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Mastering Project Management

Mastering Project ManagementJim Lewis cements his reputation as one of the leading gurus of project management. This book details the finer points of project management success, including:
  • Systems Thinking -- Instead of the commonly held linear causal thinking (A causes B), learn how to review the entire picture (A causes B causes A causes...).
  • Scheduling Uncertainty -- Discover how to keep your projects on track, even when new developments and outcomes require sudden changes in direction.
  • Managing Quality -- Guarantee that performance (quality of work done) receives the same attention given to the cost, time, and scope of a project.
  • Improving Project Management Processes -- Practice strategies to continually review and improve processes, avoiding the danger of comfort and complacency.
  • Power and Politics -- Acknowledge the existence of politics, and develop positive political skills to support your project.
Successful project management requires technical, process, and psychology skills, and business is realizing that expert project management talents bring added value to any manager or executive. The down-to-earth writing style and thought-provoking examples featured in Mastering Project Management will put you on the road to mastering the finer points of initiating, controlling, and evaluating projects of any size.

Dr. James P. Lewis

Dr. Lewis is an associate professor at the University of Management and Technology. He is president of The Lewis Institute, Inc., a training and consulting company specializing in project management. Dr. Lewis trained over 20,000 supervisors and managers in Argentina, Canada, England, Germany, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, Sweden, Thailand, and the United States.

He is the author of: Team-based Project Management ; Project Planning, Scheduling and Control, Third Edition; The Project Manager's Desk Reference , Second Edition; Working Together: The 12 Principles Employed by Boeing Commercial Aircraft to Manage Projects, Teams, and the Organization ; Fundamentals of Project Management; How To Build and Manage a Winning Project Team ; and co-author (with Bob Wysocki) of The World-Class Project Manager.

Product Details
  • Hardcover: 304 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.19 x 9.33 x 6.26
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Trade, March 1, 1998
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