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Project management that works : real-world advice on communicating, problem solving, and everything else you need to know to get the job done

Author: Rick A Morris; Brette McWhorter Sember
Publisher: New York : AMACOM, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Project management is one of the fastest-growing occupations in the world. The Project Management Institute has seen membership growth of more than 1000% in the last 10 years. But while many of these managers know how to plan a successful project in theory, very few have the practical tools needed to navigate the politics of today's corporate world. Project managers need more than just technical skills; they need  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rick A Morris; Brette McWhorter Sember
OCLC Number: 765823170
Notes: Title from title screen.
Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: List of Tables and Figures --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Chapter 1 --
Understanding Yourself --
DISC Profile --
Fostering Communication --
Responding to Types --
Working Through Weakness --
Chapter 2 --
Communicating on All Levels --
Determining Sponsor Styles --
Delivering Information --
Crafting the Message --
Team DISC Profiles --
Adjusting the Message --
Proper Communications Management --
Communications Documents --
Chapter 3 --
Be Trustworthy --
Coping with Questions --
Qualifying the Question --
Don't Lie! --
Dealing with Fear --
Admitting You Are Wrong. How to Fix Things If You Haven't Told the Truth --
Sometimes It Can't Be Fixed --
Chapter 4 --
Turning Around Failing Projects --
How to Spot a Project That Is on Its Way Down --
Someone Isn't Being Heard --
Watch the Ego --
When It's Wrong, It's Wrong --
Stopping a Project Before It Starts --
"It Is What It Is" --
How to Assess the Current Situation and Create an Action Plan That Works --
Chapter 5 --
Defining the Word Done --
Definition of Done in Project Management --
Team Building with the Word Done --
How Done Can Set Proper Expectations --
Lack of Historical Information. Creating Lessons Learned --
Chapter 6 --
Application of the Iron Triangle (Triple Constraint) --
What Is the Iron Triangle? --
Why the Triangle Works --
How to Implement the Triangle --
Use the Triangle for Discovery and Scoping --
Why the Triangle Shouldn't Be Used for Project Success --
Chapter 7 --
PERT Methodology in Project Planning --
What Is PERT? --
PERT for Time Estimation --
How to Factor Risk into the Equation --
Create a Work Breakdown Structure for PERT --
Examples of PERT in Action --
Chapter 8 --
Customer Focus Starts with Great Requirements --
Characteristics of Good Requirements. Functional Requirements Versus Technical Requirements --
Who Is the Real Customer? --
Work Breakdown Structure Dictionary --
Chapter 9 --
Do Not Sacrifice Your Team at Any Cost! --
The Importance of the Team Relationship --
How to Build an Effective Team Relationship --
Internal Team Satisfaction --
Team Building and Conflict Resolution --
100 Percent/10 Percent Rule --
How a Team Can Become Overburdened --
Interacting with Requestors to Avoid Overburdening --
Dealing with Mandated Dates --
Chapter 10 --
Myths About Status Meetings --
Understanding the Purpose of Meetings. Should There Be a Meeting? --
Are Your Meetings Effective? --
Setting Up a Successful Meeting --
Important Rules for Meetings --
How to Get a Meeting Back on Track --
A Big Meeting Faux Pas and Myth --
The Team Morale Killer --
How to Close a Meeting Successfully --
Chapter 11 --
Patriots and Scuds --
Dealing with Patriots and Scuds --
Understand Your Own Missiles --
Understanding Missiles --
Using Patriots --
Using Scuds --
Missiles in Public --
Missiles in Corporate Culture --
Always Have an Escape Strategy --
Chapter 12 --
A Real Risk Assessment --
Why Risk Is Important --
The Risk Process.
Responsibility: Rick A. Morris with Brette McWhorter Sember.

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Helps readers deal with the reality of unreasonable deadlines and difficult projects and shows them how to accomplish their goals without alienating their executive sponsors or the team working under  Read more...

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