Introduction to Project Management Second Edition

Author: Kathy Schwalbe
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781423902201
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Best-selling author Kathy Schwalbe's Introduction to Project Management, Second Edition offers a general yet concise introduction to project management. This book provides up-to- date information on how good project, program, and portfolio management can

Introduction to Project Management Second Edition

Author: Kathy Schwalbe
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133714507
Release Date:
Genre: Business & Economics

Best-selling author Kathy Schwalbe's Introduction to Project Management, Second Edition offers a general yet concise introduction to project management. This book provides up-to- date information on how good project, program, and portfolio management can

Project Management Second Edition Briefcase Books Series

Author: Gary R. Heerkens
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071818520
Release Date: 2013-11-22
Genre: Business & Economics

ON TIME, ON BUDGET . . . MANAGE EVERY PROJECT LIKE A PRO In today's environment of tight turnarounds and even tighter budgets, the effective project manager is often considered the most valuable member of a workplace team. Project Management, Second Edition, provides a step-by-step introduction to the tools and techniques necessary to successfully spearhead your next project. This new edition has everything that made the original so popular, plus it has been updated to reflect new principles and strategies in team building, planning, estimating costs, managing project interfaces, and more--providing you with the kind of business savvy today's project manager is expected to possess. Learn how to: Stay on top of all aspects of your project: process, interpersonal, and organizational Forge a spirit of cooperation--and achievement--among diverse team members Manage all the contingencies--foreseen and unforeseen--that come up in every project

Construction Project Management

Author: Alison Dykstra
Publisher: Kirshner Publishing Company
ISBN:
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Introduces the multiple players and tasks required to bring a construction project from inception to close-out, covering such topics as sustainable construction, bids, contracts, estimates, scheduling, and disputes.

Project Management Step by Step

Author: Richard Newton
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 9781292142210
Release Date: 2016-09-13
Genre: Business & Economics

You’ve been given a project to run. You know you need to get it right, but you don’t know what you need to do and in what order to make sure it all runs smoothly and you come out of it looking great. You need Project Management Step by Step. Almost every manager and businessperson finds at some time they need to complete a task that has sufficient complexity and importance that an ad-hoc approach to getting it done is just not enough. Managers in this common situation need the structure and rigour of a project management approach, yet very few managers are formally trained in project management or have the inclination, time or finances to become trained. They need an approach they can feel confident is sufficiently robust to ensure their success, but also simple enough to be immediately applicable. Project Management Step by Step provides the solution to this problem; a practical and immediate way to become a competent project manager.

The Project Management Answer Book

Author: Jeff Furman PMP
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781567264678
Release Date: 2014-12-01
Genre: Business & Economics

If it's essential to project management... it's in here! The first edition of The Project Management Answer Book addressed all the key principles of project management that every project manager needs to know. With a new chapter on scrum agile, updates throughout, and many new PMP® test tips, this new edition builds on that solid foundation. The structure of this update maps closely to the PMBOK® Guide, Fifth Edition, and is designed to assist anyone studying for the PMP® and other certification exams. Helpful sections cover: • Networking and social media tips for PMs, including the best professional organizations, virtual groups, and podcast resources • The formulas PMs need to know, plus a template to help certification candidates prepare and self-test for their exams • Quick study sheet for the processes covered on the PMP® exam • Key changes in PMBOK® Guide, Fifth Edition, for readers familiar with earlier versions who want “the skinny” on the new version. PMs at every level will find real gold in the information nuggets provided in this new edition. Those new to project management will find the comprehensive coverage and the depth of the answers especially valuable, and will like the easy-to-read style and Q&A format. For experienced managers looking for new tools and skills to help them pass their PMP® or other certification exams, this is a must-have resource.

Healthcare Project Management Second Edition

Author: Kathy Schwalbe
Publisher:
ISBN: 1976573270
Release Date: 2017-12
Genre: Health services administration

Professor Kathy Schwalbe, author of Information Technology Project Management, Eighth Edition and An Introduction to Project Management, Sixth Edition, has teamed up with Dan Furlong to provide the second edition of this much-needed text for healthcare students and professionals. Dan manages the Project Management Office for the Medical University of South Carolina and also teaches project management in their Master in Health Administration program. Unique Features: *Uses the Project Management Institute's PMBOK(r) Guide-Sixth Edition (2017) *Provides in-depth examples for initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing healthcare projects *Includes over 60 template files and samples of important project documents (a business case, project charter, scope statement, project schedule, change request, etc.) *Features in each chapter provide real-world examples and references, including Opening Cases and Case Wrap-Ups, examples of What Went Right, What Went Wrong, Media Snapshots, Best Practices, Video Highlights, and Healthcare Perspectives related to project management *Includes a Brief Guide to Microsoft Project 2016, the most popular project management software today, with a free trial available from Microsoft *Provides healthcare industry case studies and other teaching resources *Includes a companion Web site with interactive quizzes, template files, links to sites mentioned in the text, and much more *Instructors can access a secure site with lecture slides, test banks, etc. *Visit www.healthcarepm.com for more information

Project Management

Author: Gary R. Heerkens
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071394499
Release Date: 2001-09-22
Genre: Business & Economics

This reader-friendly series is a must read for all levels of managers All managers, whether brand-new to their positions or well established in the corporate hierarchy, can use a little brushing-up now and then. The skills-based Briefcase Books Series is filled with ideas and strategies to help managers become more capable, efficient, effective, and valuable to their corporations. Project Management reviews the steps in organizing and managing projects, from how to build a realistic schedule to how to measure both success and failure. A concise and accessible, yet authoritative, guide to a topic in which books are more often lengthy and technical, Project Management discusses team building, timing, the planning process, estimating project costs, managing project interfaces, the four stages of risk management, and more.

Leading Project Teams

Author: Anthony T. Cobb
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412991704
Release Date: 2011-04-06
Genre: Business & Economics

The Second Edition of Leading Project Teams offers an accessible introduction to the important basics of project management while providing key issues and pointers on team leadership. Easy to read, this engaging book assumes little to no knowledge of project management. Leading Project Teams quickly leads the reader through the fundamentals including how to start a project, how to assign tasks, how to write clear project reports, and much, much more! New to the Second Edition: - New chapter on Risk Assessment - New coverage of running effective team meetings - Offers real world scenarios: Each chapter opens with a real-world project problem faced by a project leader. Selected from a wide range of industries--from academia to business to health care--each situation portrays how project work applies to real project problems in a variety of settings. - Identifies key expectations of project leaders: Concrete advice is given on leading project teams across a number of important leadership issues and on how project leaders should develop and guide project team members. - Provides quick-learning project tools: Many accessible tools are provided to help readers understand the basics of project management such as the work breakdown structure and project scheduling. Extensive coverage on team literature is offered to help students learn the basics of team construction and team dynamics.

Improving Your Project Management Skills

Author: Larry RICHMAN
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 9780814417294
Release Date: 2011-06-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Based on the bestselling American Management Association seminar! If a full-fledged project management course doesn’t fit your schedule or your budget, check out the new edition of Improving Your Project Management Skills. Based on the hugely popular American Management Association seminar of the same name, this ultra-practical reference offers powerful and repeatable project initiatives that improve processes, streamline productivity, and cut costs dramatically. You’ll get tools, tips, charts, lists, and never-fail advice for: Planning and budgeting • Defining project scope • Project scheduling • Implementation • Performance measurement • Leadership and staff issues • Work breakdown structures • Alignment with business goals • Risk assessment and management • Communication • Project closure • And much more Now completely revised and updated, the book is consistent with the most recent edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) and includes dozens of current practices and real-world examples. Equal parts learning tool and workplace reference, Improving Your Project Management Skills puts the power of a world-class project management seminar right in your hands!

Methods of IT Project Management

Author: Jeffrey L. Brewer
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 9781557536631
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Business & Economics

Designed for graduate, advanced undergraduate, and practitioner project management courses with an information technology focus, Methods of IT Project Management is built around the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). The text provides students with all of the concepts, techniques, and methods found in the leading project management reference books, while also conveying practical knowledge that can immediately be applied in real-world settings. Unlike other books in this field, the material is organized according to the sequence of the project management life cycle from initial overview, through initiation, execution, and control, to close out. Following this life cycle, as opposed to covering the material by knowledge area, allows students to simultaneously learn project management concepts and methods at the same time as they develop skills they can use immediately during and upon completion of the course. The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification issued by the Project Management Institute (PMI) is the world's leading certification in this field. To help students prepare, the authors have dedicated an appendix to practice study questions and give helpful advice on preparing for and passing the PMP exam. At the end of each chapter, the text provides one or more mini-cases based on the theme of a running case study that extends through the entire book. The mini-cases provide additional opportunities for students to apply project management concepts and techniques, and they are ideal for stimulating class discussions and debates. In addition, these cases also present thought-provoking scenarios to challenge the more advanced student. This replaces the 1st Edition by Prentice Hall (ISBN# 978-0132367257).

Fundamentals of Project Management

Author: James P. Lewis
Publisher: Amacom Books
ISBN: 0814471323
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Business & Economics

Updated concepts and tools to set up project plans, schedule work, monitor progress-and consistently achieve desired project results.In today's time-based and cost-conscious global business environment, tight project deadlines and stringent expectations are the norm. This classic book provides businesspeople with an excellent introduction to project management, supplying sound, basic information (along with updated tools and techniques) to understand and master the complexities and nuances of project management. 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. This updated second edition includes: * New material on the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) * Do's and don'ts of implementing scheduling software* Coverage of the PMP certification offered by the Project Management Institute* Updated information on developing problem statements and mission statements* Techniques for implementing today's project management technologies in any organization-in any industry.

Project Management Leadership

Author: Rory Burke
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118825402
Release Date: 2014-02-14
Genre: Business & Economics

Project Management Leadership is a comprehensive guide to the human factors involved in Project Management, in particular the leadership skills required to ensure successful implementation of current best practice. It provides the latest insights on team building, motivation, collaboration, and networking skills, and the way these can be harnessed to manage a successful project. Exercises and worked examples are provided throughout.

Practice Standard for Earned Value Management

Author: Project Management Institute
Publisher: Project Management Institute
ISBN: 9781935589891
Release Date: 2012-07-01
Genre: Business & Economics

The Practice Standard for Earned Value Management—Second Edition expands on the earned value information in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) –Fourth Edition. EVM is often referred to as “management with the lights on” because it helps objectively and succinctly identify where a project is and where it is going. The methodology incorporates project scope, schedule and costs, and the process is applicable across many Knowledge Areas and Process Groups. This practice standard is intended for anyone who wants to better develop their project management toolset and know how to potentially improve project performance through the use of earned value.