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A project manager's book of tools and techniques : a companion to the PMBOK Guide

Author: Cynthia Snyder
Publisher: Hoboken, New Jersey : Wiley, 2018.
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"This valuable companion to the Project Management Institute'sA Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) ; Sixth Edition presents comprehensive examples and explanations of the tools and techniques presented in thePMBOK Guide. Designed specifically to assist both new and experienced project managers in handling all aspects of a project, this title explins the how ; when it comes to project
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Snyder, Cynthia, 1962- author.
Project manager's book of tools and techniques a companion to the PMBOK Guide
Hoboken : Wiley, 2018
(DLC) 2017036476
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cynthia Snyder
ISBN: 9781119424857 1119424852 9781119424840 1119424844
OCLC Number: 1014009533
Notes: Includes index.
Machine generated contents note: Acknowledgments Introduction Part 1 Data Gathering 1.0 Data Gathering Techniques 1.1 Benchmarking 1.2 Brainstorming 1.3 Checksheets 1.4 Checklists 1.5 Focus Groups 1.6 Statistical Sampling Part 2 Data Analysis 2.0 Data Analysis Techniques 2.1 Alternative Analysis 2.2 Cost Benefit Analysis 2.3 Cost of Quality 2.4 Decision Tree 2.5 Earned Value Analysis 2.6 Influence Diagrams 2.7 Make or Buy Analysis 2.8 Performance Indexes 2.9 Regression Analysis 2.10 Reserve Analysis 2.11 Root Cause Analysis 2.12 Sensitivity Analysis 2.13 Stakeholder Analysis 2.14 SWOT Analysis 2.15 Technical Performance Analysis 2.16 Variance Analysis 2.17 What if Analysis Part Three Data Representation 3.0 Data Representation Techniques 3.1 Cause and Effect 3.2 Control Charts 3.3 Flow Charts 3.4 Histograms 3.5 Logical Data Model 3.6 Mind Mapping 3.7 P x I Matrix 3.8 Resource Breakdown Structure 3.9 Responsibility Assignment Matrix 3.10 Scatter Diagrams 3.11 Stakeholder Mapping Part Four Estimating 4.0 Estimating Techniques 4.1 Analogous Estimating 4.2 Bottom Up Estimating 4.3 Estimate at Completion 4.4 Estimate to Complete 4.5 Parametric Estimating 4.6 To Complete Performance Index 4.7 Three Point Estimating 4.8 Variance at Completion Part Five Interpersonal and Team Skills 5.0 Interpersonal and Team Skills 5.1 Conflict Management 5.2 Decision Making 5.3 Nominal Group Technique 5.4 Problem Solving Part Six Other 6.0 Other 6.1 Context Diagram 6.2 Critical Path Method 6.3 Funding Limit Reconciliation 6.4 Inspection 6.5 Leads and Lags 6.6 Precedence Diagramming Method 6.7 Prompt Lists 6.8 Prototypes 6.9 Resource Optimization 6.10 Rolling Wave Planning 6.11 Schedule Compression Index.
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Contents: Acknowledgments vii Introduction ix Part 1 Data Gathering 1 1.0 Data Gathering Techniques 2 1.1 Benchmarking 3 1.2 Brainstorming 6 1.3 Check Sheets 8 1.4 Checklists 10 1.5 Focus Groups 12 1.6 Statistical Sampling 14 Part 2 Data Analysis 17 2.0 Data Analysis Techniques 18 2.1 Alternatives Analysis 19 2.2 Cost Benefi t Analysis 24 2.3 Cost of Quality 27 2.4 Decision Tree 31 2.5 Earned Value Analysis 36 2.6 Infl uence Diagrams 41 2.7 Make-or-Buy Analysis 44 2.8 Performance Index 46 2.9 Regression Analysis 48 2.10 Reserve Analysis 51 2.11 Root Cause Analysis 55 2.12 Sensitivity Analysis 58 2.13 Stakeholder Analysis 63 2.14 SWOT Analysis 67 2.15 Technical Performance Analysis 70 2.16 Variance Analysis 72 2.17 What-If Analysis 74 Part 3 Data Representation 77 3.0 Data Representation Techniques 78 3.1 Cause-and-Effect Diagram 79 3.2 Control Charts 82 3.3 Flowcharts 87 3.4 Histograms 90 3.5 Logical Data Model 93 3.6 Mind Mapping 96 3.7 Probability and Impact Matrix 98 3.8 Resource Breakdown Structure 101 3.9 Responsibility Assignment Matrix 103 3.10 Scatter Diagrams 106 3.11 Stakeholder Mapping 108 Part 4 Estimating 111 4.0 Estimating Techniques 112 4.1 Analogous Estimating 113 4.2 Bottom-Up Estimating 116 4.3 Estimate at Completion 119 4.4 Estimate to Complete 123 4.5 Parametric Estimating 126 4.6 To-Complete Performance Index 128 4.7 Three-Point Estimating 131 4.8 Variance at Completion 134 Part 5 Interpersonal and Team Skills 137 5.0 Interpersonal and Team Skills 138 5.1 Confl ict Management 139 5.2 Decision Making 145 5.3 Nominal Group Technique 151 5.4 Problem Solving 153 Part 6 Other Techniques 157 6.0 Other Techniques 158 6.1 Context Diagram 159 6.2 Critical Path Method 161 6.3 Funding Limit Reconciliation 170 6.4 Inspection 172 6.5 Leads and Lags 174 6.6 Precedence Diagramming Method 177 6.7 Prompt Lists 181 6.8 Prototypes 184 6.9 Resource Optimization 186 6.10 Rolling-Wave Planning 189 6.11 Schedule Compression 192 Appendix: Case Study Scenarios 197 Index 203
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"This valuable companion to the Project Management Institute'sA Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) ; Sixth Edition presents comprehensive examples and explanations of the tools and techniques presented in thePMBOK Guide. Designed specifically to assist both new and experienced project managers in handling all aspects of a project, this title explins the how ; when it comes to project management theory. Concrete examples of tools for project managers will fill the gap in this PM knowledge area and provide necessary guidance for both practicing project managers and students"--

"Designed specifically to assist both new and experienced project managers in handling all aspects of a project, this title explins the "how" when it comes to project management theory. Concrete examples of tools for project managers will fill the gap in this PM knowledge area and provide necessary guidance for both practicing project managers and students"--

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