PM Crash Course®, Second Edition

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In addition, the second edition of PM Crash Course®: A Guide to What REALLY Matters When Managing Projects offers brand new material on Agile Practices, The Role of Business Analysis on Projects and Updated Industry Terms and Definitions. Originally written by Rita Mulcahy and updated by Barbara A. Carkenord and Sonja L. Almlie, this book will help you acquire proven practices to complete projects on time, on budget and with fewer headaches!

Table of Contents: PM Crash Course®, Second Edition

  • Chapter 1: Welcome
    • Key Terms
    • Exercises
    • Throughout the Project
    • Team Members
    • Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 2: Key Concepts to Understand
    • Project Management
    • What is a Project?
    • Operational Work
    • What is a Product or Solution?
    • What is a Product Life Cycle?
    • What is a Project Life Cycle?
    • What is a Program?
    • Constraints
    • Scope
    • Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 3: Key Project Roles
    • What Are the Key Roles on a Project?
    • Work Assignments
    • Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 4: The Project Management Process
    • Before the Project
    • Initiating (Starting the Project)
    • Planning (Planning the Project)
    • Executing (Doing the Project)
    • Monitoring and Controlling (Checking and Acting)
    • Closing (Ending the Project)
    • The Iterative Nature of Project Management
    • Follow the Whole Process
    • Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 5: Finalizing What is Asked of You—The Project Charter
    • What is Included in the Project Charter?
    • Throughout the Project
    • Team Members
    • Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 6: Gaining, Creating, and Using Historical Information
    • What is Historical Information?
    • Lessons Learned
    • Throughout the Project
    • Team Members
    • Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 7: Identifying and Managing Stakeholders
    • How to Identify Stakeholders
    • Throughout the Project
    • Use Recognition and Reward Systems
    • Issue Log
    • Team Members
    • Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 8: Requirements and the Project Scope Statement
    • Categories of Requirements
    • Eliciting Requirements
    • Creating a Project Scope Statement
    • What is Included in the Project Scope Statement?
    • Benefits of a Project Scope Statement
    • Throughout the Project
    • Team Members
    • Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 9: Preventing Scope Creep—The WBS and WBS Dictionary
    • Creating the Work Breakdown Structure
    • What is a Work Package?
    • Tips for Creating the WBS
    • Don't Forget Research and Evaluation
    • Transition
    • Why Bother Creating a WBS?
    • The WBS Dictionary
    • Throughout the Project
    • Team Members
    • Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 10: Project Estimating
    • Network Diagram
    • What is Estimated?
    • How is Estimating Done?
    • Three-Point Estimating
    • Throughout the Project
    • Team Members
    • Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 11: Creating a Project Schedule and Budget
    • Schedule
    • Float
    • Milestones
    • Schedule Analysis
    • Using Scheduling Software
    • Budget
    • Throughout the Project
    • Team Members
    • Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 12: Quality Management
    • Throughout the Project
    • Team Members
    • Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 13: Communications Management
    • Throughout the Project
    • Team Members
    • Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 14: Risk Management
    • Types of Risk
    • Benefits of Risk Management
    • Plan Risk Management
    • Identify Risks
    • How Much is Enough?
    • Risk Register
    • Analyze Risks
    • Plan Risk Responses
    • Risk Owners
    • Impact of Risk Management on Planning
    • Throughout the Project
    • Control Risks
    • Team Members
    • Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 15: Closing the Project
    • Early Termination
    • Closing after Project Completion
    • After Project Closing
    • Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 16: Other Project Management Approaches
    • Tailoring Your Project Management Approach
    • Plan-Driven vs. Change-Driven Approaches
    • Agile Techniques Every Team Should Know
    • Chapter Summary
  • Chapter 17: PM Crash Course® Checklist
    • Before the Project
    • Planning
    • When Project Work is Underway
    • Closing
    • After Closing
  • Chapter 18: What to Learn Next
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