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The bestselling introduction to project management—now with downloadable forms and worksheets!

This practical, easy-to-use guide gives you instant access to the cutting-edge ideas and hard-won wisdom of one of today's leading experts on project management, Eric Verzuh. Using real-world examples, it delivers all the information you need to navigate complex project management issues. This revised Second Edition also includes downloadable, customizable forms to help you plan your project. You'll learn how to build and coordinate teams, set realistic schedules and budgets, design a plan step-by-step, and manage the expectations of customers and management.

As the business world has changed, so has project management—and so has this bestselling, comprehensive resource. Keeping up with the state of project management today, this edition includes entirely new information on building project teams and enterprise project management. For the best practices and the latest advice on project management, this is the only resource you need.

From the creators of the bestselling Portable MBA series comes The Fast Forward MBA . . .

  • A quick way to brush up on new ideas
  • An easy-to-use format that fits in any briefcase
  • Real-world information that you can put to use now!

Synopsis:

A bestselling guide to managing projects. For any professional responsible for coordinating projects among different departments, executive levels, or projects with technical complexity, this book clearly explains how to do it on time and on budget.   From finding the right sponsor to clarifying objectives to setting a realistic schedule and budget projections, this book will help everyone better manage the relationships and process needed to get the project done. This third edition is updated to reflect changes in the business environment in the past two years including:
  1. Agile Project Management
  2. Writing good requirements
  3. Using Microsoft Project
  4. Preparing for the PMI exam
  5. Managing small projects
  6. Managing IT projects
  7. Project selection and portfolio oversight

Synopsis:

An updated and revised edition of a bestselling guide to project management

The first edition of The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management sold over 100,000 copies and has been widely adopted in university courses and corporate training programs around the world. The book teaches the basic methods for defining, planning, and tracking a project, as well as techniques for leading and building strong project teams.

This new edition includes:

  • Downloadable, customizable project management forms
  • Study aids for passing the popular Project Management Professional certification exam
  • Guidelines for building high-performance project teams
  • New examples of project management at work in the 21st century
Eric Verzuh (Seattle, WA) is certified by the Project Management Institute and is President of The Versatile Company, which delivers project management training and consulting services to such companies as Adobe Systems, Inc., GE, Lockheed Martin, Nordstrom, and the United States Postal Service. He is also the author of The Portable MBA in Project Management (0-471-26899-2), from Wiley.

About the Author

ERIC VERZUH is President of The Versatile Company, which provides project management training and consulting to such major corporations as Lockheed Martin, Microsoft, Nordstrom, Adobe Systems, Inc., and the U.S. Postal Service.

Table of Contents

Preface.

PART 1: INTRODUCTION.

Chapter 1. Project Management in a Changing World.

Chapter 2. The Project Environment.

PART 2: DEFINING THE PROJECT.

Chapter 3. Project Stakeholders.

Chapter 4. Making the Rules.

PART 3: THE PLANNING PROCESS.

Chapter 5. Risk Management.

Chapter 6. Work Breakdown Structure.

Chapter 7. Realistic Scheduling.

Chapter 8. The Dynamics of Accurate Estimating.

Chapter 9. Balancing the Project.

PART 4: CONTROLLING THE PROJECT.

Chapter 10. Building a High-Performance Project Team.

Chapter 11. Communication.

Chapter 12. Measuring Progress.

PART 5: PUTTING THE DISCIPLINE TO WORK.

Chapter 13. Enterprise Project Management.

Chapter 14. Application is the Art: Solving Common Project Problems.

Appendix: The Detailed Planning Model.

Notes.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471692843
Author:
Verzuh, Eric
Publisher:
Wiley
Subject:
Project management
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Portable MBA / Fast Forward MBA
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Series:
Fast Forward MBA
Publication Date:
20080425
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
226 x 152 x 28.9 mm 17.6 oz

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"Synopsis" by , A bestselling guide to managing projects. For any professional responsible for coordinating projects among different departments, executive levels, or projects with technical complexity, this book clearly explains how to do it on time and on budget.   From finding the right sponsor to clarifying objectives to setting a realistic schedule and budget projections, this book will help everyone better manage the relationships and process needed to get the project done. This third edition is updated to reflect changes in the business environment in the past two years including:
  1. Agile Project Management
  2. Writing good requirements
  3. Using Microsoft Project
  4. Preparing for the PMI exam
  5. Managing small projects
  6. Managing IT projects
  7. Project selection and portfolio oversight
"Synopsis" by , An updated and revised edition of a bestselling guide to project management

The first edition of The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management sold over 100,000 copies and has been widely adopted in university courses and corporate training programs around the world. The book teaches the basic methods for defining, planning, and tracking a project, as well as techniques for leading and building strong project teams.

This new edition includes:

  • Downloadable, customizable project management forms
  • Study aids for passing the popular Project Management Professional certification exam
  • Guidelines for building high-performance project teams
  • New examples of project management at work in the 21st century
Eric Verzuh (Seattle, WA) is certified by the Project Management Institute and is President of The Versatile Company, which delivers project management training and consulting services to such companies as Adobe Systems, Inc., GE, Lockheed Martin, Nordstrom, and the United States Postal Service. He is also the author of The Portable MBA in Project Management (0-471-26899-2), from Wiley.

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