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Project Management Toolbox: Tools and Techniques for the Practicing Project Managerby Dragan Z. Milosevic
Synopses & Reviews
"Delivering projects on time, in scope, and on budget has never been more important than in these economic times. This book by a highly respected author provides organizations and project managers with a collection of proven and innovative tools to meet these goals."
Project Manager, IT Services, Freightliner, LLC, a DaimlerChrysler company
"Mechanics have long had tools to successfully perform their job, and now project managers have this book to successfully perform their jobs. A practical approach with real-world examples."
Program Manager, Facilities Department, Dell Computer Corporation
"A systematic and powerful approach that directly aligns a comprehensive set of project management tools to the objectives and strategies of the organization."
James M. Waddell
Director of Program Management Communications and Video Business Unit, Tektronix, Inc.
"Easy and practical tools for todays projects . . . clearly explains the detailed concepts that help to turn average projects into great ones."
Charles R. White, PMP
Senior Project Controls Specialist, Portland General Electric
When there is no time for theoryjust effective, systematic methods for planning and controlling projectsopen the Project Management ToolBox. It provides more than fifty tools and techniques that ensure a seamless performance of orderly project activities resulting in fast, repeatable, high-quality products in any industry. Based on the industry-standard Project Management Institutes Body of Knowledge, this instant-access guide provides the tools, skill sets, expert advice, and step-by-step guidance to:
Book News Annotation:
Stressing the practical over the theoretical, Milosevic (engineering and technology management, Portland State University) discusses about 50 tools and techniques for planning and controlling projects. Reflecting the industry-standard Project Management Institute's Body of Knowledge, this guide offers advice on developing strategies, controlling scope, scheduling, controlling cost, quality management, team-building, and risk management. Throughout the coverage, the impotence of aligning management tools with corporate strategy is emphasized.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
* Bridges the gap between theoretical and applied project management.
Following the Project Management Institute's Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), this book provides thorough coverage of cutting-edge tools and techniques used in the successful implementation of project management, including expert guidelines for initiating; planning; and executing, controlling, and closing projects.
Description: Following the Project Management Institute's Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), this book provides thorough coverage of cutting-edge tools and techniques used in the successful implementation of project management, including expert guidelines for initiating; planning; and executing, controlling, and closing projects. Key Features: Provides a rare look at the situational framework used in building a project management toolbox.
About the Author
DRAGAN Z. MILOSEVIC, PhD, PMP, is Associate Professor of Engineering and Technology Management at Portland State University (Oregon), a consultant with Rapidinnovation, LLC (an executive consulting company), and has conducted seminars for the Project Management Institute. He has worked in this field at a wide range of companies including Intel, Hewlett-Packard, Boeing, DaimlerChrysler, and many others.
Table of Contents
PART I: PROJECT INITIATION TOOLS.
Strategic Role of the PM Toolbox.
Project Selection (Dr. Joseph P. Martino).
Project Portfolio Mapping.
PART II: PROJECT PLANNING TOOLS.
Voice of the Project Customer (Jose Campos).
Team Building (Dr. Hans J. Thamhain).
PART III: PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION TOOLS.
Performance Reporting and Closure.
PART IV: INDUSTRY APPLICATIONS.
Selecting and Customizing Project Management Toolbox.
Appendix A: Linking Project Management Tools to PMBOK.
Appendix B: Project Management Toolboxes per Project Size.
Appendix C: Project Management Toolboxes per Project Family.
Appendix D: Project Management Toolboxes per Project Type.
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