Every organizational endeavor is based on project management. Projects range from simple to complex, with a definite beginning and a definite end. In manufacturing, as an example, the production of each unit of a product is defined as a project. The lifecycle goes from raw material to the product delivery stage, with steps in between managed as a rigorous project. This book covers the mechanics of project management and offers the requirements for executing a project using a systems-engineering framework and the project management body of knowledge, as advocated by the Project Management Institute. It includes the nuts and bolts for untangling the knots that often exist in project execution.
1. Project Integration. 2. Scope Management. 3. Time Management. 4. Cost Management. 5. Quality Management. 6. Human Resources Management. 7. Communications Management. 8. Risk Management. 9. Procurement Management.
Decisions in business, industry, government, and the military are predicated on performing data analytics to generate effective and relevant decisions, which will inform appropriate control actions. The purpose of the focus series is to generate a collection of short form books focused on analytic tools and techniques for decision making and related control actions.