Project Management For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 25, 2011 - Business & Economics - 384 pages
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More than two thirds of American companies use teams to execute their most important projects, making project management a highly valuable skill for advancing your career. Project Management For Dummies, Second Edition introduces you to the principles of successful project management and shows you how to motivate any team to gain maximum productivity.  You’ll find out how to:
  • Define your project and what you intend to accomplish
  • Identify project stakeholders and their expectations
  • Develop a project plan
  • Establish project schedules and timetables
  • Determine which skill sets and resources the project requires
  • Choose team members and define their roles
  • Launch you project and track its progress
  • Encourage peak performance
  • Conclude your project successfully

Complete with helpful tips on delegating, shortening schedules, and optimizing your own performance Project Management for Dummies, help you get your project, and your career, off the ground in no time.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
What and Why of Your Project
7
Clarifying What Youre Trying to Accomplish and Why
23
Knowing Your Projects Audience Involving the Right People
45
Developing Your Game Plan Getting from Here to There
61
Determining When and How Much
83
Establishing Whom You Need How Much and When
117
Planning for Other Resources and Developing the Budget
139
Steering the Ship Managing
215
Keeping Everyone Informed
243
Encouraging Peak Performance by Providing
255
Bringing Your Project to Closure
265
Taking Your Project Management
277
Using Technology to Up Your Game
291
Improving Individual and Organizational Skills
305
Improving Individual and Organizational Skills and Practices 305 Chapter 19 Monitoring Project Performance with Earned Value Management
315

Dealing with Risk and Uncertainty
149
Putting Your Team Together
167
Defining Team Members Roles
181
Defining Team Members Roles and Responsibilities 181 Chapter 11 Starting Your Team Off on the Right Foot
201
Ten Questions to Help You Plan Your Project
329
Ten Tips for Being a Better Project Manager
333
Combining the Techniques
345
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About the author (2011)

Stanley E. Portny, president of Stanley E. Portny and Associates, LLC, is an internationally recognized expert in project management and leadership with 28 years experience.

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