Managing High-Technology Programs and Projects / Edition 3

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An invaluable resource for project managers, Managing High-Technology Programs and Projects, Third Edition covers every aspect of project management for today’s high-tech business world. It offers proven methodologies and professional guidance for managing any project or program from start to finish. Completely updated, revised, and improved to keep up with the changing world of project management, it covers all the new technologies and methodologies project managers rely on for success. Readers will find step-by-step coverage of these topics, and more:

  • New advances in information technology
  • New techniques, tools, and methodologies
  • Understanding the project or program you are working on
  • Organizing the project management function
  • Setting up the project team and building project commitment
  • Starting up a project rapidly and efficiently
  • Managing multiple projects
  • Selecting project planning and scheduling software packages
  • Conducting in-progress evaluations and providing project direction
  • Finishing the project on time, within budget, and according to specifications
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471265573
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/13/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 396
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

RUSSELL D. ARCHIBALD, PMP, Fellow PMI and APM/IPMA, MSc, has held engineering and executive positions in the defense/aerospace, refinery construction and operation, automotive manufacturing, and telecommunications industries. Since 1982, he has consulted in project management to companies and agencies in twelve countries on four continents, and has taught project management principles and practices to thousands of managers and specialists around the world. He is an original founding trustee and member of the Project Management Institute.

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Table of Contents


Executive Overview of Project Management.

Programs and Projects.

Improving Project Management Capabilities.

Integrative Roles in Project Management.

Integrative and Predictive Project Planning and Control.

Project Team and Key Human Aspects of Project Management.

Organizing the Project Management Function and Office.

Managing Project Portfolios, Programs, and Multiple Projects.


Organizing the Individual Project Office and Project Team.

Planning and Initiating Projects.

Project Team Planning and Project Start-Up.

Authorizing and Controlling the Work, Schedule, and Costs.

Project Interface Management.

Evaluating, Directing, and Closing Out the Project.

Appendix: Integrated Scope, Schedule, Resource, Financial, and Risk Management for Projects.



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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 5, 2003

    Crystal Clear Thinking

    The rapid development of technologies that enable superior program and project management has been accompanied by quality research on the impact of both the technologies and project management itself. Russ Archibald has successfully integrated the results of this research into a coherent platform for progress. The third edition is loaded with fresh new insights that reflect both the progress that has already been made and the crystal clear thinking we have come to expect from Russ Archibald. It is the most definitive formula available for success in high technology.

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