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HBR guide to project management.

Project management is a daunting task for both those who are new to the business world and seasoned veterans. Keeping a diverse group of people focused, motivated, on budget, and working together toward a common goal is always a challenging undertaking. In HBR Guide to Project Management, tips, advice, and tools are presented that will help both new and veteran project managers deliver results effectively and efficiently. From planning to build-up, implementation, and closeout, the HBR Guide to Project Management guides project managers through each step of their projects, thereby increasing their chances of delivering quality results on time and on budget. -- Provided by publisher.
The four phases of project management -- The cast of characters -- A written charter -- Dealing with a project's fuzzy front end / Loren Gary -- Performing a project premortem / Gary Klein -- Will project creep cost you-or create value? / Loren Gary -- Setting priorities before starting your project / Ron Ashkenas -- Boost productivity with time-boxing / Melissa Raffoni -- Scheduling the work -- HBR case study : a rush to failure? / Tim Cross -- Getting your project off on the right foot -- The discipline of teams / Jon R. Katzenbach and Douglas K. Smith -- Effective project meetings -- The adaptive approach to project management -- Why good projects fail anyway / Nadim F. Matta and Ronald N Ashkenas -- Monitoring and controlling your project / Ray Sheen -- Managing people problems on your team -- The tools of cooperation and change / Clayton M. Christensen, Matt Marx, and Howard H. Stevenson -- Don't throw good money (or time) after bad / Jimmy Guterman -- Handing off authority and control / Ray Sheen -- Capturing lessons learned / Ray Sheen.