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90 Days to Success as a Project Manager, 1st Edition

  • Paul Sanghera, Ph.D.
  • ISBN-10: 1598638696
  • ISBN-13: 9781598638691
  • 376 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2010 Published
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Overview

About the Product

"90 Days to Success as a Project Manager" will help first-time project managers hit the ground running with any project during the critical first 90 days on the job. The book introduces readers to, and is organized around, the five keys to successful project management: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing the project. It covers all nine knowledge areas of project management: integration management, scope management, time management, cost management, quality management, human resource management, communication management, risk management, and procurement management. All this information could be very overwhelming for a beginner. However, this book makes the process interesting by explaining all concepts from scratch and presenting the “big picture” in a cohesive way. Whether your project duration is a few weeks, a few months, or a few years, and whether your project is in construction, biotechnology, or any other field, this guide will help you ensure that you manage the project effectively, efficiently, and successfully, and it will lay down the foundations for your success as a project manager in just three months!

Features

  • Takes readers beyond project management theory by relating important principles to on-the-job situations with case studies and real work scenarios.

  • Provides real world, factual based approach based on the most current recommendations from the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK).

  • Guides the new project manager to achieve success in the critical first 90 days on the job while dealing with people, processes, and technology in a cohesive manner to create a high performance environment.

  • Introduces readers to the keys to successful project management: establishing and maintaining schedules, motivating the project team, maximizing productivity, evaluating progress and success, and much more.

About the Author

Paul Sanghera, Ph.D.

Dr. Paul Sanghera is an educator, technologist, and an entrepreneur living in Silicon Valley, California. With a master's degree in computer science from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in physics from Carleton University, he has authored and co-authored more than 100 technical papers published in well-reputed European and American research journals. He has more than 10 years of project management experience in the computer industry and at research labs at CERN and Cornell. Having worked in various roles including director of project management at companies such as MP3.com and Dream Logic, director of software development, and software developer, he has a broader view of project management. He has earned several industry certifications including CompTIA Project+, Project Management Professional, Network+, Linux+, Sun Certified Java Programmer, and Sun Certified Business Component Developer. Dr. Sanghera has contributed to building the world class technologies such as Netscape Communicator, and Novell's NDS. He has taught technology courses at various institutes including San Jose Sate University and Brooks College. As an engineering manager, he has been at the ground floor of several startups.

Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I: Starting a Project

Chapter 1: Welcome to the Brave new World of Project Management

Chapter 2: Rollercosaster Ride to Project Management: Buckle Up

Chapter 3: So You Want to Be a Project Manager

Chapter 4: Initiating a Project

Part II: Planning the Project

Chapter 5: Scoping the Project

Chapter 6: Scheduling the Project

Chapter 7: Planning for Project Resources

Chapter 8: Planning for Project Communication

Chapter 9: Planning for Quality and Risk Management

Part III: Executing the Project

Chapter 10: Managing Project Work

Chapter 11: Building and Managing the Project Team

Chapter 12: Managing the Stakes

Part IV: Monitoring and Controlling the Project

Chapter 13: Monitoring and Controlling the Project Work

Chapter 14: Monitoring and Controlling the Golden Triangle

Chapter 15: Monitoring and Conrolling Reporting and Risks

Part V: Finishing the Project

Chapter 16: Closing the Project: Reaching the Finish Line

Chapter 17: Project Management for Success

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

PMP in Depth: Project Management Professional Study Guide for PMP and CAPM Exams  (ISBN-10: 1598631772 | ISBN-13: 9781598631777)

What do the Taj Mahal, the Internet, and this book have in common? They are all products of projects! A well-managed project enables even the most monumental, complex task to be completed effectively and efficiently. With the worldwide surge in the demand for project management skills, the PMP and CAPM are among the hottest certifications today. To pass the PMP or CAPM exam, you need a no-gimmicks, no-nonsense book on the exam objectives. PMP In Depth is that book! Best-selling author Paul Sanghera offers concise yet comprehensive coverage of each topic included in the PMP and CAPM exams. With a laser sharp focus on the exam objectives, this study guide goes beyond being a simple exam cram. It includes hundreds of questions and detailed answers modeled after the actual exam and contains a complete practice exam with fully explained answers. It is 100% compatible with the latest (3rd) edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) by PMI. Appropriate for beginners, PMP In Depth assumes no prior knowledge of project management and presents material in a logical learning sequence: each section builds upon previous sections and each chapter upon previous chapters. All concepts - simple and complex - are well-defined and clearly explained the first time they appear. There is no hopping from topic to topic and no technical jargon without explanation. PMP In Depth is written to the most current versions of the PMP and CAPM exams and also serves as a great reference tool for project managers after the exam. Maximize your learning and minimize your study time!

Student Supplements

PMP in Depth: Project Management Professional Study Guide for PMP and CAPM Exams  (ISBN-10: 1598631772 | ISBN-13: 9781598631777)

What do the Taj Mahal, the Internet, and this book have in common? They are all products of projects! A well-managed project enables even the most monumental, complex task to be completed effectively and efficiently. With the worldwide surge in the demand for project management skills, the PMP and CAPM are among the hottest certifications today. To pass the PMP or CAPM exam, you need a no-gimmicks, no-nonsense book on the exam objectives. PMP In Depth is that book! Best-selling author Paul Sanghera offers concise yet comprehensive coverage of each topic included in the PMP and CAPM exams. With a laser sharp focus on the exam objectives, this study guide goes beyond being a simple exam cram. It includes hundreds of questions and detailed answers modeled after the actual exam and contains a complete practice exam with fully explained answers. It is 100% compatible with the latest (3rd) edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) by PMI. Appropriate for beginners, PMP In Depth assumes no prior knowledge of project management and presents material in a logical learning sequence: each section builds upon previous sections and each chapter upon previous chapters. All concepts - simple and complex - are well-defined and clearly explained the first time they appear. There is no hopping from topic to topic and no technical jargon without explanation. PMP In Depth is written to the most current versions of the PMP and CAPM exams and also serves as a great reference tool for project managers after the exam. Maximize your learning and minimize your study time!