Catch the rhythm of effective project execution and lead your IT projects to success
Source: Addison Wesley Professional
Having performed a project at some time during your career doesn't automatically make you a project manager. Yet an understanding of project management is essential in most fields, including IT, and project management processes themselves are similar regardless of your profession. Deepen your understanding of the rhythm of project execution and what it takes to execute a project successfully in this chapter download from Project Management for Mere Mortals.
Learn the different types of baselines that you need to set to compare what you are executing to what you planned to do. Next, study the various activities required to complete the execution of a project, exploring each activity in the light of what it takes to build project rhythm. Then take a look at quality audits. The "Teaming" section addresses the importance of training the project team and covers three types of training: skill training, team training, and performance training. Finally, the "Politics" section investigates how to work effectively with some classic executive personality types that you are likely to encounter in your career.
Title: Project Management for Mere Mortals
Author: Claudia M. Baca
Publisher: Addison Wesley Professional
Chapter 11: The Rhythm of Project Execution
ISBN: 0-321-42345-3; Copyright 2007, Addison Wesley Professional. All rights reserved.
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