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Project Management

An Executive’s Guide to Configuration Management

Author : Holmes, William H
Bio : William Holmes, has been an executive in the United States Federal Sector for 14 years and has been extensively involved in managing large and complex international IT projects. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Finance from Augusta State University and has a Master’s Certificate in both Project Management and Program Management from George Washington University. Mr. Holmes completed his Senior Executive Fellowship Program at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and holds the Project Management Professional, Program Management Professional, and Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner certifications. He is a sought-after speaker and has presented to worldwide audiences, he has provided consultative assistance to multiple worldwide tax jurisdictions, and is a skilled Project Management Professional certification instructor.
ISBN : 9781631578373
Publish Date : 2017/4/26
Page Count : 8
Description :
Projects are increasingly important as organizations expand their reliance on them to deliver strategic priorities. Executives and senior managers around the world find themselves responsible for delivering high-profile, high-risk projects with no background to ensure they are run correctly. This article explains Configuration Management and provides a high-level overview of supporting Project Management principles.

Short Guide to Project Management

Author : Croft, Chris
Bio : Christ Croft has an enginering degree from Cambridge and an MBA
ISBN : 9781631577406
Publish Date : 2017/2/2
Page Count : 8
Description :
Deliver your projects on time and on budget. Based upon the Association of Project Managers (APM) method, and condensing all the most useful nuggets from PMBOK, this book talks you through how to plan and run a project successfully. No maths, nothing complicated, just the things you need to know. The book covers: * Traps to avoid when agreeing to do a project * Kick off meetings * The three methods for getting all of the tasks listed * Granularity * How to estimate the time and cost required for tasks * Contingency – how much is needed? * Critical paths * The options if your project is going to take too long * Gantt charts * How to assess the risks of a project, and the two options for mitigating risk * Monitoring progress * Predicting the finished cost based on a combination of the current spend and the progress made * The options for a project which is running late * The three crimes of rescheduling * The questions that need to be asked at the review.