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Project Management for Mere Mortals(r) (Video Livelessons): The Tools, Techniques, Teaming, and Politics of Project Management (For Mere Mortals)by Claudia M. Baca
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For anyone who wants to master project management–from novices to experienced PMs who want to successfully run more complex projects.
Looking for a better way to master today’s rapidly changing programming technologies? Want expert help, but don’t have the time or energy to read a book? Can’t find classroom training worth the money? Discover LiveLessons: self-paced, personal video instruction from the world’s leading technology experts.
In this LiveLesson–which contains 7+ hours of hands-on video training–top project management trainer Claudia Baca makes real-world project management simpler and easier than ever before.
Project Management for Mere Mortals® is a comprehensive video training course that teaches key techniques, using a live case study that covers all five process groups of project management: initiation, planning, execution, monitoring/controlling, and closing.
Learn at your own pace and get practical, common-sense help with scoping, scheduling, budgeting, organizing work, building teams, setting quality goals, identifying risks, coping with politics, controlling changes, baselining, ending projects, and much more!
About the Author
Claudia M. Baca, PMP, PMI Certified OPM3® Assessor/Consultant, is an independent project management consultant and project management trainer. She has lectured at more than ten of the Project Management Institute chapters across the country. She has more than twenty years of project management experience and served on the leadership team that produced the Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3) standard. She contributed to the best-selling PMP: Project Management Professional Study Guide and co-authored PMP: Project Management Professional Workbook and PMP: Project Management Study Guide Deluxe Edition. She is also the author of Project Management for Mere Mortals® (Addison-Wesley, 2007).
Table of Contents
About the Author ix
Session 1: Setting the Project Management Context 1
Session 2: Youve Been Assigned a Project! 5
Session 3: How Big Is This Project? 9
Session 4: Creating Product Requirements 13
Session 5: Laying Out the Work 17
Session 6: The Art of Estimating 23
Session 7: Quality—How Good Does It Have to Be? 37
Session 8: Communication—What Do You Think about My Project? 45
Session 9: Risk—What Should You Worry About? 63
Session 10: Creating the Schedule 71
Session 11: Budgeting—How Much? 81
Session 12: The Rhythm of Project Execution 87
Session 13: Keeping the Project on Track 89
Session 14: Controlling Changes 91
Session 15: Success!—Closing the Project 97
Session 16: Building Effective Teams 101
Session 17: Working Project Politics 103
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