Project management is in everything we do, from our personal lives to our professional careers. It is the fastest growing profession in the world and the skills learned in this book can be used for any sort of project, large or small: setting up a small business; planning a wedding, family vacation, company picnic, and major events; and organizing construction or aerospace projects.
This beginner’s guide will teach you real-world project management skills for any project and will help prepare you to become a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) or Certified Associate Project Manager (CAPM).
This fourth edition provides up-to-date information on how to effectively manage projects, programs, and portfolios to achieve organizational success. It includes tips and sample questions at the end of each chapter as well as a mock exam to help prepare you for the Project Management Institute (PMI) certification exams.
This text uses a chronological approach to project management. A case study with detailed real-world examples, sample templates, and actual project documents guide you through your own projects from charter to close using all five project groups (initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing projects).
This edition takes the standard processes and framework for traditional projects introduced in PMI’s sixth edition Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and adds the new focus on Agile (adaptive) project management methods, tools, and techniques in PMBOK’s seventh edition to enhance your knowledge and ability to handle a wide range of projects.
This accessible guide bridges the gap between being a project manager and becoming a globally recognized Project Management Professional (PMP). Aligned with A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), Sixth Edition, this book explains the Project Management Institute’s worldwide standard methods, five process groups, ten knowledge areas, and forty-nine processes and includes many tips to help prepare for the latest PMP exam.
Angel includes proven strategies for improving project efficiency and effectiveness, balancing constraints, communicating timely and accurate project status, and successfully bringing a project to completion. Real-world case studies followed throughout the book provide examples, checklists, and proven project results. Designed for easy learning, the book contains chapter-opening lists of specific skills covered in the chapter, Q&A sections filled with bonus information and helpful tips, real-world experiences that show how to apply particular skills, and reminders to help in preparation for the PMP exam.