Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: About the authorsAcknowledgementsPreface to the Second EditionList of figuresAn introductory case study1 IntroductionAims of this chapterWhat's new about the new edition?What do project managers really want?Emerging standards for project managementProject management is founded on common senseHow readers can use this bookWhat kinds of project is this book aimed at?Project management's nine knowledge areasProjects as a distinct class of activityManaging projectsThe project management lifecycleSummaryNotes2 Project organization, people and managementAims of this chapterStructure of this chapterFirst thoughtsMain kinds of organization and consequences for project managementProject management systemProject organization and project rolesManaging the project teamProject lifecycleSummaryFurther readingNotes3 Project management processesAims of this chapterProcess groups - rationale and general principlesThe initiating process groupThe planning process groupThe executing process groupThe monitoring and controlling process groupThe closing process groupSummaryNotes4 Project integration managementAims of this chapterWhat is project integration management?The role of integration in project managementA first look at project integration managementProcesses and process groups of integration managementDevelop project charterDevelop preliminary project scope statementDevelop project management planProject initiationDirect and manage project executionOther project integration management tools and techniquesSummaryFurther readingNotes5 Project scope managementAims of this chapterWhat is project scope management?Principles of project scope managementScope planningScope definitionCreate work breakdown structureScope verificationScope creepScope controlScope management process in actionSummary6 Project time managementAims of this chapterWhat is time management?Time management in projectsTrading timeActivity definitionActivity sequencingActivity resource estimatingActivity duration estimatingSchedule developmentSchedule controlMeetings and time management7 Cost managementAims of this chapterCosts matterKey conceptsThe importance of costs and financial knowledgeScope and costFive rules of thumb for estimating costsA specialist taskCost management process groupsCost estimatingCost budgetingCost controlSummaryFurther readingNotes8 Quality managementAims of this chapterAn introduction to the concept of qualityQuality management - an overview of the knowledge areaQuality and quality management definedQuality planningThe difference between quality assurance and quality controlSummaryFurther readingNotes9 People management (human resources)&nbpter People matterHR planningAcquire the project teamDevelop the project teamManage the project teamSummaryFurther reading<. Bookseller Inventory #
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