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The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management.

Author: Eric Verzuh
Publisher: Wiley, 2015.
Series: Fast forward MBA series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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An updated and revised edition of the bestselling guide to managing projects For any professional responsible for coordinating projects among different departments, across executive levels, or with technical complexity, The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management offers comprehensive instruction on how to deliver on time and on budget. Get the step-by-step advice you need to find the right sponsor, clarify  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Verzuh, Eric.
Fast Forward MBA in Project Management.
: Wiley, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Verzuh
ISBN: 9781119086581 1119086582
OCLC Number: 932340299
Notes: Chapter 8: Work Breakdown Structure: Break Your Project into Manageable Units of Work.
Description: 1 online resource (555 pages).
Contents: Title Page; Copyright; Forms Available Online; Acknowledgments; About the Author; Preface; Part 1: Introduction; Chapter 1: Project Management: A Platform for Innovation; Introduction; Project Management Is Keeping Pace With Global Change; Project Management Is An Essential Leadership Skillset; Successful Projects Deliver Value; The Art And Science Of Project Leadership; A Practical Checklist For Successful Projects: How This Book Will Help You; Beyond The Book: Tools For Application And Continuous Learning; End Point; Chapter 2: Foundation Principles of Project Management; Introduction. Projects Require Project ManagementThe Challenge of Managing Projects; The Evolution of a Discipline; The Definition of Success; Project Management Functions; Project Life Cycle; Organizing for Projects; Project Managers are Leaders; End Point; Chapter 3: Build Great Products: Lessons from Agile, Lean Start-Up, and Stage-Gate; Introduction; Defining Value: A new Lens for Judging Projects Informs the Development Process; Leverage a Consistent Product Development Process; Best Practices for Capturing Requirements are Integrated into a Product Development Process. A Development Process is not Project ManagementInnovation Projects Experiment to Discover Desirability and Viability; End Point; Part 2: Defining the Project; Chapter 4: Project Initiation: Turning a Problem or Opportunity into a Project; Introduction; Project Initiation's Place in the Project Life Cycle; A Proposal Defines the Future Business Value; Managing Requirements is Tightly Linked to Project Initiation; Common Principles for Project Initiation; Basic Project Proposal Content; Designing a Realistic Initiation Process; End Point. Chapter 5: Know Your Key Stakeholders and Win Their CooperationIntroduction; Stakeholder Focus Throughout the Life of the Project; Stakeholder Management is Risk Management for People; Stakeholder Roles: Project Manager; Stakeholder Roles: Project Team; Stakeholder Roles: Management; Stakeholder Roles: The Customer; Affected Stakeholders can Make Crucial Contributions; Engage Affected Stakeholders; Lead the Stakeholders; End Point; Fast Foundation in Project Management; Chapter 6: Write the Rules: Key Documents to Manage Expectations and Define Success; Introduction. Project Rules are the FoundationPublish a Project Charter; Write a Statement of Work; Statement of Work: Minimum Content; Part 3: The Planning Process; Chapter 7: Risk Management: Minimize the Threats to Your Project; Introduction; All Project Management is Risk Management; The Risk Management Framework; Step One: Identify the Risks; Step Two: Analyze and Prioritize the Risks; Step Three: Develop Response Plans; Step Four: Establish Contingency and Reserve; Step Five: Continuous Risk Management; Unexpected Leadership; End Point; Fast Foundation in Project Management.
Series Title: Fast forward MBA series.

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An updated and revised edition of the bestselling guide to managing projects For any professional responsible for coordinating projects among different departments, across executive levels, or with technical complexity, The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management offers comprehensive instruction on how to deliver on time and on budget. Get the step-by-step advice you need to find the right sponsor, clarify objectives, and set realistic schedules and budget projections. This Fourth Edition of the 200,000-copy bestseller now covers critical new topics including: software and IT projects, agile techniques, and project selection. Perfect for beginners or experienced managers needing to bring their systems up to date, The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management allows readers to extract maximum information in minimum time.-The most comprehensive introduction to project management, updated to reflect changes in the business environment over the past few years -Full of downloadable forms and spreadsheets to help you implement the techniques in the book -Offers updated advice on getting the most from Microsoft Project.

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