Your Project Management Coach: Best Practices for Managing Projects in the Real World

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Wiley, Feb 1, 2012 - Computers - 504 pages
A pragmatic approach to project management

Many projects fail to deliver on time or on budget, or even to deliver a workable product that satisfies the customer. While good project management goes a long way towards ensuring success, managers often fail to follow the plans they implement. This unique guide helps you understand and successfully handle project management, once and for all. Covering practical ways to solve problems you'll typically face when managing actual projects, this pragmatic book takes you through a full project management lifecycle. You'll find ample tips, tricks, and best practices--all richly illustrated with real case studies.

Find out how to plan for risk, get wayward projects back on track, manage a whole portfolio of projects, and much more. Each topic in the book is mapped to the exam topics of the PMP® Certification Exam, so PMP certification candidates can also use this book for test prep. The book's companion web site offers downloadable forms, templates, and checklists.

  • Explains project management for the real world using a pragmatic approach that includes field-tested techniques, case studies to illustrate concepts, helpful tips and tricks, and downloadable content
  • Guides you to project management success by providing friendly advice, as if you had a friend or project management consultant at your side, discussing issues
  • Explores how to run successful meetings, how to get wayward projects back on track, planning for risk, and how to manage multiple projects

Manage your next project with a personal consultant: your own copy of Your Project Management Coach: Best Practices for Managing Projects in the Real World.

(PMP is a registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)

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About the author (2012)

Bonnie Biafore is a PMI-certified project manager, as well as a trainer and award-winning author. She has written numerous books on project management, small business accounting, and other topics. Teresa Stover is a technical communications and project management consultant for software, manufacturing, and education. Both are prolific writers and conduct training on project management.

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