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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Project Management by Greg Horine
You’ve just been handed your department's biggest project. Absolute Beginner's Guide to Project Management will show you exactly where to start–and walk you step by step through your entire project! Expert project manager Gregory Horine shows you exactly what works and what doesn’t, drawing on the field’s proven best practices. Understand your role as a project manager...gain the skills and discover the personal qualities of great project managers...learn how to organize, estimate, and schedule projects effectively...manage deliverables, issues, changes, risks, quality, vendors, communications, and expectations...make the most of technology...manage virtual teams...avoid the problems that trip up new project managers!
Effective Project Management: Traditional, Agile, Extreme by Robert K. Wysocki
With 200 pages of new content, the fifth edition of this popular guide gives new or veteran project managers a comprehensive overview of all of the best-of-breed project management approaches and tools today, including Traditional (Linear and Incremental), Agile (Iterative and Adaptive), and Extreme. Step-by-step instruction and practical case studies show you how to use these tools effectively to achieve better outcomes of projects at hand. Plus, the book provides full coverage on managing continuous process improvement, procurement management, managing distressed projects, and managing multiple team projects. The companion Web site includes exercises and solutions that accompany the project management instruction in the book.
Fundamentals of Project Management by James P. Lewis
Clear and down-to-earth, this step-by-step guide explains how to effectively spearhead every stage of a project -- from developing the goals and objectives to managing the project team -- and make project management work in any company.
Information Technology Project Management by Kathy Schwalbe
Information is traveling faster and being shared by more individuals than ever before. Information Technology Project Management, Sixth Edition offers the "behind-the-scene" aspect of technology. Although project management has been an established field for many years, managing information technology requires ideas and information that go beyond standard project management. By weaving together theory and practice, this text presents an understandable, integrated view of the many concepts skills, tools, and techniques involved in project management. Because the project management field and the technology industry change rapidly, you cannot assume that what worked even five years ago is still the best approach today. This text provides up-to-date information on how good project management and effective use of software can help you manage projects, especially information technology projects. Information Technology Project Management, Sixth Edition, is still the only textbook to apply all nine project management knowledge areas--project integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communications, risk, and procurement management--and all five process groups--initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing--to information technology projects.
Making Things Happen: Mastering Project Management by Scott Berkun
Microsoft project veteran Scott Berkun offers a collection of essays on field-tested philosophies and strategies for defining, leading, and managing projects. Each essay distills complex concepts and challenges into practical nuggets of useful advice, and the new edition now adds more value for leaders and managers of projects everywhere. Based on his nine years of experience as a program manager for Internet Explorer and lead program manager for Windows and MSN, Berkun explains to technical and non-technical readers alike what it takes to get through a large software or web development project. Making Things Happen doesn't cite specific methods, but focuses on philosophy and strategy. Unlike other project management books, Berkun offers personal essays in a comfortable style and easy tone that emulate the relationship of a wise project manager who gives good, entertaining and passionate advice to those who ask.
PMBOK Guide by PMI
Fourth Edition continues the tradition of excellence in project management with a standard that is even easier to understand and implement, with improved consistency and greater clarification.
Project Management For Dummies by Stanley E. Portny
You'll learn how to organize, estimate, and schedule projects efficiently and effectively. You'll also discover how to manage deliverables, issue changes, assess risks, maintain communications, and live up to expectations by making the most of the latest technology and software and by avoiding common problems that can trip up even the best project managers.
Project Management with MS Project Management by Clifford Gray and Erik Larson
As the market-leading textbook on the subject, Project Management: The Managerial Process, 4e is distinguished by its balanced treatment of both the technical and behavioral issues in project management as well as by its coverage of a broad range of industries to which project management principles can be applied. It focuses on how project management is integral to the organization as a whole. The 4th edition reflects the latest changes found in the practice. Other texts discuss the topics covered in this text but they do not view oversight as the project manager’s operating environment, as does Gray/Larson.
Project Management: A Managerial Approach by Jack R. Meredith and Samuel J. Mantel
The use of project management to accomplish the goals of society’s varied organizations continues to grow. Insight into human behavior, knowledge of organizational issues, and skill with quantitative methods are all necessary for successful project management. Meredith and Mantel have drawn from personal experiences in the workplace to develop a text that teaches the reader how to build upon skills necessary for selecting, initiating, operating, and controlling all types of projects.
Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling by Harold Kerzner
From the intricate framework of organizational behavior and structure that can determine project success to the planning, scheduling, and controlling processes vital to effective project management.
Rapid Development by Steve McConnel
Corporate and commercial software-development teams all want solutions for one important problem--how to get their high-pressure development schedules under control. In RAPID DEVELOPMENT, author Steve McConnell addresses that concern head-on with overall strategies, specific best practices, and valuable tips that help shrink and control development schedules and keep projects moving. Inside, you'll find:• A rapid-development strategy that can be applied to any project and the best practices to make that strategy work• Candid discussions of great and not-so-great rapid-development practices--estimation, prototyping, forced overtime, motivation, teamwork, rapid-development languages, risk management, and many others• A list of classic mistakes to avoid for rapid-development projects, including creeping requirements, shortchanged quality, and silver-bullet syndrome• Case studies that vividly illustrate what can go wrong, what can go right, and how to tell which direction your project is goingRAPID DEVELOPMENT is the real-world guide to more efficient applications development.
Results Without Authority: Controlling a Project When the Team Doesn't Report to You by Tom Kendrick
How to take control of teams and projects even when you're not the boss.... Project leaders these days supervise few if any of the people that they rely upon for project success. Getting projects off to a good start and then maintaining control of them is an enormous challenge for a project leader who has little or no formal authority. But there are many proven, powerful techniques a strong project leader can employ to keep projects and teams on track. Results Without Authority explores a wide range of effective methods and tools for leading a diverse team, and includes clear, insightful examples that demonstrate how they work in a variety of situations. Packed with invaluable guidance for controlling projects of all scopes and in any field, Results Without Authority will help novice and experienced project leaders get the best from their project teams.
Scrappy Project Management: The 12 Predictable and Avoidable Pitfalls Every Project Faces by Kimberly Wiefling
Projects are MESSY! From the minute the project begins, all manner of changes, surprises and disasters befall them. Unfortunately most of these are PREDICTABLE and AVOIDABLE. Tact and diplomacy can only get you so far in the wild and wacky world of project work. A combination of outrageous creativity, sheer bravado and nerves of steel will serve you far better than any fancy-schmancy Microsoft Project Gantt chart! 'Scrappy Project Management' is about what REALLY happens in the project environment, how to survive it, and how to make sure that your team avoids the predictable and avoidable pitfalls that every project faces.
Software Project Survival Guide by Steve McConnell
The author of the classics "Code Complete" and "Rapid Development" throws a lifeline to the industry's huge and indispensable population of rookie managers and technical leads. This book is a roadmap to how an effective software project works--understandable even for those with limited project experience.
Strategic Project Management Made Simple by Terry Schmidt
Practical Tools for Leaders and Teams. This fresh approach begins with clearly understanding the what and why of a project - comprehending the bigger picture goals that are often given only lip service or cursory reviews. The second and third questions clarify success measures and identify the risky assumptions that can later cause pain if not spotted early. The how questions - what are the activities, budgets, and schedules - comes last in our four-question system. By contrast, most project approaches prematurely concentrate on the how without first adequately addressing the three other questions. These four questions guide readers into fleshing out a simple, yet sophisticated, mental workbench called "the Logical Framework" - a Systems Thinking paradigm that lays out one's own project strategy in an easily accessible, interactive 4x4 matrix. The inclusion of memorable features and concepts (four critical questions, LogFrame matrix, If-then thinking, and Implementation Equation) make this book unique.
The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni
Written as a fable, this book explores the fundamental causes of organizational politics and team failure.
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Project Management by Michael Campbell and Sunny Baker
This guide covers the tools and processes of project management, complying with the standards of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and The Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK). Packed with examples, case studies, and expert opinions, this book includes essential information on implementation strategies, setting up schedules, troubleshooting, and more.
The Lazy Project Manager: How to be twice as productive and still leave the office early by Peter Taylor
Peter Taylor reveals how adopting a more focused approach to life, projects and work can make you twice as productive. The lazy project manager illustrates how anyone can apply the simple techniques of lazy project management in their own activities in order to work more effectively and consequently improve work-life balance. This 'productive laziness' approach builds on the Pareto principle that states that for many phenomena, 80 per cent of consequences stem from 20 per cent of the causes. To put it simply, only 20 per cent of the things people do during their working days really matter.
The One-Page Project Manager: Communicate and Manage Any Project With a Single Sheet of Paper by Clark A. Campbell
The One-Page Project Manager shows you how to boil down any project into a simple, one-page document that can be used to communicate all essential details to upper management, other departments, suppliers, and audiences. This practical guide will save time and effort, helping you identify the vital parts of a project and communicate those parts and duties to other team members.
The Principles of Project Management by Meri Williams
Why Project Management is important The 6 fundamental truths of project management Getting started: Discovering, Initiating, Planning and Resourcing a project Getting the Job Done: Executing and controlling Keeping it Smooth: Communication, collaboration and managing change Following through: Ongoing support and maintenance, measuring operational success Resources: Review of various tools, recommended reading, professional resources for project management Short, and to the point, this book aims to do to provide a solid foundation for anyone who finds themselves responsible for executing projects.
The Project Management Tool Kit by Tom Kendrick
100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right. Today's projects are more complex and challenging than ever, and project managers need all the help they can get to succeed amid shifting priorities, interruptions, inadequate funding, expectations of multiple stakeholders, and other obstacles. A practical on-the-job resource for project managers in any industry, this fully revised and updated edition of "The Project Management Tool Kit" is packed with results oriented, practical tips. Complete with checklists, examples, and clear graphics, "The Project Management Tool Kit" offers 100 practical, use-them-now strategies for mastering any project challenge.
Magazines
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CIO
Provides insight and analysis on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT's role in achieving business goals.
PM Network
Project Management magazine from PMI. The magazine quote is "Making Project Management Indispensable for Business Results"
Project Management Journal
The academic and research quarterly of the Project Management Institute featuring theories and applications in project management. Addressing the broad interests of the profession through an editorial balance of content about research and practice.
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PMP Certification, A Beginner's Guide by George Angel
This accessible guide bridges the gap between being a project manager and becoming a globally recognized Project Management Professional (PMP). Covering the latest PMP exam content from the Project Management Institute (PMI), the book explains PMI's worldwide standard methods, nine knowledge areas, and 42 processes. You'll learn proven strategies for improving project efficiency and effectiveness, balancing constraints, communicating timely and accurate project status, and successfully bringing a project to completion. A real-world case study that's followed throughout the book provides helpful examples, checklists, and proven project results.
PMP Exam Prep Questions, Answers, & Explanations by Christopher Scordo
Based on the latest PMBOK Guide - Fourth Edition, the practice tests in this book are designed to help students adjust to the pace, subject matter, and difficulty of the real PMP exam. Geared towards anyone preparing for the exam, all tests include clear solutions to help you understand core concepts. If you plan on passing the PMP exam, it's time to test your knowledge. It's time for PMP Exam Prep - Questions, Answers, and Explanations. In this book: 800+ detailed PMP exam practice questions including 14 condensed PMP mock exams that can be completed in one hour; 10 Targeted PMBOK Knowledge Area tests, and detailed solution sets for all PMP questions which include clear explanations and wording, PMBOK Knowledge Area and page references, and reasoning based on the latest PMBOK Guide - Fourth Edition.
PMP Exam Prep: Rita's Course in a Book for Passing the PMP Exam by Rita Mulcahy
Hundreds of thousands of project managers understand why PMP Exam Prep by Rita Mulcahy, PMP, is a worldwide best-seller. Is it Rita's years of PMP exam preparation experience? The endless hours of ongoing research? The interviews with project managers who failed the exam, to identify gaps in their knowledge? Or is it the razor-sharp focus on making sure project managers don't waste a single minute of their time studying any more than they absolutely have to? Actually, it's all of the above. PMP Exam Prep, Sixth Edition by Rita Mulcahy contains hundreds of updates and improvements from previous editions--including new exercises and sample questions never before in print. Offering hundreds of sample questions, critical time-saving tips plus games and activities available nowhere else, this book will help you pass the PMP exam on your FIRST try.
PMP in Depth by Paul Sanghera
Project Management Professional Study Guide for the PMP Exam. The primary purpose of this book is to help you pass the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam administered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Because the book has a laser-sharp focus on the exam objectives, expert project managers who want to pass the PMP exam can use this book to ensure that they do not miss any objective. Yet this is not simply an exam-cram book. The chapters and the sections within each chapter are presented in a logical learning sequence: A topic and a chapter only depend upon the previously covered topics and chapters, and there is no hopping from topic to topic. The concepts and topics, both simple and complex, are clearly explained when they appear for the first time. No prior knowledge of project management is assumed. This facilitates stepwise learning, prevents confusion, and makes this book useful for anyone who wants to get up to speed quickly to learn the fundamentals of project management, pass the PMP exam, or both, even if they are new to the discipline of project management. A fulllength practice exam with fully explained answers is also included.
PMP Project Management Professional Exam Study Guide by Kim Heldman
The much-anticipated update to the highly acclaimed PMP study guide! The Project Management Profressional (PMP) certification is the most desired skill in today's IT marketplace and candidates are required to have thousands of hours of PM experience even before taking the PMP exam. This fifth edition is completely updated for the newest exam and is the most comprehensive review guide on the shelf. You'll benefit from the detailed discussions on a wide range of PMP topics, concepts, and key terms-all of which cover the Project Management Process and Procedures.
PMP Project Management Professional Study Guide by Joseph Phillips
100% complete coverage of all objectives for the PMP exam. Exam Readiness checklist--you're ready for the exam when all objectives on the list are checked off. Inside the Exam sections highlight key exam topics covered. Two-Minute Drills for quick review. Simulated exam questions match the format, tone, topics, and difficulty of the real exam
The PMP Exam: Flash Cards by Andy Crowe
These flashcards cut through to the essential core facts and components of the PMP Exam. Perfectly aligned with The PMP Exam: How To Pass On Your First Try, this companion product will help students commit the most important information to memory quickly and effectively.
The PMP Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try by Andy Crowe
A study guide for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam, this book provides all the information project managers need to thoroughly prepare for the test. Review materials cover all the processes, inputs, tools, and outputs that will be tested, and extra help is offered with insider secrets, test tricks and tips, hundreds of sample questions, and exercises designed to strengthen mastery of key concepts and help candidates pass the exam on the first attempt.

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