Book 2014

Managing Projects in the Real World

The Tips and Tricks No One Tells You About When You Start

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ISBN: 978-1-4302-6511-5 (Print) 978-1-4302-6512-2 (Online)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv

  2. Initiating Phase

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. No Access

      Chapter

      Pages 3-19

      How to Figure Out What’s Really Going On

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      Chapter

      Pages 21-33

      Effective Meetings in the Real World

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      Chapter

      Pages 35-47

      Team Building

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      Chapter

      Pages 49-55

      The “Special” Ones

  3. Planning Phase

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 57-57

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      Chapter

      Pages 59-73

      You Have to Do the Work

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      Chapter

      Pages 75-90

      How to Develop a Robust Schedule

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      Chapter

      Pages 91-98

      How to Say No to Unrealistic Target Dates

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      Chapter

      Pages 99-102

      A Special Case: Planning for the Holiday Season

  4. Execution Phase

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 103-103

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      Chapter

      Pages 105-120

      Leadership Showtime

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      Chapter

      Pages 121-130

      Decision Making

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      Chapter

      Pages 131-143

      Presenting Project Updates

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      Chapter

      Pages 145-159

      Stakeholder Management in the Real World

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      Chapter

      Pages 161-167

      Communicating with Difficult People

  5. Closure Phase

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 169-169

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      Chapter

      Pages 171-182

      Is Your Team Ready to Release?

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      Chapter

      Pages 183-188

      Leading When the Music Stops

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      Chapter

      Pages 189-196

      You Really Ought to Be Doing This

  6. So You Wanna Be a Project Manager

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 197-197

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      Chapter

      Pages 199-205

      Is Project Management Right for You?

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      Chapter

      Pages 207-214

      Are You a Professional?

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      Chapter

      Pages 215-231

      Getting Better at It

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 599-612