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Teach Yourself Project Management (TY Business Skills) [Paperback]

Phil Baguley
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1 Jan 2003 TY Business Skills
TEACH YOURSELF PROJECT MANAGEMENT is a practical introduction to this essential skill. Written for all readers, it explains and illustrates the what, why, where, when and how of project management in an accessible form. Jargon-free and based on sound theory, with diagrams, useful ideas and pointers to appropriate methods and tools, it's THE book for everyone who wants to develop the skills of effective project management.

By the time you get to the end of this book you will understand not only what a project is but also what you need to do to successfully plan, manage and control that project. By then, if not before, you should be ready to begin, with confidence, the process of managing your own projects.

The eleven chapters will tell you what is - and isn't - a project; how to choose, organise, plan, manage and monitor your project; how to assemble your project team; how to manage your money; how to solve any problems; and how to close your project.

Each chapter contains understandable material that is easily related to your own experience and is full of useful ideas, pointers to appropriate methods and examples.

But this isn't one of those books to be read then put away. Its aim is to enable you to develop and enhance your ability to manage projects, making it a book to revisit - to dip into, refer to or browse over - as your project management experience and skill grow.

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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Teach Yourself; New edition edition (1 Jan 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340867302
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340867303
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 12.9 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 618,951 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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If you are looking for an introduction to the increasingly essential skill of project management then look no further than this book - the perfect guide to planning and organsing projects from start to finish, including creating an effective team and solving problems. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

PHIL BAGULEY is an experienced business writer and lecturer. He has held senior management roles in multinational corporations and worked as a management consultant across Europe.

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Teach Yourself Project Management is a useful and detailed introductory guide for people serious about learning project management. Although it's not an academic book, the focus is definitely on getting to grips with the whole subject of project management, rather than being a 'how-to' guide for managing your current problem project.
Real project management skills are at a premium in most of the organisations I have worked in. In the current IT saturated world, I tend to find about ten people who have Microsoft Project (in itself an excellent program) on their computers for every one person who actually knows about project management as a discipline. This doesn't, of course mean, that they are necessarily bad at managing the projects they work on, but it does mean that they will struggle to transfer their project skills to a different kind of project.
My organisation took on a couple of consultants on a semi-permanent basis as specialist project managers. I spent yesterday afternoon with one of them going through a fairly major project we are working on. Without using any kind of software at all, he took me through all the key factors that would make or break us. Project management was completely ingrained into his system.
I aspire to be like him.
This book is certainly not going to take me to that level. But it has given me a solid grounding in the techniques, the terminology, and the overall approach.
I suppose there is somewhere out there a better, more useful, clearer and more concise book than this on the subject. But, until I find it, I shall continue to cheerfully recommend this one.
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3.0 out of 5 stars 50/50 on this book! 6 July 2013
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Not really sure if has helped me really, there's so much to read, I'm new to project management and am using this book as a guideline while doing our kitchen. It's still an open verdict, to be honest.
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