Project Management For Dummies

Author: Consumer Dummies

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119348900

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 456

View: 7041

The bestselling 'bible' of project management In today's time-crunched, cost-conscious global business environment, tight project deadlines and stringent expectations are the norm. So how can you juggle all the skills and responsibilities it takes to shine as a project management maven? Updated in a brand-new edition, Project Management For Dummies offers everything you need to successfully manage projects from start to finish—without ever dropping the ball. Written by a well-known project management expert, this hands-on guide takes the perplexity out of being a successful PM, laying out all the steps to take your organizational, planning, and execution skills to new heights. Whether it's managing distressed projects, embracing the use of social media to drive efficiency and improve socialization, or resolving conflicts that occur during a project, the soup-to-nuts guidance inside will help you wear your project management hat more prominently—and proudly. Get the latest in industry best practices reflecting PMBOK 6 Motivate any team to gain maximum productivity Execute projects on time and with maximum efficiency Prepare for the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam It's never been easier to execute projects on time, on budget, and with maximum efficiency.
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Agile Project Management For Dummies

Author: Mark C. Layton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118235851

Category: Computers

Page: 360

View: 3413

Be flexible and faster with Agile project management As mobile and web technologies continue to evolve rapidly, there is added pressure to develop and implement software projects in weeks instead of months. Agile Project Management For Dummies can make that happen. This is the first book to provide a simple, step-by-step guide to Agile Project Management approaches, tools, and techniques. With the fast pace of mobile and web technology development, software project development must keep pace; Agile Project Management enables developers to complete and implement projects more quickly and this book shows you how. Offers a practical context for understanding and applying Agile techniques, moving from theory into actual practice Explains when to use Agile and how to avoid common pitfalls Written by experts who know how to apply the principles in real-world situations Agile Project Management For Dummies enables you to understand and apply Agile principles for faster, more accurate development.
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Software Project Management For Dummies

Author: Teresa Luckey,Joseph Phillips

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118084810

Category: Computers

Page: 390

View: 8816

The increase in project outsourcing has forced traditional programmers to take on the role of project managers and quickly learn how to manage software projects The author discusses all of the essentials in widely accepted project management methodology, from managing programmers to assessing and eliminating risk The book covers the iterative development model, using Microsoft Project 2003, as well as a variety of methodologies including eXtreme, open source, SQA testing, software life cycle management, and more The companion Web site contains tools, case studies and other resources to help even novices get up and running
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Project Management for Dummies - UK

Author: Nick Graham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119025745

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 424

View: 3016

Get projects done on time, on budget, and with maximum efficiency - fully updated UK edition! In today's time-pressured and cost-conscious global business environment, reliable project management and competent delivery are more important than ever. Increasingly, project management is being seen as an essential management skill for all, as well as a career choice for many. This new UK edition of Project Management For Dummies, 2nd UK Edition quickly introduces you to the principles of successful project management with a clear and logical approach to help you deliver your projects, not only successfully, but also more easily. Unique to the UK edition, you'll find clear guidance on using the highly logical product-based approach to project planning, along with advice on how to release the great power of the technique, not only for effective planning, but also for project control. Updated with fresh content, tips, and tactics that cover everything you need to know from a project's start to finish, this accessible guide takes you through every stage of project management. You'll discover how to make project planning easier and more effective, manage resources and stay on track within a budget. Then you'll find help and advice to help you motivate and manage your teams to help them perform at their best. To help you stay at the leading edge, you'll also find two new chapters in this edition explaining project governance and the increasingly important international standard ISO 21500. In short, this book will help you master a highly valuable skill for advancing your career. Provides clear descriptions of who should do what in a project to prevent communication and control problems Presents the latest concepts in project management techniques Discusses how to keep risks under control during the project Includes access to online project management templates and checklists to aid in learning If you're a manager taking on a project for the first time or a more experienced project professional looking to get up to speed on the latest thinking and techniques, Project Management For Dummies, 2nd UK Edition equips you for project management success.
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Project Management For Dummies

Author: Stanley E. Portny

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118497139

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

View: 1184

The bestselling "bible" of project management In today's time-crunched, cost-conscious global business environment, tight project deadlines and stringent expectations are the norm. Now with 25 percent new and updated content, Project Management For Dummies introduces you to the principles of successful project management and shows you how to motivate any team to gain maximum productivity. 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. The latest information on measuring project management ROI and value to the organization (and customers) Managing Continuous Process Improvement Examples of formats used for different aspects of project management Managing distressed projects and managing multiple team projects Hierarchical decomposition and how it can dramatically improve the effectiveness of project planning and control The latest trend of embracing the use of social media to drive efficiency and improve socialization New information on managing and resolving conflicts that occur during a project Explanations of concepts tested in the PMP® certification exam with study tips and practices to help you pass Project Management For Dummies gives professionals like you everything you need to be successful project managers. (PMI, CAPM, PMP, and Project Management Professional are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)
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Scrum For Dummies

Author: Mark C. Layton,David Morrow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119467691

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 408

View: 3958

Use scrum in all aspects of life Scrum is an agile project management framework that allows for flexibility and collaboration to be a part of your workflow. Primarily used by software developers, scrum can be used across many job functions and industries. Scrum can also be used in your personal life to help you plan for retirement, a trip, or even a wedding or other big event. Scrum provides a small set of rules that create just enough structure for teams to be able to focus their innovation on solving what might otherwise be an insurmountable challenge. Scrum For Dummies shows you how to assemble a scrum taskforce and use it to implement this popular Agile methodology to make projects in your professional and personal life run more smoothly—from start to finish. Discover what scrum offers project and product teams Integrate scrum into your agile project management strategy Plan your retirement or a family reunion using scrum Prioritize for releases with sprints No matter your career path or job title, the principles of scrum are designed to make your life easier. Why not give it a try?
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Project 2016 For Dummies

Author: Cynthia Snyder,Cynthia Snyder Dionisio

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119224519

Category: Computers

Page: 368

View: 4118

"Take control of your projects with the project manager's top assistant, Microsoft Project 2016. Whether you're managing your first project or juggling several large and complex projects, Project 2016 is like an assistant that works 24/7. This guide walks you through the basic functions of the software, helping you use it to create realistic functions of the software, helping you use it to create realistic timelines, maximize resources, budget, collect and track data, and successfully complete your project,"--page [4] of cover.
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PRINCE2 For Dummies

Author: Nick Graham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470663766

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

View: 1651

Whatever your project - no matter how big or small - PRINCE2 For Dummies, 2009 Edition is the perfect guide to using this project management method to help ensure its success. Fully updated with the 2009 practice guidelines, this book will take you through every step of a project - from planning and establishing roles to closing and reviewing - offering practical and easy-to-understand advice on using PRINCE2. It also shows how to use the method when approaching the key concerns of project management, including setting up effective controls, managing project risk, managing quality and controlling change. PRINCE2 allows you to divide your project into manageable chunks, so you can make realistic plans and know when resources will be needed. PRINCE2 For Dummies, 2009 Edition provides you with a comprehensive guide to its systems, procedures and language so you can run efficient and successful projects. PRINCE2 For Dummies, 2009 Edition includes: Part I: How PRINCE Can Help You - Chapter 1: So What's a Project Method and Why Do I Need to Use One? - Chapter 2: Outlining the Structure of PRINCE2 - Chapter 3: Getting Real Power from PRINCE2 Part II: Working Through Your Project - Chapter 4: Checking the Idea Before You Start - Chapter 5: Planning the Whole Project: Initiation - Chapter 6: Preparing for a Stage in the Project - Chapter 7: Controlling a Stage - Chapter 8: Building the Deliverables - the Work of the Teams - Chapter 9: Finishing the Project - Chapter 10: Running Effective Project Boards Part III: Help with PRINCE Project Management - Chapter 11: Producing and Updating the Business Case - Chapter 12: Deciding Roles and Responsibilities - Chapter 13: Managing Project Quality - Chapter 14: Planning the Project, Stages, and Work Packages - Chapter 15: Managing Project Risk - Chapter 16: Controlling Change and Controlling Versions - Chapter 17: Monitoring Progress and Setting Up Effective Controls Part IV: The Part of Tens - Chapter 18: Ten Ways to Make PRINCE Work Well - Chapter 19: Ten Tips for a Good Business Case - Chapter 20: Ten Things for Successful Project Assurance Part V: Appendices - Appendix A: Looking into PRINCE Qualifications - Appendix B: Glossary of the Main PRINCE2 Terms
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Project 2013 For Dummies

Author: Cynthia Snyder Stackpole

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118585089

Category: Computers

Page: 360

View: 3914

An easy-to-understand guide to the latest version of Microsoft's enterprise project management software: Project 2013 If you've never used project management software before or if you're just getting up to speed on the new features in Project 2013, this is the book for you! With this easy-to-understand guide, you have a completely updated resource that covers the latest changes and newest enhancements to Project 2013 and shows you how to make Project 2013 work for you. After an introduction to basic project management concepts, you'll discover the mechanics of using Project software to create and manage projects. Other topics covered include working with calendars, using and sharing resources, budgeting, formatting taskbars, gathering and tracking data, working with reports, and creating templates. Shows you how to manage resources, share project information, perform scenario analysis, and standardize reporting processes Presents completely updated coverage of the new Project 2013 Reviews formatting taskbars, gathering and tracking data, and working with reports Addresses using and sharing resources, creating templates, and managing projects Take charge of your next project and ensure its success with a little help from Project 2013 For Dummies.
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Product Management For Dummies

Author: Brian Lawley,Pamela Schure

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119264022

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 4722

Your one-stop guide to becoming a product management prodigy Product management plays a pivotal role in organizations. In fact, it's now considered the fourth most important title in corporate America—yet only a tiny fraction of product managers have been trained for this vital position. If you're one of the hundreds of thousands of people who hold this essential job—or simply aspire to break into a new role—Product Management For Dummies gives you the tools to increase your skill level and manage products like a pro. From defining what product management is—and isn't—to exploring the rising importance of product management in the corporate world, this friendly and accessible guide quickly gets you up to speed on everything it takes to thrive in this growing field. It offers plain-English explanations of the product life cycle, market research, competitive analysis, market and pricing strategy, product roadmaps, the people skills it takes to effectively influence and negotiate, and so much more. Create a winning strategy for your product Gather and analyze customer and market feedback Prioritize and convey requirements to engineering teams effectively Maximize revenues and profitability Product managers are responsible for so much more than meets the eye—and this friendly, authoritative guide lifts the curtain on what it takes to succeed.
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Managing For Dummies

Author: Bob Nelson,Peter Economy

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118053095

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 3605

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Agile Project Management

Creating Innovative Products

Author: Jim Highsmith

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780321659170

Category: Computers

Page: 432

View: 1399

Best practices for managing projects in agile environments—now updated with new techniques for larger projects Today, the pace of project management moves faster. Project management needs to become more flexible and far more responsive to customers. Using Agile Project Management (APM), project managers can achieve all these goals without compromising value, quality, or business discipline. In Agile Project Management, Second Edition, renowned agile pioneer Jim Highsmith thoroughly updates his classic guide to APM, extending and refining it to support even the largest projects and organizations. Writing for project leaders, managers, and executives at all levels, Highsmith integrates the best project management, product management, and software development practices into an overall framework designed to support unprecedented speed and mobility. The many topics added in this new edition include incorporating agile values, scaling agile projects, release planning, portfolio governance, and enhancing organizational agility. Project and business leaders will especially appreciate Highsmith’s new coverage of promoting agility through performance measurements based on value, quality, and constraints. This edition’s coverage includes: Understanding the agile revolution’s impact on product development Recognizing when agile methods will work in project management, and when they won’t Setting realistic business objectives for Agile Project Management Promoting agile values and principles across the organization Utilizing a proven Agile Enterprise Framework that encompasses governance, project and iteration management, and technical practices Optimizing all five stages of the agile project: Envision, Speculate, Explore, Adapt, and Close Organizational and product-related processes for scaling agile to the largest projects and teams Agile project governance solutions for executives and management The “Agile Triangle”: measuring performance in ways that encourage agility instead of discouraging it The changing role of the agile project leader
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Supply Chain Management For Dummies

Author: Daniel Stanton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119410207

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 6523

Everyone can impact the supply chain Supply Chain Management For Dummies helps you connect the dots between things like purchasing, logistics, and operations to see how the big picture is affected by seemingly isolated inefficiencies. Your business is a system, made of many moving parts that must synchronize to most efficiently meet the needs of your customers—and your shareholders. Interruptions in one area ripple throughout the entire operation, disrupting the careful coordination that makes businesses successful; that's where supply chain management (SCM) comes in. SCM means different things to different people, and many different models exist to meet the needs of different industries. This book focuses on the broadly-applicable Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) Model: Plan, Source, Make, Deliver, Return, and Enable, to describe the basic techniques and key concepts that keep businesses running smoothly. Whether you're in sales, HR, or product development, the decisions you make every day can impact the supply chain. This book shows you how to factor broader impact into your decision making process based on your place in the system. Improve processes by determining your metrics Choose the right software and implement appropriate automation Evaluate and mitigate risks at all steps in the supply chain Help your business function as a system to more effectively meet customer needs We tend to think of the supply chain as suppliers, logistics, and warehousing—but it's so much more than that. Every single person in your organization, from the mailroom to the C-suite, can work to enhance or hinder the flow. Supply Chain Management For Dummies shows you what you need to know to make sure your impact leads to positive outcomes.
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PMP Certification All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies

Author: Gerald Everett Jones,Cynthia Stackpole,Lee Lambert

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470087153

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 864

View: 1913

Each book covers all the necessary information a beginner needs to know about a particular topic, providing an index for easy reference and using the series' signature set of symbols to clue the reader in to key topics, categorized under such titles as Tip, Remember, Warning!, Technical Stuff and True Story.
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PMP Certification All-in-One For Dummies

Author: Cynthia Snyder Stackpole

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118612442

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 912

View: 3831

This completely updated guide prepares you for taking the PMP® certification exam As the most popular project management certification available, the PMP certification is very difficult to obtain and demands stringent requirements. Thankfully, this All-in-One guide is packed with valuable information that has been completely updated to offer you the most accurate and helpful information for taking the exam. The book features up-to-date content that reflects the changes in the Fifth Edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) and helps you navigate the various requirements to become PMP certified. Plus, new review questions written by the author serve to enhance your learning process. Contains all things related to becoming PMP certified, from signing up to take the exam to becoming savvy with the essential areas of PMBOK Helps you make sense of each domain of the PMBOK: communications management, cost management, human resources management, integration management, procurement management, quality management, risk management, scope management, and time management Offers complete coverage of the challenging PMP certification requirements as well as a large selection of practice questions Features an accompanying website that contains the Dummies Test Engine that boasts hundreds of sample questions This comprehensive guide will put you on your way to becoming PMP certified. (PMP, PMI and PMBOK are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)
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Project Management for the Unofficial Project Manager

A FranklinCovey Title

Author: Kory Kogon,Suzette Blakemore,James Wood

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1941631118

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 4078

No project management training? No problem! In today’s workplace, employees are routinely expected to coordinate and manage projects. Yet, chances are, you aren’t formally trained in managing projects—you’re an unofficial project manager. FranklinCovey experts Kory Kogon, Suzette Blakemore, and James Wood understand the importance of leadership in project completion and explain that people are crucial in the formula for success. Project Management for the Unofficial Project Manager offers practical, real-world insights for effective project management and guides you through the essentials of the people and project management process: Initiate Plan Execute Monitor/Control Close Unofficial project managers in any arena will benefit from the accessible, engaging real-life anecdotes, memorable “Project Management Proverbs,” and quick reviews at the end of each chapter. If you’re struggling to keep your projects organized, this book is for you. If you manage projects without the benefit of a team, this book is also for you. Change the way you think about project management—"project manager" may not be your official title or necessarily your dream job, but with the right strategies, you can excel.
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Project Management for Dummies

Author: Nick Graham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119088712

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 7930

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Passing the PRINCE2 Exams For Dummies

Author: Nick Graham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118349644

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 9560

Everything you need to prepare for—and pass—the exams Does the thought of sitting your PRINCE2 exams bring you out in a cold sweat? Fear not. Passing the PRINCE2 Exams For Dummies is your complete guide to preparing for—and passing—the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner exams. It's packed with everything you need to learn from both syllabi, plus good advice on revision techniques. You'll also find example exam questions that enable you to practice, practice, practice. Chapters devoted to revising each of the PRINCE2 Processes (e.g. initiating a project) and Themes (e.g. change) Revision checklists for both Foundation and Practitioner exams tell you exactly what you need to learn in preparation for the exams Extra clarification and plain-English explanations of the more tricky concepts Spot tests to check your understanding as you go Sample Foundation and Practitioner exam questions for each Theme and Process Relax and shake off those exams flashbacks of yesteryear—with this guide, you've got it covered.
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