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 bestselling project management text for students and professionals—now updated and expanded

This Eleventh Edition of the bestselling "bible" of project management maintains the streamlined approach of the prior editions and moves the content even closer to PMI's Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). New content has been added

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The bestselling project management text for students and professionals—now updated and expanded

This Eleventh Edition of the bestselling "bible" of project management maintains the streamlined approach of the prior editions and moves the content even closer to PMI's Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK). New content has been added to this edition on measuring project management ROI, value to the organization and to customers, and much more. The capstone "super" case on the "Iridium Project" has been maintained, covering all aspects of project management. Increased use of sidebars throughout the book helps further align it with the PMBOK and the Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Exam.

This new edition features significant expansion, including more than three dozen entirely new sections and updates on process supporting; types of project closure; project sponsorship; and culture, teamwork, and trust. This comprehensive guide to the principles and practices of project management:

  • Offers new sections on added value, business intelligence, project governance, and much more
  • Provides twenty-five case studies covering a variety of industries, almost all of which are real-world situations drawn from the author's practice
  • Includes 400 discussion questions and more than 125 multiple-choice questions
  • Serves as an excellent study guide for the PMP Certification Exam

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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118415856
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/04/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1296
Sales rank:
522,682
File size:
35 MB
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Meet the Author

HAROLD KERZNER, Ph.D., is Senior Executive Director for Project Management at the International Institute of Learning, Inc. (IIL), a global learning solutions company offering professional training and consulting services worldwide. Dr. Kerzner's profound effect on the project management industry inspired the IIL in partnership with PMI to establish the Kerzner International Project Manager of the Year Award, which is presented to a distinguished PMP or global equivalent each year.

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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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