Project Management Techniques 2ed (College Edition) is fully updated to include the latest project management processes and methodologies as outlined in the new PMBOK 5ed (2012) and the new APM BoK 6ed (2012). Project Management Techniques for project management courses has been updated to enable the project manager to use the latest planning and control techniques, processes and methodologies to complete their projects successfully. This is often expressed as completing the project deliverables on time, within budget and to the required quality. It is, therefore, essential the project manager understands the features and characteristics of the project management systems approach to be able to manage the process effectively.
Project Management Techniques has been updated to enable project managers to use the latest planning and control techniques, processes and methodologies to complete their projects successfully. Project success is usually expressed as completing the project deliverables on time, within budget and to the required quality as outlined in the project charter. It is, therefore, essential that project managers understand the features and characteristics of the project management techniques to be able to manage the process.
As project management is recognized as a profession, the project manager’s challenge is to develop an understanding of the project management systems approach to manage the project and acquire an appropriate leadership style to lead the project team members and other project stakeholders.
This is the second book in the project management series . It assumes that the project manager is already familiar with the basic tools and techniques (these are explained in my first book - Fundamentals of Project Management) and that the project manager has a number of years of relevant work experience. This enables the book to focus on the management of projects at the project manager level and how to plan and control complex projects using a fully integrated planning and control system.
The first part of the book outlines the structures of project management that underpin the project management approach – these include the project lifecycle, the project management process, the project methodology and the project plan. Each of these topics is developed and explained to give project managers a solid platform from which to manage their projects.
The second part of the book discusses the content of all the phases of the project lifecycle, and shows how the strategy phases, the project phases and the operational phases are interlinked by a common thread to develop, implement and operate corporate strategy.
The third part of the book outlines the content of the ten knowledge areas and explains how to use the processes and techniques, and is supported with plenty of worked examples and exercises.
Planning and Control Cycle : At the project manager level the planning and control cycle forms the basis of the project management systems approach. Through a flow chart and an iterative spiral, this book explains how to develop and control the project plan. The flow chart sets out a logical sequence of project management topics.