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The Handbook of Project Management

The Handbook of Project Management

A Practical Guide to Effective Policies, Techniques and Processes

Trevor L Young


Covering the whole area of project management from start-up to evaluation, The Handbook of Project Management explains the principles of project management, demonstrating the correct approach to a major project, discussing the key points of project management, and highlighting the potential pitfalls.

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About the book

Project management skills are hugely desirable for managers at all levels within an organizations, and special skills are required to produce the right results. The Handbook of Project Management is written specifically to help project managers improve their performance using tried and tested techniques.

Written by an experienced practitioner, it will be particularly useful if you are: looking to develop project management skills; starting a new project; wishing to acquire new skills; or training others in project management skills. Online resources include checklists, score cards and guide notes for optimizing your project management. Packed with concepts and processes, and tools, this comprehensive handbook will assist anyone responsible for converting strategy into reality.

Table Of Contents

  • Section - ONE: The programme and project environment;
    • Chapter - 01: Introduction;
    • Chapter - 02: Change: programmes and projects;
    • Chapter - 03: Organizing for programme management;
    • Chapter - 04: The key roles;
  • Section - TWO: The programme and project processes and techniques;
    • Chapter - 05: Starting up: ideas and opportunities for projects;
    • Chapter - 06: Defining the project;
    • Chapter - 07: Planning your project;
    • Chapter - 08: Launching your project;
    • Chapter - 09: Executing the project work;
    • Chapter - 10: Closing your project;
    • Chapter - 11: Using a computer;
    • Chapter - 12: Common project problems


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Book Details

  • EAN: 9780749449841
  • Edition: 2
  • Published: 3rd July 2007
  • Paperback
  • Format: 234x157
  • 304 pages

About the Author

Trevor L Young was a senior consultant for the Industrial Society where he designed and conducted public training courses in project management techniques and project leadership. He is now an independent consultant specializing in the introduction of programme management. He is a member of the Institute of Personnel and Development and is also the author of Successful Project Management, part of the bestselling Creating Success series from Kogan Page.

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