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Your Successful Project Management Career

Book Description

Your Successful Project Management Career answers all the questions new project managers typically have, giving them advice and information about entering and excelling in the field

The book clarifies important terminology, discusses how project management got started and where it's heading, and provides a run-down of necessary certification and training.

This is the only project management book to focus on the career aspect.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Preface
  3. Acknowledgments
  4. I. Understanding Project Management Today
    1. 1. Understanding What Project Management Is All About
      1. Projects and Programs
        1. The Project Management Process
        2. The Applicability of the Project Management Process
      2. The Project Manager
      3. The Path to Success
      4. Deciding if Project Management Is for You
      5. Notes
    2. 2. Introducing the Principal Organizations
      1. Australian Institute for Project Management (AIPM)
        1. Certifications
        2. Contact Information
        3. How to Apply for Membership
      2. Association for Project Management (APM)
        1. Certifications
        2. Contact Information
        3. How to Apply for Membership
      3. American Society for the Advancement of Project Management (asapm)
        1. The Levels
        2. Certifications
        3. Contact Information
        4. How to Apply for Membership
      4. International Project Management Association (IPMA)
        1. Certifications
        2. Contact Information
        3. How to Apply for Membership
      5. Project Management Institute (PMI)
        1. Certifications
        2. Contact Information
        3. How to Apply for Membership
      6. American Management Association (AMA)
        1. Contact Information
        2. How to Apply for Membership
      7. Standards Organizations
      8. Technical Standards Organizations
      9. Notes
    3. 3. Considering the Project Management Organizations
      1. The Current State of the Art
      2. Where Is Project Management Going from Here?
      3. Selecting the “Right” Organization for You
      4. Note
    4. 4. Speaking the Language
      1. Project and Program Types
        1. A Small Project
        2. An Intermediate Project
        3. A Large Project
        4. A Program
        5. A Virtual Project or Program
        6. An International Program
        7. A Large-Scale Program
      2. Project and Program Skill Sets
        1. Basic Skill Set
        2. Advanced Skill Set
        3. Expert Skill Set
        4. Specialty Skill Set
        5. Principal Skill Set
      3. Leadership Roles
        1. Coordinator
        2. Supervisor
        3. Manager
        4. Director
        5. Vice President
      4. Note
  5. II. Acquiring Project Management Skills
    1. 5. Acquiring Preparatory Skills
      1. Personal Skill Set
        1. Problem Solving
        2. Leadership
        3. Ethics
        4. Meeting and Presentation Skill Set
      2. Company/Customer/Industry Skill Set
      3. Enterprise Policies, Plans, and Procedures
      4. Customer Standards
      5. Industry Standards and Regulations
        1. Suggested Reading (Books)
        2. Seminar Contacts
      6. Notes
    2. 6. Acquiring Project and Program Skills
      1. Basic Skill Set
        1. Description
        2. Experience
        3. Subject Requirements
        4. Proficiency Requirements
        5. Proficiency Enhancements
        6. Resources
          1. Suggested Reading
      2. Advanced Skill Set
        1. Description
        2. Experience
        3. Subject Requirements
        4. Proficiency Requirements
        5. Proficiency Enhancement Resources
          1. Suggested Reading
          2. Seminar Contacts
      3. Expert Skill Set
        1. Description
        2. Experience
        3. Subject Requirements
        4. Proficiency Requirements
        5. Proficiency Enhancement
        6. Resources
          1. Suggested Reading
          2. Seminar Contacts
      4. Specialty Skill Set
        1. Description
        2. Experience
        3. Subject Requirements
        4. Proficiency Requirements
        5. Proficiency Enhancement
        6. Resources
          1. Suggested Reading
      5. Principal Skill Set
        1. Description
        2. Experience
        3. Subject Requirements
        4. Proficiency Requirements
        5. Proficiency Enhancement
        6. Resources
          1. Suggested Reading
          2. Seminar Contacts
      6. Notes
  6. III. Improving Your Project Management Abilities
    1. 7. Expanding Your Knowledge
      1. Assessing Your Capabilities
      2. Expanding Your Knowledge
      3. Expanding Your Education
        1. Where Are You Now in Your Education?
        2. What Level of That Career Field Do You Want to Enter?
        3. In What Location Do You Want to Go to School?
        4. What Particular School Do You Want to Attend?
        5. Do You Want to Go to School Full-Time, Part-Time, Day, Night, Correspondence, Via E-Learning?
        6. How Will You Pay for Your Schooling?
      4. Expanding Your Training
      5. Certification
    2. 8. Improving Your Abilities
      1. Gaining Experience
        1. Initial Experience
        2. Continuing Experience
      2. Developing Your Persona
        1. Assessing Your Persona
      3. Improving Your Abilities
        1. Suggested Seminars
        2. Suggested Reading
      4. Improving Your Performance
        1. Review Your Performance
        2. Enhance Your Performance
      5. Note
  7. IV. Applying Your Skills to Projects and Programs
    1. 9. Matching the Skill Sets to Projects and Programs
      1. A Small Project
        1. Initiate Stage
        2. Planning Stage
        3. Execution Stage
        4. Closure Stage
      2. An Intermediate Project
        1. Initiate Stage
        2. Planning Stage
        3. Execution Stage
        4. Closure Stage
      3. A Large Project
        1. Initiate Stage
        2. Planning Stage
        3. Execution Stage
        4. Closure Stage
      4. A Program
        1. Initiate Stage
        2. Planning Stage
        3. Execution Stage
        4. Closure Stage
      5. A Virtual Project or Program
        1. Planning Stage
        2. Execution Stage
        3. Closure Stage
      6. An International Program
        1. Initiate Stage
        2. Planning Stage
        3. Execution Stage
        4. Closure Stage
      7. A Large-Scale Project or Program
        1. Initiate Stage
        2. Planning Stage
        3. Execution Stage
        4. Closure Stage
      8. Notes
    2. 10. Are You Ready for the Next One?
      1. What Will the Next One Be?
      2. How Will You Get There?
  8. V. Making Your Career Moves
    1. 11. Meeting Market Needs
      1. Assessing the Market
        1. Market Direction
        2. The Companies Involved
        3. The Opportunities
        4. Job Descriptions
      2. Addressing the Market
        1. Is This a Stopover or a Destination?
        2. Do You Have a Different View from Here?
        3. Where Do You Look?
          1. Project Management Organizations
          2. Civic Organizations
          3. Job Fairs
          4. Classified Ads
    2. 12. Getting Settled
      1. Getting the Lay of the Land
      2. The Organization
      3. The Power Structure
      4. Making Friends and Alliances
      5. Taking Over a Project
      6. Note
  9. VI. Keep the Momentum Going
    1. 13. Applying Your Skills to Other Activities
      1. Gathering Leading-Edge Ideas
      2. Mentoring and Training
      3. Policies, Processes, Plans, and Procedures
      4. A Project Management Office?
        1. Suggested Reading
        2. Seminars
    2. 14. Continuing Your Success!
  10. Glossary