Teach yourself project management in 24 hours

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Now you don't have to be an MBA or advanced specialist to learn the principles of project management. Alpha Teach Yourself Project Management in 24 Hours gives readers a lesson-by-lesson approach to learning the ins and outs of budgets, team-building and tracking. Recognizing that most projects are managed electronically or online today, the author also shows better and more efficient ways to track and achieve goals.



Introduction.

I.LEARNING THE BASICS.

Hour 1.Understanding Project Management.

Understand Project Management Rationale. Know a Little History. Understand Project Management Concepts. Work on Project Processes. Project Management Skill Areas. Master the Methodologies. Know Your Life Cycles. Apply What You're Learning.

Hour 2.Initiating a Project.

List Project Needs. Determine Project Feasibility. Perform High-Level Cost/Benefit Analysis. Write a Project Recommendation Statement. Identify the Project Sponsor. Obtain Authorization to Proceed.

Hour 3.Starting a Project Plan.

Define the Project Goal. Create Project Objectives. Determine Project Scope and Exclusions. Define Project Deliverables. Evaluate Project Constraints.

Hour 4.Adding to Your Plan.

Define Project Approach. Determine Required Resources. List and Evaluate Project Stakeholders. List Project Assumptions. Determine Critical Success Factors.

Hour 5.Developing Project Control Plans.

Understand Project Control Plans. Develop a Communication Plan. Develop a Change Control Plan. Develop a Quality Management Plan. Develop a Procurement Plan. Develop a Completion Plan.

Hour 6.Creating a Work Breakdown Structure.

Understand the Work Breakdown Structure. Determine WBS Approach. Determine Tracking Levels. Create WBS Detail.

II.DEVELOPING PROJECT PLAN DETAILS.

Hour 7.Creating Your Project Team.

Review Required Resources. Consider Resource Availability. Consider Resource Styles. Develop an Organizational Plan. Plan to Acquire Appropriate Resources.

Hour 8.Developing Project Estimates.

Prepare for Estimating. Create Task Estimates. Use Special Situation Estimating Techniques. Create Cost Estimates.

Hour 9.Creating a Network Diagram.

Understand Task Relationships. Determine Inter-Task Relationships. Create a PERT Chart. Create a Critical Path Method Diagram.

Hour 10.Determining the Project Schedule.

Understand the Project Schedule. Calculate Task Duration. Determine Schedule from Date. Apply Schedule Adjustments. Evaluate Project Date Constraints. Perform Forward Pass. Perform Backward Pass. Determine the Critical Path.

Hour 11.Creating a Gantt Chart.

Understand a Gantt Chart. Prepare to Create a Gantt Chart. Draw Gantt Chart. Show Individual Resource Schedules. Evaluate the Schedule. Understand Resource Histograms.

Hour 12.Facing Project Risk.

Understand Two Categories of Risks. Evaluate Portfolio Risk. Determine Risks to a Project. Develop Contingencies.

III.EXECUTING YOUR PROJECT.

Hour 13.Doing the Work.

Obtain Authority to Proceed. Review the Project Plan. Set Project Baselines. Assemble Project Team. Create Work Packages. Hold Kickoff Meetings. Monitor Work. Develop Team.

Hour 14.Following Your Control Plans.

Use Communication Plan. Use Change Control Plan. Use Quality Management Plan. Use Procurement Plan. Use Risk Management Plan. Review and Update Completion Plan.

Hour 15.Tracking Your Progress.

Collect Task Dates. Monitor Milestones. Collect Actual Effort.

Hour 16.Updating Your Project Plan.

Review and Change Requirements. Review and Change WBS. Review and Change Deliverables. Review and Change Schedule.

IV.CONTROLLING YOUR PROJECT.

Hour 17.Monitoring Costs.

Track Project Costs. Calculate Cost of W