Project Management Practitioner's Handbook - Ralph L. Kliem; Irwin S. Ludin;Amacom, 1998, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.
From the cover: “Project management has emerged as the crucial business discipline for the coming decades—so much so that doing it successfully could well be the key to your company’s future. Here is the first practical handbook that leads you through the entire process, ties it all together, and ensures not only success but excellence. Emphasizing the “people” side of project management, this welcome guide shows you how to accomplish project goals while continuously dealing with ambiguity, change, and time pressures all along the way. You’ll see how to: • Lead a project through its cycle. • Define goals and objectives clearly and precisely. • Plan the project’s tasks, assignments, and schedule. • Organize resources cost-effectively. • Control momentum and direction. • Close a project smoothly — on time and within budget. Packed with easy-to-understand principles, tools, and techniques, Project Management Practitioner’s Handbook delivers the know-how that lets you steer any type of project, in any industry, to exactly the right outcome. You’ll be able to: • Plot a project road map that everyone can follow. • Create self-directed work teams that meet or exceed expectations. • Demonstrate significant contribution to your company’s bottom line. • Master alternative methods of obtaining the expertise you need. • Encompass team members’ diversity, mobility, and flexibility. • Build in proven risk-management measures from the outset. • Use metrics to assess quality and reduce waste. • Incorporate network, web, and videoconferencing technologies. At the end of most chapters, you’ll find a list of “Questions for Getting Started” that will help you to identify what steps you need to take — and what resources you may already have in place —t o accomplish the project segment presented in that chapter. In addition, throughout the book, the authors apply each principle and technique to a practical case study — a groundbreaking project conducted by a wedding-services business — with checklists and diagrams to clarify every application. Project Management Practitioner’s Handbook is an A-to-Z resource that gives all managers practical, step-by-step access to the experience and insight of professional project managers. It will be of enormous value to executives and consultants in all spheres of business.”
Size: 10¼" x 7¼"
Number of Pages: 242