Effective Project Management in easy steps

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Effective Project Management in easy steps, 2nd Edition
Effective Time Management in easy steps

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9781840784466-effective-project-managementBy John Carroll
Publication date: February 10th, 2012
Pages: 192
ISBN: 978-1-84078-446-6

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About the book

Effective Project Management in easy steps will show you how to make sure your project is successful. It focuses on the key skills a manager needs to develop for a smooth running project, and a timely arrival at the finishing line.

It includes examples for most key documents such as the terms of reference, business case and project plan. It addresses team building and good communications. It covers the typical project stages with helpful lists of applicable tasks and deliverables, which effectively provides a blueprint for planning an entire project.

This up-to-date primer covers all key trends in project management including a chapter on Agile Project Management.

If you're a first time project manager, let this book take you through the essential project stages in easy steps, and take note of the applicable tasks and deliverables.

If you're an experienced project manager, this book provides a valuable source of inspiration for making projects run smoothly and satisfactorily. Covering risk-management together with insights on how to plan, lead, organize and control a project - simply a fountain of knowledge!


9781840785593-effective-time-managementEffective Time Management in easy steps

By John Carroll
Publication date: July 31, 2012
Pages: 192
ISBN: 978-1-84078-559-3

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About the book

Are you struggling to stay afloat in a sea of paperwork, emails, meetings and an ever-growing to-do list?  Are you working longer and longer hours in a vain attempt to catch up and, any time you do, they drop another pile of work on you?  Don’t worry, you are not alone and help is at hand.

You don’t need work to longer hours or even harder, you need to work smarter by making the time you spend at work really effective.  You can do it and you will be amazed at how much more you can get done when you optimize your time.  Effective Time Management in easy steps will show you how, not just by working more effectively now but also how to plan your future career.  And you’ll have more free time outside work plus the energy to enjoy it.

This book will show you, in easy steps, how to:

  • Understand what you spend your time on now and how much of it is wasted
  • Identify your long-term goals and plan how to get there
  • Identify the things that really matter and prioritize them
  • How to use your time most effectively and organize your work
  • Understand how to read, write, use the 'phone and manage emails effectively
  • Learn how to say No and deal with interruptions
  • Make meetings more effective
  • Make the most out of home working
  • Reduce stress and make the most out of life
  • Develop your own personal action plan


About the author

John Carroll is a project management consultant with many years’ experience of managing large and small projects, programs and portfolios. Now based in South West England, he has run projects across Europe and the United States. His experience covers most types of organisations including government, higher education, manufacturing industries, pharmaceuticals, software development and the emergency services. He has worked on most types of projects and trained project managers in many different organisations.


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