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Tools and Tips for Today's Project Manager

Book Description

Nicknamed TNT by the authors, this explosive book is a mixture of insider information and effective strategies. Ralph Kliem and Irwin Ludin, former college lecturers whose business experience includes manufacturing, telecommunications, aerospace and artificial intelligence, deliver quick insight into the meaning and application of the most current terms in the project management profession. Although directed toward project management practitioners, others working in the fields of finance, marketing, sales and human resources will find this book an outstanding starting point. Have you ever wished you could find one book that featured all the latest project management terms, ideas and strategies in short, concise, easy-to-read form? Pick up this dynamite book today!

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Dedication Page
  5. Contents
  6. Figures
  7. Tables
  8. Preface
  9. Affinity Diagram
  10. Agenda
  11. Analysis and Analysis Paralysis
  12. Authority
  13. Baselining
  14. Bell-Shaped Curve
  15. Benchmarking
  16. Brainstorming
  17. Breakeven Analysis
  18. Cause-and-Effect Graph
  19. Chain of Command
  20. Change Control Sheet
  21. Change Management
  22. Charts and Graphs
  23. Checklists
  24. Checkpoint Review Meeting
  25. Chunking
  26. Communication Diagram
  27. Configuration Management
  28. Conflict Management
  29. Consultant Selection
  30. Contingency Plan
  31. Contract Types
  32. Controlling
  33. Cost/Benefit Analysis
  34. Cost
  35. Crisis Management
  36. Critical Issues/Action Items Log
  37. Critical Success Factors
  38. Daily Priority Task Listing
  39. Data versus Information
  40. Decision-Making
  41. Decision Table
  42. Decision Tree
  43. Delegating
  44. Deming Wheel
  45. Design Principles
  46. Diagramming
  47. Document Templates
  48. Earned Value
  49. Efficiency and Effectiveness
  50. E-mail
  51. Entropy
  52. Equipment Usage Log
  53. Facilitation (Workshops)
  54. Fishbone Diagram
  55. Five Ws
  56. Flextime
  57. Flowcharting
  58. Forms Layout
  59. Frequency Distribution
  60. Gantt Chart
  61. Glossary
  62. Goals and Objectives
  63. Grouping
  64. Heuristics
  65. History File
  66. Hypothesis Formulation and Testing
  67. Imagineering
  68. Impact Analysis
  69. Information Center
  70. Input-Process-Output Analysis Model
  71. Interruption Reduction
  72. Interviewing
  73. Issue-Action Diagram
  74. Just-in-Time Delivery
  75. Key Contact Listing
  76. Leading
  77. Lessons Learned
  78. Listening
  79. Make-Buy Analysis
  80. Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP II)
  81. Matrix
  82. Matrix versus Task Force Structure
  83. Mean
  84. Median
  85. Meetings
  86. Memo of Understanding
  87. Methodology Development
  88. Metrics
  89. Mind Mapping
  90. Minutes
  91. Mode
  92. Modeling
  93. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
  94. Negotiations
  95. Net Present Value
  96. Network Diagram
  97. Newsletter
  98. No!
  99. Nonmonetary Rewards
  100. Object versus Process Analysis
  101. Operations Manual
  102. Organization Chart
  103. Organizing
  104. Outline
  105. Outsourcing
  106. Overcoming Bottlenecks
  107. P2M2 Cycle
  108. Paradigms
  109. Pareto Analysis
  110. Parkinson’s Law
  111. Participative Decision-Making
  112. Payback Analysis
  113. PERT Estimating Technique
  114. Peter Principle
  115. Phase Breakdown
  116. Planning
  117. POSDCORB
  118. Presentations
  119. Priority Setting
  120. Probability
  121. Problem Analysis and Solution
  122. Procedures
  123. Process Streamlining
  124. Project Announcement
  125. Project Life Cycle
  126. Project Office
  127. Prototype
  128. Quality Review
  129. Quartiles
  130. Recycle and Resale
  131. Reengineering
  132. Replanning
  133. Reports
  134. Request for Proposal (Response)
  135. Resource Leveling
  136. Responsibility Matrix
  137. Return on Investment
  138. Reuse
  139. Risk Management
  140. Sampling
  141. Scattergram
  142. Scientific Method
  143. S Curve
  144. Self-Directed Work Teams
  145. Single Point of Contact
  146. Sketch
  147. Software Selection
  148. Span of Control
  149. Speed-Reading
  150. Staff Meetings
  151. Standards
  152. Statement of Work (Understanding)
  153. Statistical Corruptions and Distortions
  154. Statistical Process Control Chart
  155. Status Collection
  156. Status Review Meetings
  157. Supply Chain Manufacturing
  158. SWAT Teams
  159. Systems Theory
  160. T Account Decision-Making
  161. Teamwork
  162. Telecommuting
  163. Telephone Tag
  164. Testing
  165. Time Log
  166. Total Quality Management
  167. Transactional Analysis
  168. Transportation Consolidation
  169. Unity of Command
  170. Validity Threats
  171. Value Management
  172. Variability
  173. Verification
  174. Videoconferencing
  175. Viewfoils
  176. Virtual Teams
  177. Visibility Wall/Room
  178. Web Site
  179. Weighted Selection Criteria Approach
  180. Work Breakdown Structure
  181. References
  182. Appendix