The Project Management Book: How To Manage Your Projects To Deliver Outstanding Results

Paperback | May 30, 2013

byRichard Newton

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The Project Management Book addresses the real-life scenarios and issues that anyone responsible for managing a project is likely to face on a day to day basis.  It provides solutions to the everyday issues involved in managing projects, including:

 

  • Defining your project
  • Understanding your role as a project manager
  • Dealing with external problems
  • Learning from Lean and Six Sigma
  • Delivering projects in times of change
  • It also includes a handy glossay of project management jargon

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The Project Management Book addresses the real-life scenarios and issues that anyone responsible for managing a project is likely to face on a day to day basis.  It provides solutions to the everyday issues involved in managing projects, including:   Defining your project Understanding your role as a project manager Dealing with ...

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  PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN ACTION   The Project Management Book is an essential companion for anyone involved in managing projects. Taking an issues-focused approach, it covers the fundamental tools you need and the real-life situations you’re likely to face along the way. Every challenge is broken down into user-friendly advice, followi...

 Richard Newton is a consultant, author and company director. His specialist expertise is helping companies improve their capabilities in project and change management. For the last 8 years he has run his own specialist consultancy, working with a range of blue chip clients, with whom he works worldwide. He has worked in the public sec...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 8.46 × 5.44 × 0.75 inPublished:May 30, 2013Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0273785869

ISBN - 13:9780273785866

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Table of Contents

 

 

Preface

 

Introduction

 

PART 1: THE FOUNDATIONS

Projects

Project management

The role of the project manager

Customers, clients and users   

 

PART 2: SETTING UP YOUR PROJECT

Defining your project

Objectives, deliverables and tasks

Building a plan

Estimating and resourcing

 

PART 3: UTILISING THE TEAM, SPONSOR AND STAKEHOLDERS

The high-performance project team

Global and offshore teams

The effective sponsor

A productive stakeholder community

 

PART 4: DELIVERING THE PROJECT

Managing progress: perform, deliver, accomplish

What project managers need to know

Understanding project risk

Value-added project reporting

 

PART 5: PRACTICAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Making risk management real

The temptations and costs of multi-tasking

The right and wrong uses of the plan on a page

Audit, assure, control or coach the project?

 

PART 6: THE PROJECT ENVIRONMENT

Prioritisation

The culture of delivery

The limits to planning and prediction

Dealing with external problems

 

PART 7: INTEGRATED PROJECT MANAGEMENT

The strengths and limits of project management

Bridging the divide: project and change managers

From delivery to benefits realisation

The lessons from lean and six sigma

 

PART 8: ALIGNING PROJECTS TO BUSINESS  NEEDS

High-speed project management

Delivering in a cost-constrained environment

Optionality in projects

Who has a valid interest in the project?

 

PART 9: CHALLENGING PROJECTS

Taking over the project no-one is running

Not seeing the wood for the trees

The customers who do not know what they want

Delivering in times of change

 

PART 10: THE IMPROVING PROJECT MANAGER

Learning from projects

Best practice, continuous improvement and accreditation

Adopting a new project management approach

Building a project delivery capability

 

GLOSSARY

INDEX