Table of contents for Successful project management : a step-by-step approach with practical examples / Milton D. Rosenau, Gregory D. Githens.

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Preface
1. What Is a Project?
Projects Are a Type of Work
Projects Distinguished From Tasks and From Processes
Programs are Collections of Projects 
Project Management Maturity
Integrated Project Management
The Project Management "Hat" is Different From the Technical or Product Management "Hat"
Effective Project Managers Manage Expectations of Stakeholders
A Roadmap of Five Important Program Management Functions
Highlights
Part 1
DEFINING THE GOALS OF A PROJECT
2. Linking the Project to the Product
Strategic Alignment of Projects
The Product Life Cycle and the Project Life Cycle
Project Completion Includes Delivering a Result that Meets the Requirements
The Delivering Organization and the Consuming Organization
All Projects Involve Agreements
Good Boundaries
Taking Action
Highlights
3. Balancing Competing Demands with the Triple Constraint
Many Ways to Measure Project Performance
The Triple Constraint
A Model to Help Evaluate Competing Demands
Adjusting Baseline for Risk
How the Triple Constraint Helps to Explain Three Common Tradeoffs
The Triple Constraint During Control
Other Examples of Balancing Competing Demands: Financial Management
Project Management as a Decision-Making Process
Highlights
4. Contracts, Negotiations, and Proposals
Contracts
Negotiating the Contract
Proposals: a Special Kind of Project
The Proposal Process
Typical Problems
International Projects
Highlights
Part 2
PLANNING A PROJECT
5. Why and How to Plan a Project
Integrated Project Planning
Using Computer Software During Project Planning
"The Plan"
Applying Project Plans During Execution
Project Planning is an Investment, Not an Expense
Highlights
6. The Work Breakdown Structure
The Work Breakdown Structure
The work Package and the WBS Dictionary
Top-down Planning Approach for Developing the WBS
Organizing the WBS for Completeness and Control
Bottom-Up Planning Approach for Developing the WBS
Validating the Work Scope
Work Scope is Fundamental to Project Integration
Highlights
7. Scheduling 
Overview of Scheduling Formats
Bar Charts
Milestones
Network Diagrams
The Network Logic Diagram 
Why Use a Network Diagram?
Computer Software
Helpful Hints
Typical Problems
Highlights
8. Time Estimating and Compressing the Schedule
Types of Time Estimates
Earliest and Latest Start and Finish Times
Typical Problems
Highlights
9. Cost Estimating and Budgeting
Resource Planning
Cost Estimating 
Project Cost System
Budgeting Cost
Computer Software
Typical Problems
Highlights
10. The Impact of Limited Resources
Resources
Computer Software
Time Versus Cost Trade-Off
Typical Problems
Highlights
11. Risk and Contingency
Ten Steps for Team-Based Risk Management
Building a Culture for Good Decision Making
Highlights
Part 3
LEADING THE PEOPLE WHO WORK ON A PROJECT
12. Organizational Design for Delivering Projects
Three Organizational Forms
Other Organizational Forms
The Informal Organization
Typical Problems
Highlights
13. Building the Project Team
Core Team and Extended Team
Staffing Starts with Project Scope
Formal Project Authority
Assigning Personnel to the Project
Sources of Personnel
Compromise
Control
Task Assignments
The Virtual Project Team
Turning a Group Into a True Team
Computer Software
Typical Problems
Highlights
14. Organizing the Support Team
Involvement and Commitment
Coordination
Interaction With Support Groups
Subcontractors
Typical Problems
Highlights
15. The Role of the Project Manager
Project Manager Competencies
Project Management Career Path
What a Project Manager Does
Theories of Motivation and Their Implications 
Three Useful Techniques
Typical Problems
Highlights
16. Practical Tips for Project Managers
Communication
Conflict Resolution
Efficient Time Management
Tips
Typical Problems
Highlights
Part 4
CONTROLLING THE PROJECT
17. Essential of Project Control
Develop a Baseline
Develop a Performance Measurement System
Measure Performance Against Baseline and Determine Variances
Forecasts
Corrective Actions
Multiple Projects
Computer Software
Typical Problems
Highlights
18. Project Reviews
The Necessity for Reviews
The Conduct of Reviews
Periodic Reviews
Follow-Up Actions
Topical Reviews
Typical Problems
Highlights
19. Project Cost Reports
Cost Monitoring
Computer Cost Reports
Cost Monitoring Problems
Earned Value Management
Computer Software
Typical Problems
Highlights
20. Handling Project Changes
A Project Performance Track Record: Good or Bad?
The Process of Managing Changes
Unmanaged Risks and Issues
Typical Problems
Highlights
21. Solving the Inevitable Problems 
The General Approach
Decision Trees
Matrix Array
Problem-Solving Meeting Styles
Typical Problems
Highlights
Part 5 
COMPLETING A PROJECT
22. How to Complete a Project
Winding Down the Project
Acceptance
Managing Scope Change
Documentation
Increasing Odds of Success
Typical Problems
Highlights
23. Final Wrap-Up
People Issues
Lessons Learned and Audits
Intellectual Property and Other Ownership Rights
Typical Problems
Highlights
Part 6 OTHER ISSUES IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT
24. Small Projects
Simplified Management
Problems
Typical Problems
Highlights
25. New Product Development Projects
Why New Product Development Projects Are Unique
A General Framework
Resource Overloading
Typical Problems
Highlights
26. Project Management Software
When and Where to Use Computer Project Management Software
Cautions with Computer Project Management Software
Other Software
Typical Problems
Highlights
27. Where Do You Go From Here?
Summary
Continuing Project Management Skill Development
The Future of Project Management
A Final Thought
Appendix 1 Abbreviations Used in Project Management
Appendix 2 Glossary of Project Management Terms
Appendix 3 Examples of Planning Checklists for Project Managers
Index

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Project management.