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Title:
Mastering project management : applying advanced concepts of systems thinking, control and evaluation, resource allocation
Author:
Lewis, James P., 1941-
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Publication Information:
New York : McGraw-Hill, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
xvi, 319 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780786311880
Format :
Book

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Summary

As with any skill, the ability to successfully manage a project - requires expert training and extensive practice. This book provides practical guidance on how project managers can deal with: managing project risk; managing resources; improving estimating capability; meeting customer requirements; systems thinking; and, performance improvement.


Author Notes

James P. Lewis, Ph.D., is the founder of The Lewis Institute, Inc.


Table of Contents

List of Figuresp. ix
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Part 1 What's it All About
1 The Project Management Profession as a Disciplinep. 3
2 The Job of Managingp. 11
3 Power and Politics for Project Managersp. 21
4 Dealing with Cultural Differencesp. 33
5 Defining Success and Failurep. 39
6 Organizing for Project Managementp. 51
Part 2 Tools and Techniques
7 A Review of the Standard Toolsp. 61
8 The Need for Systems Thinking in Project Managementp. 77
9 Understanding Systems Thinkingp. 89
10 How to Apply Systems Thinking in Managing Projectsp. 101
11 Managing Project Risksp. 109
12 Improving Decisions in Projectsp. 125
Part 3 Planning
13 Developing a Shared Understanding of a Projectp. 137
14 Identifying Customer Requirementsp. 147
15 Managing Resources in Project Schedulingp. 163
16 Scheduling Uncertainty in Projectsp. 177
Part 4 Control
17 Tracking Progress to Achieve Project Controlp. 185
18 Accounting and Cost Controlp. 215
19 Change Control in Projectsp. 229
20 Managing Vendors in Projectsp. 235
21 Conducting Project Reviewsp. 253
22 Managing Quality in Projectsp. 263
Part 5 Optimizing Project Performance
23 Improving Project Management Processesp. 273
24 Improving Estimating Capabilityp. 289
25 Managing Innovation in Projectsp. 295
Glossaryp. 303
Resourcesp. 307
Referencesp. 309
Indexp. 313
About the Authorp. 319

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