10 Steps to Successful Project Management

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American Society for Training and Development, 2007 - Business & Economics - 248 pages
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Project management is not easy—it is a complicated, multilayered matter, whether you manage projects for your entire company, for a department or just your own projects. And using a management software program isn't enough, as many project managers painfully learn. This book takes you through 10 steps that, if you follow them correctly, will lead to successful project management.
 

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Contents

Decide If You Have a Real Project to Manage
15
Prove Your Project Is Worth Your Time
31
Manage Scope Creep
45
Identify Rate and Manage Risks
65
Collaborate Successfully
89
Gather Your Team and Make a Schedule
117
Adjust Your Schedule
151
Embrace the Natural Chaos of People
177
Know When Youre Done
197
Follow Up to Learn Lessons
213
Conclusion
231
Appendix
235
Resources
242
Index
245
About the Author
248
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About the author (2007)

Lou Russell is president and CEO of Russell Martin & Associates. She is the author of the ATD Press books Project Management for Trainers, Leadership Training, and 10 Steps to Successful Project Management, among other titles. In addition to her many books, she contributes frequently to Computer World, Cutter Executive Reports, and Network World, among others, and publishes Learning Flash, an electronic newsletter. Lou speaks at several national and international conferences, such as the Project Management Institute, Project World, and LotuSphere. She holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from Purdue University, where she taught database and programming classes, and a master's degree in instructional technology from Indiana University.

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