Project Management 2nd Edition Step By Step How to Plan and Manage a Highly Successful Project

Contents

  • Acknowledgements
  • About the author
  • Preface to the second edition
  • Introduction
  • Step 1 : Understand the basics
  • Setting the scene
  • Introduction to project management jargon
  • The step-by-step guide Step – Understanding the basics
  • Step What is a project?
  • Step What is project management? What is your role?
  • Step The project’s customer and stakeholders
  • Step The project team
  • Step Delivery and deliverables
  • Step The five dimensions of a project – scope, quality, time, cost,risk
  • Step The stages of a project – a lifecycle
  • Key tips
  • Taking it further: Project methods and methodologies
  • Step 2 : Define the ‘why’ and the ‘what’
  • Setting the scene
  • Introduction to the ‘why’ and ‘what’
  • The step-by-step guide Step – Defining ‘why’ and ‘what’
  • Step Complete the Project Definition
  • Step Check your role
  • Step Agree the Project Definition with your project customer
  • Key tips
  • Taking it further: Requirements
  • Step 3 : Create your Project Plan
  • Setting the scene
  • Introduction to the Project Plan and estimating
  • The step-by-step guide Step – Creating your Project Plan
  • Step Brainstorm a task list
  • Step Convert the task list to a skeleton plan
  • Step Estimate times, add dependencies and delays
  • Step Add in who will do what
  • Step Build the plan into a schedule
  • Step Work out costs
  • Step Add in milestones and contingency
  • Step Review and amend – can you do it, should you do it, is there
  • a better way?
  • Step Review the plan with your project customer
  • Key tips
  • Taking it further: Using external contractors and companies
  • Step 4 : Manage delivery
  • Setting the scene
  • Introduction to the role of the project manager
  • The step-by-step guide Step – Managing delivery
  • Step Start the project
  • Step Plan your day
  • Step Collect information and reports
  • Step Monitor and manage progress
  • Step Identify and resolve issues
  • Step Identify and manage risks
  • Step Manage changes
  • Step Take action to ensure the project’s success
  • Step Keep your customer informed
  • Step Update the Project Plan or Project Budget
  • Key tips
  • Taking it further: Risk and stakeholder management
  • Step 5 : Complete your project
  • Setting the scene
  • Introduction to completing your project
  • The step-by-step guide Step – Completing your project
  • Step Test the deliverables
  • Step Implement deliverables
  • Step Provide support to your customers
  • Step Release resources
  • Step Review for next time
  • Step Celebrate!
  • Key tips
  • Taking it further: Testing, integration, implementation and qualitymanagement
  • Glossary
  • Index