Skillful project management is the key to the successful completion of a project within budget and on schedule. Harold Kerzner's book is the key to skillful project management. Kerzner covers everything imaginable, including case studies and problem sets designed to provide the student or avid reader with a measure of virtual experience not otherwise available to those new to the game.
The author is a well-known expert on project management, with seven previous editions under his belt, as well as other publications. His book addresses not only to students who wish to understand and improve their project management skills but also to those functional managers and upper-level executives who must provide continuous support to all projects. In other words, the book is designed for undergraduate and graduate courses in both business and engineering. Kerzner covers this subject in great depth, from organizational behavior and structure to the quantitative aspects of project management to tradeoffs in time, cost and performance. He also covers such topics as risk management, learning curves, quality management, and contracts and procurement.
This book is an absolute must-have for anyone involved in project management. It is both an excellent desk reference and an outstanding learning tool for both students and professionals who want to improve their skills. John Vacca
John Vacca, the former computer security official (CSO) for NASA's space station program (Freedom), has written 38 books about advanced storage, computer security, and aerospace technology.