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This text introduces time-tested manual techniques and progressive automated techniques, all consistent with the latest PMBOK Guide and integrated with Microsoft Project 2013. The book's focused approach is ideal for building strong portfolios that showcase project management skills for future interviews. All content is consistent with the knowledge areas and processes of the fifth edition of the PMBOK Guide to give students an advantage in becoming Certified Project Management Professionals (PMP) if they choose.
The decision to look at failures for answers is a bold one. Policy makers, planners and implementers have a tendency to look through prisms of success in framing working policies, programs and results when justifying them. Despite this, we still tend to address failures indirectly by looking at risk, critical success factors, unintended outcomes or consequences, and negative impacts to name a few. As the authors say, 'while success is desirable and we plan for it, failures are inevitable and we seldom plan to mitigate them.'The authors have clearly emphasized the need to look at failures in an integrated manner by building them into the planning and budget process while at the same time identifying monitoring points for early detection that will provide critical information for timely intervention.
Based on the hugely popular American Management Association seminar of the same name, this ultra-practical reference offers powerful and repeatable project initiatives that improve processes, streamline productivity, and cut costs dramatically. You'll get tools, tips, charts, lists, and never-fail advice for: Planning and budgeting * Defining project scope * Project scheduling * Implementation * Performance measurement * Leadership and staff issues * Work breakdown structures * Alignment with business goals * Risk assessment and management * Communication * Project closure * And much more. Now completely revised and updated, the book is consistent with the most recent edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) and includes dozens of current practices and real-world examples.
A major project has many suppliers and customers; it has procurement and supply, demand planning and scheduling; it often lasts years and has longer lead times. Therefore it is argued that the management of major projects will benefit from adopting customized supply chain management principles which are discussed in this book.
This valuable companion to the Project Management Institutes "A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK(R) Guide)"--Fifth Edition presents a comprehensive and practical set of forms and reports that help project managers apply the concepts and practices described in the "PMBOK(R) Guide." Designed specifically to assist both new and experienced project managers in handling all aspects of a project, this edition of "A Project Managers Book of Forms" contains forms that cover all the process groups: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. It also includes some forms not mentioned in the "PMBOK(R) Guide," which you will find helpful in managing your project. Use the forms as a guide in collecting and organizing project information, or as a template for ensuring a set of consistent data on all projects.
A reflection on the collaboration and knowledge of working project managers that provides the fundamentals of project management as they apply to a wide range of projects. This internationally recognized standard provides the essential tools to practice project management and deliver organizational results.