Project Management Simplified
A Step-by-step ProcessBook - 2016
& Francis Publishing
Are projects a problem for you? Do your projects cost too much, take too long, or are just not quite right? If so, Project Management Simplified: A Step-by-Step Process is the book for you. It applies well-defined processes for managing projects to managing change in our lives. It describes an approach modeled on a process used successfully in businesses, not-for-profit organizations, schools, and other organizations. The skills and techniques are not unique to businesses and organizations; they are life skills available to everyone.
There are a number of structured approaches that guide the successful completion of projects in business environments. This book translates these processes and techniques such that nonproject managers can easily use these proven approaches in a nonbusiness context for their own projects. It removes technical jargon, the need for computer software and hardware, and complicated organizational environments, describing the essential project management processes in a simple, straightforward manner.
As you progress through the book, you connect the dots necessary to complete your personal projects. A sample project in the text and a case study in the appendices further illustrate the concepts explained in the text. The author challenges you to select a project and, working along with the book, be the project manager and develop a project plan. By working with customers and funders of the project, defining the project, identifying how long it will take, and determining its cost, you will develop the expertise to define project goals and create a plan to reach them.
In this book, author Barbara Karten presents readers with a variety of structured, simplified approaches to project management for use in a wide variety of business environments. The author covers the various components of general project management, including projects cope, budget, schedule, quality control, risk management, as well as the various project stakeholders, how to communicate with stakeholders, teamwork in project management, and many other related subjects over the book’s fifteen chapters and eighteen appendices. Karten is an independent consultant and project management educator based in the United States. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)