Project management / by Stanley E. Portny, Certified Project Managament Professional (PMP).Material type: TextSeries: For dummiesPublisher: Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Edition: 5th editionDescription: xiii, 434 pages : illustrations ; 24 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1119348900; 9781119348900Other title: Project management for dummiesSubject(s): Project management | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Project Management | Project managementLOC classification: HD69.P75 POR
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Part 1. Getting started with project management. Project management: the key to achieving results ; Beginning the journey: the genesis of a project ; Knowing your project's stakeholders: involving the right people ; Clarifying what you're trying to accomplish, and why ; Developing your game plan: getting from here to there -- Part 2. Planning time: determining when and how much. You want this project done when? ; Establishing whom you need, how much of their time, and when ; Planning for other resources and developing the budget ; Venturing into the unknown: dealing with risk -- Part 3. Group work: putting your team together. Aligning the key players for your project ; Defining team members' roles and responsibilities ; Starting your project team off on the right foot -- Part 4. Steering the ship: managing your project to success. Tracking progress and maintaining control ; Keeping everyone informed ; Encouraging peak performance by providing effective leadership ; Bringing your project to closure -- Part 5. Taking your project management to the next level. Using newer methods and resources to enhance your project management ; Monitoring project performance with earned value management -- Part 6. The part of tens. Ten questions to ask yourself as you plan your project ; Ten tips for being a better project manager -- Appendix. Combining the techniques into smooth-flowing processes.
In today's time-crunched, cost-conscious global business environment, tight project deadlines and stringent expectations are the norm. So how can you juggle all the skills and responsibilities it takes to shine as a project management maven? This offers everything you need to successfully manage projects from start to finish -- without ever dropping the ball. Written by a well-known project management expert, this hands-on guide takes the perplexity out of being a successful PM, laying out all the steps to take your organizational, planning, and execution skills to new heights. Whether it's managing distressed projects, embracing the use of social media to drive efficiency and improve socialization, or resolving conflicts that occur during a project, the soup-to-nuts guidance inside will help you wear your project management hat more prominently -- and proudly. --|cPublisher's description.