10 Minute Guide to Project Management
Following the advice in this guide will not only help your get your project off on the right foot, but will also keep you and your team marching along to its successful conclusion. You'll learn how to put together the best team for the job, how to define your goals and motivate your teammates, how to monitor the teams progress and keep the project on track, and how to stay within budget and time constraints. The book also explains how to use charts and diagrams to detail and define various aspects of the project.
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A very high overview of project management. I liked that it didn't go into a lot of detail. It kept things simple and to the point. I made a lot of notes and will certainly keep this book around for reference.
This is a great introduction to project management for anyone in any field. It covers the basic concisely and includes and lot of tips and principles that will help you to be successful and avoid the most common errors beginning project managers make.
The book is laid out well and the most important information is set off and highlighted. It is an especially good book for beginning managers or others who are responsible for the completion of projects, but may not be project managers themselves.
This book is also a very quick read. However, it is packed with lots of useful content and no fluff. However, it is not comprehensive. For this you will have to go somewhere else if you will be managing complex projects. It also doesn't cover using project management software in-depth.
Enter the PERT and CPM
A Short Course
What If Things Change?
Me and My Arrow
Dont Fall in Love with the Technology
Seven Ways to Fail as a Project Manager
What Do You Want to Accomplish?
Okay So What are We Attempting to Do?
Tasks Versus Outcomes
Desired Outcomes that Lend Themselves to Project Management
Laying Out Your Plan
The Holy Grail and the Golden Fleece
Assembling Your Plan
The Chicken or the Egg?
Is Planning Itself a Task?
What About Your Hours?
Internal Resources Versus External Resources
What Kinds of Tasks Comprise the WBS?
Keeping the Big Picture in Mind
The Big Picture Versus Endless Minutia
From Planning to Monitoring
Keeping Your Eye on the Budget
Traditional Approaches to Budgeting
Systematic Budgeting Problems
Variations on a Theme
Embellishments Offer Detail
Getting a Project Back on Track
Incorporate the Thoughts of Others
Choosing Project Management Software
Leave a Good Thing Alone
Whose Choice Is It?
Whats Your Pleasure?
Dedicated PM Software
How Will You Use PM Software?
A Sampling of Popular Programs
Armed and Online
Multiple Bosses Multiple Projects Multiple Headaches
A Diffuse Pattern
Extravagance is Not Necessary
Workaholic For Hire
A Construction MiniCase
Lets Assign It to a Project Manager
Arm Chair Analysis Versus Onsite Observation
Tower of Babel
Learning from Your Experience
Master the Software
Keep Your Eyes Open
Preparing For the Next Project