Project Management For Dummies

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9780470574522: Project Management For Dummies

The tools you need for successful project management

In today's time-crunched, cost-conscious global business environment, tight project deadlines and stringent expectations are the norm. Now with 25% new and updated content, Project Management For Dummies, 3rd Edition introduces you to the principles of successful project management and shows you how to motivate any team to gain maximum productivity.

You'll learn how to organize, estimate, and schedule projects efficiently and effectively. You'll also discover how to manage deliverables, issue changes, assess risks, maintain communications, and live up to expectations by making the most of the latest technology and software and by avoiding common problems that can trip up even the best project managers.

  • The latest methods to manage resources and stay on track and within a budget
  • New coverage of the pros and cons of virtual teams
  • Fresh tactics for team motivation and the hottest risk management strategies
  • Explanations of concepts tested in the PMP certification exam with study tips and practices to help you pass

Project Management For Dummies, 3rd Edition gives professionals like you everything you need to be successful project managers.

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The tools you need for successful project management

In today's time-crunched, cost-conscious global business environment, tight project deadlines and stringent expectations are the norm. So what does it take to succeed? This hands-on guide introduces you to the principles of project management and shows you how to put them to use so you can successfully manage a project from start to finish. And if you're studying for the Project Management Institute's Project Management Professional certification exam, you can rest easy knowing that this book is aligned with the guide that's the basis for the exam.

  • Project management 101 — take a look at the who, what, and why of a project and discover what it really takes to ensure success

  • Keep an eye on the clock — learn how to create foolproof schedules and budgets that keep your projects on track

  • Put your team to work — get plenty of practical tips and guidelines for identifying and involving key players

  • Drive it home — uncover the best ways to track, analyze, and report on your project's activities and bring it to a successful closure

  • Up your project management game — take your skills to the next level with the use of technology and Earned Value Management

Open the book and find:

  • Help for defining your project's goals and expectations

  • Guidelines for knowing your project's audience

  • Tips for breaking your project work into manageable pieces

  • The latest methods for determining and managing resources

  • How to deal with risk and uncertainty

  • Hints for providing effective leadership

Learn to:

  • Organize and schedule projects efficiently and effectively

  • Motivate any team to gain maximum productivity

  • Assess risks, manage changes, maintain communication, and live up to expectations

  • Plan for resources and stay within a budget

About the Author:

Stanley E. Portny is a project management consultant and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). He has provided training and consultation to more than 150 public and private organizations, and he has developed and conducted training programs for more than 50,000 management and staff personnel.

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