Common Sense Project Management

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ASQ Quality Press, 2008 - Business & Economics - 205 pages
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"This book is aimed at helping the project manager (and the project manager wannabe) with suggestions, ideas, guidelines, and warnings. It is not strictly a "how to" book; rather, what's here is the common sense that's become far too uncommon an attribute in the modern business world." "Basic management is addressed thoroughly because you can't be a good project manager if you aren't a good manager. The information given can help current or future project managers in any management position, even those who never even end up managing a project."--BOOK JACKET.
 

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Contents

Some Basic Management
3
Management Rules
11
Management Competencies You Need to Succeed
15
Management Styles
21
Management Versus Leadership
27
Managing Subordinates Is Not Enough
33
Management Ideas and Concepts
39
What You Can Do To Prepare
43
19 Metrics
111
Project Briefings and Presentations
119
Another Irreverent Look at Project Management
127
A Different Perspective
131
Problems and Solutions
135
A First Look at Some Project Problems
137
Law of Unintended Consequences
143
New Technology
149

Project Management
47
An Introduction
49
An Introduction Continued
55
An Irreverent Look at Project Management
61
Another Way of Looking At What You Need
65
Use Common Sense
71
A Look at Gathering Writing Requirements
77
Requirements Management
83
Configuration Management
91
Risk Management
97
Earned Value Management System
105
Seven Deadly Sins of Project Management
155
Process Problems
161
Conflict Management
167
Change Management
173
Project Assessments
181
Ethics in Project Management
187
Conclusion
195
Bibliography
199
Index
201
Copyright

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Page 1 - A good manager is a man who isn't worried about his own career but rather the careers of those who work for him. . . . Don't worry about yourself. Take care of those who work for you and you'll float to greatness on their achievements.
Page 11 - Management" means, in the last analysis, the substitution of thought for brawn and muscle, of knowledge for folkways and superstition, and of cooperation for force.

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