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If the projects you manage don’t go as smoothly as you’d like, 97 Things Every Project Manager Should Know offers knowledge that’s priceless, gained through years of trial and error. This illuminating book contains 97 short and extremely practical tips – whether you’re dealing with software or non-It projects – from some of the world’s most experienced project managers and software developers. You’ll learn how these professionals have dealt with everything from managing teams to handling project stakeholders to runaway meetings and more. While this book highlights software projects, its wise axioms contain project management principles applicable to projects of all types in any industry.
Agile project management is a fast and flexible approach to managing all projects, not just software development. By learning the principles and techniques in this book, you’ll be able to create a product roadmap, schedule projects, and prepare for product launches with the ease of Agile software developers. You’ll discover how to manage scope, time, and cost, as well as team dynamics, quality, and risk of every project.
The PMBOK® Guide–Fifth Edition – PMI’s flagship publication has been updated to reflect the latest good practices in project management. New to the Sixth Edition, each knowledge area will contain a section entitled Approaches for Agile, Iterative and Adaptive Environments, describing how these practices integrate in project settings. It will also contain more emphasis on strategic and business knowledge—including discussion of project management business documents—and information on the PMI Talent Triangle™ and the essential skills for success in today’s market.
4- IT Project Management: A Geek’s Guide to Leadership (Best Practices in Portfolio, Program, and Project Management)
This book’s author, Byron Love, admits proudly to being an IT geek. However, he had found that being an IT geek was limiting his career path and his effectiveness. During a career of more than 31 years, he has made the transition from geek to geek leader. He hopes this book helps other geeks do the same.
This book addresses leadership issues in the IT industry to help IT practitioners lead from the lowest level. Unlike other leadership books that provide a one-size-fits-all approach to leadership, this book focuses on the unique challenges that IT practitioners face.
Head First PMP teaches you the latest principles and certification objectives in The PMBOK® Guide in a unique and inspiring way. This updated fourth edition takes you beyond specific questions and answers with a unique visual format that helps you grasp the big picture of project management. By putting PMP concepts into context, you’ll be able to understand, remember, and apply them—not just on the exam, but on the job. No wonder so many people have used Head First PMP as their sole source for passing the PMP exam.
6- Project Management Metrics, KPIs, and Dashboards: A Guide to Measuring and Monitoring Project Performance
With the growth of complex projects, stakeholder involvement, and advancements in visual-based technology, metrics and KPIs (key performance indicators) are key factors in evaluating project performance. Dashboard reporting systems provide accessible project performance data, and sharing this vital data in a concise and consistent manner is a key communication responsibility of all project managers.
This third edition of Kerzner’s groundbreaking work, Project Management Metrics, KPIs, and Dashboards: A Guide to Measuring and Monitoring Project Performance, helps functional managers gain a thorough grasp of what metrics and KPIs are and how to use them. Plus, this edition includes new sections on processing dashboard information, portfolio management PMO and metrics, and BI tool flexibility.
Want to take your career to the next level and be a master of planning, organising, motivating and controlling resources to meet your goals? This easy-to-use guide has you covered! Project Management Checklists For Dummies takes the intimidation out of project management, and shows you step by step how to use rigorous self-check questions to save significant time―and headaches―in managing your projects effectively.
Project Management Checklists For Dummies gives you to-do lists, hands-on checklists and helpful guidance for managing every phase of a project from start to finish. Before you know it, you’ll be a star project manager as you organise, estimate and schedule projects in today’s time-crunched, cost-conscious global business environment.
8- Project Management Nation: Tools, Techniques, and Goals for the New and Practicing It Project Manager
Charvat provides lots of first-hand anecdotes to clarify the tips that fill this assertive guide to project management. The profession and implementation of the project manager are described in chapters that detail project strategy; characteristics of a good IT project manager; maintaining an overview of the project; formulating a project analysis; and planning, executing, controlling, implementing, and closing the project.
What makes software projects succeed? It takes more than a good idea and a team of talented programmers. A project manager needs to know how to guide the team through the entire software project. There are common pitfalls that plague all software projects and rookie mistakes that are made repeatedly – sometimes by the same people! Avoiding these pitfalls is not hard, but it is not necessarily intuitive. Luckily, there are tried and true techniques that can help any project manager.In Applied Software Project Management, Andrew Stellman and Jennifer Greene provide you with tools, techniques, and practices that you can use on your own projects right away. This book supplies you with the information you need to diagnose your team’s situation and presents practical advice to help you achieve your goal of building better software.Topics include: * Planning a software project * Helping a team estimate its workload * Building a schedule * Gathering software requirements and creating use cases * Improving programming with refactoring, unit testing, and version control * Managing an outsourced project * Testing software