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Tens of thousands of readers rely on James Lewis's classic Project Planning, Scheduling & Control for hands-on help in bringing projects in on time and on budget. Now, this higher-level guide takes project managers beyond basic skills. Using the flexible and down-to-earth approach for which Lewis is famed, it covers advanced topics such as identifying customer requirements using QFD (quality function deployment); allocating resources for improved scheduling applying systems thinking; and using decision-support tools in project management.
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As with any skill, the ability to successfully manage a project-requires expert training and extensive practice. Today, as global business becomes increasingly complex and stakes become higher, project management is finally getting the recognition it deserves - as a profession, distinct from general management. Mastering Project Management takes you deeper than any previous book into the developing project management body of knowledge. This innovative book provides practical guidance on how project managers can deal with: Managing project risk. Managing resources. Improving estimating capability. Meeting customer requirements. Systems thinking. Performance improvement. Cost-schedule control systems criteria. Managing innovation. Managing and improving quality. Mastering Project Management takes you beyond the basic tools for planning, scheduling, and control,. and to the next level of project management expertise, guiding you through every skill listed above, and more! It ensures that - whether you are employed specifically as a project manager of whether you have a critical project dropped in your lap at the last minute - you will be prepared to take control and guide each porject to a successful finish.About the Author:
James P. Lewis, Ph.D., is the founder of The Lewis Institute, Inc., an association of professionals providing project management and behavioral consulting and training throughout North America, England, and the Far East. Dr. Lewis has more than 20 years of project management experience and has trained more than 16,000 supervisors and managers throughout the world in a variety of management topics. He is the author of The Project Manager’s Desk Reference; Project Planning, Scheduling & Control; How to Build and Manage a Winning Project Team; Team-Based Project Management; and Essentials of Project Management.
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Book Description McGraw-Hill, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: New. 1. Seller Inventory # DADAX0786311886
Book Description McGraw-Hill, 1998. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0786311886
Book Description McGraw-Hill, 1998. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110786311886