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Software Project Management For Dummies®

Software Project Management For Dummies®

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 09-OCT-2006

Insert Date: 06-MAR-2008

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The increase in project outsourcing has forced traditional programmers to take on the role of project managers and quickly learn how to manage software projects The author discusses all of the essentials in widely accepted project management methodology, from managing programmers to assessing and eliminating risk The book covers the iterative development model, using Microsoft Project 2003, as well as a variety of methodologies including eXtreme, open source, SQA testing, software life cycle management, and more The companion Web site contains tools, case studies and...

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Managing Iterative Software Development Projects

Managing Iterative Software Development Projects

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Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

Publication Date: 27-JUN-2006

Insert Date: 27-JUL-2006

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The Practical, Start-to-Finish Guide to Planning and Leading Iterative Software Projects Iterative processes have gained widespread acceptance because they help software developers reduce risk and cost, manage change, improve productivity, and deliver more effective, timely solutions. But conventional project management techniques don’t work well in iterative projects, and newer iterative management techniques have been poorly documented. Managing Iterative Software Development Projects is the solution: a relentlessly practical guide to planning, organizing, estimating, staffing, and...

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Project Management For Dummies®

Project Management For Dummies®

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 11-DEC-2006

Insert Date: 06-MAR-2008

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More than two thirds of American companies use teams to execute their most important projects, making project management a highly valuable skill for advancing your career. Project Management For Dummies, Second Edition introduces you to the principles of successful project management and shows you how to motivate any team to gain maximum productivity.  You’ll find out how to: Define your project and what you intend to accomplish Identify project stakeholders and their expectations Develop a project plan Establish project schedules and timetables Determine which skill sets and...

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Megaproject Management: Lessons on Risk and Project Management from the Big Dig

Megaproject Management: Lessons on Risk and Project Management from the Big Dig

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 17-JUN-2013

Insert Date: 20-AUG-2013

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Project management lessons learned on the Big Dig, America's biggest megaproject, by a core member responsible for its daily operations In Megaproject Management, a central member of the Big Dig team reveals the numerous risks, challenges, and accomplishments of the most complex urban infrastructure project in the history of the United States. Drawing on personal experience and interviews with project engineers, executive oversight commission officials, and core managers, the author, a former deputy counsel and risk manager for the Big Dig, develops new insights as she describes the...

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Brilliant Project Management (Revised Edition)

Brilliant Project Management (Revised Edition)

By: Mr Stephen Barker; Rob Cole

Publisher: Pearson Business

Publication Date: 02-FEB-2010

Insert Date: 30-DEC-2011

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Projects - and Project managers - are failing at an alarming rate. In the IT industry only 24% of projects succeed according to the Government Office of Commerce. Railtrack and the upgrade of the NHS are high profile examples of large project failures. And there are plenty of low-profile examples available too - as any viewer of Channel 4’s “Property Ladder” programme will confirm. In an ever growing market, Brilliant Project Management stands out from the crowd. This revised edition is part of the high profile Brilliant series and the first edition...

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Absolute Beginner's Guide to Project Management

Absolute Beginner's Guide to Project Management

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Publisher: Que

Publication Date: 22-APR-2005

Insert Date: 12-JUL-2005

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A new edition of this title is available, ISBN-10: 078973821X ISBN-13: 9780789738219 You've just been handed your department's biggest project and you probably aren't sure where to even begin. Whether you have 6 months or 6 weeks to complete it, being an effective project manager can make all the difference to the end result. Absolute Beginner's Guide to Project Management can help you quickly become an effective and efficient project manager when time matters most. Through topics such as "building a project budget and schedule" to "managing vendors," this book will guide you through what...

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Project Management For Dummies, 4th Edition

Project Management For Dummies, 4th Edition

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Publisher: For Dummies

Publication Date: 22-APR-2013

Insert Date: 21-AUG-2013

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The bestselling "bible" of project management In today's time-crunched, cost-conscious global business environment, tight project deadlines and stringent expectations are the norm. Now with 25 percent new and updated content, Project Management For Dummies introduces you to the principles of successful project management and shows you how to motivate any team to gain maximum productivity. You'll learn how to organize, estimate, and schedule projects efficiently and effectively. You'll also discover how to manage deliverables, issue changes, assess risks, maintain communications, and...

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NLP FOR PROJECT MANAGERS

NLP FOR PROJECT MANAGERS

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Publisher: British Informatics Society Limited

Publication Date: 28-FEB-2011

Insert Date: 01-DEC-2011

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Project management is becoming less about managing tools and processes and more about delivering through people. This is the only book on Neurolinguistic Programming written specifically for project managers. It will equip them to communicate across cultures, resolve conflicts, motivate teams and become better leaders. ...

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The ABCs of Evaluation: Timeless Techniques for Program and Project Managers, Third Edition

The ABCs of Evaluation: Timeless Techniques for Program and Project Managers, Third Edition

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Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Publication Date: 25-OCT-2011

Insert Date: 13-JAN-2012

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Thoroughly revised and updated, the third edition of bestselling The ABCs of Evaluation offers an introduction to program evaluation. This comprehensive textbook covers topics such as stakeholder relationships, program design, data collection and analysis, reporting results, and other important steps in the evaluation process. The ABCs of Evaluation shows how to select participants for the evaluation and how to deal with multiple goals and objectives—including those of the organization, the staff, and the client. The authors illustrate the circumstances under which each evaluation model...

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Managing Stakeholder Expectations for Project Success

Managing Stakeholder Expectations for Project Success

By: Ori Schibi

Publisher: J. Ross Publishing

Publication Date: 23-OCT-2013

Insert Date: 05-APR-2014

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Managing Stakeholder Expectations for Project Success  provides a practical approach to managing those things that matter most for project success—stakeholder expectations, communication, risk, change, and quality—so that scope, schedule, and cost end up on target and the project’s intended benefits for the organization are realized. This unique desk reference shows how to utilize the best practices, concepts, and methodologies found in PMI’s  PMBOK® Guide,  along with a few concepts from APMG’s PRINCE2, and leverage them in the context of organizational challenges and project...

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The Project Management Tool Kit, 3rd Edition

The Project Management Tool Kit, 3rd Edition

By: Tom Kendrick

Publisher: AMACOM

Publication Date: 19-DEC-2013

Insert Date: 21-NOV-2013

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Today’s projects are more challenging than ever—and project managers need all the help they can get to succeed amid shifting priorities, budget cuts, interruptions, and other obstacles. Now in its third edition, The Project Management Tool Kit is a must-have strategic partner, filled with step-by-step guidance that will enable managers to get complex projects completed on time and on budget. Extensively updated and revised to reflect the latest changes to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), this results-oriented resource offers 100 powerful, practical tips and...

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The AMA Handbook of Project Management, 3rd Edition

The AMA Handbook of Project Management, 3rd Edition

By: Paul C. DINSMORE; Jeannette CABANIS-BREWIN

Publisher: AMACOM

Publication Date: 15-SEP-2010

Insert Date: 18-NOV-2010

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A comprehensive reference presenting the critical concepts and theories all project managers must master, The AMA Handbook of Project Management compiles essays and advice from the field’s top professionals. Compatible with the most recent edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge® and featuring new data on the Project Management Office, the completely revised third edition shows readers how to: • Establish project goals • Implement planning on both the strategic and operational levels • Manage the project life cycle and meet objectives • Budget the project • Handle the transition...

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PMP® Exam In Depth, Second Edition: Project Management Professional Study Guide for the PMP® Exam

PMP® Exam In Depth, Second Edition: Project Management Professional Study Guide for the PMP® Exam

By: Paul Sanghera Ph.D.

Publisher: Course Technology PTR

Publication Date: 01-AUG-2009

Insert Date: 26-FEB-2010

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The primary purpose of this book is to help you pass the Project Management Professional (PMP) exam administered by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Because the book has a laser-sharp focus on the exam objectives, expert project managers who want to pass the PMP exam can use this book to ensure that they do not miss any objective. Yet this is not simply an exam-cram book. The chapters and the sections within each chapter are presented in a logical learning sequence: A topic and a chapter only depend upon the previously covered topics and chapters, and there is no hopping from topic to...

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The Rise of the Project Workforce: Managing People and Projects in a Flat World

The Rise of the Project Workforce: Managing People and Projects in a Flat World

By: Rudolf Melik

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 24-AUG-2007

Insert Date: 01-OCT-2008

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The Rise of the Project Workforce "Melik brings a difficult subject into focus by adding a detailed and feasible approach to managing complex projects in the digital age. Not only is The Rise of the Project Workforce a strong entry-level primer, but an extremely valuable reference guide for any seasoned project or program manager." -Jonathan W. Rider, Vice President and CIO, Gilbane Inc. "Project professionals remain challenged with business solutions that force-fit production and manufacturing discipline and tools to meet the needs of knowledge-based information workers. This book provides a...

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Project Management, Planning and Control, 6th Edition

Project Management, Planning and Control, 6th Edition

By: Albert Lester

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 16-SEP-2013

Insert Date: 01-NOV-2013

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Covering the principles and techniques you need to successfully manage an engineering or technical project from start to finish, Project Management, Planning and Control is an established and widely recommended project management handbook. With clear and detailed coverage of planning, scheduling and control, which can pose particular challenges in engineering environments, this sixth edition includes new chapters on Agile project management and project governance, more real-life examples and updated software information. Ideal for those studying for Project Management...

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Project Managing Change

Project Managing Change

By: Ira Blake; Cindy Bush

Publisher: Financial Times/ Prentice Hall

Publication Date: 15-DEC-2008

Insert Date: 14-SEP-2013

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Are you responsible for getting results? Do you need to get things to change and then make sure that change sticks? Do you want to know the most effective ways to really get things to change – for the better?   Project Managing Change gives you practical, sensible solutions to real business change issues. By combining best practice from change management and project management, it empowers you to select from a range of easy-to-use tools specially designed to uncover and resolve common problems and difficulties. Tested and proven to be effective, the emphasis is on the actual tasks...

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Reflections on Management: How to Manage Your Software Projects, Your Teams, Your Boss, and Yourself

Reflections on Management: How to Manage Your Software Projects, Your Teams, Your Boss, and Yourself

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Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional

Publication Date: 29-MAR-2010

Insert Date: 03-APR-2010

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 “Whether you are in a startup or Fortune 500 company; are a developer, development manager, or CEO; use agile, lean, waterfall, or other methodology–if software and quality are important to you, you should read and pay attention to Watts’s reflections.” –Bill Ihrie, Former SVP & CTO, Intuit “You will enjoy this collection for its down to earth, accessible prose, its pragmatism, optimism, and, above all, Watts’s demonstration that software quality improvement is vitally important and very achievable.” –Aidan Waine, Information Solutions General Manager, Microsoft Entertainment & Devices...

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Performance-Based Project Management®

Performance-Based Project Management®

By: Glen B. Alleman

Publisher: AMACOM

Publication Date: 14-FEB-2014

Insert Date: 07-JAN-2014

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Projects fail to meet goals for many reasons: poor time and budget performance, failure to deal with complexity, uncontrolled changes in scope… Even the most experienced project managers can be caught off guard in the presence of these forces. Performance-Based Project Management shows readers how they can increase the probability of project success, detailing a straightforward plan for avoiding surprises, forecasting performance, identifying risk, and taking corrective action to keep a project a success. Based on the “Five Immutable Principles of Project Success,” this book shows project...

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Fundamentals of Project Management, 4th Edition

Fundamentals of Project Management, 4th Edition

By: Joseph HEAGNEY

Publisher: AMACOM

Publication Date: 15-SEP-2011

Insert Date: 09-SEP-2011

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With sales of more than 160,000 copies, Fundamentals of Project Management has helped generations of project managers navigate the ins and outs of every aspect of this complex discipline. Using a simple step-by-step approach, the book is the perfect introduction to project management tools, techniques, and concepts. Readers will learn how to: • Develop a mission statement, vision, goals, and objectives • Plan the project • Create the work breakdown structure • Produce a workable schedule • Understand earned value analysis • Manage a project team • Control and evaluate progress at every stage....

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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Project Management

The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Project Management

By: G. Michael Campbell PMP; Sunny Baker

Publisher: Alpha Books

Publication Date: 01-JUN-2011

Insert Date: 26-MAY-2011

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The step-by-step guide to becoming a successful project manager. By systematically managing goals and resources, any project, large or small, complicated or straightforward, can be achieved with great profitability. A certified project management professional shares the latest theories, procedures, and software tools available in this fully updated and revised guide including the newest directive from the Project Management Institute. An invaluable guide for any manager, it clearly explains the best way to approach any project, and also gives all the information necessary to those...