Project Management For Mere Mortals strips away the myths and mysteries of effective project management, giving you the skills, tools, and insights to ensure every project you mnage is a success.
Project Management For Mere Mortals strips away the myths and mysteries of effective project management, giving you the skills, tools, and insights to succeed with every project you manage. Long-time project manager and PMI(r) teacher Claudia Baca walks you through all five phases of project management: initiation, planning, execution, monitoring, and closing. Baca examines each phase from the perspectives of the working project manager and team member, highlighting the organizational issues most likely to arise and offering proven solutions by looking at realistic case studies. With a clear, concise, and easy style, Baca takes you from the absolute basics through to the advanced techniques, such as baselining and change control, and presents tools you can use immediately.In this book, you'll learn to * Accurately scope projects and build workable timetables * Create trustworthy budgets and use them to manage your project * Organize work assignments for maximum efficiency * Build project teams, and keep them motivated * Intelligently assess quality goals, and decide how good it has to be * Identify and mitigate the real risks your project will encounter * Control changes and stay on track, no matter what surprises occur * Close projects successfully, and learn lessons for future projects * Gain crucial skills you'll need for PMI certification.
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