Summary of Practical Project Management

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Practical Project Management book summary
Project Management — There are no shortcuts.


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Anyone who’s ever tried his or her hand at project management knows that there is no single secret that guarantees success. In reality, effective project management is the result of nuts-and-bolts work in planning, organization and oversight. Smart readers will therefore bypass the scores of books promising the "10 Secrets to Project Management Success" and turn instead to Harvey A. Levine’s comprehensive and slightly complex book. getAbstract recommends this book to corporate managers and leaders as a clear guide to project management.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Strategies and methods to employ in project management
  • Specific project-management techniques for use in scheduling, resource allocation and cost analysis
  • How to select, implement and use powerful project management software


Project Management Basics
There are no shortcuts in project management. In order to succeed, a project manager must integrate skills from many different disciplines, including scoping out and defining a project, planning and scheduling tasks, evaluating and allocating resources and personnel...
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About the Author

Harvey A. Levine has been a project management professional for 39 years, providing applications, system design and consulting services in project planning and control, mostly with General Electric. In 1986, Levine founded the Project Knowledge Group, a consulting firm specializing in project management training, project management software selection, evaluation, and implementation and project management using computers.

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