Project Management from Start to Finish

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Access Alliance for Education releases a new ebook: Project Management from Start to Finish

Targeting those leading projects, and those looking to build their skills in project management, this ebook enables project managers to understand their roles, improve their skills, and apply proven best practices for leading their teams and delivering the expected value. The principles and techniques can be used by project managers of all size projects and complexities and using various delivery methods.

March 30, 2020 – In partnership with BluePontoon Publishing and author Lisa-Ann Barnes, Access Alliance for Education, a coursework accelerator, is proud to release the ebook Project Management from Start to Finish.

“Project Management from Start to Finish” describes a practical, scalable, holistic, and team-focused approach to project management. It describes the thought process involved in managing a project, focusing on the questions that should be asked to ensure that the right work is being done by the right people at the right time. The activities and deliverables of the project manager are detailed from a practice-based, not theory-based, perspective. Guidance is provided for tailoring the process to ensure the project manager is always adding value to the project, not administrative overhead.

This book provides the project management skills needed to be an effective project manager: articulating the desired outcome of the project, establishing the project’s priorities, creating useful and usable project plans, building a strong team, and delivering the expected business value.

“Being a project manager is an exciting, rewarding, and difficult role. As project managers, we are expected to deliver valued outcomes, lead distributed teams, and manage increasing complexity. We need to balance the mechanics of solid project management with outstanding strategic and leadership skills. ” stated author Lisa-Ann Barnes. “My goal with this book is to provide project managers with more than theory - to provide them with practical information. This book uses best practices, examples from my own projects, and downloads to the integrated templates I use on my own projects. I want project managers using this book to engage with the readings, videos, and podcasts so they build their skills and can work effectively with their project teams on day one.”

“Lisa Ann Barnes’ experienced perspective to the project management process delivers unique insight with this ebook. We feel this ebook covers the definitive aspects for every project.” adds Dan Linville, Partner and Executive Vice President of Access Alliance for Education. “The book has the learner in mind at all times by providing appropriate content for all levels of project managers, whether in an academic or professional setting.”

“Our partnership with Blue Pontoon and Lisa-Ann continues our overall commitment as a coursework accelerator”, adds John Hillsman, Partner and CEO, Access Alliance for Education. “ We look forward to bringing Project Management from Start to Finish, the second book by Lisa-Ann Barnes in her outstanding project management series, as well as other business related books and courses from Lisa-Ann and BluePontoon to learners everywhere.”

The value focused suggested retail pricing for the eBook only is $69.95.

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About Access Alliance for Education:

Access Alliance for Education (AA4E) is an independent, value-focused coursework accelerator. AA4E works with instructors, departments, and institutions to bring independently authored, value-focused course related texts, materials, videos, resources and solutions to improve the learning process for students and institutions globally.

All of our independent authors and content, coursework, assessments, and solutions providers (instructors, departments and institutions) retain all their own copyrights/ownership to their content and solutions.

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About Lisa-Ann Barnes:

Lisa-Ann Barnes is an award-winning (Outstanding Faculty) adjunct professor in the School of Professional Studies at Northwestern University and a certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Lisa-Ann is involved in project management as both a practitioner and educator. She is an experienced consultant passionate about improving how projects are managed by organizations, teams, and people. Lisa-Ann works with organizations to assess pain points, identify solutions, and implement changes to how projects are identified, prioritized, planned, and monitored. She also works with individuals to improve their skills in project management and leadership through on-site, on-line, and hybrid training and coaching programs. Lisa-Ann has been managing projects and programs since the early 1990’s, managing projects and programs of different sizes (budget up to $1 million, up to 60 team members), varying locations (co-located, hybrid, remote), various compositions (single function, cross-functional, contractors, vendors, partners), and various industries. She continues to refine the tools and techniques she uses to meet the challenges and needs of today’s projects. Lisa-Ann believes that projects are successful because of the people involved, and that the role of a project manager is to support, serve, and lead the project team. She also believes that project managers are successful when they right-size the project management methods, tools, and techniques to meet the unique needs of the project and team. Lisa-Ann reflects these beliefs in her project management methodology, templates, and training programs.

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About BluePontoon:

BluePontoon publishes just-in-time micro-learning resources for project professionals. Our catalog will include resources on project management, communication, leadership, team-building and effectiveness, and collaboration. Our resources are developed by experts in their field, supported by experts in eLearning. We provide content and tools that are to the point, practical, and applicable to the work you do right now. By using different formats - video, audio, reading, and discussions, we get you the information you need in the ways you best learn.

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Contact Information:

John Hillsman

Access Alliance for Education


+1 (630) 549-0941