By Kathy Schwalbe
Notice: purchase the paperback new from amazon.com and get the Kindle model loose as a part of the Kindle MatchBook application! (Sorry, simply works within the U.S. so far.) in keeping with consumer suggestions, the 5th version of An advent to undertaking administration presents a separate bankruptcy for making plans integration and scope administration and for making plans time and value administration. extra examples are supplied for growing paintings breakdown constructions and schedules. it is also info on Basecamp, a loose web-based undertaking administration device, besides a person consultant (replaces AtTask in Appendix B). as well as updating many references and examples, this variation maintains to incorporate a number of well known gains: - Follows the undertaking administration Institute's PMBOK® consultant, 5th version (2013) - Has chapters for every technique crew and a entire case research to demonstrate making use of instruments and strategies through the venture existence cycle - encompasses a consultant for utilizing Microsoft venture 2013 - offers a unfastened trial of MatchWare's MindView company software program (www.matchware.com/intropm), a device for developing brain maps, Gantt charts, and different venture records - makes use of real-world examples and references, together with commencing circumstances and case wrap-ups, examples of what went correct, what went mistaken, media snapshots, top practices, and video highlights in each one bankruptcy - finish of bankruptcy fabrics comprise bankruptcy summaries, speedy quizzes, dialogue questions, and workouts, with case experiences supplied in Appendix C -Comprehensive, safe teacher web site on hand with lecture slides, answer records, attempt banks, and so forth. -Free site comprises over fifty template documents, on-line quizzes and video games, facts documents for venture 2013, hyperlinks to websites pointed out within the textual content, and lots more and plenty extra stopover at the unfastened spouse site at www.intropm.com.
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Examples of projects include the following: A young couple hires a firm to design and build them a new house. A retail store manager works with employees to display a new clothing line. A college campus upgrades its technology infrastructure to provide wireless Internet access. A construction company designs and constructs a new office building for a client. A school implements new government standards for tracking student achievement. A group of musicians starts a company to help children develop their musical talents.
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It is important to document this information in enough detail to eliminate ambiguity. PROGRAM AND PROJECT PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT As mentioned earlier, about one-quarter of the world’s gross domestic product is spent on projects. Projects make up a significant portion of work in most business organizations or enterprises, and successfully managing those projects is crucial to enterprise success. Two important concepts that help projects meet enterprise goals are the use of programs and project portfolio management.
An Introduction to Project Management by Kathy Schwalbe