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Project Management JumpStart, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-93919-2
360 pages
May 2011
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Description

The much-anticipated new edition of the popular project management introductory book

The role of the project manager continues to become more diverse and demanding, placing strong project management skills in high demand. This in-depth introductory guide offers aspiring project managers the essential fundamentals of project management. Fully revised since the previous version, this new edition includes updated project management methods and practices as well as new examples and study questions. Project management guru Kim Heldman presents you with a clear, concise, and enjoyable writing style so that you can approach project management from a practical?rather than theoretical?standpoint.

  • Serves as an introduction to the fundamentals of project management
  • Provides completely updated and revised material on project management methods and practices
  • Features new examples and study questions
  • Addresses how to create project schedules and budgets and define project goals
  • Covers project management principles, Project Management Institute?s project management standards, and practical application of project management for the workplace

Whether you're considering a career in project management or simply wish to expand your understanding of general project management principles, Project Management JumpStart, Third Edition is ideal reading.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Chapter 1 Building the Foundation.

Chapter 2 Developing Project Management Skills.

Chapter 3 Initiating the Project.

Chapter 4 Defining the Project Goals.

Chapter 5 Breaking Down the Project Activities.

Chapter 6 Planning and Acquiring Resources.

Chapter 7 Assessing Risk.

Chapter 8 Developing the Project Plan.

Chapter 9 Budgeting 101.

Chapter 10 Executing the Project.

Chapter 11 Controlling the Project Outcome.

Chapter 12 Closing the Books.

Appendix A Answers to Review Questions.

Appendix B Sample Project Management Forms.

Appendix C Sample Project Management Checklists.

Glossary.

Index.

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Author Information

Kim Heldman, PMP, Project+, is an IT Director for the Colorado Governor's Office of Information Technology, overseeing information technology service delivery for four state agencies. She has over twenty years of experience in project management and is the author of several books on project management, including all editions of the bestselling PMP: Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide.
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Sample Project Management Forms 205.66 KB Click to Download
Sample Project Management Checklists 219.14 KB Click to Download
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