Learn best practices and proven methods from project management pros—and apply these new found skills with Microsoft Project 2010.
In Successful Project Management: Applying Best Practices and Real-World Techniques with Microsoft Project (Microsoft Press, $34.99 USD), project management expert and veteran author Bonnie Biafore shows you how to manage projects efficiently and effectively, shares the real-world experiences of project managers in several industries, and shows you how to put the best practices and hard-won lessons of experts to work using powerful Project 2010 tools.
“Project management skills can help people advance in their careers, keep their jobs, or get a new job,” says Biafore. “Yet most project management textbooks are dry and difficult to get through. I wanted to write a book about project management that was easy to read and engaging, but also provided practical and pragmatic advice for project managers.”
With Successful Project Management, you will learn to:
- Work effectively with project stakeholders, management, and team members
- Define scope, objectives, and deliverables
- Estimate work, choose resources, build project schedules, and track progress
- Accurately estimate project costs and work with a budget
- Identify and manage project changes and risks
- Balance project variables without sacrificing quality
- Document project history and lessons-learned to help improve future projects
About the Author
Bonnie Biafore has always been fascinated with math in its practical and more esoteric forms. She writes excellent and entertaining books about personal finance, investing, accounting, and project management. Her NAIC Stock Selection Handbook won major awards from the Society of Technical Communication and APEX Awards for Publication Excellence (but the raves she receives from beginning investors mean much more to her).
Bonnie is also the author of O’Reilly’s Online Investing Hacks, Quicken 2009: The Missing Manual, and Microsoft Project 2007: The Missing Manual. She writes a monthly column called WebWatch for Better Investing magazine and is a regular contributor to http://www.interest.com. As a consultant, she manages projects for clients and wins accolades for her ability to herd cats.