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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? Read more...

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Building The Foundation for Change

Six reasons to kill a project by Bob Weinstein

Making Team Decisions Wisely by Larry Richman

Why learn project management?
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 management?
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...

Buy this book at  Amazon.com

Instructor's Guide also available

Improving Your 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.

Buy this book at  Amazon.com

 

   
   
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