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The Project Management Tool Kit: 100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right

Book Description

Today’s projects are more complex and challenging than ever, and project managers need all the help they can get to succeed amid shifting priorities, interruptions, inadequate funding, expectations of multiple stakeholders, and other obstacles.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. How to Use This Book (Read This First!)
  7. 1. Activity Definition (PMBOK® 6.1, Define Activities)
  8. 2. Activity Duration Estimating (PMBOK® 6.4, Estimate Activity Durations)
  9. 3. Activity Resource Estimating (PMBOK® 6.3, Estimate Activity Resources)
  10. 4. Activity Sequencing (PMBOK® 6.2, Sequence Activities)
  11. 5. Brainstorming
  12. 6. Canceling Projects
  13. 7. Cause-and-Effect Analysis
  14. 8. Closing Projects (PMBOK® 4.6, Close Project or Phase)
  15. 9. Coaching and Mentoring
  16. 10. Communicating Informally
  17. 11. Communications Planning (PMBOK® 10.2, Plan Communications)
  18. 12. Conflict Resolution
  19. 13. Consensus-Building for Your Ideas
  20. 14. Constraint Management and Plan Optimization
  21. 15. Cost Budgeting (PMBOK® 7.2, Budget Costs)
  22. 16. Cost Control (PMBOK® 7.3, Control Costs)
  23. 17. Cost Estimating (PMBOK® 7.1, Estimate Costs)
  24. 18. Creative Problem-Solving
  25. 19. Customer Interviews
  26. 20. Decision-Making
  27. 21. Delegating Responsibility
  28. 22. Delphi Technique
  29. 23. Earned-Value Management (EVM)
  30. 24. Forecasting Project Completion
  31. 25. Global Teams
  32. 26. Human Resource Planning (PMBOK® 9.1, Develop Human Resources Plan)
  33. 27. Influence Without Authority
  34. 28. Information Distribution (PMBOK® 10.3, Distribute Information)
  35. 29. Inheriting a Project
  36. 30. Integrated Change Control (PMBOK® 4.5, Perform Integrated Change Control)
  37. 31. Issue Management
  38. 32. Leadership
  39. 33. Lessons Learned
  40. 34. Market Research
  41. 35. Matrix Teams (Cross-Functional Teams)
  42. 36. Meeting Execution
  43. 37. Meeting Planning
  44. 38. Motivation
  45. 39. Multiple Dependent Projects
  46. 40. Multiple Independent Projects
  47. 41. Negotiating Contracts
  48. 42. Negotiating Project Changes
  49. 43. Organizational Change
  50. 44. Organizing for Project Management
  51. 45. Performance Problem Resolution
  52. 46. Performance Reporting (PMBOK® 10.5, Report Performance)
  53. 47. Presentations
  54. 48. Problem Escalation
  55. 49. Process Improvement
  56. 50. Procurement Administration (PMBOK® 12.3, Administer Procurements)
  57. 51. Procurement Close-Out (PMBOK® 12.4, Close Procurements)
  58. 52. Procurement Initiation (PMBOK® 12.2, Conduct Procurements)
  59. 53. Procurement Planning (PMBOK® 12.1, Plan Procurements)
  60. 54. Project Baseline Setting
  61. 55. Project Charter (PMBOK® 4.1, Develop Project Charter)
  62. 56. Project Infrastructure
  63. 57. Project Initiation
  64. 58. Project Life Cycle
  65. 59. Project Metric Implementation
  66. 60. Project Metric Selection
  67. 61. Project Objective (Mission)
  68. 62. Project Office
  69. 63. Project Plan Development (PMBOK® 4.2, Develop Project Management Plan)
  70. 64. Project Plan Execution (PMBOK® 4.3, Direct and Manage Project Execution)
  71. 65. Project Priorities
  72. 66. Project Reviews
  73. 67. Project Variance Analysis (PMBOK® 4.4, Monitor and Control Project Work)
  74. 68. Project Vision
  75. 69. Qualitative Risk Analysis (PMBOK® 11.3, Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis)
  76. 70. Quality Assurance (PMBOK® 8.2, Perform Quality Assurance)
  77. 71. Quality Control (PMBOK® 8.3, Perform Quality Control)
  78. 72. Quality Planning (PMBOK® 8.1, Plan Quality)
  79. 73. Quantitative Risk Analysis (PMBOK® 11.4, Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis)
  80. 74. Required Skills Analysis
  81. 75. Requirements Collection (PMBOK® 5.1, Collect Requirements)
  82. 76. Resource Leveling
  83. 77. Responsibility Analysis
  84. 78. Return on Investment Analysis
  85. 79. Rewards and Recognition
  86. 80. Risk Identification (PMBOK® 11.2, Identify Risks)
  87. 81. Risk-Management Planning (PMBOK® 11.1, Plan Risk Management)
  88. 82. Risk Monitoring and Control (PMBOK® 11.6, Monitor and Control Risks)
  89. 83. Risk Response Planning (PMBOK® 11.5, Plan Risk Responses)
  90. 84. Schedule Control (PMBOK® 6.6, Control Schedule)
  91. 85. Schedule Development (PMBOK® 6.5, Develop Schedule)
  92. 86. Scope Change Control (PMBOK® 5.5, Control Scope)
  93. 87. Scope Definition (PMBOK® 5.2, Define Scope)
  94. 88. Scope Verification (PMBOK® 5.4, Verify Scope)
  95. 89. Software Tools for Project Management
  96. 90. Sponsorship
  97. 91. Stakeholder-Expectation Management (PMBOK® 10.4, Manage Stakeholders’ Expectations)
  98. 92. Stakeholder Identification (PMBOK® 10.1, Identify Stakeholders)
  99. 93. Start-Up Workshop
  100. 94. Status Collection
  101. 95. Team Acquisition (PMBOK® 9.2, Acquire Project Team)
  102. 96. Team Development (PMBOK® 9.3, Develop Project Team)
  103. 97. Team Management (PMBOK® 9.4, Manage Project Team)
  104. 98. Transitioning to Project Leadership
  105. 99. Virtual Team Technical Tools
  106. 100. Work Breakdown Structure (PMBOK® 5.3, Create WBS)
  107. Index