Synopses & Reviews
employs a managerial, business-oriented approach to the management of projects, which is reinforced throughout the text with current examples of project management in action.
Introduction: Why Project Management?; The Organizational Context: Strategy, Structure, and Culture; Project Selection and Portfolio Management; Leadership and the Project Manager; Scope Management; Project Team Building, Conflict, and Negotiation; Risk Management; Cost Estimation and Budgeting; Project Scheduling: Networks, Duration Estimation, and Critical Path; Project Scheduling: Lagging, Crashing, and Activity Networks; Critical Chain Project Scheduling; Resource Management; Project Evaluation and Control; Project Closeout and Termination
For readers or future mangers interested in understanding the fundamentals of project management from a variety of business applications and examples.
This text takes a holistic, integrated approach to managing projects, exploring both technical and managerial challenges.
It emphasizes not only individual project execution, but also provides a strategic perspective, demonstrating means to manage projects at the program and portfolio levels.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Introduction: Why Project Management?
Chapter 2 - The Organization Context: Strategy, Structure, and Culture
Chapter 3 - Project Selection and Portfolio Management
Chapter 4 - Leadership and the Project Manager
Chapter 5 - Scope Management
Chapter 6 - Project Team Building, Conflict, and Negotiation
Chapter 7 - Risk Management
Chapter 8 - Cost Estimation and Budgeting
Chapter 9 - Project Scheduling: Networks, Duration Estimation, and Critical Path
Chapter 10 - Project Scheduling: Lagging, Crashing, and Activity Networks
Chapter 11 - Critical Chain Project Scheduling
Chapter 12 - Resource Management
Chapter 13 - Project Evaluation and Control
Chapter 14 - Project Close-out and Termination