Project Management for Dummies

  • by Nick Graham, Stanley E. Portny
  • Narrated by Gareth Armstrong
  • 5 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In today's time-pressured, cost-conscious global business environment, tight project deadlines and stringent expectations are the norm. Project Management for Dummies shows business professionals what works and what doesn't by examining the field's best practices. You can learn how to organize, estimate, and schedule projects more efficiently. Discover how to manage deliverables, issue changes, assess risks, maintain communications, and live up to expectations by making the most of the latest technology and software and by avoiding common problems that can trip up even the best project managers.
This adaptation includes:

The latest methods to manage resources and stay on track and within budget
Coverage for dealing with the pros and cons of virtual teams
Tips and information on setting realistic expectations and meeting everyone's needs
Methods and strategies to get tasks done with minimal staff
Tips and advice for motivating a project team
The latest concepts and fundamentals behind best-practice project management techniques
The mindset and skill set of today's most effective project managers - what it really takes to guarantee a successful project
Information on how to involve project audiences by conducting a Stakeholder Analysis
Trends and tough project types
Assessment tools to determine strengths and weaknesses for everything from choosing software to selecting a project team
Tactics for team motivation and the hottest risk management strategies


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Customer Reviews

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Best Project Management book so far

I have listened to every Project Management book I can find. This is the best one I have found so far. Well done accurate and effectively communicated.
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- Tim Tuohy "Tp2e"

Simply great info on project management

This is an excellent book on project management. I have been working with project management for many years and I did not have high expectations for this “…for dummies” listen, but I was very positively surprised.
The UK version I listened to is very well narrated. The book is well organized and full of good explanations from anything on how to start a project till how to end it - and everything in between. Each chapter is in its right, timed place, again very well explained and exemplified. Many ideas on what to keep in mind when this or that happens.
If there is one book to read on project management, I would recommend this overview book. From this book as a primer it is easy to find and understand information on project management generally.
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- Gvido "I love audio books! From science to fiction, business to history. Stories, novels, fairytales, descriptions, guides, explanations, etc."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-17-2014
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd