Project Management: Fast Track to Success

Project Management: Fast Track to Success

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

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  • Publisher: FINANCIAL TIMES PRENTICE HALL
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 18mm | 363g
  • Publication date: 29 March 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Upper Saddle River
  • ISBN 10: 0132965054
  • ISBN 13: 9780132965057
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: col. Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,101,120

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Effective managers now recognize that most operational activities aimed at achieving key team objectives can and should be considered projects and managed accordingly. Typically these projects will range from: complex operational tasks, one-off initiatives such as moving offices or installing a new IT system, to the development of new products and services. However, while many of the traditional project management principles still apply, most tools and techniques need to be adapted and simplified to make them relevant to modern businesses. For those that master these new skills, exciting career opportunities lie ahead that will accelerate functional managers into new areas.

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Patrick Harper-Smith is one of the founding directors of Project Leaders International Ltd - a consulting organization that works with client companies in the areas of training, consulting, and supporting software. Patrick has had an international career within the travel, financial services, and consulting industries. Simon Derry is also a director of Project Leaders International Ltd. He is a professional and experienced consultant with over 15 years experience of working with leading organizations in a variety of industry sectors and management levels. He has worked with companies, such as the NHS, Psion, Dell, and Sun Microsystems.

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GET THE RESULTS YOU WANT IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT. FAST. Projects are there to deliver measurable benefits and value to an organization. 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. Project Management: Fast Track to Success shows you how to integrate core best-practice tools with broader business needs. It will teach you the key skills you need to excel in project management and accelerate your own career development. It includes - 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 abilities 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 you're looking to get right to the top Don't get left behind--set out on the Fast Track today.