HBR Guide to Project Management

HBR Guide to Project Management

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MEET YOUR GOALS—ON TIME AND ON BUDGET.

How do you rein in the scope of your project when you’ve got a group of demanding stakeholders breathing down your neck? And map out a schedule everyone can stick to? And motivate team members who have competing demands on their time and attention?

Whether you’re managing your first project or just tired of improvising, this guide will give you the tools and confidence you need to define smart goals, meet them, and capture lessons learned so future projects go even more smoothly.

The HBR Guide to Project Management will help you:

  • Build a strong, focused team
  • Break major objectives into manageable tasks
  • Create a schedule that keeps all the moving parts under control
  • Monitor progress toward your goals
  • Manage stakeholders’ expectations
  • Wrap up your project and gauge its success


    MEET YOUR GOALS?ON TIME AND ON BUDGET.

    How do you rein in the scope of your project when you’ve got a group of demanding stakeholders breathing down your neck? And map out a schedule everyone can stick to? And motivate team members who have competing demands on their time and attention?

    Whether you’re managing your first project or just tired of improvising, this guide will give you the tools and confidence you need to define smart goals, meet them, and capture lessons learned so future projects go even more smoothly.

    The HBR Guide to Project Management will help you:

    ? Build a strong, focused team
    ? Break major objectives into manageable tasks
    ? Create a schedule that keeps all the moving parts under control
    ? Monitor progress toward your goals
    ? Manage stakeholders’ expectations
    ? Wrap up your project and gauge its success


    Book News
    Drawn from Harvard Business Review, Harvard Business Review Press books, and its website, the articles in this volume provide project managers with tools to manage projects more effectively. They explain the four phases of project management, and how to choose the right team, manage uncertainty, perform a project premortem, avoid "scope creep," set priorities, boost productivity with time-boxing, schedule the work, plan the launch, focus on critical tasks and mapping out a logical sequence, run effective meetings, manage big projects and their risks, revise the plan, manage people problems, avoid chasing after sunk costs, use Gantt and PERT (Performance Evaluation and Review Technique) charts, get disruptive team members on board, keep stakeholders apprised, evaluate the project's success, and capture and use lessons learned. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

  • Publisher: Boston : Harvard Business Review Press, c2012
    ISBN: 9781422187296
    1422187292
    Characteristics: x, 171 p. ; 23 cm

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