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PROJECT MANAGEMENT GUIDEBOOK

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ISBN 0-473-10445-8

About this ebook
Hi and thank you for downloading this free ebook from www.Method123.com This ebook helps you to manage projects more successfully by describing each of the steps in the Project Lifecycle. Every phase, activity and task is described, helping you to apply a best practice approach to managing your project. If you want to deliver your projects on time and within budget, then this short ebook will give you the knowledge you’re looking for. By reading it you will learn how to initiate, plan, execute and close projects properly. You’ll also learn how to manage time, cost, quality, change, risk and issues. And finally, you’ll learn how to manage staff, customers and suppliers. For the complete set of project management templates which complement this ebook, see www.Method123.com There you will find a comprehensive suite of templates to help you complete every step in the project lifecycle.

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This ebook has been provided to you free of charge, on the condition that it’s not copied, modified, published, sold, re-branded, hired out or otherwise distributed for commercial purposes. We’ve used stenography techniques to identify copying.

Please feel free to distribute this ebook to anyone you like, including peers, friends and team members, to help them to achieve project management success. We hope you find it valuable…. Kind regards

Jason Westland, CEO

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Table of Contents
1. Introduction .................................................................................. 4 1.1 Welcome ......................................................................................................... 4 1.2 What is a Project? ............................................................................................ 4 1.3 What is Project Management? ........................................................................... 4 2.1 Initiation ........................................................................................................ 7 2.1.1 Develop Business Case ............................................................................. 7 2.1.2 Perform Feasibility Study .......................................................................... 7 2.1.3 Establish Terms of Reference .................................................................... 7 2.1.4 Appoint Project Team ............................................................................... 7 2.1.5 Set up Project Office ................................................................................ 8 2.1.6 Perform Phase Review .............................................................................. 8 2.2 Planning .......................................................................................................... 8 2.2.1 Develop Project Plan ................................................................................ 8 2.2.2 Develop Resource Plan ............................................................................. 8 2.2.3 Develop Financial Plan ............................................................................. 8 2.2.4 Develop Quality Plan ................................................................................ 9 2.2.5 Develop Risk Plan .................................................................................... 9 2.2.7 Develop Communications Plan ................................................................ 10 2.2.8 Develop Procurement Plan...................................................................... 10 2.2.9 Contract Suppliers.................................................................................. 10 2.2.10 Perform Phase Review .......................................................................... 10 2.3 Execution...
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