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How to Run Successful Projects in Web Time By Fergus O'Connell

How to Run Successful Projects in Web Time by Fergus O'Connell

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The author compares the movie industry and high-tech industries with regard to project management. He believes that the way to shorten projects is to find the critical path and often project management software doesn't provide such crucial information.

How to Run Successful Projects in Web Time Summary

How to Run Successful Projects in Web Time by Fergus O'Connell

The author compares the movie industry and high-tech industries with regard to project management. He believes that the way to shorten projects is to find the critical path and often project management software doesn't provide such crucial information.

About Fergus O'Connell

Fergus O'Connell graduated with a First in Mathematical Physics from University College Cork. Since founding ETP (Eyes on the Prize), his own project management company, in 1992, he has taught thousands of managers in his unique seminars and worked with major corporations around the world. With 24 years in the computer industry, 21 spent in project management roles, this best-selling author wrote the highly-regarded book How to Run Successful High-Tech Project-Based Organizations (Artech House, 1999).

Table of Contents

Preface. Acknowledgments. Introduction. Part One: First Things First - You Must Really Want To Do It - Introduction. How Much Planning Do We Actually Do? And Now the Bad News. So Why Do Projects Take So Much Time? How the Movies Do It - Shooting Movies in the Shortest Possible Time. Multitasking.And the Result of All This? Convincing the Others - Introduction. Building A Profit Model. Show Them the Money. What if it Runs Over? Reference. Part Two: Answer the Need- Identify the Right Project - Introduction. What's Our Project? Will This Keep the Stakeholders Happy? Worked Example. References.Part Three: Build the Plan- Identify the Work To Be Done - How to Build a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS). How to Build a WBS From Reusable Components. Estimating. Worked Example. Jobs, Dependencies, Effort. Summary. References. Add in the Project Management - Introduction. A Rule of Thumb. Worked Example. What If I Don't Have Enough Time? References. Get People To Do the Work - Introduction. People. Peoples' Availability. Strengths and Weaknesses. Worked Example. Put Contingency Into the Plan - Introduction. Putting Contingency in the Plan. Worked Example. Reference. Do a Risk Analysis - Introduction. Doing a Risk Analysis. Worked Example. Reference. Part Four: Turbocharge the Plan-Prepare To Shorten the Plan - Introduction. The Strip Board. Worked Example. Reference. Shorten the Plan - Introduction. Worked Example. Epilogue. Sell the Plan- Introduction. The Team.The Powers-That-Be.Worked Example-Pitching to the Team. Worked Example-Pitching to the Higher-Ups. References. Part Five: Execute the Plan- Monitor, Control, and Report - Monitoring and Control. Continue to Shorten the Project. Where to Put Your Project Management Effort. Status Reporting. Worked Example. References. Do a Post-Mortem - Introduction. Worked Example-The Informal Post-Mortem. Worked Example- The Real Post-Mortem. Introduction. Reference. Part Six: Bringing It All Together- Run Multiple Projects - Introduction. Worked Example. References. Implementing These Ideas in Your Organization - Where Do I Start? How Do I Continue? Bibliography - Other References. About the Author. Index.

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GOR001771743
9781580531658
1580531652
How to Run Successful Projects in Web Time by Fergus O'Connell
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Artech House Publishers
2000-11-30
266
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