The Handbook of Project Management: A Practical Guide to Effective Policies, Techniques and Processes

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Kogan Page Publishers, 2007 - Business & Economics - 295 pages
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The Handbook of Project Management is written specifically to help project managers improve their performance using tried and tested techniques.The package comprises a book plus free CD ROM containing a collection of tools, templates and procedures which support the methodology used in the book.Written by an experienced practitioner, it will be particularly useful if you are: looking to develop project management skills; starting a new project; wishing to acquire new skills; or training others in project management skills.Packed with concepts and processes, tools and presentation materials, this comprehensive handbook will assist anyone responsible for converting strategy into reality.
  

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Contents

programmes and projects
7
Organizing for programme management
31
The key roles
53
The programme and project processes and techniques
75
Defining the project
99
Quantifying identified risks
115
Identifying the key stages
128
Contingencies
142
Deriving a milestone schedule
169
Executing the project work
190
Closing your project
242
Using a computer
263
Common project problems
274
Postscript
282
Further reading
289
Copyright

Optimizing your schedule
155

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About the author (2007)

Trevor L Young was a senior consultant for the Industrial Society where he designed and conducted public training courses in project management techniques and project leadership. He is now an independent consultant specializing in the introduction of programme management. He is a member of the Institute of Personnel and Development and is also the author of Successful Project Management, part of the bestselling Creating Success series from Kogan Page.

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