Table of Contents and Sample Chapters for
Practical Project Initiation: A Handbook with Tools
by Karl E. Wiegers

(Microsoft Press, 2007; ISBN 978-0-7356-2521-1)


Part I. Project Management Fundamentals Chapter 1. A Project Management Primer
Chapter 2. Project Management Good Practices
Chapter 3. Just Too Much to Do
Part II. Preparing for Success Chapter 4. Success Criteria Breed Success
Chapter 5. Are We There Yet?
Chapter 6. Know Your Enemy: Introduction to Risk Management
Chapter 7. Chartering a Course for Success
Chapter 8. Lessons Learned from Tool Adoption
Part III. Living with Reality Chapter 9. Negotiating Achievable Commitments
Chapter 10. Saving for a Rainy Day
Chapter 11. Stop Promising Miracles
Part IV. Measuring What Happens Chapter 12. A Software Metrics Primer
Chapter 13. Metrics Traps To Avoid
Part V. Learning Continuously Chapter 14. Learning from Experience
Chapter 15. Looking Back, Looking Ahead