Lessons in Project Management

Authors: Mochal, Jeffrey, Mochal, Thomas

  • Truly well written stories that teach project management lessons.
  • The scenarios illustrate likely problems you will face in any project and give you the solution.
  • Hidden nuggets, common sense wisdom.
  • Each section is short, so good airplane reading or wherever when you have a few minutes to kill to learn something.
  • The lessons on risk, quality, scope and budget were praised for their immediate usefulness.
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About this book

Most of the project management books on the market are basically textbooks. They are dry to begin with, and don't focus on the practical advice that most people need to run their projects. Lessons in Project Management, Second Edition does not assume that you are a project manager building a nuclear reactor or sending a man to the moon. Instead, it focuses on the millions of people who manage normal, medium-to-large projects on an ongoing basis.

 

Each case study in Lessons in Project Management contains an accessible, easy-to-read analysis of the challenges of real-world project management. Each problem is presented, then followed by an examination of the solution, written in easy-to-understand language.

The format allows you to more easily relate to the book, since it brings into play a project scenario with practical project management lessons to be learned. You'll also recognize recurring characters who appear in multiple stories, and you'll start to develop some empathy for and interest in their struggles.

About the authors

Jeff Mochal is director of communication and external relations at ConAgra Foods, based in Naperville, Illinois. He has been working in the public relations and communications industry for 15 years and has extensive expertise in media relations, crisis communication, issues management, reputation management and corporate branding. Jeff is married with two children, and is pursuing his master's in business administration from the University of Notre Dame.

Table of contents (52 chapters)

  • The Year Begins—On a Slippery Note

    Mochal, Tom (et al.)

    Pages 1-2

  • Understand the Characteristics of a Project

    Mochal, Tom (et al.)

    Pages 3-6

  • Always Have an Identified and Committed Sponsor

    Mochal, Tom (et al.)

    Pages 7-10

  • Report Status on All Projects

    Mochal, Tom (et al.)

    Pages 11-14

  • Focus on Deadline Dates

    Mochal, Tom (et al.)

    Pages 15-18

Buy this book

eBook $34.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-3835-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Download immediately after purchase
Softcover $44.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4302-3834-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lessons in Project Management
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Jeffrey Mochal and Thomas Mochal
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-3835-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-3835-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-3834-8
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
236
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