A Manager's Guide to Project Management: Learn How to Apply by Michael B. Bender

By Michael B. Bender

“Mike Bender has utilized his massive services to crafting straight forward and pragmatic directions on making undertaking administration paintings to your firm. Now it’s as much as you. this can be the way you upload price on your organization.”

Kimi Hirotsu Ziemski, PMP, vice chairman neighborhood relatives, PMI SFBAC; writer, When Opposites Collide: management past Gender;

and contributing writer, PMBOK® Guide, 4th Edition


“Were I an government relocating my association to use new demanding situations, I’d wish this e-book to make sure I in attaining the main out of my venture portfolio. Michael Bender distills the necessities of undertaking administration into what executives want to know with no overwhelming them. He treats tasks as capital investments for executives to accomplish higher returns during this ever difficult financial environment.”

Michael F.Malinowski, PMP, IT supervisor, Exelon company; and writer, IT upkeep: utilized undertaking Management


THE FIRST EXECUTIVE’S consultant to forcing higher ORGANIZATIONAL price via venture MANAGEMENT!


• Align undertaking administration with enterprise strategy

• select the proper initiatives and oversee them effectively

• constitution your company to advertise greater venture decision-making

• deal with a number of tasks in complicated globalized environments


As an govt, you recognize there’s just one cause to begin a undertaking: so as to add worth. Now there’s a undertaking administration publication that stocks your viewpoint: a ebook that is helping you optimize the price of initiatives and venture administration all through your company. best undertaking administration advisor Michael Bender finds tips to confirm your entire tasks totally help your objectives and run successfully from begin to end. Bender indicates the right way to use balanced portfolio ideas to force greatest price from each undertaking, systematically decrease danger in tough-to-manage globalized environments, and increase organizational functionality via strategic outsourcing. As an govt, you understand the rewards or undergo the penalty of venture effects. listed below are the instruments you want to get the implications you’re after—and get them consistently.

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A project manager needs two kinds of estimates: effort and duration. Effort is the actual amount of dedicated work time a person applies to an activity. Duration is the amount of time the task takes on a calendar. As an executive, you need to know these key concepts about estimating: ■ The earlier in the project the estimate is given, the less accurate it is. ■ Project archives help in estimating by providing the team with actual results of earlier projects. ■ Those responsible and accountable for the tasks should estimate them.

This determines two key planning elements: ■ The shortest possible time to do the project ■ The makeup of the perfect project team The project manager then attempts to acquire the perfect team. After negotiations for resources conclude, the project manager must adjust the project plan to account for resource limitations—extending the project’s duration. This is called resource leveling. As an executive manager, you recognize that resources are tight and that many other organizational activities also need resources.

Manage The project manager and project management team manage project execution in this stage. The primary outputs or deliverables are status reports and forecasts. Note the dotted line returning to planning. When the plans change, the project management team must revise the plan to keep it up-to-date. Build This stage represents the project team developing the products or performing the services defined in the project. The primary outputs for this stage are the project’s deliverables. Close At first glance, the closing stage appears purely administrative.

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