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Dick Billows, PMP – Project Management Books

Dick Billows’ books on project management are based on his 20 Dick Billows, PMPyears of experience managing projects, programs and project portfolios. Prior to starting 4PM.com, Dick worked as a project manager in a number of industries within the US and abroad. He has been an executive in a fortune 200 company, and a partner in the fourth largest consulting firm in the world.

Dick’s books reflect this wealth of practical, hands-on experience. His books are not about theories and concepts of project management. Instead, they teach you real-world practical techniques like:

  • What questions to ask your boss, the customer or client to get a project started the right way
  • How to gather requirements from people affected by the project
  • How to build schedules that finish as early and cheaply as possible
  • How to handle change requests
  • How to develop and deliver a status report
  • How to close out the current project so you make the next one easier

The books are full of practical examples and actual project plans. You can even read what a project manager should say to a team member to get an accurate estimate. You’ll see hundreds of screenshots of Microsoft Project and the templates Dick has developed over his 20 years of practical project management experience.

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Consulting Project Management Techniques

Consulting Project Management Techniques

A $40 electronic textbook for experienced PMs who want to learn project management advanced techniques for larger, more complex projects done for clients with multiple stakeholders and teams from many technical specialties. It is a comprehensive guide to advanced techniques for risk management and estimating cost and duration. You will master techniques for working with client executives to deliver strategic projects with business value.

Consulting Project Managemen Techniques takes you through all the steps in a large consulting project and you’ll read exactly what the project manager should ask the client stakeholders, then see the PM answer tough questions and persuade difficult executives.

You’ll learn different techniques for decomposing the project scope into a full work breakdown structure (WBS); parametric, PERT and analogous estimating with the team; building a project schedule and optimizing it to finish as soon as possible within constraints for budget, resources and duration.

Consulting Project Management Techniques Table of Contents:

  1. Project Lessons Learned
  2. Initiation & Scope Definition
  3. Project Charter
  4. Decomposition, the Work Breakdown Structure & Quality
  5. Assignments & Estimates
  6. Building the Dynamic Schedule
  7. Optimizing & Trade-offs
  8. Tracking, Problems & Solutions
  9. Microsoft Project Software Appendix: Step-by-Step Instructions
  10. View a sample of the Consulting Project Management: Advanced Techniques book
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Buy Consulting Project Management: Advanced Techniques
By Dick Billows, PMP

216 pages $40.00

This is an electronic book you can download to your PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone. Your purchase includes 2 downloads of the book. The book is fully indexed and searchable plus you may print a paper copy. Adobe Reader, a free PDF viewer, is required. Your receipt will contain the password to download and open the book.

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Client Project Essentials

Client Project Essentials$20 Client Project Essentials teaches a basic 5 step methodology for planning projects with the client through tracking and reporting weekly status.  You begin with planning the project with the client, defining requirements, estimating work with the team members, developing a project schedule, executing the plan and tracking weekly progress. You will see how a project manager spots and solves real problems and how they report progress to the client.

Client Project Essentials includes complete Microsoft Project® software instruction for the 5 steps in managing client projects. It takes you step-by-step through a real project where you read actual conversations with the client and see how the project manager handles tough questions.

Consulting Project Essentials Table of Contents:

  • Step 1: BroadBrush Plan
    • Technique 1: Defining the Project Scope
    • Technique 2: Gathering Project Requirements
    • Technique 3: Creating the Charter & Avoiding Problems
  • Step 2: Work Breakdown Structure
    • Technique 4: Using Microsoft Project® Software
    • Technique 5: Building a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Step 3: Dynamic Project Schedules
    • Technique 6: Sequencing Tasks
  • Step 4: Assigning People to Tasks
    • Technique 7: Making Clear Assignments & Estimates
    • Technique 8: Defining the Critical Path
    • Technique 9: Team Leadership Skills
  • Step 5: Tracking Results
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Buy Consulting Project Essentials
By Dick Billows, PMP

68 pages $20.00

This is an electronic book you can download to your PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone. Your purchase includes 2 downloads of the book. The book is fully indexed and searchable plus you may print a paper copy. Adobe Reader, a free PDF viewer, is required. Your receipt will contain the password to download and open the book.

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Healthcare Project Essentials

Healthcare Project Essentials$20  Healthcare Project Essentials is for beginners to learn a basic methodology to use on small healthcare projects.  You begin with planning the project with the sponsor, defining requirements, estimating work with the team members, developing a project schedule, executing the project and tracking weekly progress. You will see how a project manager spots and solves real problems and how they report progress to the caregivers and administrators.

Healthcare Project Essentials includes complete Microsoft Project® software instruction for the 5 steps in managing a small healthcare project. It takes you step-by-step through a real healthcare project where you read actual conversations with the project sponsor and see how the project manager handles tough questions.

Healthcare Project Essentials Table of Contents:

  • Step 1: BroadBrush Plan
    • Technique 1: Defining the Project Scope
    • Technique 2: Gathering Project Requirements
    • Technique 3: Creating the Charter & Avoiding Problems
  • Step 2: Work Breakdown Structure
    • Technique 4: Using Microsoft Project®  Software
    • Technique 5: Building a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Step 3: Dynamic Project Schedules
    • Technique 6: Sequencing Tasks
  • Step 4: Assigning People to Tasks
    • Technique 7: Making Clear Assignments & Estimates
    • Technique 8: Defining the Critical Path
    • Technique 9: Team Leadership Skills
  • Step 5: Tracking Results
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Buy Healthcare Project Essentials
By Dick Billows, PMP

68 pages $20.00

This is an electronic book you can download to your PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone. Your purchase includes 2 downloads of the book. The book is fully indexed and searchable plus you may print a paper copy. Adobe Reader, a free.PDF viewer, is required. Your receipt for the book will contain the password to download and open the book.

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Construction Project Essentials

Construction Project Essentials$20.  Construction Project Essentials teaches construction project managers all the steps for managing a construction project including: planning the project and requirements with the customer, estimating work with the crews, developing a project schedule, executing the project plan and tracking weekly progress.  You will see how to spot and solve project problems and how to report progress to the customer.
Construction Project Essentials includes complete Microsoft Project® software instructions for the 5 steps in managing a small construction project. It takes you step-by-step through a real project where you read the actual conversations with the customer and see how the project manager handles the tough questions.

Construction Project Essentials Table of Contents:

  • Step 1: BroadBrush Plan
    • Technique 1: Defining the Project Scope
    • Technique 2: Gathering Project Requirements
    • Technique 3: Creating the Charter & Avoiding Problems
  • Step 2: Work Breakdown Structure
    • Technique 4: Using Microsoft Project® Software
    • Technique 5: Building a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Step 3: Dynamic Project Schedules
    • Technique 6: Sequencing Tasks
  • Step 4: Assigning People to Tasks
    • Technique 7: Making Clear Assignments & Estimates
    • Technique 8: Defining the Critical Path
    • Technique 9: Team Leadership Skills
  • Step 5: Tracking Results
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Buy Construction Project Essentials
By Dick Billows, PMP

65 pages $20.00

Construction Project Essentials is an electronic book you can download to your PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone. Your purchase includes 2 downloads of the book. The book is fully indexed and searchable plus you may print a paper copy. Adobe Reader, a free PDF viewer, is required. Your receipt for the book will contain the password to download and open the book.

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IT Project Essentials

IT Project Essentials$20.  IT Project Essentials is for beginners to learn a basic methodology to use on small IT projects.  You begin with planning the project with the sponsor, defining requirements with users, estimating work with the team members, developing a project schedule, executing the project and tracking weekly progress.  You see how a PM spots and solves project problems and how they report to the boss and users.

IT Project Essentials includes complete Microsoft Project® software instructions for the 5 steps in managing a small project. It takes you step by step through a real project where you read the actual conversations with the project sponsor and see how the PM handles the tough questions.

IT Project Essentials Table of Contents:

  • Step 1: BroadBrush Plan
    • Technique 1: Defining the Project Scope
    • Technique 2: Gathering Project Requirements
    • Technique 3: Creating the Charter & Avoiding Problems
  • Step 2: Work Breakdown Structure
    • Technique 4: Using Microsoft Project® Software
    • Technique 5: Building a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Step 3: Dynamic Project Schedules
    • Technique 6: Sequencing Tasks
  • Step 4: Assigning People to Tasks
    • Technique 7: Making Clear Assignments & Estimates
    • Technique 8: Defining the Critical Path
    • Technique 9: Team Leadership Skills
  • Step 5: Tracking Results
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Buy IT Project Essentials
By Dick Billows, PMP

63 pages $20.00

This is an electronic book you can download to your PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone. Your purchase includes 2 downloads of the book. The book is fully indexed, searchable and you may print a paper copy. Adobe Reader, a free PDF viewer, is required. Your receipt for the book will contain the password to download and open the book.

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Project Management Advanced Techniques

Project Management Advanced Techniques$40 Project Management Advanced Techniques is an electronic book for experienced project managers who want to learn advanced techniques for managing larger, more complex projects with multiple stakeholders and teams from many technical specialties. You will learn techniques for working with executives to plan strategic projects that deliver business value.

You will also learn techniques for decomposing the project scope into a full work breakdown structure; parametric, PERT and analogous estimating with your team; building a project schedule and optimizing it to finish as soon as possible with constraints for budget, resources and duration.

The Project Management Advanced Techniques e-book takes you through all the steps in a large, complex project with tough stakeholders and lots of problems to solve. You will see how the PM answers tough questions and persuades difficult executives.

Project Management Advanced Techniques Table of Contents:

  1. Project Lessons Learned
  2. Initiation & Scope Definition
  3. Project Charter
  4. Decomposition, the Work Breakdown Structure & Quality
  5. Assignments & Estimates
  6. Building the Dynamic Schedule
  7. Optimizing & Trade-offs
  8. Tracking, Problems & Solutions
  9. Microsoft Project Software Appendix: Step-by-Step Instructions
  10. View a sample of the Project Management Advanced Techniques book
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Buy Project Management Advanced Techniques
By Dick Billows, PMP

226 pages $40.00

This is an electronic book you can download to your PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone. Your purchase includes 2 downloads of the book. It is fully indexed and searchable plus you may print a paper copy. Adobe Reader, a free PDF viewer, is required. Your receipt will contain the password to download and open the book.

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IT Project Management: Advanced Techniques

$40.  IT Project Management: Advanced Techniques is an electronic book for experienced project managers who want to learn advanced techniques for managing larger, more complex IT projects with multiple stakeholders, users and teams from many technical specialties. You will learn techniques for working with executives to plan strategic projects that deliver business value.

You will also learn techniques for decomposing the project scope into a full work breakdown structure; parametric, PERT and analogous estimating with your team; building a project schedule and optimizing it to finish as soon as possible with constraints for budget, resources and duration.

IT Project Management: Advanced Techniques

The IT Project Management: Advanced Techniques book takes you through all the steps in a large, complex IT project with tough users and stakeholders and lots of problems to solve. You see the PM answer tough questions and read how to persuade difficult users and executives.

IT Project Management: Advanced Techniques Table of Contents:

  1. Project Lessons Learned
  2. Initiation & Scope Definition
  3. Project Charter
  4. Decomposition, the Work Breakdown Structure & Quality
  5. Assignments & Estimates
  6. Building the Dynamic Schedule
  7. Optimizing & Trade-offs
  8. Tracking, Problems & Solutions
  9. Microsoft Project Software Appendix: Step-by-Step Instructions
  10. View a sample of the IT Project Management: Advanced Techniques book
Open Code Will Be On Your Receipt

Buy IT Project Management: Advanced Techniques
By Dick Billows, PMP

225 pages $40.00

This is an electronic book you can download to your PC, Mac, tablet or smartphone. Your purchase includes 2 downloads of the book. It is fully indexed and searchable plus you may print a paper copy. Adobe Reader, a free PDF viewer, is required. Your receipt will contain the password to download and open the book.