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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.
"The practical approach that Colin Dobie prescribes is as applicable to the experienced project manager as it is anyone entering the field." --Ernest J. Nielsen, managing director of enterprise project management, Brigham Young University "A no-nonsense approach to project management. Essential reading for all project managers and project team members." --Peter Dechaineux AM, FAIPM, FIEAust, former president, Australian Institute of Project Management "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 "Colin Dobie has very comprehensively detailed out the intricacies needed to manage projects. Well done." --Adesh Jain, president, PM Guru Inc. and International Project Management Association
List of acronyms and abbreviations
What is project management?
The elements of project management
Initiating the project
Time and cost management
Project quality management
Project risk management
Human resource management
Contract and procurement management
Monitoring and control
Project integration management
Activities and tasks associated with lifecycle phases
Organisational maturity model questionnaire
Project scope definition template
Business case template
Task definition pro forma
Project quality checklist
Corrective action request
Preliminary risk assessment
Risk management plan
Responsibility assignment matrix
Communications management matrix
Communications network diagram
Periodic progress report
Contracts glossary of terms
Project status report
(Integrated) activities undertaken by phase
Integration techniques: delivery phase
Project finalisation checklist
Project completion report
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ISBN: 9781741141252 ISBN-10: 1741141257 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 416 Published: 1st March 2007 Publisher: Allen & Unwin Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 17.6
Weight (kg): 0.89
Edition Number: 1