The life blood to every organization is its projects, and the burden of success or failure hangs on the shoulders of the project manager. In every project, the buck stops with the PM, who must be more than a jack of all trades, but a master of it all. The AMA Handbook of Project Management is the must-have resource for any project management professional or student. Covering everything from individual projects to programs and strategic alignment, it addresses: • Project initiation and planning • Communication and interpersonal skills • Scheduling, budgeting and meeting business objectives • Managing political and resource issues • Implementing a PMO • Measuring value and competenciesRevised to reflect the latest changes to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) and the Project Management Professional Exam®, the fourth edition of this one-stop, essential resource has also compiled essays and advice from the field’s top professionals, featuring new chapters on stakeholder management, agile project management, program management, project governance, knowledge management, and more. Project management is one of the more complex disciplines today, no matter the industry. This must-have guide remains the indisputable top reference to the entire scope of critical concepts and theories all project managers must master.
A comprehensive reference presenting the critical concepts and theories all project managers must master, The AMA Handbook of Project Management compiles essays and advice from the field’s top professionals. Compatible with the most recent edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge® and featuring new data on the Project Management Office, the completely revised third edition shows readers how to: • Establish project goals • Implement planning on both the strategic and operational levels • Manage the project life cycle and meet objectives • Budget the project • Handle the transition from project idea to project reality • Manage political and resource issues Packed with research-based information and advice from experienced practitioners—as well as new information on agile project management, Six Sigma projects, the use of social media, and the alignment of strategy and projects—this guide is a vital resource for everyone involved in project tasks.
The fourth edition of The AMA Handbook of Project Management provides readers with a clear overview of a complex discipline. An essential reference to the critical concepts and theories all project managers must master, the book addresses project initiation and planning; communications and interpersonal skills; scheduling, budgeting and meeting business objectives; managing political and resource issues; implementing a project management office; measuring value and competencies; and much more. Compiling essays and advice from the field's top professionals, this updated edition covers everythin.