The project management discipline is swiftly becoming the catalyst of choice for change in modern business models. The added value project management provides to the bottom line is now considered a corporate lifesaver, not a corporate ...
Author: Linda Kretz Zaval
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The perfect workbook for project managers and PMP exam candidates seeking practical experience New project managers and students pursuing the Project Management Professional certification are looking for practical experience to solidify their skills. The step-by-step tasks presented in this book offer them an opportunity to practice the common tasks project managers face in the real world. The authors, both expert project management trainers and consultants, explore each phase of project management: initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and control, and closing the project, with in-depth instructions for handling the tasks associated with each phase. New project managers and exam candidates need practical experience to perfect their skills; this book helps them learn through real-world scenarios Explores each phase of project management, offering step-by-step instructions to many of the tasks project managers confront each day Covers all phases of project management, including initiating the project, planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing the project Looks at defining scope, developing a project charter, creating a plan to manage change, breaking down the work, managing resource allocation, measuring performance, and releasing resources Fully updated to cover everything required for the 2011 PMP exam PMP exam candidates and anyone new to project management will benefit from the hands-on exercises in this book.
Why Projects Fail—More Risks and How You Can Prevent Them 69 project manager to the project and is the one who should communicate the level of authority the project manager has to all the project participants.
Author: Kim Heldman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Clear-Cut Ways to Manage Project Risk If you're a typical project manager, you're probably aware of the importance of risk management but may not have the time or expertise to develop a full-blown plan. This book is a quick and practical guide to applying the disciplines of proven risk management practices without the rigor of complex processes. Part of the Project Manager's Spotlight series from Harbor Light Press, this straightforward book offers solutions to real-life risk scenarios. Inside, best-selling author Kim Heldman highlights critical components of risk management and equips you with tools, techniques, checklists, and templates you can put to use immediately. By following a realistic case study from start to finish, you'll see how a project manager deals with each concept. Ultimately, this book will help you anticipate, prevent, and alleviate major project risks. Project Manager's Spotlight on Risk Management teaches you how to Look for and document risk Anticipate why projects fail Prevent scope and schedule risks Analyze and prioritize risks Develop, implement, and monitor risk response plans And much more!
In projects within other industries , for example the re - equipment of a factory , the project manager may well be an engineer or production manager on the staff of the client company , or that of the company designing and / or ...
Author: John Frank Woodward
Publisher: Thomas Telford
In this book, Professor Woodward explains the principles and theories of project management and then describes how and when the different project management techniques can be applied. Starting from first principles, he explains what to manage and how to manage. This book is an ideal textbook both for current practitioners and for new students: for everyone who only gets one chance.
Project management requires the effective participation of five categories of stakeholders: project manager, senior management, client, project team, and project sponsor. Each one plays an important role during the execution of the four ...
Author: PMP, Ralph L. Kliem
Publisher: CRC Press
Project success requires a solid understanding and proper implementation of the tools, techniques, and principles of project management. A reference for both the novice and expert project manager, The Project Manager's Emergency Kit provides you with everything you will need to get your project off to a solid start and overcome any em
Once I had a team (five departments!) of project managers who I thought were ninjas. They all had a big list of projects, and they moved in and out of those lists knocking them down and moving on. At our monthly meetings, every project ...
Author: Kim Wasson
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
This no-nonsense guide to social intelligence for project managers gives you a step-by-step process for building a bulletproof project team—no matter what gaps exist in personality, geography, culture, or communication style. High-performing teams don't happen by magic. You need processes that are designed in a socially intelligent way if your team is going to overcome the modern world's tough challenges with coordination. To be a star project manager, you have to communicate with people in their individual learning styles, provide accountability in ways that won't be demotivating, and run meetings and minutes that people won't tune out. Your processes must be constructed in ways that respect the complex realities of social dynamics step by step. You have to know your team before you can motivate them, and you have to motivate them before you can manage them. In this book are foolproof techniques to make sure your team connects with you, each other, and everyone they need to get the job done. After all, a team should be more than the sum of its parts—and it's up to the project manager to provide the glue that holds it all together.
2.7 TRAITS OF A PROJECT MANAGER Project manager is a person formally appointed to manage a project with specific accountability for achieving defined project objectives with allocated resources . A project manager has access to , and a ...
Author: Kumar Neeraj Jha
Publisher: Pearson Education India
Construction Project Management deals with different facets of construction management emphasizing the basic concepts that any engineering student is supposed to know. The major principles of project management have been derived through real life case studies from the field. Simplified examples have been used to facilitate better understanding of the concepts before going into the large and complex problems. The book features computer applications (Primavera and MS Project) used to explain planning, scheduling, resource leveling, monitoring and reporting; it is highly illustrated with line dia.
One-Page Project Manager (OPPM) (Continued) Tasks of, 23, 30-32, 62, 72-74 (see also Major Project Tasks) visualization and, 12 vocabulary in, 60 Owners: blank example form, 87 comparison with tasks, 72 completed example form, ...
Author: Clark A. Campbell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
The One-Page Project Manager shows you how to boil down any project into a simple, one-page document that can be used to communicate all essential details to upper management, other departments, suppliers, and audiences. This practical guide will save time and effort, helping you identify the vital parts of a project and communicate those parts and duties to other team members.
voice that speaks for the project. Project management is a function of executive leadership and provides the cohesive force that binds together the several diverse elements into a team effort for project completion.
Author: S. Keoki Sears
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A thoroughly updated edition of the classic guide to project management of construction projects For more than thirty years, Construction Project Management has been considered the preeminent guide to all aspects of the construction project management process, including the Critical Path Method (CPM) of project scheduling, and much more. Now in its Sixth Edition, it continues to provide a solid foundation of the principles and fundamentals of project management, with a particular emphasis on project planning, demonstrated through an example project, along with new pedagogical elements such as end-of-chapter problems and questions and a full suite of instructor's resources. Also new to this edition is information on the Earned Value Analysis (EVA) system and introductory coverage of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Lean Construction in the context of project scheduling. Readers will also benefit from building construction examples, which illustrate each of the principles of project management. This information, combined with the case studies provided in the appendix, gives readers access to hands-on project management experience in the context of real-world project management problems. Features two integrated example projects—one civil and one commercial—fully developed through the text Includes end-of-chapter questions and problems Details BIM in scheduling procedures, Lean Construction, and Earned Value Analysis, EVA Provides teaching resources, including PowerPoint slides, interactive diagrams, and an Instructor's Manual with solutions for the end-of-chapter questions Construction Management and Civil Engineering students and professionals alike will find everything they need, to understand and to master construction project management in this classic guide.
2.8.1 A deputy project manager is, in effect, a project manager in training and will stand in for the project manager in their absence. The deputy project manager should be given responsibility for a meaningful part of the project or a ...
Author: Garth G.F. Ward
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A practical and accessible guide to managing a successful project Effective Project Management is based around an activities and action check list approach to project management. It provides a guide to the basic principles and the disciplines that managers need to master in order to be successful. The author’s check lists approach (based on his years of practical experience on projects) ensure that project managers are following valid processes, helping them to be innovative in their approach to developing plans and resolving problems. In addition, the author’s check list pick and mix format is designed to be flexible in order to meet the individual needs of the reader. Effective Project Management also contains some information on the theories underpinning project management. Knowledge of the theory helps in the understanding of how project management works in practice. In addition to the book’s check lists of what activities need to be performed, the author offers suggestions on how tasks could be carried out. This important resource: Covers a wide range of project management topics including the project management process, programme and portfolio management, initiating and contracting a project, personal skills and more Offers a highly accessible guide to the author’s verified check list approach Presents flexible guidelines applicable for a wide range projects Includes guidance for project managers at all levels of experience Written for project managers working on engineering or construction projects, Effective Project Management reviews all aspects of a project from initiation and execution to project completion together with the specialist topics and personal skills needed to manage projects effectively.