Succeeding in the Project Management Jungle

How to Manage the People Side of Projects

 Succeeding in the Project Management Jungle

Author: Doug Russell, PMP
Pub Date: March 2011
Print Edition: $19.95
Print ISBN: 9780814416150
Page Count: 272
Format: Paper or Softback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814416167

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Table of Contents




PART I:The Project Management Jungle

Chapter 1: Welcome to the Project Management Jungle

Escape Is Possible from the Project Management Jungle

What Creates the Project Management Jungle?

TACTILE Management™ Defined

Succeeding in the Project Management Jungle

PART II:The Foundation of TACTILE Management

Chapter 2: The Seven Characteristics of Successful Projects






Leadership That Drives Needed Change

Execution Results

PART III: Mastering the Expectations of Key Stakeholders

Chapter 3: Expectations Management

High-Level Stakeholder Expectations

Case Study: The R.101 Project

Traditional Project Constraints with Stakeholder Expectations

Triple Expectations Pyramid

Putting It All Together

Chapter 4: The Triple Expectations Pyramid and Your Customer

Customer Expectations: Scope

Customer Expectations: Cost

Customer Expectations: Schedule

Chapter 5: The Triple Expectations Pyramid and Your Management

Two Toxic Management Styles

Your Management’s Expectations: Scope

Your Management’s Expectations: Schedule

Your Management’s Expectations: Cost

Chapter 6: The Triple Expectations Pyramid and Your Team

Your Team’s Expectations: Scope

Your Team’s Expectations: Schedule

Your Team’s Expectations: Cost

Using the Triple Expectations Pyramid

PART IV:Avoiding Pitfalls in the Five KeyAreas of a Project

Chapter 7: Initiating

PM Assignment

Project Charter

Project Scope

Preplanning the Plan

Avoiding Toxic Management in Initiation

Case Study: The Path Less Taken

Chapter 8: Planning

Creating the Initial (Baseline) Plan

Historical Planning Approaches

TACTILE Planning Approach

Project Management Plan Basics: Scope, Time, Cost, and Risk


Finishing the Plan: Quality Assurance, Human Resources,

Communication, Procurement, and Integration Management

Discovering and Addressing Needed Information Until Approval

Flexibly Looking Ahead

Avoiding Toxic Management in Planning

Case Study: The Path Less Taken

Chapter 9: Executing

Executing to the Plan

TACTILE Execution Approach


Controlling Change Control

Selling New Baselines

Learning How to Win

Case Study: The Path Less Taken

Chapter 10: Monitoring, Controlling, and Reporting


(Don’t Even Try To) Control


Case Study: The Path Less Taken

Chapter 11: Closing

Properly Close All Project Activities

Capture Data for Organizational Learning

Ensure Personal Growth

Case Study: The Path Less Taken

PARTV: LivingWell in the Project Management Jungle

Chapter 12: “From Chaos comes Creativity, from Order Comes Profit”



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