Practical Project Management: Best Practices and Tools for Managing Projects Effectively


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Product Description

Learn how to manage projects from initiation to close‐out. This book teaches participants how to successfully initiate, plan, execute, control and close‐out projects applying industry best practices.

Readers will learn project management concepts, helpful standard terminology, and established methods based on the Project Management Institute (PMI®) Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and understand the goal of project management
  • Understand projects’ value and role in the overall portfolio of an organization’s activities
  • Understand the different phases, stages and processes of the project lifecycle
  • Gather , characterize, document and manage requirements
  • Identify and manage project stakeholders
  • Understand the roles of project managers, project contributors, team members, other stakeholders
  • Know how to move and manage projects through the project lifecycle to successful completion
  • Understand practical project scheduling and planning methods, tips and tricks
  • Understand, identify and manage project risks
  • Become familiar with common project planning and management tools and templates
  • Capture and implement lessons learned from projects to improve future projects

The Class

This book is an excellent accompaniment to our public course on the same topic.

Book Outline

  • Project Management Overview
    • The Goal of Project Management
    • Projects and Operations
    • Portfolio Management and Project Selection
    • Understanding the Project Lifecycle
    • Stakeholders, Managers and Team Members
  • Executing and Controling a Project
    • Implementing Project Plans
    • Managing Requirements and Stakeholders
    • Managing Change and the Change Control
    • Process
    • Managing Communications
    • Managing Risks, Issues, and Document
  • Initiating a Project
    • Project Initiation Processes and Tools
    • Identifying Project Deliverables
    • Gathering Project Requirements
    • Developing the Scope Statement and Project Charter
    • Managing Expectations, Assumptions, and Risks
  • Closing Out a Project
    • Project Close‐Out Processes and Tools
    • Getting Acceptance of Project Deliverables & Requirements
    • Leading Effective Lessons‐Learned Sessions
    • Capturing and Implementing Lessons‐Learned
    • Handing‐Off Project Deliverables to
    • Operations, Customers, and Others
    • Final Reports and Project Closure
  • Planning a Project
    • Project Management Planning Processes
    • Developing the Scope Management Plan
    • Developing the Project Management Plan
    • Characteristics of Good Project Planning
    • Risk Management
    • Communications Management


PMI® and PMBOK® are register marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.