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Project Management

The one-stop resource for project management documentation andtemplates for all projects

The success of any project is crucially dependent on thedocuments produced for it. The Practical Guide to ProjectManagement Documentation provides a complete and reliable source ofexplanations and examples for every possible project-relateddocument—from the proposal, business case, and project plan,to the status report and final post-project review.

The Practical Guide to Project Management Documentation ispacked with material that slashes the time and effort expended onproducing new documents from scratch. Following the processes inthe Project Management Institute's Project Management Body ofKnowledge (PMBOK®), this one-stop, full-service book alsooffers tips and techniques for working with documents in eachproject process. Documentation for several project/client scenariosis addressed, including internal and externally contractedprojects. A single project—the construction of a water themepark—is used as the case study for all the documentexamples.

An included CD-ROM provides all the documents from the book asMicrosoft Word® files. Readers can use these as a framework todevelop their own project documents.

The Practical Guide to Project Management Documentation is anunmatched reference for the numerous documents essential to projectmanagers in all industries.

About the Author

JOHN RAKOS, PMP, is President of John J. Rakos and Associates Consultants Ltd., a small company in Ottawa, Ontario, dedicated to providing project management training and consulting. He has been in the project management industry for more than thirty years, during which time he has worked as a project manager for companies such as Nortel and Digital Equipment Corporation, and for the federal governments of the United States and Canada. He teaches both undergraduate and MBA-level project management courses at the University of Ottawa. He authored this book with five students from his MBA classes.

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Beginning to intermediate level March 1 2005
By Suresh Chanmugam - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Ever wonder about the outputs that have the term plan in the PMBOK are ? i.e. Project Plan, Communication management plan or Risk management plan. This book gives template which are filled by the books example project a "water amusement park" with guidance on how to write them. And other templates such Request For Proposal and Status meetings. It will definitely shed light on what these articles are to the newcomer to the PMBOK or project management. However I was not overly impressed with the contents, perhaps the authors were trying to keep it generic and not too complicated for the reader. The CD ROM is an exact duplicate of the book in MS-Word format. So don't expect any more on the CD, a disappointment to me. The book seemed to be missing on templates for budgets, time keeping, work completed and more. Not for a seasoned project manager.
Not available on cloud reader - why not????? Sept. 29 2012
By David Carroll - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Looks good - but can't read it on a PC in the cloud reader - disappointed!!!!
There are a lot of good project plans and other documentation - I was looking forward to reading it on a PC.
Great Item Oct. 9 2011
By V. O. Ishola - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
i bought this because it is a required text for one of the classes i am taking in school. hitherto, the book content is good plus the hardcover makes it better. the best part is the portability of it. i like it.
Five Stars Jan. 3 2015
By Andrzej Dembicki - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Thank you.