How to Manage Projects: Essential Project Management Skills to Deliver On-time, On-budget Results, 2nd edition

  • 3h 12m
  • Paul J Fielding
  • Kogan Page
  • 2022

Are you overwhelmed by project management jargon? Interested in developing a project management career, but bewildered by the plethora of costly courses and qualifications? Then this is the book for you.

How to Manage Projects explains the fundamentals of this essential skill in a clear, practical and accessible way, making it the perfect introduction to managing better projects in your current role, or even that first step to developing a professional career as a project manager.

This new 2nd edition features practical exercises and top tips, and takes you through successfully and confidently managing a project from conception to completion. Essential reading for anyone who wants to manage their own projects well without all the unnecessary jargon, How to Manage Projects makes this vital skill easily accessible with one handy, easy-to-use book.

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About the Author

Paul J Fielding (Ph.D.) is a business consultant specializing in developing project management systems, business operations and quality systems for his clients. He has received international awards and recognition (including the Deming Award), and has worked across many industries, technologies, and cultures, from large institutions to start-ups and non-profits. He has developed a worldwide reputation for developing quality project management systems, international business operations, creating game-changing process innovations and quality improvement processes. He currently operates out of Portland, ME; Dallas, TX; and NYC.

In this Book

  • Project Success is More Than Just One Thing
  • The Accidental Project Manager—What is This Going to Take?
  • Where Does a Project Manager Fit in the Organization?—The Role of the PMO
  • Project Governance
  • Project Scope—Defining it, Managing it, Changing it and Avoiding Creep
  • The Project Quality Plan
  • Different Types of Project Lifecycle Models
  • Planning the Project—Schedule Management (Time Management)
  • The Project Staffing Plan
  • Design and Configuration Management
  • Cost Planning and Cost Management
  • The Project’s Supply Chain Plan
  • Project Execution—Tracking, Updating, Reporting and Acceptance
  • Evaluation, Lessons Learnt and Improving the Next Project