A Survival Guide for Project Managers: 2nd Edition by James TaylorA Survival Guide for Project Managers: 2nd Edition by James Taylor

A Survival Guide for Project Managers: 2nd Edition

byJames Taylor

Paperback | April 7, 2006

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" While the technical side of project management is important, it's often " " people problems" " that derail even the most meticulously planned of projects. A Survival Guide for Project Managers gives you a complete understanding of what it takes to successfully finish a project, giving you not only valuable tools like Work Breakdown Schedule, Gantt Charts, and Network Analysis, but also tools to communicate, negotiate, listen, and lead.

This practical, user-friendly guide walks you through the entire project life cycle, and shows you how to:

* Develop the managerial and business skills required of a project manager.

* Resolve conflicts and improve negotiation capabilities.

* Understand and apply the technical tools of project management.

* Establish project teams, and foster collaboration among team members, and more.

Now in its second edition, the book has been revised to reflect the latest version of the PMBOK Guide, and includes new material on topics including project risk, cost-schedule index, the project management office, and emotional intelligence as it applies to project management. Packed with useful forms, charts, and other tools, this is the ultimate resource for project managers."
James Taylor is a PMI-certified project manager with more than 37 years of experience in project and program management in both the public and private sectors. He is currently a project management consultant and trainer living in Peachtree City, Georgia. He is the author of Managing Information Technology Projects and The Project ...
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Title:A Survival Guide for Project Managers: 2nd EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:9.02 × 6.12 × 0.93 inPublished:April 7, 2006Publisher:AmacomLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:081440877X

ISBN - 13:9780814408773

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"Praise for the first edition of A Survival Guide for Project Managers: ""Jim Taylor has provided the working project manager with an invaluable tool kit for effectiveness in challenging work environments."" -- Thomas S. Myerchin, National Director of Education Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service ""This book provides a refreshingly lively and personal presentation of what could be a dull topic. It provides an excellent presentation of the technical aspects of project management, and, more important it provides an equally excellent and much needed description of the human qualities required in management."" -- George W. Menzer, Ph.D., Vice President - Training Systems, Frontier Applied Sciences"