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ISBN-13 9780132965101ISBN-10 0132965100
ISBN-10 0132965054ISBN-13 9780132965057
Author(s): Patrick Harper-Smith; Simon Derry
Publisher: FT Press
Copyright year: © 2012 Pages: 240

Whether you've just started your career and want to know how to progress to the next level, or you are an experienced manager aspiring to a more senior position, Fast Track has the answers. Project management is no longer the preserve of the specialist. Effective managers now recognize that most operational activities aimed at achieving key team objectives can and should be considered projects and managed accordingly. Typically these projects will range from: complex operational tasks, one-off initiatives such as moving offices or installing a new IT system, to the development of new products and services. However, while many of the traditional project management principles still apply, most tools and techniques need to be adapted and simplified to make them relevant to modern businesses. For those that master these new skills, exciting career opportunities lie ahead that will accelerate functional managers into new areas. This book presents an integrated approach that will accelerate your project management skills, not just in getting tasks done, but in planning complete projects and managing your team to deliver the best possible outcomes.