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A Handbook of Project Management : A Complete Guide for Beginners to Professionals - Colin Dobie

A Handbook of Project Management

A Complete Guide for Beginners to Professionals

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By systematically mapping out the four phases of project development—initiation, planning, implementation, and finalization—this invaluable guide educates project managers on how to easily manage a myriad of elements, enabling them to complete projects on time and on budget. Providing both the novice and experienced project manager with the knowledge needed to effectively do their jobs, this authoritative reference utilizes an applied approach to explain the nine functions of project management and their application during the project lifecycle. Extensive illustrations, examples, templates, exercises, and checklists are also included.

About the Author

Colin Dobie has more than 35 years of experience in project management across a wide range of industries. He is a former national president of the Australian Institute of Project Management and a principal of leading project management support firms in the Asia-Pacific region.

"Excellent coverage of all the material required in easy to follow steps. It places activities in logical context. Essential reading for China's many project managers." --Professor Yuan, chairman, Asia-Pacific Federation of Project Management

List of acronyms and abbreviationsp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introductionp. x
An overviewp. 1
What is project management?p. 3
The elements of project managementp. 12
Initiationp. 31
Initiating the projectp. 33
Scope managementp. 46
Planningp. 61
Project planningp. 63
Time and cost managementp. 73
Project quality managementp. 105
Project risk managementp. 130
Human resource managementp. 158
Communications managementp. 186
Contract and procurement managementp. 205
Deliveryp. 229
Monitoring and controlp. 231
Project integration managementp. 259
Contract performancep. 285
Finalisationp. 303
Project finalisationp. 305
Conclusionp. 313
Appendices
Activities and tasks associated with lifecycle phasesp. 321
Organisational maturity model questionnairep. 324
Project scope definition templatep. 328
Business case templatep. 332
Project planp. 338
Task definition pro formap. 343
Project quality checklistp. 344
Corrective action requestp. 345
Preliminary risk assessmentp. 346
Risk management planp. 357
Responsibility assignment matrixp. 363
Communications management matrixp. 364
Communications network diagramp. 365
Periodic progress reportp. 368
Contracts glossary of termsp. 370
Project status reportp. 372
(Integrated) activities undertaken by phasep. 373
Integration techniques: delivery phasep. 375
Partnering charterp. 380
Project finalisation checklistp. 381
Project completion reportp. 382
Referencesp. 384
Indexp. 388
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ISBN: 9781741141252
ISBN-10: 1741141257
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 416
Published: 1st March 2007
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 17.6  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.88