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Basic project management: how to make it work in your organisation

Author: Michael, Norma ; Burton, CeliaPublisher: Singapore Institute of Management, 1992. ; Butterworth-Heinemann, 1992.Language: EnglishDescription: 152 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9971642689Type of document: Book Bibliography/Index:
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Book Asia Campus
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Print HD69 .P75 M53 1992
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Basic Project Management How to Make it Work in your Organization Contents List of Figures Introduction Acknowledgments xi xiii xv PART 1-- PHASE ONE: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AND DO TO SET UP A PROJECT Chapter 1: OVERVIEW OF TECHNIQUES 3 AND STRATEGIES When is it a project? ; T y p es of projects and basic procedure; Project management; Project management techniques; Project strategies; The people officially involved; Dealing with organisational change; Planning strategies. Chapter 2: MORE ABOUT SETTING UP THE PROJECT The golden rules; The preliminary brief; The role of the core team; The one-person project; Support from senior management. 19 Chapter 3: CHECKING FEASIBILITY 28 When and how you check feasibility; Taking responsibility; Using costbenefit analysis to challenge feasibility; Problem solving and decision making. Chapter 4: PEOPLE: TERMINOLOGY, PROCESSES, PROBLEMS 36 Terminology and roles; The project team assembles; Administrative assistance; Team anxiety; Why are some teams winners?; Conflict management; 'Groupthink' and 'Risky shift phenomenon'; Networking. PART 2 -- PHASE TWO: DETAILED PLANNING AND SCHEDULING Chapter 5: DETAILED PLANNING BEGINS 55 Step 1 --Identify the tasks Step 2 --Place the tasks in logical order Step 3 --Study the implications Step 4 --Estimate resource requirements Step 5 --Identify the project hierarchy Step 6 --Clarify who can make what decisions Step 7 --Monitoring and controlling Step 8 --Ground rules Chapter 6: SCHEDULING PROJECT TASKS AND RESOURCES Gantt chart; Critical path method (CPM); Dependencies; How to develop your CPM network; Project scheduling assistance. 64 PART 3 -- PHASE THREE: ACTIVATING THE PLAN Chapter 7: IMPLEMENTATION AND MONITORING AND CONTROLLING THE PROJECT Implementation; Monitoring and controlling; The project manager's style; What needs to be monitored and controlled; Controlling costs; Meetings; Reports;. Setting up a communication strategy. 87 PART 4 -- PHASE FOUR: THE PROJECT ENDS Chapter 8: PROJECT CLOSEDOWN AND THE POST-PROJECT REVIEW The final phase of your project; The closedown report and related matters; The post-project review. 103 PART 5 -- NEGOTIATION, CONSULTANTS AND CONTRACTS, COMPUTERS Chapter 9: NEGOTIATION 109 The project manager as negotiator; Negotiating for staff; Negotiating range -- be prepared!; Negotiating and contracting for in-house services. Chapter 10: CONSULTANTS AND CONTRACTS 115 Bringing in the experts; Sometimes it's cheaper to use consultants; Preparing the consultant's brief; Choosing the consultant; The tendering process; Briefing the consultant; Proposals; Analysing Proposals; The contract; Keeping control and maintaining consultant accountability. Chapter 11: MAKING BEST USE OF THE COMPUTER The computer is as good as ...; Choosing the right project management package; Managing planning changes on the computer; How to prepare your data. 135 Afterword Glossary Recommended Reading Useful Information Index 141 142 147 148 149

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