A Guide to Project Management
A down-to-earth introductory guide and set of project templates to help you get the most from projects. It will introduce you to every aspect of project management, including initiating projects, methods and principles, managing stakeholders, project teams, and more.
You will quickly get a grasp of the complexity of project management and its terminology with this easy to read guide.
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Avoid Project Disasters
Our Guide will help you if your projects:
- continually run over budget and over time
- frustrate everyone with its constantly changing parameters
- raise stress levels to the limit with the mad rush to get things finished
- deliver products and services that are littered with problems
- see tempers flare on a regular basis
- attract little interest and support from executives and senior managers
- leave everyone burned out by the end of a project
Let our no-fuss Guide show you how to:
- avoid the insidious effects of scope creep
- use project documents to your advantage
- get project stakeholders working for you and not against you
- prevent project risks and issues from sinking your project
and much more ...
Customize to Your Needs
The Guide is packaged with a set of Microsoft Word-based project management templates that you can start using today.
Each template is reusable and fully customizable and is designed to make your project life a lot easier.
Drive Project Success
With this Guide, you can better achieve your project goals through:
- doing things in the right order, saving you time, money and frustration
- focusing everyone on the business objectives of the project
- tapping into the creative energy of others for great project ideas
- writing professional project documents that create value for your project
- creating realistic project estimates that build your credibility
- keeping stakeholders on board with effective communications
- building quality into the project from the start
- getting the most out of your project team whilst creating a satisfying experience
- receiving valuable feedback and apply lessons to future projects
Who Uses this Guide?
Anyone involved in managing, leading, supporting and working on projects, including:
- Project Managers
- Project Team Leaders
- Project Team Members
- Line Managers
- Business Owners
- Project Analysts
- Project Sponsors
- End Users
- Project Implementers
Leverage Key Disciplines
Discover the eight key project management disciplines for guiding successful projects and how you can incorporate them into your projects.
Immediate Practical Application
Use the supplied Appendices templates to complete many project tasks:
- define and register your project
- plan and communicate your project details
- manage risks, issues and scope changes
- produce concise and professional-looking project reports
- conduct efficient and productive project meetings
- conduct post-implementation reviews
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This section lists all of the items contained within the supplied A Guide to Project Management zip file.
A Guide to Project Management
Practical 117 page guide for managing projects of all types and sizes, including templates
A Guide to Project Management – Appendices
Reusable and customizable set of templates in Microsoft Word® format for managing key aspects of a project as listed below
- Project Definition Template
- Project Registration Form
- Project Plan Template
- Observations Log Template
- Risk Register Template
- Issues Register Template
- Change Control Register Template
- Project Report Template
- Stakeholder Feedback Survey Form
- Project Team Feedback Survey Form
- Meeting Agenda Form
- Meeting Minutes Form
Quick Start Guide
Two page handy reference guide for identifying A Guide to Project Management files and using them productively as quickly as possible
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