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2nd Edition

Training for Project Management
Volume 2: Methods and Techniques

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ISBN 9780566088735
Published December 18, 2008 by Routledge
448 Pages

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Book Description

As projects continue to grow in scale, cost and complexity, the need for consistent and professional project management techniques for planning, organizing, controlling costs, risk management, managing progress, performance and change has never been greater. These ready-to-use training activities and exercises are designed to stimulate learning in the technical aspects of project management. The activities in the collection cover five distinct areas: ¢ Value Analysis, Risk Assessment and Project Optimization ¢ Planning and Estimating ¢ Measuring Progress, Testing and Validation ¢ Managing Priorities and Organizational Objectives ¢ Integrating Project Management Skills Detailed guidance on the standards, tools and techniques for planning, estimating, managing and measuring successful projects is given, together with a wide range of activity types. The second edition includes five brand new exercises. Two companion manuals, Volume 1: Skills and Principles, and Volume 3: Innovation, Value and Performance, are also available.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; Part One Value Analysis, Risk Assessment and Project Optimization: Functional analysis; Risk analysis; Kick out waste; Petro-world resource levelling; Paper plan engineering; Ball passing revolution; Blues. Part Two Planning and Estimating: The carpet layers; Pert home construction kit; White wedding and used car; Systems development; How much does it cost?; The highest mountain in Australia; The Temple of Oova; Simple planning exercise. Part Three Measuring Progress Testing and Validation: Painting the flat; 100% or bust; Productivity analysis; C/SCSC: the 35 Department of Defense criteria; Change of holiday contract; Route planner; Progress iterations. Part Four Managing Priorities and Organizational Objectives: Project audit framework; Balanced portfolio; Heavyweight project managers; Exceptional accountability; Obstacles to project management; Consultancy mission; Steps to change; PM software selection; It's about time. Part Five Integrating Project Management Skills: Egg box micro project; Bridge micro project; Kit construction micro plan; Project script; The autonomous team activity; Project steps; Project quiz; Project entrepreneur.

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Ian Stokes has many years experience of training in project management techniques across continental Europe. He has worked with the most successful suppliers of project management software and in the mid 1980s moved to France to develop methodology and training courses for a contracting and consulting company in the European space sector. He is the Chairman of two small consulting/training companies and more recently has developed and facilitated a number of different training courses based on active learning, including several three-day project management simulations, one- and two-day 'micro-projects' and teambuilding activities.