PM 101: According to the Olde Curmudgeon : an Introduction to the Basic Concepts of Modern Project Management

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Project Management Institute, 2000 - Business & Economics - 201 pages
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Teacher/consultant Webster offers warm advice intended for the novice project manager. He also lists nine essential skills of the project manager, and explicates basic concepts with numerous colorful metaphors. Chapters focus on the technical skills, leadership traits, and administrative skills the

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Contents

So What Is a Project?
15
Modern Project Management
31
The Project ManagerTechnical Skills
69
The Project ManagerA Leader
81
The Project ManagerAdministrative Skills
95
Scope Management
109
The Work Breakdown Structure
139
PlanningThe Project Network Diagram Approach
155
1 CostVolume BreakEven Curves for Alternative Modes of Work
21
5 Representative Life Cycle for a Pharmaceuticals Project per Murphy
27
l Contents of a Project Plan
50
Figure Vll l An Example of a Form for Defining a Work Package
124
Figure Vlll l An Example of a Work Breakdown Structure
142
A MESUR Pathfinder WBS to Level 4
153
1 Examples of Network Diagrams
160
3 The ActivrtyonAnow Project Network Diagram
169

Epilogue
191
Index
197
A l A Simple PERT Project Network Diagram
187
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