- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 610 KB
- Print Length: 126 pages
- Publisher: Plumbline Publishing Group; 1 edition (20 Nov. 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00ACXP2TO
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #584,100 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Managing Your First Project: Project Management Quick Start Kindle Edition
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Mr. Ghantt makes a simple point: pretty much any endeavor we undertake in order to achieve something specific, can be considered a project. As such, proper preparation, planning and management can reduce expenditures of time, money, save a lot of frustration, and increase the chances of successful completion. To show how to go about it, and to make it easier for the reader, book is broken into two parts. First part provides a summary of the key project management topics, with numerous examples. Second part consists of a handy 'step by step' guide that covers how to apply these concepts at every phase of a project. The book is logically structured, starts with basic concepts (Triple Constraint + One) and builds on that. The prose is relatively simple, with some sprinkling of terminology that is thankfully not too difficult to understand or follow.
The book is a relatively short read, however, the sheer level of information it provides is such that you will find yourself re-reading some of chapters quiet often.
Highly Recommended for those of us who are serious about completing what we've started.
Delivery gets 1 star. The book is in desperate need of proofreading: sentences are just cut off, there are major typos and grammatical errors that change the meaning meaning of ghantt's thoughts and make other ones just downright confusing.
This is a 5-star book for sure if ghantt updates it with major edits.
Mr. Ghantt breaks up the guide in to two primary parts. Part one is the summary of key topics that you can reference easily and part two is a step-by-step approach to the project management steps needed for most projects.
A very detailed guide from the basics of Project Management to working with the project specifically such as phases and life cycle, communication and planning in part one. And, in-depth guidance for the initiation and planning phases, product implementation, monitoring and controlling the project to the project closure. I am not a Project Manager, but for this "outsider's" eyes, I sense this guide will be tremendously helpful for those who are in project management.
Thomas Gantt's `Managing your First Project' enables you to take that learned, knowledgeable shortcut--with this book, you no longer have to close your eyes, cross your fingers, and hope for the best. At least, you'll know how to do things that can save you a lot of trouble, such as assess risks, delegate tasks, and decide which aspects should be prioritized in order to ensure the project's completion.
Managing a project, regardless of the actual import (whether you're a member of a huge multinational corporation or just trying to organize an art exhibit for your local organization), says the author, should be fun, but most first-timers in project management emerge from it more or less `damaged'--the grueling tasks that should have been made efficient with the right knowledge can leave a stigma so deep that most people are effectively scared away, swearing never to handle any future project ever again.
The book, therefore, not only addresses those issues, but effectively helps people have a pleasant experience with project management. And the author, Thomas Gantt, is more than competent to show the way--an experienced project manager who has worked with multiple businesses and industries for more than a decade, Gantt knows how to walk the walk, so to speak. What's more, he writes in an easy to understand language that everyone can understand and appreciate.
Project management is becoming an increasingly vital field of expertise, mainly because everyone is engaged in a project in one form or another. Get a copy of `Managing your First Project' and save yourself from a lot of trouble. Highly recommended!