The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management

The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management
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Author: Eric Verzuh
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9781119086574
Release: 2015-11-09
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The all-inclusive guide to exceptional project management The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management is the comprehensive guide to real-world project management methods, tools, and techniques. Practical, easy-to-use, and deeply thorough, this book gives you answers you need now. You'll find the cutting-edge ideas and hard-won wisdom of one of the field's leading experts, delivered in short, lively segments that address common management issues. Brief descriptions of important concepts, tips on real-world applications, and compact case studies illustrate the most sought-after skills and the pitfalls you should watch out for. This new fifth edition features new case studies, new information on engaging stakeholders, change management, new guidance on using Agile techniques, and new content that integrates current events and trends in the project management sphere. Project management is a complex role, with seemingly conflicting demands that must be coordinated into a single, overarching, executable strategy — all within certain time, resource, and budget constraints. This book shows you how to get it all together and get it done, with expert guidance every step of the way. Navigate complex management issues effectively Master key concepts and real-world applications Learn from case studies of today's leading experts Keep your project on track, on time, and on budget From finding the right sponsor to clarifying objectives to setting a realistic schedule and budget projection, all across different departments, executive levels, or technical domains, project management incorporates a wide range of competencies. The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management shows you what you need to know, the best way to do it, and what to watch out for along the way.

The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management

The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management
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Author: Eric Verzuh
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9781119086581
Release: 2015-10-12
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The all-inclusive guide to exceptional project management The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management is the comprehensive guide to real-world project management methods, tools, and techniques. Practical, easy-to-use, and deeply thorough, this book gives you answers you need now. You'll find the cutting-edge ideas and hard-won wisdom of one of the field's leading experts, delivered in short, lively segments that address common management issues. Brief descriptions of important concepts, tips on real-world applications, and compact case studies illustrate the most sought-after skills and the pitfalls you should watch out for. This new fifth edition features new case studies, new information on engaging stakeholders, change management, new guidance on using Agile techniques, and new content that integrates current events and trends in the project management sphere. Project management is a complex role, with seemingly conflicting demands that must be coordinated into a single, overarching, executable strategy — all within certain time, resource, and budget constraints. This book shows you how to get it all together and get it done, with expert guidance every step of the way. Navigate complex management issues effectively Master key concepts and real-world applications Learn from case studies of today's leading experts Keep your project on track, on time, and on budget From finding the right sponsor to clarifying objectives to setting a realistic schedule and budget projection, all across different departments, executive levels, or technical domains, project management incorporates a wide range of competencies. The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management shows you what you need to know, the best way to do it, and what to watch out for along the way.

The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management

The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management
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Author: Eric Verzuh
Pages: 544
ISBN: 9781119700760
Release: 2021-01-07
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The all-inclusive guide to exceptional project management that is trusted by hundreds of thousands of readers—now updated and revised The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management: The Comprehensive, Easy to Read Handbook for Beginners and Pros, 6th Edition is a comprehensive guide to real-world project management methods, tools, and techniques. Practical, easy-to-use, and deeply thorough, this book gives you the answers you need now. You'll find cutting-edge ideas and hard-won wisdom of one of the field's leading experts, delivered in short, lively segments that address common management issues. Brief descriptions of important concepts, tips on real-world applications, and compact case studies illustrate the most sought-after skills and pitfalls you should watch out for. This sixth edition now includes: A brand-new chapter on project quality A new chapter on managing media, entertainment, and creative projects A new chapter on the project manager’s #1 priority: leadership A new chapter with the most current practices in Change Management Current PMP certification study tips Readers of The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management also receive access to new video resources available at the author’s website. The book teaches readers how to manage and deliver projects on-time and on-budget by applying the practical strategies and concrete solutions found within. Whether the challenge is finding the right project sponsor, clarifying project objectives, or setting realistic schedules and budget projections, The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management shows you what you need to know, the best way to do it, and what to watch out for along the way.

Strategic Project Management Made Simple

Strategic Project Management Made Simple
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Author: Terry Schmidt
Pages: 272
ISBN: 047044293X
Release: 2009-03-16
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

When Fortune Magazine estimated that 70% of all strategies fail, it also noted that most of these strategies were basically sound, but could not be executed. The central premise of Strategic Project Management Made Simple is that most projects and strategies never get off the ground because of adhoc, haphazard, and obsolete methods used to turn their ideas into coherent and actionable plans. Strategic Project Management Made Simple is the first book to couple a step-by-step process with an interactive thinking tool that takes a strategic approach to designing projects and action initiatives. Strategic Project Management Made Simple builds a solid platform upon four critical questions that are vital for teams to intelligently answer in order to create their own strong, strategic foundation. These questions are: 1. What are we trying to accomplish and why? 2. How will we measure success? 3. What other conditions must exist? 4. How do we get there? This fresh approach begins with clearly understanding the what and why of a project - comprehending the bigger picture goals that are often given only lip service or cursory reviews. The second and third questions clarify success measures and identify the risky assumptions that can later cause pain if not spotted early. The how questions - what are the activities, budgets, and schedules - comes last in our four-question system. By contrast, most project approaches prematurely concentrate on the how without first adequately addressing the three other questions. These four questions guide readers into fleshing out a simple, yet sophisticated, mental workbench called "the Logical Framework" - a Systems Thinking paradigm that lays out one's own project strategy in an easily accessible, interactive 4x4 matrix. The inclusion of memorable features and concepts (four critical questions, LogFrame matrix, If-then thinking, and Implementation Equation) make this book unique.

Introduction to Project Management in Health Research

Introduction to Project Management in Health Research
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Author: Tim Usherwood
Pages: 100
ISBN: 9780335233052
Release: 1996-10-16
Editor: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

How do I plan my research in a systematic way in order to maximize my chances of obtaining funding and successfully answering my research question? How do I manage the project so that the research question is answered and the study objectives met, on time and within budget? This book provides the answers to these queries and others that are frequently raised by first-time researchers. It offers a straightforward and practical description of a systematic and structured approach to research project management. Recent years have seen a tremendous increase in research activity concerned with health and health care, and employing methodologies derived from a wide range of disciplines including epidemiology, health economics and other social sciences. Many books have been published describing the methods of such research. However, research projects that run into difficulties rarely do so for methodological reasons but through poor project management. Typical problems include running over budget, differences of opinion with key stakeholders, and missed completion deadlines. The aim of this book is to offer practical advice on the application to research of a range of project management processes including those of: time and activity management budgetary control management of stakeholder relationships product marketing The book is aimed primarily at newcomers to health research and the intention is to describe a systematic and structured approach that will help to bring a research project to a successful conclusion.

Project Management Absolute Beginner s Guide

Project Management Absolute Beginner s Guide
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Author: Greg Horine
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9780134653983
Release: 2017-02-09
Editor: Que Publishing

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Succeed as a project manager, even if you’ve never run a project before! This book is the fastest way to master every project management task, from upfront budgeting and scheduling through execution, managing teams through closing projects, and learning from experience. Updated with more insights from the front lines, including agile approaches, dealing with security and privacy priorities, and leading remote/virtual teams, along with the latest on Microsoft Project and PMI standards and certifications and a special bonus chapter on preparing for the PMP certification. This book will show you exactly how to get the job done, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. Project management has never, ever been this simple! Who knew how simple project management could be? This is today’s best beginner’s guide to modern project management… simple, practical instructions for succeeding with every task you’ll need to perform! Here’s a small sample of what you’ll learn: • Master the key skills and qualities every project manager needs • Lead projects, don’t just “manage” them • Avoid 15 most common mistakes new project managers make • Learn from troubled, successful, and “recovered” projects • Set the stage for success by effectively defining your project • Build a usable project plan and an accurate work breakdown structure (WBS) • Create budgets and schedules that help you manage risk • Use powerful control and reporting techniques, including earned value management • Smoothly manage project changes, issues, risks, deliverables, and quality • Manage project communications and stakeholder expectations • Organize and lead high-performance project teams • Manage cross-functional, cross-cultural, and virtual projects • Work successfully with vendors and Project Management Offices • Make the most of Microsoft Project and new web-based alternatives • Get started with agile and “critical chain” project management • Gain key insights that will accelerate your learning curve • Know how to respond to real-life situations, not just what they teach you in school

Brilliant Project Management ePub eBook

Brilliant Project Management ePub eBook
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Author: Stephen Barker,Rob Cole
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9780273781424
Release: 2014-08-01
Editor: Pearson UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Whether you are organising an important event or heading up a large team, running a project can be a daunting process. Spiralling costs and missed deadlines are part of everyday life for many project managers - in fact, more projects fail than succeed! But project management doesn't have to be this way. It is possible to manage projects that consistently meet deadlines and come in within budget. Brilliant Project Management shows you how. Drawing on over 30 years of experience, you’ll discover how to ensure your projects succeed every time. In this new edition Barker & Cole have included a section highlighting valuable sources of information in the challenging world of project management, including their inside track on methods, training and professional associations. It’s the ultimate guide to becoming a brilliant project manager. Brilliant Outcomes Make a success of any project. Deliver on your promises. Save money, time and your sanity!

Achieving Project Management Success in the Federal Government

Achieving Project Management Success in the Federal Government
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Author: Jonathan Weinstein,Jonathan Weinstein PMP,Timothy Jacques,Timothy Jacques PMP
Pages: 330
ISBN: 9781523097227
Release: 2010-02
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Gain Valuable Insight into the Government's Project Management Best Practices! Although project management is not new to the federal government, the discipline has taken on renewed importance in the face of the ever-increasing size, complexity, and number of mission-critical projects being undertaken by every branch and agency. This book addresses the key facets of project management, from organization and structure to people and process. A variety of government entities share their best practices in areas including leadership, technology, teams, communication, methodology, and performance management. Based on research and interviews with a wide range of project managers, Achieving Project Management Success in the Federal Government presents a realistic cross section of the project management discipline in the largest single enterprise in the world—the U.S. federal government.

Projects and Complexity

Projects and Complexity
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Author: Francesco Varanini,Walter Ginevri
Pages: 327
ISBN: 9781466502796
Release: 2012-05-09
Editor: CRC Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Helpful to those tasked with managing complex environments, Projects and Complexity introduces a new way of looking at projects and fostering the culture needed to achieve sustainable results. It brings together experts from the academic, military, and business worlds to explore project management in the context of complexity theory and organizations. These experts explore a systemic and organic approach to projects that widens the scope of a project manager’s role as well as the tools and capabilities required. The book provides readers with an understanding of the roots of project management in complexity theory and the human sciences. It explores seven principles of complexity theory and applies them to project management; examining project needs and features in terms of success parameters, team and stakeholders’ perspectives, the project manager’s perspective, and the perspectives of theory and practice. Explores a new humanistic paradigm in thinking about projects and project management Illustrates the culture and philosophy of projects from a range of perspectives Outlines an interdisciplinary approach to Project Management that integrates scientific and humanistic disciplines The contributors examine cutting-edge organizational models from management research and military leadership and map them to project management. They integrate insights from various disciplines to introduce tools that are relatively unknown to project managers and leaders. The book describes a paradigm that is complementary to traditional project management and also provides you with the philosophical, general management, and complexity theory findings needed to lead successful projects in complex environments.

IT Project Management On Track from Start to Finish Third Edition

IT Project Management  On Track from Start to Finish  Third Edition
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Author: Joseph Phillips
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9780071700429
Release: 2010-03-22
Editor: McGraw Hill Professional

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Master IT Project Management This practical, up-to-date guide explains how to successfully manage an IT project and prepare for CompTIA Project+ certification. IT Project Management: On Track from Start to Finish, Third Edition walks you through each step of the IT project management process, covering critical strategies for on-time and within-budget projects. You'll get proven methods for initiating a project, selecting qualified team members, conferring with management, establishing communication, setting realistic timetables, tracking costs, and closing a project. Learn how to: Define project requirements and create the project charter Create a feasibility study and establish project priority Determine strategy and obtain management approval Manage project scope and determine project expenses Build the project management plan Organize and lead a project team Track progress and calculate the Cost Performance Index (CPI) Implement changes to the project plan Perform continuous quality management Complete the project and assess deliverables On the CD: CompTIA Project+ practice exam Project management video training from the author Ready-to-use templates and worksheets Complete e-book Joseph Phillips, PMP, CompTIA Project+, is the Director of Education for Project Seminars. He is the author of PMP Project Management Professional Study Guide, Second Edition; CAPM/PMP Project Management Certification All-in-One Exam Guide, Second Edition; CBAP Certified Business Analysis Professional All-in-One Exam Guide; and PgMP Program Management Professional All-in-One Exam Guide.

International Project Management

International Project Management
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Author: Kathrin Köster
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9781446204832
Release: 2009-10-29
Editor: SAGE

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Electronic Inspection Copy available for instructors here With project management becoming an increasingly global endeavour, a comprehensive and international student text that reflects this reality is essential. International Project Management does just that, systematically linking the key elements of cross-cultural management and the particularities of an international context, with the tools and techniques of project management. Key features include: - A wide variety of examples and illustrations, including an in-depth, end-of-chapter case study with case questions; - Student exercises and review questions; - Detailed further reading - The full support of a Companion Website, featuring a Teacher's Manual Visit the Companion Website at www.sagepub.co.uk/koster

PMP Project Management Professional Practice Tests

PMP Project Management Professional Practice Tests
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Author: Kim Heldman,Vanina Mangano
Pages: 360
ISBN: 9781119421160
Release: 2018-04-19
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Master all five PMP domains and boost your confidence for exam day PMP: Project Management Professional Practice Tests provides candidates with an ideal study aid for PMP exam preparation. Fully aligned with the A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), 6th edition, this book provides practice questions covering all five performance domains. Five unique 160- question chapter tests, as well as one practice exam cover Initiating; Planning; Executing; Monitoring and Controlling; and Closing to help you pinpoint weak areas while there is still time to review. An additional 200-question practice test provides a bonus exam--1000 questions in all--, and a year of FREE access to the Sybex interactive online learning environment puts a test bank, practice questions, and more at your disposal. The PMP exam is a challenging four-hour, 200-question validation of your project management knowledge. Mimicking exam conditions is one of the best ways to prepare, and this book is designed to test your knowledge, focus, and mental endurance to get you fully prepared for the big day. Test your project management knowledge with 1,000 challenging questions Prepare using up-to-date material that accurately reflect the current exam Access digital study tools including electronic flashcards and additional practice questions In today's IT marketplace, qualified project managers are heavily in demand as employers increasingly require those who are capable of managing larger and more complex projects. The PMP certification shows that you know, understand, and can practice PMBOK guidelines to a rigorous level, and is considered the premier project management qualification out there—so when exam day arrives, complete preparation becomes critical to your success. PMP: Project Management Professional Practice Tests help you gauge your progress, preview exam day, and focus your study time so you can conquer the exam with confidence. To register for access to the online test banks included with the purchase of this book, please visit: www.wiley.com/go/sybextestprep.

Project Management Information Systems

Project Management Information Systems
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Author: Ayman N Alkhaldi
Pages: 186
ISBN: 1795340800
Release: 2019-02-05
Editor: Independently Published

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The modern complicated project environment has encouraged management and computer scientists to explore for solution approaches and support systems that could aid project managers in handling project challenges throughout all project phases (project planning, scheduling, monitoring and controlling). Project management software have become one of the crucial points in the attempts tominimize cost, effort and time, and to maximize the advantages of project management methods that are required to use scientific solutions in all project phases.This book presents a series of practices, processes and techniques that could aid project managers and project teams to manage projects' information in a systematic way in order to achieve better project outcomes. This book includes an overview on project management information systems; project management environment; managing project information (project information cycle); managingproject management information systems; and project management software and its role in the project success.

Introduction to IT Project Management

Introduction to IT Project Management
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Author: Cynthia Snyder,Cynthia Snyder PMP,Frank Parth,Frank Parth PMP
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781523097272
Release: 2006-10
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Introduction to IT Project Management provides IT project managers the practical tools needed to maintain daily operations while managing multiple projects. This valuable reference helps IT project managers, CIOs, and project sponsors understand the IT project environment so that projects can be managed much more efficiently and successfully. An instructor's guide is available.

Your Project Management Coach

Your Project Management Coach
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Author: Bonnie Biafore,Teresa Stover
Pages: 504
ISBN: 9781118238950
Release: 2012-02-07
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A pragmatic approach to project management Many projects fail to deliver on time or on budget, or even to deliver a workable product that satisfies the customer. While good project management goes a long way towards ensuring success, managers often fail to follow the plans they implement. This unique guide helps you understand and successfully handle project management, once and for all. Covering practical ways to solve problems you'll typically face when managing actual projects, this pragmatic book takes you through a full project management lifecycle. You'll find ample tips, tricks, and best practices--all richly illustrated with real case studies. Find out how to plan for risk, get wayward projects back on track, manage a whole portfolio of projects, and much more. Each topic in the book is mapped to the exam topics of the PMP® Certification Exam, so PMP certification candidates can also use this book for test prep. The book's companion web site offers downloadable forms, templates, and checklists. Explains project management for the real world using a pragmatic approach that includes field-tested techniques, case studies to illustrate concepts, helpful tips and tricks, and downloadable content Guides you to project management success by providing friendly advice, as if you had a friend or project management consultant at your side, discussing issues Explores how to run successful meetings, how to get wayward projects back on track, planning for risk, and how to manage multiple projects Manage your next project with a personal consultant: your own copy of Your Project Management Coach: Best Practices for Managing Projects in the Real World. (PMP is a registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)

Agile Project Management For Dummies

Agile Project Management For Dummies
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Author: Mark C. Layton,Steven J. Ostermiller,Dean J. Kynaston
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9781119676997
Release: 2020-09-29
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This updated edition shows you how to use the agile project management framework for success! Learn how to apply agile concepts to your projects. This fully updated book covers changes to agile approaches and new information related to the methods of managing an agile project. Agile Project Management For Dummies, 3rd Edition gives product developers and other project leaders the tools they need for a successful project. This book’s principles and techniques will guide you in creating a product roadmap, self-correcting iterations of deployable products, and preparing for a product launch. Agile approaches are critical for achieving fast and flexible product development. It’s also a useful tool for managing a range of business projects. Written by one of the original agile technique thought-leaders, this book guides you and your teams in discovering why agile techniques work and how to create an effective agile environment. Users will gain the knowledge to improve various areas of project management. Define your product’s vision and features Learn the steps for putting agile techniques into action Manage the project’s scope and procurement Plan your team’s sprints and releases Simplify reporting related to the project Agile Project Management For Dummies can help you to better manage the scope of your project as well as its time demands and costs. You’ll also be prepared to skillfully handle team dynamics, quality challenges, and risks.

A Project Manager s Book of Forms

A Project Manager s Book of Forms
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Author: Cynthia Snyder Stackpole,Cynthia Stackpole Snyder
Pages: 223
ISBN: 9781118430781
Release: 2013-02-04
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The only book of forms that exactly follows the content of the PMBOK Guide, A Project Manager's Book of Forms provides a "road map" approach so readers know exactly where they are and what forms precede and follow their current position on a project. This Second Edition aligns with the release of the Fifth Edition of the PMBOK Guide. Hard copies of the forms may be taken and reproduced directly from the book, and completely editable electronic versions of all the blank forms, in Microsoft Office-compatible format, are available on an accompanying website. You may use them as is or tailor them to your own needs.

Head First PMP

Head First PMP
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Author: Jennifer Greene,Andrew Stellman
Pages: 928
ISBN: 9781492029618
Release: 2018-09-11
Editor: O'Reilly Media

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

What will you learn from this book? Head First PMP teaches you the latest principles and certification objectives in The PMBOK® Guide in a unique and inspiring way. This updated fourth edition takes you beyond specific questions and answers with a unique visual format that helps you grasp the big picture of project management. By putting PMP concepts into context, you’ll be able to understand, remember, and apply them—not just on the exam, but on the job. No wonder so many people have used Head First PMP as their sole source for passing the PMP exam. This book will help you: Learn PMP’s underlying concepts to help you understand the PMBOK principles and pass the certification exam with flying colors Get 100% coverage of the latest principles and certification objectives in The PMBOK® Guide, Sixth Edition Make use of a thorough and effective preparation guide with hundreds of practice questions and exam strategies Explore the material through puzzles, games, problems, and exercises that make learning easy and entertaining Why does this book look so different? Based on the latest research in cognitive science and learning theory, Head First PMP uses a visually rich format to engage your mind, rather than a text-heavy approach that puts you to sleep. Why waste your time struggling with new concepts? This multi-sensory learning experience is designed for the way your brain really works.

The Essentials of Project Management

The Essentials of Project Management
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Author: Dennis Lock
Pages: 270
ISBN: 9781351789745
Release: 2018-01-12
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This title was first published in 2001. A primer distilled from the author's Project Management. It provides a straightforward account of the principles and techniques of project management, designed to meet the needs of the non-specialist. Using examples and illustrations, the author introduces key project management procedures.

Managing Project Quality

Managing Project Quality
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Author: Timothy J. Kloppenborg PhD,Joseph A. Petrick PhD, SPHR
Pages: 138
ISBN: 9781567263862
Release: 2002-02-01
Editor: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Make breakthroughs in project quality by combining project management with quality management - this books shows you how. Guiding you from project initiation through closure, the book provides a detailed stage-specific flowchart of activities correlated with appropriate tools to give you new power to meet customer expectations and institutionalize project quality.