Project Management Step By Step
How to Plan & Manage a Highly Successful Project
By Richard Newton
Pearson / Prentice Hall
Distributed By Trans-Atlantic Publications
168 Pages, Illustrated, 6 x 9 1/4"
$47.50 paper original
You’ve been given a project to run. You know you need to get it right, but you don’t know what you need to do and in what order to make sure it all runs smoothly and you come out of it looking great. You need Project Management Step by Step.
Almost every manager and businessperson finds at some time that he or she has to complete a task that has sufficient complexity and importance that an ad-hoc approach to getting it done is just not enough. Managers in this common situation need the structure and rigour of a project management approach, yet very few managers are formally trained in project management or have the inclination, time or finances to become trained.
They need an approach they can feel confidant is sufficiently robust to ensure their success, but also simple enough to be immediately applicable. Project Management Step by Step provides the solution to this problem; a practical and immediate way to become a competent project manager.
This is a comprehensive and authoritative guide written and structured in a practical and rapidly applicable style.
1 Step 1: Understand the basics
2 Step 2: Define the ‘why’ and the ‘what’
3 Step 3: Create your project plan
4 Step 4: Manage delivery
5 Step 5: Complete your project
- Most people in business are asked to run a project at some time in their careers. Few of these people will actually be trained project managers, in which case you don’t need huge reams of theory or in depth analysis – you need a very smart guide that tells you what to do, how and in what order.
- Style and structure is pragmatic and rapidly applicable, each chapter includes bullet point over views, key message summaries and key tips and questions so you can test your understanding.
- Also includes visual and hands on tools such as flow charts, check lists and forms. Web site links are also cross-referenced throughout so you can download further useful tools.
Richard Newton is an experienced executive who has worked both as a management consultant and a senior manager in a number of major corporations. Over the past twenty years he has built a superb track record in the successful delivery of projects, the setting up and management of project teams, and advising companies on how to ensure successful delivery on an ongoing basis. He is an advocate and successful practitioner of simple approaches to project management. Richard is the author of The Project Manager: Mastering the Art of Delivery, FT Prentice Hall, April 2005.
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