Can the guru of project management stump you? Harold Kerzner has been a logic puzzle enthusiast for more than twenty years. In that time, he's found that not only do these brainteasers test his intellectual abilities, but they also improve his decision and problem-solving skills on the job. In this challenging new book, Kerzner's Project Management Logic Puzzles, Dr. Kerzner presents 100 logic problems specifically tailored to help project managers not only understand project management but exercise the skills they might use on a day-to-day basis. Included are such helpful features as a problem-solving framework, hints for solving the puzzles, and a complete set of solutions. Unlike other logic puzzle books, Kerzner's Project Management Logic Puzzles gives readers' minds a workout for solving tomorrow's project management problems with today's progressive thinking.
HAROLD KERZNER, PH.D., prominent instructor for the International Institute of Learning (IIL), is currently Professor of Systems Management at Baldwin-Wallace College in Ohio and President of Project Management Associates, a consulting and training firm that conducts seminars for leading U.S. and international corporations. He is the recipient of a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Illinois and has taught engineering at that institution and business administration at Utah State University, where he received the 1998 Distinguished Service Award. The Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Project Management Institute has honored Dr. Kerzner by instituting the Kerzner Award for Project Management Excellence.
Preface. How to Solve Logic Puzzles. 1. Reports and Reports. 2. Types of Contracts. 3. Redesigning a Component. 4. The Unfortunate Overruns. 5. Training People in the PMBOK Guide 2000. 6. Rewarding Project Team Members. 7. Understanding the Domain Areas. 8. The PMO Organizational Structure. 9. The Mysterious Network Diagram. 10. The Incomplete Status Report. 11. Project Failures. 12. The Training Programs. 13. Another Mysterious Network Diagram. 14. Yet Another Mysterious Network Diagram. 15. Congratulating the New PMPs. 16. Six Sigma Achievement Awards. 17. A Problem with Procurement. 18. Briefing the Project Team. 19. Who Sits in Each Office? 20. Once More! Who Sits in Each Office? 21. Quality Control Reporting. 22. The PMP(r) Testing Center. 23. Integration Management (PMBOK(r) Guide 2004). 24. Scope Management (PMBOK Guide 2004). 25. Time Management (PMBOK Guide 2004). 26. Cost Management (PMBOK Guide 2004). 27. Risk Management (PMBOK Guide 2004). 28. Procurement Management (PMBOK Guide 2004). 29. Human Resource Management (PMBOK Guide 2004). 30. Communications Management (PMBOK Guide 2004). 31. Quality Management (PMBOK Guide 2004). 32. The Project Team Meeting. 33. The PM Software Exhibitors' Booths. 34. Academic Challenge for the PMPs. 35. Attending the Safety Briefing. 36. Assigning Offices. 37. Positioning the Quality Awards. 38. Recognition for Safety Adherence. 39. The Company Briefcases. 40. Offices for the Project Sponsors. 41. The Environmental Testing Laboratories. 42. The Bidders' Conference. 43. The Train Ride to Work. 44. Customer Shipping. 45. The Luncheon Meeting. 46. Security Check-In. 47. Customer Representatives. 48. Executive Excellence. 49. Project Team Housing. 50. Flying to the Customer. 51. Teaching the Domain Areas of the PMBOK Guide. 52. Capacity Planning. 53. Life Cycle Phases. 54. Reporting Gifts Received. 55. Taking Vacation. 56. Meeting with the Customer. 57. Report Writing. 58. Bringing Home Gifts. 59. Positioning the Team. 60. The Coloring Problem. 61. Chewing Out the Project Managers. 62. Assigning the Machinists. 63. The Disastrous Critical Path. 64. The Executive Levels. 65. The Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM). 66. The Earned Value Measurement Report. 67. The Family-Owned Business. 68. The Drafting Projects. 69. Hiring a New PMP. 70. Working during Plant Closing. 71. The Quality Problem. 72. Business Cards. 73. The Textbook Auction. 74. The Project Party. 75. Recognizing the New Chapter Officers. 76. The Company Picnic. 77. Contributions to Profitability. 78. On-the-Job Training. 79. Quality Control Testing. 80. The PM Software Exhibitors' Booths. 81. Planning Meeting versus Slippages. 82. Customer Presentations. 83. Archiving the Project Data. 84. The Promotion Luncheon. 85. Military Decorations. 86. The Dinner Meeting. 87. Briefing the Team. 88. The Project Management Golf Outing. 89. The Train Ride to Work. 90. The Six Sigma Quality Awards. 91. Talking about Retirement. 92. Picture on the Cover. 93. Using the Company Cars. 94. Reporting Quality Defects. 95. Promotions. 96. Who Worked How Many Hours? 97. The Team Meeting Seating Arrangement. 98. Raising Money For Charity. 99. Longevity Awards. 100. Parking Spaces for Project Managers. Additional Clues. Solutions.