Concise, practical and entertaining to read, this excellent introduction to project management is an indispensable book for professionals and students working in or studying project management in business, engineering or the public sector. This third edition contains expanded sections on programme management, portfolio management, and the public sector. An entirely new chapter covers the evaluation, analysis and management of risks and issues. A much expanded section explores the rise and utilization of methodologies like Prince2.
This book explains the many techniques which have been developed to help you manage projects successfully using very clear objectives within a commercial environment. Examples are drawn from construction, civil engineering, product launches, publishing, computer hardware and software, scientific projects and aerospace.
LEARN PROJECT MANAGEMENT ON TIME AND UNDER BUDGET! Project Management Demystified is valuable for both the novice project manager and the experienced. For the novice, it is a great way to understand PM basics in an easy-to-understand and practical way. Personalized stories demonstrate both what to do and what not to do. Experienced project managers will find 'gems' spread throughout the text to take away to improve their results. -- Lee Krevat, IT Director, Business Strategic Alignment, Sempra Energy (A Fortune 500 company) Mr. Kemp truly demystifies project management, connecting the how and the why. Students and managers alike will gain both skills and confidence. -- Malcolm Ryder, Principal and Chief Strategy Officer, Renovance, L.L.P. (An IT management consulting firm) Written in straightforward language, Project Management Demystified will help you gain "instant expertise" in project management -- even if you have no previous formal training in executive skills. The author, who has trained thousands of first-time managers and team leaders, uses a host of powerful techniques to help you soak up what you really need to know. With Project Management Demystified, you master the subject one simple step at a time -- at your own speed. Unlike most books on project management, general principles are presented first—and the details follow. In order to make the learning process clear, simple, and useful, Project Management Demystified offers questions at the end of each chapter to pinpoint weaknesses, and case studies throughout the book to reinforce the entire process of project management. This unique, self-teaching guide shows you how to: * Transform a good idea into a smooth-flowing project * Ensure project delivery with the "Six Keys to Success" * Turn disorganized "to-do" lists into effective action plans * Master people-management and team-building skills * Analyze design, development, budgeting, and scheduling * Calm the "storm period" -- the transition to production * Bring your project in on time and under budget * Gain practical management skills you can use again and again * Build your "Project for Learning" and use reviews to retain information * And much, much more! If you're looking for mastery of essential PM skills, let Project Management Demystified be your shortcut!
You’re now responsible for a programme, or you’ve got a portfolio to manage? Where do you start? Right here! Projects are not simply the bread and butter of an organisation. Form them into programmes or portfolios and they can be prioritised and integrated to deliver change to your organization in line with your strategic vision. You will be able to control costs and risks and bring together a complex series of themes effectively. This overhauled second edition now combines portfolio management as a parallel theme with programme management, and it is brought in line with the current thinking of the Association for Project Management and the Project Management Institute. It is written for managers in both the public and private sectors. This new edition includes half a dozen short case studies (from Belgium’s Fortis Bank, a software company, local government, and central government), along with more on cross-functional management. Together with Project Management Demystified, also from Routledge (third edition, 2007), it provides the tools to manage your projects, your programmes and your portfolio to a very high level.
Drawing on a wide range of case histories and examples, Geoff Reiss tackles organizational issues, cost control, planning problems and matrix management formulae as well as the multi-project conflicts that often arise.
This book provides the perfect companion to Geoff Reiss's Project Management Demystified and presents the techniques of multi-project management in a lively, approachable manner. It covers budgets, cost control, planning problems and matrix management formulae. Drawing on a wide range of case histories and lively examples, it tackles organisational issues and the multi-project conflicts that often arise.
This book will undoubtedly become one of the classics of the project management literature.There will be a growing need for project managers who can look beyond the internal processes of their projects to the organisational, technological and socio-economic contexts in which projects must be managed. A good starting point would be for all project managers to read this.book.- Construction Management and Economics
Your SOURCE for supply chain management fundamentals Optimize your understanding of the essential supply chain management practices used by the best firms to gain competitive advantage. Written in an easy-to-follow style, Supply Chain Management DeMYSTiFieD is filled with best practices and proven techniques for success. This practical guide covers supply chain collaboration, planning, strategic sourcing, manufacturing, production, logistics, risk management, and performance metrics. Corporate social responsibility is also addressed. Detailed examples and concise explanations make it easy to understand the material, and end-of-chapter quizzes and a final exam help reinforce key concepts. It's a no-brainer! You'll learn about: Creating a customer-focused strategy Buyer-supplier negotiations New product development Just in time (JIT), Lean manufacturing, and Six Sigma Transportation Global supply chains Simple enough for a beginner, but challenging enough for an advanced student, Supply Chain Management DeMYSTiFieD helps you master this essential business and quality management topic.
This is a practical primer drawn from the author's bestselling Project Management, giving a concise account of project management techniques, concentrating on the key tasks of project definition, organisation, estimating, planning and control.
Successful Project Management: A Practical Guide for Managers offers new, innovative advice and techniques for those challenged by project management assignments. In clear, non-technical language Jack Gido and James P. Clements provide everything you need to effectively approach and complete projects from start to finish. With an emphasis on the practical, using real-world examples, Successful Project Management gives readers the expert knowledge and skills needed to complete projects on time, within budget, and to complete satisfaction.
Your essential guide to FERTILITY options and reproductive HEALTH If you are trying to start a family but are having trouble conceiving, you are not alone. Today, millions are affected by infertility issues. Fertility Demystified explores many common causes of infertility and outlines the latest treatments, guiding you toward successful conception. Written by a board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist, Fertility Demystified begins with an overview of the different fertility concerns for men and women along with a discussion of the possible reasons for early pregnancy loss. You'll find methods for increasing the chances of becoming pregnant--both naturally and through fertility drug therapy--and explanations of the various assisted-reproduction technologies. Also, the complex emotional issues and ethical considerations in the decision-making process are carefully explored. This easy-to-understand guide offers: Explanations of health and lifestyle concerns for both men and women Tips for finding a fertility specialist Natural ways to monitor and improve your own fertility An overview of various fertility medications and their risks Emerging technologies not yet available in the United States Alternatives for the infertile couple--including surrogacy and adoption Straightforward and accessible, Fertility Demystified helps you make informed decisions about your fertility options.
The definitive book for anyone who wants to understand what multimedia is all about and how it is created. A hypertext-like design makes the book accessible and user-friendly, so that the reader can quickly master the concepts, tools, techniques, and technologies behind the biggest buzzword around today.
Covering the roles and responsibilities of the project manager, this second edition describes requirement specifications, work breakdown structures, project control and risk management, and offers new information on motivation, matrix arrangements, and project records. Discussing the anatomy of a project planning and control and techniques, the authors describe the project manager's entire range of responsibilities from initial planning to directing personnel, controlling work, and reporting results. The appendices cover work breakdown structure paradigms, cost versus time profiles, and checklists to assess work done.
The book covers the principles and tools of project management. All the 'hard' topics which may appear in the APMP examination are explained and worked through in practical examples. Real-life case studies show how the theory can be adapted to work 'in the field'. This approach means that techniques can be fully understood and appreciated. Useful summaries clarify the use of all the techniques used to manage a project. The advantages of using network analysis and earned value analysis when planning a project are explained. The latest project management systems that use critical path methods are described and a detailed examination of one widely used system illustrates the general characteristics of modern project planning software. Two well-known computer programs are described in detail. Albert Lester was a project manager with Tarmac Construction and Foster Wheeler Power Products managing large multi-discipline petrochemical and power generation projects. He has been a compiler and is an examiner for the APMP certificate and lectures on project management as well as assessing for APM many project management courses. * A comprehensive resource for project managers * Written by a well-known and authoritative author * A recommended resource for the Association of Project Management courses
Clueless? Feel Like a Dummy? Get Demystified! This new addition to the Demystified series offers practical, easy-to-understand management advice, whether you're a nursing student, nurse, or another type of medical facility administrator faced with the challenge of managing and motivating a staff.
Unlike many other countries, where advanced study of farm management is undertaken in preparation for a career off farm, either in downstream agribusiness or research, many students in New Zealand undertake advanced study in farm management to prepare them for the challenging task of managing a modern farm business. This textbook reflects this difference and is aimed at senior students of farm management who intend to become farm owners or managers or to join the profession that services the vibrant farming sector. This book applies general management principles and practices to the business of farming in New Zealand. The emphasis is on low cost, deregulated farming systems that are geographically distant from their market. The book focuses on the skills, knowledge, business structures and practices that farmers need to be successful in a deregulated economy. Takes a whole-farm approach Addresses practice and theory Relevant and clearly presented