Project Manager's Spotlight on Planning
May 2005, Jossey-Bass
If you're a typical project manager, you're probably aware of the importance of planning but may not have the time or expertise to develop a full-blown strategy. Here's a quick and practical guide to applying the disciplines of proven planning practices without the rigor of complex processes.
Part of the Project Manager's Spotlight series from Harbor Light Press, this straightforward book offers solutions to real-life planning scenarios. Author Catherine Tomczyk highlights critical components of project planning and equips you with tools, techniques, checklists, and templates you can put to use immediately. By following a realistic case study from start to finish, you'll see how a project manager deals with each task. Ultimately, this book will help you accurately estimate time and resource requirements, enabling you to implement successful projects.
Project Manager's Spotlight on Planning teaches you how to
- Define project objectives, goals, scope, and requirements
- Draft plans to manage risk, quality, and procurement
- Build your dream team
- Finalize estimates and budgets
- Create the project schedule
- And much more!
Chapter 1: Initiating the Project Plan.
Chapter 2: Defining Project Objectives, Goals, Scope.
Chapter 3: Defining Your Risk Management Plan.
Chapter 4: Drafting Your Dream Team.
Chapter 5: Finalizing Estimates and Budgets.
Chapter 6: Creating the Project Schedule.
Chapter 7: Defining Your Quality Management Plan.
Chapter 8 Defining the Procurement Management Plan.
Chapter 9 Formalizing the Plan.
Appendix A Nine Knowledge Areas Refresher.
Appendix B Project Planning Templates.
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