Mastering Project Management: Applying Advanced Concepts to Systems Thinking, Control & Evaluation, Resource Allocation

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Take charge of your teams and lead them to victory!

For nearly a decade, Mastering Project Management, has been the field's gold standard reference. Now, James Lewis has updated his classic guide, offering both practical, real-world guidance and a focus on higher-level tools and applications that you won't find anywhere else.

This fully revised second edition shows project managers and team leaders from all industries how to ramp up and fine-tune managing skills and bring all projects to a successful completion. Carefully avoiding any overlap from his other popular project management titles, Lewis clearly defines your role as a project manager and outlines the steps to mastering project management.

Lewis has also included the most up-to-date information on today's hot-button topics in the field, providing the know-how you need to:

  • Utilize the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK)
  • Survive “no-win” projects
  • Apply Six Sigma in project management
  • Improve estimating capability
  • Manage project risks
  • Identify customer requirements
  • Control costs
  • Understand systems thinking and apply it to projects

Lewis shows you how to manage multicultural project teams, coach team members for improved performance, and deal effectively with project stakeholders. He gives you an arsenal of tools for utilizing systems thinking, achieving optimal decision-making, reporting project status, and managing project change and configuration control. Lewis also covers the human element, showing you the most effective ways to conduct interviews, manage meetings, conduct performance reviews, and handle vendors and contractors.

If you want to be more than a casual project manager, if you desire to understand every function in your organization, if you aspire to higher management levels, the second edition of Mastering Project Management is your personal guide to success.

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As with any skill, the ability to successfully manage a project-requires expert training and extensive practice. Today, as global business becomes increasingly complex and stakes become higher, project management is finally getting the recognition it deserves - as a profession, distinct from general management. Mastering Project Management takes you deeper than any previous book into the developing project management body of knowledge. This innovative book provides practical guidance on how project managers can deal with: Managing project risk. Managing resources. Improving estimating capability. Meeting customer requirements. Systems thinking. Performance improvement. Cost-schedule control systems criteria. Managing innovation. Managing and improving quality. Mastering Project Management takes you beyond the basic tools for planning, scheduling, and control,. and to the next level of project management expertise, guiding you through every skill listed above, and more! It ensures that - whether you are employed specifically as a project manager of whether you have a critical project dropped in your lap at the last minute - you will be prepared to take control and guide each porject to a successful finish.

About the Author:

James P. Lewis, Ph.D., is founder of The Lewis Institute, Inc. As one of today’s most recognized and respected authorities in project management, Dr. Lewis has trained more than 30,000 supervisors and project managers around the globe. He has written extensively for a number of publications, including Training & Development Journal, Apparel Industry Magazine, and Transportation and Distribution Magazine. Dr. Lewis is the author of twelve books, including McGraw-Hill’s Project Planning, Scheduling, and Control, fourth edition, and The Project Manager’s Desk Reference, third edition.

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