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Managing Projects: A Practical Guide for Learning Professionals

ISBN: 978-1-118-02203-0
224 pages
April 2012, Pfeiffer
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The need for project management competencies among learning and development and other groups of professionals is increasing as companies adjust to new and continuing economic and global competition demands This book offers organizations a pathway to build practical competencies in the discipline of project management using targeted processes, tools, techniques and influencing skills for the types of projects most organization employees manage. For this book, these projects are characterized as small to medium size projects that last from 1 day to 6 months with 1-10 members on the team who are not necessarily dedicated project team members.
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About This Book iii

About Pfeiffer  v

List of Exhibits  xi

Preface  xiii

CHAPTER 1: StartWell to EndWell  1

CHAPTER 2: Define 21

CHAPTER 3: Plan 63

CHAPTER 4: Manage  97

CHAPTER 5: Review 133

CHAPTER 6: Organizational Change  151

CHAPTER 7: Organizational Project Management  171

CHAPTER 8: Insanity Is Just a Project Constraint 191

About the Author 195

Bibliography  197

Index 199

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Lou Russell, CEO of Russell Martin & Associates is an executive consultant, speaker, and author whose passion is to create growth in companies by guiding the growth of their people. She is author of six popular and practical books including Leadership Training and 10 Steps to Successful Project Management.

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