Following PMI's Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) throughout, Successful Project Management, Fourth Edition includes new material in every chapter, with revisions throughout the book reflecting the latest cost estimating and project management software tools. This exciting text continues to be an easy-to-follow primer, specifically addressing the needs of the beginning project manager. Dividing the management of projects into 5 general activities 1) defining the project's goals, 2) planning the work, 3) leading the team, 4) monitoring progress, and 5) completing the project, the book provides a straight-ahead, step-by-step process to getting a project done on schedule, under budget, and according to performance specifications. There is also new, expanded coverage of new product development projects.
The author breaks the project management process down into 22 distinct steps, grouped into five phases of: defining project goals, planning the work, leading the team, monitoring progress, and completing the project. Throughout the text he integrates coverage of the latest cost estimating and project management software. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.