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Project management tools and techniques for success

Author: Christine B Tayntor
Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press, ©2010.
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Emphasizing that it is easier and more cost effective to make changes in the planning phases of a project than later on in the process, Project Management Tools and Techniques for Success provides an accessible introduction to project management fundamentals. Highlighting approaches for avoiding common pitfalls, it begins with an introduction to project management that compares and contrasts the stages of poor  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Tayntor, Christine B.
Project management tools and techniques for success.
Boca Raton : CRC Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2010010973
(OCoLC)528411067
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christine B Tayntor
ISBN: 9781439816318 143981631X
OCLC Number: 667653289
Description: 1 online resource (xix, 270 pages) : illustrations
Contents: List of Figures; List of Tables; Introduction; About the Author; Section I Introduction to Project Management; Chapter 1: Defining Project Management; Definitions; Project Constraints; Types of Project Management; Measuring Maturity; Understanding the Stages of Poor Project Management; Defining the Phases of Formal Project Management; Chapter 2: Project Management and Change; The Basics of Change; Roles Associated with Change; The Impact of Change; Components of Successful Change; Chapter 3: Being Prepared; Classic Failures; Six Sigma and Project Management; Design for Six Sigma. Chapter 4: Introduction to the Case StudyThe Worldwide Widget Company Headquarters Relocation Project; Section II The Initiation/Definition Phase; Chapter 5: Getting Started --
Choosing the Right People; The Project Champion; The Project Manager; Characteristics of a Successful Project Manager; The Initial Project Team; Facilitators and outside Advisors; What Can Go Wrong?; Chapter 6: Ensuring It Is the Right Project; Step 1: Define the Problem; Step 2: Establish a Project Charter; Step 3: Define the Scope; Step 4: Identify Customers and Other Stakeholders; Step 5: Understand the Current State. Step 6: Identify Customer RequirementsStep 7: Prioritize the Requirements; Step 8: Identify Potential Solutions; Step 9: Evaluate Potential Solutions' Effect on Customer Requirements; Step 10: Define the New State; What Can Go Wrong?; Chapter 7: Managing Expectations; Step 1: Develop a List of What Will Not Be Included in the Project Scope; Step 2: Develop Measurements of Success for the Proposed Solution; Step 3: Gain Customer Buy-in; Step 4: Calibrate Team Expectations; What Can Go Wrong?; Chapter 8: Identifying and Avoiding Risks: The Initial Risk Assessment; Step 1: Identify the Risk. Step 2: Evaluate the Potential Effects and Severity of the RiskStep 3: Prioritize the Risks; Step 4: Develop a Mitigation Plan; What Can Go Wrong?; Chapter 9: Drafting the Preliminary Business Case; What Is Involved?; Contents of Business Case; The Approval Process; What Can Go Wrong?; Section III The Planning Phase, Part 1: Who is Involved?; Chapter 10: The Critical Question: Who is Leading the Project?; An Important Distinction; Characteristics of Successful Leaders; The Role of Mentors; The Project Management Office; What Can Go Wrong?; Chapter 11: Forming the Team; Number of Teams. Selecting Team MembersTeam Sourcing; Team Dynamics; What Can Go Wrong?; Chapter12: Dealing with Customers and Stakeholders; Classifying Customers and Stakeholders; Establishing Expectations; Gaining Trust; What Can Go Wrong?; Section IV The Planning Phase, Part 2: What, Where, and When; Chapter 13: Establishing the Road Map; Work Breakdown Structure; Network Diagrams; Project Schedule; What Can Go Wrong?; Chapter 14: Project Specifications and Statements of Work; Project Specifications; Statements of Work; What Can Go Wrong?; Chapter 15: Completing the Plan; Project Plan; Risks.
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Emphasizing the power of upfront planning techniques to prevent projects from imploding, this book explains the tools and concepts of Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) in an easy to understand style.  Read more...

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