The fast forward MBA in project management / Eric Verzuh.

This practical, easy-to-use guide gives you instant access to the cutting-edge ideas and hard-won wisdom of one of today's leading experts on project management. In short, lively segments using real-world examples, it delivers the information you need to navigate complex project management issu...

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Main Author: Verzuh, Eric.
Format: eBook
Published: New York : J. Wiley, ©1999.
Series:Fast forward MBA series.
Portable MBA series.
Table of Contents:
  • Project management in a changing world
  • Project management: an emerging career track
  • The increasing pace of change
  • Everyone benefits from understanding project management
  • Project management: art informed by science
  • End point
  • The project environment
  • Projects require project management
  • The evolution of a discipline
  • The definition of success
  • The cost-schedule-quality equilibrium
  • The ultimate challenge: no damage
  • Project management functions
  • Project life cycle
  • Organizing for projects
  • Project managers are leaders
  • End point
  • Defining the project
  • Project stakeholders
  • Stakeholders are the heart of a successful project
  • Stakeholder roles: project manager
  • Stakeholder roles: project team
  • Stakeholder roles: management
  • Stakeholder roles: sponsor
  • Stakeholder roles: the customer
  • Lead the stakeholders
  • End point
  • Making the rules
  • Project rules are the foundation
  • Publish a project charter
  • Write a statement of work
  • Statement of work: minimum content
  • Responsibility matrix
  • Creating a communication plan
  • End point
  • The planning process
  • Risk management
  • All project management is risk management
  • The risk management framework
  • Identify the risks
  • Developing a response strategy
  • Control
  • End point
  • Work breakdown structure
  • Defining the work breakdown structure
  • Building a work breakdown structure
  • Criteria for a successful work breakdown structure
  • Work package size
  • Planning for quality
  • Breaking down large programs.