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Project Management Bootcamp
A step-by-step guide

  • Available for pre-order on June 22, 2023. Item will ship after July 13, 2023
ISBN 9781032521220
July 13, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
492 Pages 62 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Project Management Bootcamp is a pragmatic guide for those who need to understand how to deliver projects successfully. The reader journeys through a project stage by stage, discovering what project managers commonly need to achieve at each step. Each step is supported by tables, charts, tips, and tools, which the reader may adopt or adapt to their needs and different ways of organising and delivering projects, including agile approaches, are considered.

Because theory can only get you so far, a key element of the book is learning from real projects drawing on the experience of project managers working across three continents. Each chapter ends with challenges to the reader to reflect on their learning, which can be based on a theoretical case study or their own project. The result is a reflective framework that charts their learning and their project management journey from initiation to closure.

Project Management Bootcamp is essential reading for junior and mid-level career Project Managers, and any professional who finds themselves in charge of a project and unsure how to get the best result. Students on business and management courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level will also value its setting of theory into a practical context.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 Grasping the Basics

Chapter 2 Framing our Project

Chapter 3 Preparing for Launch Part 1: Compiling the Four Document Set

Chapter 4 Preparing for Launch Part 2: Writing the Business Case

Chapter 5 Preparing for Launch Part 3: The Project Plan

Chapter 6 Project Team Creation & Management: Round up the Usual Suspects

Chapter 7 Communications and Engagement: Who is Holding the Stake?

Chapter 8 Managing Risks and Issues: What could possibly go wrong?

Chapter 9 Managing Change: Getting to Grips with the Real World

Chapter 10 Supplier Management: Your supplier is your supplier – not your friend

Chapter 11 Monitoring, Controlling, and Reporting: Keeping on Top of Progress

Chapter 12 Managing and Realising the Benefits: Just when you thought it was all over... (1)

Chapter 13 Project Closure: Just when you thought it was all over... (2)

Chapter 14 Project First Aid: How to stop a project bleeding to death

Appendix 1 Facilitating Discovery

Appendix 2 Partnership Working in UK Construction – A Journey from Conflict to Collaboration

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Peter Cross began his career in local government and it was there that he became an “accidental” project manager when he was made responsible for delivering IT and business change projects. Later, he moved on to computer audit for an international accounting firm, where he had the opportunity to review and comment on IT project failures in both the public and private sectors. He qualified as a Programme Manager and went on to lead a wide variety of projects and programmes. He now works in the UK and Europe, delivering, advising on, and rescuing projects with construction elements as well as IT and business change.