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Project Management for Dummies - UK, 2nd UK Edition

ISBN: 978-1-119-02573-3
Paperback
424 pages
April 2015
US $26.99 Add to Cart
Introduction  1

Part I: Understanding Projects and What You Want to Achieve  5

Chapter 1: Success in Project Management  7

Chapter 2: Thinking Through the Life of Your Project  19

Chapter 3: Defining the Scope and Producing a Business Case 35

Chapter 4: Knowing Your Project’s Stakeholders  53

Part II: Planning Time: Determining What, When and How Much  71

Chapter 5: Planning with Deliverables First  73

Chapter 6: Planning the Activities  95

Chapter 7: Looking At Staff Resources  127

Chapter 8: Planning for Other Resources and Developing the Budget  149

Chapter 9: Planning at Different Times and Levels  163

Chapter 10: Venturing into the Unknown: Dealing with Risk and Uncertainty  173

Part III: Putting Your Management Team Together  197

Chapter 11: Organising the Project  199

Chapter 12: Working With Teams and Specialists  217

Chapter 13: Being an Effective Leader  237

Part IV: Steering the Project to Success  251

Chapter 14: Tracking Progress and Staying in Control  253

Chapter 15: Keeping Everyone Informed  279

Chapter 16: Bringing Your Project to Closure 299

Part V: Taking Your Project Management to the Next Level  313

Chapter 17: Managing Multiple Projects  315

Chapter 18: Using Technology to Up Your Game  325

Chapter 19: Monitoring Project Performance with Earned Value Management 339

Chapter 20: Project Governance and Why It’s Really Important  349

Chapter 21: ISO 21500:2012  361

Part VI: The Part of Tens  369

Chapter 22: Ten Questions to Ask Yourself as You Plan Your Project  371

Chapter 23: Ten Tips for Writing a Convincing Business Case  377

Chapter 24: Ten Tips for Being a Better Project Manager  383

Index  387

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