Project Management Handbook of Checklists
IT'S ABOUT TIME!
In today's highly competitive and global environment, project
management practitioners must concentrate on achieving results, satisfying the client,
controlling costs, meeting the deadlines and delivering the final product - all while out
performing the competition.
Project Management Practitioners must be all knowing, all seeing, all doing. Or, they
have a set of the Project Management Handbook of Checklists.
Mark Hiltz, a practicing Project Manager, spent over 6 years researching collecting,
reviewing, organizing, developing and formulating project management information into
There is a demonstrated need and desire for this product. This product
has been sold in over 80 countries, to over 20 different sectors
and more than 100 different industry groups.
Markcheck Publishing asks, "Have You Forgotten Anything?"
The Project Management Handbook of Checklists
is a powerful tool for Project
It's been called, "The
Common Sense Approach to Project Management."
This book has been developed as a
reference tool for organizations and individuals involved in planning and managing
projects of any type or size. It is in the form of comprehensive checklists which are
designed to provide choice and to help individuals to think about and consider many of
the issues and items that need to be acted upon. It is a must for anyone involved in
conceptualizing, defining, planning, implementing, managing and administering any
type or size of project. It appeals to project managers, project support staff,
managers of project managers, project stakeholders and customers, project
developers, educators and trainers, and consultants.
This book leads the practitioner through the planning process. It stimulates and
encourages creative ideas and thinking without limiting the practitioner to a regimented
series of steps. It presents an organized and flexible approach, offering lots of choice
and selection, in a user friendly format.
Each volume is divided by chapter and section. Sections include an explanation and
various checklists related to the topic.
This tool will help you launch projects, stimulate project teams, prepare plans,
develop project management methodologies, parctices and procedures, develop
training programs, conduct reviews/audits, instill project management skills
into the company, validate tasks, and much more.
It consists of:
Four volumes on CD-ROM, 1,892 total pages,
18 Chapters, with various sections within most chapters
and over 1,600 pages of checklists
The publication is available in English only.
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ISBN # 0-9697202-1-1
The CD-ROM has been setup in Adobe
Acrobat Reader (Software is included on the CD-ROM). This provides the
flexibility to do key word searches, take advantage of the various
comprehensive list of bookmarks and hyperlinks setup within the text, print
individual pages, and copy and paste into your own format. The benefits include
portability, interactivity and searchability.
All 4 volumes are included on the one CD-ROM. Use of the CD-ROM is governed by
a licensing agreement that is included on and with the CD-ROM.
How customers are using it: (Comments received from Customers)
- To plan, prepare and execute projects.
- To assist in managing projects.
- To instill some project management skills into the corporation.
- To establish a project management system to suit the needs of the company in managing the projects at sites as well as within the organization.
- To launch the project, setup the project office and prepare project plans.
- To generate ideas to improve the project management environment and to generate statement of work.
- To help stimulate the teams ability to brainstorm ideas and thoughts against what is provided in the checklists (tickler).
- To help in offering questions that need to be answered during the implementation of new projects in the company.
- To check to see if project personnel have considered all the variables.
- To help and tutor new project managers.
- To improve the project management skills of younger staff.
- To serve as an aide memoire.
- To develop training programs and prepare seminars.
- To setup a program or project management support office.
- To enable the project support office to support customers.
- To gauge performance on projects.
- To help in establishing a project management competency centre.
- To develop, revise, improve, and implement methodology, practices, procedures & processes.
- To use as a central source for methodology implementation.
- To integrate into existing methodology.
- To enhance in house project management tools.
- To use as a reality check.
- To see if we are doing things the right way.
- To conduct reviews and audits.
- To serve as a checklist for clients.
- To help setup, plan and manage financial systems projects.
- To do information technology planning.
- To improve PM structure for managing complex projects.
- To confirm that the finished work units are complete and for testing the plan for the subsequent stages.
- To use in conjunction with other PM publications and compliment what we already have.
- To help in building a library of resources.
- To strengthen an existing project management process at our company.
- To validate tasks.
- To provide internal project leader support.
- To help finalize project methodology.
- To help manage business changes and set standards for process and tools.
- To advance skills as a project manager.
- To assist the organization in executing projects more efficiently.
- To assist with our project management.
- To help build an IT Project Management Body of Knowledge.
- To provide checklists for training.
- To eduacte project managers.
- To professionalize the execution of projects
- As a basis to move projects along.
- As a source of guidelines for different aspects of projects.
- As a review before and during major projects.
- As a reference for customizing projects being worked on.
- As a work guide to ensure that nothing is forgotten.
- As a check on items that need to be covered or completed as part of the process.
- As a helpful guide and a reminder of activities and tasks which may otherwise get overlooked
- As a guide for internal audit in the project execution.
- As a reference tool for implementing systems integration projects.
- As a guide for preparing project specific lists.
- As a reference to complement full text descriptions of project management procedures.
- As a reference guide and checkpoint.
- As a handy reference for project management staff and technical staff.
- As a starter set to help in developing project management forms.
- As a primary source for preparing project feasibility study documents, request for funding documents and for project planning in general.
- As a tool to enhance the well being of the service provided to our organization.
- As a tool to help our technical folks to become better project managers.
- As an aid on international cooperation projects.
- As a reference book in our resource centre.
- As part of an ongoing effort to develop best practices and procedures within the organization.
- For use in helping to plan how to tackle projects.
- For proposal preparation, RFP review and project implementation.
- For selectively developing checklists unique to a given project or process.
- For teaching, researching and consultancy
- For setting up a project management office.
- For business applications.
- For the development and refinement of project management systems within our organization.
- For internal use for IT project planning and management.
- Having project teams utilize them in the early planning and definition phase.
- On an as needed basis throughout different stages of the project.
Customer Feedback - Project Management Handbook of Checklists
"We have been using the Project Management Handbook of Checklists as a source for project specific checklists.
We have found it to be very useful and very comprehensive." John A. Howard, Stantec Consulting Ltd., Calgary, Canada.
"The manuals are great!", Jack Short, Manager, NCS/ITS Project Management Office, B.C. Hydro, Burnaby, B.C., Canada.
"I'm working in a Steel Company (Gerdau Group - Brazil) where I'm Engineering Director. In our department we
have the responsibility for all capital investments management and coordination. We are looking for a new project
management system (we think that we will adopt the recommendations of PMI) and we believe that one excellent
tool would be to have good "checklists" for project scopes definitions, project schedule development, projects cost
budgeting, etc. For this purpose, your Project Management Handbook of Checklists was an excellent choice."
Erico Teodoro Sommer, Engineering Director, Gerdau Group, Rio Grande Do Sul, Porto Alegre - RS - Brasil.
"We have been using this handbook in establishing checklists to measure project progress as part of our Project
Metrics project. It is our intention to introduce an electronic checklist version in our Project Methodology so that we
can measure progress automatically during the various stages and phases of the life cycle of a project.
This will be integrated in our Project Health Check Tool for IT projects in time to come." Andrew Hogendijk,
Program Office Team Leader, Coles Myer Ltd., Abbotsford, Victoria, Australia.
"The Project Management Handbook of Checklists has been extremely helpful in establishing a project management
system to suit the needs of our company in managing projects at sites as well as in our organization." Eng. Laila El
Maghraby, The Arab Contractors, Osman Ahmed Osman & Co. (Construction and Contracting Industry), Cairo,
"Excellent for a complete source of Project Management Guidelines." John Johnson, Distillery, Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
"This book helps us to cover all the basis when we undertake large projects." Dennis Hobbs, Telus Corporation,
Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Topics covered include:
Volume 1 (480 pages)
Volume 2 (392 pages)
- Pre-Project Planning
- Project Planning
- Project Initiation/Startup
- Project Definition
- Project Administration
- Project Office
- Information Management
- Project Management Tools
- Project Procedures
- Standards and Practices
- Standard Forms
- Financial Management
- Contract Administration
- Claims Management
- Project Overruns and Delays
- Communications Management
- Implementation of Project Management
- Risk Management
- Human Resources Management
- Conflict Management
- Team Building
- Change Management
- Process Management/Facilitation
- Safety Management
- Quality Management
Volume 3 (438 pages)|
Project Planning & Control
Volume 4 (582 pages)
- Planning Overview
- Marketing the Project
- Public/Media Relations
- Work Breakdown Structure and Work Packages
- Site Selection/Development
- Statement of Work
- Information Technology/Telecoms
- Product Development
- Crisis/Emergency Planning
- International Projects
- Project Termination
- Final Inspection/Acceptance
- Completion / Closeout
Take a look at which sectors and industry groups are using the
Project Management Handbook.
- Aerospace Companies
- Space Systems
- Cable TV Systems
- Information Providers
- Consulting/Business Services
- Community Colleges
- School Boards
- Technology Institutes
- Training Companies
- Federal Departments
- Crown Corporations
- Health Care/Medical
- Medical Centres
- High Technology
- Software Development
- Information Management /Technology/ Systems
- Software Distribution
- Systems Integration
- Internet Service Provider
- Web development/hosting
- International Development
- Consumer Products
- Cosmetics (Fragrances)
- Credit Cards
- Fast Foods
- Floating Production
- Food Processing
- Medical Products
- Soft Drinks
- Specialty Glass and Ceramics
- Sugar Producers
- Transportation (Golf Carts)
- National Laboratories
- Oil & Gas
- Pulp & Paper
- Retail Development
- Supermarket Chain
- Petstore Chain
- Telephone Companies (Telco's)
- Wireless Companies
- Equipment Manufacturers
- Long Distance Providers
- Services (Traffic Management, Billing)
- Container Terminals
- Public Transit
- Electric Power (Hydro, Nuclear)
- Solid Waste Mgt.
- Business Services
- Consultants (Business, Education, Engineering, Health Care, Human Resources, Information Technology, Management, Marketing, Project Management, Software, Telecommunications)
- Financial (Banks, Cheque Verification, Credit Unions, Information Systems, Insurance Companies, Investments, Stock Exchanges, Clearing Houses, Pension Boards/Funds)
- Real Estate
- Property Developers
- Industrial Auctioneer
- Auto Clubs
- Postal Services
- Automation Services
- Solution Providers
Some of the benefits of using the Project Management Handbook of Checklists
- Makes your job easier.
- Avoids costly errors and saves time.
- A one stop full-package solution.
- Stimulates creativity
- Reduces the oversight of important factors
- Helps to trigger thoughts and generate new ideas.
- Provides a starting point.
- Reduces initial pandemonium.
- Eliminates re-creating the wheel.
- Takes the guess work out of what you have to think about.
- Assists you in becoming better organized, flexible and more productive.
- Facilitates planning and goal setting.
- Easy to follow and use.
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