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Effective Project Management - Eighth Edition

By : Robert K. Wysocki
Book Image

Effective Project Management - Eighth Edition

By: Robert K. Wysocki

Overview of this book

There are so many things that can fail in a project. Failure to complete on time or maybe failure to stay under budget. Many projects fail to deliver a viable product that satisfies the needs of the customer. These and a multitude of other failures are usually the results of poor project management. Although there are many methods for managing projects, most are inadequately understood. Effective Project Management, Eighth Edition will teach you to use the most up-to-date tools and methods for project management. The book begins by explaining the project management landscape by answering questions, such as ‘what is a project’ and ‘what is a collaborative project team’. Then you’ll learn about traditional project management and its fundamentals as most would understand it from casual conversations and experiences. The final chapters give an in?depth presentation of the contemporary world of project management and five PMLC models, including hybrid project management. By the end of the book, you’ll have learned several techniques and best practices to successfully manage your project and avoid pitfalls.
Table of Contents (12 chapters)
End User License Agreement
APPENDIX A: Terms and Acronyms
APPENDIX C: Case Study: Pizza Delivered Quickly (PDQ)
APPENDIX D: Cited References

How to Plan a TPM Project

This report, by its very length, defends itself against the risk of being read.

—Winston Churchill, English Prime Minister

The man who goes alone can start today, but he who travels with another must wait ’til that other is ready.

—Henry David Thoreau, American naturalist

Every moment spent planning saves three or four in execution.

—Crawford Greenwalt, President, DuPont


After reading this chapter, you will be able to:

  • Know how to plan a Joint Project Planning Session (JPPS)
  • Explain the approaches to building the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Generate the WBS
  • Explain the relationship between resource loading and task duration
  • Be able to use any of the six task‐duration estimation methods
  • Construct a network representation of the project tasks
  • Understand the four types of task dependencies and when they are used
  • Recognize the types of constraints that create task sequences
  • Compute...