Understanding Project Management

Author: Dave C. Barrett

Publisher: Canadian Scholars' Press

ISBN: 1773380885

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

View: 9050


Understanding Project Management takes a refreshingly real-world approach to the effective planning and execution of a project, breaking it down into a series of practical processes that readers can apply to any industry. In clear, accessible language, Dave C. Barrett discusses the most critical concepts for each phase of a project and brings the process to life by applying it to an ongoing case study of a fictional company that is launching a new product. Readers will follow this moderately complex project from inception to completion and have the opportunity to explore the project manager’s thoughts and actions throughout the execution of the plan. The case study is accompanied by numerous sample project documents that further illustrate best practices in a real-life context. This practical guide reinforces the importance of managing the scope, quality, schedule, and budget of a project and covers the less tangible factors that can lead to a project’s success. Offering concrete strategies, tools, and prepared templates for practical application, the book is an ideal resource for aspiring project managers in a classroom setting and junior to intermediate project management professionals.

Understanding Project Management

Author: Gary Straw

Publisher: Kogan Page Limited

ISBN: 9780749470555

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 328

View: 6463


Understanding Project Management takes an applied approach to the study of project management, carefully balancing reflective practice and methodology necessary for successful deployment of tools and techniques in the real world.Including plenty of practical examples as well as contemporary real-world case studies, it takes a unique approach to the study of project management with an emphasis on international aspects and dilemmas that are increasingly common in the contemporary world. With a host of features to encourage reflection and reinforce learning, it is the ideal complement for independent or classroom study on a range of business courses.This textbook helps managers understand project management, develop perspectives in application, and, through reflection, enables them to develop a project management capability, at an individual, organization or project level. The content throughout is guided by practice, making this an essential read for anyone wishing to make a success of the project management role.

Understanding Project Management

Author: Gary Straw

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749470569

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 5336


Understanding Project Management takes an applied approach to the study of project management, carefully balancing reflective practice and methodology necessary for successful deployment of tools and techniques in the real world. Including plenty of practical examples as well as contemporary real-world case studies, it takes a unique approach to the study of project management with an emphasis on international aspects and dilemmas that are increasingly common in the contemporary world. With a host of features to encourage reflection and reinforce learning, it is the ideal complement for independent or classroom study on a range of business courses. This textbook helps managers understand project management, develop perspectives in application, and, through reflection, enables them to develop a project management capability, at an individual, organization or project level. The content throughout is guided by practice, making this an essential read for anyone wishing to make a success of the project management role.

Understanding Project Management, Second Edition

Author: Dave C. Barrett

Publisher: Canadian Scholars’ Press

ISBN: 1773382438

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 276

View: 9497


In the second edition of Understanding Project Management, skilled expert Dave C. Barrett offers a well-updated, practical real-world guide for current and aspiring project managers. Using concise and approachable language, the second edition features new concept illustrations, a greater consistency with the Project Management Body of Knowledge terminology, and additional case studies in the updated instructor resources. Taking the reader through an ongoing case study from initiation to completion, the text reinforces the importance of managing key aspects of a project, including its scope, quality, schedule, and budget, and explores the less tangible challenges that can often derail a project or lead to its success. This newly updated edition offers authentic project management documents produced alongside the project case study and equips readers with a solid understanding of why specific processes are used, why certain decisions are made, and how pieces of project management fit together. Suitable for any discipline or industry, Understanding Project Management, Second Edition, promises to be an engaging and worthwhile read. FEATURES: - Additional key terms, illustrations, practical examples, and references to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, Sixth Edition - Readers follow an ongoing case study, gaining insight into the thought processes and resulting actions of a project manager, including the creation of project documents - Robust instructor resources include new case studies that can be used for in-class activities and case study extensions of additional situations and problems to discuss with students

The Project Management Paradigm

Author: Ken Burnett

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540762386

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 261

View: 4194


This book is about Project Management and how projects should be managed and controlled, including people and tools. Its format consists of two major components. The first concentrates on principles and the human aspects of project management, while the second component of the book specifies a structured, practical, formal process to the principles and approaches in this book lend themselves to project managing the paradigm of technical, management and organisational changes. To use the methodology effectively, it is necessary first to understand and appreciate the people aspect behind a project e. g. their multi-cultural diversities, and the roles and responsibilities of each project player. Combining human aspects and methodology principles is the basic purpose throughout this book; and the authors objective is to disseminate a better understanding of a Project Management Methodology and illustrate its universality.

It Project Management – Explained

Author: Krishnan Vasudevan

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 1482814390

Category: Computers

Page: 60

View: 6590


This book attempts to de-mystify what IT Project Management is, cut through the ominous-sounding terms, discuss the benefits and understand why clients and IT partners alike are keen on a systematic Project Management approach and most importantly, why a structured, objective and comprehensive Project Management approach will help you finish work Well and Fast and save you time to follow your hobbies and enjoy all the wonderful things in this world.

Project Management For Dummies

Author: Nick Graham,Stanley E. Portny

Publisher: For Dummies

ISBN: 9780470711194

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 7408


In today's time-pressured, cost-conscious global business environment, tight project deadlines and stringent expectations are the norm. Project Management For Dummies shows business professionals what works and what doesn't by examining the field's best practices. You can learn how to organise, estimate, and schedule projects more efficiently. Discover how to manage deliverables, issue changes, assess risks, maintain communications, and live up to expectations by making the most of the latest technology and software and by avoiding common problems that can trip up even the best project managers. This adaptation includes: The latest methods to manage resources and stay on track and within budget Coverage for dealing with the pros and cons of virtual teams Tips and information on setting realistic expectations and meeting everyone’s needs Methods and strategies to get tasks done with minimal staff Tips and advice for motivating a project team The latest concepts and fundamentals behind best-practice project management techniques The mindset and skill set of today’s most effective project managers—what it really takes to guarantee a successful project Information on how to involve project audiences by conducting a Stakeholder Analysis Trends and tough project types Assessment tools to determine strengths and weaknesses for everything from choosing software to selecting a project team Tactics for team motivation and the hottest risk management strategies

Project Management for Non-Project Managers

Author: Jack Ferraro

Publisher: AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn

ISBN: 0814417361

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 242

View: 798


A seasoned project management consultant introduces critical project management skills, tools and techniques. Includes case studies, checklists and exercises.

Project Management Office (PMO)

Author: Monique Aubry, PhD, MPM,Brian Hobbs

Publisher: Project Management Institute

ISBN: 1628251360

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 196

View: 3047


Since project management offices began to appear in organizations over the last decade, project management practitioners and their organizations have been asking how to structure project management offices (PMOs) and what functions to assign them. In The Project Management Office (PMO): A Quest For Understanding, authors Brian Hobbs and Monique Aubry address these questions, providing a look at how PMOs exist today, and some clues about how and why they’re changing. Of particular interest to practitioners, the authors address the roles that PMOs play in organizations, which provides valuable insights for better creating, structuring and governing PMOs. When designing a PMO, an organization has a variety of choices regarding the PMO’s structure and role assignment. By providing a way to define PMOs by type, this research explores how to set up and define a PMO, depending upon the specific type of PMO The authors discuss the many bases for the types of PMOs, including structural characteristics and functions, and how these types affect the PMO’s role in the organization.

Agile Project Management

Author: Richard Wall

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781979766852

Category:

Page: 124

View: 3453


Have you ever thought of putting yourself forward to manage projects but don't know where to begin? Do you want to impress your boss and strive for a promotion in your company? Would you like to learn how to manage Agile Projects? In the book: Agile Project Management. Richard Wall simplifies the whole Agile Project Lifecycle Handling a project in a company may become difficult if you do not follow the techniques and the basic principles to keep everything aligned in order to complete a project in time. Agile Project Management helps you to complete projects efficiently and effectively before the deadline. In this book, you will be able to learn all the different aspects of the Agile Project Management lifecycle which is explained step by step to help you so that even if you are trying it for the first time, you will not face any backlash by the stakeholders. You will be able to find following details in this book: Planning an Agile Project The Scope of Agile Lifecycles Understanding the Agile Lifecycle The Need for Agile Project Management in Today's Market Teamwork in Agile Project Management Adopting Agile Project Management Scrum Meetings and Procedures And much more... You should buy this book now to gain all the relevant information regarding Agile Project Management which is in high demand in the marketplace nowadays. Stay updated with the new ideas through this book and put them into practice to complete projects efficiently and at a very high standard.