Road to Success - Project Management: Project Management - PMP Courseware Avdivaragan Chandrasekaran

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Published: August 1st 2013

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497 pages


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Road to Success - Project Management: Project Management - PMP Courseware  by  Avdivaragan Chandrasekaran

Road to Success - Project Management: Project Management - PMP Courseware by Avdivaragan Chandrasekaran
August 1st 2013 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 497 pages | ISBN: | 3.15 Mb

In recent times, the need for good project management skills is morekeenly felt than ever before due to the impact of globalisation and theever-increasing challenges in executing projects.Project Management is at once a science and an art. It is aMoreIn recent times, the need for good project management skills is morekeenly felt than ever before due to the impact of globalisation and theever-increasing challenges in executing projects.Project Management is at once a science and an art. It is a science becausethere are many scientific techniques available to fine tune projects towardsprofit maximization with a minimal cost structure without compromisingon quality.Project Management is an art because we practice and perfect certainconcepts to evolve a highly skilled methodology to meet the project objectivesefficiently and effectively.Till recently, the emphasis has been on the concept of Management byObjectives (MBO) which focuses on a set of tangible, verifiable andmeasurable goals to motivate people to produce their best rather thancontrolling them.

Nowadays, there has been a paradigm shift to the conceptof Management by Projects (MBP) to encompass the requirements of costreduction, timely completion, profit maximization, quality improvement,etc.The practical study guide ‘Road to Success’ – Project Management, PMP®is aimed at sharpening the project management skills of the aspiring ProjectManagement Professionals, PMP® and guiding them towards certification.‘Road to Success’ – Project Management, PMP® has been modelled on thelines of PMBOK 5th Edition.

We have taken some of the key concepts andtechniques addressed in PMBOK and provided them in a condensed formatalong with many real life scenarios and examples.This book describes all the process groups and knowledge areas as perPMBOK apart from additional chapters like ‘General Management Skills’,‘Operation Research’ and ‘Fundamentals of Costing’. These chapters enableproject managers to acquire basic information which is fundamental to theunderstanding of Project Management principles and techniques.While discussing Project Time Management, a study of PERT/CPM,Simulation Techniques and Decision Making Processes have also beenincluded.

Similarly, while discussing Project Cost Management, EarnedValue Management concepts have also been discussed in great depth toenhance the skills of the readers.Practice questions are included at the end of each chapter to assess theunderstanding and assimilation of the project management concepts by thecandidates. A great deal of thought and planning has gone into each one ofthe questions that can be found on this book. The subject matter expertswho have spent hours coming up with the questions after each topic havedrawn upon their collective experiences in their respective fields to createalmost real life scenarios to test the ability of students to think and act inany given situation.

Answers to these questions are provided at the end ofthe book.The contents of this book have been researched from various sourcesavailable on the subject. A bibliography is provided at the end of the book toillustrate the various books of reference that have been used.



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