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Project management survival [electronic resource] : a practical guide to leading, managing & delivering challenging projects / Richard Jones.

By: Jones, Richard, 1964-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Gale virtual reference library: Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Kogan Page, 2007Description: 1 online resource (viii, 242 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780749452438 (electronic book); 0749452439 (electronic book).Subject(s): Project management | Teams in the workplace -- Management | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Project Management | BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Project ManagementGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Computer network resources. | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Project management survival.DDC classification: 658.4/04 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
What are projects and why do they fail? -- Dead project walking -- why some projects must be killed -- Diagnosing an existing project -- Leading projects -- Project scope and initiation -- Agreeing objectives -- Milestones -- Refining milestones -- Activities/work breakdown structure -- Assigning resources -- Time estimation -- Resource availability -- Dependencies -- Risk and mitigation -- Optimizing the plan -- Roles, responsibilities and communication --Updating the plan -- Monitoring progress -- Handling issues -- Controlling change -- Reporting -- Project closure.
Summary: Offers practical advice on getting to the truth of a project, getting the right initial plan, developing a genuinely workable plan, and managing people so the project stays on track.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

What are projects and why do they fail? -- Dead project walking -- why some projects must be killed -- Diagnosing an existing project -- Leading projects -- Project scope and initiation -- Agreeing objectives -- Milestones -- Refining milestones -- Activities/work breakdown structure -- Assigning resources -- Time estimation -- Resource availability -- Dependencies -- Risk and mitigation -- Optimizing the plan -- Roles, responsibilities and communication --Updating the plan -- Monitoring progress -- Handling issues -- Controlling change -- Reporting -- Project closure.

Offers practical advice on getting to the truth of a project, getting the right initial plan, developing a genuinely workable plan, and managing people so the project stays on track.

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