The Project Management Tool Kit: 100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right, Third Edition

  • 3h 27m
  • Tom Kendrick
  • 2014

A brand-new edition of the indispensable project management guide!

Today’s projects are more challenging than ever—and project managers need all the help they can get to succeed amid shifting priorities, budget cuts, interruptions, and other obstacles. Now in its third edition, The Project Management Tool Kit is a must-have strategic partner, filled with step-by-step guidance that will enable managers to get complex projects completed on time and on budget. Extensively updated and revised to reflect the latest changes to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), this results-oriented resource offers 100 powerful, practical tips and techniques in areas including:

Scope planning • Schedule development and adjustment • Cost estimating and control • Communications • Defining and using project metrics • Decision making and problem solving • Motivation and leadership • Stakeholder engagement and expectation management • Risk identification and monitoring • Software and technical tools • And much more

Complete with checklists, charts, examples, and tools for easy implementation, this handy guide will help project professionals tackle any challenge that comes their way.

About the Author

TOM KENDRICK, PMP, is a program director for UC Berkeley Extension. His experience includes almost four decades of directing projects for Hewlett-Packard, General Electric, DuPont, and Visa, Inc. He is the author of Results Without Authority and Identifying and Managing Project Risk.

In this Book

  • Activity Definition (PMBOK® Guide 6.2)—Activity Sequencing (PMBOK® Guide 6.3)
  • Brainstorming
  • Canceling Projects—Customer Interviews
  • Decision-Making—Delphi Technique
  • Earned-Value Management (EVM)
  • Forecasting Project Completion
  • Global Teams
  • Human Resource Planning (PMBOK® Guide 9.1)
  • Influence Without Authority—Issue Management
  • Leadership
  • Market Research—Multiple Independent Projects
  • Negotiating Contracts—Negotiating Project Changes
  • Organizational Change—Organizing for Project Management
  • Performance Problem Resolution—Project Vision
  • Qualitative Risk Analysis (PMBOK® Guide 11.3)—Quantitative Risk Analysis (PMBOK® Guide 11.4)
  • Required Skills Analysis—Risk Response Planning (PMBOK® Guide 11.5)
  • Schedule Control (PMBOK® Guide 6.7)—Status Collection
  • Team Acquisition (PMBOK® Guide 9.2)—Transitioning to Project Leadership
  • Work Breakdown Structure (PMBOK® Guide 5.4)