate!355
Chapter 33Resources and Tools361
Appendix AGlossary369
Appendix BBibliography377
Index381

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I went looking for a book that would paint an over-arching broad-brush of Project Management plus have some concrete details that I could sink my teeth into. This book served both those purposes extremely well without losing me in the deep mud!