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Project Management

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Table of contents
Chapter One. Project Management: Past and Present
Chapter Two. Project Management Overview
Chapter Three. The Project Life Cycle (Phases)
Chapter Four. Framework for Project Management
Chapter Five. Stakeholder Management
Chapter Six. Culture and Project Management
Chapter Seven. Project Initiation
Chapter Eight. Overview of Project Planning
Chapter Nine. Scope Planning
Chapter Ten. Project Schedule Planning
Chapter Eleven. Resource Planning
Chapter Twelve. Budget Planning
Chapter Thirteen. Procurement Management
Chapter Fourteen. Quality Planning
Chapter Fifteen. Communication Planning
Chapter Sixteen. Risk Management Planning
Chapter Seventeen. Project Implementation Overview
Chapter Eighteen. Project Completion
Chapter Nineteen. Celebrate!
Chapter Twenty. Back Matter
20.1 - Appendix 1: Project Management PowerPoints
20.2 - Appendix 2: Chapter Questions
20.3 - Appendix 3: Chapter Audio Files
20.4 - About the Author
20.5 - Versioning History
Project Management
1st Edition
Adrienne Watt
© Adrienne Watt 2014
Table Of Contents
  • Introduction - Front Matter
  • Chapter One - Project Management: Past and Present
  • Chapter Two - Project Management Overview
  • Chapter Three - The Project Life Cycle (Phases)
  • Chapter Four - Framework for Project Management
  • Chapter Five - Stakeholder Management
  • Chapter Six - Culture and Project Management
  • Chapter Seven - Project Initiation
  • Chapter Eight - Overview of Project Planning
  • Chapter Nine - Scope Planning
  • Chapter Ten - Project Schedule Planning
  • Chapter Eleven - Resource Planning
  • Chapter Twelve - Budget Planning
  • Chapter Thirteen - Procurement Management
  • Chapter Fourteen - Quality Planning
  • Chapter Fifteen - Communication Planning
  • Chapter Sixteen - Risk Management Planning
  • Chapter Seventeen - Project Implementation Overview
  • Chapter Eighteen - Project Completion
  • Chapter Nineteen - Celebrate!
  • Chapter Twenty - Back Matter
    • 20.1 - Appendix 1: Project Management PowerPoints
    • 20.2 - Appendix 2: Chapter Questions
    • 20.3 - Appendix 3: Chapter Audio Files
    • 20.4 - About the Author
    • 20.5 - Versioning History
Introduction
Front Matter

Project Management

ADRIENNE WATT

 

 

 

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Introduction.1. Introduction

People have been undertaking projects since the earliest days of organized human activity. The hunting parties of our prehistoric ancestors were projects. Large complex projects such as the pyramids and the Great Wall of China were also projects. Even something as simple as creating a dinner is considered a project. We use the term “project” frequently in our daily conversations. This book covers the basics of project management. This includes the process of initiation, planning, execution, control, and closeout that all projects share.

Introduction.2. Preface

The primary purpose of this text is to provide an open source textbook that covers most project management courses. The material in the textbook was obtained from a variety of sources. All the sources are found in the reference section at the end of each chapter. I expect, with time, the book will grow with more information and more examples.

I welcome any feedback that would improve the book. If you would like to add a section to the book, please let me know.

Introduction.3. About the Book

Project Management is a remix and adaptation. The adaptation is a part of the BCcampus Open Textbook project.

The B.C. Open Textbook Project began in 2012 with the goal of making post-secondary education in British Columbia more accessible by reducing student cost through the use of openly licensed textbooks. The BC Open Textbook Project is administered by BCcampus and funded by the British Columbia Ministry of Advanced Education.

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Project Management by Adrienne Watt is a remix of the following works:

100 Percent Rule by Pabipedia licensed under
Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License

Communication Plans by Inte6160 Wiki licensed under
Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported.

Decision Matrix Method and Project Charter by Wikipedia the Free Encyclopedia licensed under Creative Commons  Alike Attribution 3.0 Unported.

Gantt Chart by Wikipedia licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported 

How to Build Relationships with Stakeholders By Erin Palmer licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported

Planning a Project  by OpenLearn Labspace under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported.

Project Decelerators – Lack of Stakeholder Support By Jose Solera licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported

Project Management by Merrie Barron and Andrew Barron licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported

Project Management for Instructional Designers by Amado, M., Ashton, K., Ashton, S., Bostwick, J., Clements, G., Drysdale, J., Francis, J., Harrison, B., Nan, V., Nisse, A., Randall, D., Rino, J., Robinson, J., Snyder, A., Wiley, D., & Anonymous. (DATE). Project Management for Instructional Designers. Retrieved from http://pm4id.org/ under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported.

Project Management for Skills for All Careers by Project Management Open Resources and TAP-a-PM licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported.

Project Management from Simple to Complex by Russel Darnall, John Preston, Eastern Michigan University licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported.

Project Management/PMBOK/Human Resources Management and
Development Cooperation Handbook/How do we manage the human resources of programmes and projects?/Manage the Project Team by Wikibooks licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0,

Project Management/PMBOK/Scope Management and
Development Cooperation Handbook/Designing and Executing Projects/Detailed Planning or design stage by Wikibooks licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported.

Resource Management and Resource Leveling by Wikipedia licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License.

Work Breakdown Structure by Wikipedia licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License

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