Book: Getting Started in Project Management
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
So you’re new to project management. Well, you’re not alone.Lots of people are discovering that project management is atool that can help make their projects more successful. You’veprobably been doing projects for a long time: projects at work—suchas developing a new product, improving a process, implementinga new service—and projects at home—such as planning a weddingor a family reunion. Family vacations and fund–raising events arealso projects.For many people, working on a project is a frustrating experience.Team members can’t agree on what should be done or howto do it. Deadlines are missed. The customer is unhappy. Moraleis poor. It doesn’t have to be this way. Projects can be both fun andsuccessful, if you use an effective method for helping you workthrough the steps of the project. And that’s just what you’re going toget when you read this book: a simple, easy-to-use method for managingany project.The CORE Project Management™ method that you’ll learn willhelp improve the results for all your projects. All you need to do is followthe yellow brick road through the steps we’ll discuss and applythem to a project you’re working on. Voilá. Your project is better organized,you’re more successful, and you’re having fun. It doesn’t getmuch better than that.