The Definitive Guide to Project Management: The Fast Track to Getting the Job Done on Time and on Budget

The Definitive Guide to Project Management: The Fast Track to Getting the Job Done on Time and on Budget

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By (author) Sebastian Nokes, By (author) Sean Kelly

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  • Publisher: FT Publishing International
  • Format: Paperback | 448 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 240mm
  • Publication date: 1 May 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Harlow
  • ISBN 10: 0273756370
  • ISBN 13: 9780273756378
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: 3rd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 932,179

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If you want your projects to deliver what you want, every time, you need to master the techniques of effective project management. The Definitive Guide to Project Management shows you, step by step, how to do everything from scoping the project through to risk management, quality control and prioritization. Now in its third edition, this bestselling book is ideal for project managers to use as a ready reference and problem solver while actively managing projects. It is also fully aligned with the PMIs PMBOK Exam and is the ideal companion for anyone preparing for the PMBOK exam.

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Sebastian Nokes is a management consultant and has written and edited several management books. In his management consulting work he advises senior executives and board members of British, North American, European and Australasian corporations on a number of strategic issues including project and programme management, governance and benefits realization. He regularly project manages projects and programmes of a range of sizes, from smaller projects to multi-million pound projects. He is a member of the PMI and has the Institute's PMP certification.

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YOUR DEFINITIVE GUIDE TO DELIVERING PROJECTS ON TIME, ON BUDGET AND TO BRIEFIf you want your projects to deliver what you want, every time, you need to master the techniques of effective project management. "The Definitive Guide to Project Management" shows you, step by step, how to do everything from scoping the project through to risk management, quality control and prioritization. It emphasizes throughout the importance of interpersonal skills in project management. Now in its third edition, this bestselling book is ideal for project managers to use as a ready reference and problem solver while actively managing projects. Because it follows the world's most popular and reliable methodology for project management from the Project Management Institute (PMI), it is an ideal companion for anyone preparing for the PMBOK exam. "The Definitive Guide to Project Management" has been fully revised and updated to reflect the latest changes in the fourth edition of the "PMBOK Guide."FULLY ALIGNED WITH THE PMI'S PMBOK EXAMS

Table of contents

About the authors Acknowledgements Preface to the third edition Preface to the second edition List of figures An introductory case study 1 Introduction 2 Project organization, people and management 3 Project management processes 4 Project integration management 5 Project scope management 6 Project time management 7 Cost management 8 Quality management 9 People management (human resources) 10 Project communications management 11 Project risk management 12 Project procurement management 13 Professional responsibility Appendix A: The critical chain method Appendix B: Benefits management Appendix C: PMI exam preparation Afterword: Ten top tips for managing projects Index