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A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge 5th Edition - the PMBOK® Guide

Price: $88.00 including GST & free Express Post delivery in Australia PMBOK Training options see: PMI Certifications 

The PMBOK® Guide 5th Edition reflects the collaboration and knowledge of working project managers and provides the fundamentals of project management as they apply to a wide range of projects. This internationally recognised standard gives project managers the essential tools to practice project management and deliver organizational results.
  • A 10th Knowledge Area has been added; Project Stakeholder Management expands upon the importance of appropriately engaging project stakeholders in key decisions and activities.
  • Project data information and information flow have been redefined to bring greater consistency and be more aligned with the Data, Information, Knowledge and Wisdom (DIKW) model used in the field of Knowledge Management.
  • Four new planning processes have been added: Plan Scope Management, Plan Schedule Management, Plan Cost Management and Plan Stakeholder Management: These were created to reinforce the concept that each of the subsidiary plans are integrated through the overall project management plan.
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The Standard for Program Management  -  3rd Edition

Price: $71.50 including GST & free Express Post delivery in Australia

The Standard for Program Management defines a set of processes that represent generally recognised good practices in program management, as well as promote efficient and effective communication and coordination, among various project management groups including; program managers who would like to improve their skills, project managers who would like to understand more about the role of program managers, portfolio managers who want to learn about the interface between program and project managers and senior managers who would like to improve their understanding of program boards and steering committees.  

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The Standard for Portfolio Management  -  3rd Edition

 
Price: $71.50
including GST & free Express Post delivery in Australia

The discipline of portfolio management is a means of helping organisations focus on both “doing work right,” and on “doing the right work.” The Standard for Portfolio Management provides a framework for you to use to take a comprehensive view of portfolios, group them for the most effective management, and ensure that all components are aligned strategically.

In parallel to the growing acceptance and utilisation of project management, the discipline of portfolio management is gaining favour as a means of helping organisations remain effective and competitive. The Standard for Portfolio Management provides portfolio managers with a resource to help them develop professionally and achieve success for themselves and their Organisations. Within an organisation, a portfolio represents a collection of active programs, projects and other work undertaken at a specific point in time to help the organisation reach its strategic objectives. In essence, a portfolio reflects the priorities, investments and resource allocations of the organisation. Portfolio management, therefore, is the centralized management of one or more portfolios in order to achieve specific strategic business objectives. As a process, portfolio management enables organisations to identify, categorize, evaluate, select, prioritize, authorise, terminate and review various portfolio components to ensure their alignment with current and future business strategy and goals, which in turn helps the organisation optimise the use of its limited resources. Because portfolios address all aspects of an organisation, reaching into organisational functions such as finance, marketing, corporate communications and human resources, as well as strategic objectives, portfolio management has become a key method used to create and execute effective corporate governance frameworks. With this in mind, The Standard for Portfolio Management is designed to provide a guide to those processes generally recognised as good practices in portfolio management and focuses on portfolio management as it relates to the disciplines of program and project management.
 






The Practice Standard for Project Risk Management 

Price: $60.50 including GST and free Express Post delivery in Australia For more risk management options see: Mosaic's Risk Home Page 


The Practice Standard for Project Risk Management covers risk management as it is applied to single projects only and is consistent with other PMI standards. Written for project practitioners, this practice standard can be used to validate the risk management process being employed in a specific situation, project or organization. Topics include:
 •  Plan Risk Management
 •  Identify Risks
 •  Perform Qualitative Risk Analysis
 •  Perform Quantitative Risk Analysis
 •  Plan Risk Responses
 •  Monitor and Control Risks 




The Practice Standard for Scheduling  2nd Edition

Price: $60.50 including GST and free Express Post delivery in Australia For more on Time Management & Training see: Mosaic's Scheduling Home Page 

Effective project scheduling is critical to the success of a project. The Practice Standard for Scheduling is a systematic guide describing hallmarks of an effective schedule methodology, as well as providing quantifiable means for assessing the maturity of a schedule model. Chapters: 1 - Intro , 2 - Schedule Model principles and concepts (methods and techniques), 3 - Good Practices Overview, 4 - Scheduling Components (listing of items and characteristics: name, required/optional, calculated/manual, data format, behaviour description, good practices, associated component, definition), 5 - Conformance Index (Conformance Scoring in App D & E), plus lengthy Glossary.
See more on PMI-SP Scheduling training
  For implementation of the Practice Standard, see Mosaic's 'How To' develop an effective schedule workshop [view outline].  

The Practice Standard for Earned Value Management  2nd Edition

Price: $60.50 including GST and free Express Post delivery in Australia

The Practice Standard for Earned Value Management—Second Edition expands on the earned value information in A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) –Fourth Edition. EVM is often referred to as “management with the lights on” because it helps objectively and succinctly identify where a project is and where it is going. The methodology incorporates project scope, schedule and costs, and the process is applicable across many Knowledge Areas and Process Groups. This practice standard is intended for anyone who wants to better develop their project management toolset and know how to potentially improve project performance through the use of earned value. The standard expands the available resources on the use of EVM for medium and smaller projects, whilst still being relevant for larger projects. The practice standard provides insight and detailed explanations of the basic elements and processes of EVM, and demonstrates how to scale EVM to fit varying project sizes and situations.

  For implementation of the Practice Standard, see Mosaic's 'How To' Implement Earned Value Business Management workshop [view outline].  

A single delivery charge of $13.20 applies for up to 2 books or standards, call 03 9696 8684 for a quotation on larger orders.


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Making Projects Work


ISBN 9781482206661
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Making Projects Work: Effective Stakeholder and Communication Management, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL, USA.
Author:
Dr. Lynda Bourne 

Projects are performed by people for people, with the key determinants of success being the relationships between project teams and project stakeholders. This web of relationships will either enable or obstruct the flow of information between people and, as a consequence, will largely determine project success or failure.

Making Projects Work, provides a framework for understanding and managing the factors required for achieving successful project and program outcomes. It presents guidelines to help readers develop an understanding of governance and its connection to strategy as the starting point for deciding what work needs to be done. It describes how to craft appropriate communication strategies for developing and maintaining successful relationships with stakeholders. It highlights the strengths and weaknesses of existing project controls and outlines effective communication techniques for managing expectations and acquiring the support required to deliver successful projects on time and under budget.

  • Features: 
    • Provides a framework for understanding and managing factors essential for achieving successful project and program outcomes.
    • Facilitates an understanding of governance and its connection to strategy as the starting point for decisions on what work needs to be done.
    • Describes how to craft appropriate communication strategies to develop and maintain successful relationships with stakeholders.
    • Supplies an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of existing project controls.
    • Outlines effective communication techniques for managing perceptions and expectations and to acquire the support necessary for successful delivery.
       
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ISBN 978-0-566-08864-3
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Stakeholder Relationship Management: A Maturity Model for Organisational Implementation, Gower Publishing Ltd, Aldershot, UK.
Author:
Dr. Lynda Bourne 

Most organisations have difficulty implementing culture change, and will need assistance and guidance to implement a consistent process for identification and management of stakeholders and their (changing) expectations. As a continuous improvement process, stakeholder management requires understanding and support from everyone
in the organisation from the CEO to the short-term contractor. This requires the concepts and practices of effective stakeholder management to become embedded in the culture of the organisation.

This book provides the “road map” to help organizations achieve these objectives in two ways:
  • firstly, it is a ‘how-to’ book that clearly describes the fundamental processes and practices based on the Stakeholder Circle® methodology and tools needed to support either individuals or organisations improve stakeholder management in endeavours such as projects and program management offices (PMO), but also in supporting organisational survival during mergers and acquisitions, and assisting the organisation whilst preparing bids and/or marketing campaigns.
  • For organisations that have recognised the importance of stakeholder engagement to their success, it is a guidebook for assessing their current maturity regarding implementation of stakeholder relationship management and defines a series of guidelines and milestones for achieving their preferred level of maturity using the Stakeholder Relationship Maturity Model (SRMM®).
     
  • Contents: 
    • Foreword; Preface. 
    • Section 1 - Framework: Introduction; Why stakeholders matter; Who can be stakeholders? 
    • Section 2 - The Right Stakeholders: Mapping stakeholders; Measuring stakeholder attitude; Monitoring the engagement. 
    • Section 3 - Implementing Stakeholder Relationship Practices: Effective implementation; Defining organisational readiness; Implementation guidelines; 
    • Conclusion; References; Index.
       
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ISBN 978-056-609-249-7
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Advising Upwards: A Framework for Understanding and Engaging Senior Management Stakeholders, Gower Publishing Ltd, Aldershot, UK.
Editor:
Dr. Lynda Bourne 

Publication Special - $99.00 including delivery in Australia

Building, and managing, relationships with senior (upwards) stakeholders is essential for success. Advising Upwards makes a detailed examination of stakeholder relationship management, starting with a discussion of the personal changes that senior managers must make as they move into executive roles in the organisation, and recognising that through targeted and purposeful communication the team must ensure that their senior stakeholders understand how best to support their work.

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tudies have consistently shown that the active support of stakeholders from the Senior Leadership Team, particularly the sponsor, is a critical factor in creating successful outcomes. Successful activity managers not only understand this but are also willing to do whatever is necessary to ensure that their senior stakeholders understand and fulfil this support role. This requires the activity manager to be skilful at building and maintaining robust relationships, focused on engaging the support of senior executives, understanding their expectations and managing them through targeted communication. Effective communication helps change perceptions and adjust expectations (to make them more realistic and achievable), as well as helping to acquire the support necessary for successful delivery of the outcomes of the activities.

The principal focus of the book is on perspectives that will contribute towards an understanding of the critical survival skill of engaging senior managers, and of ‘helping them help you’. It includes:
  • Stakeholder management theory and its application to senior management stakeholders: what makes engaging them so difficult?
  • Managing (or advising) upwards: the culture of organisational leadership and the demands of decision making in today’s competitive environment; 
  • An exploration of ways to secure and maintain the engagement and support of senior stakeholders, through diverse approaches based on behavioural theories, influence networks, operating within the power relationships of the organisation; 
  • Developing or adapting your sponsor (or leadership team) engagement practices to ensure a greater chance of successful delivery of organisational activities.
The book has two main objectives:
  • A ‘how-to’ book for the fundamental processes and practices to support either individuals or organisations in building and maintain upwards relationships with important stakeholders. These relationships are essential in all aspects of work to deliver an organisation’s business strategy through projects and programs. Similar relationships must also be considered during activities that support organisational survival such as mergers and acquisitions, or boosting organisational advantage through more effective processes for tender bidding, marketing campaigns or even critical operational activities; 
  • Through contributions from researchers and practitioners in related fields the book provides diverse perspectives on the changing world of management and stakeholder relationship management through considerations of culture, group and individual behaviour, organisational management theory and other related subjects.
Contributing authors (in alphabetical order) include: Alfonso Bucero, Randall Englund, Robert Higgins, David Hillson, S.K. Khor, Bob McGannon, Ruth Murray-Webster, Arthur Shelley, Jürgen Oschadleus and Jon Whitty.

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Project Relationship Management and the Stakeholder Circle: A guide for developing stakeholder management maturity in organisations
ISBN: 978-3838398167

Project success and failure is related to stakeholders’ perceptions of the value created by the project and the nature of their relationship with the project team. It is strongly influenced by both the expectations and perceptions of the stakeholders, and the capability and willingness of project managers to effectively manage these relationships within the organisation’s political environment.

The Stakeholder Circle® is based on the premise that a project can only exist with the informed consent of its stakeholder community. The methodology supported by the tool provides an effective mechanism for assessing the relative influence of a project’s stakeholders, understanding their expectations, and defining appropriate engagement procedures to influence the key stakeholders’ expectations and perceptions for the benefit of the project. The new approaches to project relationship management implicit in the Stakeholder Circle® methodology and visualisation tool will benefit organisations and their managers at all levels through improving the chances of project success.

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ISBN 978-1-4443-3493-7
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Guide to Good Practice in the Management of Time in Complex Projects.    Wiley Blackwell & CIOB UK
ISBN: 978-1-4443-3493-7  
 
Without effective time management there can be no effective resource management, cost management or delay management. The primary purpose of this Guide is to set down the standards necessary to facilitate the effective and competent management of time in construction projects. It defines the standards by which project schedules will be prepared, quality controlled, updated, reviewed and revised in practice and describes the standards of performance which should reasonably be required of a project scheduler.

The Guide has been developed as a scheduling reference document capable of wide application. It is a practical treatise on the processes to be followed and standards to be achieved in effective management of time. It can be used in any jurisdiction, under any form of contract, with any type of project and should be identified as the required standard for the preparation and updating of contract programmes, progress reporting and time management.

Read the  background to the develoment of The Guide.  
   
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The Guide is a key reference used in our courses for:
   
-  PTM scheduling workshop: see more
   
-  PMI-SP credential: see more
   
-  Schedule training overview: see more
 
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Managing Group Risk Attitude




Managing Group Risk Attitude, Gower Publishing, Aldershot.
Authors: Ruth Murray-Webster and David Hillson, Foreword by 
Dr. Lynda Bourne   [Read the Foreword]

'Managing Group Risk Attitude' looks at the challenges of understanding and managing the attitudes adopted by groups of people when faced with making decisions that they perceive as risky and important. It makes the link between risk management and decision-making explicit, building on existing work from the economic and risk psychology schools but taking a pragmatic, practitioner-focused approach that is relevant to all decision-making groups in any situation.

The insights in 'Managing Group Risk Attitude' are derived from the authors' own applied research. Details of the research methods and findings are included in the book in support of a practical model and steps to manage risk attitude using applied emotional literacy.  [ For more information visit the Gower website ]
 

Managing Risk Attitude
Murray-Webster and Hillson's new book extends and supports the ideas contained in their seminal work 'Understanding and Managing Risk Attitude' (first published 2007 and now in its second edition); moving beyond an actuarial / process view of risk, towards a people-centred approach for risk management. These ideas are closely aligned with Dr. Bourne's proposition that a significant part of every project's risk exposure emanates from its stakeholders and consequently effective risk management is directly aligned with effective stakeholder management   'Understanding and Managing Risk Attitude' brings together leading-edge thinking on risk attitudes and emotional literacy to create a unique resource for those wishing to move beyond the mere implementation of a risk process. The second edition has been updated to strengthen the understanding of individual risk attitudes and reinforce what individuals can do to manage those attitudes that are leading them away from their objectives.
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Understanding and Managing Risk Attitude, see Google Books]

Additional information: http://www.risk-doctor.com   
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Construction Stakeholder Management, Blackwell Publishing, London.
Editor: Chinyio E.  Co-Authors Chapter 7:
Dr. Lynda Bourne and Patrick Weaver

This book breaks new ground by focusing on the stakeholder's involvement in creating successful construction projects. Most construction management books focus on improving the construction process; this one focuses on capturing leading edge practice in construction stakeholder management to provide construction practitioners with a reliable guide to best practice - Publication due 2009.
 
Topics include: Introduction, CSR, Historical Overview, Uptake and Best Practice, Construction Stakeholder Management, Risk and Stakeholders, Mapping Stakeholders, Managing Stakeholders, Negotiating with Stakeholders, Communications, Managing Conflict, Case studies, The Future, Conclusions:
 
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Procurement Systems – A Cross Industry Project Management Perspective, Taylor & Francis, London.
Editors: Walker, D. H. T. and Rowlinson, S.  Co-Author Chapter 3: Dr. Lynda Bourne

This book is primarily focussed upon how project leaders can make and influence procurement decisions so as to realise a project that truly delivers value to its stakeholders. Particular attention is paid to procuring project value. Organisations tend not to want to merely source products, equipment, people or systems rather they have a complex (often implicit) need for a bundle of resources that help them generate and deliver something that will be valued by those receiving the project product/service.
 
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Additional information at: http://dhtw.tce.rmit.edu.au/NewProcBookWebPage.htm
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The Organizational Zoo.   Written by Arthur Shelley,  Illustrated by John Szabo.

Organisations are like zoos, they are unnatural environments where animals not normally closely associated are pushed together into small “cages” and forced to interact against their will. This unnatural environment causes stress and difficult situations, which can generate a negative and political culture.
 
The Organizational Zoo is an educational guide to understanding these workplace relationships and how to improve them. The book entertainingly profiles common behavior types found in organizations through animal metaphors and shows how the mix of animals in the hierarchy determines the organizational culture. Readers immediately relate to the simple profiles and learn how to include them in practical exercises for building productive teams. [ Download
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For more on the 'zoo', visit: http://www.organizationalzoo.com



Heart of Influence.   Author, Jürgen Oschadleus,  Published, Act Knowledge Pty Ltd.

Life is about people, communication and relationship. It's about influencing and being influenced. This book shows us how we can live a life of influence, centred on the cornerstones of persuasion identified by Aristotle over 2300 years ago:
  • ethos (character): the core of who we are, our values and beliefs
  • pathos (passion): a love for what we do and for people
  • logos (logic): the systematic search for win-win solutions
This book is not about quick-fix influence. Nor does it teach us to manipulate others for selfish ends; rather, it identifies the core of influence as being character and relationship. Our assertiveness and  personal integrity, coupled with an interest in the well-being of others naturally increases our influence equity, the right and privilege we have of impacting the lives of people around us.
 
To preview and buy 'Heart of Influence' visit: http://www.actknow.com/products.html
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Faster Construction Projects with CPM Scheduling.   Author, Murray B.Woolf,  Published, McGraw-Hill.

Faster Construction Projects with CPM Scheduling contains a full explanation of the new and innovative Scheduling Practice Paradigm, Momentum Management (momentology) and translates it into tangible steps you can use to create powerful project schedules designed to boost productivity on any job. Completely compatible with the Collaborative Model, the new Scheduling Practice Paradigm provides, commitment planning, execution scheduling, and comprehensive performance control through dilemma forecasting.
 
Written by a 30 year scheduling veteran, this book is packed with hundreds of 'tricks of the trade'.  Read the ENR review [ open the review ].
 
To preview and buy visit: http://www.ics-global.com
Project Fog
Breaking through the Project FOG.   Author, James Norrie,  Published, Jossey-Bass.

The 'Project Fog' is the inability of organisations to select the right projects to do within their capacity to deliver. Organisations wast $billions on projects that never finish or drag on for years due to resource limitations and more $billions on projects that don't contribute to the organisations strategic objectives.
Doing projects 'right' is a recipe for failure if the projects don't or can't contribute to achieving the organisations objectives!

This book focuses on the emerging discipline of Project Portfolio Management, providing a practical and useful framework for establishing a balanced project selection process (using the Project Balanced Scorecard) aligned to the organisations strategic objectives. Then prioritising the most important projects within the organisations capacity to do the work. Applying the practical framework laid out in this book will help organisations shift the balance to 'doing the right projects'.
 
To preview and buy visit: http://www.projectgurus.org/project-fog.html
The Lazy PM The Lazy Project Manager: How to be twice as productive and still leave the office early.   Author, Peter Taylor,  Published, Infinite Ideas Ltd, Oxford.

This is not a book about managing projects…. it’s a book about managing yourself whilst you manage projects.  The Lazy Project Manager is not intended to replace project management training manuals, PMP courses, standards and other earnest but boring tomes. It’s the book you read when you are skilled at successfully running projects or programs and need to get a life outside of work as well.

Building on the ideas of Walter Chrysler,
The Jungle Book (movie), Monty Python (and brontosauruses) and others productive laziness is about achieving the success that matters with the minimum necessary effort. More bang for your buck! Now all you have to do is find time in your busy schedule to read it.

To preview and buy visit: http://www.thelazyprojectmanager.com
Purchase Book Earned Schedule: Author, Walter H. Lipke, Published, Lulu Enterprises, Inc.

This book is intended for those who use Earned Value Management (EVM), including project managers, engineers and performance analysts. Earned Schedule (ES) is a significant enhancement to EVM, extending its cost-based features to the management and control of schedule performance. By using ES and EVM together, project management of cost and schedule can now be treated in a truly integrated sense.

The book builds from the fundamentals of EVM to derive the concept of ES. The performance measurement baseline and earned value from EVM are utilized to extract time-based performance measures, indicators, and predictors. From this foundation, complexity is incrementally added with descriptions and examples for performance analysis, prediction and project control. Specific features of ES useful to project management are included and illustrated for the following: forecasting of completion date, analysis of critical path, drill-down identification of process constraints, impediments, and areas of concern for rework.

To preview and buy visit: http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/earned-schedule/6114737
Program Management Office Handbook: Strategic and Tactical Insights for Improving Results
Compiled by the PMI PMO SIG: Editors - Craig J. Letavec, Dennis Bolles
Author of Chapter 4: Dr. Lynda Bourne:  Stakeholder Relationship Management: Enhancing PMO services through effective engagement and communication


To preview and buy visit: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1604270446/ref=pe_5050_16987460_snp_dp
    

Lessons Learned in Project Management: 140 Tips in 140 Words or Less
Compiled by Editor - Dr. John A. Estrella.

A Twitter-inspired book of 140 tips, each in 140 words or less, from experienced project managers that constitutes a concise body of knowledge useful for all project managers. This book is instantly usable, friendly, and full of great advice. The fact that each tip is short and to the point separates the signal from the noise; and this book is pure signal.

To preview and buy visit: http://www.amazon.com/Lessons-Learned-Project-Management-Words/dp/1456357581
    
  We will be progressively adding books to this list - check back soon.


Training Manuals - Scheduling Software written by Paul E. Harris.

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Primavera
Project Planning & Control Using Primavera® P6, Eastwood Harris Pty Ltd, Melbourne.
Author: Paul E Harris.

These books are a user guide and training manual written for Project Management Professionals who wish to learn how to schedule projects in an established Primavera Environment. The books are packed with screen shots, constructive tips from an experienced project scheduler, and 
contain workshops with solutions at the end of each chapter for the reader to practice the skills learned.

This publication ideal for people who would like to quickly gain an understanding of how the software operates up to an intermediate level. It covers Primavera Versions from 3.5 onwards and it explains some of the differences from SureTrak, P3, Microsoft Project and Asta Powerproject to assist people converting form other products. The book is designed to teach planners and schedulers in any industry how to setup and use the software in a project environment. It explains in plain English and in a logical sequence, the steps required to create and maintain an unresourced and resourced schedule. It tackles some of the more complex aspects of the software that the user manual does not address. It highlights the sources of information and the methods that should be employed to produce a realistic and useful project schedule.

Contractor 6.1 Project Planning & Control Using Primavera® Contractor Version 6.1, Eastwood Harris Pty Ltd, Melbourne.
Author: Paul E Harris.

This book was written for Project Management Professionals who understand how projects are managed and wish to learn how to plan and control projects with or
without resources using Primavera Contractor. The book is packed with screen shots and constructive tips
. The books are available in paperback and spiral bound (which lay flat on the desk and are suitable for use as training course handouts).

The book is aimed at:
-  Project management companies in industries such as building, construction, oil & gas, who wish to run their own software training courses.
-  People who wish learn the software but are unable to attend a training course but find the software reference manual hard going.

SureTrak
Planning & Scheduling Using Primavera SureTrak Project Manager®, Eastwood Harris Pty Ltd, Melbourne.
Author: Paul E Harris.

This book presents workable solutions to real day to day planning and scheduling problems and contains practical advice on how to set up SureTrak version 3.0 and import data.Completely rewritten 2006; this book includes more student workshops, many new pages of text and covers more SureTrak functions. It is designed to teach planners and schedulers how to use SureTrak in a project environment and explains in detail how to effectively plan and control projects using the software.

The book explains in plain English, and in a logical sequence, the steps required to create and maintain a schedule highlighting the sources of information and methods that should be employed to produce a realistic and useful project schedule drawing on the author's practical experience using SureTrak in a wide variety of industries including building, construction, oil & gas, software development, government and defence.

Microsoft Project
Planning and Control Using Microsoft® Project and PMBOK® Guide Third Edition,
Eastwood Harris Pty Ltd, Melbourne.  Author: Paul E Harris.

This book is aimed at Project Management Professionals who understand the PMBOK® Guide Third Edition processes and wish to learn how to use Microsoft Office Project to plan and control their projects in a PMBOK® environment. It is a user guide and training manual written for PMPs who wish to learn how to schedule projects in a single project environment with or without Resources with Microsoft Project. The book is packed with screen shots, constructive tips and is suitable as a training course handout, for learning the software or as a reference book. The book contains workshops with solutions at the end of each chapter for the reader to practice the skills taught in the chapter. The book is based on the Microsoft Project 2007 but may be used with Microsoft Project 2000, 2002 or 2003 (the differences are noted in the book).
MSP Planning & Scheduling Using Microsoft® Office Project 2007,
Eastwood Harris Pty Ltd, Melbourne.  Author: Paul E Harris.

This book The book was written so it may be used as:
-  A training manual for a two-day training course, or
-  A self-teach book, or
-  A reference manual.

The screen shots for the book are mainly taken from Microsoft Office Project Standard 2007 but the book may be used to learn Microsoft Office Project Professional 2007. The book has been written to be used as the basis for a two-day training course and includes exercises for the students to complete at the end of each chapter. Unlike many training course publications, the course book may then be used by the students as a reference book. This publication is ideal for people who would like to quickly gain an understanding of how the software operates and explains how the software differs from Primavera P3 and SureTrak, thus making it ideal for people who wish to convert from these products.
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MSP 99 Tips
99 Tricks and Traps for Microsoft® Office Project: Including Microsoft® Project 2000 to 2007,
Eastwood Harris Pty Ltd, Melbourne.  Author: Paul E Harris.

The casual users “Survival Guide”! Written for people who understand the basics and want a brief text to demonstrate some of the less intuitive but essential functions of Microsoft Project. It is packed with screen shots, constructive tips and is written in plain English; a pocket sized book that may be read without a computer on the bus, train or plane. 

The book quickly gets down to the issues that many people grapple with when trying to use some of the more advanced features of Microsoft Project and enlightens readers on the traps that await the unwary and how to avoid them. It also explains some of the tricks that may be used to become more productive with the software and generate better schedules.
The book is based on the Microsoft® Project 2007 but may be used with Microsoft® Project 2000, 2002 or 2003 as the book points out the differences where appropriate. 
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