When it comes to project management, success lies in the details. This book walks managers through every step of project oversight from start to finish. Thanks to the book's comprehensive information on everything from planning and budgeting to team building and after-project reviews, managers will master the discipline and skills they need to achieve stellar results without wasting time and money.
1. Introduction; 2. Project Management as a Process: Four Phases; 3. The Cast of Characters: Who's Who in Project Management; 4. A Written Charter: Your Marching Orders; 5. A Framework for Action: Important First Steps; 6. Work Breakdown: From Huge Job to Manageable Tasks; 7. Scheduling the Work: Put the Horse before the Cart; 8. Adjustments and Tradeoffs: More Fine Tuning; 9. Managing Risk: Scanning the Hazy Horizon; 10. Project Adaptation: Dealing with What You Cannot Anticipate; 11. Getting Off on the Right Foot: Project Needs to Keep in Mind; 12. Keeping on Track: Maintaining Control; 13. The Close-Down Phase: Wrapping It Up; Appendix A: Useful Implementation Tools; Appendix B: A Guide to Effective; Meetings; Notes; Glossary