Project management - theory and practice, toolbox contains 52 tools for the active project manager. You get exactly what you need when, for example, you have to do a stakeholder analysis, a complexity analysis of the project or prepare a presentation for the steering committee.
Project management - theory and practice, toolbox allows you to create your own notes so you get a personal book on project management in your future work.
Project management - theory and practice, toolbox is the book you use when you have acquired the theory, for example by reading the same author's book Project management, theory and practice. You have this personal workbook with you in the field, and you can write down your own reflections, tips and ideas.
The tools in the book are divided into three main topics:
- Part 1: Project models and phases
- Part 2: The processes of the project
- Part 3: People and management
The book comes with a license card that provides access to digital editions of the book's tools. There are checklists that you can build on yourself, and templates and schedules that can be used directly when writing various project management documents.
This is your personal workbook and is a supplement to basic project management
textbooks, such as the author’s own Project Management, theory and
practice. The book is thus not written to stand alone, but assumes some basic
knowledge of project management. From the tools in this book, there are references
to the book, Project Management, theory and practice. In the book, Project
Management, theory and practice, there are references to the individual tools.
Thus, the two books are closely related.
The book is structured with a firm, tight outline for each of the 52 tools it
contains. The descriptions of the individual tools are short and written simply,
so readers with many different approaches can understand them.
In this context, the word “tool” means a model of reality which indicates a way
of attacking reality, but which, importantly, introduces a common language and,
thus, facilitates communication. As an example, we can mention risk analysis.
Without the risk analysis tool (2.29) you can, of course, analyze and work with
the project’s risks, but you will not have clarity. If you use the tool, you will not
only get a “recipe” for how the risk analysis is performed, but you will also be
given some headings, such as ‘probability’ and ‘consequence’, as well as a graphical
method for visualizing the project’s risks. The tool allows us to go deeper into
the problems, discuss them and exchange experiences, since everyone uses the
same tool – the same language.
The tools in the book are divided into three groups:
• Part 1: Project models and phases
• Part 2: The processes of the project
• Part 3: People and management
In our webshop (webshop.praxis.dk) there is a link to Word versions of the
book’s tools with, among other things, checklists that you can build on yourself,
and templates and schedules that can be used directly when various documents
are to be written. Just follow the instructions on the license card supplied.
As a writer, I am grateful for everyone’s help, but would like to give special
thanks to Peak Consulting Group, where Henrik Timm, in particular, made a
great contribution and used his extensive experience in teaching project management
to make the book even more relevant and user-friendly.
I also owe a big thank you to Rikke Bang from Peak Consulting Group, who
made a great effort to make the book come true and ensured high quality.
I hope you enjoy the book!
Part 1: Project models and phases
1.1 Elements of a project
1.2 The project triangle
1.3 Project models
1.4 The project’s lifecycle and the product’s lifecycle
1.5 Project environment and framework
1.6 Classification of the project
1.7 The complexity of the project
1.9 Scrum (agile project management)
1.10 Project management flowcharts
Part 2: The processes of the project
2.1 Project charter
2.2 Project management plan
2.3 Objective Breakdown Structure (OBS)
2.4 Scope statement
2.5 Business case
2.6 Change control
2.8 Project breakdown (PBS/WBS)
2.10 Critical path method (CPM)
2.11 Milestone plan
2.12 Schedule baseline
2.13 Successive calculation
2.14 Delphi method
2.15 Planning poker
2.16 Quality parameters
2.17 Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA)
2.18 Quality management plan
2.20 Project organization
2.21 Project management office (PMO)
2.22 Responsibility assignment matrix (RAM)
2.23 Human resource plan
2.24 Kickoff meeting
2.25 Project evaluation
2.26 Stakeholder analysis
2.27 Communication plan
2.28 Status reporting
2.29 Risk analysis
2.30 Earned Value Management (EVM)
Part 3: People and management
3.1 Project manager’s tasks
3.2 Project team life cycle (5R)
3.3 Meeting management (decisionlog)
3.4 Conflict staircase
3.6 Motivational Communication
3.7 Project manager’s burden
Literature list for all tools
Praxis - Nyt Teknisk Forlag
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