The Complete Idiot's Guide to Project Management, 5th Edition

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Penguin, Jun 7, 2011 - Business & Economics - 432 pages
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The step-by-step guide to becoming a successful project manager.

By systematically managing goals and resources, any project, large or small, complicated or straightforward, can be achieved with great profitability. A certified project management professional shares the latest theories, procedures, and software tools available in this fully updated and revised guide including the newest directive from the Project Management Institute. An invaluable guide for any manager, it clearly explains the best way to approach any project, and also gives all the information necessary to those interested in passing the test to become a certified Project Management Professional.

? Includes the most current terms and concepts on the certification test, and the latest software tools from Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, and Primavera.

? Advice from an expert with useful, real-life anecdotes from the field.


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Title Page
What It Means to Be a Project Manager
The Rules ofthe Project Game
The Project Definition Phase
Scoping Out Project Success
Managing Risks and Constraints
The Project Planning Phase
The Network Diagram
The Execution Phase
Providing Direction
Building an Organization
Establishing Operating Guidelines
Making Your Communications Count
The Controlling Processes
Preparing Operations for Success
Changes Changes and More Changes

Establishing the Schedule of Work
Critical Path and the Schedule
Budgeting and Cost Control Options
Building a Winning Project Team
Getting Supplies Equipment and More
Getting the Plan Approved
Delivering the Best
The CloseOut Phase
The Final Evaluation
Software for All Projects

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