Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge PMBOK Guide Fifth Edition

Author: Project Management Institute
Publisher: Project Management Institute
ISBN: 9781935589815
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) —Fifth Edition reflects the collaboration and knowledge of working project managers and provides the fundamentals of project management as they apply to a wide range of projects. This internationally recognized standard gives project managers the essential tools to practice project management and deliver organizational results. • A 10th Knowledge Area has been added; Project Stakeholder Management expands upon the importance of appropriately engaging project stakeholders in key decisions and activities. • Project data information and information flow have been redefined to bring greater consistency and be more aligned with the Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom (DIKW) model used in the field of Knowledge Management. • Four new planning processes have been added: Plan Scope Management, Plan Schedule Management, Plan Cost Management and Plan Stakeholder Management: These were created to reinforce the concept that each of the subsidiary plans are integrated through the overall project management plan.

Critical Chain

Author: Eliyahu M Goldratt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351218962
Release Date: 2017-10-03
Genre: Business & Economics

This fast-paced business novel does for project management what The Goal and It's Not Luck have done for production and marketing. Goldratt?s novels have traditionally slain sacred cows and delivered new ways of looking at processes which seem like common sense once you read them. Critical Chain is no exception. In perhaps Eli?s most readable book yet, two of the established principles of project management, the engineering estimate and project milestones, are found wanting and dismissed, and other established principles are up for scrutiny - as Goldratt once more applies his Theory of Constraints. The approach is radical, yet clear, understandable and logical. New techniques are introduced, and Project Buffers, Feeding Buffers, Limit Multitasking, Improved Communications and Correct Measurements make them work. Goldratt even handles the complicated statistics of dispersed variability versus accumulated variability so deftly you won?t even be aware of learning about them - they?ll just seem like more common sense! Critical Chain is critical reading for anyone who deals with projects. If you use block diagrams, drawings or charts to keep track of your activities, you are managing a project - and this book is for you.

Project Management for the Unofficial Project Manager

Author: Kory Kogon
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
ISBN: 9781941631119
Release Date: 2015-04-07
Genre: Business & Economics

No project management training? No problem! In today’s workplace, employees are routinely expected to coordinate and manage projects. Yet, chances are, you aren’t formally trained in managing projects—you’re an unofficial project manager. FranklinCovey experts Kory Kogon, Suzette Blakemore, and James Wood understand the importance of leadership in project completion and explain that people are crucial in the formula for success. Project Management for the Unofficial Project Manager offers practical, real-world insights for effective project management and guides you through the essentials of the people and project management process: Initiate Plan Execute Monitor/Control Close Unofficial project managers in any arena will benefit from the accessible, engaging real-life anecdotes, memorable “Project Management Proverbs,” and quick reviews at the end of each chapter. If you’re struggling to keep your projects organized, this book is for you. If you manage projects without the benefit of a team, this book is also for you. Change the way you think about project management—"project manager" may not be your official title or necessarily your dream job, but with the right strategies, you can excel.

Sports Publicity

Author: Joe Favorito
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136193484
Release Date: 2012-11-27
Genre: Business & Economics

Effective communications skills are essential for any organization. In this fully revised and updated edition of his groundbreaking guide to communications in sports, Joe Favorito introduces the skills, knowledge and techniques needed to become a successful communicator. Drawing on nearly thirty years of professional experience, including work with the International Baseball Federation, New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers, Bloomberg Sports and the US Tennis Association, as well as projects with the NFL, USOC, NASCAR, MLB, MLS and many other elite groups and brands in sports and entertainment, Favorito outlines the history of sports communications, explores all the most important professional themes, topics and issues, and highlights exciting opportunities for future growth and development. With a strong emphasis on professional practice and the day-to-day realities of working in sports and entertainment, the book covers all the core functional areas such as: Effective writing and speaking Building and Marketing brands Developing contacts and networks Social and Digital Media Strategy Gaining experience and internships Crisis management Successful pitching Press conferences Working with individual athletes, teams and league organizations Agents, Broadcast Networks and Agencies Understanding the global sports market The second edition includes brand new material on using social media, gaming, and brand integration, as well as extended real-world case studies and interviews with trailblazing PR professionals. No other book offers such a valuable insider’s view of the sports communications industry or the importance of PR and media relations in building successful sports organizations. Sports Publicity is essential reading for all students working in sport business, marketing or communications, and any PR practitioner looking to improve their professional skills and technique.

Listen My Son

Author: Dwight Longenecker
Publisher: Gracewing Publishing
ISBN: 085244463X
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Fatherhood

Explore how The Rule of St Benedict, which has provided guidance to monasteries for centuries, can be used as an effective guide to parenting. Organized into short daily reading segments with commentary, here is ancient spiritual wisdom for contemporary parents.

Bite Club

Author: Rachel Caine
Publisher: Allison & Busby
ISBN: 9780749010164
Release Date: 2011-05-02
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Morganville, Texas, is a quiet college town where humans and vampires live in relative peace. But lately a great deal of blood is being spilled - not in a feeding frenzy, but for someone's twisted idea of entertainment. After discovering that vampires populate Morganville - and surviving a number of adventures with her new night-dwelling friends - college student Claire Danvers has come to realise that for the most part, the undead just want to live their lives. But someone else wants them to get ready to rumble. There's a new extreme sport being broadcast over the Internet: bare-knuckle fights pitting captured vampires against one another - or, worse, against humans. Tracking the signal leads Claire - accompanied by a loyal group of friends and frenemies - to discover that what started as an online brawl will soon threaten everyone in Morganville. And if they want to survive, they'll have to do a lot more than fight...

Project Management in Practice 6th Edition

Author: Jack R. Meredith
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
ISBN: 9781119298632
Release Date: 2016-11-16
Genre: Business & Economics

Offering streamlined coverage with an applied approach, Project Management in Practice, 6th Edition focuses on the essentials of project management. This concise, hands-on text is ideal for a one semester project management course, or as a module on project management. This textbook is organized around the project management life cycle, and provides students with essential project management concepts while addressing an important area of industry growth: the use of projects to achieve the strategic goals of organizations.

Beyond Lyme Disease

Author: Connie Strasheim
Publisher: Biomed Publishing Group
ISBN: 0982513895
Release Date: 2012-10-01
Genre: Medical

In 2009, health care journalist Connie Strasheim published what is now known as the top informational Lyme disease book available: Insights Into Lyme Disease Treatment, which is based on interviews with 13 top Lyme-Literate physicians. Having sold over 10,000 copies, that book covered many of the cutting edge treatments for chronic Lyme disease. But what if you've already tried treating your Lyme disease? What if you've used antibiotics and herbs, tested for all of the co-infections, seen many Lyme doctors, and you still are not well? Maybe it's time to look Beyond Lyme Disease. Connie's latest book, which she has been writing full-time for the last 12 months, is written for people who have tried everything but are still sick. In this new book, Connie will introduce you to numerous underlying causes of disease in people who are chronically ill. She will help you solve your remaining health puzzles by presenting novel information on the causes of chronic illness in people with Lyme and co-infections which your practitioner may have missed. If you've tried everything and are still sick, maybe it is time to look Beyond Lyme Disease!

The Most Important Fish in the Sea

Author: H. Bruce Franklin
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781597261630
Release Date: 2011-12-08
Genre: Nature

In this brilliant portrait of the oceans’ unlikely hero, H. Bruce Franklin shows how menhaden have shaped America’s national—and natural—history, and why reckless overfishing now threatens their place in both. Since Native Americans began using menhaden as fertilizer, this amazing fish has greased the wheels of U.S. agriculture and industry. By the mid-1870s, menhaden had replaced whales as a principal source of industrial lubricant, with hundreds of ships and dozens of factories along the eastern seaboard working feverishly to produce fish oil. Since the Civil War, menhaden have provided the largest catch of any American fishery. Today, one company—Omega Protein—has a monopoly on the menhaden “reduction industry.” Every year it sweeps billions of fish from the sea, grinds them up, and turns them into animal feed, fertilizer, and oil used in everything from linoleum to health-food supplements. The massive harvest wouldn’t be such a problem if menhaden were only good for making lipstick and soap. But they are crucial to the diet of bigger fish and they filter the waters of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, playing an essential dual role in marine ecology perhaps unmatched anywhere on the planet. As their numbers have plummeted, fish and birds dependent on them have been decimatedand toxic algae have begun to choke our bays and seas. In Franklin’s vibrant prose, the decline of a once ubiquitous fish becomes an adventure story, an exploration of the U.S. political economy, a groundbreaking history of America’s emerging ecological consciousness, and an inspiring vision of a growing alliance between environmentalists and recreational anglers.

CAPM Exam Prep

Author: Rita Mulcahy
Publisher: Ingram
ISBN: 1932735208
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Education

Tens of thousands of people understand why Rita Mulcahy's PM certification products are worldwide bestsellers. Is it Rita's years of exam preparation experience? The endless hours of ongoing research? The interviews with project managers who fail exams, to identify gaps in their knowledge? Or is it the razor-sharp focus on making sure project managers don't waste a single minute of their time studying any more than they absolutely have to? Actually, it's all of the above. Rita Mulcahy has helped tens of thousands of project managers become professionally certified. She is an internationally recognized expert on project management techniques, advanced project management theory, risk management, and the CAPM and PMP exams. Rita has over 14 years and US $2.5 billion worth of hands-on project experience, as well as over 30 best-selling project management resources to her credit. She speaks to thousands of executives and project managers each year, and has a reputation for helping people to learn and to have fun while doing it.

Alfa Romeo Owner s Bible

Author: Pat Braden
Publisher: Bentley Pub
ISBN: 0837607078
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Reference

Few cars evoke the passionate experience that comes with owning an Alfa. But Alfas can be demanding, frustrating cars to own. They are not so much unreliable, as often difficult to understand & troubleshoot. Alfa Romeo Owner's Bible gives you precisely the kind of information you need to buy, maintain & enjoy your Alfa. Head gasket repairs, valve adjustments, camshaft timing, carburetor & SPICA fuel injection tuning, & driveshaft "donut" replacement are just a few of the many maintenance & repair procedures explained & backed up by hundreds of step-by-step illustrations-valuable information crucial to owning, understanding & driving an Alfa, even if you don't work on it yourself. You will also find tips you should know when buying a used Alfa-specifically, where to look for rust problems, or signs of neglect or abuse-plus high-performance tuning for street & track, choosing accessories, & fascinating history. Covers all Alfa models, from 1954 up, including: * Giulietta * Giulia * 2600 * Spider * GTV * Milano/75 * Berlina * Alfetta * GTV-6 * 164

Let s Make Some Great Fingerprint Art

Author: Marion Deuchars
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
ISBN: 178067015X
Release Date: 2012-10-10
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Discover different and surprising ways of creating pictures with finger- and handprints. Create handprint birds, lions and reindeer; invent strange creatures by combining fingerprints and blowpainting; make fingerprint stencil art or create your own gallery of aliens and monsters. From flowers and bees to dinosaurs and skeletons - let the inky fingers begin! Marion Deuchars is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning illustrator with an instantly recognizable and much loved style. From her covers for Penguin Books to her stamps celebrating the Royal Shakespeare Company, her illustration and lettering is unparalleled and highly influential.