Project Management For Small Projects (2nd Edition) – Sandra Rowe

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The book Project Management For Small Projects (2nd Edition) by Sandra Rowe provides the tools to manage your small projects as a part of a bigger program.

Overview of the book Project Management For Small Projects (2nd Edition) by Sandra Rowe

The first edition of Project Management for Small Projects featured scalable and adaptive project management procedures, tools, and methodologies. Project managers gained an understanding of how to handle small projects prudently and realistically via a planned, disciplined approach. This new version is completely revised to match the PMBOK Guide, Fifth Edition, while maintaining a balance between the unique demands of small projects and project management technique.

Project Management For Small Projects (2nd Edition)
Project Management For Small Projects (2nd Edition) – Sandra Rowe

Project managers that are adept at managing and leading their own projects are increasingly being asked to collaborate with other project managers to lead individual program components. Along with process management and team leadership, project managers must now understand how to interact and exchange expertise with other project managers. A new chapter on program management provides critical insights and direction for managing a set of connected small projects in a coordinated manner in order to achieve advantages and control not attainable via individual project management.

The contents of this Project Management for Small Projects book including:

PART 1: PROJECT MANAGEMENT DISCIPLINE

Chapter 1: Introduction to Project Management

  • Project Overview
  • What Is Project Management?
  • The Value of Project Management in Small Projects

Chapter 2: Concerns for Small Projects

  • Challenges for Small Projects
  • Problems of Lacking Project Management

Chapter 3: Managing & Leading Small Projects

  • Difference Between Management & Leadership
  • Managing Small Projects
  • Leading Small Projects
  • Managing & Leading a Project
  • Managing & Leading Simple Projects

Chapter 4: Pre-Project Activities

  • Statement of Work
  • Project Request

PART 2: SMALL PROJECTS MANAGEMENT PROCESS

Chapter 5: Process Overview

  • Project Life Cycle
  • Deliverables
  • Small Projects Management Process
  • PALM Principle

Chapter 6: Initiating

  • Initiating Process Summary
  • Initiating Process Steps
  • Project Charter
  • Project Roles & Responsibilities

Chapter 7: Planning for Small Projects

  • Planning Process Summary
  • Planning Process Steps

Chapter 8: Planning for Simple Projects

Planning Steps:

  • Step 1: Prepare for Planning Activities
  • Step 2: Collect Requirements
  • Step 3: Develop Scope Statement
  • Step 4: Develop a WBS
  • Step 5: Develop an Action Plan or To-Do List
  • Step 6: Plan Project Communications

Chapter 9: Controlling

  • Controlling Process Summary
  • Controlling Process Activities
  • Action Items

Chapter 10: Closing

  • Closing Process Summary
  • Closing Process Steps

PART 3: ADDITIONAL DISCIPLINE

Chapter 11: Managing Multiple Small Projects

  • Multiple Project Overview

Chapter 12: Projects as Part of a Program

  • Project Activities & Collaboration
  • Knowledge Sharing

Chapter 13: Building Effective Teams

  • Teams for a Small Project
  • Team Charter
  • Effective Team Meetings
  • The Tuckman Model
  • Facilitation Tools

Chapter 14: The Power of One

  • What Is the Power of One?
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Realizing the Power of One
  • Time Management

Chapter 15: Transitioning to Larger Projects

  • Project Management Skills
  • Leadership Skills
  • People, Process, & Technology

Meet your author Sandra Rowe – PhD, PMP, MBA, MSCIS

Sandra Rowe
Sandra Rowe – PhD, PMP, MBA, MSCIS

Sandra Rowe has more than 25 years of expertise in the project management field. In addition to overseeing information technology and process improvement projects, she has also been responsible for establishing project management procedures, tools, and methods, as well as conceiving, producing, and delivering project management training courses. It is her experience as a graduate-level project management instructor that has prompted her to talk often on project management procedures, small-project project management, the project office, knowledge exchange, and project lessons learned.

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