Project Management for Engineering, Business and Technology (5th New edition)

Project Management for Engineering, Business and Technology (5th New edition)

By: Herman Steyn (author), John M. Nicholas (author)Paperback

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Project Management for Engineering, Business and Technology, 5th edition, addresses project management across all industries. First covering the essential background, from origins and philosophy to methodology, the bulk of the book is dedicated to concepts and techniques for practical application. Coverage includes project initiation and proposals, scope and task definition, scheduling, budgeting, risk analysis, control, project selection and portfolio management, program management, project organization, and all-important "people" aspects-project leadership, team building, conflict resolution and stress management. The Systems Development Cycle is used as a framework to discuss project management in a variety of situations, making this the go-to book for managing virtually any kind of project, program or task force. The authors focus on the ultimate purpose of project management-to unify and integrate the interests, resources and work efforts of many stakeholders, as well as the planning, scheduling, and budgeting needed to accomplish overall project goals. This new edition features: Updates throughout to cover the latest developments in project management methodologies New examples and 18 new case studies throughout to help students develop their understanding and put principles into practice A new chapter on agile project management and lean Expanded coverage of program management, stakeholder engagement, buffer management, and managing virtual teams and cultural differences in international projects Alignment with PMBOK terms and definitions for ease of use alongside PMI certifications Cross-reference to IPMA, APM, and PRINCE2 methodologies Extensive instructor support materials, including an Instructor's Manual, PowerPoint slides, answers to chapter review questions, problems and cases, and a test bank of questions. Taking a technical yet accessible approach, Project Management for Business, Engineering and Technology, 5th edition, is an ideal resource and reference for all advanced undergraduate and graduate students in project management courses as well as for practicing project managers across all industry sectors.

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Project Management for Business, Engineering and Technology, 5th edition answers a need for improved project management across all industries. First covering the essential background, from origins and philosophy to methodology, the main bulk of the book is dedicated to the concepts and techniques of practical application, including project initiation and proposals, scope and task definition, scheduling, budgeting, risk analysis, control, project organization and all-important "people" aspects-project leadership, team building, conflict resolution and stress management. The Systems Development Cycle is used as a framework to discuss project management in a variety of situations, making this the go-to book for managing virtually any kind of project, program or task force. Focusing on projects as goal oriented systems of interrelated components functioning in a larger environment, the book targets the ultimate purpose of project management-to unify and integrate the interests, resources and work efforts of many stakeholders, as well as schedules, budgets, and plans, to accomplish the overall project goal. This new edition features: Updates throughout to cover the latest developments in project management methodologies New case studies throughout to help students develop their understanding and put principles into practice New coverage of lean project management and agile project management Alignment with PMBOK terms and definitions for ease of use alongside PMI qualifications Extensive instructor support materials, including PowerPoint slides, exam questions and answers, case studies and links to further reading With most competing project management texts focusing on generic, corporate, business projects, this book includes more case studies, examples and background on engineering and technology projects to put project management into context for subject specialists in these areas and better prepare business students looking to forge management careers in technical industries. Covering business, engineering and technology, and taking a technical yet accessible approach, Project Management for Business, Engineering and Technology, 5th edition is an ideal resource and reference for all advanced undergraduate and graduate students on project management courses and for practicing project managers across all industry sectors.

Contents

Introduction Part I: Philosophy and Concepts 1. What is Project Management? 2. Systems Approach Part II: Project Life Cycle 3. Project Life Cycle and Project Conception 4. Project Definition and System Definition Part III: Systems and Procedures for Planning and Control 5. Basic Project Planning Techniques 6. Project Schedule Planning and Networks 7. Advanced Project Network Analysis and Scheduling 8. Cost Estimating and Budgeting 9. Project Quality Management 10. Project Risk Management 11. Project Execution, Monitoring, and Control 12. Project Evaluation, Communication, Implementation, and Closeout 13. Agile Project Management and Lean Part IV: Organization Behavior 14. Project Organization Structure and Integration 15. Project Roles and Stakeholders 16. Managing Participation, Teamwork, and Conflict Part V: Project Management in the Corporate Context 17. Meta-Management of Projects and Program Management 18. Project Selection and Portfolio Management 19. International Project Management

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781138937345
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 698
  • ID: 9781138937345
  • weight: 1340
  • ISBN10: 1138937347
  • edition: 5th New edition

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