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Project Management for Mere Mortals® gives you the skills, tools, and insights to succeed with your next project–and every project after that. Long-time project manager and trainer, Claudia Baca, walks you through all five process groups of project management: initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, and closing. She examines each process group from the perspectives of the working project manager and team member, highlighting the organizational issues most likely to arise and offering proven solutions. For each process group, she presents tools you can start using right now–and demonstrates those tools at work in a realistic running case study. This guide takes you from the absolute basics through advanced techniques, such as measures of performance and change control.


This book has been crafted to support professionals who are new (or almost new) to project management, as well as experienced project managers who want to handle complex projects and organizational politics more effectively. Whatever your role or assignment, it’s your fastest route to deep project management mastery.


You can purchase or find further information about this book on the InformIT publisher site.

Claudia M. Baca, PMP, PMI Certified OPM3® Assessor/Consultant, is an independent project management consultant and project management trainer. She has lectured at more than ten of the Project Management Institute chapters across the country. She has more than twenty years of project management experience and served on the leadership team that produced the Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3) standard. She contributed to the best-selling PMP: Project Management Professional Study Guide and co-authored PMP: Project Management Professional Workbook and PMP: Project Management Study Guide Deluxe Edition. She is also the author of Project Management for Mere Mortals® (Addison-Wesley, 2007).

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