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Effective Project Management - Eighth Edition

By : Robert K. Wysocki
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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 Business Case for a WBDC

I'm not a credentialed educational researcher but I have designed, developed, and taught credit and noncredit courses to thousands of undergraduate and graduate students and trained thousands of professionals all over the world for the past 40 years. Over my entire career I have always put a high priority on delivering products and processes for the vocational and career planning and development needs of individuals from high school through graduate school and beyond. I've been told I'm pretty good at it too. I have collected together those experiences and packaged them in my WBDC model. So I think I've earned the right to pass on to the experts some observations I've made and conclusions I've drawn about what constitutes an effective WBDC model. To my knowledge no such program exists today but I believe its time has come. The weakened state of our economy and high unemployment rates makes this a timely topic.

Let me put my stake...