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Project Management eBook

 

Providing a comprehensive guide to the fundamentals, Project Management will explain in six chapters how to plan and manage a project of any scale across any industry.  

Project Management

by John Mason

Project Management eBook course online. Project management is something that a lot of people do, while not really understanding that this is what they are doing.
In the world of commerce; project management is a skill that can be refined and improved upon through reading, study and experience.
Competent project managers are valued in many, if not all professions.

This ebook is designed to help improve your capacity to manage any type of project in any type of industry. It may be read as a stand alone book; used as something to refer to during the process of managing projects, or used as a complementary reference to help enhance the overall learning experience when studying a project management course.


CHAPTER 1 NATURE AND SCOPE OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

  • The role of a project manager
  • Definitions
  • Characteristics of a project
  • Stages of a project
  • Where is project management applied?
  • Project identification
  • Who is not suitable? 
  • People that bring personal problems to work
  • Understanding the interested parties 
  • Types of project management
  • Types of project management offices
  • The supportive project management office
  • The controlling office
  • The directive office
  • Project types
  • The straightforward project
  • The complex project
  • The evolutionary project
  • State of the art
  • Complex project management
  • New project management methodology systems and standards

CHAPTER 2 RISK AND UNCERTAINTY

  • What is risk? 
  • Some seek risk
  • The importance of a business case
  • The feasibility study
  • Who should do the feasibility study?
  • Writing a feasibility study report
  • Risk identification
  • Types of risk
  • Risk assessment
  • Identify the risks
  • Risk analysis
  • Negating risks and responding to threats
  • Identifying and using positive risk

CHAPTER 3 MAINTAINING CONTROL THROUGHOUT THE PROJECT 

  • Tools for control
  • Benchmarking
  • Procedures
  • Gantt charts
  • Using cpa (critical path analysis)
  • Work/project sheets
  • Job descriptions
  • Job sheets/staff timetables
  • Staff social programme/activities
  • Counselling and supervision sessions
  • Assessments and incentives
  • Routine staff meetings
  • Memos 
  • Orientation training 
  • Mentoring 
  • Pairing 
  • When and where control needs to be exercised 
  • Unanticipated problems that cause a risk to achieving goals
  • Continually consider where, what and when 
  • What are you trying to control? 
  • An example of a project control schedule: 
  • Nine steps to successful project planning

CHAPTER 4 INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS 

  • What is communication? 
  • Types of communication 
  • Communication methods are various 
  • Communication systems and techniques 
  • Other forms of verbal communication 
  • Miscommunication 
  • Setting up communications systems in projects
  • First identify the stakeholders
  • Understanding communication
  • Active listening
  • Communicate clearly to get your message
  • Conflict
  • Changes must be accepted
  • Finding the right staff 
  • Teams

CHAPTER 5 THE END GAME 

  • Phase/milestone reviews 
  • End of project review 
  • Reviews are costly
  • How to approach a project review
  • What should a project review cover – an example
  • Keep your final report meetings positive
  • Disposal of left-over assets

CHAPTER 6 SOME GOLDEN RULES OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

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