The Project Management Tool Kit

100 Tips and Techniques for Getting the Job Done Right

The Project Management Tool Kit

Author: Tom Kendrick, PMP
Pub Date: December 2013
Print Edition: $19.95
Print ISBN: 9780814433454
Page Count: 288
Format: Paper or Softback
Edition: Third Edition
e-Book ISBN: 9780814433461

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Table of Contents

Contents

Introduction to the Third Edition xi

1. Activity Definition (PMBOK® Guide 6.2) 1

2. Activity Duration Estimating (PMBOK® Guide 6.5) 4

3. Activity Resource Estimating (PMBOK® Guide 6.4) 7

4. Activity Sequencing (PMBOK® Guide 6.3) 10

5. Brainstorming 13

6. Canceling Projects 15

7. Cause-and-Effect Analysis 17

8. Closing Projects (PMBOK® Guide 4.6) 19

9. Coaching and Mentoring 23

10. Communicating Informally 25

11. Communications Control (PMBOK® Guide 10.3) 27

12. Communications Management (PMBOK® Guide 10.2) 29

13. Communications Planning (PMBOK® Guide 10.1) 31

14. Conflict Resolution 34

15. Consensus-Building for Your Ideas 37

16. Constraint Management and Plan Optimization 39

17. Cost Budgeting (PMBOK® Guide 7.3) 42

18. Cost Control (PMBOK® Guide 7.4) 44

19. Cost Estimating (PMBOK® Guide 7.2) 46

20. Cost Planning (PMBOK® Guide 7.1) 48

21. Creative Problem-Solving 51

22. Customer Interviews 54

23. Decision-Making 56

24. Delegating Responsibility 58

25. Delphi Technique 60

26. Earned-Value Management (EVM) 62

27. Forecasting Project Completion 65

28. Global Teams 68

29. Human Resource Planning (PMBOK® Guide 9.1) 73

30. Influence Without Authority 76

31. Inheriting a Project 79

32. Integrated Change Control (PMBOK® Guide 4.5) 81

33. Issue Management 84

34. Leadership 86

35. Market Research 89

36. Matrix Teams (Cross-Functional Teams) 91

37. Meetings 94

38. Motivation 98

39. Multiple Dependent Projects 100

40. Multiple Independent Projects 104

41. Negotiating Contracts 107

42. Negotiating Project Changes 109

43. Organizational Change 111

44. Organizing for Project Management 114

45. Performance Problem Resolution 116

46. Presentations 118

47. Problem Escalation 120

48. Process Improvement 122

49. Procurement Close-Out (PMBOK® Guide 12.4) 124

50. Procurement Contracting (PMBOK® Guide 12.2) 126

51. Procurement Control (PMBOK® Guide 12.3) 130

52. Procurement Planning (PMBOK® Guide 12.1) 132

53. Project Baseline Setting 135

54. Project Charter (PMBOK® Guide 4.1) 137

55. Project Infrastructure 139

56. Project Initiation 143

57. Project Life Cycle 146

58. Project Metrics 150

59. Project Objective and Priorities 156

60. Project Office 160

61. Project Plan Development (PMBOK® Guide 4.2) 162

62. Project Plan Execution (PMBOK® Guide 4.3) 165

63. Project Reviews 168

64. Project Variance Analysis (PMBOK® Guide 4.4) 171

65. Project Vision 174

66. Qualitative Risk Analysis (PMBOK® Guide 11.3) 176

67. Quality Assurance (PMBOK® Guide 8.2) 179

68. Quality Control (PMBOK® Guide 8.3) 181

69. Quality Planning (PMBOK® Guide 8.1) 183

70. Quantitative Risk Analysis (PMBOK® Guide 11.4) 185

71. Required Skills Analysis 188

72. Requirements Collection (PMBOK® Guide 5.2) 190

73. Resource Leveling 193

74. Responsibility Analysis 196

75. Return on Investment Analysis 198

76. Rewards and Recognition 201

77. Risk Identification (PMBOK® Guide 11.2) 203

78. Risk-Management Planning (PMBOK® Guide 11.1) 206

79. Risk Monitoring and Control (PMBOK® Guide 11.6) 208

80. Risk Response Planning (PMBOK® Guide 11.5) 210

81. Schedule Control (PMBOK® Guide 6.7) 214

82. Schedule Development (PMBOK® Guide 6.6) 217

83. Schedule Planning (PMBOK® Guide 6.1) 221

84. Scope Change Control (PMBOK® Guide 5.6) 224

85. Scope Definition (PMBOK® Guide 5.3) 227

86. Scope Planning (PMBOK® Guide 5.1) 230

87. Scope Verification (PMBOK® Guide 5.5) 232

88. Software and Technical Tools for Project Management 234

89. Sponsorship 237

90. Stakeholder Engagement Control (PMBOK® Guide 13.4) 240

91. Stakeholder Engagement Management (PMBOK® Guide 13.3) 242

92. Stakeholder Identification (PMBOK® Guide 13.1) 244

93. Stakeholder Management Planning (PMBOK® Guide 13.2) 246

94. Start-Up Workshop 248

95. Status Collection 251

96. Team Acquisition (PMBOK® Guide 9.2) 254

97. Team Development (PMBOK® Guide 9.3) 256

98. Team Management (PMBOK® Guide 9.4) 258

99. Transitioning to Project Leadership 260

100. Work Breakdown Structure (PMBOK® Guide 5.4) 262

Index 265

About the Author 273

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