Idiot's Guides: Project Management, 6th Edition

  • G. Michael Campbell PMP
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  • ISBN-10: 1615645349
  • ISBN-13: 9781615645343
  • DDC: 658.404
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 384 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released April 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Successful project management requires organization, skill, and a systematic approach to ensure that projects are delivered on time, and on budget. Idiot's Guides: Project Management, 6th Edition is updated to reflect all of the latest project management methodologies for anyone who is looking to avoid the chaos that can ensue if project leaders don't possess the necessary understanding of the right principles and practices. Readers of this new edition will benefit newly added sample PMP prep exam questions at the end of each chapter, as well as newly organized, updated content that aligns with the knowledge areas as the PMI (Project Management Institute) defines them. The book covers the 5th Edition of the PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge).

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Publisher's Note.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Power of Project Management.
2: Linking Projects to Performance.
3: What It Means to Be a Project Manager.
4: The Rules of the Project Game.
5: The 10 Knowledge Areas.
6: Starting Off on the Right Foot.
7: The Project Definition Phase.
8: Identifying and Analyzing Stakeholders.
9: Scoping Out Project Success.
10: Managing Risks and Constraints.
11: The Project Planning Phase.
12: The Breakdown of Work.
13: Establishing the Schedule of Work.
14: Critical Path and the Schedule.
15: Budgeting and Cost Control Options.
16: Building a Winning Project Team.
17: Getting Supplies, Equipment, and More.
18: Getting the Plan Approved.
19: The Execution Phase.
20: Getting Started on the Right Track.
21: Leadership: Providing Direction.
22: Establishing Operating Guidelines.
23: Making Your Communications Count.
24: The Monitoring and Controlling Processes.
25: Monitoring and Controlling the Plan.
26: Preparing Operations for Success.
27: Changes, Changes, and More Changes.
28: Quality: Delivering the Best.
29: The Close-Out Phase.
30: Closing Out the Project.
31: The Final Evaluation.
32: Building an Organization.
33: The Project Management Office (PMO).
34: Web Resources for Project Managers.
About the Author.