Project Management: A Managerial Approach / Edition 8

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Overview

Skydiving has its inherent risks. Even though a professional team, like the one depicted on the cover, can make skydiving seem perfectly choreographed; there are always uncertainties. Whether it's getting a skydiving team into the air or a new product off the ground, no project has ever been completed exactly as planned.

With Meredith and Mantel's Sixth Edition, you'll not only learn how to select, initiate, operate, and control all types of projects; you'll also learn how to manage risks and uncertainties. Written from a managerial perspective, the text equips you with the quantitative skills, knowledge of organizational issues, and insights into human behavior that you need to do project management effectively.

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A textbook for a course at the advanced undergraduate or graduate level in which scholars of operations management Meredith (Wake Forest U.) and Mantel (U. of Cincinnati) look at project management from the perspective of the larger discipline of management, rather than the more usual cookbook, treatise on special areas, or collection of loosely associated articles. The material should be suitable for classes on managing service, product, or engineering projects, and in this addition is augmented to include managing information system projects. It also extends the treatment of scheduling, earned value analysis, and risk management, and emphasizes more strongly the sources of conflict in projects. No dates are cited for earlier editions. The disks supply a trial version of project software. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470533024
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/23/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 589
  • Sales rank: 110,551
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jack Meredith is currently Professor of Management & Broyhill Distinguished Scholar & Chair in Operations at the Graduate School of Management at Wake Forest University.  Dr. Meredith's research has focused on the strategic and operational problems that managers face, particularly those concerning the management of advanced technology.  He received his BS and BSME at Oregon State University and his MBA and PhD at the University of California at Berkeley.  Dr. Meredith has written eight books on operations management, project management and management science, including "Project Management" and "Operations Management for MBAs." He serves as outgoing editor in chief of the Journal of Operations Management. He received the school's inaugural Cowan Research Prize in 2002, the Academy of Management's 2003 Distinguished OM Scholar Award, and was inducted into the Oregon State University Engineering Hall of Fame in 2004.

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Table of Contents


Ch. 1 Projects in Contemporary Organizations Ch. 2 Strategic Management and Project Selection Ch. 3 The Project Manager Ch. 4 Negotiation and the Management of Conflict Ch. 5 The Project in the Organizational Structure Ch. 6 Project Activity Planning Ch. 7 Budgeting and Cost Estimation Ch. 8 Scheduling Ch. 9 Resource Allocation Ch. 10 Monitoring and Information Systems Ch. 11 Project Control Ch. 12 Project Auditing Ch. 13 Project Termination Name Index Subject Index
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2009

    A very valuable resource for Project Managers.

    A very valuable resource for Project Managers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2006

    A book for practioners and students.

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2003

    Great Book for school & work!!!

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2002

    Reflection Tool, Not Practical Guide to Project Management

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2001

    Someone is getting rich from this book and it's not the PM or student.

    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.

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