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Project management survival : a practical guide to leading, managing & delivering challenging projects

Author: Richard Jones
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Kogan Page, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"If you are suddenly asked to manage a floundering project, the likelihood is that you will find yourself feeling out of your depth. Project Management Survival will furnish you with the skills and guidance needed to take your project forward successfully."--BOOK JACKET.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Jones
ISBN: 9780749450106 074945010X
OCLC Number: 124031851
Description: viii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Understanding projects --
What are projects and why do they fail? --
Dead project walking : why some projects must be killed --
Where are we? --
Diagnosing an existing project --
Getting the right initial plan --
Leading projects --
Project scope and initiation --
Agreeing objectives --
Milestones --
Refining milestones --
Activities/work breakdown structure --
Assigning resources --
Time estimation --
Resource availability --
Dependencies --
Risk and mitigation --
Getting the plan right --
Optimizing the plan --
Staying on track --
Roles, responsibilities and communication --
Updating the plan --
Monitoring progress --
Handling issues --
Controlling change --
Reporting --
Project closure.
Responsibility: Richard Jones.
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