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Project Manager’s Portable Handbook

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The Latest Project Management Data at Your Fingertips

Fully updated throughout, this hands-on guide gives you quick access to current information on project management concepts and practices. Project Manager's Portable Handbook. third edition, offers concise, practical details on the fundamental knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to manage projects. Written by world-renowned project management experts, this compact reference summarizes best practices for defining, designing, developing, and producing project results. Handy tables, charts, models, and callout boxes illustrate pertinent information in this essential on-the-job tool.

Easy-to-Find Project Management Topics:

• The discipline of project management

• Project organizational chart

• Alternative project applications

• The strategic context of projects

• Project leadership

• Project initiation and execution

• Project planning and control

• The project culture

• Improving project management

PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS EDITIONS:

"It is perhaps the one book that best summarizes a complete knowledge set to be applied in successfully managing projects. It is the one book that project managers should not 'go to work' without." -- Ken Rose, Book Review Editor, Project Management Journal

"Unique and invaluable...direct, summarized style...wealth of information...annotated bibliography...one book a project manager should not be without." -- PM Network

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Project Manager’s Portable Handbook
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents
  5. Preface
  6. Acknowledgments
  7. Introduction
  8. Preface1
  9. Section 1. The Discipline of Project Management
    1. 1.1 Project Success or Failure
    2. 1.2 Project Management: A Distinct and Changing Discipline
    3. 1.3 Project Management Competence
    4. 1.4 A Project Management Philosophy
    5. 1.5 Benefits of Project Management
    6. 1.6 Ethics in Project Management
    7. 1.7 Project Life Cycle
    8. 1.8 Project Management Bodies of Knowledge and PM Certification
    9. 1.9 Project Management Process
    10. 1.10 Program Management
  10. Section 2. Project Organizational Design
    1. 2.1 Organizing for Project Management
    2. 2.2 Project Organization Charting
    3. 2.3 Authority-Responsibility-Accountability
    4. 2.4 Project Management Training
    5. 2.5 Working in Projects
    6. 2.6 Project Office
  11. Section 3. Alternative Project Applications
    1. 3.1 Alternative Project Teams
    2. 3.2 Reengineering Through Project Teams
    3. 3.3 The Management of Small Projects
    4. 3.4 Self-Managed Production Teams
    5. 3.5 Benchmarking Teams
    6. 3.6 Managing Change by Project Management
  12. Section 4. The Strategic Context of Projects
    1. 4.1 Selling Project Management to Senior Managers
    2. 4.2 Project Partnering
    3. 4.3 Project Strategic Issue Management
    4. 4.4 Project Stakeholder Management
    5. 4.5 The Strategic Management of Teams
    6. 4.6 Senior Management and Projects
    7. 4.7 The Board of Directors and Major Projects
    8. 4.8 International Projects
    9. 4.9 Portfolio Management for Projects
    10. 4.10 Managing Multiple Projects
  13. Section 5. Project Leadership
    1. 5.1 Overview of Project Leadership
    2. 5.2 Leadership in Projects—A Further Perspective
    3. 5.3 Coaching Project Team Members
    4. 5.4 Managing Conflict in Projects
    5. 5.5 Team Leadership
    6. 5.6 Developing the Project Manager’s Competence
    7. 5.7 Motivating the Project Team
    8. 5.8 Decision Making in Projects
  14. Section 6. Project Initiation and Execution
    1. 6.1 Project Selection Considerations
    2. 6.2 Project Feasibility Study
    3. 6.3 Legal Considerations in Project Management
    4. 6.4 Project Start-up
    5. 6.5 Developing Winning Proposals
    6. 6.6 Project Statement of Work
    7. 6.7 Selecting PM Software
    8. 6.8 Project Contract Negotiations and Administration
    9. 6.9 Quality in Projects
    10. 6.10 Project Termination
  15. Section 7. Project Planning and Control
    1. 7.1 Project Planning
    2. 7.2 Establishing Project Priorities
    3. 7.3 Project Scheduling
    4. 7.4 Project Monitoring, Evaluation, and Control
    5. 7.5 Project Risk Management
    6. 7.6 Project Auditing
    7. 7.7 Scheduling Standards
    8. 7.8 Outsourcing Project Management
    9. 7.9 Establishing a Project Management System
    10. 7.10 Managing Costs in Projects
    11. 7.11 Project Work Breakdown Structure
    12. 7.12 Earned Value Management
  16. Section 8. The Project Culture
    1. 8.1 Understanding the Team Culture
    2. 8.2 Positive and Negative Aspects of Teams
    3. 8.3 Project Team Building and Development
    4. 8.4 Role and Responsibilities of the Project Team
    5. 8.5 Project Manager Competence
    6. 8.6 The Political Process in Project Management
  17. Section 9. Project Communications
    1. 9.1 The Project Management Information System
    2. 9.2 Project Communications
    3. 9.3 Communication in Project Meetings
    4. 9.4 Negotiations
  18. Section 10. Improving Project Management
    1. 10.1 Project Management Organizational Competence
    2. 10.2 Project Recovery for the Project Team
    3. 10.3 Project Recovery for the Challenged Project
    4. 10.4 Project Stability
    5. 10.5 Assessing Organizational Project Competence
  19. Index
  20. Footnotes
    1. Note 1
    2. Note 2