Managing projects large and small : the fundamental skills for delivering on budget and on timeMaterial type: TextSeries: Harvard business essentials seriesPublication details: Boston : Harvard Business School Press, ©2004Description: xviii, 178 pages : illustrationsISBN: 9781591393214; 1591393213 Subject(s): Project managementDDC classification: 658.404
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Project management as a process : four phases --
The cast of characters : whos who in project management --
A written charter : your marching orders --
A framework for action : important first steps --
Work breakdown : from huge job to manageable tasks --
Scheduling the work : put the horse before the cart --
Adjustments and tradeoffs : more fine tuning --
Managing risk : scanning the hazy horizon --
Project adaptation : dealing with what you cannot anticipate --
Getting off on the right foot : project needs to keep in mind --
Keeping on track : maintaining control --
The close-down phase : wrapping it up.
"Rapid change and the pressures of intense competition have caused more organizational work to become project work. Managing Projects Large and Small helps new managers master the tasks involved in leading a project. Beginning with building the team and moving on to the design, execution, and evaluation of the project, managers will learn about all the issues that are necessary for a successful project."--Jacket.