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Fundamentals of Projett Managemint
Developing Core Competencies to Help Outperform the Competition
Second Edition


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This book is dedicated to: Those who gave their lives trying to save others in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center; September 11,2001. Figure List Preface Chapter 1 An Overview of Project Management Chapter 2 Planning the Project Chapter 3 Developing a Mission, Vision, Goals, and Objectives for the Project Chapter 4 Using the Work Breakdown Structure to Plan a Project Chapter 5 Scheduling Project Work Chapter 6 Producing a Workable Schedule Chapter 7 Project Control and Evaluation Chapter 8 Project Control Using Earned ValueAnalysis Chapter 9 Managing the Project Team Chapter 10 How to Make Project Management Work in Your Company Answers to Chapter Questions References and Reading List Index About Jim Lewis



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1-1. Triangles showing the relationship between P, C, T, and S. 1-2. Life cycle of a troubled project. 1-3. Appropriate project lifecycle. 1-4. The steps in managing a project. 2-1. Two pain curves in a project over time. 2-2. Planning is answering questions. 3-1. Chevron showing mission, vision, and problem statement. 3-2. Risk analysis example. 4-1. WBS diagram to clean a room. 4-2. WBS level names. 4-3. Partial WBS for the 777 development program. 4-4. Responsibility chart. 5-1. Bar chart. 5-2. Arrow diagrams. 5-3. WBS to...
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