Suppose you are a rising star at work and the boss has given you your first assignment to head up
a project. Depending on the nature of the project and what kind of work you do, you might have to
engage in a variety of tasks that you haven't tackled before, such as assembling a team to
complete the project on time and on budget, mapping out a plan and monitoring your progress at
key steps along the way, using appropriate planning tools such as project management software
or wall charts, and keeping your team motivated and on target....
Introduction Acknowledgments Lesson 1. So You're Going to Manage a Project? The Elements of a Project Project Planning Implementation Control Possible Project Players Lesson 2. What Makes a Good Project Manager? A Doer, not a Bystander Many Hats All the Time Principles To Steer You Seven Ways to Succeed as a Project Manager Seven Ways to Fail as a Project Manager Lesson 3.
A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) is a book which presents a set of standard terminology and guidelines for project management. The Fourth Edition (2008) was recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an American National Standard (ANSI/PMI 99-001-2008) and by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers — IEEE 1490-2011.[
The Project Management Institute, Inc. (PMI) standards and guideline publications, of which the document
contained herein is one, are developed through a voluntary consensus standards development process. This
process brings together volunteers and/or seeks out the views of persons who have an interest in the topic
covered by this publication.
Project management office (PMO) has a strong supply-side role in ensuring all projects
are delivered successfully, but this requires involvement in decisions about whether the investment
is likely to succeed. It therefore provides advice to the governance group on business cases, risks and
project performance. It also has a policing or regulatory role in ensuring projects and programmes
conform to agreed standards and best practices. It should have staff who are business matter
experts (BMEs) as well as SMEs. The use of the PMO services by project managers is mandated.
The goal of this book is to provide a step-by-step guideline for managing projects in
general, and managing distance education projects in particular. It is directed at two
audiences, namely, practitioners who find themselves having to run numerous
projects, both big and small, on a day-to-day basis, and open and distance learning
practitioners who are team members of projects within their institutions.
The writers are also hopeful that the book will be useful to aspiring professionals
whose wish is to undertake specific projects.
With each project, unique tasks are completed in a specified period and contribute to
the final result. In contrast, ongoing operations are continuous and do not have a
designated end date of completion. People assigned to a specific project may come from
different parts of an organization or even from outside the organization; after completion
of the project, these people will go to other projects or back to the original functions in
their organizations (Levy, 1994).
Chapter 5 - Estimating project times and costs. The main contents of the chapter consist of the following: Factors influencing the quality of estimates; estimating guidelines for times, costs, and resources; top-down versus bottom-up estimating; methods for estimating project times and costs; level of detail; types of costs; refining estimates; creating a database for estimating.
The main contents of chapter 5 consist of the following: Factors influencing the quality of estimates; estimating guidelines for times, costs, and resources; top-down versus bottom-up estimating; methods for estimating project times and costs; level of detail; types of costs; refining estimates; creating a database for estimating.
The risk management processes described in this book had their genesis well over 20 years ago when I accepted a position at the University of Southampton. There I met and worked with Dr Chris Chapman, already an acknowledged expert in project risk, with an established relationship with BP and an extensive client base in Canada. Chris involved me in his consulting activities in North America, primarily associated with quantitative risk analyses of large projects in the hydroelectric and the oil and gas industries....
in one form or another. Sensitivity analysis or scenario planning for a project or economic appraisal
are familiar examples, as are assessing the contingency allowance in a cost estimate or budget,
buying insurance, revising contract provisions or undertaking community consultation during project
The Project Board is the executive authority of a project. It authorizes the project
to proceed, change direction or stop. It enters in to a contract with the Project
Manager through the Project Initiation, Project and Stage Plans, to provide the
executive support and resources required to execute a project which will deliver the
specified products to schedule and budget. In effect, the Project Board acts as the
project guardians, enabling the Project Manager and Project Team to do their job
protected "from the arrows of outrageous fortune".
A decision support system (DSS) will be developed, using the results of the MRB model system and other
existing watershed DSSs to enable decision-making about investments in watershed management, aquatic
ecosystem restoration, water quality, water quantity, and groundwater management measures in the MRB.
The DSS will be explicitly designed to meet sponsor needs. The DSS will be linked to the Basin GIS to
enable visualization of the spatial arrangement of management measures.
A second element of Project Management software is the PERT (Program
Evaluation and Review Technique) chart. The PERT chart isn’t new either. It
was originally developed for the US Navy in the late 1950s to track the
building of missiles. The PERT chart shows the tasks it takes to get a job
done and how tasks are interrelated. One discovers which tasks, if not done
on schedule, can slow an entire project down. Using the dinner for 200, one
cannot invite people to the dinner until the hall is rented and one cannot
More importantly, the handbook is meant to be practical, and usable at various levels
of distance education systems. What immediately comes to mind is the Virtual
University of the Small States of the Commonwealth (VUSSC). The VUSSC is a
developing and vibrant institution, and the present volume serves as a contribution to
the commonwealth of knowledge that the VUSSC epitomises.
Readers are urged to consult other readings to augment their insights. This will result
in a considerable depth and sophistication in the use of project management skills
Hossein Hassani is a lecturer at the University of Kurdistan-Hawler since 2007. He joined UKH after
nearly twenty years of experience in software industry. He has been teaching different modules such
as Project Management, Advanced Database, Software Engineering, Object Oriented Programming,
Management Information Systems, and Human Computer Interaction.
Multi-Storey Steel Buildings is one of two design guidelines. Design guidelines second Single-Storey Steel Buildings. Two design guidelines have been produced within the framework of the European project "Creating conditions for market development for the department in the industrial hall and low-rise buildings (SECHALO) RFS2 targets-CT-2008-0030 ".
Securitized instruments are rapidly growing, albeit from a very low base. The most active
instrument is the FIDC (Asset Backed Securities), used to securitize a variety of assets
including trade receivables and loans, as well as expected revenues in infrastructure projects.
CRIs (Mortgage Backed Securities) are used to securitize mainly loans related to sale of real
estate. This product has been one of the fastest growing instruments in Brazil.
The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Atlas is the result of a collaboration
between the World Health Organization, the World Psychiatric Association
Presidential Global Programme on Child Mental Health and the International
Association for Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Allied Professions.
Myron Belfer was the overall project manager for the Child and Adolescent
Mental Health Atlas with the guidance and support of Shekhar Saxena.