90 Days to Success as a Project Manager 1st Edition
Paul Sanghera, Ph.D.
ISBN-13: 9781598638691 | ISBN-10: 1598638696
© 2010 | Published |  376  Pages

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"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!

  • 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

    • 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.
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      ISBN-10: 1598631772 | ISBN-13:9781598631777
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      PMP In Depth: Exam Study Guide is a comprehensive book on the topics covered by the PMP exam.

    • 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.