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An informative introduction for those considering a career in project management Project Management JumpStart offers a clear, practical introduction to the complex world of project management, with an entertaining approach based on real-world application. Fully revised to align with a Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge -PMBOK Guide(c), 6th edition, this book provides an overview of the field followed by an exploration of current best practices. The practical focus facilitates retention by directly linking critical concepts to your everyday work, while the close adherence to PMBOK guidelines makes this book the perfect starting point for those considering certification to earn either PMP or CompTIA Project+ credentials. Project management is a top-five, in-demand skill in today's workplace, and the demand has spread far beyond IT to encompass nearly every industry; any organization that produces goods or services, whether for profit or not, has a vested interest in ensuring that projects are completed on time, on budget, and to the satisfaction of the client--this is the heart of the project management function. Let Kim Heldman, bestselling author of PMP Study Guide and CompTIA Project+ Study Guide, walk you through the basic principles and practices to help you build a strong foundation for further training. Understand current project management methods and practices Explore project management from a practical perspective Delve into illustrative examples that clarify complex issues Test your understanding with challenging study questions Trillions of dollars are invested in various projects around the world each year, and companies have learned that investing in qualified project management professionals pays off in every aspect of the operation. If you're considering a career in project management, Project Management JumpStart provides an excellent introduction to the field and clear direction for your next steps.
- Verlag: Wiley & Sons; Sybex
- Artikelnr. des Verlages: .1W119472220
- 4. Aufl.
- Seitenzahl: 368
- Erscheinungstermin: 25. September 2018
- Abmessung: 188mm x 234mm x 24mm
- Gewicht: 512g
- ISBN-13: 9781119472223
- ISBN-10: 1119472229
- Artikelnr.: 50507728
Introduction xiii Chapter 1 Building the Foundation 1 The Project Management Journey 2 Is It a Project? 3 Where Are We Going? 4 A Bird's-Eye View 5 Know the Structure of Your Organization 8 Benefiting from Project Management Practices 14 Tools of the Trade 16 Understanding Project Processes 18 Twenty-first Century Project Management 23 What's Old Is New Again 24 Constraints 24 Where Do You Go from Here? 27 Becoming PMP(r) Certified 28 Certifying with CompTIA(r)'s Project+ 29 Formal Education Programs 29 Terms to Know 30 Review Questions 31 Chapter 2 Developing Project Management Skills 33 A Little Bit of Everything 34 Communication Is the Key 35 Organizing Techniques 35 General Management Skills 42 People Management Skills 43 Communicating Your Style 44 Exchanging Information 45 Active Listening 49 How Many Connections Are There? 51 Ten Tips for Communicating Effectively 52 Terms to Know 53 Review Questions 54 Chapter 3 Initiating the Project 55 Selecting Projects for Success 56 How Projects Come About 57 Project Generators--Needs and Demands 58 Project Requests 59 Business Case 62 Selecting and Prioritizing Projects 64 Feasibility Study 70 Meeting the Stakeholders 71 Working with the Project Sponsor 71 Documenting Stakeholder Roles and Responsibilities 73 Competing Needs of Stakeholders 75 Creating the Project Charter 76 Purposes for the Charter 76 Essential Elements of a Project Charter 78 Holding the Project Kickoff Meeting 81 Creating the Agenda 82 Terms to Know 83 Review Questions 84 Chapter 4 Defining the Project Goals 85 Agreeing on the Deliverables 86 Goals and Objectives 86 Deliverables 89 Discovering Requirements 90 The Role of the Business Analyst 91 Requirements-Gathering Process 92 Critical Success Factors 94 Identifying Assumptions and Constraints 96 Defining Assumptions 97 Defining Constraints 98 Creating the Project Scope Statement 99 Contents of the Project Scope Statement 100 Obtaining Sign-off 102 Creating the Project Scope Management Plan 103 Creating the Communications Plan 103 Terms to Know 105 Review Questions 106 Chapter 5 Breaking Down the Project Activities 107 Constructing the Work Breakdown Structure 108 Organizing the WBS Levels 109 Work Packages 111 Identification Codes 112 Outline View 113 Defining Tasks and Activities 114 Managing the Work 114 Activity Sequencing 116 Determining Milestones 117 Constructing the Responsibility Assignment Matrix 118 Estimating Activity Durations 120 Expert Judgment 120 Parametric Estimating 120 Establishing Dependencies 121 Constructing a Network Diagram 122 Precedence Diagramming 123 Activity on Node 124 Diagramming Method of Choice 124 Terms to Know 124 Review Questions 125 Chapter 6 Planning and Acquiring Resources 127 Planning the Project Team 128 Skills Assessment 129 Deciding Who's Needed 131 Negotiating for Team Members 132 Staffing Assignments 134 Acquiring Materials, Supplies, and Equipment 135 Questions to Ask 136 Make or Buy 138 Procurement Plan 139 Resource Plan 139 Contracting for Resources 140 Request for Proposal and More 141 Soliciting Bids 142 Choosing a Supplier 143 Awarding the Contract 145 Closing Out the Contract 145 Terms to Know 145 Review Questions 146 Chapter 7 Assessing Risk 147 Identifying Risks 148 Types of Project Risks 150 Common Project Risks: Where Are They Hiding? 150 Identification Techniques 154 Risk Analysis Techniques 160 Risk Probability and Impact 160 Risk Tolerance 163 Planning for Risks 164 Responding to Risks 165 Escalate 166 Accept 166 Avoid 166 Transfer 167 Mitigate 167 Exploit 168 Share 168 Enhance 168 Contingency Planning 168 Residual and Seco
Chapter 1 Building the Foundation.
Chapter 2 Developing Project Management Skills.
Chapter 3 Initiating the Project.
Chapter 4 Defining the Project Goals.
Chapter 5 Breaking Down the Project Activities.
Chapter 6 Planning and Acquiring Resources.
Chapter 7 Assessing Risk.
Chapter 8 Developing the Project Plan.
Chapter 9 Budgeting 101.
Chapter 10 Executing the Project.
Chapter 11 Controlling the Project Outcome.
Chapter 12 Closing the Books.
Appendix A Answers to Review Questions.
Appendix B Sample Project Management Forms.
Appendix C Sample Project Management Checklists.
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