Project Management: Fast Track to Success

Project Management: Fast Track to Success

Paperback Fast Track to Success

By (author) Patrick Harper-Smith, By (author) Simon Derry

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  • Publisher: FINANCIAL TIMES PRENTICE HALL
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 158mm x 232mm x 13mm | 420g
  • Publication date: 17 December 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Harlow
  • ISBN 10: 0273719920
  • ISBN 13: 9780273719922
  • Edition: 1
  • Edition statement: New ed.
  • Illustrations note: ill
  • Sales rank: 775,470

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GET THE RESULTS YOU WANT IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT. FAST. Projects are there to deliver measurable benefits and value to an organisation. Delivering on time and on budget is important, but project management is not just about doing things right, it is also about doing the right things to get the results your business needs. To be an effective project manager you need to maintain flexibility in all things and to maintain your focus on the fact that it is the business need that is paramount, not the process of getting there. Fast to Success: Project Management, helps you do this by providing you with a practical, flexible and adaptable framework for managing projects. This practical, career-oriented book gets you up to speed on project management quickly. It shows you how to integrate the core best-practice tools of project management with broader business needs and how to involve people across the whole business, as and when required. It gives you: * Project management in a nutshell - a series of frequently-asked-questions to give you a concise overview of the subject * The top 10 tools and techniques you can use to help you develop your approach to project management * Simple checklists to help you identify the strengths and weaknesses of your capabilities and those of your team * Advice on leading your team - how to decide your leadership style and build your team * Tips on how to progress your career, whether it's your first 10 weeks in the job or whether you're looking to get right to the top Don't get left behind, set out on the Fast Track today. For more resources, log on to the series website at www.fast-track-me.com. EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO ACCELERATE YOUR CAREER The Fast Track books provide you with a complete resource to get ahead as a manager - faster. They bring together the latest business thinking, cutting edge online material and all the practical techniques you need to fast track your career. Specially designed to help you learn what you need to know and to develop the skills you need to get ahead, each book is broken down into 4 key areas: *Awareness - find out where you are now and what you need to do to improve *Business building - the tools and techniques you need to build up your skills *Career development- learn the steps you should take now if you want to get ahead *Director's toolkit - tips to get you to the top. And make sure you stay there! Fast Track features include: * The Fast Track Top 10 - a concise, cutting edge summary of the information you need to shine * Quick Tips and FAQs - a short cut to practical advice from people who have been there before you and succeeded * Real life stories to give examples of what works - and critically, what doesn't * Practical career guidance including a framework of objectives for your first 10 weeks in a new role * Expert Voices - to give you the state of the art view from today's leading experts To complement the Fast Track to Success Series there is a custom-designed, highly interactive online resource at www.Fast-Track-Me.com - log on now to get on the Fast Track today.

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GET THE RESULTS YOU WANT IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT. FAST. Projects are there to deliver measurable benefits and value to an organisation. Delivering on time and on budget is important, but to be an effective project manager you need to focus on the business need rather than the process of getting there." Fast Track to Success: Project Management" shows you how to integrate core best-practice tools with broader business needs. It willteach you the key skills you need to excel in project management and accelerate your career development. The book includes: Project management in a nutshell - a series of FAQs to give you a concise overview of the subject The top 10 tools and techniques to develop your approach to project management Advice on leading your team - how to decide your leadership style and build your team Simple checklists to help you identify the strengths and weaknesses of your capabilities and those of your team Tips on how to progress your career, whether it's your first 10 weeks in the job or whether you're looking to get right to the top Don't get left behind, set out on the Fast Track today. For more resources, log on to the series website at www.Fast-Track-Me.com. EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO ACCELERATE YOUR CAREER

Table of contents

The Fast Track way About the authors A word of thanks from the authors Project management Fast Track How to use this book Fast-Track-Me.com A AWARENESS 1. Project Management in a nutshell 2. Project Management audit B BUSINESS FAST TRACK 3. Fast Track top ten 4. Technologies 5. Implementing change C CAREER FAST TRACK 6. The first ten weeks 7. Leading the team 8. Getting to the top D DIRECTOR'S TOOLKIT T1. Team project management audit T2. Planning techniques T3. Critical path T4. Risk Management The Fast Track way Other titles in the Fast Track series Glossary Index