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Project Management JumpStart, 2nd Edition

ISBN: 978-0-7821-3600-5
352 pages
May 2005, Jossey-Bass
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Prepare for a Project Management Career--Fast!

Project Management JumpStart gives you the solid grounding you need to approach a career in project management with confidence:

  • Understanding the skills of a successful project manager
  • Creating project schedules and budgets
  • Winning the support of department managers
  • Monitoring project progress and taking corrective action
  • Communicating and negotiating effectively
  • Motivating the people on whom the project depends
  • Documenting the project clearly and professionally
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Table of Contents

Introduction xiii

Chapter 1 Building the Foundation 1

Chapter 2 Developing Project Management Skills 31

Chapter 3 Initiating the Project 53

Chapter 4 Defining the Project Goals 83

Chapter 5 Breaking Down the Project Activities 105

Chapter 6 Planning and Acquiring Resources 123

Chapter 7 Assessing Risk 143

Chapter 8 Developing the Project Plan 167

Chapter 9 Budgeting 101 189

Chapter 10 Executing the Project 211

Chapter 11 Controlling the Project Outcome 239

Chapter 12 Closing the Books 259

Appendix A Answers to Review Questions 277

Appendix B Sample Project Management Forms 293

Appendix C Sample Project Management Checklists 307

Glossary 319

Index 323

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Author Information

Kim Heldman, PMP, has over ten years of project management experience, with a recent emphasis on IT. She is the Applications Development Manager for the Department of Revenue, State of Colorado, and is a 2001 PMI Colorado state chapter delegate.
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