Fundamentals of Project Management

 Fundamentals of Project Management

Author: Joseph Heagney
Pub Date: August 2016
Print Edition: $17.95
Print ISBN: 9780814437360
Page Count: 240
Format: Paper or Softback
Edition: Fifth Edition
e-Book ISBN: 9780814437377

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For two decades, Fundamentals of Project Management has helped people tackle the complexities of the job. Succinct and easy to read, the book simplifies concepts, answers questions, and helps tame the chaos that can erupt as projects move from planning to completion.

The fifth edition of this trusted bestseller offers the practical guidelines and tools project managers have come to expect, with new information explaining changes to the PMBOK® Guide. Updated tools, techniques, examples, and exercises clearly explain how to:

• Clarify project goals and objectives

NEW: Manage stakeholders in the planning process

• Form a project risk plan

NEW: Create a communication plan

• Use a work breakdown structure

NEW: Develop solid estimates

• Produce a workable schedule

NEW: Improve procurement management

• Manage change requests

• Lead the project team effectively

• Control and evaluate progress at every stage

NEW: Close the project and review lessons learned

• And more

Project mishaps are all too common, but often easy to avoid. With its practical, step-by-step approach, this book gets both new and experienced managers up to speed on the fundamentals—the first crucial step for completing projects on time and on budget.

Joseph Heagney has been president of QMA International, LLC since 2001, providing a wide range of management learning solutions. He was previously the global leader for project management best practices at the American Management Association, where he currently serves as a faculty member.

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