Project Management for Dummies

  • 5h 37m
  • Stanley E. Portny
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 2001

Whether you’re preparing an important presentation on your own or heading up a task force of several dozen people, managing a project means dealing with schedules, budgets, deadlines—and pressure. Relax! This friendly guide delivers the practical know-how you need to manage your resources and get the job done—on time and within budget.

About the Author

Stanley E. Portny, PMP, is a renowned project-management consultant who has trained more than 25,000 people in over 100 organizations, including Hewlett-Packard and AT&T.

In this Book

  • Project Management for Dummies
  • Introduction
  • What Is Project Management? (And Do I Get Paid Extra to Do It?)
  • Defining What You’re Trying to Accomplish — and Why
  • Getting from Here to There
  • You Want This Done When?
  • Chapter 5: Estimating Resource Requirements
  • The Who and the How of Project Management
  • Involving the Right People in Your Project
  • Defining Team Members’ Roles and Responsibilities
  • Starting Off on the Right Foot
  • Tracking Progress and Maintaining Control
  • Keeping Everyone Informed
  • Encouraging Peak Performance
  • Bringing Your Project to a Close
  • Dealing with Risk and Uncertainty
  • Using the Experience You’ve Gained
  • With All the Great New Technology, What’s Left for You to Do?
  • Ten Questions to Help You Plan Your Project
  • Ten Ways to Hold People Accountable
  • Ten Steps to Getting Your Project Back on Track
  • Ten Tips for Being a Better Project Manager