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Successful project management /
Trevor L Young.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
London ; Philadelphia : Kogan Page Limited, 2006.
description
vii, 158, [1] p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0749445610, 9780749445614
format(s)
Book
Holdings
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series title
imprint
London ; Philadelphia : Kogan Page Limited, 2006.
isbn
0749445610
9780749445614
catalogue key
6326807
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [159]).
A Look Inside
First Chapter
1. What is success? What happens to the project?; Defining success; Your view of success; Success depends on who is measuring; What are the perceived causes of failure; Reduce the probability of failure 2. The climate for success Why do initiatives appear to fail?; Some definitions; Projects - are they just an accident?; A common misconception; What's the current climate?; What influences the climate?; Operating climate for success; The key activities; Defined roles and responsibilities - the key players; Influence of organisational culture 3. The project process - key steps for success The project phases; The phase gates; The phase gate - a constraint?; The key steps to success; 4. Project conception and start-up Selecting the right project; The start-up process; Customer needs and expectations; Identifying the project constraints; Assumptions; The kick-off meeting; Recording essential information 5. The definition phase The project brief and specification; Defining the project; Risk assessment; Getting your project definition approved 6. Managing the stakeholders What is a stakeholder; Identifying stakeholders; The two most important stakeholders; Stakeholder influence; Gathering information about stakeholders; The stakeholder influence matrix; What happens next with stakeholders 7. Managing the risks What is a risk; Why bother?; The risk management process; Identifying the risks; A typical starter checklist; Decide the primary response strategy; Quantifying the risks; Risk score; What do I do now? Monitoring risks 8. Planning the project A common misconception; Who needs to be involved; Where does planning start?; Identifying the key stages; Allocating responsibility; Estimating; The critical path of your project; Analyse resource requirements; Optimising your schedule; Review the project risk log; Review the project budget; Freezing the baseline schedule; Seeking approval to launch 9. Launching and executing the project Preparing for project execution; The control environment; Monitoring the progress; Managing the issues arising; Tracking your project 10. Closure and post-project evaluation Project drift; Set the completion criteria; The acceptance process checklist; The closeout meeting; Post-project evaluation; And finally... Standard formats for data recording Further reading
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Review Quotes
"A concise and easy to use set of instructions that can be applied to practically any project." Refresh
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Summaries
Main Description
Project management has become an area of interest in all types of organization and the skills required are recognized as highly desirable at all levels. The role of project manager requires maintaining a balance between the demands of the customer, project, team and the organization. This provides a real challenge in the fields of time management and prioritization.Successful Project Management will enable any manager to significantly raise the probability of success with their projects and contains practical and well-tested techniques.This step-by-step guide will help you with:project conception and start-up;managing project stakeholders;managing risks;project planning;project launch and execution;closure and evaluation.Complete with checklists and specific guidance notes, this essential book covers the entire project management process and will improve your chances of success.
Long Description
Covers the entire project management process, directing the skills of maintaining a balance between the demands of the customer, project, team and the organization. Enables any manager to significantly raise the probability of success with their projects.
Main Description
Project management has become an area of interest in all types of organization and the skills required are recognized as highly desirable at all levels. The role of project manager requires maintaining a balance between the demands of the customer, project, team and the organization. This provides a real challenge in the fields of time management and prioritisation. This book aims to enable any manager to significantly raise the probability of success with their projects and contains practical and well-tested techniques. The step-by-step guide will help you with: project conception and start- up; managing project stakeholders; managing risks; project planning; project launch and execution; and closure and evaluation. Complete with checklists and specific guidance notes, the book covers the entire project management process to improve your chances of success.
Description for Bookstore
Successful Project Management will enable any manager to improve success rates and offers guidance on project conception, planning, launch, execution, closure and evaluation, plus how to manage stakeholders and risks.
Bowker Data Service Summary
Project management skills are needed at all levels in any organisation. This guide is based upon practical examples and case studies that show how to improve performance using tried and tested techniques in project management.
Back Cover Copy
Successful Project Management Second edition Trevor L Young Use tried and tested techniques Develop effective skills Manage the risks REAR COVER: Project management skills are in increasing demand in all types of organisation and at all levels. Above all, the role of a project manager is to maintain a balance between the demands of the customer, the project, the team, and the organisation and that presents a real challenge in the areas of time management and prioritisation. Successful Project Management will help all project managers to master this balancing act and to increase the probability of their project's success. Packed with practical and well-tested techniques, it includes: project conception and start-up; managing project stakeholders; managing risks; project planning; project launch and execution; closure and evaluation. Complete with checklists and specific guidance notes, this essential book covers the entire project management process and will help you to improve your chances of success. Trevor L Young was formerly a senior consultant for the Industrial Society where he designed and conducted two public training courses in project management techniques and project leadership. He is now an independent consultant specialising in the introduction of programme management and is also the author of The Handbook of Project Management, published by Kogan Page.
Table of Contents
What is success? What happens to the project?
Defining success
Your view of success
Success depends on who is measuring
What are the perceived causes of failure
Reduce the probability of failure
The climate for success Why do initiatives appear to fail?
Some definitions
Projects – are they just an
Accident?
A common misconception
What’s the current climate?
What influences
The climate?
Operating climate for success
The key activities
Defined roles and
Responsibilities – the key players
Influence of organisational culture
The project process – key steps for success
The project phases
The phase gates
The phase gate – a constraint?
The key steps to success
Project conception and start-up
Selecting the right project
The start-up process
Customer needs and expectations
Identifying the project constraints
Assumptions
The kick-off meeting
Recording essential information
The definition phase
The project brief and specification
Defining the project
Risk assessment
Getting your project definition approved
Managing the stakeholders
What is a stakeholder
Identifying stakeholders
The two most important stakeholders
Stakeholder influence
Gathering information about stakeholders
The stakeholder influence matrix
What happens next with stakeholders
Managing the risks
What is a risk
Why bother?
The risk management process
Identifying the risks
A typical starter checklist
Decide the primary mresponse strategy
Quantifying the risks
Risk score
What do I do now?
Monitoring risks
Planning the project
A common misconception
Who needs to be involved
Where does planning start?
Identifying the key stages
Allocating
Responsibility
Estimating
The critical path of your project
Analyse resource requirements
Optimising your schedule
Review the project risk log
Review the project budget
Freezing the baseline schedule
Seeking approval to launch
Launching and executing the project
Preparing for project execution
The control environment
Monitoring the progress
Managing the issues arising
Tracking your project
Closure and post-project evaluation
Project drift
Set the completion criteria
The acceptance process checklist
The closeout meeting
Post-project evaluation
And finally…
Standard formats for data recording
Further reading
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