Tips for the Day:
Blogging Your Project
The American Management Association and the ePolicy Institute recently
surveyed more than 400 companies and found that only 4 percent use blogs
to communicate with their workforce. But some project-driven organizations
are seeing benefits from the practice. Could it help your project?
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Why learn project
Many people become project managers
by accident. They are assigned to lead a project because of their area of
expertise—not because they have received any project management
training. This Web site can help you get oriented in how to manage projects.
What can project management
do for you?
Project management skills help you complete projects on time, on
budget, and on target!
Learn how to use proven strategies in large or
small projects to clarify the objectives, avoid serious errors of
omission, and eliminate costly mistakes. Also learn the people skills
needed to get the cooperation, support, and resources to get the job done.
Modern project management has
emerged as a premier solution in business and non-profit organizations.
Project managers find success using a structured approach to project
planning, scheduling, resourcing, decision-making, and control.
Who needs project
Project management isn’t just for project
managers. Team members need to know how carry out their part of the
project and business executives need to understand how they must support
project management efforts in the organization.
Recommended Books for Beginners
Project Management Step-by-Step. Project management can seem
like a daunting endeavor to the untrained and uninitiated. This book clearly explains the basics of implementing a project management model and
encourages critical thinking about how project management can help a
company accomplish its business objectives.
Offering clear, concise explanations of different project phases,
Project Management Step-by-Step also includes six case
studies—positive and negative, real and fictional—that show clearly how
project management works in the real world. The clear, accessible text is
augmented with discussion questions, exercises, diagrams, charts, and a
comprehensive glossary. Project Management Step-by-Step
is an incisive and complete guide—truly a perfect introduction to project
management. Learn more...
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Guide also available
Project Management Skills. Based on the very popular American
Management Association project management seminar, this book is both a
practical reference for beginners and a handy refresher for seasoned
professionals. The book covers all the major areas taught in the seminar:
defining project scope, planning and budgeting, scheduling,
implementation, project closure, and more.
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