Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling

Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling

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by Harold R. Kerzner
     
 

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The landmark project management reference, now in a new edition

Now in a Tenth Edition, this industry-leading project management "bible" aligns its streamlined approach to the latest release of the Project Management Institute's Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMI's PMBOK® Guide), the new mandatory source of training for the Project Management

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The landmark project management reference, now in a new edition

Now in a Tenth Edition, this industry-leading project management "bible" aligns its streamlined approach to the latest release of the Project Management Institute's Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMI's PMBOK® Guide), the new mandatory source of training for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certificat-ion Exam. This outstanding edition gives students and professionals a profound understanding of project management with insights from one of the best-known and respected authorities on the subject.

From the intricate framework of organizational behavior and structure that can determine project success to the planning, scheduling, and controlling processes vital to effective project management, the new edition thoroughly covers every key component of the subject. This Tenth Edition features:

  • New sections on scope changes, exiting a project, collective belief, and managing virtual teams

  • More than twenty-five case studies, including a new case on the Iridium Project covering all aspects of project management

  • 400 discussion questions

  • More than 125 multiple-choice questions

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Editorial Reviews

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The Barnes & Noble Review
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.

Booknews
This text for undergraduate and graduate courses in business and engineering covers basic principles and concepts of project management in depth, with 46 case studies and many sample problems across a range of industries. The structure of the text reflects the importance of behavioral rather than quantitative aspects of project management. Early chapters present core topics and deal with support functions and executive involvement. Later chapters look at quantitative issues such as planning and cost control, and cover more advanced topics such as managing cultural differences, quality management, concurrent engineering, and contracts and procurement. Kerzner teaches systems management at Baldwin-Wallace College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"...overall a good book..." (CVu, Dec 03)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470503836
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/03/2009
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1120
File size:
14 MB
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Meet the Author

Harold Kerzner, Ph.D., is Senior Executive Director for Project, Program and Portfolio Management at International Institute of Learning, Inc. (IIL), a global learning solutions company that conducts training for leading corporations throughout the world.

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Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
DuaineMo More than 1 year ago
This book is exceptionally well written and is a must on any shelf. Should be a fundamental piece of your library to build a solid foundation of project management knowledge.
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