Project Management Handbook

This free project management handbook is intended for anyone who is involved in or will be involved in projects that take place within or are conducted in association with DANS. The text, however, has been prepared in such a way that it can be used by other organisations, particularly those in the non-profit sector, that use project-based working methods.


The book is comprised of several sections. The first section (Chapters 1 through 4) provides an overview of project management. These chapters address the theory of the waterfall method, which is applicable to most projects. The second section of this book (beginning with Chapter 5), addresses “cyclical” forms of project management, which are more appropriate to IT-related projects. These methods are particularly well suited for software development and other creative IT projects. The penultimate chapter addresses the working methods of DANS. This method is a combination of elements from both the waterfall and the cyclical methods. The last chapter of this handbook discusses how organisations can manage the dynamics of carrying out several projects at once. The most important difficulties are addressed, along with strategies for dealing with these problems.

Table of Contents

  • The six phases of project management
  • Managing a project
  • Project reporting
  • The sales representative and the politician
  • Waterfall versus cyclical project management
  • DANS software-development working methods
  • Programme management

Book Details

Author(s): Wouter Baars
Format(s): PDF, Doc, HTML
File size: 2.63 MB
Number of pages: 83
Link: Read online.

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