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The Handbook of Project Management


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Covering the whole area of project management from start-up to evaluation, The Handbook of Project Management explains the principles of project management, demonstrating the correct approach to a major project, discussing the key points of project management, and highlighting the potential pitfalls.

Table of Contents

  • ONE: The programme and project environment;
    • 01: Introduction;
    • 02: Change: programmes and projects;
    • 03: Organizing for programme management;
    • 04: The key roles;
  • TWO: The programme and project processes and techniques;
    • 05: Starting up: ideas and opportunities for projects;
    • 06: Defining the project;
    • 07: Planning your project;
    • 08: Launching your project;
    • 09: Executing the project work;
    • 10: Closing your project;
    • 11: Using a computer;
    • 12: Common project problems

About the Author

Trevor L Young was a senior consultant for the Industrial Society where he designed and conducted public training courses in project management techniques and project leadership. He is now an independent consultant specializing in the introduction of programme management. He is a member of the Institute of Personnel and Development and is also the author of Successful Project Management, part of the bestselling Creating Success series from Kogan Page.


"A practical, comprehensive guide to be used frequently." Euronet "Written specifically to help project managers improve their performance using tried and tested techniques." Computer Consultant "Includes new material on the relationship between projects and programmes, and solving common problems." Charity Times "Kogan Page have produced their usual high standard in this easy to follow guide and it is both interesting and informative for the casual reader as well as being a valuable tool to anyone involved at any level in project management." Refresh, March 2008

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