Project Tools & Techniques

Project Management Consulting, Textbooks and Videos

 

Dick Billows, PMP
CEO 4PM.com

You don’t learn academic theories and concepts from us.  You master proven, practical tools and techniques to deliver projects that delight your boss or client.  

Our process is designed for project professionals from beginners to portfolio managers.  We publish our own textbooks and make our own project management videos so your materials are consistent and reinforce your learning. Your books and videos let you “see” a  PM’s work through every step of a real project. We give you lots of practice using every tool and technique so you gain confidence in your PM skills and ability.

  Project Management Textbooks

Our project management textbooks explain how a PM uses project management tools on real world projects. They are rich in practical skills that are explained in step-by-step detail.  It’s like you’re sitting right there next to the expert project manager. You’ll read the initial conversation where the PM asks the boss/customer what result they want the project to produce. You read how the PM asks the right questions to define the project scope and its measure of success. Next you “sit in on” the PM’s interviews with the managers involved in the project. You’ll learn how to ask the right questions to gather all their requirements.  Then you learn techniques for working with team members to estimate costs and hours of work.

You learn how that data is used to create a schedule using MS Project® or Gantter® software. You’ll see every click and step so you know how to do it. Next you read how the PM presents the plan and schedule and answers the kind of questions managers always ask.  Finally, you see how to track and report the project’s progress. You’ll learn how to enter weekly data from the team members and present the results in a status report to the boss/customer. The reporting process includes identifying problems and recommending solutions.

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8 thoughts on “Project Tools & Techniques”

  1. Those are really some of the best guides I have seen for project management. Personally I lack skills of time management which essentially leads to poor project management. Hopefully these will help in my time management skills too.

    Thanks
    Sushant @ laptoptag.in

    1. Sushant

      Yes we do. Good project managers need to learn to manage their own time as well as the team’s time. Our methodology will teach you what to spend your time on and what to take a pass on.

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