Of the hundreds of project management books on the market, few address the unique needs of the IT project manager. This volume tackles the specific issues that technology professionals must face, and includes a content-rich CD-ROM loaded with document templates and PowerPoint slides that can be modified for reporting progress to users and management.
Projects of very different natures are continuously changing the world in which we live. Project management offers the right instruments to solve the multitude of problems that arise during the life of a project from its beginning to its completion. No space satellite could be designed, no computer program developed, no skyscraper built, and no company organized efficiently without PM. In honor of the 65th birthday of R.W. Gutsch, 29 authors from 16 countries have contributed to this publication. It covers the fundamentals of project management as well as the PM techniques and software, PM organization and human factors and applications in effectively managing projects. The contributions demonstrate the enormous progress that has taken place in PM within the past years in a language and style which is understandable for project managers in both industrialized and developing countries.
Fundamentals of Effective Program Management A Process Approach Based on the Global Standard By Dr. Paul Sanghera, PMP Hardcover, 6x9, 344 Pages ISBN: 978-1-932159-69-1 Publishing November 2008 Retail Price $59.95 Direct Response Price $49.95 Notify Me When Book Publishes E-mail this page Print this page About the Item Key Features About the Author(s) Related Titles About the Item: Only a small percentage of projects are run in isolation. The majority of projects are conducted in groups under programs to maximize business and organizational objectives. Due to its proven benefits to organizations of all sizes, program management and the demand for resources on how to do it effectively is growing at a rapid pace. In this new book, best-selling author Paul Sanghera presents a cohesive, concise, yet comprehensive coverage of the fundamentals of program management based on the global standard for program management issued by the Project Management Institute (PMI), and in accordance with generally recognized best practices. This unique guide clearly places program management in the context of project management and project portfolio management and describes processes that can be applied to programs in any field. Because no prior knowledge of program management is assumed, Fundamentals of Effective Program Management is useful for both those new to program/project management, and to experienced practitioners whose daily tasks and responsibilities extend beyond project management and have a direct impact on accomplishing organizational objectives.
The much-anticipated new edition of the popular project management introductory book The role of the project manager continues to become more diverse and demanding, placing strong project management skills in high demand. This in-depth introductory guide offers aspiring project managers the essential fundamentals of project management. Fully revised since the previous version, this new edition includes updated project management methods and practices as well as new examples and study questions. Project management guru Kim Heldman presents you with a clear, concise, and enjoyable writing style so that you can approach project management from a practical?rather than theoretical?standpoint. Serves as an introduction to the fundamentals of project management Provides completely updated and revised material on project management methods and practices Features new examples and study questions Addresses how to create project schedules and budgets and define project goals Covers project management principles, Project Management Institute?s project management standards, and practical application of project management for the workplace Whether you're considering a career in project management or simply wish to expand your understanding of general project management principles, Project Management JumpStart, Third Edition is ideal reading.
An all-in-one guide to planning, implementing and managing a large scale IT project. The text shows the reader how to combine different technologies, and introduce management issues such as risk management, quality management and handling expectations.
Project management is the key to any engineering and construction project's success. Now you can learn from the experts real-world tested strategies you can use to lead your projects to on-time, within budget, high quality success stories. Specifics of scheduling, cost estimating and leadership skills are fully detailed. The authors will show you how to organize your project from the very beginning to achieve success. You'll also learn to use win-win negotiation skills during each stage of your project. Real world examples will facilitate your understanding of how to apply every aspect of the material presented in the text. Loaded with forms, checklists and case studies, this invaluable reference is a must for everyone involved with engineering and construction projects.
A thoroughly updated edition of the classic guide to project management of construction projects For more than thirty years, Construction Project Management has been considered the preeminent guide to all aspects of the construction project management process, including the Critical Path Method (CPM) of project scheduling, and much more. Now in its Sixth Edition, it continues to provide a solid foundation of the principles and fundamentals of project management, with a particular emphasis on project planning, demonstrated through an example project, along with new pedagogical elements such as end-of-chapter problems and questions and a full suite of instructor's resources. Also new to this edition is information on the Earned Value Analysis (EVA) system and introductory coverage of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and Lean Construction in the context of project scheduling. Readers will also benefit from building construction examples, which illustrate each of the principles of project management. This information, combined with the case studies provided in the appendix, gives readers access to hands-on project management experience in the context of real-world project management problems. Features two integrated example projects—one civil and one commercial—fully developed through the text Includes end-of-chapter questions and problems Details BIM in scheduling procedures, Lean Construction, and Earned Value Analysis, EVA Provides teaching resources, including PowerPoint slides, interactive diagrams, and an Instructor's Manual with solutions for the end-of-chapter questions Construction Management and Civil Engineering students and professionals alike will find everything they need, to understand and to master construction project management in this classic guide.