By Kathy Schwalbe
Observe: purchase the paperback new from amazon.com and get the Kindle model loose as a part of the Kindle MatchBook software! (Sorry, basically works within the U.S. so far.) in accordance with consumer suggestions, the 5th version of An creation to undertaking administration offers a separate bankruptcy for making plans integration and scope administration and for making plans time and value administration. extra examples are supplied for developing paintings breakdown buildings and schedules. additionally it is details on Basecamp, a unfastened web-based undertaking administration software, in addition to a consumer consultant (replaces AtTask in Appendix B). as well as updating many references and examples, this version maintains to incorporate numerous well known positive factors: - Follows the venture administration Institute's PMBOK® consultant, 5th version (2013) - Has chapters for every technique team and a complete case learn to demonstrate utilizing instruments and strategies in the course of the undertaking existence cycle - encompasses a advisor for utilizing Microsoft venture 2013 - offers a unfastened trial of MatchWare's MindView company software program (www.matchware.com/intropm), a device for developing brain maps, Gantt charts, and different venture files - makes use of real-world examples and references, together with starting situations and case wrap-ups, examples of what went correct, what went incorrect, media snapshots, most sensible practices, and video highlights in every one bankruptcy - finish of bankruptcy fabrics contain bankruptcy summaries, quickly quizzes, dialogue questions, and routines, with case reviews supplied in Appendix C -Comprehensive, safe teacher web site to be had with lecture slides, answer documents, try banks, and so on. -Free site contains over fifty template documents, on-line quizzes and video games, info records for venture 2013, hyperlinks to websites pointed out within the textual content, and lots more and plenty extra stopover at the unfastened better half website at www.intropm.com.
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Do we have the right resources to be competitive? There can be portfolios for all types of projects. For example: In a construction firm, strategic goals might include increasing profit margins on large projects, decreasing costs on supplies, and improving skill levels of key workers. Projects could be grouped into these three categories for portfolio management purposes. In a clothing firm, strategic goals might include improving the effectiveness of IT, introducing new clothing lines, reducing inventory costs, and increasing customer satisfaction.
Chapter 3 provides more information on the process groups and how they relate to the ten project management knowledge areas. Project management knowledge areas describe the key competencies that project managers must develop. The center of Figure 1-3 shows the ten knowledge areas of project management. Project managers must have knowledge and skills in all ten of these areas, briefly described as follows: Project integration management is an overarching function that coordinates the work of all other knowledge areas.
Project stakeholder management focuses on identifying project stakeholders, understanding their needs and expectations, and engaging them appropriately throughout the project. Note that PMI added stakeholder management as a tenth knowledge area to the PMBOK® Guide, Fifth Edition in 2013. Project Management Tools and Techniques Thomas Carlyle, a famous historian and author, stated, “Man is a tool-using animal. ” As the world continues to become more complex, it is even more important for people to develop and use tools, especially for managing important projects.
An Introduction to Project Management by Kathy Schwalbe