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The fourth edition of SUCCESSFUL PROJECT MANAGEMENT covers everything you need to know about working successfully in a project environment, including how to organize and manage effective project teams. Communication is also emphasized, with a focus on how to document and communicate project developments, both within and outside of the team. In-depth coverage of planning, scheduling and cost management is also provided. The authors' goal is to provide many cases that are fun and elicit interesting debates, and this edition includes new end-of-chapter cases. In addition, all new up-to-date Real World Project Management vignettes are included at the beginning and within each chapter, giving you a taste of how project management is practically applied in the workplace. Key points of each chapter are highlighted in Critical Success Factor boxes, providing an overview of the main ideas covered within the chapter. End-of-chapter materials contain questions and Internet exercises that allow you to apply the concepts covered in the chapter. Sprinkled throughout each chapter are boxed questions designed to test your comprehension of key concepts. A trial version of Microsoft Office Project 2007 is included for student use on class projects.
PART ONE. THE LIFE OF THE PROJECT. 1. Project Management Concepts. 2. Needs Identification. 3. Proposed Solutions. 4. The Project. PART TWO. PROJECT PLANNING AND CONTROL. 5. Planning. 6. Scheduling. 7. Schedule Control. 8. Resource Considerations. 9. Cost Planning and Performance. PART THREE. PEOPLE: THE KEY TO PROJECT SUCCESS. 10. The Project Manager. 11. The Project Team. 12. Project Communication and Documentation. 13. Types of Project Organizations. APPENDICES. A. Project Management Software. B. Project Management Organizations. C. Project Management Websites. D. Abbreviations.
Posted December 5, 2009
Very good book, very useful and easy to understand. The only thing I didn't like about it is the glossary terms in the chapter are not listed at the end of the chapter. However, they are highlighted within the chapter and in the glossary section in the back of the book. Also the CD-Rom is only a trial and you will need to learn and play around with it. It helps make project management much easier to understand if you never knew anything about it before.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.