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Technical project management in living and geometric order


  • Contributor: University of Wisconsin; BC Open Textbook Project; BCcampus

    "This book is organized around the fifteen lessons of a Technical Project Management course, with an emphasis on the connections between the various stages and practices of technical project management. After all, in practice, a project manager must continually draw on a wide base of knowledge, connecting, for instance, effective negotiating techniques with best practices for scheduling and resource allocation. No phase of a project unfolds in complete isolation from other phases of the project. Everything is connected. Our goal in this book is to create doors and windows in the normally self-contained silos of activities involved in technical project management, drawing connections between planning and risk management, between risk management and ethics, between ethics and supply chain management, just to name a few of the many connections you will read about in this book"--BCcampus website.

    • Project management foundations: principles and concepts
    • Project selection and portfolio management
    • Project initiation, scope, and structure
    • Proposals and contracts
    • Team formation, team management, and project leadership
    • Project planning
    • Project scheduling
    • Managing project risks
    • Managing project value, budgets, and costs
    • Allocating and managing constrained resources
    • Project monitoring, analytics, and control
    • Improving project performance through project reviews
    • Critical project management skills: negotiation
    • Personal and organizational project management growth
    • Putting it all together.
    Original Publisher: Madison, WI, University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Language(s): English
    Collection(s)/Series: BC Open Textbooks