Project Management ToolBox: Tools and Techniques for the Practicing Project Manager

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 5, 2016 - Technology & Engineering - 480 pages
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Boost your performance with improved project management tactics

Project Management ToolBox: Tools and Techniques for the Practicing Project Manager, Second Edition offers a succinct explanation of when, where, and how to use project management resources to enhance your work. With updated content that reflects key advances in the project management field, including planning, implementation, control, cost, and scheduling, this revised text offers added material that covers relevant topics, such as agility, change management, governance, reporting, and risk management. This comprehensive resource provides a contemporary set of tools, explaining each tool's purpose and intention, development, customization and variations, and benefits and disadvantages. Additionally, examples, tips, and milestone checks guide you through the application of these tools, helping you practically apply the information you learn.

Effective project management can support a company in increasing market share, improving the quality of products, and enhancing customer service. With so many aspects of project management changing as the business world continues to evolve, it is critical that you stay up to date on the latest topics in this field.

  • Explore emerging topics within the world of project management, keeping up to date on the latest, most relevant subject areas
  • Leverage templates, exercises, and PowerPoint presentations to enhance your project management skills
  • Discuss tips, reporting, implementation, documentation, and other essentials of the project management field
  • Consider how project management fits into various industries, including technology, construction, healthcare, and product development

Project Management ToolBox: Tools and Techniques for the Practicing Project Manager, Second Edition is an essential resource for experienced project managers and project management students alike.

 

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Contents

PROJECT INITIATION TOOLS
23
CONTENTS
34
PairwiseRanking
46
PROJECT INITIATION
55
INDEX
71
PROJECT PLANNING TOOLS
81
CONTENTS
100
References
109
TheJoggingLine
251
The Milestone Prediction Chart
257
COST MANAGEMENT
273
EarnedValueAnalysis
280
MilestoneAnalysis
294
AGILE PROJECT EXECUTION
301
Range of accuracy 189 and Assumptions 72 75 85 88
309
SprintTaskBoard
313

SCOPE PLANNING
111
TheScopeStatement
118
The Work Breakdown Structure
126
The Product Breakdown Structure
137
SCHEDULE DEVELOPMENT
145
The TimeScaled Arrow Diagram
162
References
183
BottomupEstimate
199
Choosing a CostPlanning Tool
211
SCHEDULE MANAGEMENT
237
TheSlipChart
243
References
321
The Summary Status Report
337
Choosing Your Reporting Tools
349
The Project Closure Report
363
ConcludingRemarks
373
Requirements 377 379 385 393 394 399
377
The Risk Identification Checklist
387
MonteCarloAnalysis
399
INFLUENCING PROJECT STAKEHOLDERS
423
Index
451
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About the author (2016)

RUSS J. MARTINELLI has served as a program manager at Intel, Loral, and Lockheed Martin, and is a founder of the Program Management Academy. He also provides training and consulting services to companies in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors.

DRAGAN Z. MILOSEVIC, PHD, PMP, has been an Associate Professor of Engineering and Technology Management at Portland State University (Oregon), a consultant and trainer, and has conducted seminars in many parts of the world. He is the author of multiple books and dozens of papers on the subject of project management.

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