Project Management: A Managerial Approach / Edition 8by Jack R. Meredith, Samuel J. Mantel Jr.
Pub. Date: 08/23/2011
Meredith's newest edition of Project Management focuses on all facets of the steps needed to successfully manage a project - from planning and resources to budgeting and more. An important goal is to appeal to help those preparing to take the PMBOK certification exams of the Project Management Institute. Revisions for the 8th Edition include a more/i>
Meredith's newest edition of Project Management focuses on all facets of the steps needed to successfully manage a project - from planning and resources to budgeting and more. An important goal is to appeal to help those preparing to take the PMBOK certification exams of the Project Management Institute. Revisions for the 8th Edition include a more consistent writing style throughout, content updates in some chapters, additional examples of some concepts to make them easier to grasp, and improved visual elements to make the textbook and online resources easier to understand and navigate.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Projects in Contemporary Organizations 1
Chapter 2 Strategic Management and Project Selection 41
Chapter 3 The Project Manager 101
Chapter 4 Managing Conflict and the Art of Negotiation 145
Chapter 5 The Project in the Organizational Structure 175
Chapter 6 Project Activity and Risk Planning 221
Chapter 7 Budgeting : Estimating Costs and Risks 285
Chapter 8 Scheduling 335
Chapter 9 Resource Allocation 387
Chapter 10 Monitoring and Information Systems 437
Chapter 11 Project Control 475
Chapter 12 Project Auditing 521
Chapter 13 Project Termination 551
Photo and Copyright Credits 575
Name Index 577
Subject Index 582
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A very valuable resource for Project Managers.
I paid £32 for the book (in York, England) which came with a CD on M/S project and a CD for Crystal Ball. I feel that the content reflects the project management issues in the type of work I do which is housing development. As a project management practioner for 25 years and having obtained a Doctorate in the subject, I find this book to be both informative and stimulating.
I bought this book at the George Washington University's Bookstore and it was worth every penny. The book included the MS Project CD, which I found very helpful and easy to learn. The book was used in my Project Management class and I found that it was very interesting to read. It has case studies for each chapter and it referred to current events, which made it easier to understand and relate to. I plan to use the book at work now that I have completed the class. By far the best text book I ever had.
Jack R. Meredith and Samuel J. Mantel, Jr. have written an academic reference book about project management that is at times dry, theoretical, and boring to read. However, their book is at other times a good, interesting reflection tool for an experienced project manager. A green project manager will often have difficulty to relate the content of the book to his/her new practice. Based on my own experience, there is ultimately no better learning school than getting his/her hands ¿dirty¿ in the field under the supervision of an experienced project manager to learn the ropes of the job.
If you are studying project management to earn credit hours and never intend to utilize real life skills - you will appreciate this book. I have been in the field of Project Management for more than 10 years. Some of this writing is exceptionally dry and is not applicable to real world situations. If you are looking for a book to clearly define scenarios or the type of project management you will likely see in Corporate America - I don't recommend this book. It is a very expensive textbook. I wish I could return it and receive my $101 back! The book is all theory. This is not a desk reference or a reliable source of real world materials. While theories and charts support abstract theories - they do little else for developing executable ideas. The complexity should be in the project - not in the theory that is supposed to support project execution.