The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management: The Comprehensive, Easy to Read Handbook for Beginners and Pros

  • 18h 4m 55s
  • Eric Verzuh
  • Gildan Media
  • 2021

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 audiobook 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.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - Project Management: A Platform for Innovation
  • Chapter 2 - Foundation Principles of Project Management
  • Chapter 3 - Build Great Products: Lessons from Agile, Lean Start-up, and Stage-Gate
  • Chapter 4 - Project Initiation: Turning a Problem or Opportunity into a Project
  • Chapter 5 - Know Your Key Stakeholders and Win Their Cooperation
  • Chapter 6 - Write the Rules: Key Documents to Manage Expectations and Define Success
  • Chapter 7 - Risk Management: Minimize the Threats to Your Project
  • Chapter 8 - Work Breakdown Structure: Break Your Project into Manageable Units of Work
  • Chapter 9 - Realistic Scheduling
  • Chapter 10 - Managing Agile Development with Scrum
  • Chapter 11 - The Art and Science of Accurate Estimating
  • Chapter 12 - Balancing the Trade-off Among Cost, Schedule, and Quality
  • Chapter 13 - Building a High-Performance Project Team
  • Chapter 14 - Clear Communication Among Project Stakeholders
  • Chapter 15 - Control Scope to Deliver Value
  • Chapter 16 - Measuring Progress
  • Chapter 17 - Solving Common Project Problems
  • Chapter 18 - Enterprise Project Management: Coordinate All Projects and Project Resources in Your Organization
  • Chapter 19 - Requirements Engineering: The Key to Building the Right Product
  • Chapter 20 - Project Portfolio Management: Align Project Resources with Business Strategy
  • Chapter 21 - PMP Exam Preparation
  • Chapter 22 - Microsoft Project: Guidelines for Effective Use



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