Project Management: A Managerial Approach / Edition 5

Project Management: A Managerial Approach / Edition 5

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by Jack R. Meredith, Samuel J. Mantel Jr.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0471073237

ISBN-13: 9780471073239

Pub. Date: 12/06/2002

Publisher: Wiley

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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471073239
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/06/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
704
Product dimensions:
7.56(w) x 9.44(h) x 0.14(d)

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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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Project Management: A Managerial Approach 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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A very valuable resource for Project Managers.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.