Business - 10 Minute Guide to Project Management

Business 10 - 10 Minute Guide to Project Management Introduction Acknowledgments Lesson 1 So You're Going to Manage a Project The Elements of a

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Unformatted text preview: 10 Minute Guide to Project Management Introduction Acknowledgments Lesson 1. So You're Going to Manage a Project? The Elements of a Project Project Planning Implementation Control Possible Project Players Lesson 2. What Makes a Good Project Manager? A Doer, not a Bystander Many Hats All the Time Principles To Steer You Seven Ways to Succeed as a Project Manager Seven Ways to Fail as a Project Manager Lesson 3. What Do You Want to Accomplish? To Lead and to Handle Crises Key Questions Okay, So What are We Attempting to Do? Tasks Versus Outcomes Telling Questions Desired Outcomes that Lend Themselves to Project Management Lesson 4. Laying Out Your Plan No Surprises The Holy Grail and the Golden Fleece From Nothing to Something Lesson 5. Assembling Your Plan The Critical Path for Completing the WBS The Chicken or the Egg? Is Planning Itself a Task? What About Your Hours? Internal Resources Versus External Resources Helping Your Staff When It's Over What Kinds of Tasks Comprise the WBS? Keeping the Big Picture in Mind The Big Picture Versus Endless Minutia From Planning to Monitoring Lesson 6. Keeping Your Eye on the Budget Money Still Doesn't Grow on Trees Experience Pays Traditional Approaches to Budgeting Traditional Measures Systematic Budgeting Problems Lesson 7. Gantt Charts Chart Your Progress Variations on a Theme Embellishments Offer Detail Getting a Project Back on Track Thinking Ahead Lesson 8. PERT/CPM Charts Projects Can Get Complex Enter the PERT and CPM A Short Course What If Things Change? I Feel the Need, the Need for Speed Let's Network Me and My Arrow Don't Fall in Love with the Technology Lesson 9. Reporting Results More Communications Channels Lead to Less Accessibility Incorporate the Thoughts of Others Lesson 10. Choosing Project Management Software With the Click of a Mouse Leave a Good Thing Alone Whose Choice Is It? What's Your Pleasure? Dedicated PM Software How Will You Use PM Software? Lesson 11. A Sampling of Popular Programs Yesterday's News Armed and Online Lesson 12. Multiple Bosses, Multiple Projects, Multiple Headaches Participating on More Than One Project at a Time Complexity Happens A Diffuse Pattern A Tale of Two Offices Extravagance is Not Necessary Reporting to More Than One Boss at a Time Workaholic For Hire Lesson 13. A Construction Mini-Case Helping Construction Site Managers to Be More Effective Let's Assign It to a Project Manager Arm Chair Analysis Versus Onsite Observation Tower of Babel Lesson 14. Learning from Your Experience Life Is Learning, and so Are Projects Master the Software Keep Your Eyes Open Preparing For the Next Project A. Glossary Glossary B. Further Reading Bibliography Introduction Suppose you are a rising star at work and the boss has given you your first assignment to head up a project. Depending on the nature of the project and what kind of work you do, you might have to engage in a variety of tasks that you haven't tackled before, such as assembling a team to complete the project on time and on budget, mapping out a plan and monitoring your progress at...
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2011 for the course BUSINESS ACC9 taught by Professor Yeetan during the Spring '10 term at Sunway University College.

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Business 10 - 10 Minute Guide to Project Management Introduction Acknowledgments Lesson 1 So You're Going to Manage a Project The Elements of a

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