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1-What This Book is All About

1-What This Book is All About

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Dr Zain Yusufzai What this book is all about Chapter # 1 (Page 5-12)
Part one, Introduction to project management
Chapter 2, How to become a world class projectmanager 
Chapter 3, Case study
Part Two, Staging
Chapter 4, what is a project
Chapter 5, what is project management
Part Three, Planning
Chapter 6, scope the project
Chapter 7, Identify project activities
Chapter 8, Estimate activity duration, Resourcerequirement and cost
Chapter 9, Construct and analyze the projectnetwork diagram
Chapter 10, finalize the schedule based on resourceavailability
Chapter 11, Organize and conduct the joint projectplanning session
Part Four, Implementation
Chapter 12, recruit organize and manage the projectteam
Chapter 13, Monitor and control progress
Chapter 14 closes out the project.Project:A project is a sequence of unique, complex, and connectedactivities having one goal and that must be completed by aspecific time, with in budget and according to the specification.Project management:
Effective Project ManagementRobert K. Wysocki, Robert Beck Jr, David B. Crane1
Dr Zain Yusufzai What this book is all about Chapter # 1 (Page 5-12)
Project management is a method and a set of techniques basedon the accepted principals of management used for planning,estimating and controlling work activities to reach a desired andresult on time- with in budget and according to specification.Changes in the business environment:
Change or Die
The only thing that remains unchanged is change itself Organizational structures:
Command and Control structures phasing out
It has changed from functions to process structure
Focus is on empowerment
New need: Have solid Project Management SkillsSoftware applications:
The software application has changed from data retrievalto sharing of data with in the organization by all thedepartments to produce the requested dataCycle time:
The reaction time for taking advantage of opportunity isnarrowing down
Organizations are forced to reduce the cycle timeRight-Sizing
With the reduction in man power and management layersthe work load had increased
The managers are required to work smarter not harder 
Middle Management which is working just like a postoffice passing on the information are no more required
The information Technology has almost eliminatedunnecessary man power at middle management level
Effective Project ManagementRobert K. Wysocki, Robert Beck Jr, David B. Crane2

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