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The Project Manager's Emergency Kit

1st Edition

By Ralph L. Kliem, PMP

CRC Press

224 pages | 52 B/W Illus.

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Description

Project success requires a solid understanding and proper implementation of the tools, techniques, and principles of project management. A reference for both the novice and expert project manager, The Project Manager's Emergency Kit provides you with everything you will need to get your project off to a solid start and overcome any emergencies that may arise during the project life cycle. It supplies you with over 200 project management tools, techniques, and principles arranged in alphabetical order.

The text provides guidance on how to complete projects on time and within budget while meeting the needs of your customers. It presents easy-to-follow project planning steps covering the responsibilities, work breakdown structures, time and cost estimating, scheduling, resource allocation, and budgeting. The Project Manager's Emergency Kit provides you with straightforward guidelines that will help you overcome any challenges that may arise and deliver a product or service that will satisfy everyone who has a stake in the outcome of your project.

Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction

Project Management

Major Characteristics of a Project

Reasons for Project Management

Ways to Avoid Project Failure

What to do When you Realize Your Project Will Fail

Reasons for Project Management

Key Project Participants

Project Manager’s Expectations of Project Sponsor

Expectations from Project Sponsor

Project Manager’s Expectations of Client

Expectations from the Client

Project Manager’s Expectations of the Project Team

Expectations of the Project Team

Defining

Introduction

Goals/Objective Setting

Risk Management

Statement of Work

Planning

Introduction

Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)

WBS Responsibilities

Estimating

Estimating Responsibilities

Scheduling

Scheduling Responsibilities

Resource Allocation

Budgeting

Budgeting Responsibilities

Organizing

Introduction

Team Organization

Project Procedures

Forms

Reports

Project Manual

Project Library

Newsletter

History Files

Project Software

Controlling

Introduction

Tracking and Monitoring

Contingency Planning

Replanning

Effective Meetings

Change Control

Project Termination

Leading

Project Leadership

Leadership Qualities

Team Building

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS042000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science
BUS101000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Project Management
COM032000
COMPUTERS / Information Technology