Project Management for Mere Mortals: The Tools, Techniques, Teaming, and Politics of Project Management

Claudia Baca

  • 出版商: Addison Wesley
  • 出版日期: 2007-06-01
  • 售價: $2,100
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$1,995
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 112
  • 裝訂: Paperback
  • ISBN: 0321509196
  • ISBN-13: 9780321509192
  • 相關分類: 專案管理 PM
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Table of Contents

 Preface v

About the Author ix

Session 1: Setting the Project Management Context 1

Session 2: You’ve Been Assigned a Project! 5

Session 3: How Big Is This Project? 9

Session 4: Creating Product Requirements 13

Session 5: Laying Out the Work 17

Session 6: The Art of Estimating 23

Session 7: Quality—How Good Does It Have to Be? 37

Session 8: Communication—What Do You Think about My Project? 45

Session 9: Risk—What Should You Worry About? 63

Session 10: Creating the Schedule 71

Session 11: Budgeting—How Much? 81

Session 12: The Rhythm of Project Execution 87

Session 13: Keeping the Project on Track 89

Session 14: Controlling Changes 91

Session 15: Success!—Closing the Project 97

Session 16: Building Effective Teams 101

Session 17: Working Project Politics 103