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Successful project management

Author: Trevor L Young
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Kogan Page Ltd., 2006.
Series: Creating success.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Young, Trevor L. (Trevor Leonard), 1940-
Successful project management.
London ; Philadelphia : Kogan Page, 2006
(DLC) 2006001916
(OCoLC)63171074
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Trevor L Young
ISBN: 0749445610 9780749445614 9780749451899 0749451890 9786610869381 6610869383
OCLC Number: 159935780
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 158, [1] pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction; What is success?; What happens to the project?; Defining success; Your view of success; Success depends on who is measuring; What are the perceived causes of failure?; Reduce the probability of failure; The climate for success; Why do initiatives appear to fail?; Some definitions; Projects --
are they just an accident?; What's the current climate?; What influences the climate?; The operating climate for success; The key activities; Defined roles and responsibilities- the key players; Influence of organisationalculture; The project process- key steps for success The project phasesThe phase gates; The phase gate --
a constraint?; The key steps to success; Project conception and start-up; Selecting the right project; The start-up process; Customer needs and expectations; Customer satisfaction; Identifying the project constraints; Assumptions; The kick-off meeting; Recording essential information; The definition phase; The project brief and specification; Defining the project; Risk assessment; Getting your project definition approved; Managing the stakeholders; What is a stakeholder?; Identifying stakeholders; The two most important stakeholders Stakeholder influenceGathering information about stakeholders; The stakeholder influence matrix; What happens next with stakeholders?; Managing the risks; What is a risk?; Why bother?; The risk management process; Identifying the risks; A typical starter checklist; Decide the primary response strategy; Quantifying the risks; Risk score; What do I do now?; Monitoring risks; Planning the project; A common misconception; Who needs to be involved?; Where does planning start?; Identifying the key stages; Allocating responsibility; Estimating; The critical path of your project Analyse resource requirementsOptimising your schedule; Review the project risk log; Review the project budget; Freezing the baseline schedule; Seeking approval to launch; Launching and executing the project; Preparing for project execution; The control environment; Monitoring the progress; Managing the issues arising; Tracking your project; Control the costs; Closure and postprojectevaluation; Project drift; Set the completion criteria; The acceptance process checklist; The closeout meeting; Post-project evaluation; And finally…; Standard formats for data recording; Further reading
Series Title: Creating success.
Other Titles: Sunday times
Responsibility: Trevor L Young.
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