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Succeed as a project manager, even if you’ve never run a project before! This book is the fastest way to master every project management task, from upfront budgeting and scheduling through execution, managing teams through closing projects, and learning from experience. Updated for the latest web-based project management tools and the newest version of PMP certification, this book will show you exactly how to get the job done, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. Project management has never, ever been this simple!

 

Who knew how simple Project Management could be?

 

This is today’s best beginner’s guide to modern project management… simple, practical instructions for succeeding with every task you’ll need to perform! Here’s a small sample of what you’ll learn:

 

• Master the key skills and qualities every project manager needs

• Lead projects, don’t just “manage” them

• Avoid 15 most common mistakes new project managers make

• Learn from troubled, successful, and “recovered” projects

• Set the stage for success by effectively defining your project

• Build a usable project plan and an accurate work breakdown structure (WBS)

• Create budgets and schedules that help you manage risk

• Use powerful control and reporting techniques, including earned value management

• Smoothly manage project changes, issues, risks, deliverables, and quality

• Manage project communications and stakeholder expectations

• Organize and lead high-performance project teams

• Manage cross-functional, cross-cultural, and virtual projects

• Work successfully with vendors and Project Management Offices

• Make the most of Microsoft Project and new web-based alternatives

• Get started with agile and “critical chain” project management

Synopsis:

Succeed as a project manager, even if you’ve never run a project before! This book is the fastest way to master every project management task, from upfront budgeting and scheduling through execution, managing teams through closing projects, and learning from experience. Updated for the latest web-based project management tools and the newest version of PMP certification, this book will show you exactly how to get the job done, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. Project management has never, ever been this simple!

 

Who knew how simple Project Management could be?

 

This is today’s best beginner’s guide to modern project management… simple, practical instructions for succeeding with every task you’ll need to perform! Here’s a small sample of what you’ll learn:

 

• Master the key skills and qualities every project manager needs

• Lead projects, don’t just “manage” them

• Avoid 15 most common mistakes new project managers make

• Learn from troubled, successful, and “recovered” projects

• Set the stage for success by effectively defining your project

• Build a usable project plan and an accurate work breakdown structure (WBS)

• Create budgets and schedules that help you manage risk

• Use powerful control and reporting techniques, including earned value management

• Smoothly manage project changes, issues, risks, deliverables, and quality

• Manage project communications and stakeholder expectations

• Organize and lead high-performance project teams

• Manage cross-functional, cross-cultural, and virtual projects

• Work successfully with vendors and Project Management Offices

• Make the most of Microsoft Project and new web-based alternatives

• Get started with agile and “critical chain” project management

Synopsis:

Project ManagementAbsolute Beginner's Guide 3/e, is the easiest, fastest way to become an effective and efficient project manager. Long-time project leader and consultant Gregory Horine makes project management more accessible than it's ever been, offering a relentlessly clear and practical introduction to every skill new PMs need, no matter what industry or environment they're working with, or what tools they're using. This easy-to-use tutorial and reference walks through every step of project management from start to finish. Horine covers topics ranging from building project budgets and schedules through managing vendors, and shares indispensable insights about the human side of project leadership. Along the way, he reveals what works and what doesn't, covering everything from IT and outsourced projects to virtual teams. The first two editions of this book earned raves for their simplicity, clarity, and real-world insight - and, above all, for their friendly, mentoring style. This new edition has been updated to include information on the latest web project management tools and the newest version of the Project Management Institute's PMP certification. 

About the Author

Gregory M. Horine is a certified (PMP, CCP) business technology and IT project management professional with more than 23 years of successful results across multiple industries using servant leadership principles. Primary areas of expertise and strength include the following:

 

• Project management and leadership

• Complete project lifecycle experience

• Regulatory and process compliance

• Package implementation and integration

• Quality and risk management

• Enterprise solution development

•Effective use of project management tools

• Microsoft Project

• Project and portfolio management tools

• Complex application development

• Data analysis and transformation

• Business process analysis and improvement

• Vendor and procurement management

• Mind mapping tools

 

In addition, Mr. Horine holds a master’s degree in computer science from Ball State University and a bachelor’s degree in both marketing and computer science from Anderson College (Anderson, Indiana). Through his “servant leadership” approach, Mr. Horine has established a track record of empowering his teammates, improving project communications, overcoming technical and political obstacles, and successfully completing projects that meet the targeted objectives.

Mr. Horine is grateful for the guidance and the opportunities that he has received from many mentors throughout his career. Their patience and influence has helped form a rewarding career marked by continuous learning and improvement.

When not engaged in professional endeavors, Mr. Horine hones his project management skills at home with his lovely wife, Mayme, and his five incredible children: Michael, Victoria, Alex, Luke, and Elayna.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

I. PROJECT MANAGEMENT JUMPSTART.

1. Project Management Overview.

2. The Project Manager.

3. Essential Elements for Any Successful Project.

 II. PROJECT PLANNING.

4. Defining a Project.

5. Planning a Project.

6. Developing the Work Breakdown Structure.

7. Estimating the Work.

8. Developing the Project Schedule.

9. Determining the Project Budget.

III. PROJECT CONTROL.

 10. Controlling a Project.

11. Managing Project Changes.

12. Managing Project Deliverables.

13. Managing Project Issues.

14. Managing Project Risks.

15. Managing Project Quality.

IV. PROJECT EXECUTION.

16. Leading a Project.

17. Managing Project Communications.

18. Managing Expectations.

19. Keys to Better Project Team Performance.

20. Managing Differences.

21. Managing Vendors.

22. Ending a Project.

V. ACCELERATING THE LEARNING CURVEÉEVEN MORE.

23. Making Better Use of MS Project

24. What IfÉ.??

25. Managing Special Project Situations

26. Hot Project Management Concepts and Topics

Product Details

ISBN:
9780789750105
Author:
Horine, Greg
Publisher:
Que
Author:
Horine, Gregory M.
Subject:
Business - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Absolute Beginners Guide
Publication Date:
20121021
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9 x 7 x 1.2 in 694 gr

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"Synopsis" by ,

Succeed as a project manager, even if you’ve never run a project before! This book is the fastest way to master every project management task, from upfront budgeting and scheduling through execution, managing teams through closing projects, and learning from experience. Updated for the latest web-based project management tools and the newest version of PMP certification, this book will show you exactly how to get the job done, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. Project management has never, ever been this simple!

 

Who knew how simple Project Management could be?

 

This is today’s best beginner’s guide to modern project management… simple, practical instructions for succeeding with every task you’ll need to perform! Here’s a small sample of what you’ll learn:

 

• Master the key skills and qualities every project manager needs

• Lead projects, don’t just “manage” them

• Avoid 15 most common mistakes new project managers make

• Learn from troubled, successful, and “recovered” projects

• Set the stage for success by effectively defining your project

• Build a usable project plan and an accurate work breakdown structure (WBS)

• Create budgets and schedules that help you manage risk

• Use powerful control and reporting techniques, including earned value management

• Smoothly manage project changes, issues, risks, deliverables, and quality

• Manage project communications and stakeholder expectations

• Organize and lead high-performance project teams

• Manage cross-functional, cross-cultural, and virtual projects

• Work successfully with vendors and Project Management Offices

• Make the most of Microsoft Project and new web-based alternatives

• Get started with agile and “critical chain” project management

"Synopsis" by , Project ManagementAbsolute Beginner's Guide 3/e, is the easiest, fastest way to become an effective and efficient project manager. Long-time project leader and consultant Gregory Horine makes project management more accessible than it's ever been, offering a relentlessly clear and practical introduction to every skill new PMs need, no matter what industry or environment they're working with, or what tools they're using. This easy-to-use tutorial and reference walks through every step of project management from start to finish. Horine covers topics ranging from building project budgets and schedules through managing vendors, and shares indispensable insights about the human side of project leadership. Along the way, he reveals what works and what doesn't, covering everything from IT and outsourced projects to virtual teams. The first two editions of this book earned raves for their simplicity, clarity, and real-world insight - and, above all, for their friendly, mentoring style. This new edition has been updated to include information on the latest web project management tools and the newest version of the Project Management Institute's PMP certification. 
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