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The Project Management Tool Kit, 3rd Edition

Book Description

Today’s projects are more challenging than ever—and project managers need all the help they can get to succeed amid shifting priorities, budget cuts, interruptions, and other obstacles. Now in its third edition, The Project Management Tool Kit is a must-have strategic partner, filled with step-by-step guidance that will enable managers to get complex projects completed on time and on budget. Extensively updated and revised to reflect the latest changes to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), this results-oriented resource offers 100 powerful, practical tips and techniques in areas including: Scope planning • Schedule development and adjustment • Cost estimating and control • Communications • Defining and using project metrics • Decision making and problem solving • Motivation and leadership • Stakeholder engagement and expectation management • Risk identification and monitoring • Software and technical tools • And much more Complete with checklists, charts, examples, and tools for easy implementation, this handy guide will help project professionals tackle any challenge that comes their way.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication Page
  5. Contents
  6. Introduction to the Third Edition
  7. 1. Activity Definition (PMBOK® Guide 6.2)
  8. 2. Activity Duration Estimating (PMBOK® Guide 6.5)
  9. 3. Activity Resource Estimating (PMBOK® Guide 6.4)
  10. 4. Activity Sequencing (PMBOK® Guide 6.3)
  11. 5. Brainstorming
  12. 6. Canceling Projects
  13. 7. Cause-and-Effect Analysis
  14. 8. Closing Projects (PMBOK® Guide 4.6)
  15. 9. Coaching and Mentoring
  16. 10. Communicating Informally
  17. 11. Communications Control (PMBOK® Guide 10.3)
  18. 12. Communications Management (PMBOK® Guide 10.2)
  19. 13. Communications Planning (PMBOK® Guide 10.1)
  20. 14. Conflict Resolution
  21. 15. Consensus-Building for your Ideas
  22. 16. Constraint Management and Plan Optimization
  23. 17. Cost Budgeting (PMBOK® Guide 7.3)
  24. 18. Cost Control (PMBOK® Guide 7.4)
  25. 19. Cost Estimating (PMBOK® Guide 7.2)
  26. 20. Cost Planning (PMBOK® Guide 7.1)
  27. 21. Creative Problem-Solving
  28. 22. Customer Interviews
  29. 23. Decision-Making
  30. 24. Delegating Responsibility
  31. 25. Delphi Technique
  32. 26. Earned-Value Management (EVM)
  33. 27. Forecasting Project Completion
  34. 28. Global Teams
  35. 29. Human Resource Planning (PMBOK® Guide 9.1)
  36. 30. Influence Without Authority
  37. 31. Inheriting a Project
  38. 32. Integrated Change Control (PMBOK® Guide 4.5)
  39. 33. Issue Management
  40. 34. Leadership
  41. 35. Market Research
  42. 36. Matrix Teams (Cross-Functional Teams)
  43. 37. Meetings
  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. Presentations
  53. 47. Problem Escalation
  54. 48. Process Improvement
  55. 49. Procurement Close-Out (PMBOK® Guide 12.4)
  56. 50. Procurement Contracting (PMBOK® Guide 12.2)
  57. 51. Procurement Control (PMBOK® Guide 12.3)
  58. 52. Procurement Planning (PMBOK® Guide 12.1)
  59. 53. Project Baseline Setting
  60. 54. Project Charter (PMBOK® Guide 4.1)
  61. 55. Project Infrastructure
  62. 56. Project Initiation
  63. 57. Project Life Cycle
  64. 58. Project Metrics
  65. 59. Project Objective and Priorities
  66. 60. Project Office
  67. 61. Project Plan Development (PMBOK® Guide 4.2)
  68. 62. Project Plan Execution (PMBOK® Guide 4.3)
  69. 63. Project Reviews
  70. 64. Project Variance Analysis (PMBOK® Guide 4.4)
  71. 65. Project Vision
  72. 66. Qualitative Risk Analysis (PMBOK® Guide 11.3)
  73. 67. Quality Assurance (PMBOK® Guide 8.2)
  74. 68. Quality Control (PMBOK® Guide 8.3)
  75. 69. Quality Planning (PMBOK® Guide 8.1)
  76. 70. Quantitative Risk Analysis (PMBOK® Guide 11.4)
  77. 71. Required Skills Analysis
  78. 72. Requirements Collection (PMBOK® Guide 5.2)
  79. 73. Resource Leveling
  80. 74. Responsibility Analysis
  81. 75. Return on Investment Analysis
  82. 76. Rewards and Recognition
  83. 77. Risk Identification (PMBOK® Guide 11.2)
  84. 78. Risk-Management Planning (PMBOK® Guide 11.1)
  85. 79. Risk Monitoring and Control (PMBOK® Guide 11.6)
  86. 80. Risk Response Planning (PMBOK® Guide 11.5)
  87. 81. Schedule Control (PMBOK® Guide 6.7)
  88. 82. Schedule Development (PMBOK® Guide 6.6)
  89. 83. Schedule Planning (PMBOK® Guide 6.1)
  90. 84. Scope Change Control (PMBOK® Guide 5.6)
  91. 85. Scope Definition (PMBOK® Guide 5.3)
  92. 86. Scope Planning (PMBOK® Guide 5.1)
  93. 87. Scope Verification (PMBOK® Guide 5.5)
  94. 88. Software and Technical Tools for Project Management
  95. 89. Sponsorship
  96. 90. Stakeholder Engagement Control (PMBOK® Guide 13.4)
  97. 91. Stakeholder Engagement Management (PMBOK® Guide 13.3)
  98. 92. Stakeholder Identification (PMBOK® Guide 13.1)
  99. 93. Stakeholder Management Planning (PMBOK® Guide 13.2)
  100. 94. Start-Up Workshop
  101. 95. Status Collection
  102. 96. Team Acquisition (PMBOK® Guide 9.2)
  103. 97. Team Development (PMBOK® Guide 9.3)
  104. 98. Team Management (PMBOK® Guide 9.4)
  105. 99. Transitioning to Project Leadership
  106. 100. Work Breakdown Structure (PMBOK® Guide 5.4)
  107. Index
  108. About the Author
  109. Free Sample Chapter from Emotional Intelligence for Project Managers 2e