Project Management Absolute Beginner's Guide

Project Management Absolute Beginner's Guide

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Succeed as a project manager, even if youa€™ve never run a project before! This book is the fastest way to master every project management task, from upfront budgeting and scheduling through execution, managing teams through closing projects, and learning from experience. Updated for the latest web-based project management tools and the newest version of PMP certification, this book will show you exactly how to get the job done, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. Project management has never, ever been this simple! Who knew how simple Project Management could be? This is todaya€™s best beginnera€™s guide to modern project managementa€b simple, practical instructions for succeeding with every task youa€™ll need to perform! Herea€™s a small sample of what youa€™ll learn: a€c Master the key skills and qualities every project manager needs a€c Lead projects, dona€™t just a€œmanagea€ them a€c Avoid 15 most common mistakes new project managers make a€c Learn from troubled, successful, and a€œrecovereda€ projects a€c Set the stage for success by effectively defining your project a€c Build a usable project plan and an accurate work breakdown structure (WBS) a€c Create budgets and schedules that help you manage risk a€c Use powerful control and reporting techniques, including earned value management a€c Smoothly manage project changes, issues, risks, deliverables, and quality a€c Manage project communications and stakeholder expectations a€c Organize and lead high-performance project teams a€c Manage cross-functional, cross-cultural, and virtual projects a€c Work successfully with vendors and Project Management Offices a€c Make the most of Microsoft Project and new web-based alternatives a€c Get started with agile and a€œcritical chaina€ project managementLeverage a€œVisual Reportsa€a€”With Project 2007, there is a solid set of summary and pivot table reports that use Visio and Excel templates that can be used a€œas-isa€ or tailored as-needed. Distribute multiple viewsa€”if you have a schedule withanbsp;...

Title:Project Management Absolute Beginner's Guide
Author:Greg Horine
Publisher:Que Publishing - 2012-10-16


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