Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Recommended Reading
  2. Project Management Terms and Concepts
    1. Definition of a Project
    2. Task
    3. Resource
    4. Schedule
    5. Risk Analysis and Risk Management
    6. Schedule Risk
    7. Cost Risk
    8. Performance Risk
    9. Scope and Scope Creep
    10. Critical Path
    11. Gantt Charts
    12. Estimating Project Duration and Costs
  3. Project Manager Skills
    1. Planning Skills
    2. Organisational Skills
    3. Communication Skills
    4. Problem-Solving Skills
  4. Issues Affecting Project Teams
    1. Assessing Internal Skills
    2. Creating a Team
    3. Characteristics of Team Members
    4. Managing Team Issues
    5. Using External Resources
    6. Meetings
  5. The Project Life Cycle
    1. Initiation
    2. Planning
    3. Execution
    4. Closure and Evaluation
  6. Project Management Software
    1. Types of Project Management Software
    2. Bespoke Software vs. Packaged Software
    3. Using Project Management Software to Track Progress
    4. Assessment