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Project Management: A Systems Approach to Planning, Scheduling, and Controlling, 10th Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-27870-3
1120 pages
March 2009
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The landmark project management reference, now in a new edition

Now in a Tenth Edition, this industry-leading project management "bible" aligns its streamlined approach to the latest release of the Project Management Institute's Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMI®'s PMBOK® Guide), the new mandatory source of training for the Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certificat-ion Exam. This outstanding edition gives students and professionals a profound understanding of project management with insights from one of the best-known and respected authorities on the subject.

From the intricate framework of organizational behavior and structure that can determine project success to the planning, scheduling, and controlling processes vital to effective project management, the new edition thoroughly covers every key component of the subject. This Tenth Edition features:

  • New sections on scope changes, exiting a project, collective belief, and managing virtual teams
  • More than twenty-five case studies, including a new case on the Iridium Project covering all aspects of project management
  • 400 discussion questions
  • More than 125 multiple-choice questions

(PMI, PMBOK, PMP, and Project Management Professional are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.)

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Table of Contents

Preface xxi

1 OVERVIEW 1

2 PROJECT MANAGEMENT GROWTH: CONCEPTS AND DEFINITIONS 37

3 ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURES 91

4 ORGANIZING AND STAFFING THE PROJECT OFFICE AND TEAM 141

5 MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONS 191

6 MANAGEMENT OF YOUR TIME AND STRESS 285

7 CONFLICTS 295

8 SPECIAL TOPICS 319

9 THE VARIABLES FOR SUCCESS 365

10 WORKING WITH EXECUTIVES 383

11 PLANNING 411

12 NETWORK SCHEDULING TECHNIQUES 493

13 PROJECT GRAPHICS 555

14 PRICING AND ESTIMATING 571

15 COST CONTROL 629

16 TRADE-OFF ANALYSIS IN A PROJECT ENVIRONMENT 715

17 RISK MANAGEMENT 741

18 LEARNING CURVES 817

19 CONTRACT MANAGEMENT 839

20 QUALITY MANAGEMENT 873

21 MODERN DEVELOPMENTS PROJECT MANAGEMENT 927

22 THE BUSINESS OF SCOPE CHANGES 949

23 THE PROJECT OFFICE 955

24 MANAGING CRISIS PROJECTS 971

25 THE RISE, FALL, AND RESURRECTION OF IRIDIUM: A PROJECT MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVE 987

Appendix A. Solutions to the Project Management Conflict Exercise 1025

Appendix B. Solution to Leadership Exercise 1031

Appendix C. Dorale Products Case Studies 1037

Appendix D. Solution to the Dorale Products Case Studies Answers 1049

Appendix E. Crosslisting of PMBOK® to the Text 1055

Author Index 1061

Subject Index 1065

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Author Information

Harold Kerzner, Ph.D., is Senior Executive Director for Project, Program and Portfolio Management at International Institute of Learning, Inc. (IIL), a global learning solutions company that conducts training for leading corporations throughout the world.

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