From the Author
This is very much an introductory guide to project management. It was written for someone who has a project to run, but is not quite sure how to go about it.
I wrote it to be straightforward and practical - but it really works! The sort of person I had in mind when writing it was either a professional manager who has lots of experience, but has not been responsible for a project before - or someone delivering a project in their private life, such as renovating a house, who wants a process to help them get through the work. It is, as the title implies, a step-by-step guide, walking you through the whole lifecycle of a project. It will also be interesting to anyone who wants to train people in a simple but effective project management approach. It is probably less relevant to professional project managers, unless you are at the very start of your career.
From the Back Cover
The proven, practical guide to running a successful project, every time
This straightforward and insightful approach gives results. It provides enough structure to ensure visibility and reliable delivery without smothering you with paperwork. It's no nonsense real change for the real world. Matthew Dearden, CEO, BT Directories
Youve got an important project to run. You need to know what to do, in what order, to make sure it all runs smoothly. You want to come out of it with the desired result, and looking good. This book is for you.
Project Management Step by Step is the proven, practical guide to running a highly successful project, one step at a time. It breaks down the management of the project into easy stages that will ensure you cover everything, at the right time, to bring about a successful delivery.
Refreshingly jargon-free, its a book for anybody who doesnt need in-depth theory and principles of various project management techniques, but rather just wants a foolproof guide to making sure their project runs smoothly, on time and to budget. It offers an approach robust enough to ensure your success, but simple enough to be immediately applicable.
This is the fast track guide to becoming a competent and polished project manager.
A great approach, simple to understand, yet powerful in application. It delivers the project results! Dave Keighley, Managing Director Operations and Logistics, Virgin Media