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Counter A STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO HELP YOU MANAGE ANY PROJECT Getting Started in Project Management Whether working on an international project for a Fortune 500 company or organizing a family reunion, project management is essential to ensure timely and efficient completion of any project. Using their CORE Project Management™ methodology (Collaborative, Open architecture, Results-oriented, Easy-to-use), management consultants Paula Martin and Karen Tate provide a solid foundation for anyone looking to learn or enhance their project management skills. This easy-to-follow and highly accessible guide introduces the four phases of project management-project initiation, planning, execution, and closeout-and what it takes to successfully complete each phase. Besides outlining the project management process, this book teaches you how to utilize the tools that drive it. From using an issue list for planning to creating an effective project team, Getting Started in Project Management provides proven methods for executing any project that comes your way. Quickly learn: The seven keys to project management success • Different approaches to the process: directive or participatory project management • How to assess risk and avoid pitfalls by identifying them early on • Scheduling and budgeting techniques that will keep your project on time and on the money • Project management is a valuable component of both professional and personal life. Take this opportunity to improve your skill set with guidance from the most respected individuals in the field.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Project management