Shortcuts to Success: Project management in the real world (Second Edition)

Elizabeth Harrin

Verlag: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT/Viva Books Private Limited, 2014
ISBN 10: 1780171714 / ISBN 13: 9781780171715
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Description: Anything from an office move to the Olympic Games can be termed a project, and 97 per cent of successful projects are led by an experienced project manager. Presenting over 250 years of professional project management experience in a highly accessible format, this practical yet entertaining book will help project managers get up to speed quickly with good practice, avoid pitfalls and deliver business value. This fully updated edition reflects changes to working practices such as the use of social media and collaboration tools. Hints and tips on controlling budget, time and people Vital support for all managers Plugs the gap in formal training opportunities Includes international case studies Contents: SECTION 1: MANAGING PROJECT BUDGETS Introduction ? Create a realistic budget ? Calculate the true cost ? Track estimate to complete ? Agree a budget tolerance ? Have a contingency fund ? Gain buy-in for collective budget responsibility ? Agree who holds signing authority ? Arrange for a peer review ? Manage projects with no budget carefully ? Use timesheets for tracking time ? Budget for change management ? Understand the benefits ? Further reading for this section SECTION 2: MANAGING PROJECT SCOPE Introduction ? Keep it small ? Know where you fit ? Work out how to manage changes ? Include quality planning in scope ? Work out how to track benefits ? Eliminate ambiguity ? Use version control ? Put a post-project review in scope ? Identify risks upfront ? Manage risks ? Manage issues ? Document assumptions ? Involve users in scope definition ? Communicate and document changes ? Plan for handover into production ? Actively manage requirements ? Further reading for this section SECTION 3: MANAGING PROJECT TEAMS Introduction ? Set the vision ? Know the culture of your team ? Agree who is going to sign off ? Don?t forget the soft stuff ? Train your sponsor ? Carry out stakeholder analysis ? Present your stuff interestingly ? Organise a party ? Make friends with the PMO ? Be a leader ? Manage a matrix environment ? Further reading for this section SECTION 4: MANAGING PROJECT PLANS Introduction ? Keep up the momentum ? Plan first ? set end date later ? Manage fixed date projects carefully ? Have short tasks ? Understand the critical path ? Baseline your schedule ? Make meetings productive ? Delegate sub-plans to workstream leaders ? Manage project dependencies ? Manage multiple projects at the same time ? Further reading for this section SECTION 5: MANAGING YOURSELF Introduction ? Get organised ? Don?t do zombie project management ? Keep your records tidy ? Manage your personal brand ? Navigate office politics ? Know what?s a showstopper ? Learn how to facilitate ? Get a mentor ? Do documentation ? Don?t be afraid to suggest they pull the plug ? Archive effectively ? Further reading for this section Join the conversation ? Share these ideas ? Appendix 1: Risk log ? Appendix 2: Issue log ? Appendix 3: Change log ? Appendix 4: Foreword to the first edition ? End notes/References ? Index Printed Pages: 240. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 86576

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Inhaltsangabe: Anything from an office move to the Olympic Games can be termed a project, and 97 per cent of successful projects are led by an experienced project manager. Presenting over 250 years of professional project management experience in a highly accessible format, this entertaining yet practical book will help project managers get up to speed quickly with good practice, avoid pitfalls and deliver business value. This fully updated edition reflects changes to working practices such as the use of social media and collaboration tools. "Lives up to the 'real world' promise in its title, providing concise, practical advice for leaders of large projects, small projects, and everything between. The interwoven examples from actual projects illustrate clearly why the guidance provided here matters." Tom Kendrick, MBA, PMP, Project Management Director, UC Berkeley Extension, California.

About the Author:

Elizabeth Harrin MA MBCS FAPM is a project and programme manager with a decade of experience managing IT and business change projects. She is the author of Social Media for Project Managers (PMI, 2010) and writes the award-winning blog A Girl's Guide to Project Management (www.pm4girls.elizabeth-harrin.com). Elizabeth is a PRINCE2, MSP and P3O Practitioner and a member of PMI.

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Titel: Shortcuts to Success: Project management in ...
Verlag: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT/Viva Books Private Limited
Erscheinungsdatum: 2014
Einband: Softcover
Zustand: New
Auflage: 2nd edition.

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