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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)
Preface
5
Index
6
End User License Agreement
APPENDIX A: Terms and Acronyms
APPENDIX C: Case Study: Pizza Delivered Quickly (PDQ)
APPENDIX D: Cited References

The Need

The American worker has been cut off and is adrift in the mainstream economy. They are unemployed, underemployed, trying to enter the workforce without the needed technical skills, lost hope, have withdrawn from active searching, dreaming of starting their own business, and above all else wondering how to sustain themselves in this weakened economy. At the same time we know that the American worker is creative, tenacious, and can rise to the challenge. Their potential is clear but their disconnect from the economy is a barrier that must be removed. Unfortunately, the available training and education communities are not prepared to rise to the challenge.

Entrepreneurs and small business development is stymied by the economy. The displaced worker dreams of launching their own business but are reluctant to put themselves in harm's way by creating a business...