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8 Designing the Project Flowchart 127
9 Managing the Value Chain in the Project 146
Introduction to the Third Edition
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
A New Look for Project Management
The Successful Project Manager
Figure 1-4. Project management qualifications
The Methodical Manager
Figure 1-5. A checklist of questions to ask
Project Classification
The Meaning of Six Sigma
Business Process Management (BPM)
Figure 2-1. Horizontal flowchart
Project Participants and Goal Definitions
Defining Goals in Terms of Customer Service
Creating the Plan
Setting Leadership Goals
Figure 3-1. Project leadership goals
Building Your Resource Network
Structuring Your Project Team
Figure 3-2. Direct team structure
Figure 3-3. Organizational team structure
Defining the Project’s Scope
Holding a Project Announcement Meeting
Setting Project Objectives
Figure 3-4. Agenda for an initial project meeting
Developing the Initial Schedule
Figure 3-5. Initial schedule
Identifying Key Elements Necessary for Project Success
Choosing the Project Team
The Imposed Team Problem
The Commitment Problem
Ten Important Team-Building Guidelines
Defining Areas of Responsibility
Estimating Time Requirements
Working with Other Departments
The Executive Point of View
Delegation Problems and Solutions
Figure 4-2. Delegation problems and solutions
Preparing the Project Budget
Budgeting Responsibility
Checklist: Effective Budgets
Labor Expense: The Primary Factor
Figure 5-1. Preliminary labor estimate worksheet
Additional Budgeting Segments
Budgeting Each Phase of Your Project
Figure 5-2. Variance report worksheet
Budgeting Controls
Establishing a Schedule
The Scheduling Problem
The Gantt Chart
The Scheduling Solution
Gantt Limitations
Flowcharting for Project Control
Guidelines for Project Control
Listing Out the Phases
Work Breakdown Structures
Figure 7-1. Tabular format
CPM and PERT Methods
Figure 7-2. CPM diagram
Automated Project Management Systems
Setting Your Flowcharting Rules
Designing the Project Flowchart
Activity and Event Sequences
Figure 8-1. Sequences of activities and events
The Vertical Flowchart and Its Limitations
Figure 8-2. Vertical flowchart
Building the Network Diagram
Figure 8-3. Network diagram format
Applying the Network Diagram
Figure 8-4. Network diagram application
Expanded Applications
Managing the Value Chain in the Project
Attributes of the Value Chain
Risk Management and the Value Chain
How Value Is Incorporated into the Big Picture
Value: An Intangible Turned into a Tangible
Writing the Supporting Documentation
Project Narratives
More Than Paperwork
Figure 10-1. Three types of loops
Figure 10-2. Verification loop
Figure 10-3. Narrative/flowchart combination
Project Control Documentation
Conducting the Project Review
Defining Success
The Progress Review
Project Leadership Attributes
Monitoring and Reporting
The Missed Deadline
The Accelerated Schedule
The Changing Objective
Staying on Course
The Communication Challenge
Communication Skills Project Managers Need
The Budget as a Communication Tool
The Schedule as a Communication Tool
Working with Department Managers
Working with Other Department Employees
Working with Outside Consultants
Weak Links in Communication
How Flowcharting Helps
Meetings with Outside Resources
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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The Little Black Book of Project Management 3 Edition

The Little Black Book of Project Management 3 Edition

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