This book introduces the complete body of knowledge for the profession of project management with a strong focus on choosing only those processes, tools and techniques that actually add value to your projects. Topics covered include the project lifecycle, organisational project management maturity, scope, time, cost, risk, quality, procurement, communication and stakeholder expectation management as well as people management and leadership. As well as an overview of all these relevant topics the book presents examples, diagrams and further information to reinforce the key messages and project management knowledge. The terminology used aligns with the international project management standard, A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide).
Being practically perfect means knowing which tools to use, which not to use and knowing why you selected either option. The practically perfect project manager applies the most appropriate tools and techniques, in the right amount at the right time to increase the chances of project success. The book is written in a clear straightforward style with an emphasis on communication what actually works for you and your projects. After reading this book you will understand the importance of choosing just the right combination of tools and techniques, and also be able to apply them appropriately to ensure a successful project.
The entry level project manager can use this book as an introductory text, while the experienced project manager can use it as a desk reference or a memory aid.