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The Portable MBA in Project Management

Eric Verzuh (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-471-44860-0
400 pages
July 2003
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The Portable MBA in Project Management covers the most pressing topics in project management and features all the leading thinkers in the field. While most project management books address only the techniques for managing individual projects, The Portable MBA in Project Management widens the scope to include insights for managing project-based organizations. In doing so, this comprehensive volume will help managers combine the power of individual project successes to drive the organization to new levels of productivity and customer responsiveness. Eric Verzuh, best selling author of The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management, brings together the leading lights of project management in this volume, including Robert G. Cooper, Randall Englund, Jack Meredith and Neil Whitten. In addition to his role as editor, Verzuh draws on his own expertise to address how and why project management is a strategic strength, how to integrate project management into your enterprise, and several other topics for which he is well-known. Together they effectively address the full spectrum of the issues in project management today.
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PART ONE. THE CASE FOR PROJECT MANAGEMENT.

Project Management Is a Strategic Strength (Eric Verzuh).

Leading the Change to a Project-Based Organization (Robert J. Graham and Randall L. Englund).

PART TWO. THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT DISCIPLINE.

Project Selection (Jack R. Meredith and Samuel J. Mantel, Jr.).

Building the Action Plan: Scheduling, Estimating, and Resource Allocation (Eric Verzuh).

Achieving Stakeholder Satisfaction through Project Control (Eric Verzuh).

Project Risk Management (Eric Verzuh).

Quality, Quality Management, and Project Management (Ned Hamson).

PART THREE. BUILDING A HIGH-PERFORMANCE PROJECT TEAM.

A Model for Building Teamwork (Elaine Biech).

Discipline: The Glue That Holds It All Together (Neal Whitten).

Virtual Team Critical Success Factors (Deborah L. Duarte and Nancy Tennant Snyder).

PART FOUR. MANAGING THE PROJECT-BASED ORGANIZATION.

Stage-GateTM New Product Development Processes: A Game Plan from Idea to Launch (Robert G. Cooper).

Enterprise Project Management: The Path to Maturity (Denis Couture).

Creating an Environment for Successful Project in Your Organization (Robert J. Graham and Randall L. Englund).

Integrating Projects Management into the Enterprise (Eric Verzuh).

Index.

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ERIC VERZUH, PMP, is President of the Versatile Company, a project management training and consulting firm based in Seattle, Washington. Versatile’s consulting practice focuses on helping firms establish consistent, practical methods for managing their projects. Its client list includes such large corporations as Adobe Systems, GE Capital, and Lockheed Martin, as well as government agencies and small businesses. Verzuh is a frequent keynote speaker at conferences on project management and is the author of The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management, also from Wiley.
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  • This book is part of the highly successful Portable MBA series. This specific book also answers a great need for a clear resource guide on project management.
  • With the success of The Fast Forward MBA in Project Management, Eric Verzuh has proven that he can give students all the advice and guidance they need to succeed at project management. He is a highly regarded consultant to major corporations.
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