Project Management Books
The project management secrets that experts and top professionals use. Get results fast with this quick, easy guide to the fundamentals of Project Management. Includes how to: * Deliver a successful project from start to finish * Communicate effectively with people at all levels * Manage changes and control scope creep * Identify and deal with risks * Work with common project management methodologies
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Everything you need to prepare for-and pass-the exams Does the thought of sitting your PRINCE2 exams bring you out in a cold sweat? Fear not. Passing the PRINCE2 Exams For Dummies is your complete guide to preparing for-and passing-the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner exams. It's packed with everything you need to learn from both syllabi, plus good advice on revision techniques. You'll also find example exam questions that enable you to practice, practice, practice. Chapters devoted to revising each of the PRINCE2 Processes (e.g. initiating a project) and Themes (e.g. change) Revision checklists for both Foundation and Practitioner exams tell you exactly what you need to learn in preparation for the exams Extra clarification and plain-English explanations of the more tricky concepts Spot tests to check your understanding as you go Sample Foundation and Practitioner exam questions for each Theme and Process Relax and shake off those exams flashbacks of yesteryear-with this guide, you've got it covered.
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How to manage any project on just one piece of paper The New One-Page Project Manager demonstrates how to efficiently and effectively communicate essential elements of a project's status. The hands of a pocket watch reveal the time of day without following every spring, cog, and movement behind the face. Similarly, an OPPM template reduces any project--no matter how large or complicated--to a simple one-page document, perfect for communicating to upper management and other project stakeholders. Now in its Second Edition, this practical guide, currently saving time and effort in thousands of organizations worldwide, has itself been simplified, then refined and extended to include the innovative AgileOPPM(t). This Second Edition will include new material and updates including an introduction of the ground-breaking AgileOPPM(t) and an overview of MyOPPM(t) template builder, available on-line Includes references throughout the book to the affiliated sections in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Shows templates for the Project Management Office (PMO) This new and updated Second Edition will help you master the one-page approach to both traditional project management and Agile project management.
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This title offers all you need to execute a project perfectly. A new edition of the classic project management book is here, revised and updated with even more guidelines and real-world examples. This expanded fifth edition provides an applications-oriented understanding of the issues you must confront and important tips for passing the Project Management Professional exam. The standard guidebook in the Project Management field for over 20 years, "Project Planning Scheduling and Control" now offers more strategies for dealing effectively with team members, clients, senior managers and other key stakeholders and is the perfect prescription for project success. The following are new to this edition: chapters on Full-spectrum Project Management and how to manage a virtual project team; managing and facilitating project meetings; techniques for dealing with contractors; and, guidelines for setting up a project office.
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Many people struggle to lead a project with a successful outcome and they fail to keep them to budget, deliver on time and motivate a team. This book combines practical tools, personal tips and psychological insights to that you can: - Realistically plan not only your time and resources but everyone else's - Understand your team's strengths and weaknesses - Monitor everyone's work and review their progress - Ensure your communication skills and feedback inspire and encourage your team - Successfully meet project initiatives and objectives
A complete guide to both the CAPM and PMP certification exams-revised to cover the 2011 update to the PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) from PMI In CAPM/PMP Project Management Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Third Edition, project management guru Joseph Phillips provides in-depth coverage and key exam information to help you pass both the CAPM and PMP exams from PMI, the Project Management Institute. The book delivers comprehensive coverage of the PMBOK 5th Edition and the CAPM and PMP certification exams, and also serves as a valuable project management on-the-job reference after the exam. This complete exam guide ensures that you understand all prerequisites. The book contains a CD-ROM with two electronic practice exams and two more for download-400 practice exam questions that emulate the CAPM and PMP exams. Training video featuring the author and a downloadable e-book are also included on the CD. CAPM/PMP Project Management Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Third Edition Highlights exam objectives in each chapter and includes 20 practice exam questions Includes CD with two 100-question practice exams, more than an hour of video training, score tracker spreadsheets, and an e-book Offers two additional practice exams for download Prepares you to pass both the CAPM and PMP exams Explains how projects should operate according the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge
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The popular guide to the project management body of knowledge, now fully updated Now in its seventh edition, this comprehensive guide to project management has long been considered the standard for both professionals and academics. With more than 32,000 copies sold in the last three editions, it has now been fully updated to cover the new PMBOK 5. Well-known expert Robert Wysocki has added more than 100 pages of new content based on instructor feedback, enhancing the coverage of best-of-breed methods and tools for ensuring project management success. With enriched case studies, accompanying exercises and solutions on the companion website, and PowerPoint slides for all figures and tables, the book is ideal for instructors and students as well as active project managers. Serves as a comprehensive guide to project management for both educators and project management professionals Completely updated to cover the new PMBOK 5 Examines traditional, agile, and extreme project management techniques; the Enterprise Project Management Model; and Kanban and Scrumban methodologies Includes a companion website with exercises and solutions and well as PowerPoint slides for all the figures and tables used Written by well-known project management expert Robert Wysocki Effective Project Management, Seventh Edition remains the comprehensive resource for project management practitioners, instructors, and students.
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By the end of this book you will have everything in place to start managing your project - Build the skills you need - Understand your stakeholders and their role - Construct a project plan - Motivate yourself and your team - Be on time and on budget Other books help you talk the talk. The Teach Yourself Coach books helps you walk the walk. Who are you? * Anyone who has to manage a project Where this book take you? * You will be fully prepared to manage a specific project How does it work? * A combination of practical tried-and-tested advice, and unique interactive exercises When can you do it? * In your own time, at your own pace What else do you get? * Access to free online videos and printable resources Why Teach Yourself?? * Teach Yourself books are trusted around the world and have helped sixty million people achieve their goals
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Project Management Leadership is a comprehensive guide to the human factors involved in Project Management, in particular the leadership skills required to ensure successful implementation of current best practice. It provides the latest insights on team building, motivation, collaboration, and networking skills, and the way these can be harnessed to manage a successful project. Exercises and worked examples are provided throughout alongside a fully revised instructor manual.
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Programme management is the coordinated organisation and implementation of a portfolio of projects and activities that help your business achieve its strategic objectives. Good programme management is the key to managing transformational change and, in today's business environment, the organisations that can transform themselves are more likely to succeed. Managing Successful Programmes For Dummies is your plain-English guide to implementing and using the proven MSP method. It provides a structured framework that helps you coordinate your projects and achieve your goals. The book takes you through every step of programme management and inside you'll find: What's involved in a programme - and how it differs from a project! An overview of the structure of MSP Full explanations of MSP principles, governance themes and transformational flow Planning and making a business case for your programme The key roles and responsibilities in programme management The lifecycle of a programme - from conception to delivery Quality and risk management in your programme Working with stakeholders All about the MSP Qualifications
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Your must-have tool for perfect project management. Want to take your career to the next level and be a master of planning, organising, motivating and controlling resources to meet your goals? This easy-to-use guide has you covered! Project Management Checklists For Dummies takes the intimidation out of project management, and shows you step by step how to use rigorous self-check questions to save significant time - and headaches - in managing your projects effectively. Project Management Checklists For Dummies gives you to-do lists, hands-on checklists and helpful guidance for managing every phase of a project from start to finish. Before you know it, you'll be a star project manager as you organise, estimate and schedule projects in today's time-crunched, cost-conscious global business environment. It includes useful to-do lists and checklists to ensure all the necessary steps are completed. It offers simple exercises to help clarify needs and requirements along the way. It provides templates to complete, which can also be downloaded from Dummies.com and customised to suit your unique requirements. It supplies hints and tips to help you along the way. If you're a project manager - or any professional charged with managing a project and wondering where to start - Project Management Checklists For Dummies is your ready-made tool for success.
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Get projects done on time, on budget, and with maximumefficiency
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In today's time-pressured and cost-conscious global businessenvironment, reliable project management and competent delivery aremore important than ever. Increasingly, project management is beingseen as an essential management skill for all, as well as a careerchoice for many. This new UK edition of Project Management ForDummies quickly introduces you to the principles of successfulproject management with a clear and logical approach to help youdeliver your projects, not only successfully, but also more easily.Unique to the UK edition, you'll find clear guidance on using thehighly logical product-based approach to project planning,along with advice on how to release the great power of thetechnique, not only for effective planning, but also for projectcontrol.
Updated with fresh content, tips, and tactics that covereverything you need to know from a project's start to finish, thisaccessible guide takes you through every stage of projectmanagement. You'll discover how to make project planning easier andmore effective, manage resources and stay on track within a budget.Then you'll find help and advice to help you motivate and manageyour teams to help them perform at their best. To help you stay atthe leading edge, you'll also find two new chapters in this editionexplaining project governance and the increasingly importantinternational standard ISO 21500. In short, this book will help youmaster a highly valuable skill for advancing your career. * Provides clear descriptions of who should do what in a projectto prevent communication and control problems * Presents the latest concepts in project managementtechniques * Discusses how to keep risks under control during theproject * Includes access to online project management templates andchecklists to aid in learning
If you're a manager taking on a project for the first time or amore experienced project professional looking to get up to speed onthe latest thinking and techniques, Project Management ForDummies equips you for project management success.
Practice an agile form of management to stop wasting time and money
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Scrum For Dummies is an easy to use guide to managing the tricky transition from a traditional project management methodology to the new and most popular agile framework. As the most efficient, successful methodology for team project management, Scrum relies on transparency, flexibility, and fluidity to deliver a final product that fulfills the needs of all stakeholders. Written in easy-to-read Dummies style, this book walks you through the core principles of Scrum and provides a roadmap for tangible implementation.
The vast majority of projects go over budget, and billions of dollars are wasted every year on overruns. Put a stop to this wasteful leakage by switching to a management style that keeps all participants informed, up-to-date, and accountable. Authored by a Certified Scrum Trainer, Mark Layton, Scrum For Dummies covers the key ideas and processes behind Scrum methodologies, and presents the inner workings of the plan in an engaging and accessible format. Topics include: * The Scrum values, roles, artifacts, and activities that make up the principle of this methodology * When and how best to use Scrum * The differences between Scrum and other agile methodologies * Using Scrum for IT, finance, construction, health care, and more
The book also delves into the everyday use of Scrum, and how it can help you achieve your own personal goals outside of work. There's a reason why scrum is quickly becoming the standard approach to project management it works! If you want to stop wasting time and start producing more effectively, Scrum For Dummies is the guide that will get you there.
What is Agile Project Management and will it bring my project in on time and budget? If you need a solid understanding of how Agile Project Management works so your projects can fully benefit from using this innovative and powerful approach, this book is essential reading. Brilliant Agile Project Management does more than just talk you through the techniques and processes - focussing on real-life use of Agile in business environments, it provides practical advice and techniques on how to implement and work with Agile, so you always know exactly what to do and say to make your project a success. * Assess whether your organisation or project is right for using APM * Understand how to implement APM into any project * Overcome common problems with APM Get up to speed with Agile Project Management and get ahead - fast!
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Successful Project Management is an essential guide for anyone who wants to improve the success rates of their projects. It will help managers to maintain a balance between the demands of the customer, the project, the team and the organization. Covering the more technical aspects of a project from start to completion, Successful Project Management contains tried-and-tested techniques covering project conception and start-up, how to manage stake holders, effective risk management, project planning, launch and execution. Also including a brand new glossary of key terms, it provides help with evaluating your project as well as practical checklists, templates and a key stage work plan to ensure success for any ambitious project manager. The creating success series of books...With over one million copies sold, the hugely popular Creating Success series covers a wide variety of topics and is written by an expert team of internationally best-selling authors and business experts. This indispensable business skills collection is packed with new features, practical content and inspiring guidance for readers across all stages of their careers.
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You've been given a project to run. You know you need to get it right, but you don't know what you need to do and in what order to make sure it all runs smoothly and you come out of it looking great. You need Project Management Step by Step. Almost every manager and businessperson finds at some time they need to complete a task that has sufficient complexity and importance that an ad-hoc approach to getting it done is just not enough. Managers in this common situation need the structure and rigour of a project management approach, yet very few managers are formally trained in project management or have the inclination, time or finances to become trained. They need an approach they can feel confident is sufficiently robust to ensure their success, but also simple enough to be immediately applicable. Project Management Step by Step provides the solution to this problem; a practical and immediate way to become a competent project manager.
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Managing projects just got easier This book will help you come to grips with the basics of project management in a week. By the end of the week you will know your way through the process more clearly. For a start, you will have to consult your end users to work out their precise requirements. You will then need to work out the best way to deliver the required outputs, consider the size of the team you will need to meet those requirements and prepare a schedule for the project. Most importantly, you will need to firm up costs, work out a budget and develop monitoring procedures to keep to the agreed costs. You will learn tips for communicating well, especially when dealing with unexpected problems that may arise. Each day of the week covers a different area and the material is structured for ease of reference. An introduction gives you a 'heads-up' as to what the day is about. The main material then explains the key lessons to be learned. Important principles are clarified and backed up by case studies, quotations and tables. Each day concludes with a summary, next steps and multiple-choice questions, to reinforce the learning points. Sunday: Think clearly. Lay firm foundations for your project as you clarify and set parameters for the project. Monday: Plan your project carefully. Begin to make detailed arrangements for the various stages of the project. Tuesday: Cost your project wisely in the planning stage and ensure that you have rigorous controls in place to monitor costs and quality as you implement the project. Wednesday: Implement your project successfully. After all your planning and preparation, you are now ready to put the project into practice. Thursday: Communicate effectively. Good communication with all the colleagues involved in your project is vital to ensure that the team works successfully. Friday: Deal with change constructively. Here we look at why some projects go off track and how to manage changes. Saturday: Conclude and evaluate your project positively. How do you complete all the final stages of your project? What lessons can you learn as you evaluate the success of your project?
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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.
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This is the only book that covers all the techniques used in project management under one title. These techniques include Critical Path Analysis, Progress Reporting, Bar Charts, Earned Value Analysis and Relay Analysis. It also includes a large number of diagrams explaining these techniques with working examples.
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This book explains the principles of IT-related project management, including project planning, monitoring and control, change management, risk management and communication between project stakeholders. Each chapter includes detailed discussion of the syllabus content, activities and multiple choice questions for self-assessment. This is the only textbook tailored specifically to match the BCS syllabus so the user can be confident of using exactly the right materials.
Microsoft(R) Project 2013 is a powerful software tool, and like all tools it requires knowledge and skill to be used to its maximum potential. This fully revised new edition provides users with everything they will need to more easily and effectively manage projects to a successful conclusion. Designed for the busy, practicing project manager, Dynamic Scheduling(R) With Microsoft(R) Project 2013 will help you get up to speed quickly with the new and enhanced features of Project 2013 (including Project Pro for Office 365) and enable you to create effective schedules using best practices, tips & tricks, and step-by-step instruction. Through the use of helpful screenshots, hands-on exercises, illustrations, and review questions, this guide instructs you on how to build dynamic schedules that will allow you to explore what-if scenarios and dramatically decrease the time you spend making static schedule changes. "A must read, reread, and use daily for all project managers" is what PMI's Project Management Journal had to say about previous editions. This updated version is even better!Key FeaturesFully aligned with the PMBOK(R) Guide - Fifth Edition, The Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures - Second Edition, The Practice Standard for Scheduling - Second Edition, and The Practice Standard for Earned Value Management - Second Edition by the Project Management InstituteValidated training material for the new Microsoft Certification Exam 74-343: Managing Projects with Microsoft(R) Project 2013Captures the best practices and insights that have been gained from thousands of real-life schedules and years of training project managers across all industriesWAV(TM) offers downloadable exercise files, a glossary of terms, filters to check your own project, an advance topics appendix, and a solutions manual for college professors available from the Web Added Value(TM) Download Resource Center at www. jrosspub.com
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Ensure that your projects succeed every time Whether you are organising an important event or heading up a large team, running a project can be a daunting process. Spiralling costs and missed deadlines are part of everyday life for many project managers - in fact, more projects fail than succeed! But project management doesn't have to be this way. It is possible to manage projects that consistently meet deadlines and come in within budget. Brilliant Project Management shows you how. Drawing on over 30 years of experience, you'll discover how to ensure your projects succeed every time. * Make a success of any project * Deliver on your promises * Save money, time and your sanity! It's the ultimate guide to becoming a brilliant project manager.
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Learn the latest principles and certification objectives in The PMBOK Guide, Fifth Edition, in a unique and inspiring way with Head First PMP. The third edition of this book helps you prepare for the PMP certification exam using a visually rich format designed for the way your brain works. You'll find a full-length sample exam included inside the book. More than just proof of passing a test, a PMP certification means that you have the knowledge to solve most common project problems. But studying for a difficult four-hour exam on project management isn't easy, even for experienced project managers. Drawing on the latest research in neurobiology, cognitive science, and learning theory, Head First PMP offers you a multi-sensory experience that helps the material stick, not a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep. This book will help you: Learn PMP's underlying concepts to help you understand the PMBOK principles and pass the certification exam with flying colors Get 100% coverage of the latest principles and certification objectives in The PMBOK Guide, Fifth Edition Make use of a thorough and effective preparation guide with hundreds of practice questions and exam strategies Explore the material through puzzles, games, problems, and exercises that make learning easy and entertaining Head First PMP puts project management principles into context to help you understand, remember, and apply them - not just on the exam, but also on the job.
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The bestselling Project+ preparation guide, updated for the latest exam The CompTIA Project+ Study Guide, Second Edition is your comprehensive resource for taking Exam PK0-004. With 100% coverage of all exam objectives, bolstered by real-world scenarios and the Sybex interactive learning environment, this book gives you everything you need to approach the exam with confidence. Detailed explanations and superior study tools cover and reinforce setup, initiation, planning, execution, delivery, change, control, communication, and closure, and the author Kim Heldman's twenty-five years of project management experience provide deep insight into real-world applications. Study tools include access to two bonus practice exams, allowing you to focus on areas you need further review, and electronic flashcards provide last minute review on key concepts. The Project+ exam is a first step into the complex world of project management, and serves as a springboard to the Project Management Institute's (PMI) PMP certification. This study guide helps you build the knowledge you need to be confident on exam day. * Review 100 percent of the Project+ exam objectives * Understand the real-world applications of each concept * Gain expert insight drawn from real-world experience * Access online practice exams, electronic flashcards, and more Every industry needs people who know how to deliver successful project outcomes. The Project+ exam parallels the PMI's A Guide to Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK(c) Guide), so this smart study guide gives you a solid foundation for additional project management training and certification. The CompTIA Project+ Study Guide, Second Edition combines industry-leading expertise with Sybex resources to help you successfully begin your project management journey.
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