Improving Your Project Management Skills

Improving Your Project Management Skills

Improving Your Project Management Skills

Improving Your Project Management Skills


If a full-fledged project management course doesn't fit your schedule or your budget, check out the new edition of Improving Your Project Management Skills. Based on the hugely popular American Management Association seminar of the same name, this ultra-practical reference offers powerful and repeatable project initiatives that improve processes, streamline productivity, and cut costs dramatically.You'll get tools, tips, charts, lists, and never-fail advice for:

Planning and budgeting • Defining project scope • Project scheduling • Implementation • Performance measurement • Leadership and staff issues • Work breakdown structures • Alignment with business goals • Risk assessment and management • Communication • Project closure • And much more

Now completely revised and updated, the book is consistent with the most recent edition of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and includes dozens of current practices and real-world examples.

Equal parts learning tool and workplace reference, Improving Your Project Management Skills puts the power of a world-class project management seminar right in your hands!


PROJECT MANAGEMENT KNOWLEDGE and skills can help you complete projects on schedule, within budget, and in full accordance with project specifications. At the same time, they help achieve the other goals of the organization, such as productivity, quality, and cost-effectiveness. By definition, every project is unique—a specific set of tasks aligned to meet stated requirements. But a skilled project manager consistently applies universal processes and skills to bring consistency and results to one project after another. Learning project management skills can help you implement these proven strategies for clarifying project objectives, avoiding serious errors of omission, and eliminating costly mistakes.

This book guides you step-by-step through all the processes in the life of a project, beginning with defining project scope and requirements. It explains how to create a work breakdown structure and diagram the activities into a logical sequence using simple network diagrams. It then describes . . .

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