This practical book provides entry-level project tools and skills for newcomers to project management. It helps student teams become more effective at doing course projects by learning and applying project management tools and techniques. It also provides invaluable skills that students can utilize when they enter the workplace. Chapters focusing on project initiation and planning are followed by coverage of the human resource issues involved in project leadership and how to write up project reports. Appendices introduce the use of earned value analysis and show how critical paths are calculated.
Chapter 1: Introduction
- Project Fundamentals 4
- Overview of Book 7
- Chapters 2–5: Fundamentals of Project Initiation and Planning 7
- Chapters 6–8: Fundamentals of Project Leadership 9
- Chapter 9: Writing Project Reports 10
- Summary 10
- Endnotes 11
- Key Terms 12
[Page 2]Interest in and demand for project management has increased a great deal over the past 20 years. This increase in interest and demand can be seen in a number of ways. One way is in the number ...