THE GOLD STANDARD OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT

As organizations continue to move toward “project-based” management to get more done with fewer resources, and as the demand for effective project managers continue to grow, more and more individuals find themselves with the opportunity to manage projects for the first time. In an ideal world, every new project manager candidate would complete certified project management training programs and serve as an apprentice before starting a first project manager opportunity. In many cases, a quicker, more accessible, and more economical alternative is needed to guide these candidates in managing projects successfully the first time.

Books published by BPB Publications under the Project Management Professional (PMP) category indeed provide this alternative in a helpful, fun and practical style. These books are:

  • Project Management Absolute Beginner’s Guide by Gregory M. Horine
  • Pass PMP in 21 Days Practice Tests by Kavita Sharma
  • PMP Exam Study Guide by Kavita Sharma

The books help to study in a crisp, easy and helpful manner so that the readers understand the concepts and relate them to real Project Manager’s life. They also simplify the PMBOK and other concepts by connecting them with day to day project scenarios. It helps readers to succeed as project managers even if they have no prior experience.

Updated with more insights from the front lines, including agile approaches, dealing with security and privacy priorities, and leading remote/virtual teams, along with latest on Microsoft Project and PMI Standard and certifications, these books streamlines the difficult task of studying project management. The books can be looked through the following links:

Project Management Study Guide By Gregory M. Horine

https://bpbonline.com/products/pass-pmp-in-21-days-practice-tests-by-kavita-sharma

https://bpbonline.com/products/pmp-exam-study-guide-21-days-plan-to-pass-pmp-by-kavita-sharma

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USING ORACLE PRIMAVERA

Written by Paul E. Harris and published by BPB Publications, the new titles of planning and control using Oracle Primavera are user guides and training manuals written for Project Management Professionals who wish to learn how to plan and control projects in an established Primavera Enterprise environment with or without Resources and Roles. These books are:

  • Planning and Control using Oracle Primavera P6 versions 8, 15 and 16 PPM Professional
  • Planning and Control using Oracle Primavera P6 versions 8, 15 and 16 EPPM Web

These books are ideal for people who would like to quickly gain an understanding of how the software operates up to an intermediate level. They are designed to teach planners and schedulers in any industry how to set up and use software in project environment. They also tackle some of the more complex aspects of the software that the user manual does not address, while also highlighting the source of information and the methods that should be employed to produce a realistic and useful project schedule. It aims to teach readers how to plan and control projects created within the software package and stays focused on explaining how to use Primavera to schedule projects by:

  • Concentrating on the core functions required to set up an enterprise environment and how to plan and control projects.
  • Providing command lists at the start of each chapter as quick reference.
  • Providing a comprehensive table of contents and index of all topics.

The books follow a logical approach to project schedule development, enabling the user to progress from the definition of project attributes, to the definition of WBS, activities and relationship, and the subsequent creation of resource assignment and the development of the project coding structures. They also allow the users to learn through self-paced training as well as allowing the content to be delivered in a classroom workshop environment. The extent of the material covered by the books ensures that the manuals remain a source of useful reference even after the initial training has been completed. The book can be looked at through the following link:

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Planning & Control Using ORACLE PRIMAVERA P6 Versions 8, 15 and 16 EPPM Web By Paul E. Harris

Another book in the series is Oracle Primavera P6 Version 8, 15 and 16 EPPM Web Administrators Guide.

This book is aimed at assisting database administrators to understand how to configure and administer a P6 database after the software and database have been installed. The Oracle Primavera EPPM Administrator manual comprehensively covers the configuration and administration settings required to create and maintain P6 database. The topics covered in this book are supported by the inclusion of training exercises, which can be undertaken at self-paced or delivered in a classroom environment. The objectives of this book are to demonstrate:

  • The structure of a P6 database.
  • The P6 tools available to access set up and administer a P6 database.
  • The steps that should be considered when implementing a P6 database.
  • The P6 functions that an Administrator must understand in order to successfully administer a P6 EPPM database.
  • How to set up or configure a P6 database using the Web interface
  • How to administer a P6 database using the Web interface

The book can be looked at through the following link:

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SCHEDULING WITH MICROSOFT PROJECT

While there is a heap of information and opinions out there relating to MS Project, there are few sources of knowledge at the depth we need to know in order to use the tool properly. An incredibly flexible tool, MS Project caters from the novice right through to the advanced user. As people’s level of skill and scheduling maturity grows, so too does their needs and expectations of the tool.

Paul E. Harris has brought out excellent reference books that are being published by BPB Publications. These books are:

  • Planning and Control using Microsoft Project 2013
  • Planning and Control using Microsoft Project 2013 & 2016

With changes made in MS Project and the popularity and function of MS Project Server growing, the need to schedule, update and report consistently becomes so much more important. These books can be used as a training manual, a self-teaching book or a user guide. They stay focused on the information required to create and update a schedule with or without resources using MS Project by concentrating on the core functions required to plan and control a project. The books keep information relevant to each topic in designated chapters and provide a quick reference at the start of each chapter to help in better understanding.

These books are aimed at:

  • Project managers and schedulers who wish to learn the software, but were unable to attend a training course and require a reference book.
  • Project management companies in industries such as building, construction, oil & gas, software development, government and defense who wish to run their own training courses or provide their employees a good practical guide to using the software.
  • Training organizations that require a training manual to run their own courses.

The author provides hints and tips to understand how to make the best use of the new capabilities of the new software and give the readers confidence to apply them to their projects. The books can be looked at through the following links:

https://bpbonline.com/products/planning-and-control-using-microsoft-project-2013-by-paul-e-harris

https://bpbonline.com/products/planning-and-control-using-microsoft-project-2013-2016-by-paul-e-and-harris

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PLANNING AND CONTROL USING PRIMAVERA

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Primavera is an enterprise project portfolio management software. It includes project managementproduct management, collaboration and control capabilities, and integrates with other enterprise software.

Planning and control using Primavera P6 Version 7 by Paul E. Harris and published by BPB Publications is 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 planners and schedulers in any industry how to set up and use the software in project environment. The concepts are described in comprehensive manner and in a logical sequence, the steps required to create and maintain an un-resourced and resourced schedule. It tackles some of the more complex aspects of the software that the user manual does not address, while also highlighting the sources of information and the methods that should be employed to produce a realistic and useful project schedule.

The book provides advice on how many software options may be applied to projects environments and it aims to teach readers how to plan and control projects created within the he software package and stays focused on explaining how to use Primavera to schedule projects by:

  • Concentrating on the core functions required to set up an enterprise environment and how to plan and control projects.
  • Providing command lists at the start of each chapter as a quick reference.
  • Providing a list of comprehensive and detailed table of contents.

Primavera P6 is not easy to use due to its deep and complex capabilities and feature set, so it requires training and this book is the best product to use for that training. The book is written by an experienced scheduler and a P6 use, not an IT person, and it is written for the P6 students who understand how to manage projects but needs to learn how to use the software. It draws on the author’s practical experience in using the software in a wide variety of industries. It also presents workable solutions to real day to day planning and scheduling problems. The book can be look at through the following link:

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TRICKS AND TRAPS FOR MICROSOFT PROJECT

Microsoft Project is a project management software product, developed and sold by Microsoft. It is designed to assist a project manager in developing a plan, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing the budget, and analyzing workloads.

Written by Paul E. Harris and published by BPB Publications, the two titles that reveal the unimaginable in-built traps that will trick even the most experienced users of MS Project are:

  • 99 Tricks and Traps for Microsoft Project 2013
  • 99 Tricks and Traps for Microsoft Project 2013 & 2016

These books quickly get down to the issues that many people grapple with when trying to use some of the more advanced features of the software and enlighten the readers on the traps that some users fall into and how to avoid them. It demonstrates how the software tricks and explains some tricks that may be used to become more productive with the software and generate better schedules. MS Project is an extremely capable tool, but in the quest to make the tool easier to use and more capable, the designers have programmed in a number of traps for the unwary. For the people new to scheduling, and those transitioning from other tools, they need to understand the behavior and limitations of this software.

The books are suitable for people who understand the basics of MS Project but want a short guide to give them insights into less intuitive features of the software. It is a sort of book that can be read on the go. The books can be looked at through the following links:

99 Tricks & Traps For Microsoft Project 2013 By Paul E. Harris

99 Trics & Traps For Microsoft Project 2013 & 2016 By Paul E. Harris

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT BODY OF KNOWLEDGE (PMBOK)

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The Project Management Body of Knowledge is a set of standard terminology and guidelines for project management. Microsoft Project is a project management software product, developed and sold by Microsoft. It is designed to assist a project manager in developing a plan, assigning resources to tasks, tracking progress, managing the budget, and analyzing workloads.

Planning and Control using Microsoft Project 2013 & 2016 & PMBOK Guide Fifth Edition by Paul E. Harris and published by BPB Publications has been written for people learning to use MS Project in project environment applying PMBOK Guide fifth edition processes. It helps readers to understand how to plan and control projects created within the software package and focuses on explaining how to use MS Project to schedule projects by:

  • Explaining which PMBOK Guide processes the software will support.
  • Concentrating on the core functions required to plan a project.
  • Presents workable solutions to real day to day planning and scheduling problems and contains practical advice on how to set up the software.
  • Explains some of the important differences between MS Project and other scheduling software.
  • Explains some of the more difficult calculations often omitted in other books.
  • Includes exercises to reinforce the learning outcomes, a large number of screen dumps, numerous tips, a detailed index and command list at the start of each chapter as a quick reference.

This book was written so it may be used as:

  • A training manual
  • A self-teaching book
  • A reference manual

It is ideal for people who would like to quickly gain an understanding of how the software operates. The book can be looked at through the following link:

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INTRODUCTION TO OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING

Object-oriented programming (OOP) is a programming language model organized around objects rather than “actions” and data rather than logic. Historically, a program has been viewed as a logical procedure that takes input data, processes it, and produces output data.

BPB Publications brought out two textbooks by Prof. Sham Tickoo that aim o familiarize the software developers with an object oriented programming. These books are:

Introduction to C++ Programming

C++ is an object oriented programming language and a preferred programming approach of software industry that enjoys the distinction of being most popular and widely used OOP language in the world. This book covers the basic features of C++ in a simple and effective way. The line-by-line explanation enables the students which no previous programming experience to gain a thorough and practical understand of the language. The highlight of the textbook is that each concept introduced in it has been exemplified by a program to clarify and facilitate better understanding. The book can be look through the following link:

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Introduction to Java Programming

Java is an object oriented, platform-independent, multithreaded programming language whose basic concept has been taken from C and C++. The language provides choice, efficiency and flexibility to the users, and can run on any operating system. The book is written to cater to the needs of beginners and intermediate users who wish to understand the basic concepts of Java. It highlights Java as the easiest and most productive tool for creating programs, including window-based and web-based programs. The line-by-line explanation of each program ensures that the users with no previous programming experience are able to understand the concepts and master the programming techniques and use them with flexibility while designing programs. The book can be looked through the following link:

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Some of the Salient Features of these books are:

  • Comprehensive Textbooks
  • Programming Approach
  • Illustrations
  • Learning Objectives
  • Notes
  • Self-Evaluating Test/ Review Questions
  • Free Resources for Faculty and Students

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