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Basics of Good Project Management

Table of Contents      


What is a Project?

  • What is Project Management?
  • The PMBOK® Guide
  • Organizational Project Management
  • Portfolio/Programs/Project Management
  • Project Activities


Starting Phase – Why?

  • Project Charter
  • Sponsor
  • Constraints
  • Stakeholder


Planning Phase  

  • Planning – What?
  • Requirements
  • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  • Product Backlog
  • Risks
  • Costs  


Planning – How?

  • Predictive Approach
  • Adaptive Approach
  • Rolling Wave
  • Progressive Elaboration
  • Communication


Planning – When?

  • Critical Path
  • Critical Chain


Planning – Who?

  • Project team
  • Virtual Team
  • Global Project Teams


Performing Phase 


Performing Phase – Do 

  • Communication
  • Team Development and Management
  • Documentation


Performing Phase – Monitor 

  • Monitoring Progress
  • Variance Analysis
  • Managing Change
  • Change Requests
  • Definition of Done


Closing Phase

  • Accept Results  
  • Finish the Paperwork
  • Transition the Result
  • Celebrate


Project Manager Competencies

  • Knowledge of Project Management
  • Experience
  • Personal Attributes
  • Two Key Traits
  • Project Management Interpersonal Skills
  • Knowledge and Skills


Code of Ethics

  • Four Values


Champion of Change


Recommended Reading



About the Authors



Basic of Good Project Management Book

Project management is a discipline that is in great and ever-increasing demand across all industries and at business organizations of all sizes.

It is so ubiquitous now that it has evolved from a specialized technical skill to a life skill.

Despite its wide proliferation, there remain key concepts that apply to all projects, regardless of size or budget. This book will outline these key principles to help readers understand what is involved in successfully managing a project, from initiating and planning, to monitoring and controlling the effort and, ultimately to the final completion of the project.

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Greta BlashFounder, course developer and senior instructor
Greta has extensive experience developing and teaching Project Management, MS Project, Agile and Business Analysis courses
Steve BlashFounder, course developer, senior instructor, speaker
Experience with IT agile, project management, PMO and aligning business strategies with project objectives

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