Project Management for Non-Project Managers

 Project Management for Non-Project Managers

Author: Jack Ferraro
Pub Date: April 2012
Print Edition: $24.95
Print ISBN: 9780814417362
Page Count: 256
Format: Hardback
e-Book ISBN: 9780814417379

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Project Management for Non-Project Managers is a great book that will enable mana­gers to understand the value of project management and how they must contribute to a successful project, and educate future business leaders to drive positive organizational change.”

— John M. Muraski, MS, University of Wisconsin College of Business Faculty

“Jack Ferraro’s book presents key project management principles and teaches core skills for business managers engaged in projects. You’ll have your own ‘ah ha’ moments with this engagingly written commonsense approach to managing business change.”

— Lee Richards, President, Dominion Project Management

“Projects require unprecedented collaboration across the enterprise, and this book is a must-read for functional managers who want to remain relevant with today’s pace of organizational and technology changes.”

— Aaron Miller, Program Manager, Wright State Research Institute

Project management can seem mysterious with its complicated-sounding processes, charts, and terminology – but in order to truly ensure that an initiative affecting your department delivers real results, you need to understand the basics.

Filled with step-by-step guidelines, case studies, and illustrations for mastering project management skills including business-analysis techniques, work-breakdown structures, program-sequencing techniques, and risk-management methods, Project Management for Non-Project Managers demystifies the proven strategies used by certified project management professionals. You’ll learn how to:

• Define your project mission

• Take an active role in the initial planning process

• Control the sequence and timing of events

• Articulate a compelling story of the project, and keep it on track

• Continuously manage risk, as well as changing requirements and resources

• Effectively communicate with the project team

Giving you insights into four critical PM skills, the book helps you provide substantial benefits to your organization by improving your ability to ensure that projects ultimately translate to quantifiable, real-world benefits. The book uses real-world case studies to exemplify how you can hold project teams accountable for usable deliverables; enable customer-centric thinking; and focus relentlessly on business value. This is the one guide you need to take ownership of any project, and let your business expertise translate to project success.

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