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Practical Project Management:
Restoring Quality to DP Projects and Teams

by Meilir Page-Jones
foreword by Rob Thomsett

ISBN: 978-0-932633-00-2  
©1985  248 pages   softcover  
$34.95 (plus shipping)

Subject(s): Software Project Management

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Get Hands-On Advice for Managing People and Projects
Successfully in This Comprehensive Guide

About the Book

Here are useful tips on how to

  • Deal with impossible deadlines
  • Cut costs—not quality
  • Increase the effectiveness of your staff
  • Improve your company's business
  • Develop sure-fire techniques to help run your projects.

This exceptional handbook explores

  • Why and how projects must serve overall corporate objectives
  • How to organize and manage the project itself
  • How to hire, train, promote, and dismiss the people you manage.

The book is full of fresh insights, real examples, numerous illustrations and exercises, and all the practical recommendations, strategies, and procedures you'll need to run an effective, successful department.


"The advice is realistic and genuine. . . . should be on the bookshelf of every DP manager."

 —Girish Parikh,
Data Processing Digest

"Considers the major facets of any project. . . . clearly and effectively presented."

 —Computer Book Review

"Reading this book will help eliminate unsavory aspects of project management. The author provides practical, everyday advice."

 —Data Management

"A manager who seeks to better understand or to better manage a data processing department will find Page-Jones's book very valuable."

 —Project Management Journal

Table of Contents

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Also Recommended

Adaptive Software Development: A Collaborative Approach to Managing Complex Systems, by James A. Highsmith III

Creating a Software Engineering Culture, by Karl E. Wiegers

The Deadline: A Novel About Project Management, by Tom DeMarco

Dr. Peeling's Principles of Management, by Nic Peeling

Five Core Metrics: The Intelligence Behind Successful Software Management, by Lawrence H. Putnam and Ware Myers

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