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GET THE RESULTS YOU WANT IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT. FAST.

Projects are there to deliver measurable benefits and value to an organization. Delivering on time and on budget is important, but to be an effective project manager you need to focus on the business need rather than the process of getting there. Project Management: Fast Track to Success shows you how to integrate core best-practice tools with broader business needs. It will teach you the key skills you need to excel in project management and accelerate your own career development. It includes

• Project management in a nutshell—a series of frequently asked questions to give you a concise overview of the subject

• The top 10 tools and techniques you can use to help you develop your approach to project management  

• Simple checklists to help you identify the strengths and weaknesses of your abilities and those of your team

Advice on leading your team—how to decide your leadership style and build your team

• Tips on how to progress your career, whether it’s your first 10 weeks in the job or you’re looking to  get right to the top

Don’t get left behind—set out on the Fast Track today.

Synopsis:

Effective managers now recognize that most operational activities aimed at achieving key team objectives can and should be considered projects and managed accordingly. Typically these projects will range from: complex operational tasks, one-off initiatives such as moving offices or installing a new IT system, to the development of new products and services. However, while many of the traditional project management principles still apply, most tools and techniques need to be adapted and simplified to make them relevant to modern businesses. For those that master these new skills, exciting career opportunities lie ahead that will accelerate functional managers into new areas.

About the Author

Patrick Harper-Smith is one of the founding directors of Project Leaders International Ltd - a consulting organization that works with client companies in the areas of training, consulting, and supporting software. Patrick has had an international career within the travel, financial services, and consulting industries. Simon Derry is also a director of Project Leaders International Ltd. He is a professional and experienced consultant with over 15 years experience of working with leading organizations in a variety of industry sectors and management levels. He has worked with companies, such as the NHS, Psion, Dell, and Sun Microsystems.

Table of Contents

The Fast Track Way     vii

About the Authors     x

A Word of Thanks from the Authors     xii

Project Management Fast Track     xiv

How To Use This Book     xviii

Fast-Track-Me.com     xix

A AWARENESS     1

1 Project Management in a Nutshell     5

2 Project Management Audit     19

B BUSINESS FAST TRACK     29

3 Fast Track Top Ten     33

4 Technologies     71

5 Implementing Change     89

C CAREER FAST TRACK     103

6 The First Ten Weeks     107

7 Leading the Team     131

8 Getting to the Top     153

D DIRECTOR’S TOOLKIT     169

T1 Team Project Management Audit     173

T2 Planning Techniques     179

T3 Critical Path Analysis     191

T4 Risk Management     197

The Fast Track Way     201

Glossary     203

Index     209

Product Details

ISBN:
9780132965057
Author:
Harper Smith, Patrick
Publisher:
FT Press
Author:
Harper-Smith, Patrick
Author:
Derry, Simon
Subject:
Business management
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120319
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.534 in 327 gr

Related Subjects

Business » General
Business » Human Resource Management
Business » Management
Business » Office Skills
Computers and Internet » Software Engineering » Software Management

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"Synopsis" by , Effective managers now recognize that most operational activities aimed at achieving key team objectives can and should be considered projects and managed accordingly. Typically these projects will range from: complex operational tasks, one-off initiatives such as moving offices or installing a new IT system, to the development of new products and services. However, while many of the traditional project management principles still apply, most tools and techniques need to be adapted and simplified to make them relevant to modern businesses. For those that master these new skills, exciting career opportunities lie ahead that will accelerate functional managers into new areas.
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