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"90 Days to Success as a Project Manager" will help first-time project managers hit the ground running with any project during the critical first 90 days on the job. The book introduces readers to, and is organized around, the five keys to successful project management: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing the project. It covers all nine knowledge areas of project management: integration management, scope management, time management, cost management, quality management, human resource management, communication management, risk management, and procurement management. All this information could be very overwhelming for a beginner. However, this book makes the process interesting by explaining all concepts from scratch and presenting the “big picture” in a cohesive way. Whether your project duration is a few weeks, a few months, or a few years, and whether your project is in construction, biotechnology, or any other field, this guide will help you ensure that you manage the project effectively, efficiently, and successfully, and it will lay down the foundations for your success as a project manager in just three months!
- Takes readers beyond project management theory by relating important principles to on-the-job situations with case studies and real work scenarios.
- Provides real world, factual based approach based on the most current recommendations from the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK).
- Guides the new project manager to achieve success in the critical first 90 days on the job while dealing with people, processes, and technology in a cohesive manner to create a high performance environment.
- Introduces readers to the keys to successful project management: establishing and maintaining schedules, motivating the project team, maximizing productivity, evaluating progress and success, and much more.
Part I: Starting a Project
Chapter 1: Welcome to the Brave new World of Project Management
Chapter 2: Rollercosaster Ride to Project Management: Buckle Up
Chapter 3: So You Want to Be a Project Manager
Chapter 4: Initiating a Project
Part II: Planning the Project
Chapter 5: Scoping the Project
Chapter 6: Scheduling the Project
Chapter 7: Planning for Project Resources
Chapter 8: Planning for Project Communication
Chapter 9: Planning for Quality and Risk Management
Part III: Executing the Project
Chapter 10: Managing Project Work
Chapter 11: Building and Managing the Project Team
Chapter 12: Managing the Stakes
Part IV: Monitoring and Controlling the Project
Chapter 13: Monitoring and Controlling the Project Work
Chapter 14: Monitoring and Controlling the Golden Triangle
Chapter 15: Monitoring and Conrolling Reporting and Risks
Part V: Finishing the Project
Chapter 16: Closing the Project: Reaching the Finish Line
Chapter 17: Project Management for Success