Successful Project Management

Learn best practices and proven methods from project management pros — and apply these newfound skills with Microsoft® Project 2010. In this practical guide, project management expert Bonnie Biafore shows you how to manage projects efficiently and effectively, shares the real-world experiences of project managers in several industries, and shows you how to put the best practices and hard-won lessons of experts to work using powerful Project 2010 tools.

  • Work effectively with project stakeholders, management, and team members
  • Define scope, objectives, and deliverables
  • Estimate work, choose resources, build project schedules, and track progress
  • Accurately estimate project costs and work with a budget
  • Identify and manage project changes and risks
  • Balance project variables without sacrificing quality
  • Document project history and lessons-learned to help improve future projects

Table of Contents
Part 1: Getting a Project Started
Chapter 1. Meet Project Management
Chapter 2. Obtaining Approval for a Project

Part 2: Planning a Project
Chapter 3. Planning to Achieve Success
Chapter 4. Building a Work Breakdown Structure
Chapter 5. Project Resources
Chapter 6. Building a Project Schedule
Chapter 7. Working with a Budget

Part 3: Carrying Out a Project
Chapter 8. Executing the Project Plan
Chapter 9. Evaluating Project Performance
Chapter 10. Managing Project Resources
Chapter 11. Communicating Information

Part 4: Controlling Projects
Chapter 12. Managing Project Changes
Chapter 13. Modifying the Project Schedule
Chapter 14. Balancing the Budget and Other Project Variables
Chapter 15. Managing Risk

Part 5: Closing Projects
Chapter 16. Learning Lessons
Chapter 17. Closing a Project
Chapter 18. Archiving Historical Information

Part 6: Beyond Projects
Chapter 19. Selecting and Prioritizing Projects
Chapter 20. Other Project Management Approaches

Book Details

  • Paperback: 464 pages
  • Publisher: Microsoft Press (March 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0735649804
  • ISBN-13: 978-0735649804
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