Project Management Demystified
By Geoff Reiss
Routledge – 2007 – 224 pages
Concise, practical and entertaining to read, this excellent introduction to project management is an indispensable book for professionals and students working in or studying project management in business, engineering or the public sector.
This third edition contains expanded sections on programme management, portfolio management, and the public sector. An entirely new chapter covers the evaluation, analysis and management of risks and issues. A much expanded section explores the rise and utilization of methodologies like Prince2.
'If you are new or relatively new to project management and you plan to have one book … this is the one you should have.' – Martin Barnes, President of the Association of Project Management
'A user friendly approach … The linkages with human resources material and financial resources makes for added value.' – Chris Collins, University of Huddersfield, UK
'For managers who want to understand the key elements of setting up a project and ensuring on-time completion, the book is a straightforward guide and very readable.' – Lecturer, Norwich City College, UK
'Provides an interesting perspective on the profession of project management that will amuse and prepare people embarking on their careers.'
-Project Management Tipoffs
1. Setting the Stage 2. Getting the Words in the Right Order 3. Nine Steps to a Successful Project 4. The Scope of the Project and its Objectives 5. Project Planning 6. A Fly on the Wall 7. Resource Management 8. Progress Monitoring and Control 9. Governance and Methodologies 10. Advanced Critical-Path Topics 11. The People Issues 12. Programme Management 13. Issue and Risk Management 14. Terminology Appendix 1: Sources of Additional Information
Geoff Reiss is a freelance project and programme management mentor and Honorary President of ProgM, the Programme Management Special Interest Group. He is a Fellow of the Association of Project Management. He has extensive experience in a wide range of industries and has grown into the project management specialism over a varied career.