Contemporary organisations proliferate with projects. Managing projects, working with project managers and delivering project excellence have become fundamental skills in the world of business, resulting in an array of approaches, tools and techniques that can bewilder. This shortform text homes in on the absolute essential elements of the field.
With practical insights throughout, the book provides readers with a concise understanding of key concepts, techniques and outcomes such as ownership, execution, success, quality, budgets and risks. Features include essential summaries and expert guides to further reading.
Authored by an experienced project and change management practitioner, consultant and educator, this unique resource will be essential reading for students of project management looking to excel in employment.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Projects and Project Management 3. Project Roles and Responsibilities 4. Defining Project Success 5. Planning Quality 6. Planning Timescales and Budgets 7. Identifying and Managing Risks 8.Initiating a Project 9. Kepping a Project under Control 10. Delivering and Closing a Project 11. The Absolutely Essential 'Absolute Essentials'
Paul Roberts is a management and business consultant, specialising and practising in the fields of project and change management.