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Sample Project Management eBooks:
Guide to Project Management: getting it right and achieving lasting benefit by Paul RobertsA veteran project manager shares his proven approach to getting the job done right, on schedule and within budget-every time! Each year companies initiate projects in hopes of improving their bottom-lines and gaining a competitive advantage. Unfortunately, a good percentage of those projects either never get off the ground or, if they do, never come to fruition. According to veteran project manager, Paul Roberts, more often than not, projects fail because of a lack of organization-wide commitment to their success and an unwillingness to invest in proper project management. In this updated second edition of his popular guide, Paul clearly shows why projects of any scale require that an entire organization contribute to achieving results. He outlines a proven approach for engaging all stakeholders in the project management process. And he walks you through the four steps essential for successful management: initiation, planning, delegation, and closing. Author Paul Roberts has successfully managed projects at a variety of prestigious companies, including Pfizer and British Airways Clearly demonstrates how and why investing in project management, especially in this economy, can help you avoid, or minimize the impact of, schedule delays and cost overruns Offers expert advice and guidance on how to place project management a priority not just for the PM and project team, but organization-wide Supplies a wealth of clearly, easy-to-use flow charts, diagrams, tables and other useful project management tools
The New Rules of Management: how to revolutionise productivity, innovation, and engagement by implementing projects that matter by Peter CookA guide for modern organisations about optimising productivity, creating a culture of innovation, and building high-performing teams It's time to stop managing and start implementing. The New Rules of Management is about creating and implementing projects that truly matter, because even the best ideas, projects and objectives mean nothing until they are executed. In truth, most organisations aren't designed to successfully implement long-term projects, but successfully implementing the projects that matter is the key to long-term success. In this book, you'll learn how to successfully manage yourself, your teams, and your entire organisation to create and execute engaging, vital projects that people and teams care about. When you do implementation right success becomes a given-on the personal, team, and organisational levels. So if you want your business to succeed, it's time to implement the projects that truly matter. Start now, with The New Rules of Management. A management guide to building engagement and innovation in any organisation Written by a master business coach, mentor, entrepreneur, thought leader, and popular public speaker Ideal for business leaders and managers who want to take their organisations into the twenty-first century
Publication Date: 2013
Sample IT eBook:
Guide to Software Development: designing and managing the life cycle by Arthur M. LangerThis book addresses how best to make build vs. buy decisions, and what effect such decisions have on the software development life cycle (SDLC). Offering an integrated approach that includes important management and decision practices, the text explains how to create successful solutions that fit user and customer needs, by mixing different SDLC methodologies. Features: provides concrete examples and effective case studies; focuses on the skills and insights that distinguish successful software implementations; covers management issues as well as technical considerations, including how to deal with political and cultural realities in organizations; identifies many new alternatives for how to manage and model a system using sophisticated analysis tools and advanced management practices; emphasizes how and when professionals can best apply these tools and practices, and what benefits can be derived from their application; discusses searching for vendor solutions, and vendor contract considerations.
Publication Date: 2012
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The Art and Science of Project Management by Roger Warburton; Vijay KanabarThe Art & Science of Project Management. This is the second edition, which is updated for the PMBOK 5th edition. Master project management with this book from authors experienced in practice, teaching, and research. Learn: The foundations of Project Management, explained with dozens of examples. What works and what doesn't. The PMBOK processes and knowledge areas, with critical analyses. Dozens of templates to use for your project. How the latest research applies to your project. Advanced cost and schedule estimation methods to monitor and control projects. The second edition includes a Microsoft Project tutorial. Version 2.1 adds the latest in Schedule Estimation.
Location: Pardee Reserve HD69.P75 W37 2012
Publication Date: 2013
MBA Fundamentals Project Management by Vijay Kanabar; Roger D. H. WarburtonProject management is the process of managing and organizing resources to complete a project, whether it's incorporating a new computer system or building a factory, within a defined scope, quality, time and cost constraints. In the business world, we are frequently called upon to manage a project to a specific timeframe and budget, but we don’t always know where to begin. Certified Project Management Professional Vijay Kanabar and Roger D. H. Warburton offer quick and easy guidance on successfully managing a project from start to finish. Through engaging real-life situations and simple exercises, busy professionals receive just the information they need, from the basics of planning and quality assurance to picking the right people for your team.