Mastering Project Management: Applying Advanced Concepts to Systems Thinking, Control & Evaluation, Resource Allocation 2 9780071462914 Take charge of your teams and lead them to victory! For nearly a decade, Mastering Project Management, has been the field's gold standard reference. Now, James Lewis has updated his classic guide, offering both practical, real-world guidance and a focus on higher-level tools and applications that you won't find anywhere else. This fully revised second edition shows project managers and team leaders from all industries how to ramp up and fine-tune managing skills and bring all projects to a successful completion. Carefully avoiding any overlap from his other popular project management titles, Lewis clearly defines your role as a project manager and outlines the steps to mastering project management. Lewis has also included the most up-to-date information on today's hot-button topics in the field, providing the know-how you need to: Utilize the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) Survive “no-win” projects Apply Six Sigma in project management Improve estimating capability Manage project risks Identify customer requirements Control costs Understand systems thinking and apply it to projects Lewis shows you how to manage multicultural project teams, coach team members for improved performance, and deal effectively with project stakeholders. He gives you an arsenal of tools for utilizing systems thinking, achieving optimal decision-making, reporting project status, and managing project change and configuration control. Lewis also covers the human element, showing you the most effective ways to conduct interviews, manage meetings, conduct performance reviews, and handle vendors and contractors. If you want to be more than a casual project manager, if you desire to understand every function in your organization, if you aspire to higher management levels, the second edition of Mastering Project Management is your personal guide to success.
Mastering Project Management: Applying Advanced Concepts to Systems Thinking, Control & Evaluation, Resource Allocation

Mastering Project Management: Applying Advanced Concepts to Systems Thinking, Control & Evaluation, Resource Allocation

2nd Edition
By James Lewis
ISBN10: 0071462910
ISBN13: 9780071462914
Copyright: 2008

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Program Details

Part 1: what it’s all about

Chapter 1: So you want to master project management

Chapter 2: The job of managing

Chapter 3: Integrating leadership and management

Chapter 4: Leading to Learn and Learning to Lead…..Dr. Tom Boldrey

Chapter 5: Whole brain project management

Chapter 6: HT Achieve High performance Project management

Chapter 7: Power and Politics for Project management

Chapter 8: Dealing with cultural differences

Chapter 9: Defining Success and Failure

Chapter 10: Organizing for project management

Part 2: Tools and Techniques

Chapter 11: A Review of the Standard Tools

Chapter 12: The need for systems thinking in project management

Chapter 13: Understanding Systems thinking

Chapter 14: HT Apply systems thinking in managing projects

Chapter 15: Managing project Risks

Chapter 16: Improving decisions in projects

Part 3: Planning

Chapter 17: Developing a Shared Understanding of a Project

Chapter 18: Identifying Customer Requirements

Chapter 19: Managing resources in project Scheduling

Chapter 20: Scheduling Uncertainty in projects

Part 4: Control

Chapter 21: Tracking progress to Achieve project Control

Chapter 22: Accounting and Cost control

Chapter 23: Change control in project

Chapter 24: Managing vendors in projects

Chapter 25: Conducting project reviews

Chapter 26: managing quality projects

Part 5: Optimizing Project performance

Chapter 27: Improving project management processes

Chapter 28: Improving Estimating capability

Chapter 29: Managing Innovation in projeects

About the Author

James Lewis

James P. Lewis, Ph.D. (Vinton, VA) is the founder of The Lewis Institute, Inc., a association providing project management and behaviorial consulting and training. Dr. Lewis has more than 20 years of project management experience and has trained more than 20,000 supervisors and managers around the world.