Effective Project Management: Identify and Manage Risks Plan and Budget Keep Projects Under Control

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Kogan Page Publishers, Feb 3, 2011 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
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Whether organising an important event or heading up a large team, running a project can be a daunting process. Project management is fraught with perils; unfinished and unsuccessful projects are everywhere. In fact, it's more common than not for projects to fail. Effective Project Management reveals what the best project managers know, say and do. By condensing thirty years of hands on project management experience, it will show the reader what to do in simple, smart and practical steps. With essential advice that has been tried and tested in real businesses, it covers all the aspects of how to manage a successful project, including how to manage changing targets, how to plan quality, timescales and budgets, how to identify and manage risks and how to deliver your project. With practical, proven and effective measures to mitigate the risk of project failure, Effective Project Management will boost confidence and encourage the reader to develop an instinct to pursue the best solutions for any project.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
01 What is a project?
5
02 Whos responsible for what?
29
03 How do I know what success looks like?
61
04 How do I plan quality?
83
05 How do I plan timescales and budgets?
111
06 How do I identify and manage the risks?
139
07 How do I initiate the project?
161
08 How can I keep the project under control?
187
09 What do I do when its time to deliver?
225
10 What do I do next?
249
Appendix A Role descriptions
253
Glossary
273
Acronyms
285
Index
287
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Paul Roberts has been managing projects for over twenty years and is a founding director of Fifthday Longview Limited, one of the world's leading project management consultancies, providing expertise, education and resource. He has worked with some of the world's largest, most influential companies, and many of the smallest, both public and private, helping them all to embed the principles, techniques and culture of effective project management.

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