Project Management from Simple to Complex
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Project Management from Simple to Complex

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Book Description

In a world that is becoming more virtual, more global, and more complex, the project manager's ability to function in this environment becomes critical to the success of the project. Project Management from Simple to Complex explores project management within this complex, virtual, and global environment.

https://doi.org/10.24926/8668.2101
ISBN: 978-1-946135-21-6

Table of Contents
  • Cover
  • Title Page
  • Copyright
  • Table Of Contents
  • Publisher Information
  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Project Management
    • 1.1 Project Management Defined
    • 1.2 Project Defined
    • 1.3 Project Context
    • 1.4 Key Skills of the Project Manager
    • 1.5 Introduction to the Project Management Knowledge Areas
    • 1.6 Exercises
    • 1.7 Web Exercise
    • 1.8 Software and Technology Exercises
  • Chapter 2: Project Profiling
    • 2.1 Using a Project Profile
    • 2.2 Project Profiling Models
    • 2.3 Complex Systems and the Darnall-Preston Complexity Index
    • 2.4 Darnall-Preston Complexity Index Structure
    • 2.5 Exercises
    • 2.6 Software and Technology Exercise
  • Chapter 3: Project Phases and Organization
    • 3.1 Project Phases
    • 3.2 Project Organization
    • 3.3 Using the Darnall-Preston Complexity Index to Measure Organizational Complexity
    • 3.4 Exercises
    • 3.5 Web Exercise
  • Chapter 4: Understanding and Meeting Client Expectations
    • 4.1 Including the Client
    • 4.2 Understanding Values and Expectations
    • 4.3 Dealing with Problems
    • 4.4 Nurturing a Feeling of Satisfaction
    • 4.5 Exercises
    • 4.6 Web Exercises
  • Chapter 5: Working with People on Projects
    • 5.1 Working with Individuals
    • 5.2 Working with Groups and Teams
    • 5.3 Creating a Project Culture
    • 5.4 Exercises
    • 5.5 Web Exercises
  • Chapter 6: Communication Technologies
    • 6.1 Types of Communication
    • 6.2 Selecting Software
    • 6.3 Exercises
    • 6.4 Web Exercise
    • 6.5 Software and Technology Exercises
  • Chapter 7: Starting a Project
    • 7.1 Project Selection
    • 7.2 Project Scope
    • 7.3 Project Start-Up
    • 7.4 Alignment Process
    • 7.5 Communications Planning
    • 7.6 Exercises
    • 7.7 Software and Technology Exercise
  • Chapter 8: Project Time Management
    • 8.1 Types of Schedules
    • 8.2 Elements of Time Management
    • 8.3 Critical Path and Float
    • 8.4 Managing the Schedule
    • 8.5 Project Scheduling Software
    • 8.6 Exercises
    • 8.7 Software and Technology Exercises
  • Chapter 9: Estimating and Managing Costs
    • 9.1 Estimating Costs
    • 9.2 Managing the Budget
    • 9.3 Exercises
    • 9.4 Software and Technology Exercise
  • Chapter 10: Managing Project Quality
    • 10.1 Quality and Statistics
    • 10.2 Development of Quality as a Competitive Advantage
    • 10.3 Relevance of Quality Programs to Project Quality
    • 10.4 Planning and Controlling Project Quality
    • 10.5 Assuring Quality
    • 10.6 Exercises
    • 10.7 Software and Technology Exercises
  • Chapter 11: Managing Project Risk
    • 11.1 Defining Risk
    • 11.2 Risk Management Process
    • 11.3 Project Risk by Phases
    • 11.4 Project Risk and the Project Complexity Profile
    • 11.5 Exercises
    • 11.6 Web Exercise
  • Chapter 12: Project Procurement and Closure
    • 12.1 Identifying the Need for Resources Outside the Organization
    • 12.2 Procurement Plan
    • 12.3 Selecting the Type of Contract
    • 12.4 Procurement Process
    • 12.5 Project Closure
    • 12.6 Exercises
    • 12.7 Web Exercises
  • Project Management from Simple to Complex
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