Project Management for Dummies – Stanley E. Portny – 2nd Edition

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More than two thirds of American companies use teams to execute their most important projects, making a highly valuable skill for advancing your career.  For Dummies, Second Edition introduces you to the principles of successful and shows you how to motivate any team to gain maximum productivity.  You’ll find out how to:

  • Define your and what you intend to accomplish
  • Identify stakeholders and their expectations
  • Develop a plan
  • Establish schedules and timetables
  • Determine which skill sets and resources the requires
  • Choose team members and define their roles
  • Launch you and track its progress
  • Encourage peak performance
  • Conclude your project successfully

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

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  • Introduction

    Part I: Understanding Projects and What You Want to Achieve
    Chapter 1: Success in Project Management
    Chapter 2: Thinking Through the Life of Your Project
    Chapter 3: Defining the Scope and Producing a Business Case
    Chapter 4: Knowing Your Projects Stakeholders

    Part II: Planning Time: Determining What, When and How Much
    Chapter 5: Planning with Deliverables First
    Chapter 6: Planning the Activities
    Chapter 7: Looking At Staff Resources
    Chapter 8: Planning for Other Resources and Developing the Budget
    Chapter 9: Planning at Different Times and Levels
    Chapter 10: Venturing into the Unknown: Dealing with Risk and Uncertainty

    Part III: Putting Your Management Team Together
    Chapter 11: Organising the Project
    Chapter 12: Working With Teams and Specialists
    Chapter 13: Being an Effective Leader

    Part IV: Steering the Project to Success
    Chapter 14: Tracking Progress and Staying in Control
    Chapter 15: Keeping Everyone Informed
    Chapter 16: Bringing Your Project to Closure

    Part V: Taking Your Project Management to the Next Level
    Chapter 17: Managing Multiple Projects
    Chapter 18: Using Technology to Up Your Game
    Chapter 19: Monitoring Project Performance with Earned Value Management
    Chapter 20: Project Governance and Why It s Really Important
    Chapter 21: ISO 21500:2012

    Part VI: The Part of Tens
    Chapter 22: Ten Questions to Ask Yourself as You Plan Your Project
    Chapter 23: Ten Tips for Writing a Convincing Business Case
    Chapter 24: Ten Tips for Being a Better Project Manager

    Index
  • Citation

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