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Organizing for the Long Term
Background for Project Management
Project Definitions
Figure 1-1. Comparing projects and routines
Figure 1-2. Three project constraints
Definition and Control
Figure 1-3. Defining and controlling the project
The Successful Project Manager
Figure 1-4. Project management qualifications
The Methodical Manager
Figure 1-5. A checklist of questions to ask
Project Classification
Creating the Plan
Setting Leadership Goals
Figure 2-1. Project leadership goals
Building Your Resource Network
Structuring Your Project Team
Figure 2-2. Direct team structure
Figure 2-3. Organizational team structure
Holding a Project Announcement Meeting
Setting Project Objectives
Figure 2-4. Agenda for an initial project meeting
Developing the Initial Schedule
Figure 2-5. Initial schedule
Choosing the Project Team
The Imposed Team Problem
The Commitment Problem
Defining Areas of Responsibility
Estimating Time Requirements
Working With Other Departments
The Executive Point of View
Delegation Problems and Solutions
Figure 3-2. Delegation problems and solutions
Preparing the Project Budget
Budgeting Responsibility
Labor Expense: The Primary Factor
Figure 4-1. Preliminary labor estimate worksheet
Additional Budgeting Segments
Budgeting Each Phase of Your Project
Figure 4-2. Variance report worksheet
Budgeting Controls
The Scheduling Problem
The Gantt Chart
Figure 5-1. Gantt chart (bar form)
Scheduling Control
Figure 5-2. Creating the schedule
The Scheduling Solution
Gantt Limitations
Flowcharting for Project Control
Listing Out the Phases
Work Breakdown Structures
CPM and PERT Methods
Figure 6-1. Tabular format
Figure 6-2. CPM diagram
Automated Project Management Systems
Activity and Event Sequences
Figure 7-1. Sequences of activities and events
The Vertical Flowchart and Its Limitations
Figure 7-2. Vertical flowchart
The Horizontal Network Diagram and Its Advantages
Building the Network Diagram
Figure 7-3. Network diagram format
Applying the Network Diagram
Figure 7-4. Network diagram application
Expanded Applications
Writing the Supporting Documentation
Project Narratives
More Than Paperwork
Figure 8-1. Three types of loops
Simplifying Instructions
The Diagram/Narrative Combination
Figure 8-2. Verification loop
Figure 8-3. Narrative/flowchart combination
Project Control Documentation
Conducting the Project Review
The Progress Review
Monitoring and Reporting
The Missed Deadline
The Accelerated Schedule
The Changing Objective
Staying on Course
The Communication Challenge
The Budget As a Communication Tool
The Schedule As a Communication Tool
Working With Department Managers
Figure 10-1. Outside department checklist
Working With Other Department Employees
Working With Outside Consultants
Weak Links in Communication
How Flowcharting Helps
Meetings With Outside Resources
Figure 10-2. Agenda when meeting with outsiders
Running the Meeting
Project Management and Your Career
An Organizational Science
Attributes of Project Leadership
Taking Charge
Eliminating Common Problems
Maximizing Your Skills
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Little Black Book of Project Management

Little Black Book of Project Management

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