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By Kathy Schwalbe

Be aware: purchase the paperback new from amazon.com and get the Kindle model loose as a part of the Kindle MatchBook software! (Sorry, purely works within the U.S. so far.) in accordance with person suggestions, the 5th variation of An creation to undertaking administration offers a separate bankruptcy for making plans integration and scope administration and for making plans time and price administration. extra examples are supplied for growing paintings breakdown buildings and schedules. it's also details on Basecamp, a loose web-based venture administration device, in addition to a person advisor (replaces AtTask in Appendix B). as well as updating many references and examples, this variation maintains to incorporate a number of renowned good points: - Follows the venture administration Institute's PMBOK® consultant, 5th variation (2013) - Has chapters for every technique crew and a accomplished case examine to demonstrate utilizing instruments and methods in the course of the venture existence cycle - contains a consultant for utilizing Microsoft venture 2013 - offers a unfastened trial of MatchWare's MindView enterprise software program (www.matchware.com/intropm), a device for developing brain maps, Gantt charts, and different undertaking files - makes use of real-world examples and references, together with commencing instances and case wrap-ups, examples of what went correct, what went mistaken, media snapshots, most sensible practices, and video highlights in each one bankruptcy - finish of bankruptcy fabrics comprise bankruptcy summaries, fast quizzes, dialogue questions, and workouts, with case experiences supplied in Appendix C -Comprehensive, safe teacher website to be had with lecture slides, answer documents, try banks, and so forth. -Free site comprises over fifty template documents, on-line quizzes and video games, information documents for undertaking 2013, hyperlinks to websites pointed out within the textual content, and lots more and plenty extra stopover at the unfastened significant other site at www.intropm.com.

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Video Highlights The Project Management Institute (PMI) recognizes outstanding performance in project management by announcing a Project of the Year award winner. Their Web site lists winners since 1989, and videos summarize the award-winning projects since 2009. You can watch videos of the following projects: 2011: Prairie Waters Project, Aurora, Colorado, USA submitted by City of Aurora -Aurora Water & CH2M Hill, Inc. 2010: National Ignition Facility Project, Livermore, California, USA submitted by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 2009: Newmont TS Power Plant Project, Nevada, USA submitted by Fluor Enterprises, Inc.

A government agency has a program for children’s services, which includes a project to provide pre-natal care for expectant mothers, a project to immunize newborns and young children, and a project for developmental testing for preschool children, to name a few. Figure 1-5. Example programs A program manager provides leadership and direction for the project managers heading the projects within the program. Program managers also coordinate the efforts of project teams, functional groups, suppliers, and operations staff supporting the projects to ensure that project products and processes are implemented to maximize benefits.

Note that the CHAOS studies mentioned in the What Went Right? and What Went Wrong? examples used this definition of success. The project satisfied the customer/sponsor. Even if the project met initial scope, time, and cost goals, the couple paying for the house might not be satisfied. Perhaps the project manager never returned their calls and was rude to them or made important decisions without their approval. Perhaps the quality of some of the construction or materials was not acceptable. If the customers were not happy about important aspects of the project, it would be deemed a failure based on this criterion.

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