A Survival Guide for Project Managers

A Survival Guide for Project Managers

Author: James Taylor
Pub Date: May 2006
Print Edition: $19.95
Print ISBN: 9780814408773
Page Count: 304
Format: Paper or Softback
Edition: Second Edition
e-Book ISBN: 9780814429693

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Overview

Understanding the process -- and the people -- behind successful project management.

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® 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.

About the Author

James Taylor is a PMI-certified project manager with more than 37 years of experience in project and program management in both the public and private sectors. He is currently a project management consultant and trainer living in Peachtree City, Georgia. He is the author of Managing Information Technology Projects and The Project Management Workshop.

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