A Project Manager's Book of Forms

A Companion to the PMBOK Guide
Author: Cynthia Snyder Stackpole
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118000250
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 256
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This source book of forms and procedures for using them follows exactly the content of the PMBOK® Guide. It provides a road-map approach so readers know exactly where they are and what forms precede and follow their current position on a project. The volume contains forms in hard copy for reproduction as well as in an accompanying CD for use and customization by a wide variety of project managers, consultants, and other associated professionals. (PMBOK is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)

A Project Manager's Book of Forms

A Companion to the PMBOK Guide
Author: Cynthia Stackpole Snyder,Cynthia Snyder Stackpole
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118430786
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 240
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The only book of forms that exactly follows the content of the PMBOK Guide, A Project Manager's Book of Forms provides a "road map" approach so readers know exactly where they are and what forms precede and follow their current position on a project. This Second Edition aligns with the release of the Fifth Edition of the PMBOK Guide. Hard copies of the forms may be taken and reproduced directly from the book, and completely editable electronic versions of all the blank forms, in Microsoft Office-compatible format, are available on an accompanying website. You may use them as is or tailor them to your own needs.

A Project Manager's Book of Forms

A Companion to the PMBOK Guide
Author: Cynthia Snyder,Cynthia Snyder Dionisio
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119393981
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 272
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Essential project management forms aligned to the PMBOK® Guide—Sixth Edition A Project Manager's Book of Forms is an essential companion to the Project Management Institute's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge. Packed with ready-made forms for managing every stage in any project, this book offers both new and experienced project managers an invaluable resource for thorough documentation and repeatable processes. Endorsed by PMI and aligned with the PMBOK® Guide, these forms cover all aspects of initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing; each form can be used as-is directly from the book, or downloaded from the companion website and tailored to your project's unique needs. This new third edition has been updated to align with the newest PMBOK® Guide, and includes forms for agile, the PMI Talent Triangle, technical project management, leadership, strategic and business management, and more. The PMBOK® Guide is the primary reference for project management, and the final authority on best practices—but implementation can quickly become complex for new managers on large projects, or even experienced managers juggling multiple projects with multiple demands. This book helps you stay organized and on-track, helping you ensure thorough documentation throughout the project life cycle. Adopt PMI-endorsed forms for documenting every process group Customize each form to suit each project's specific needs Organize project data and implement a repeatable management process Streamline PMBOK® Guide implementation at any level of project management experience Instead of wasting time interpreting and translating the PMBOK® Guide to real-world application, allow PMI to do the work for you: A Project Manager's Book of Forms provides the PMBOK®-aligned forms you need to quickly and easily implement project management concepts and practices.

A User's Manual to the PMBOK Guide


Author: Cynthia Snyder Stackpole
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470890127
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 240
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The professional standard in the field of project management, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge better known as the PMBOK® Guide published by the Project Management Institute (PMI®) serves as the ultimate resource for professionals and as a valuable studying and training device for students taking the PMP® exam. A User's Manual to the PMBOK® Guide takes the next logical step to act as a true user's manual. Its accessible format and easy-to-understand language helps to not only distill essential information contained in the PMBOK® Guide—Fourth Edition, but also fills an educational gap by offering instruction on how to apply its various tools and techniques. This book: Defines each project management process in the PMBOK® Guide—Fourth Edition, describes their intent, and discusses their individual ITTOs (inputs, tools and techniques, and outputs) Features examples, handy tips, and sample forms to supplement learning Is written by the author who was project manager of the PMBOK ®Guide—Fourth Edition Contains a data flow diagram of each process in the PMBOK® Guide—Fourth Edition to show how information is distributed A User's Manual to the PMBOK® Guide simplifies the PMBOK® Guide—Fourth Edition to provide the springboard from which successful project management processes are interpreted and carried out in the real world. Thorough in coverage and rich in content, this manual is a worthy companion to augment the important strategies laid out in the PMBOK® Guide Fourth Edition—and the one book that aspiring or professional project managers should never be without. (PMBOK, PMI, PMP and Project Management Professional are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)

Law for Project Managers


Author: Mr David Wright
Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 1472458494
Category: Law
Page: 176
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Projects can often be extremely complex processes involving various teams from client organisations, contractors and sub-contractors. Making sure you don't fall foul of the law may not be uppermost in the project manager's mind, but it is vital you understand the basics to prevent any costly legal hiccups and repercussions during the process. Law for Project Managers provides an easily understandable and practical guide to the laws of contract, liability, intellectual property and so on, entirely from the perspective of the project manager. It will enable you to approach projects forewarned and forearmed, able to avoid potential legal problems altogether. The book covers everything from intellectual property disputes with the client organisation about who actually 'owns' the outcome, to confusion arising during an international project from the different legal systems and their approach to contracts and health and safety problems in the management of contractors. Most importantly, it explains everything in very straightforward terms; legal jargon is either avoided altogether or defined with its relevance to the project manager explained. It is also written to help you find and brief legal professionals and, should it come to it, resolve disputes. For example, what are the various dispute resolution options open to you and which ones involve recourse to law? David Wright provides clear, readable and expert advice on this and many other important legal matters for the project manager.

A Survival Guide for Project Managers


Author: James Taylor
Publisher: Amacom Books
ISBN: 9780814429693
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 312
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While the technical side of project management is important, it's often people problems that derail even the most meticulously planned of projects. A Survival Guide for Project Managers gives you a complete understanding of what it takes to successfully finish a project, giving you not only valuable tools like Work Breakdown Schedule, Gantt Charts, and Network Analysis, but also tools to communicate, negotiate, listen, and lead. This practical, user-friendly guide walks you through the entire project life cycle, and shows you how to: * Develop the managerial and business skills required of a project manager.* Resolve conflicts and improve negotiation capabilities.* Understand and apply the technical tools of project management.* Establish project teams, and foster collaboration among team members, and more.Now in its second edition, the book has been revised to reflect the latest version of the PMBOK(r) Guide, and includes new material on topics including project risk, cost-schedule index, the project management office, and emotional intelligence as it applies to project management. Packed with useful forms, charts, and other tools, this is the ultimate resource for project managers

Projekt Phoenix

Der Roman über IT und DevOps – Neue Erfolgsstrategien für Ihre Firma
Author: Gene Kim
Publisher: O'Reilly
ISBN: 3960100671
Category: Computers
Page: 352
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Bill ist IT-Manager bei Parts Unlimited. An einem Dienstagmorgen erhält er auf der Fahrt zur Arbeit einen Anruf seines CEO. Die neue IT-Initiative der Firma mit dem Codenamen Projekt Phoenix ist entscheidend für die Zukunft von Parts Unlimited, aber das Projekt hat Budget und Zeitplan massiv überzogen. Der CEO will, dass Bill direkt an ihn berichtet und das ganze Chaos in neunzig Tagen aufräumt, denn sonst wird Bills gesamte Abteilung outgesourct. Mit der Hilfe eines Vorstandsmitglieds und dessen mysteriöser Philosophie der Drei Wege wird Bill klar, dass IT-Arbeit mehr mit dem Fertigungsbereich in einer Fabrik zu tun hat als er sich je vorstellen konnte. Die Zeit drängt: Bill muss dafür sorgen, dass der Arbeitsfluss auch zwischen den Abteilungen deutlich besser läuft und das Business-Funktionalität zuverlässig bereitgestellt wird. Drei Koryphäen der DevOps-Bewegung liefern hier die rasante und unterhaltsame Story, in der sich jeder, der im IT-Bereich arbeitet, wiederfinden wird. Sie erfahren nicht nur, wie Sie Ihre eigene IT-Organisation verbessern können - nach der Lektüre dieses Buchs werden Sie IT auch nie wieder so sehen wie zuvor.

Rework

Business - intelligent & einfach
Author: Jason Fried,David Heinemeier Hansson
Publisher: Riemann Verlag
ISBN: 3641041473
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
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Der Gegenentwurf zum unproduktiven Unternehmensalltag Wenn ein Unternehmen erfolgreich sein will, benötigt es angeblich hoch bezahlte Direktoren, lange Meetings, ein großes Werbebudget, Fünfjahrespläne und vor allem ständiges Wachstum. So weit die Theorie. In der Praxis kommen die Software-Unternehmer Jason Fried und David Heinemeier Hansson schon seit 10 Jahren ohne all das aus – und haben Erfolg. Die Autoren repräsentieren eine zukunftsweisende Geschäftskultur, die dabei ist, die alten Konzern-Dinosaurier das Fürchten zu lehren. Smart sind die neuen Unternehmer, beweglich, unprätentiös und technisch auf der Höhe. Arbeit ist für sie kein Selbstzweck, und Lebensqualität gehört ebenso zum Business wie die unvermeidliche menschliche Unzulänglichkeit. Nüchtern und wirksam setzt sich „Rework“ von hochtrabenden Begriffen wie „Reform“ oder „Revolution“ ab. Entstanden ist eine ketzerische „Business-Bibel“, die keine Management-Phrasen herbetet, sondern Mut macht zu echter Eigenständigkeit. Zu Recht schrieb ein Rezensent: „Sie können dieses Buch ignorieren, aber auf eigene Gefahr“.

A User's Manual to the PMBOK Guide


Author: Cynthia Stackpole Snyder,Cynthia Snyder Stackpole
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118431073
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 320
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This accessible Second Edition of A User's Manual to the PMBOK Guide walks the reader through the new Fifth Edition of the PMBOK Guide, beginning with the process definition, then a description of the intent of the process, followed by a discussion of the individual ITTOs (inputs, tools and techniques and outputs). Co-branded and approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI), this clearly written and accessible manual allows true understanding and implementation of the PMBOK Guide standard. The guide features examples, handy tips, and sample forms to supplement learning.

Projektmanagement für Dummies


Author: Stanley E. Portny
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 3527699570
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 414
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Vor einem liegt nicht nur ein bislang unüberschaubares Projekt, sondern schon eine Ahnung hinsichtlich all der Probleme, die mit ihm einhergehen könnten: Wer kennt das nicht? Stanley Portny zeigt, wie Projektmanagement richtig funktioniert, wenn man weiß, worauf zu achten ist. Er erklärt, wie man Projekte richtig plant, durchführt und kontrolliert, damit man die Ziele nicht aus den Augen verliert und den Überblick behält. Dazu gehört natürlich auch zu wissen, was ein gutes Projektteam ausmacht und wie man die Leute bei der Stange hält. Dabei geht der Autor auf die neuesten Projektmanagement-Techniken ein und stellt verschiedene Computerprogramme vor, die das Projektmanagement unterstützen und wesentlich erleichtern. Mit diesem Buch wird jeder zu einem routinierten Projektmanager, der seine Projekte mit Bravour meistert.

Call Center für Dummies


Author: Réal Bergevin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527703395
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 388
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Der Call Center-Markt ist zurzeit eine der am stärksten wachsenden Branchen. Doch auf was muss man alles achten, wenn man ein Call Center einrichtet und leitet? Finanzmanagement, Ressourcenanalyse, Performancesteigerung - all dies sind Dinge, die ein Call Center-Manager berücksichtigen muss. Welche Rolle spielt die IT? Wie sucht man das richtige Personal für ein Call Center aus? Wie schult man es und verbessert so seinen Kundenservice? Antworten auf all diese Fragen gibt der renommierte Call Center-Consultant Réal Bergevin in diesem angenehm lesbaren und hochinformativen Buch. Das ursprünglich kanadische Buch wurde in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Call Center Forum Deutschland e.V. und zahlreichen Call Center-Firmen auf den deutschen Markt zugeschnitten.

Die Kunst Des It-projektmanagements (2nd Edition)


Author: Scott Berkun
Publisher: O'Reilly Germany
ISBN: 3897219220
Category: Computers
Page: 480
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Weshalb verschieben sich Release-Termine ständig? Warum funktioniert die Team-Kommunikation zwischen Designern, Entwicklern und Marketing nicht? Wie kommt man auf wirklich kreative Ideen? Und was tun, wenn etwas schief geht? Wenn Sie sich Fragen wie diese schon oft gestellt haben – Scott Berkun hat die Antworten für Sie. Mit Humor und scharfem Blick beleuchtet der erfahrene Autor und Projektmanager die klassischen Aufgaben, Herausforderungen und Mechanismen des IT-Projektmanagements. Von der fachkundigen Planung über die zielgerichtete Team-Kommunikation bis hin zum erfolgreichen Projektabschluss – hier erhalten Sie kompetente Einblicke in die Realität der Projektleitung. Projekte realistisch planen Entdecken Sie, welche ersten Schritte das Projekt erfolgreich starten, wie man solide Zeitpläne entwickelt und gute Visionsdokumente und Spezifikationen schreibt, wie neue Ideen entstehen und was man aus ihnen machen kann. Teams effektiv führen Erhalten Sie Einblicke in die erfolgreiche Teamleitung: Lernen Sie, wie man die Team-Moral kultiviert, konfliktfrei kommuniziert, Meetings optimal gestaltet und den Spaß am Projekt steigert. Neu in der überarbeiteten Auflage Die zweite, komplett überarbeitete Auflage wurde um Übungsteile am Ende jeden Kapitels erweitert. Dadurch kann der Leser durch über 120 Übungen die Kapitelinhalte praxisnah erschließen und vertiefen.

Existenzweisen

Eine Anthropologie der Modernen
Author: Bruno Latour
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 3518737376
Category: Social Science
Page: 600
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Vor zwanzig Jahren hatte der französische Soziologe und Philosoph Bruno Latour konstatiert: »Wir sind nie modern gewesen«, und sich an einer »symmetrischen Anthropologie« jenseits der Trennung von Natur und Kultur versucht. Nun legt er sein zweites Hauptwerk vor, das dieses faszinierende Projekt mit einer »Anthropologie der Modernen« fortschreibt und den verschiedenen Existenzweisen von Wissenschaft, Technologie, Recht, Religion, Wirtschaft und Politik in der modernen Welt nachspürt. Ein großes Panorama der Modi moderner Existenz. Latour setzt für dieses Projekt bei der globalen Verflechtung aller Lebensbereiche an, die heute nicht zuletzt am Problem des Klimawandels sichtbar wird. Zugleich zeigt sich aber an diesem Problem auch, dass es verschiedene Handlungssphären gibt, die jeweils eigene Existenzweisen besitzen: Politiker, die sich mit dem Klimaproblem befassen, sind eben keine Wissenschaftler, die Klimaforschung betreiben, und Unternehmer orientieren sich zunächst an den Maßgaben der Wirtschaftlichkeit; wissenschaftliche Ergebnisse werden daher nicht einfach in politische und ökonomische Handlungen übersetzt. Dennoch sind für Latour diese verschiedenen Existenzmodi nicht unabhängig voneinander, sondern durchdringen einander und kreieren gemeinsam Probleme, die es in der Folge auch gemeinsam zu lösen gilt. Es bedarf daher einer neuen Form der »Diplomatie«, die zwischen den einzelnen Existenzweisen vermittelt. Nicht weniger als die Zukunft unseres Planeten steht auf dem Spiel und nicht weniger als eine solche diplomatische Vermittlung versucht dieses grundlegende und wegweisende Buch zu leisten. Auf dass wir endlich modern werden!

Project Management JumpStart


Author: Kim Heldman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780782151800
Category: Computers
Page: 356
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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

Project Scheduling

A Research Handbook
Author: Erik Leuven Demeulemeester,Willy S. Herroelen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0306481421
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 686
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Our objectives in writing Project Scheduling: A Research Handbook are threefold: (1) Provide a unified scheme for classifying the numerous project scheduling problems occurring in practice and studied in the literature; (2) Provide a unified and up-to-date treatment of the state-of-the-art procedures developed for their solution; (3) Alert the reader to various important problems that are still in need of considerable research effort. Project Scheduling: A Research Handbook has been divided into four parts. Part I consists of three chapters on the scope and relevance of project scheduling, on the nature of project scheduling, and finally on the introduction of a unified scheme that will be used in subsequent chapters for the identification and classification of the project scheduling problems studied in this book. Part II focuses on the time analysis of project networks. Part III carries the discussion further into the crucial topic of scheduling under scarce resources. Part IV deals with robust scheduling and stochastic scheduling issues. Numerous tables and figures are used throughout the book to enhance the clarity and effectiveness of the discussions. For the interested and motivated reader, the problems at the end of each chapter should be considered as an integral part of the presentation.

Implementing Program Management

Templates and Forms Aligned with the Standard for Program Management - Second Edition (2008)
Author: Ginger Levin,Allen R. Green
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439857199
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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In early 2007, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) piloted the now highly sought after Program Management Professional (PgMP®) credential, reflecting the growing trend for organizations to coordinate the work done on numerous stand-alone projects into a cohesive program-type structure. Written by two successful PgMPs, Implementing Program Management: Templates and Forms Aligned with the Standard for Program Management Second Edition–(2008) is a complete guide that presents a step-by-step methodology, suitable for the novice to the seasoned professional, enabling managers to seamlessly move their programs from theory to practice. Providing a detailed protocol for managing a program from initiation to closure, this volume parallels PMI’s Standard for Program Management–Second Edition (2008). Filling the void in the program management literature, the book goes beyond the best practices listed in the PMI’s Standard to provide detailed guidance for these practices, enabling program managers in any organization to successfully coordinate any program. Recognizing that each organization has unique requirements, the templates described in the text can be customized and tailored as required through a CD-ROM that is included with this book. This unique package of ready-to-use documents, tools, forms, templates, and reports empowers program managers to bring their programs to a successful finish and deliver its intended benefits to stakeholders.

Practical Project Management for Building and Construction


Author: Hans Ottosson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439896550
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 328
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Practical Project Management for Building and Construction covers the 14 knowledge areas of project management that are essential for successful projects in the construction industry. For each knowledge area, it explains the processes for scope, time, risk, cost, and resource management. Filled with work and process flow diagrams, it demonstrates how projects progress throughout the project life cycle. The book details the processes that must be included in the management process to deliver projects on time and within budget. The processes and knowledge areas described reference the ISO 10006 Standard (guidelines for quality management in projects), the international project management standards of the PMBOK® Guide, and the rapidly emerging ISO 21500 standard. Coverage includes change management, working environment, quality and communication, and procurement management. Illustrating the entire project process, this pioneering reference: Reports on regulations from the European Union and the United States that impact construction projects Identifies the knowledge areas a project manager must control Examines time-tested strategies, various types of contracts, remuneration forms, and contract close out Includes many examples and templates to help you generate essential project documents The book supplies accessible information on a range of helpful tools such as work breakdown structure and earned value. Explaining how to use a network diagram with its gaps and critical paths, the methods described in the text will help you control the WHAT, HOW, and WHEN to do things as well as WHO is responsible for doing them, which will lead to successful project management. Because a large part of the book addresses general project management concepts, the lessons learned will also be helpful to project managers outside the building and construction industry.

Program Management Complexity

A Competency Model
Author: Ginger Levin,J. LeRoy Ward
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439851128
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 222
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Although complexity is a phenomenon that confounds and challenges program managers across industry sectors, there is little information available that identifies the set of competencies managers need to complete their program successfully and deliver the benefits desired by stakeholders. Program Management Complexity: A Competency Model fills this void. Written by two of the first professionals to obtain the Program Management Professional (PgMP®) certification from the Project Management Institute (PMI), this book begins with a literature review of program and project management complexity. Next, it presents a competency model, based on the authors’ seven decades of collective experience in the field, which follows the framework of PMI's model for project managers. Useful for corporate and government organizations, universities, executives, PMO directors and human resources professionals who need to determine program management training needs, this unique model is divided into performance competencies and personal competencies. The performance competencies are organized according to the six domains of program management, while the eight personal competencies are based on research plus a survey of PgMPs® worldwide. After presenting the model, along with detailed plans and guidelines for its implementation in a real-world setting, the book presents three questionnaires designed to help organizations, existing program managers, and aspiring program managers assess their own development plans. Supplying you with the insight to recognize the elements of complexity during the defining and initiating stages, this book includes detailed guidelines to help you recruit, train, and develop program managers capable of delivering stated program benefits, services, and results. Check out a video of Ginger Levin discussing her book: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6YPwEhYDlc

The Project Management Life Cycle

A Complete Step-by-step Methodology for Initiating, Planning, Executing & Closing a Project Successfully
Author: Jason Westland
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
ISBN: 9780749449377
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 237
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The Project Management Life Cycle reveals the unique Method 123 Project Management Methodology by defining the phases, activities and tasks required to complete a project. Containing hundreds of practical examples to enhance the reader’s understanding of project management, the book skilfully moves through the four critical phases of the project life cycle: initiation, planning, execution and closure. Written in a clear, professional and straightforward manner, it avoids the complex terminology rife within the industry. Its prescriptions apply equally well to numerous types of project management, including IT, construction, engineering, telecommunications, and government. Includes more than 150 charts, tables, forms and checklists, plus free online support material.