Synopses & Reviews
How to successfully manage any project while eliminating bureaucracy and red tape
The project-driven approach has proven its value, leading to spectacular results--projects delivered faster and at a more reasonable cost than ever before. Problem is, the project management process used for large projects is too cumbersome and bureaucratic for the projects most of us face, and is often more complex and costly than the problems it is designed to solve. Sound familiar?
Just Enough Project Management integrates today's most effective project management information and tools into a uniquely straightforward process for managing small to medium sized projects. This valuable and timesaving manual will provide you with:
- A versatile four-step process to initiate, plan, control, and close your next project
- Customizable templates to help you get projects up and running with a minimum of wasted effort
- Tips, techniques, and war stories from the front lines of contemporary project management
The fundamental goal of project management is to produce the desired results, on time and on budget. Let Just Enough Project Management show you how to get back to that goal and manage projects that successfully transform your objectives into immediate bottom-line results, instead of simply creating more projects.
Practical, proven techniques for managing today's smaller, more mission-critical projects
Managers who can bring projects in on time, under budget, and within specs are among the most valuable and marketable in today's project-driven environment. Just Enough Project Management-- written by globally renowned project management authority Curtis R. Cook--is a quick-hitting, no-nonsense pocket guide on how to successfully handle projects of any size, in any environment.
This versatile book's one-of-a-kind, customizable templates free managers from the time-consuming process of having to reinvent basic techniques and methods from one project to the next. Valuable for projects of every size, but especially helpful for today's newer breed of tighter, more focused projects, Just Enough Project Management will help project managers achieve:
- Greater bottom-line performance
- Dramatically improved team morale
- Long-term competitive advantage
About the Author
Curtis R. Cook, Ph.D., is the former president and CEO of Novations Project Management and a globally renowned project management authority.