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Project Management Concepts, Methods, and Techniques

1st Edition

By Claude H. Maley

Auerbach Publications

482 pages | 230 B/W Illus.

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Description

In order to succeed in today’s increasingly competitive environment, corporations, companies, governments, and nonprofit organizations must be conversant with modern project management techniques. This is especially true for individuals looking to remain professionally competitive.

Illustrating the why, what, and how of project management, Project Management Concepts, Methods, and Techniqueswill help readers develop and refine the skills needed to achieve strategic objectives. It presents a balanced blend of detailed explanatory texts and more than 200 illustrations to supply readers with actionable knowledge that can be put to use immediately.

Completely aligned with the Project Management Institute Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), this book is the ideal platform for developing the understanding needed to plan, schedule, and deliver successful projects. Explaining how to recognize performance obstacles, it supplies time-tested strategies to help you:

  • Overcome performance obstacles and produce positive results
  • Master the communication and relationship management techniques required for success
  • Develop and refine the core project management skills needed to manage projects in multi-disciplinary and cross-functional environments

Filled with exercises, worked-through answers, and self-assessment techniques, this book is an ideal guide for anyone who works directly or indirectly with the management of projects. It illustrates a wide range of real-world situations to help you develop the real-world knowledge needed to consistently deliver projects that meet and exceed stakeholder requirements well into the future.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Project Management

Projects and the Business Environment

The Life Cycle

Project Governance

Business Drivers and Business Needs

The Triple Constraint

The Project Manager’s Role and Responsibilities

Project Organizations

PMI Body of Knowledge

Project Initiation

Project Origination

Project Selection

Project Initiation

Stakeholders

Project Requirements

Role of the Project Manager

Project Planning

Synopsis and Approach

Establishing the Project Core Team

The Key Planning Steps

Scope Development

The Work Breakdown Structure

Estimating

Precedence Analysis

Case Study

Project Scheduling

Scheduling Overview

Building the Gantt Chart

Building the Cost Estimate

Resource Management

Project Communication Plan

Consolidating the Project Plan

Risk Management

Risk Management—Synopsis

Terminology

Vulnerability and Potential Risks

The Risk Management Process

Glossary of Terms

Procurement Management

Project Procurement Management Synopsis

Project Procurement Planning

Different Types of Contracts

Procurement Process: Requirement

Procurement Process: Requisition

Procurement Process: Solicitation

Procurement Process: Contract Administration

Procurement Process: Closeout

Project Implementation

Project Implementation Overview

Scope Management and Change Request Management

Project Performance Tracking and Control

Project Earned Value Management

Project Documentation Management

Project Acceptance

Project Closeout

Project Closeout Overview

Project Closure and Approval

Administrative Closure and Financial Reporting

Contract Closure

Organizational Readiness

People Management

Lessons Learned

Project Leadership Skills

The Project Manager’s Role as a Leader

The Project Manager and the Organization

The Project Manager’s Communication

Overview of Conflict Management in Projects

About the Author

Claude Maley is Managing Director of Mit Consultants, a consultancy and education practice servicing international clients in management of change, and chairman of a business solutions company. He started his career as a systems engineer with IBM, after reading estate management and building construction at the London School of Building, and has held various management positions for international organizations and companies.

His functional management and consulting experience with major corporations such as ABB, Alcatel, Areva, BP, Cadbury-Schweppes, Cartier, Caterpillar, Cisco, Ericsson, GE, Hewlett-Packard, IMS International, Motorola, Organon, Overseas Containers Limited, Pechiney, Renault Automobile, and Siemens, to name but a few, has spanned more than forty years in engineering, production and manufacturing, distribution, transportation, and marketing services sectors. This has exposed him to a variety of situations, which have all forged a deep understanding of the issues governing the management of change by projects.

In a professional career spanning forty years, Claude has held responsibility for a significant number of projects. These have involved internal organizational projects, and external commercial projects, ranging in duration from one month to five years, and in budget from $50,000 to $500 million. Claude has also participated in many projects as team leader of subsystems, and he has served on numerous occasions as an external advisor to lead project managers.

Claude is a PMP and professional speaker, instructor, and lecturer in topics ranging from general organizational, program and project management to sales and marketing, leadership, and motivation. In the practice of his consulting and education profession he has worked with more than eighty different nationalities in more than sixty nations in all continents. Claude is fluent in English, French, Spanish, and Italian.

Claude is author of educational courses and papers on business solutions, management of change by projects, organizational management and leadership, and is a member of the International Project Management Association and the Project Management Institute.

About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS101000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Project Management
COM032000
COMPUTERS / Information Technology
TEC009000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)