Carl has published several key texts in the project management arena. Ranging from risk to communications, these books represent critical thoughts on key topics in project management.
One of the best-known authorities on project management, David Cleland developed this new edition for professionals who need a dependable, on-the-job resource to answer questions and solve problems as they arise. Field Guide to Project Management is unmatched in its wealth of reliable information on project management systems and its concise and accessible format, also making it the perfect volume to read cover to cover for a unique, up-to-date survey of the field. Every aspect of project management is addressed with practical explanations and advice by a who's-who roster of expert authors who cover planning techniques, concepts, paradigms, processes, tools, and techniques.
While project managers are consistently expected to create the WBS as the cornerstone of their project plans, there are limited references on how to actually go about crafting one that works. The book provides readers with the different approaches to WBS construction, highlights the advantages and disadvantages of each of these approaches, examines the implications of the different styles of WBS and the level of depth that a project requires.
The biggest challenge in project management is bringing order to the sheer volume of competing priorities. By using precedence diagrams, project managers can clearly identify the sequence and interdependence of critical activities, clarify work processes and solidify team members roles and bui-in. This concise overview teaches you how to construct and interpret precedence diagrams - the most common model used in software programs - and apply them to strengthen team commitment and project success.
No longer restricted to the engineering industry, project management has at long last crossed over to mainstream business. Project Management for Business Professionals is the definitive reference on the essentials of contemporary project management. Featured here are some of the foremost practitioners and researchers from academia, consulting, and private industry, sharing their various areas of project management expertise and providing a wide range of perspectives on everything from risk management to resource planning to ethics management. Focusing on both the technical and human sides of the field, this unique resource follows the main points of the "project management body of knowledge"-the certification standard of the Project Management Institute. The experts address the procedures and processes for planning and managing projects and explore project team/group dynamics, examining the interpersonal relations and the political and organizational considerations that can impact a project.
From initiating a project, onto the planning stages, through the execution of the project, controlling costs, and finally completing or closing the project, Carl Pritchard gives you practical, actionable advice every step of the way. This collection of short, digestible articles covers the gamut of project concerns, from building a team to overcoming the mid-summer doldrums. In his inimitable, engaging style, Carl Pritchard draws you in with practical, applicable guidance on how to deal effectively with the special challenges that you face in your various projects.
An encyclopedia of risk management tools, this third edition covers the latest perspectives on risk. It focuses on a systematic approach to risk management and highlights specific techniques that enhance organizational risk identification, assessment, and management. Providing a blueprint for assessing and mitigating risk, the book addresses risk processes and practices as well as specific risk management techniques. It includes four appendices that contain information on contractor risk management, list of risk sources, basic probability concepts, quantifying expert judgement, and special notes on software risk. The book concludes with a glossary of terms.
Effective communication is every project manager's most powerful tool. Helping you achieve a high level of communications expertise and success is the goal of this book and CD-ROM package. This practical resource shows you how to coordinate the efforts of teams of project members and maintain an open dialog with senior executives. The book explains how to energize projects, create momentum, and achieve success by talking and listening to your staff. Moreover you learn how to effectively communicate project status and requirements to executive management.
For many project managers, knowing their craft and/or preparing for the PMPÂ® exam go beyond specific knowledge areas or components of the PMBOKÂ® Guide. Rather, their competence is a matter of mastering particular personal areas of understand. This drill book provides you the opportunity to build on your strengths and to work gradually through the weaknesses that you've identified in your exam preparation. Unlike other exam preparation materials, this drill book focuses specifically on those areas where project managers like you have been challenged in the past. Each section is set up to work from basic steps to what to expect on the PMPÂ® exam.