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Best-selling author Kathy Schwalbe's Introduction to Project Management, Second Edition offers a general yet concise introduction to project management. This book provides up-to- date information on how good project, program, and portfolio management can help you achieve organizational success. It includes over 50 samples of tools and techniques applied to one large project, and is suitable for all majors, including business, engineering, healthcare, and more. This text uses a chronological approach to project management, with detailed explanations and examples for initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing projects.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Project, Program, and Portfolio Management Chapter 2: Project, Program, and Portfolio Selection Chapter 3: Initiating Projects Chapter 4: Planning Projects, Part 1 (Project Integration, Scope, Time, And Cost Management): Chapter 5: Planning Projects, Part 2 (Project Quality, Human Resource, Communications, Risk, and Procurement Management) Chapter 6: Executing Projects Chapter 7: Monitoring and Controlling Projects Chapter 8: Closing Projects and Best Practices Appendices: A: Guide to Using Microsoft Project 2007 B: Advice for the Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam and Related Certifications C: Resources