Project Management For Dummies

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Synopsis

The tools you need for successful project management

In today's time-crunched, cost-conscious global business environment, tight project deadlines and stringent expectations are the norm. So what does it take to succeed? This hands-on guide introduces you to the principles of project management and shows you how to put them to use so you can successfully manage a project from start to finish. And if you're studying for the Project Management Institute's Project Management Professional® certification exam, you can rest easy knowing that this book is aligned with the guide that's the basis for the exam.

  • Project management 101-take a look at the who, what, and why of a project and discover what it really takes to ensure success
  • Keep an eye on the clock-learn how to create foolproof schedules and budgets that keep your projects on track
  • Put your team to work-get plenty of practical tips and guidelines for identifying and involving key players
  • Drive it home-uncover the best ways to track, analyze, and report on your project's activities and bring it to a successful closure
  • Up your project management game-take your skills to the next level with the use of technology and Earned Value Management

Listen to the audio and find:

  • Help for defining your project's goals and expectations
  • Guidelines for knowing your project's audience
  • Tips for breaking your project work into manageable pieces
  • The latest methods for determining and managing resources
  • How to deal with risk and uncertainty
  • Hints for providing effective leadership

Learn to:

  • Organize and schedule projects efficiently and effectively
  • Motivate any team to gain maximum productivity
  • Assess risks, manage changes, maintain communication, and live up to expectations
  • Plan for resources and stay within a budget

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