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Project Management JumpStart

Project Management JumpStart

Kim Heldman

ISBN: 978-0-782-15180-0

Sep 2006, Jossey-Bass

356 pages


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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.

  • The basic skills of a successful project manager
  • Creating project schedules and determining project budgets
  • Winning the support of department managers
  • Monitoring project progress, resources, and budgets
  • Communication and negotiation skills
  • Tips for motivating people who don't work for you
  • Effective documentation skills for essential project management documents

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.



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Combined Errata

Page 63

Discounted cash flow section : Paragraph 2
The second sentence in paragraph two under the,
"Discounted cash flow" heading is incorrect. It should read as follows:

"As an example, $1,145 (rounded up) two years from now given a 7 percent
interest rate per year is worth $1000 (rounded) today."