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Project Management for Dummies

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Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong
Length: 5 hrs and 28 mins
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Summary

In today's time-pressured, cost-conscious global business environment, tight project deadlines and stringent expectations are the norm. Project Management for Dummies shows business professionals what works and what doesn't by examining the field's best practices. You can learn how to organize, estimate, and schedule projects more efficiently. Discover how to manage deliverables, issue changes, assess risks, maintain communications, and live up to expectations by making the most of the latest technology and software and by avoiding common problems that can trip up even the best project managers.

This adaptation includes:

  • The latest methods to manage resources and stay on track and within budget
  • Coverage for dealing with the pros and cons of virtual teams
  • Tips and information on setting realistic expectations and meeting everyone's needs
  • Methods and strategies to get tasks done with minimal staff
  • Tips and advice for motivating a project team
  • The latest concepts and fundamentals behind best-practice project management techniques
  • The mindset and skill set of today's most effective project managers - what it really takes to guarantee a successful project
  • Information on how to involve project audiences by conducting a Stakeholder Analysis
  • Trends and tough project types
  • Assessment tools to determine strengths and weaknesses for everything from choosing software to selecting a project team
  • Tactics for team motivation and the hottest risk management strategies
©2010 John Wiley and Sons, Ltd (P)2014 John Wiley and Sons, Ltd

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great book. helps with all kinds of management.

considering the book gives the impression it's purely beneficial to those looking to define their slot of manage as 'project management', the book is filled with lots of helpful information. as a mechanical engineer I find this content useful is a multiple of ways. recommended for anyone who is not a project management wanting to advance their scope into management techniques.

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Excellent survey of the Project Management Process

This audiobook is a very well-structured, detailed and thorough guide to the subject of project management.

Whilst not alluding to any particular methodology it is very clear from the outset that a lot of detailed work has gone into creating this book and it is packed full of helpful tips and best practice that we can all learn from irrespective of experience.
Narration was very good too. Never condescending, always clear and upbeat and this made for a very enjoyable listen, particularly whilst driving to work.

Highly recommended indeed!

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lovely. informative book. Sessions detailed, good

very useful whilst on foot.. train even on break time, good, clear..helpful. Easy to use.

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Good content, but no graphs or accompanying pdf

The content is interesting and well done. Probably better as a paper book, than an audiobook.
The chapters would benefit from being labelled in the app with their titles.
In addition, there are a lot of references to graphs, images, or spreadsheets. But these are not included with the audiobook. So it reduces the value and the understanding of the book.
The audiobook version of this is less worthwhile than the actual book.

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Great

Lovely to listen to. Clear, concise ( as I would expect from the '... For Dummies' range) and useful.