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Leading Project Teams : The Basics of Project Management and Team Leadership



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The Second Edition of Leading Project Teams offers an accessible introduction to the important basics of project management while providing key issues and pointers on team leadership. Easy to read, this engaging book assumes little to no knowledge of project management. Leading Project Teams quickly leads the reader through the fundamentals including how to start a project, how to assign tasks, how to write clear project reports, and much, much more!New to the Second Edition:- New chapter on Risk Assessment- New coverage of running effective team meetings- Offers real world scenarios: Each chapter opens with a real-world project problem faced by a project leader. Selected from a wide range of industries-from academia to business to health care-each situation portrays how project work applies to real project problems in a variety of settings.- Identifies key expectations of project leaders: Concrete advice is given on leading project teams across a number of important leadership issues and on how project leaders should develop and guide project team members.- Provides quick-learning project tools: Many accessible tools are provided to help readers understand the basics of project management such as the work breakdown structure and project scheduling. Extensive coverage on team literature is offered to help students learn the basics of team construction and team dynamics.

Table of Contents

Determining the Direction and Initial Specifications of a Project
The Work Breakdown Structure
Project Scheduling
Managing Project Risk
Developing Project Teams
The Project Team's Environment
Leading Project Teams
Writing Project Reports
Calculating the Critical Path Using the Critical Path Method
Earned Value Analysis
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