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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