Synopses & Reviews
This updated and revised edition provides an unparalleled introduction to project management, along with new tools and techniques for planning and executing projects on time, on budget, and with maximum efficiency and productivity.
"In today's time-based and cost-conscious global business environment, tight project deadlines and stringent expectations are the norm. With sales of more than 115,000 copies, Fundamentals of Project Management has helped a lot of business people meet or exceed those standards. The updated and revised third edition provides an unparalleled introduction to project management, along with new tools and techniques for planning and executing projects on time, on budget, and with maximum efficiency and productivity.
This new edition includes:
* an overview of recent changes to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)®
* expanded coverage of project risk managment
* how to implement a Project Management Office (PMO)
* and much more
Clear and down-to-earth, this step-by-step guide explains how to effectively spearhead every stage of a project -- from developing the goals and objectives to managing the project team -- and make project management work in any company."
About the Author
James P. Lewis (Vinton, VA) is the founder of The Lewis Institute, Inc., which provides project management and behavioral consulting and training. He has trained more than 20,000 supervisors and managers around the world and is the author of The Project Manager's Desk Reference and Project Scheduling and Control.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 An Overview of Project Management
Chapter 2 The Role of the Project Manager
Chapter 3 Planning the Project
Chapter 4 Developing a Mission, Vision, Goals, and Objectives
Chapter 5 Using the Work Breakdown Structure to Plan the Project
Chapter 6 Scheduling Project Work
Chapter 7 Producing a Workable Schedule
Chapter 8 Project Control and Evaluation
Chapter 9 Project Control Using Earned Value Analysis
Chapter 10 Managing the Project Team
Chapter 11 How to Make Project Management Work in Your Company
Chapter 12 Project Management for Everyone
Answers to Chapter Questions
References and Reading List
About the Author"