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📙 The definitive guide to project management : the fast track to getting the job done on time and on budget by Sebastian Nokes; Sean Kelly — epub download


About the authors Acknowledgements Preface to the Second Edition List of figures An introductory case study 1 Introduction Aims of this chapter What's new about the new edition? What do project managers really want? Emerging standards for project management Project management is founded on common sense How readers can use this book What kinds of project is this book aimed at? Project management's nine knowledge areas Projects as a distinct class of activity Managing projects The project management lifecycle Summary Notes 2 Project organization, people and management Aims of this chapter Structure of this chapter First thoughts Main kinds of organization and consequences for project management Project management system Project organization and project roles Managing the project team Project lifecycle Summary Further reading Notes 3 Project management processes Aims of this chapter Process groups rationale and general principles The initiating process group The planning process group The executing process group The monitoring and controlling process group The closing process group Summary Notes 4 Project integration management Aims of this chapter What is project integration management? The role of integration in project management A first look at project integration management Processes and process groups of integration management Develop project charter Develop preliminary project scope statement Develop project management plan Project initiation Direct and manage project execution Other project integration management tools and techniques Summary Further reading Notes 5 Project scope management Aims of this chapter What is project scope management? Principles of project scope management Scope planning Scope definition Create work breakdown structure Scope verification Scope creep Scope control Scope management process in action Summary 6 Project time management Aims of this chapter What is time management? Time management in projects Trading time Activity definition Activity sequencing Activity resource estimating Activity duration estimating Schedule development Schedule control Meetings and time management 7 Cost management Aims of this chapter Costs matter Key concepts The importance of costs and financial knowledge Scope and cost Five rules of thumb for estimating costs A specialist task Cost management process groups Cost estimating Cost budgeting Cost control Summary Further reading Notes 8 Quality management Aims of this chapter An introduction to the concept of quality Quality management an overview of the knowledge area Quality and quality management defined Quality planning The difference between quality assurance and quality control Summary Further reading Notes 9 People management (human resources) &nbpter People matter HR planning Acquire the project team Develop the project team Manage the project team Summary Further reading 10 Project communications management Aims of this chapter Why communication is important in projects Some problems of project communication Ten principles of project communication A systematic approach to communications management Summary Further reading 11 Project risk management Aims of this chapter What is project risk management? Risk management principles Risk management planning Risk identification Qualitative risk analysis Quantitative risk analysis Risk response planning Risk monitoring and control Summary 12 Project procurement management Aims of this chapter What is project procurement management? Why bother with procurement management? How does procurement management fit in the process groups? Critical factors in procurement Steps in project procurement management Contracts Contract statement of work Contract administration Contract change control system The project manager's role The special problems of IT procurement Centralized/decentralized contracting Summary Notes 13 Professional responsibility Aims of this chapter What is a profession? What is professional responsibility? The business case for professional responsibility The PMI and professional responsibility Codes of ethics Summary Note Appendix A: The critical chain method Understanding activity durations Critical chain and activity durations Focus on critical activities The project buffer as a diagnostic Action summary Notes Appendix B: Benefits management The problem Benefits management Business benefits Conclusion Appendix C: PMI exam preparation Aims of this appendix What are the credentials offered by the PMI? PMP or CAPM? Exam structure Preparing for and sitting the exam Examples of questions Afterword: Ten top tips for managing projects Index

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