—Bob McGannon, Director, Mindavation
"Finally, there is a book that describes the theoretical and practical applications of project schedule and cost planning and control covering the how and what it means for two difficult practical problems in all projects. This book explains, simply and practically, how to produce a schedule, create an estimate, and then execute the project. It is definitely an important resource for the new or experienced PM."
—Joe R. "Chip" Stilwell, Stilwell and Associates of the USA, Inc.
Schedule and cost control are the key elements of successful project management. Yet, over 80% of all projects start with underestimated schedules and costs and are doomed to exceed projections before they begin. This clear and concise book demonstrates how to establish realistic estimates for successful project completion. It illustrates how to control a project’s schedule and costs, but more importantly, it shows the reader how to develop the project’s plans and processes so that controlling the schedule and costs are achievable goals.
The role of the project manager continues to become more diverse and demanding, placing strong project management skills in high demand. This in-depth introductory guide offers aspiring project managers the essential fundamentals of project management. Fully revised since the previous version, this new edition includes updated project management methods and practices as well as new examples and study questions. Project management guru Kim Heldman presents you with a clear, concise, and enjoyable writing style so that you can approach project management from a practical?rather than theoretical?standpoint.Serves as an introduction to the fundamentals of project management Provides completely updated and revised material on project management methods and practices Features new examples and study questions Addresses how to create project schedules and budgets and define project goals Covers project management principles, Project Management Institute?s project management standards, and practical application of project management for the workplace
Whether you're considering a career in project management or simply wish to expand your understanding of general project management principles, Project Management JumpStart, Third Edition is ideal reading.
he shows you this power. Translated into the image and language of
contemporary life, James Taylor makes the poetry of the psalms live
Taylor is a master at finding God in the stuff of ordinary life. He
teaches the way Jesus taught -- by telling stories about everyday
things: an old song remembered from years ago, an arthritic pet cat, a
lost contact lens. Along the way, he opens our eyes, ears, minds, and
hearts, to the discovery that God is not only present in religious
ceremonies, but in everything we do, whether we're studying the universe
or diapering a baby, taking out the garbage or playing touch football.
At any time, God may be telling us something new, or helping us to
understand something old. The first book in Taylor's "Everyday" series, An Everyday God remains a rewarding guide to spiritual growth.