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Effective Project Management: Traditional, Agile, Extreme, Hybrid, 8th Edition




Effective Project Management: Traditional, Agile, Extreme, Hybrid, 8th Edition

Robert K. Wysocki

ISBN: 978-1-119-56273-3 April 2019 656 Pages



The popular guide to the project management body of knowledge, now fully updated

Now in its eighth edition, this comprehensive guide to project management has long been considered the standard for both professionals and academics, with nearly 40,000 copies sold in the last three editions! Well-known expert Robert Wysocki has added four chapters of new content based on instructor feedback, enhancing the coverage of best-of-breed methods and tools for ensuring project management success.

With enriched case studies, accompanying exercises and solutions on the companion website, and PowerPoint slides for all figures and tables, the book is ideal for instructors and students as well as active project managers.

  • Serves as a comprehensive guide to project management for both educators and project management professionals
  • Updated to cover the new PMBOK® Sixth Edition 
  • Examines traditional, agile, and extreme project management techniques; the Enterprise Project Management Model; and Kanban and Scrumban methodologies
  • Includes a companion website with exercises and solutions and well as PowerPoint slides for all the figures and tables used
  • Written by well-known project management expert Robert Wysocki

Effective Project Management, Eighth Edition remains the comprehensive resource for project management practitioners, instructors, and students.

(PMBOK is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.) 

Preface xxxiii

Introduction xxxvii

Part I Understanding the Project Management Landscape 1

Chapter 1 What Is a Project? 3

Chapter 2 What Is Project Management? 23

Chapter 3 What Is Strategic Project Management? 63

Chapter 4 What Is a Collaborative Project Team? 91

Chapter 5 What Are Project Management Process Groups? 115

Part II Traditional Project Management 151

Chapter 6 How to Scope a TPM Project 153

Chapter 7 How to Plan a TPM Project 191

Chapter 8 How to Launch a TPM Project 263

Chapter 9 How to Execute a TPM Project 313

Chapter 10 How to Close a TPM Project 343

Part III Complex Project Management 353

Chapter 11 Complexity and Uncertainty in the Project Landscape 355

Chapter 12 Agile Complex Project Management Models 381

Chapter 13 Extreme Complex Project Management Models 393

Chapter 14 Hybrid Project Management Framework 405

Chapter 15 Comparing TPM and CPM Models 453

Appendix A Terms and Acronyms 537

Appendix B Case Study: Workforce and Business Development Center 543

Appendix C Case Study: Pizza Delivered Quickly ( PDQ ) 557

Appendix D Cited References 561

Appendix E What’s on the Website? 565