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Table Of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1 Project Management in Today’s World of Business
Project Management Defined
Classical vs. Behavioral Approaches to Managing Projects
The Project Cycle and Tts Phases
Project Success or Failure
Chapter 2 A Wedding in Naples: Background Information on Our Case Study
Organizational Structure
General Nature of the Business
An Opportunity Arises
The Initial Process
Selection of the Project Manager
Questions for Getting Started
Are Leaders Born or Made?
Part II The Basic Functions of Project Management
Team Building
Team Diversity
The Project Manager as a Motivator
Chapter 5 The Statement of Work and the Project Announcement
The Statement of Work
Introduction
Assumptions
Constraints
Performance Criteria
Product/Service Description
Major Responsibilities
Amendments
Signatures
The Project Announcement
Chapter 6 The Work Breakdown Structure
Chapter 7 Techniques for Estimating Work Times
The Benefits and Challenges of Estimating Work Times
Types of Estimating Techniques
Factors to Consider in Drawing Up Estimates
The Float
Other Types of Network Diagrams
The Schedule as a Road Map
How Perry Levels the Load
Consultants and Outsources
Summing Up Resource Allocation
Virtual Teams
SWAT Teams
Self-Directed Work Teams
Chapter 11 Budget Development and Cost Calculation
Different Kinds of Costs
Direct vs. Indirect Costs
Recurring vs. Nonrecurring Costs
Fixed vs. Variable Costs
Burdened vs. Nonburdened Labor Rates
Regular vs. Overtime Labor Rates
How to Calculate Costs
Chapter 12 Risk Management
Managing Risk: A Four-Step Process
Exposure
Categories of risk
Key Concepts in Risk Management
Ways to Handle Risk
Risk Reporting
The Key: Risk Management, Not Elimination
Chapter 13 Project Documentation: Procedures, Forms, Memos, and Such
Procedures
Flowcharts
Forms
Reports
Memos
Newsletters
History files
Project Manual
Chapter 14 Team Dynamics and Successful Interactions
Set Up the Project Office
Conduct Meetings
Deal With Conflict Effectively
Getting Teamwork to Work
Assess Status
Earned Value
The Results of Data Analysis
Summing Up Quality Assessment
Replanning
Contingency Planning
Summing Up Change Management
Chapter 18 Project Closure
Learning From Past Experience
Releasing People and Equipment
Recognizing and Rewarding People
Some Guidelines for Future Projects
Part III Project Management Enhancement
Chapter 19 Automated Project Management
Personal Computing Systems
Distributed Integrated System
Telecommuting
Mobile Computing
Videoconferencing
Project Automation: Recognizing the Limitations
References
Index
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(eBook-PDF) - Project Management Practitioner's Handbook

(eBook-PDF) - Project Management Practitioner's Handbook

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