The Portable MBA in Project Management / Edition 1

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"Unlike most project management books, which focus solely on the nuts and bolts of managing single projects, The Portable MBA in Project Management focuses on the strategy, organization, and processes at work in the three tiers of a successful project-driven organization–the project, the program, and the enterprise. By integrating many critical success factors in this comprehensive guide, Eric Verzuh brings a new vision to the art and science of project management."
–Chris Capossela, General Manager, Microsoft Project

"Verzuh delivers with impact once again. Like his first book, this one is a ‘must have’ for all professionals in project management. Everyone–from project managers to CEOs of project-based organizations–can’t help but be successful after reading and applying the principles established here. This is truly a significant contribution from a first-rate author."
–Ralph Kliem, author of The Project Manager’s Emergency Kit

"Eric Verzuh has produced another solid, readable book. In the tradition of good project management, he has gone ‘cross functional’ and added outside expertise to his own impressive knowledge. Project management is about much more than technical tools, and so this book also explains the proper business approaches to running a project-driven organization."
–Dr. Denis F. Cioffi, Director of the Project Management Program at The George Washington University
author of Managing Project Integration

A state-of-the-art education in project management from the leading thinkers in the field:

  • Elaine Biech, President and Managing Principal, Ebb Associates
  • Robert G. Cooper, President and cofounder, The Product Development Institute
  • Denis Couture, President and cofounder, PCI Group
  • Deborah L. Duarte, George Washington University
  • Randall Englund, Associate, Strategic Management Group
  • Robert J. Graham, Senior Associate, Strategic Management Group
  • Ned Hamson, strategic innovation consultant
  • Samuel J. Mantel Jr., Professor Emeritus, University of Cincinnati
  • Jack R. Meredith, Editor in Chief, Journal of Operations Management
  • Nancy Tennant Snyder, Vice President for Leadership and Strategic Competency Creation, Whirlpool Corporation
  • Eric Verzuh, President, The Versatile Company
  • Neal Whitten, President, Neal Whitten Group
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471268994
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/30/2003
  • Series: Portable MBA Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 456
  • Sales rank: 1,007,003
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

ERIC VERZUH, PMP, is President of the Versatile Company, a project management training and consulting firm based in Seattle, Washington. Versatile’s consulting practice focuses on helping firms establish consistent, practical methods for managing their projects. Its client list includes such large corporations as Adobe Systems, GE Capital, and Lockheed Martin, as well as government agencies and small businesses. Verzuh is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences on project management and is the author of The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management, also from Wiley.
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Table of Contents


Project Management Is a Strategic Strength (Eric Verzuh).

Leading the Change to a Project-Based Organization (Robert J. Graham and Randall L. Englund).


Project Selection (Jack R. Meredith and Samuel J. Mantel, Jr.).

Building the Action Plan: Scheduling, Estimating, and Resource Allocation (Eric Verzuh).

Achieving Stakeholder Satisfaction through Project Control (Eric Verzuh).

Project Risk Management (Eric Verzuh).

Quality, Quality Management, and Project Management (Ned Hamson).


A Model for Building Teamwork (Elaine Biech).

Discipline: The Glue That Holds It All Together (Neal Whitten).

Virtual Team Critical Success Factors (Deborah L. Duarte and Nancy Tennant Snyder).


Stage-GateTM New Product Development Processes: A Game Plan from Idea to Launch (Robert G. Cooper).

Enterprise Project Management: The Path to Maturity (Denis Couture).

Creating an Environment for Successful Project in Your Organization (Robert J. Graham and Randall L. Englund).

Integrating Projects Management into the Enterprise (Eric Verzuh).


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