The Project Management Book

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

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 139 x 216 x 17mm | 372g
  • FT Publishing International
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0273785869
  • 9780273785866
  • 91,305

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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, following a clear structure:

The key objectives for managers How to sidestep common problems What to do to achieve success 'Speed read' action points to remember

100% practical, The Project Management Book is a must-have resource for those involved in projects at any level.







'This book has something for everyone involved in managing projects. Checklists, case studies, hints, tips and simple-to-understand figures all add to clear, concise yet comprehensive commentary.'



Dr Bill Egginton, Senior Lecturer, Cranfield University







'It is great to see a project management book that discusses the scenarios we are likely to come across and which helps us anticipate and solve these issues, all in an easy-to-use format.'



Christine Ashton, Global IT leader and FBCS
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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
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About Richard Newton

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 sector, telecoms and media, mining, oil and gas, and financial services. Richard regularly speaks at conferences and public events and posts articles in a variety of journals and online sites.
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