Fast Projects

Author: Fergus O'Connell
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 0273747460
Format: PDF
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We are all faced with projects going off the rails, veering far from what we initially set out to do, costing ten times as much and taking far too long to complete - this is just part of everyday working life. Honing our general skills in project management seems like the obvious answer, but Fast Projects promises a quicker and easier solution - cutting the time to get projects done in the first place. Learning to operate within a short schedule not only cuts costs and improves revenue and cash flow, but it also sets you aside as a sharper and slicker operation. How to build, shorten and execute a realistic plan in the shortest time possible is covered in detail along with a specific focus on ensuring you have clearly defined goals and are making accurate project predictions with a successful tracking progress. Using worked examples and tried and tested techniques, Fast Projects is your practical guide to ensuring projects not only succeed, but are delivered early. If you want to get the most out of your team and take control of your workload, resources and time, this book is for you.

Project Management for Humans

Author: Brett Harned
Publisher: Rosenfeld Media
ISBN: 1933820357
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Project management—it’s not just about following a template or using a tool, but rather developing personal skills and intuition to find a method that works for everyone. Whether you’re a designer or a manager, Project Management for Humans will help you estimate and plan tasks, scout and address issues before they become problems, and communicate with and hold people accountable.

Project Management in the Fast Lane

Author: Robert C. Newbold
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498738060
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This cutting edge, "how to" manual details proven methods for turning around chronically late, overbudget, and underperforming projects. Project Management in the Fast Lane explains how Theory of Constraints tools can be applied to achieve effective, breakthrough solutions in virtually any environment. It includes a complete discussion of the Critical Chain scheduling approach pioneered by Eli Goldratt-the most significant new development in project scheduling in the last 40 years! The project management tools described in Project Management in the Fast Lane are clearly outlined and will help project managers in manufacturing, construction, and new product development in any field find efficient, practical, and sound solutions to management issues. Common problems related to deadlines, budgets, project performance, and more are thoroughly treated, providing a solid basis for applying tools to familiar problems. This book is sure to inspire managers, executives, engineers, and MIS and quality assurance professionals to rethink their management approaches and create dramatic, profit-driven improvements in their organizations.

Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge PMBOK Guide Fifth Edition

Author: Project Management Institute
Publisher: Project Management Institute
ISBN: 1935589814
Format: PDF
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A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) —Fifth Edition reflects the collaboration and knowledge of working project managers and provides the fundamentals of project management as they apply to a wide range of projects. This internationally recognized standard gives project managers the essential tools to practice project management and deliver organizational results. • A 10th Knowledge Area has been added; Project Stakeholder Management expands upon the importance of appropriately engaging project stakeholders in key decisions and activities. • Project data information and information flow have been redefined to bring greater consistency and be more aligned with the Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom (DIKW) model used in the field of Knowledge Management. • Four new planning processes have been added: Plan Scope Management, Plan Schedule Management, Plan Cost Management and Plan Stakeholder Management: These were created to reinforce the concept that each of the subsidiary plans are integrated through the overall project management plan.

How to Run Successful High tech Project based Organizations

Author: Fergus O'Connell
Publisher: Artech House Publishers
ISBN: 9781580530101
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book offers you practical, real-world steps to creating a Structured Project Management (SPM) system throughout your organization. Based on the ten steps in best-selling author Fergus O'Connell's previous book, How to Run Successful Projects, this book expands on that concept to offer a thorough solution to keeping today's high-tech companies competitive, on budget, and on schedule.

Syngress IT Security Project Management Handbook

Author: Susan Snedaker
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780080489773
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The definitive work for IT professionals responsible for the management of the design, configuration, deployment, and maintenance of enterprise wide security projects. Provides specialized coverage of key project areas including Penetration Testing, Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems, and Access Control Systems. The first and last word on managing IT security projects, this book provides the level of detail and content expertise required to competently handle highly complex security deployments. In most enterprises, be they corporate or governmental, these are generally the highest priority projects and the security of the entire business may depend on their success. * The first book devoted exclusively to managing IT security projects * Expert authors combine superb project management skills with in-depth coverage of highly complex security projects * By mastering the content in this book, managers will realise shorter schedules, fewer cost over runs, and successful deployments

Fast Track to Success

Author: Patrick Harper-Smith
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780273719922
Format: PDF
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Brings together the latest business thinking, cutting edge online material and all the practical techniques you need to fast track your career. • •Practical Focus- illustrates how to adapt traditional project management tools and techniques for modern business teams in areas such as marketing, finance or operations. •Shows you where to start- too many project managers start by asking 'what are we going to do'? the real starting point should be to ask 'what are we going to achieve-what are our objectives' •Unique combination of practical business tools, real life case stories and thought leadership. •Goes beyond skills development to link directly to personal career development. Project management is no longer the preserve of the specialist. Effective managers now recognise that most operational activities aimed at achieving key team objectives can and should be considered projects and managed accordingly. Typically these projects will range from:complex operational tasks, one off initiatives such as moving office or installing a new IT system, To the development of new products and services. However, whilst many of the traditional project management principles still apply, most tools and techniques need to be adapted and simplified to make them relevant to modern businesses. For those that master these new skills, exciting career opportunities lie ahead that accelerate functional managers into new areas. Fast Track to Success- Project Management presents an integrated approach that will accelerate your project management skills, not just in getting tasks done, but in planning complete projects and managing your team to deliver the best possible outcomes.

What You Need to Know about Project Management

Author: Fergus O'Connell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0857081608
Format: PDF, ePub
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What You Need to Know About Project Management Project Management is all about getting things done without spending too much or taking too long. But when you start hearing things like man-days, PSOs and stakeholders, it just makes it difficult to understand. So what do you really need to know about project management? Find out: Why setting clear goals matters How to estimate absolutely everything. How to get things back on track after they’ve gone wrong How to track big projects Why work/life balance matters when you’re running a big project This clear and simple approach will mean you’ll never panic when faced with a big project again. Read More in the Want You Need to Know Series and Get to Speed on the Essentials… Fast.

The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management

Author: Eric Verzuh
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119086582
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The all-inclusive guide to exceptional project management The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management is the comprehensive guide to real-world project management methods, tools, and techniques. Practical, easy-to-use, and deeply thorough, this book gives you answers you need now. You'll find the cutting-edge ideas and hard-won wisdom of one of the field's leading experts, delivered in short, lively segments that address common management issues. Brief descriptions of important concepts, tips on real-world applications, and compact case studies illustrate the most sought-after skills and the pitfalls you should watch out for. This new fifth edition features new case studies, new information on engaging stakeholders, change management, new guidance on using Agile techniques, and new content that integrates current events and trends in the project management sphere. Project management is a complex role, with seemingly conflicting demands that must be coordinated into a single, overarching, executable strategy — all within certain time, resource, and budget constraints. This book shows you how to get it all together and get it done, with expert guidance every step of the way. Navigate complex management issues effectively Master key concepts and real-world applications Learn from case studies of today's leading experts Keep your project on track, on time, and on budget From finding the right sponsor to clarifying objectives to setting a realistic schedule and budget projection, all across different departments, executive levels, or technical domains, project management incorporates a wide range of competencies. The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management shows you what you need to know, the best way to do it, and what to watch out for along the way.