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Essential project management skills

Author: Kerry R Wills
Publisher: Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

Project managers are increasingly taking on more than just managing plans and direct reports, they fill a consultative role requiring skills for facilitation, negotiation, and relationship  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wills, Kerry R.
Essential project management skills.
Boca Raton : Taylor & Francis, 2010
(DLC) 2009051623
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kerry R Wills
ISBN: 9781439827178 1439827176
OCLC Number: 649911979
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 208 pages)
Contents: Background Changing Project Landscape Overview Trend 1- Reduce Cost Trend 2 - Increased Complexity Trend 3 - Additional Rigor Trend 4 - Changing Workforce Reduce Cost: Outsourcing Additional Attention Intangibles Reduce Cost: Shared Services Competing Priorities Additional Steps Resource Skills Intangibles Increased Complexity: More Technology Layers Additional Planning Different Skill Needs Increased Complexity: Enterprise Focus Standards and Fit Broader Requirements Increased Complexity: Third-Party Vendors Planning Loss of Some Control Additional Rigor: Demand Management and Governance Additional Planning No Slack Intangibles Additional Rigor: Process and Tools Additional Planning Applicability Changing Workforce: Specialized Resources High-Demand Resources Missing the Big Picture Changing Workforce: Mobile Resources Losing Key Resources Impacts Success Summary of Impacts The New Project Management Skills Overview Additional Rigor Consultative Approach Managing Information Leadership Additional Rigor Diligent Project Planning Use a Standard Methodology for Delivery Use Resources Intelligently Diligent Project Management Use Metrics Appropriately Improve Competencies Consultative Approach Relationship Focus Influencing Self-Management Political Savvy Managing Information Proper Communications Planning Gathering Information: Visibility Presenting and Sharing Information Leading the Team Motivating Team Members Empower the Team Be a Champion for the Team Handling Conflicts and Difficult People Summary Tying It All Together Planning Is an Investment Constant Diligence Making Time for the Right Things Recognizing That People Will Make the Project Successful Be Conscious Situational Adaptation Summary of Techniques and Skills References
Responsibility: Kerry R. Wills.


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